Our Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

So You Can Too

Shasta Networks is proud to introduce you to our Advisory Board.

Meet board members Chris Cotteleer, Jeff Gunther, and Dennis Deapen.

What We’re Made Of

Since our founding in 2000 as an IT consultancy – followed closely by our co-development of the healthcare industry’s first open-source interface engine, and then the industry’s first integration appliance and managed integration services – we’ve always had your best interest at heart. Yes, yours. That’s because we understand the full power and potential of connectivity in your healthcare enterprise, and we are committed to meeting the interfacing needs of every business in the care continuum. 

Just as HIT integration is our passion, service is our calling. We develop meaningful, long-lasting relationships with our customers. From the beginning, it’s been in our DNA to listen closely and actively, and to provide solutions built from best practices and top industry standards. As a result, our consistent growth has been fueled by referrals and word-of-mouth praise from those we serve, and even other vendors we work with.

Meet Our Advisory Board

Board members use their expertise in current events and technology to help make the best decisions for our company.

Mr. Cotteleer is an experienced business strategist.

He has a proven record for increasing profitability by identifying competitive advantages and controlling expenses without compromising the integrity of services. He is known for creating technology solutions that achieve corporate goals.  He has experience in corporate growth, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). 

Colleagues and senior executives across industries recognize him for his team building and collaboration skills that maximize productivity from corporate resources.

As Chief Information Officer of Prism Vision Group, Mr. Cotteleer designed and implemented strategies for technology, talent, and cost management that enabled the company to triple its revenue and margin while simultaneously improving the quality of care for over eight million patients. 

He has also served as a Partner and Director in Operations and Technology consulting firms, specializing in restructuring and transformation. He is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Visual and Data Informatics, the nation’s largest National Science Foundation Center of Excellence, focused on the commercial application of advanced analytics and machine learning.  

Mr. Cotteleer has a Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science, and Communication Education from Northern Illinois University.

Mr. Gunther is a technology innovator. 

He is the founder of Metaform, an invention studio that discovers, develops, and delivers impactful innovations to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and other partners. An avid independent inventor, he leads a team responsible for developing, and licensing technologies foundational to hardware and software products. 

Before founding Metaform, Mr. Gunther was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Premier, a healthcare performance improvement alliance of more than 44K US hospitals and 225K alternate sites. He led technology and business teams focused on integrating data and analytics to deliver evidence-based insights at the point of care while reducing costs.

Mr. Gunther also founded Meddius, a technology startup dedicated to creating a secure and cost-effective way to share healthcare information. Meddius technology was deployed to hundreds of hospitals across the United States, making it the most distributed clinical integration network in healthcare. 

Mr. Gunther has a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.

Dr. Deapen is a population health expert.

He is a cancer epidemiologist focused on public health surveillance and etiologic research.  As Professor of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, he was Director of the Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program, the population-based cancer registry of over 10 million residents.

Dr. Deapen has been conducting research in the etiology, prevention, and survivorship of cancer for over 47 years. His primary interests include studying cancer among immigrants, children and young adults as well as developing new methodologies for cancer surveillance and research.

He has written and contributed to over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications and served in leadership positions with national, international, and governmental public health organizations.  He dedicated to automating and integrating data collection for cancer surveillance systems in California and throughout the US.

Dr. Deapen has a Doctor of Public Health from UCLA and a Master of Public Health from Loma Linda University.

“Shasta Networks brings great value, support and expertise to our company. When we need an interface built, Shasta develops exactly what we need, quickly. I am constantly reminded of the value they bring us when I consider the costs we would incur if we had to supply the resources to manage this ourselves.”

— Jeremy Martin, Vice President, Data Acquisition, SCP Health (Physician Staffing)

“Shasta Networks has provided us with a very cost-effective, full-service solution that allows us to meet the requests of our customers to have test results passed to them electronically. Overall, the solution has been instrumental in enabling us to compete with larger providers.”

— Melissa Sittason, System Manager, Pathology Associates (Laboratory)

“Jacek and his team at Shasta Networks have been incredible to work with. John and Matt were remarkably helpful in channel development standardization to fit some server logistic changes within our environment on a tight timeline. The team was incredibly responsive and professional, often making suggestions outside the scope of our plan to ensure that we accounted for future changes. All work was well documented and delivered as requested.”

— Tony Sciarini, Interface Engineer, MedQuest Associates (Imaging Centers)

“Our staff cannot improve residents’ quality of life by filling out spreadsheets, so automation was the clear answer. With the administrative labor savings, we will achieve full return on our investment with Shasta Networks in a few months – but the ability to keep staff focused on projects that enhance outcomes and experiences, that’s where the real value comes in.”

— Aaron Fields, Chief Information Officer, St. Ann’s Community (Long-Term Care)

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“Shasta Networks can fix what others can’t. Every person we’ve worked with has amazing skills and is very transparent. They are true collaborators and bring potential issues to us well in advance along with viable solutions.”

— Bryan Harper, ITS Director/CISO, Northern Inyo Healthcare District (Hospitals & Clinics)