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Stanley Goldstein - Senior strategic advisor

Stan is President and CEO of Patient Engagement Systems. His passion has been to develop new and innovative models for improving the delivery of health care services and the lives of individuals with chronic or other conditions. Prior to joining Patient Engagement Systems, Stan was an advisor to early stage health care companies and was involved in the initial development of both Sleep HealthCenters and Isis Parenting. Stan also was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Rehabilitation Centers (PRC).a developer of specialized neuro-rehabilitation centers in Missouri, Florida, and Illinois. The company was sold to Res-Care (rscr) in 1997.

Stan has served as an advisor to and director of the Telluride Group, Inc., (sold to MindShift in 2003) and as an advisor to, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Tufts Medical Center; a past President of the Board of Directors of the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center; and a former board member of the Jewish Community Day School. He received a B.S in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Health Care Management from Boston University.


Benjamin Littenberg, MD - Chief executive Officer

Dr. Littenberg is the Henry and Carleen Tufo Professor of Medicine, Professor of Nursing, and Director of General Internal Medicine at the University of Vermont. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and trained in internal medicine at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University before becoming Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth. Following an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, he assumed his present position in 1999.

Dr. Littenberg practices and teaches General Internal Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. His research interests center on technology assessment and quality improvement. Recent projects include new ways to measure quality of care in cancer, novel strategies for reporting test results to patients, better approaches to antibiotics in sinusitis, safety improvements in outpatient prescriptions, and strategies to address health literacy.

In Vermont, Dr. Littenberg has been active on the Board of the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care. He has developed statewide registry-based approaches to quality and safety improvement with the Vermont Breast Cancer Surveillance System and as Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded research grant for the Vermont Diabetes Patient Engagement System from which Patient Engagement Systems® evolved.



Mr. Lease is a Senior Information Technology professional with more than 28 years of experience in diverse environments, including healthcare, defense, and academia. For the last 15 years his focus has been in the area of bioinformatics and health care solutions.

Development of large, complex systems for commercial markets and internal customers are Mr. Lease's specialty. Areas of development have included domain modeling, user interface and database interface code. Management experience includes team lead, project manager, software development department manager and second level systems engineering management.

Mr. Lease was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, with a focus on Computer Science, from Bucknell University in 1984, and he has taught programming at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Mr. Lease also currently serves as Chief Privacy Officer.


Charles D. MacLean, MD - Senior Medical Advisor

Dr. MacLean is Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont and Director of Research for the Vermont Area Health Education Centers. He studied Medicine at McGill University in Quebec and trained in Internal Medicine at the Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center and the University of Rochester. After serving as Chief Resident at Rochester, he joined the faculty at Vermont, where he practices General Internal Medicine, teaches, and does research on using information systems to improve care. He also completed a faculty development fellowship through the University of North Carolina.

Dr. MacLean has been the Principal Investigator of several grants to study improvements in diabetes care. He is the Project Director of the Vermont Diabetes Patient Engagement System and the originator of its forerunner system. He is a consultant to the Vermont Department of Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care.












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