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Meet the Team

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Marcy Simoni, MPH

Marcy Simoni is the Program Director for the MGH Center for TeleHealth and is responsible for its business operations and program implementations. Marcy previously worked as a healthcare consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers where she advised healthcare systems and government organizations on operational performance improvement, business transformation, and digital health strategies. In addition to her professional experience, Marcy obtained a Master’s of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is passionate about using telehealth and innovation to improve patient care and achieve the goals of population health management.

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Michael Carter

Michael Carter is the Enterprise Manager for Media and Telemedicine Systems at Partners HealthCare System. As a senior leader within the Information Systems department, Mike oversees the development and maintenance of solutions being used in Partners’ hospitals including Brigham and Women's and MGH. Mike oversees the Partners Collaborative Media team, which is the delivery arm behind the development and integration of Telehealth systems within the organizations core systems such as the electronic medical record, billing, and patient portal.

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Denise Curran, MHA

Denise Curran is the Episodic Care Program Director for the MGH Center for TeleHealth responsible for identifying physician-to-physician TeleHealth expansion opportunities in collaboration with MGH’s Network Development team. Building upon existing infrastructure, Denise looks forward to developing scalable program growth. Prior to joining the TeleHealth team, Denise worked as a program leader in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, physician practices and system contracting networks. Denise is eager to utilize telehealth technology to expand access to MGH’s specialty clinical expertise.

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Benjamin Meller

Benjamin Meller is the Program Manager of Technology Operations for the MGH Center for TeleHealth.  Benji is responsible for managing the telemedicine technologies used at MGH and ensuring they fit within the hospital’s existing clinical workflows.  Benji has an academic background in clinical psychology and spent five years in various research and administrative positions in the Department of Psychiatry before joining the TeleHealth team.  He has always been a technology enthusiast and thoroughly enjoys integrating cutting-edge technologies with real-world clinical practice.

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Juan Estrada

Juan Estrada is a Senior Advisor for the MGH Center for TeleHealth Episodic Care Program and Program Director for MGH TeleNeurology. He advises on the design and execution of community hospital oriented programs, and leads the development of internal software applications for MGH TeleHealth. He is interested in saving lives and transforming healthcare through innovative technologies and business models. Juan holds advanced degrees in Bioengineering and Telemedicine as well as in Healthcare Business Administration.

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Lauren M. Lawrence, M.Ed

Lauren M. Lawrence is a TeleHealth Senior Project Manager who is responsible for implementing and managing the Virtual Consult and Virtual Visit programs. Lauren obtained both her BA and M.Ed from DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to joining the MGH TeleHealth Department, Lauren was a teacher in the Chicago Public School system and spent 8 years managing large-scale programs and marketing platforms in the media industry.

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Jaclyn Leddy, MBA

Jaclyn Leddy is the Senior Program Coordinator for the MGH Center for TeleHealth.  She is responsible for implementing and managing Virtual Visit programs and coordinating billing and reimbursement efforts across the programs.  Prior to joining MGH, Jaclyn worked at Boston Children’s Hospital as an administrative associate.  Jaclyn holds a MBA with a healthcare concentration from Suffolk University.

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Michael Sullivan

Mike Sullivan is the MGH Center for TeleHealth Engineer, providing technical support for Virtual Visits and Virtual Consults.  Prior to joining MGH TeleHealth, Mike supported the North Shore Medical Center as a member of their Help Desk. Mike also spent 20 years in Radio Broadcasting as a Producer, Studio Engineer, IT Tech and On-Air Talent.

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Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller is the Senior Financial Analyst for MGPO Budget and Financial Planning who is responsible for the financial management and analysis, report and database development, and budget preparation for the MGPO/MGH Center for TeleHealth. His professional experience includes service as Budget Analyst for the Tufts University Finance Division and Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee, respectively. Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Providence College.

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Kaitlin Bilodeau

Kaitlin Bilodeau is a Patient Services Coordinator for the MGH Center for TeleHealth. She is responsible for the patient registration process as well as assisting with troubleshooting and administrative support for TeleHealth patients and providers. Prior to joining the TeleHealth team, Kaitlin spent several years working with the bone marrow transplant program at MGH, first as an Operations Associate, then as the Donor Coordinator managing bone marrow and stem cell collections for unrelated donors at MGH.

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Deborah A. Ritorze, MBA

Deborah Ritorze is the Staff Assistant for the MGH Center for TeleHealth. Prior to joining MGH, Debbie worked in the healthcare insurance space for over twenty years specializing in Account Management in the commercial and government program sectors. She earned her Masters in Business Administration degree from Boston University.

Executive Leadership

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Lee Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Dr. Lee Schwamm is the Medical Director for the MGH Center for TeleHealth and Director of the Partners TeleStroke Center, a network which currently provides acute stroke consultation services to over 30 rural and community hospitals in Massachusetts and Northern New England. Dr. Schwamm also serves as a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, and as the Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schwamm is a recognized leader in the field on the acute stroke treatment, stroke advocacy, and in the use of telemedicine and other TeleHealth strategies to improve the quality of stroke care.