Harvey A. Nix, Chief Executive Officer, Board Chairman and Founder
Harvey Nix has more than 20 years of sales and management experience within the healthcare, industrial and financial industries. In 2007, Nix founded Proventix to develop and produce an automated communication system to monitor and report hand hygiene compliance events, reinforce change at the point of behavior, and create opportunities for multiple efficiencies within a healthcare facility. From 2003 to 2007, Nix served as Director of Payor Initiatives for MedMined, Inc., a company that uses data mining surveillance of clinically meaningful patterns in complex data sets to efficiently focus on emerging trends in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and multiple drug-resistant organisms. Nix was MedMined’s seventh employee and was instrumental in the company’s rapid growth. While at MedMined, he was responsible for developing the first Payor/Hospital Alliance model to combat HAIs. MedMined sold in 2006 to Cardinal Health, now CareFusion, for more than $100 million. Prior to joining MedMined, Nix served in various sales and marketing positions within the healthcare and financial services industries. Attending Texas Tech University, Nix majored in finance.
When not working to make hospitals safer, Harvey can be found applying his process improvement techniques to everything from teaching kids his perfected method to ride a bike without training wheels to coaching both of his sons’ football teams while his daughter cheers on the sideline. Personally, he loves anything with wheels-whether automobile, motorcycle or bicycle. Harvey, along with his wife and three kids, enjoys family bike rides either by bicycle or motorcycle and can be found anywhere from a local state park to the other side of the country.
Louie Henry, Vice President, Board Member and Founder
Louie Henry has been with Proventix since the company’s inception in 2007. Prior to co-founding Proventix, he served for more than 12 years in senior sales and marketing positions in the healthcare and technology industries. Louie has extensive experience selling solutions to payors and large hospital networks. He served as Healthcare Leader of Adaptis from 2004 until 2006 and as regional director for Computer Sciences Corporation from 1998 until 2004. From 1982 to 1998, Louie held senior management and commercial lending positions in the banking industry. Louie received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Samford University.
Louie applies the same enthusiasm to coaching his son’s junior high basketball team as he does to pursuing clients for Proventix. He’s so willing to go the extra mile for something in which he believes that he’ll even get thrown out of a game to make his point to an unsympathetic referee. Interests include spending time with his wife and two children, dusty Civil War books, and playing a round of 18 holes.
Greg Neil, Vice President, Sales
Greg Neil has spent the last 24 years in the healthcare industry leading sales organizations. After graduating from Auburn University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in economics, Greg spent the first 10 years working for health plans such as MAMSI, Complete Health, PCA Health Plans and Foundation Health. His expertise was opening new markets in Baltimore, Atlanta, and the Tampa/Ft. Myers area. As Market Director at Foundation Health in Tampa/Ft. Myers area, Greg was the first employee and was responsible for all aspects of the expansion including provider development, customer service, and sales in a crowded market of 18 competitors.
Most recently Greg applied his sales and leadership skills to companies applying technology to solve complex business problems in both the Payer and Hospital Market. He was area vice president for Ingenix which is the leading technology solution provider to health plans across the country, and spent five years with Cardinal Health-MedMined Services helping hospitals reduce the human and economic loss associated with healthcare-associated infections and played an integral part in MedMined being acquired in July 2006.
Greg currently serves on the Board of Directors for the TUM TUM Tree Foundation and is passionate about investing time and efforts to help children. Greg is also a member of the Auburn University ISMN Advisory Board in the school of business. Greg is married to Kellie Neil and has two children Caitlin and Leo and they currently live in historic Forest Park in Birmingham, Ala.
David Sellers, Vice President, Clinical Research
David Sellers is a nurse with over 23 years of experience as a caregiver and team leader. David began his career in 1988 as a public health advisor with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performing outbreak investigation, contact elicitation, and HIV pre- and post-test counseling in Southern Florida. In 2001, he accepted an infection preventionist position and was responsible for infection prevention duties in a 300-bed facility. His role expanded when he became the Environment of Care Director managing five departments and maintaining oversight for all environment of care issues for the facility. When David left the hospital in 2004 to join MedMined services, he was a vice president managing a 140 member multi-disciplinary team spanning 13 clinical and ancillary departments. In this role, he oversaw infection control, employee health, worker’s compensation, biomedical services, cardiopulmonary, EEG, EKG, vascular lab, hospice, grounds, security, environmental services, environment of care, and others. Upon joining MedMined services, David managed the Alabama Hospital Quality Initiative (AHQI), acted as payer liaison, and provided training and daily customer support for system users in over 40 Alabama hospitals. David assumed a vice president of clinical services position where he directed a 30 member multi-disciplinary team to deliver customer support to over 1,800 client users in 270 hospitals in 28 states, and in doing so, worked with his team to develop an industry leading service and support delivery model. He was later promoted to Vice President of Clinical Operations where he led clinical operations, IT Implementations, and IT operations teams providing service and support to over 340 healthcare facilities. David joined the Proventix team in April 2011.
David is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys fly fishing, backcountry camping and working in his Japanese garden. He pairs his love of the outdoors with his love of photography, drawing and painting. David has won two Alabama State Duck stamp competitions, designing the state migratory waterfowl stamp and has completed numerous commissioned works for individuals and organizations. His greatest work of art, however, is his daughter Tristen, who is quickly becoming an experienced angler and artist in her own right.
Ryan Bevis, Principal Software Engineer
Ryan Bevis joined the Proventix team in February of 2011 after four years of application development at Carefusion. He holds a Bachelor of Science in both computer science and mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College and a Master of Science in computer and information sciences from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
When not developing some of Proventix’s latest technologies, Ryan loves spending time with his family and being outdoors, whether it is grilling on the back deck, playing soccer, or hitting the links for a round of 18.
Adam Blair, CPA Controller
Adam Blair has been controller of Proventix since 2009. Prior to that, Blair served as controller for MedMined. He oversaw all aspects of the accounting and finance functions during the company’s rapid growth. He also directed the due diligence and transition processes when Cardinal Health purchased MedMined in 2006. Prior to MedMined, Blair was with Ernst and Young from 2001 to 2004. Blair is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds master’s degrees in both Accountancy and Business Administration from Samford University.
Adam does not fit the typical mold of an accountant. While his work at Proventix involves balance sheets and pro formas, he and his father also run a furniture store, specializing in baby furniture. This is convenient since Adam and his wife had their second son last year. Whether at Smith Lake for a weekend or in Hawaii on a vacation, Adam loves to spend his free time on the water.
Felicia Boyd, Director of Clinical Support
Felicia Boyd joined the Proventix team in October 2011 as the Initiative Support Manager for the first state-wide hand hygiene initiative. She is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the healthcare industry since 1994. Working in and around hospitals has allowed Felicia to recognize the importance of quality and patient safety. Over the past eight years, she has focused her nursing career on healthcare quality improvement projects including seven state-wide infection prevention quality initiatives. She has served on numerous facility-wide and state-wide process improvement teams and task forces. She has been responsible for maintaining relationships and oversight for clinical and executive communication processes in both a hospital setting and a technology corporate environment.
Felicia and her husband, Brian, can often be found watching their daughter, Devon Grace, at various sporting events. She also enjoys working in her greenhouse and garden, camping, and motorcycling with family and friends. She is an avid Auburn fan and spends as much time as she can on The Plains.
Romeo Burtis, Software Engineer Manager
Romeo Burtis has 20 years of information technology experience, starting as mainframe operator for the United States Air Force and including positions in database and intranet development with Sumaria Systems and HealthSouth. Most recently, he was senior software analyst for MedMined/Cardinal Health, now CareFusion, where he designed and developed virtual surveillance interface supporting more than 350 clients with more than 1,200 users. Romeo also helped develop the data mining surveillance clinical user interface that allowed clinical coordinators to analyze data and generate reports for their facilities. He holds a B.S. in mathematics/computer science from Troy State University.
Kelly Cheatham, Clinical Experience Specialist
Kelly Cheatham joined the Proventix team in January 2012. She had previously worked at MedMined for six years where she facilitated events for clients while performing everyday administrative functions. Kelly has worked in the healthcare industry for 10 years in different administrative capacities and has been an assistant to David Sellers for the past seven years. As a Customer Experience Specialist, Kelly enjoys her role in the creative design process for new ideas at Proventix.
Kelly has completed a six-month Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training program and is currently finishing up her certification with the Yoga Alliance. She enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, gardening and spending time with her little girl, Bryce and her husband, Kevin. Kelly is an Oklahoma native and returns there as often as she can to spend time with her family.
Al Dudley, Software Engineer
Albert Dudley has been a software engineer in the healthcare industry since 2000. Like many other Proventix employees, he has prior experience working with MedMined. Al holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from Oakwood University in Computer Science and Music Business respectively.
Al and his wife, Jessica, are the proud parents of two little girls, Avery and Aubrey. In addition to career and family, Al is also a musician. He serves as main keyboardist for his home church, First SDA Church, Huntsville, Ala, as well as Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Harvest, Ala.
Ladonna Elliott, Implementation Project Manager
Ladonna Elliott joined Proventix in July 2011 as Implementation Project Manager overseeing implementations of the nGage™ system with our partner facilities. The first five years of Ladonna Elliott’s career were spent consulting with physicians about their managed care and operational issues. From 1999 to 2002, Ladonna was a consulting manager with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) managing multiple implementations of CSC’s robust medical claims processing system. In 2002, Ladonna joined Roche Pharmaceuticals selling anti-infective medications to physicians and hospitals. It was during these years that Ladonna gained a true appreciation for infection control and hand hygiene in healthcare facilities. Ladonna has a B.S. in health services administration from Auburn University and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
When not managing Proventix implementations, Ladonna is busy doing family activities with her husband, Ty, and their children, Wyatt and Mae. Ladonna also spends a little time for herself in the wee morning hours running and exercising.
David Halgunseth, Engineering Technician
David Halgunseth joined Proventix in October 2012 as a documentation/logistics engineer. David handles the documentation of new products as well as shipping and receiving at Proventix’s Huntsville, Ala. office.
Before Proventix, David worked at Professional Fire & Security as lead installer for fire, security and nurse call systems in commercial buildings. He worked closely with fire marshals to ensure the safety of the buildings he serviced.
David’s hobbies include riding motorcycles with his friends, playing golf and disc golf, playing soccer, flying RC airplanes 3D and playing airsoft. In his spare time, he enjoys building furniture. He also enjoys watching soccer (Go Manchester United!), watching football (Go 49ers and Roll Tide!), playing video games, hitting up the shooting range and spending time with friends and family. David most enjoys visiting Wales to visit his Welsh family and touring the countryside. Although he lives in the United States, he has visited more beaches in the U.K.
Matt Johnson, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer
Matt began his career designing commercial HVAC products for Trane. He then moved to Sverdrup Technologies where he designed software and interfaces to wind tunnel controls and data acquisition systems. Later he moved to technical sales and worked for Texas Instruments and NXP semiconductor prior to coming to Proventix. He has been programming embedded systems for over 30 years and still loves the challenge and euphoria of solving a problem.
When he is not engineering you can find him hot rodding diesel and gas trucks, cars and jeeps. He enjoys bicycling alone and with his wife, Theresa, and spending time at the soccer field watching his daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth. He also enjoys helping his son, James, work out math team practice problems.
Sean Kelly, Senior Principal RF Engineer
Sean Kelly has over 30 years of experience with electronics in various forms. He was an electronics technician and certified electronics instructor in the USMC. After graduation, he spent 11 years in various eclectic roles, allowing him to learn a much wider scope of skills beyond electrical engineering. Part of his responsibilities was the supervision of the engineering group with coordination of product development from design process through production. He was instrumental in implementing a technical documentation program for products going into production including product quality control test procedures. Sean joined the Proventix Team on March 2012 after a year of contract work.
Sean has been involved with aqua culturing corals for the reef hobbyist for 15 years. When not playing in his tanks, he spends his time playing basketball or on the lake with his family.
Rebecca Kelley, Office Administrator
Rebecca Kelley joined the Proventix team in March of 2011 after five years as an administrative assistant for Automatic Data Processing (ADP). Prior to that she spent over nine years in the travel business doing everything from booking corporate travel, meeting and event planning and designing ads for leisure travel. Although her official title is Office Administrator she is known around the office as the Proventix “Mom”.
When she’s not organizing company events, Rebecca spends as much time as she can with her two children, Erin and Joshua. She loves to travel and enjoys exploring new destinations.
Eddie Kiessling, In-House Intellectual Property Counsel
Eddie Kiessling started working with Proventix as a legal intern in January 2011, during his final semester at Cumberland School of Law and became a full-time employee in August. In his time at Proventix thus far, he has had the opportunity to draft multiple patent applications relating to Proventix’s technology. Prior to entering law school, Eddie received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently registered as a patent agent with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.
Outside of work, Eddie enjoys competing in local road races, attending Auburn football games with friends, and spending time outdoors.
Avery D. Long, P.E., Director of Hardware Development
Avery Long is a professional engineer and has over 15 years of embedded system development experience. Avery graduated in 1997 from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. He designed industrial power monitoring and control equipment for Schneider Electric for 10 years where he currently holds numerous patents. From 2006 to 2010 Avery worked as a field application engineer for NXP Semiconductors and Arrow Electronics, where he worked with a multitude of customers in the industrial, medical, and commercial electronic market segments.
When Avery is not reading data sheets, user’s manuals, or looking at schematics, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys cooking, NASCAR, football, camping, and coming up with ideas for new products he may never have the time to get around to building.
Essalyn Long, Engineering Technician
Essalyn Long joined the Proventix team in November 2012, using her skills to help the development team execute its hardware needs.
In September 2012, Essalyn graduated from ITT Tech with honors. She majored in computer and electronic engineering technology and plans to return in March 2013 for a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics communications.
In her spare time, Essalyn enjoys using her creative and artistic skills to build robots and computers. She also enjoys time spent with her lab mix, Susan Jr., and her energetic, speedy and hard-to-catch Jack Russell terrier mix, Scooter.
Taylor Jones May, Clinical Relationship Manager
Taylor Jones May graduated cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2010 with a degree in communication and information sciences. She joined the Proventix team in February 2012 as a clinical relationship manager. Taylor began her sales career in college with the Alumni Association and after graduation, she continued on the path of building relationships as an orthopedic sales consultant at Smith & Nephew in Atlanta, Ga. This is where Taylor developed a passion for the healthcare industry. It was during this time that her father acquired a healthcare-associated infection resulting from a surgical procedure. Her father’s life-threatening infection was an unfortunate circumstance that pushed Taylor to find out more about HAIs, how to prevent them and this is what led her to Proventix.
Outside of the office, Taylor can be found in Tuscaloosa, Ala. cheering on the Crimson Tide with her husband, Brandon, or visiting her hometown of Roswell, Ga. where she spends time with family and friends. She enjoys staying physically active, traveling, and spending summer weekends on the beach or at the lake.
Abby McEntire, Clinical Sales Consultant
Abby McEntire is a Tampa, Fla. native and received her bachelor’s in marketing from Auburn University. She began her career in healthcare technology working at MedMined Services, where she spent three years as a member of their sales team. Her experience at MedMined allowed her to develop a passion for healthcare, and more specifically, reducing healthcare-associated infections.
Abby brings positivity to the Proventix team with her wit and creativity. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Clay and their Golden Retriever, ZuZu. Abby also enjoys representing Proventix by running 10Ks in relay races.
Lauren Goodson Moore, In-House Legal Counsel
Lauren Moore graduated from Cumberland School of Law with a Juris Doctor and from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Master of Public Health. Prior to entering law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism mass communication from Samford University. Lauren joined the Proventix team in April 2010 as an intern while finishing up her final semester of law school. After passing the Alabama bar and becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Alabama in September 2010, she began providing legal counsel full time. Lauren also provides human resources guidance for the Proventix team.
Lauren enjoys spending time relaxing with her husband Josh and their cat Holly, exercising, and home improvement projects.
Aaron Moseley, Software Engineer
Aaron Moseley joined the Proventix team as a client implementation intern in March 2012. His role has since developed to software engineer. Aaron graduated from ITT Tech with a degree in networking and he is currently pursuing a degree in information security.
Prior to Proventix, Aaron served as a petty officer in the United States Coast Guard where he conducted hundreds of search-and-rescue missions; however, his main focus was counter-terrorism. Moseley has spent countless hours providing port waterway security and conducting law enforcement boardings. He has even, on occasion, been in charge of security and waterside evacuation for many heads of state, foreign ministers and even the president of the United States during the United Nations General Assembly.
When he’s not providing IT support for the Proventix clinical staff and clients and making the office feel as safe and secure as Fort Knox, Aaron practices jiu-jitsu, fishing and working on muscle cars. He even kicks back every now and then watching football, throwing darts and spending time with friends and family.
Sandy Naccarato, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer
Sandy Naccarato graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He recently obtained his Master of Science in Business Administration and electrical engineering. He has held various engineering positions working with home audio, satellite products, and commercial wiring.
Among most circles, Sandy is known simply as MacGyver, based on the resourceful TV character. He is frequently seen walking around the office with pliers in his hand or electrical wire hanging from his shirt pocket. Away from the office Sandy and his wife, Lindsey, are busy remodeling their home.
Ivan Nix, IT Manager
Ivan Nix brings his computer knowledge and experience in networks and storage to Proventix as the IT Manager. Ivan is a former IBM employee of 10 years, where he worked as an enterprise storage test engineer and client support specialist. Ivan holds a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico State University in management information systems.
Ivan is also an active member of the Air Force with the Alabama Air National Guard. He is a veteran of the Iraq war and has dedicated over 22 years of military service to our country. Ivan currently holds the rank of Master Sergeant with his specialty as a Munitions Systems Specialist, where he gets to play with the things that go “boom!” His role helps support the critical mission of the 187th Fighter wing and their F16 fighters.
Elizabeth Pembleton, Clinical Services Analyst
In May 2012, while in graduate school, Elizabeth Pembleton joined the Proventix team as a clinical intern. After graduation, Elizabeth chose to remain with Proventix as a clinical services analyst. Her decision to remain with the company was decided after witnessing first-hand the impact Proventix has on improving the quality of healthcare.
Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in public health with a focus in health promotion and behavior. She then continued her public health education by attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham for a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology.
When she’s not analyzing data, Elizabeth loves traveling around the country and overseas. While at home, she enjoys cooking creative vegan food and spending time with family and friends. Elizabeth also likes being outdoors, at the beach or in the mountains, and cheering on her Georgia Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!
Jane Smith, MT (ASCP), Clinical Relationship Manager
As a registered medical technologist with more than 30 years of clinical experience, Jane Smith brings a real-world healthcare perspective to patient safety. As a clinical relationship manager, Jane’s role is to help improve an organization’s cultural change and sustainability around safety initiatives. Today, she works with various healthcare clients assisting them to advance their performance improvement capabilities.
She has extensive experience in infection prevention, laboratory management and microbiology and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, National Association of Healthcare Quality and the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy.
Brooke Williams, Senior Clinical Sales Consultant
Brooke graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Human Development. She has 10 years’ experience as a sales professional, focusing on building trusted and lasting customer relationships. She gained an appreciation for technology-driven healthcare quality improvement while working at MedMined as a regional sales manager for the Midwest. Brooke joined the Proventix team in the spring of 2012 and specializes in sales to large integrated health networks.
Away from work, Brooke can be found spending time at Lake Martin with her yellow lab, Tucker, or at her alma mater cheering on the Auburn Tigers!
Feihong Xin, Senior Principal Software Engineer
Feihong Xin brings 14 years of software development experience to Proventix. Before coming to Proventix, Feihong worked at MedMined as a .Net Application Developer. Prior to his stint with MedMined, Feihong worked at 8760 Inc. as a Java developer from 1997 to 2004 where he developed EDI systems. He holds Masters of Science degrees in both mathematics and computer and information sciences.
When he’s not helping Proventix develop technology, Feihong enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He also likes to hit the green at Robert Trent Jones Trail.