We know what’s supposed to go here. This is where we tell some long-winded story about how our company came to be. But our story isn’t long-winded: it’s actually rather simple. Kupplin came about because like-minded people decided that someone should be addressing the problems in healthcare, starting with the fact that IT companies who work in the industry just don’t share ideas, and if you don’t share your ideas, how can you improve?
We decided to be different. Our motto is “Tomorrow’s healthcare is coming together” meaning that we are dedicated to opening up the healthcare environment and encouraging data exchange. It also means we are in this together with our clients. We won’t abandon you if something goes wrong and we will be there to celebrate your success. In short, we are here to help build a community of people who are as dedicated to improving healthcare as we are. It may sound a little crazy, but all great ideas start off a little crazy at first.
Want to meet the people who started this thing? Check out our bios below.
Heather has spent the majority of her career in healthcare. Her experience crosses both operations and consulting. Versatility and flexibility are key to Heather’s operational style and success. She began her career in the home health staffing industry, followed by a lengthy stint working in large employer group health and welfare consulting before moving on to healthcare project management and vendor management for software implementations of both SAP and Epic. Her most recent claim to fame prior to starting Kupplin was developing an Epic staff augmentation contractor program for a large multi-state hospital system.
Heather has lived and worked in the Seattle area for the past 13 years, but having grown up in Iowa, she remains a Midwesterner at heart. She is as comfortable in a board meeting as she is on a tractor. Heather enjoys baseball, traveling, raising funds and awareness for her favorite charity, and spending time with her husband and son.
Christy has been working in recruitment and account management for the past 7 years with most of her career spent in the healthcare IT space. Her strengths include sales, recruiting, and recruitment strategy. Over the past 6 years she has worked with some of the largest Healthcare organizations assisting in supplying staff to both the Cerner and Epic space to clients around the country. Christy’s passion is to help healthcare organizations make sure their projects are completed on time and within budget with the quality staff she provides.
Christy is originally from Southern California and enjoys travel, concerts, and outdoor activities on her free time. Before joining the recruitment industry she worked as an archaeologist in Ireland where she met her husband. Today they reside in Long Beach, CA where they brew craft beer and spend weekends with their daughter.
Michelle is currently responsible for sales and recruiting in Kupplin’s East Coast region. Michelle has been working in the staffing/recruiting industry since 2001, and has worked in general staffing, IBM software recruiting, and as the HR Manager and Recruiter for a large international company. She moved into the Epic recruiting space in 2010, which has since turned into her passion. Her commitment to consultants and clients alike has helped her grow her network of solid relationships across all EMR systems, most specifically Epic.
Michelle hails from Vancouver, Canada, and has lived in Colorado and California, but currently calls Georgia home. On weekends, Michelle enjoys visiting premier record stores and listening to great music on vinyl with her daughter.
Jen has spent the last 15 years working in healthcare, including operations roles for an EHR software vendor, an ophthalmology surgery center, and now an HIT consulting firm, thus giving her a unique perspective of the healthcare space. She looks forward to being able to use this perspective to help Kupplin’s clients and team members succeed.
Before she entered into the healthcare industry Jen spent her days out on the water. She was credited as a merchant mariner and worked as a deckhand on a ferry. These days she spends most of her down time on land, coming up with new gourmet concoctions in her kitchen. She even has her own built in taste testers in the form of her husband and their two children.