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Eric Snyder

Eric Snyder, Director, Informatics

Mr. Snyder has been a healthcare technology professional in various roles for over 17 years, and is reputed for his ability to deliver game changing technical vision while inspiring teams to reach their full potential. He has led project direction to help multiple academic healthcare institutions across different states realizing unprecedented efficiency, leading to growth in provider satisfaction, and system efficiency.

He has been with the Wilmot Cancer Institute for the past three years directing the informatics team where the team has been responsible for multiple technical accomplishments such as the CANVAS Geospatial Analysis tool, and the Hyperion Architecture, which have led to unprecedented response times in ad-hoc reporting, software development, and analytics.

Erika RamsdaleErika Ramsdale, MD, Clinical Director, Informatics

Dr. Ramsdale is a practicing oncologist, cancer and aging researcher, and data scientist. She is a dual-trained and board-certified oncologist and geriatrician, with 12 years of experience in the oncology clinic. She completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is an NIH-funded scientist investigating decision-making and outcomes in older adults with cancer and implementation of complex interventions to address issues around medication usage in these patients. She obtained a Master of Science in Data Science from the University of Rochester, and she has a passion for all things Machine Learning (including model development and testing, deep learning in healthcare, and issues of ethics and social justice surrounding machine learning algorithms). Her role on the informatics team is to serve as a bridge between clinical and information science, provide consultative services to cancer center members seeking to use Hyperion data, and help guide vision and priorities for the informatics team.

Thomas Rivers

Thomas Rivers, Software Architect, Informatics

Mr. Rivers has vast experience designing innovative, cutting-edge software solutions for the healthcare space since 1992 with an emphasis on open source technologies. His work experience includes a wide array of disciplines including software engineering and architecture, database design and administration, project and development team management, Agile software development, and technical consulting. Before joining the Informatics team, Tom was instrumental in the development of multiple product lines and spent over a decade leading a research and development team where he was able to deliver numerous customizable software solutions offering increased value at reduced costs. He is responsible for many of the core architectural components that keep the Hyperion based Cancer Institute systems running smoothly.

 

 

Thomas McNeil

 

Thomas McNeil, Lead Business Intelligence Developer, Informatics

Mr. McNeil has been involved in the healthcare industry for 11+ years bringing both experience and a unique set of skills to the Wilmot Cancer Center since 2019. Having served many technological roles throughout the years, he is focused on detail orientation, data visualizations and is a UX enthusiast with strong analytical skills. Tom displays a dedication to maximizing the adoption and use of information technology with an aim toward improving patient safety and quality of care. He specializes in Dashboard Development, UI/UX Design, Data Reporting, Data Analysis and Administration.

 

 

 

 

Scott Cunliffe

Scott Cunliffe, Lead Population Health Developer, Informatics

Mr. Cunliffe joined Wilmot Cancer Institute in July 2019 with a goal of utilizing technology to help improve decision making in the Cancer Center and have an impact on patient quality of care and outcomes. He is lauded for his ability to facilitate needs assessments through collaboration with faculty and staff, and transform these assessments into meaningful, actionable insights via complex reporting and visualizations. His many accomplishments to date including the development of real time analytics for the infusion center, pharmacy, nursing, and research groups.

 

 

 

Aramlyis Perez

 

Aramilys Perez, Administrative Assistant, Informatics

Ms. Perez comes to the Wilmot Cancer Institute with a decade of experience in managing healthcare-based operations. She has a specific proclivity for fostering team growth and innovation and is known for her consistent ability to deliver. She has been with the Informatics team for the past year guiding operations, managing relations with vendors and collaborators, and ensuring day-to-day operations continue to run efficiently, and without pause.

 

 

 

 

Scott Paoni

Scott Paoni, Senior Technical Business Analyst, Informatics

Mr. Paoni has worked in healthcare and cancer R&D over 25 years and possesses a cross-functional background in research, analytics, business analysis, application administration, project management, continuous improvement and analytical software development. Educated in Biochemistry and Immunology, he has two decades experience as a research lab manager and technical lead studying radiation biology and the tumor microenvironment involving microscopy-based image analysis, pre-clinical drug development and biomarker discovery where he developed, implemented and supported research programs, technology and analytical software. He is responsible for supporting Wilmot Cancer Institute clinical informatics and research initiatives for patient care and clinical trials through healthcare technology development, clinical decision support system application administration, data analytics and reporting.

Lisa Smith

 

Lisa Smith, Senior Programmer, Informatics

Ms. Smith came to us from the Mathematics Department at SUNY Geneseo where she was an award-winning teacher, the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018. During her 14-year tenure, she employed her dual education in mathematics and statistics to actively assist with undergraduate research across STEM fields. She taught and developed curriculum across all levels of mathematics, probability, statistics, and computing, amassing a grand total of twenty unique courses. She was also the Director of the Mathematics Learning Center, where in addition to managing all aspects of the tutoring center, she worked collaboratively across departments and harnessed a shared leadership model to developed and implement an innovative, online training program to deliver a comprehensive, high-impact experience for tutors and the students they serve. The program was adopted as the university standard and will be used campus-wide to train all student academic support personnel. It was also featured as a model of successful shared leadership endeavors in the book Shared Leadership in Higher Education: A Framework and Models for Responding to a Changing World, published October 2021.

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Ian Rogers, Creative Director

Ian Rogers is an innovative creative professional with over a decade of experience with numerous forms of visual communication. His diverse expertise in graphic design, marketing, videography, and interactive media has been an invaluable resource in providing visual aspects to projects.