Our management team is comprised of people with many years
of experience in the long-term care provider and software development
industries. Our philosophy is
laser-like focus on the customer’s needs.
We have a Chief Financial Officer and four directors reporting to the
President and CEO. Part-time
positions staffing the customer support desk will be filled as needed and
reporting to the Director of Operations. Seven
regional sales managers will be contracted as commissioned resellers and
reporting to the Director of Business Development. Four have already been identified.
The OBRA e-z management team consists of the President and
CEO, the CFO, and four directors:
Ken Smitzhe, President and Chief Executive
Ken Smitzhe has been working with Information technology
tools in the geriatric health are industry for over ten years.
His expertise is in the Internet, Intranet and development of strategic
Previously, Mr. Smitzhe was National Manager with NCS
HealthCare, Inc., a world class provider of integrated healthcare solutions,
providing real-time communications between long-term care institutions,
including skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities.
The technology provided by NCS has led to better patient care and a more
efficient work environment.
At NCS, Mr.
instrumental in the development of the companies’ web based formulas that
increased productivity and customer care. His
strategic partner relationships allowed NCS to develop end-to-end solutions for
the exchange of data.
Mr. Smitzhe also held the position of sales associate at
AllScrips, Inc., a provider of Internet and client/server medication management
techniques to physicians. In this
role, Mr. Smitzhe promoted point-of-care medication management, Internet and
information products, and prepackaged medications.
Tod Smitzhe, Chief Financial Officer
Tod Smitzhe graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipac University and has been in the
financial and information technology businesses for over seven years.
He is currently National Implementation Manger for NCS HealthCare, the 4th
largest long-term care pharmacy provider in the country and one that developed a
proprietary software program that allows LTC facilities to interact real time
with the pharmacy operating system. Mr.
Smitzhe also serves as staff accountant and computer programmer with other firms
in the real estate and HVAC industries.
Tad Smitzhe, Director of Product Development
Mr. Smitzhe has been an independent computer programmer and
consultant for nearly 20 years. He
holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and the
Contel/Cado Software Developer Certification from Cado Training in Torrance,
California. He has developed and
maintained Contel/Cado based computers systems for the fuel oil industry, credit
unions and construction companies. He
developed and maintained PC-based programs for the long-term care industry,
medical services and testing, home heating fuel oil, water treatment, ambulance
services, shipping and postal service, law firms, plumbing and heating supply
companies, and real estate tracking systems.
Mr. Smitzhe created the medical records and MDS 2.0 modules
for OBRA e-z, and will lead the conversion of OBRA e-z to the Windows
environment and integration of the Enterprise Software Solution package.
Betty Smitzhe, Director of Product Development –
Betty Smitzhe brings with her over 20 years of
information systems management in the health care industry.
As the creator of MasterLink, a software scheduling program designed
specifically for the long-term care industry, Betty has gained a thorough
working knowledge of the needs of the health care professional both as a user
and a developer. Betty's experience includes Medical Records, Quality and
Project Management in both acute and long-term care settings.
Since MasterLink's inception in
1996, she continues to design and implement software
solutions for a large Rochester Health system in order to understand the needs
of customers today in a changing industry.
Susan Smitzhe, Director of Operations
Ms. Smitzhe is a registered nurse having received her nursing degree from Lutheran
Hospital School of Nursing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ms. Smitzhe also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health Science
Administration from Western III. University in Macomb, Illinois where she was a
dean’s list student. More
recently, Ms. Smitzhe completed the Medical Legal Consultant Course at Florida
Risk Management, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Ms. Smitzhe was co-founder and vice president of marketing
and clinical services for Spectrum Health Services, Inc. in Tampa, Florida, and
for the past three years, she has been the RN Consultant for OBRA e-z providing
customer training and operational support.