Our management team is comprised of
people with many years
of experience in the long-term care provider and software development
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
reporting to the Director of Operations.
regional sales managers will be contracted as commissioned resellers
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
Ken Smitzhe has been working with
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
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
increased productivity and customer care.
strategic partner relationships allowed NCS to develop end-to-end
the exchange of data.
Mr. Smitzhe also held the position of
sales associate at
AllScrips, Inc., a provider of Internet and client/server medication
techniques to physicians. In
role, Mr. Smitzhe promoted point-of-care medication management,
information products, and prepackaged medications.
Tod Smitzhe, Chief Financial
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
proprietary software program that allows LTC facilities to interact
with the pharmacy operating system.
Smitzhe also serves as staff accountant and computer programmer with
in the real estate and HVAC industries.
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
Contel/Cado Software Developer Certification from Cado Training in
California. He has
maintained Contel/Cado based computers systems for the fuel oil
unions and construction companies.
developed and maintained PC-based programs for the long-term care
medical services and testing, home heating fuel oil, water treatment,
services, shipping and postal service, law firms, plumbing and heating
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
Smitzhe, Director of Product Development –
Betty Smitzhe brings with her over 20
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
working knowledge of the needs of the health care professional both as
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
solutions for a large Rochester Health system in order to understand
of customers today in a changing industry.
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
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
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,
for the past three years, she has been the RN Consultant for OBRA e-z
customer training and operational support.