Meet the Team

Decades of experience in delivering analytical value to healthcare organizations

The Configo Health Story

Configo was formed in 2019 to address the lack of comparable data available to children’s hospitals. For too long, the only option available to pediatric clinicians and hospital administrators has been to use tools primarily designed for adult facilities which don’t reflect the reality of children’s care.

We felt that pediatrics deserved an organization dedicated to excellence in data that is solely focused on addressing the unique needs of this market for hospitals regardless of their size and scale.

We formed Configo in partnership with the hospitals that we serve and will be forever thankful for the confidence that Children’s National hospital and in particular Dr. Kurt Newman, Dr David Wessel and Dr. Rahul Shah showed in us by becoming our first investor and tireless supporters of our cause.

Our Mission

We use data to inform and inspire the healthcare community to deliver the best care possible for all children.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Meet The Configo Team

Our team brings decades of experience in delivering analytical value to healthcare organizations across the globe. We are dedicated to bringing the most innovative and impactful analytical solutions to the pediatric market.

Craig Manson
CEO

Craig Manson has worked in 9 countries across 3 continents helping to bring more effective data into the hands of healthcare professionals. As an advisor to the United Kingdom and Australian governments, he has pioneered the use of risk adjusted data to positively influence patient behaviour. Prior to founding Configo, Craig was an Operating Partner at leading healthcare commercialization experts, Fitzroy Health and Executive Vice President of Dr Foster Intelligence (now Telstra Health).

Evan Jones
Chief Customer & Product Officer

Evan Jones has spent over a decade building and launching successful data-focused products for both patients and healthcare organizations. Prior to founding Configo, he served as VP & GM, Healthcare & Insights Groups at U.S. News & World Report where he oversaw all healthcare products, including the Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals. He formed and built U.S. News’s analytics businesses which served hundreds of health care systems by the end of his tenure.

Anne O’Shaughnessy
COO

Anne O’Shaughnessy is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience designing, developing and delivering products and services. Leveraging an engineering background as a startup leader, Anne has commercialized innovative healthcare products, built technology-based healthcare services businesses, and designed the delivery function for a high-growth AI technology company. Most recently, prior to joining Configo, Anne was Head of Commercial Transformation at Somnio Global and Head of Delivery at Eigen Technologies.

Greg Fitzgerald
CTO

Greg Fitzgerald brings over 15 years of experience in Software Engineering and Product Development in the healthcare space. In his most recent role as Staff VP for the Digital Product Engineering group at Centene Corporation, Greg was responsible for a 50 person development team focused on delivering innovative user experiences. In his previous roles, Greg founded Centene’s Innovation Lab and led the Engineering departments for several successful healthcare startups.

John Mirick
VP, Product Design

Prior to joining Configo, John served as VP of Product at U.S.News and World Report, where he played a key role in the creation of over a dozen new products, including Best Doctors, Best Diets and Health Data Insights. At U.S.News, John was also responsible for forming their Design/UX team and leading user research. Throughout his career, John has served a design lead role on projects for both large clients such as Raython and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as many smaller startups.

Warren Boudreau
VP, Client Success

Warren Boudreau is a pediatric nurse by training that discovered a passion for data and technology while working night shifts in the ER. This passion led him to step into multiple technical roles while pursuing a graduate degree in informatics. Most recently Warren was the Director of Quality Outcomes & Analytics at Texas Children’s Hospital where he led a hybrid team of over 30 clinical and technical folks that focused on driving clinical improvements through analytics and clinical decision support.

Leah Peters
Client Success Manager

Leah is Client Success Manager at Configo. Previously, she spent 15 years at Texas Children’s Hospital, 6 as a Quality Improvement Specialist. Leah received her BSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and MSN in Nursing Informatics from Texas Tech.

Chris Stewart
Principal Data Architect

Chris has spent most of his career building healthcare analytics to help drive quality improvement and cost reduction. Chris led architecture at several leading clinical quality improvement and supply chain companies including Premier and MedAssets and has been an advocate for increasing automation in data warehouse development.

Dan Fujita
Senior Engineer

Dan is a Senior Software Engineer at Configo. Prior to Configo, Dan worked in engineering and developer roles at Apsis Science and Technology and U.S. News & World Report. Dan has co-founded numerous companies. He holds a M.S. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Canisius College.

Paul Pechin
Lead Engineer

Paul is Lead Engineer at Configo. Prior to Configo, Paul held various engineering roles including Senior Front End Developer at

Zach Gavin
Lead Engineer

Zach is a lead engineer at Configo. Zach has been building front-end, back-end, and mobile software from the ground up for nearly 20 years.  Most recently, Zach was a foundational architect of Homebound Inc’s home construction platform called Blueprint.   In the past, Zach’s clients have run the gamut from the healthcare space to National Public Radio, fiber/data center mapping, and even selling luxury goods.

Elaine Cox
Chief Medical Officer

Elaine is Chief Medical Officer at Configo. She is an experienced clinician and physician executive with a history of leading medical staff in multiple venues as well as other team members. Elaine is focused on leading to reach organizational goals in quality and safety, experience, finance, and strategy.

Stephanie Alexander
Executive Chair

Stephanie Alexander was the founder and CEO of Premier Inc. healthcare alliance’s healthcare informatics business, she brings 30 years of experience in healthcare data benchmarking and an unparalleled network of relationships. Prior to her joining Configo, Stephanie was CEO of PeraHealth (real time patient status experts) and President, Performance Analytics at MedAssets.

Rahul Shah
Senior Vice President, Hospital-Based Specialties

Dr. Shah obtained his BA/MD from Boston University and completed his Otolaryngology residency at Tufts University followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard University. Today he is Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Hospital. He is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement and a prolific publisher of award winning research in areas including resource utilization and outcomes, patient safety, and medical errors.

Trudy Leidich
Senior Consultant

Trudy is a results-driven leader, patient safety expert, and quality champion with more than 20 years of healthcare and nursing experience. Most recently Trudy was the Vice President of Quality & Safety at Texas Children’s Hospital where she led organization-wide initiatives that helped position the institution at the forefront of quality and patient safety. Trudy is passionate about helping pediatric organizations increase operational efficiency and profitability through astute financial management, cost control directives, and process improvement initiatives.

Craig Manson
CEO

Craig Manson has worked in 9 countries across 3 continents helping to bring more effective data into the hands of healthcare professionals. As an advisor to the United Kingdom and Australian governments, he has pioneered the use of risk adjusted data to positively influence patient behaviour. Prior to founding Configo, Craig was an Operating Partner at leading healthcare commercialization experts, Fitzroy Health and Executive Vice President of Dr Foster Intelligence (now Telstra Health).

Evan Jones
Chief Customer & Product Officer

Evan Jones has spent over a decade building and launching successful data-focused products for both patients and healthcare organizations. Prior to founding Configo, he served as VP & GM, Healthcare & Insights Groups at U.S. News & World Report where he oversaw all healthcare products, including the Best Hospitals and Best Children’s Hospitals. He formed and built U.S. News’s analytics businesses which served hundreds of health care systems by the end of his tenure.

Anne O’Shaughnessy
COO

Anne O’Shaughnessy is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience designing, developing and delivering products and services. Leveraging an engineering background as a startup leader, Anne has commercialized innovative healthcare products, built technology-based healthcare services businesses, and designed the delivery function for a high-growth AI technology company. Most recently, prior to joining Configo, Anne was Head of Commercial Transformation at Somnio Global and Head of Delivery at Eigen Technologies.

Greg Fitzgerald
CTO

Greg Fitzgerald brings over 15 years of experience in Software Engineering and Product Development in the healthcare space. In his most recent role as Staff VP for the Digital Product Engineering group at Centene Corporation, Greg was responsible for a 50 person development team focused on delivering innovative user experiences. In his previous roles, Greg founded Centene’s Innovation Lab and led the Engineering departments for several successful healthcare startups.

Elaine Cox
Chief Medical Officer

Elaine is Chief Medical Officer at Configo. She is an experienced clinician and physician executive with a history of leading medical staff in multiple venues as well as other team members. Elaine is focused on leading to reach organizational goals in quality and safety, experience, finance, and strategy.

Stephanie Alexander
Executive Chair

Stephanie Alexander was the founder and CEO of Premier Inc. healthcare alliance’s healthcare informatics business, she brings 30 years of experience in healthcare data benchmarking and an unparalleled network of relationships. Prior to her joining Configo, Stephanie was CEO of PeraHealth (real time patient status experts) and President, Performance Analytics at MedAssets.

Rahul Shah
Senior Vice President, Hospital-Based Specialties

Dr. Shah obtained his BA/MD from Boston University and completed his Otolaryngology residency at Tufts University followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Boston at Harvard University. Today he is Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at Children’s National Hospital. He is recognized as a leader in patient safety and quality improvement and a prolific publisher of award winning research in areas including resource utilization and outcomes, patient safety, and medical errors.

Trudy Leidich
Senior Consultant

Trudy is a results-driven leader, patient safety expert, and quality champion with more than 20 years of healthcare and nursing experience. Most recently Trudy was the Vice President of Quality & Safety at Texas Children’s Hospital where she led organization-wide initiatives that helped position the institution at the forefront of quality and patient safety. Trudy is passionate about helping pediatric organizations increase operational efficiency and profitability through astute financial management, cost control directives, and process improvement initiatives.

John Mirick
VP, Product Design

Prior to joining Configo, John served as VP of Product at U.S.News and World Report, where he played a key role in the creation of over a dozen new products, including Best Doctors, Best Diets and Health Data Insights. At U.S.News, John was also responsible for forming their Design/UX team and leading user research. Throughout his career, John has served a design lead role on projects for both large clients such as Raython and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as many smaller startups.

Warren Boudreau
VP, Client Success

Warren Boudreau is a pediatric nurse by training that discovered a passion for data and technology while working night shifts in the ER. This passion led him to step into multiple technical roles while pursuing a graduate degree in informatics. Most recently Warren was the Director of Quality Outcomes & Analytics at Texas Children’s Hospital where he led a hybrid team of over 30 clinical and technical folks that focused on driving clinical improvements through analytics and clinical decision support.

Leah Peters
Client Success Manager

Leah is Client Success Manager at Configo. Previously, she spent 15 years at Texas Children’s Hospital, 6 as a Quality Improvement Specialist. Leah received her BSN from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and MSN in Nursing Informatics from Texas Tech.

Chris Stewart
Principal Data Architect

Chris has spent most of his career building healthcare analytics to help drive quality improvement and cost reduction. Chris led architecture at several leading clinical quality improvement and supply chain companies including Premier and MedAssets and has been an advocate for increasing automation in data warehouse development.

Dan Fujita
Senior Engineer

Dan is a Senior Software Engineer at Configo. Prior to Configo, Dan worked in engineering and developer roles at Apsis Science and Technology and U.S. News & World Report. Dan has co-founded numerous companies. He holds a M.S. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Information Security and Assurance from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Computer Science from Canisius College.

Paul Pechin
Lead Engineer

Paul is Lead Engineer at Configo. Prior to Configo, Paul held various engineering roles including Senior Front End Developer at

Zach Gavin
Lead Engineer

Zach is a lead engineer at Configo. Zach has been building front-end, back-end, and mobile software from the ground up for nearly 20 years.  Most recently, Zach was a foundational architect of Homebound Inc’s home construction platform called Blueprint.   In the past, Zach’s clients have run the gamut from the healthcare space to National Public Radio, fiber/data center mapping, and even selling luxury goods.

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