Robert D. Coli, M.D., a physician in private practice and healthcare entrepreneur is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Diagnostic Information System Company.

Dr. Coli is a graduate of Tufts University and received his Doctor of Medicine from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1963. He performed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at the Tufts New England Medical Center Hospitals and his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital.

In 1967, he established Gastrointestinal Associates, a private internal medicine and gastroenterology practice in Warwick, Rhode Island and continued to provide direct patient care until retiring in December 2004. 

In 1979, he helped lead the recruitment and organization of 25 physician partners in planning, financing, and building a 40,000 sq. ft medical building in Warwick and organized hospital-based gastrointestinal endoscopy services at Rhode Island community hospitals in Providence, Warwick and Westerly.

Between 1979 and 1983, he was instrumental in organizing and leading 250 private and academic Rhode Island physicians to finance and incorporate Ocean State Physicians Health Plan the nations first statewide, for-profit Independent Practice Association (IPA) model HMO. In 1989, based on its 45,000% increase in sales to $83 million in 1988, the Ocean State Physicians Health Plan ranked second on the annual INC Magazine list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. In 1991, the plan was acquired by United Healthcare Corporation, its management company, producing a 60-fold return on capital investment.

For his expertise in his field of medicine, was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and gastroenterology and was awarded consecutive AMA Physician Recognition Awards spanning 18 years.

In the last decade, Dr. Coli has been a member of the National Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee of UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group company and has performed clinical coverage case reviews for the Physician Consultant unit of Specialized Care Services, another UnitedHealth Group company. 

In the last four years, Dr. Coli has focused his efforts on filling a major unmet physician market need by commercializing the patented Diagnostic Information SystemSM technology tool. The goal of the physician-led Diagnostic Information System Company is to enable the efficient viewing and sharing of all diagnostic test results across all points of care by providing a clinically integrated, standardized format, statewide in Rhode Island, and ultimately nationwide.

Bernie Lambrese is a Senior Partner in Healthcare Strategies, LLC a consulting business established to assist healthcare companies develop and achieve their sales, operational, and financial goals.

Mr. Lambrese has extensive sales and management experience in the home healthcare industry. He was a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Respiratory Solutions, Inc., a regional provider of home respiratory equipment and respiratory medications. During the company’s three years of business operations, Mr. Lambrese led a management team that opened branch locations throughout Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. Respiratory Solutions was sold to Lincare in December 2004.

Prior to his experience at Respiratory Solutions, Mr. Lambrese was a founder and Chairman of Clincare, a health services organization providing clinical trial management services and expertise to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. 

Mr. Lambrese was also a founder and CEO of EvoCare and EvoCare Home Health Services, providers of infusion therapy and home health services for patients throughout southern New England. EvoCare, founded in 1994, was sold to American Home Patient in 1998. Prior to starting EvoCare, Mr. Lambrese had extensive sales and management experience in the pharmaceutical and home infusion industries.

Mr. Lambrese is a founder of Angel Health Strategies, dedicated to providing intellectual and monetary capital to Rhode Island entrepreneurs for the purpose of  advancing innovation in the areas of  life science and healthcare services/delivery.

Mr. Lambrese is a board member of the following businesses: ER Card, a provider of electronic Patient Health Records; Albion Special Care, an Alzheimer’s assisted care facility; and the DIS Company, which licenses the Diagnostic Information System clinical electronic health record standard.

Mr. Lambrese, a graduate of Boston College, currently resides in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Joe Haley is CFO of the Diagnostic Information System Company and is a Partner in Healthcare Strategies, LLC, a consulting business established to assist healthcare companies develop and achieve their sales, operational, and financial goals.

Mr. Haley has extensive finance, accounting and management experience in the home healthcare and hospital industry. He was Chief Financial Officer for Respiratory Solutions, Inc., a regional provider of home respiratory equipment and respiratory medications. Mr. Haley was responsible for all finance and accounting functions, and participated on the senior management team. Respiratory Solutions was sold to Lincare in December 2004.

Prior to his experience at Respiratory Solutions, Mr. Haley was the Director of Finance for South County Hospital, located in Wakefield R.I.  At South County Hospital, Mr. Haley was responsible for the accounting and finance function.  During his tenure at SCH, Mr. Haley led the finance and business development team in the analysis of a hospital expansion process that resulted in the addition of a $20 million Emergency Room and Diagnostic Imaging Center. 

Mr. Haley was also the CFO of EvoCare and EvoCare Home Health Services, providers of infusion therapy and home health services for patients throughout southern New England. EvoCare, founded in 1994, was sold to American Home Patient in 1998.

Prior to joining EvoCare Mr. Haley was the Director of Reimbursement for Butler Hospital in Providence, RI, and was a Medicare Auditor for Blue Cross of Rhode Island.

Mr. Haley earned a B.S. in Healthcare Administration/Accounting from Providence College, and an MBA in Accounting from Bryant College.  He currently resides in North Kingstown, RI

Edward Iannuccilli, MD was  the  former Chairman of the Board at Rhode Island Hospital and a member of the Lifespan Board and has an outstanding management and governance background. He has had extensive experience as a medical practitioner, but equally strong credentials as an academician, being the first appointed Clinical Professor at Brown University Medical School. He was also one of the founding principals of Ocean State Physicians Health Plan, the predecessor of United Health Care of New England, and served as its third Chairman of the Board.

Dr. Iannuccilli was the co-founder of T2, Inc, a very successful RI-based home infusion company. In addition, he was the founder of CME Consultants, a physician and professional education company with an extensive national client base. Dr. Iannuccilli developed the very first free-standing endoscopy facility in Rhode Island. And as a principal in JEJ Realty Company, he played a significant role in helping to develop the medical commercial real estate in and around Rhode Island's hospital district. Dr. Iannuccilli recently retired from a full time gastroenterology practice to pursue his entrepreneurial interests in the medical/life science arena.

Dr. Iannuccilli is a graduate of Providence College and Albany Medical College. He is a published author of medical articles and of stories of his childhood. Dr. Iannuccilli has been on numerous boards and was honored as the distinguished alumnus of Albany Medical College in 1991.

Joseph Nagle is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Rhode Island and its subsidiary corporations Park Row Associates, The Altus Group and Altus Realty.  Previously, Mr. Nagle was the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Delta Dental of Rhode Island.

Prior to joining Delta Dental in 1992, Mr. Nagle was a founding partner of the Capstone Group, Ltd., a Providence based healthcare consulting firm.  Mr. Nagle is the former Vice President for Strategic Planning and Product Development for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, as well as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for United Health Plans of New England.  Mr. Nagle began his career with the international accounting and consulting firm of Ernst & Young.

Mr. Nagle is a certified public accountant and a 1978 summa cum laude graduate from Providence College.  Mr. Nagle serves on the President’s Council of Providence College, the New England Advisory Council, the Boards of Trustees of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC), and the Boards of Directors of LaSalle Academy, The Providence Foundation, the Delta Dental Plans Association, and DeltaUSA.

Mr. Nagle, his wife and two children reside in Scituate, Rhode Island.

Ted Almon became President & CEO of the Claflin Company in 1976, upon its purchase by the Almon Company.  He spent the six prior years in progressive sales and marketing positions for Baxter Laboratories (now Baxter International).

Under his direction, Claflin has grown vigorously and today is numbered among the industry’s leading regional independent healthcare distributors.  In February of 1998, Claflin became the industry’s first ISO 9002 Certified distribution firm.  The company has become recognized within the industry as a pioneer in Stockless Materials Management.  Mr. Almon has been a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject for several years, recently addressing the annual CFO Exchange of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.  He served on the steering committee for the Landmark research project, “Stockless Materials Management…How it Fits Into the Healthcare Cost Puzzle,” conducted by Arthur Anderson Consulting and published in October 1990.  He has served on the editorial advisory board of Hospital Purchasing News, Repertoire, and Health Industry Today, leading trade publications, and is frequently quoted in industry media.

He is also Chairman of the Board of Claflin Equipment and Service Company, which provides specialty equipment and biomedical repair services to the hospital and alternate site markets. He has served as Trustee of two hospital boards which include a chairmanship and finance committee experience.

Mr. Almon is the current Board Chairman of National Distribution and Contracting Inc., parent to the ABCO buying group of which Claflin is a member, as well as the Starline, CIDA and American Dental Cooperative buying groups.  NDC is the premier master distributor in the healthcare supply chain.  He is a past Chairman of the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA), a past member of the HIDA Executive Committee, and past Chairman of HIDA’s Hospital Market Group.  HIDA is the health Industry’s leading trade association representing medical distribution firms and their branches nationwide.  Mr. Almon has recently been named to the Board of the HIDA Education Foundation.  He was honored at HIDA’s 1997 Annual Trade Show & Education Forum, held in Chicago, as the recipient of the Industry Award of Distinction.

He is a Past Director and Chair of the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC).  HIBCC is the ANSI Accredited standards development organization for electronic commerce in healthcare.

He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Choice Medical Distribution, a provider of EDI and customer–based business systems, Chester laboratories, a manufacturer of healthcare products, Diagnostic Information Systems, a healthcare software developer, and Delta Dental of Rhode Island.  He is active in several community-based charitable activities including Trustee of the Women & Infants’  Hospital Development Foundation, Trustee of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and Director of Delta Dental of R.I.

Matthew F. Medeiros is an attorney in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island, who has concentrated on business-related litigation for the past 37 years.

Mr. Medeiros is a graduate of Brown University and received his J.D. degree from New York University School of Law in 1970, where he was an editor of the Law Review.  He returned to his native Rhode Island in 1970 to accept a judicial clerkship with the Chief Judge of the United States District Court.  In 1971 he joined the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, where he practiced until he returned to Rhode Island in 1976 as a partner in the firm of Edwards & Angell.  In 1987 he co-founded the business litigation law firm of Flanders + Medeiros Inc.  In 2000 he merged his practice into his current firm, Little, Medeiros, Kinder, Bulman & Whitney.

He has tried or settled cases involving virtually every aspect of the business world -- antitrust, securities, breach of contract, fraud, patent, trademark, employment discrimination, accounting malpractice, partnership, real estate, environmental, tax and other disputes.  The aggregate amounts at stake have been in the billions of dollars.

Mr. Medeiros has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from its inception, some 20 years ago.  He has also been recognized in numerous other peer publications, including New England SuperLawyers, Benchmark, and Chambers. He is a charter diplomate of the Rhode Island chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates.  He has also been an adjunct law professor, teaching Civil Procedure and Federal Trial Practice.

Frederick Crisafulli, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a physician in the private practice of internal medicine and primary care in Providence Rhode Island, since 1973.

A native of New York City, he completed his undergraduate work at St. Peter's College and was granted the M.D. degree by New York University School of Medicine in 1969. His postgraduate training was done at Downstate Medical Center, State University  of  New  York  in  Brooklyn,  New York and he completed a cardiology fellowship at the Miriam Hospital in 1973.

He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1973 and became a Fellow of the American College of physicians in 1977.

Up until recently he was heavily involved in the teaching of medical students and house officers  in the Brown University Program in Medicine and has received many awards for his teaching efforts.

He has also been  deeply  involved in the medical staff activities at the Miriam hospital, having served on multiple committees over the years, culminating in  his term   as President of the  Miriam Hospital  Medical Staff  Association  in 1988-1990.  He  is   pleased  to   continue   to  participate  in  medical  staff  committee work.

He currently is a trustee of the Board of Trustees of the Miriam Hospital and remains active in the affairs of that institution.

From 1979 through 1996, he was heavily involved in peer review  for the Medicare program ,  having  been  at  various  times  Medical Director, President  and  Chairman  of  the  Board   of  Health  Care   Review, Inc  , the  Peer  Review  Organization  (PRO) for the  Medicare Program both in Rhode Island and in Maine  and   he remains committed to the evolution of quality of care   and  cost  control  efforts  in  the  practice  of  medicine

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Diagnostic Information  System Company  since   2006   and  is  eager  to    see implemented  their  plans   for an   efficient electronic   methodology   for the  display  of  diagnostic  information   across  all  points  of  care .   This   represents  the  next  and needed  step  in the  facilitation of   cost  control  and quality  activities  in the  provision of  medical  care.    He is pleased   to  be  part  of that  effort .

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