Valérie joined HealthBeacon’s Customer Care team in June 2018 as a Customer Service Assistant. Originally from Montreal, Quebec in Canada Valérie brings a wealth of experience in customer service. Formerly a translator/interpreter in the medical field, she is well equipped with multi-lingual proficiencies to serve HealthBeacon patients around the world.
In her role, she is the halfway point between the smart sharps technology and the patient using it as part of their treatment. With enthusiasm and experience she helps patients and provides feedback directly to the development team. In her home life, Valérie enjoys playing the piano, travelling and cooking!
“When life throws you lemons, make lemonade.”
Bernie is heading up the hardware development effort on the next generation of HealthBeacon products. He leads a team that visualizes, defines and builds solutions that will maintain the company’s current lead in the compliance market. Bernie has been involved with the company from an early stage, consulting on the design of the first product and leading it into manufacturing. Bernie’s background in technology products stems from 20 years in the computer industry with DEC, Compaq and HP. He has recently worked in the consulting industry in Boston and as a design manager at Goodbaby Group.
Born in Cincinnati Ohio, but has lived in Boston for the past 37 years with his wife and two sons. Bernie spends more time on his computerized watering system than keeping the weeds from taking over his garden. He excels at hitting golf balls into the woods and firmly believes that almost any conversation can somehow be brought back around to sports.
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” Yogi Berra
Sara joins the HealthBeacon production team as an assistant technician. Originally from the South of France in Montpellier she moved to Ireland in 2017. Sara has a multi-faceted background including technical, social and healthcare including her role as a special needs worker for individuals who have physical, social, emotional and mental disabilities. She is very passionate about her volunteer work, she loves dancing, cooking, listening to music and spending time with friends and her nieces! In addition to English, she speaks French and is learning Arabic as her father is from Algeria and she would like to improve.
“Expect nothing and appreciate everything.”
Alan is a native of Dublin and has joined the HealthBeacon team as the Senior Manager of Contracts and Reimbursement. He is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser and is currently enrolled in Strategic Growth, Biotech and Pharma Industry Diploma in Smurfit College, Dublin. Alan has years of experience in the growing healthcare sectors and was previously with the medical division of Ireland’s largest health insurer VHI, where he handled all aspects of contract negotiations, account management, developing and maintaining professional relationships and driving strategic projects.
In his off time, Alan is a big rugby fan (Leinster and Ireland), loves spending time with his wife, Katherine and young son, James. He plays a lot of sports including social tennis, golf, hot yoga and swimming and also has recently joined a local triathlon club. He also enjoys going out for breakfast on the weekend, coffee with friends and loves Mexican and Italian food.
“Success isn’t overnight. It’s when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up”. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Fresh from Dublin Institute of Technology with a BSc in Product Design, Karen also spent a semester studying at San Francisco State University in California, where she further developed her skills as a designer. Karen is passionate about creating innovative products by implementing the design process and developing prototypes via 3D modelling and printing.
Originally from Donegal and currently living in Dublin, Karen loves exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family. She also gets great enjoyment out of the simpler things in life, a good binge on Netflix with a cosy blanket and a cuppa Barry’s Tea.
“Greatness and madness are next door neighbours and they borrow each other’s sugar.” Joe Rogan
Akshay originally joined the HealthBeacon team as a data intern out of UCD. Now as a full-time Data Analyst he is working with data generated by the HealthBeacon to glean proper insights for business decisions, as well as, working on predictive machine learning which will help to predict future behaviours. Akshay has a masters degree in computer science and worked for IQVIA as a software engineer.
Akshay is originally from India and moved to Ireland in 2017. He loves swimming, travelling, trekking and adventures and of course, Guinness.
“Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen…Trusting that whichever way it goes. It’s for the best.”
Jim Joyce, CEO and Co-founder: Serial HealthCare and Technology Entrepreneur, previously founded award winning Dublin based healthcare company, Point of Care Health Services. Director of HealthXL, a global platform for digital health collaboration. Prior roles include General Manager Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals Ireland (now Merck). Over 10 Years in the pharmaceutical Industry in varied roles at Schering Plough including Director of USA Finance Division and Director of Europe/Mid East/Canada.
Pharmaceutical Marketing, International Finance, Business Development, and General Management. Began career in the investment industry, Healthcare, Hospital
“…the work of a critic is easy…risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment….But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the *new*. The world is often unkind to new creations. The new needs friends.” Anton Ego (Ratatouille 2007)
Emilie relocated to Dublin from a sunny French Caribbean island called Guadeloupe where she grew up and achieved her degree in Science. She has been in Ireland since 2008 and has seven years’ experience in customer care service within two multinational companies.
One of the newest members, she joined the HealthBeacon team in February 2017. Her role is one of the most important as the Customer Service Agent part of the Quality and Customer Care Division. She leads the team to assist our patients and healthcare professionals. Emilie is a vibrant addition to the HealthBeacon team. She is constantly high energy with a love of dancing, cooking Caribbean food for friends and the television show “King of Queens”.
“Life is better when you’re laughing…” Anonymous.
Brie joined HealthBeacon’s Dublin team in 2016 after relocating from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She comes in as the Strategic Marketing Director, with over 10 years in medical and technology fields, she brings valuable global marketing experience to our rapidly growing team. Formerly with the largest private employer in AZ, Banner Health in Phoenix, she joined our team to help create a brand and communication strategy to take HealthBeacon to the next level.
As an avid athlete, she spends her time playing soccer, practicing yoga, golfing and running with her three dogs. She loves reading, watching baseball, and attending concerts. She has a deep love of travel and is always planning her next adventure.
“If you are a dreamer, come in…” Shel Silverstein
Dave leads our partnerships team building relationships with Pharma and patient support and healthcare providers. Having spent over 25 years working across Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Dave is passionate about using technology and Real World Evidence to advance healthcare quality and improve clinical outcomes
Dave previously worked providing clinical services to complex patients in community. Dave is convinced that patient care must move closer to home and better self-care in long term conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease will markedly reduce costs and improve outcomes for patients with these clinical conditions.
For leisure Dave enjoys the countryside and time with family. He’s a social golfer and intends turning professional as soon as Ireland’s weather mirrors Florida.
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill
Colm is another of the earliest team members to join HealthBeacon after 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland. Having previously worked for several Irish based generics companies, Colm became involved with HealthBeacon since the launch of the initial pharmacy pilot phase. In his current role, Colm works closely with support providers to ensure deployment of HealthBeacon units directly to patients around Ireland. He is also developing the commercial rollout of HealthBeacon throughout community pharmacy nationwide and identifying opportunities for showcasing HealthBeacon to relevant stakeholders in the Irish market.
Residing in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath (a town in the Midlands, approximately 60km from Dublin) Colm enjoys long country walks with wife Deirdre, son Ciaran and dog Cassie. He loves the outdoors and is a big sports fan, and particularly enjoy all codes of football – Gaelic, Rugby, Soccer and American Football. He loves all types of music, playing guitar and looks forward to his annual holiday in the Spanish sunshine!
“Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn.” John C. Maxwell
Ben joins HealthBeacon fresh off completing a Bachelors of Social Science from University College Dublin. Ben is half Irish half French but has lived nearly his entire life in Dublin. He joins the team to support systems and analysis development and works closely with each department in the company. Ben considers himself very adaptable and looks forward to gaining practical and invaluable industry knowledge.
In his personal life, Ben is a devoted Manchester United fan but enjoys watching most sports. He also enjoys reading, golf and has a passion for travelling and cherishes the time he spent backpacking in Asia.
“There’s a reason that God gave us two ears, two eyes and one mouth. It’s so you can listen and watch twice as much as you talk” Alex Ferguson
Andrea joined HB team in August 2016 to lead the charge in establishing HealthBeacon technology throughout Latin America. With a background in International Trade and Business Development for 23 years she has previously worked for the governments of the United Kingdom (UKTI), Switzerland and Ireland (Enterprise Ireland). An experienced manager in the fields of Health IT and medical devices, Andrea previously worked for another Irish Healthcare group before joining HealthBeacon in Brazil leading the team in business development, project implementation and sales in LATAM.
Originally from Curitiba, which is a southern region of Brazil, Andrea loves to travel on holidays with her two kids. She loves to workout, meet with friends and catch up on the latest movies.
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” Albert Einstein
Dominick is one of the oldest band members of HB, joining the team in May 2015, playing the Quality drum, ensuring product integrity and functionality. His background is 18 years in engineering, training and quality in the electronics industry. He has worked for various tech companies, most recent being Curtiss Wright Avionics before joining Healthbeacon.
He’s clocking up the miles every day as a thorough Meath man, who is fortunate enough to live by the sea, in Laytown with partner Roxana and son David who was born June 2016. A car fanatic with a soft spot for classics, like his treasured Ford Capri ’71 and numerous Volvos, you could easily recognise a petrol head. He’s taken this to another level by also working as a driving instructor on the side. Loves to walk on the local beach, spend time with his son, and tinker with car engines in his spare time.
“The power for creating a better future is contained in the present moment: You create a good future by creating a good present”. Eckhart Tolle
Another international player, originally from beautiful Londrina, Brazil, Jomar joined HealthBeacon in April 2017 as the IT Support Engineer. He joins HealthBeacon from Novartis and has a degree in Business Information Systems, Masters in Human Resource and is currently studying for a BSc Degree in Digital Technology and Design. With a varied work history Jomar has done everything from customer service in banking to financial to software development. He found his niche in health informatics and has worked projects in Ireland, the UK, and Australia for companies both big and small.
In his spare time, he loves to travel, learn new things, help others, dogs, coffee, and his electronics. He speaks three languages, has visited more than 40 countries, and suffers from perpetual wanderlust. Most of his time is spent working, studying, and volunteering at the Dogs Trust Ireland.
“Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.” Paulo Coelho
Originally from Waterford but living in Dublin for all her working life Joyce joined HealthBeacon in May 2016. She may have had humble beginnings with a Health and Safety background in AMANCH Hospital, Joyce quickly moved into the fast-paced world of Quality. Now, with eight years in healthcare which began in the Medical Device manufacturing area where she was highly involved in various audits such as ISO 13485 and AS9100, she quickly had significant impact and leads the entire HealthBeacon quality team. Simultaneously, she is currently finishing her second Masters Degree, an MBA in Trinity College Dublin, as a part time student while being a full-time employee. While this doesn’t allow much free time but she loves to see the world when the opportunities arise.
Joyce is one of those rare people who loves going to the gym and has recently started getting into triathlons and is currently training for her second.
“Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Lord Tennyson
As CTO & Co-founder Kieran has one of the most varied roles, with a primary focus on leading the technology strategy and development tracks from hardware through to the cloud. As a fast growing organisation Kieran enjoys being involved in various other strands of the business from spending time with clients and end users through to Finance and Organisational processes. Kieran has 20 years experience in the technology arena with a particular focus on the intersection of technology and healthcare, where in a past life he built and led the team at wearable sensor company Shimmer, successfully commercialising technology licensed from Intel and served clients in over 60 countries.
In addition to his busy work life, Kieran serves as the Chairman of BioBusiness, an industry association that promotes the Life Science and Health Technology Sector across the island of Ireland and as a member of the Science Gallery Dublin Leonardo group. This is a group of up to 50 Irish and international leaders from business, science, arts, design and media who provide input into Science Gallery’s programme.
In his valuable spare time, he loves spending it with his active family, as well as running, experiencing the outdoors and working on his vinyl collection.
“The unseen is all around us.” David Lynch
As the design director, Kyle creates products and software that make healthcare more connected to improve patient outcomes by helping healthcare providers and life science companies make more informed data driven decisions. As a native Canadian, Kyle spent a few years in Dublin where he founded Ultrasound Dimensions before relocating to Montreal to help establish HealthBeacon’s first North American office.
For fun, Kyle enjoys sailing, sipping cortados, listening to deep house or chill beats, traveling to tropical islands, watching documentaries, photography, reading biographies and going to the gym, in that order.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
Lara has recently joined the HealthBeacon team as a Project Manager, she will support with the implementation of HealthBeacon across a number of markets. A qualified Engineer with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering from Trinity College Dublin, before joining the team Lara worked with Accenture, a global Technology Consulting Company. Lara spent almost three years supporting Accenture’s clients on a number of high priority implementation projects.
Lara is from Dublin, in her spare time she enjoys cooking and sport – running and tennis being her current favorites! Lara has a soft spot for penguins, following a trip to a penguin sanctuary in Argentina she just can’t get enough of them!
“Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” Walter Lippmann
Laura joined HealthBeacon in their incubation period, as their first employee back in 2014. Laura has over 10 years PA experience within a number of different industries, including Legal and Pharma. She spent her recent years before joining HB at Pfizer pharmaceuticals as EA to the Medical and Specialty Director’s, during which time she expanded her studies in Event and Project Management. Laura’s role has evolved during her years at HB which has allowed her the opportunity to work across a number of different areas of the business.
Laura is very passionate about her voluntary work, and works as a teacher in the south of Dublin during her days off. She loves travelling, meeting new people and exploring new cultures. She has a great love of art, and enjoys playing tennis…. and exploring new whiskeys, interesting combo.
“I want to spend the rest of my life everywhere, with everyone, one to one, always, forever, now.” Damien Hirst
Pacifique is one of the newest additions to our team. Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he relocated to Ireland in 2005. In 2016, he graduated with a Bachelor in electronic engineering from The Dublin Institute of Technology in Tallaght (ITT). Currently working as an assistant technician, Pacifique is a dedicated and hardworking employee whom over the years, has built his experience through various roles. He has developed a level of expertise in the technical engineering field, working for companies such as Real-Time Technology before making the shift to join our team.
During his free time, Pacifique loves to read autobiographies and self-help books. He loves spending time with friends, but also love traveling and discovering new places and people.
“Do something today that your future self will be thankful for” Unknown.
After 20 years in the Healthcare sector having previously worked in UDG PlC and Uniphar Group in Senior executive roles Paul joined HealthBeacon in 2016. Paul brought his extensive experience to support the leadership team in delivery of strategic objectives for the business and the Commercial team in the achievement of their Sales Targets. Paul was heavily involved in our business planning and 2016 Fund-Raising. As a true Limerick man, Paul is a self-declared avid Munster Rugby fanatic. In his free time, Paul is always moving forward and says crossing the finish line of a race is one of his favourite things. He also enjoys training academy kids in Kill FC and Kill GAA.
“Enjoy the Moment.”
Richard joined HealthBeacon in November 2015 as Manager of Strategic Projects after previously working for Enterprise Ireland’s Lifescience Investment team partnering and helping Irish enterprises grow, innovate and scale on global markets. Richard spent four years in the US as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University Weill Medical School doing cancer research after obtaining his PhD in Pharmacology from University College Dublin. Richard’s vital project work is what helps drive the HealthBeacon’s expansion in our overseas portfolio.
Born and raised in Ireland, Richard spends his time hanging out with his family. As a self-professed motor enthusiast, he enjoys fixing and building vintage cars and motorbikes and occasionally racing in motorsporting events.
“It’s not the age, it’s the mileage.” Indiana Jones
Sean joined HealthBeacon in December of 2016 as the Director of U.S. Operations. In addition to overseeing the launch of HealthBeacon’s new Boston location, Sean will be responsible for preparing the Boston office to meet the growing demand for HealthBeacon’s services. Sean has experience working for global brands such as Fidelity Investments and Accenture, as well as for small start-up organizations.
Sean enjoys playing and coaching soccer and snowboarding with his wife and three children.
Gillian joins HealthBeacon as the Finance Manager to bring a wide array of knowledge to the team. Gillian is an experienced accountant with BLG consultants and has been a financial accountant for the past five years in a wide array of industries. She is very excited about gaining experience in the pharma and medtech industries.
A life-long Dubliner, Gillian loves to travel and explore new countries. She also loves the outdoors, concerts and festivals and is very active playing camogie, hiking and walking.
“You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.”
Angel Quesada joins HealthBeacon as an important member of the Latin American team. Originally from Maracaibo, Venezuela, Angel will be providing his extensive development skills from Bogota, Colombia. With previous experience working for a pharmaceutical company in Venezuela developing applications and integrating those with software from customers, he also spent time in Ireland developing applications for hospitals and clinics.
He describes himself as a reliable, methodical, proactive, entrepreneurial and conscientious person who gives his best to every project he takes on. In his personal life, he likes football and Real Madrid, loves to travel, practices his photography, enjoys watch thriller movies/TV shows.
“When you really want something to happen; the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paulo Coelho.