Thanks for stopping by to find out more about who we are! Below you’ll find all of our employee bios.
Brian joins Magnus Health with 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, and specifically the last 8 years working with student health software. Brian was the CEO of CareFlow Student Health Records before Magnus acquired CareFlow, and he became the CEO of Magnus Health.
Before Magnus Health and CareFlow, Brian started a healthcare consulting company that focused on implementing technology solutions in hospitals (HIT Consulting Services) and a healthcare software company focused on improving communication between hospitals, physicians, and patients (Notifi Health). Brian is passionate about health care and is excited to help shape the direction of student care.
Brian really loves playing sports and exercising, and you can almost always find him in the gym or at the park, and he’ll probably be wearing orange! He plays soccer a few times a week and tries to get the Magnus team out for a pickup basketball game after work! Brian adores his wife and two children.
Originally hailing from Buffalo, NY Adin Bradley earned his undergraduate degree in Human Resources in Ontario, Canada before coming home to receive his MBA from the University of Buffalo. He brings with him many years of experience in optimizing and standardizing processes; skills he fine-tuned working as a Regional VP for Rural/Metro Corp and as COO for CareFirst Animal Hospital group.
As the Operations Director for Magnus, Adin is looking forward to working with the Magnus team to utilize their insider knowledge to help grow and streamline operations. While Adin definitely has a mind for business operations he also has a soft spot for sports and his family.
When he’s not pioneering new processes for Magnus he spends time in his man cave watching every football game he can, playing golf and spending time with his family. He says that recently his wife and son took up golfing and they enjoy playing the game together. Some interesting tidbits you might not know about him is that he never walks under a ladder and he always has to walk out of the same door he walked into.
Inese is a seasoned Marketing professional with over 10 years of digital marketing experience who excels in developing strategies and creative marketing campaigns. She has a broad expertise with web development and content management, marketing automation, and CRM tools. Inese has worked in a variety of industries, more recently managing digital communications for Altra Industrial Motion, Cree, and Patheon.
Inese joined the Magnus marketing team in 2016. As the Director of Marketing, her goal is to ensure that every school in the US learns about our student medical record management software, which creates a healthier and safer environment for the K-12 and college students!
Inese was born in Riga, Latvia, but spent most of her adult life in the Chicago area. She earned a Business degree from Millikin University in Decatur, IL. Inese likes to travel and is an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan! Her family spends countless hours at the rinks in Raleigh and around the country with their son who plays AA travel hockey. Inese is also a parent to her beautiful 14 year old German Shepherd fur-baby Tumsa.
Ian is the “IT coder guy” and if the world ever runs out of coffee, Ian is to blame. He is originally from State College, where he attended South Hills College of Business and Technology. He started working for Brian at his first company as a developer, and later became the architect of the CareFlow software.
Even after he moved to West Chester, Ian has still remained an avid Penn State Football fan! Ian adores his wife, and two black labs. He enjoys the outdoors, including softball, and taking his dogs, Bailey and Jake, out on hikes.
Rich started working in the healthcare industry in college, working at a surgery center managing medical records and has been with CareFlow EMR since the early years, balancing responsibilities across several departments of the company. He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the Magnus team, and is especially looking forward to transitioning CareFlow clients into the new upcoming “Super Software” resulting from the merge.
Born in Hawaii, where his family still lives, Rich has spent most of his life on the East Coast in Pennsylvania. He attended Arizona State and Pennsylvania State Universities, and then settled in West Chester. Rich considers himself a nature freak.
He loves sports, specifically soccer, as he was the captain of the soccer team for multiple years in college. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, surfing, fishing, and thinks the more time spent in nature, the better!
Vanessa is from Cary, NC and went just down the road for college at NCSU, where she studied Spanish. While in college, Vanessa joined Broadreach, a company that leads international academic and adventure programs for teens. Vanessa is Magnus’ Human Resources Manager, but she also owns her own photography business and loves being a part of people’s wedding days.
Her favorite things about Magnus are that she feels like she learns something new everyday and the option to wear yoga pants to work. Vanessa is the proud mother of two pups, Piper and Charlie. She gets really overly attached to book characters, and loves running, reading, and doing yoga.
Paul holds a Masters of Engineering in Microelectronics and Software Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Before taking on the role of Magnus System Administrator, Paul worked as an IT Technician for Erie Management Group. Originally from Nottingham, England, Paul relocated to Raleigh, NC after having lived in Erie, PA. Before coming to Magnus he volunteered for two years at a Bird of Prey rehabilitation center, where he was able to help care for and re-release wild Bald Eagles, Red-Tail Hawks, and Great Horned Owls. He is an avid reader of Celtic and Norse mythology, and he considers electronics and microprocessor programming to be hobbies.
Sallie achieved her dream of becoming a certified dork as she recently earned her CPA license. She is a native Chapel Hillian (bet you thought there were none!). She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School, where she received a bachelor in business administration and a master of accounting. Sallie is the holder of Magnus’ money and is the on-site resident contract guru.
On a daily basis she works closely with the sales and marketing teams to grow Magnus Health. She’s excited that she will be able to wear flip flops to work because it pains her to wear closed-toe shoes as a Southern Girl.
To help with her dork cred, Sallie likes to knit, and has knitted many things including sweaters and baby hats. Sallie claims that her spirit animal is a 90 year old man and adores playing with her adorable nephews. Something interesting about Sallie is that she has an advanced open water diving certification!
Charles graduated from UNCW with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science in July 2015. He is an A+ certified employee, and worked at Geek Squad for three and a half years! As for Chuck’s job duties, he simply states “I do IT.” Chuck has three dogs and a cat. He does HEMA and OCR.
Chuck enjoys reading books on military history, and especially enjoys Roman military history.
Candice is a lady of many interests and has a varied, fascinating background. She was born in Nebraska and raised in northern Virginia. She went to Art school in Utica, NY at the Pratt Institute, and then finished her degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a BFA in Photography. Her past work experiences include an internship with the Central Intelligence Agency in office administration, working shipment and merchandising for Gap Inc in Savannah, GA and filing taxes for household employers.
As the Records Manager it’s Candice’s job to oversee the Records departments in its entirety. This involves processing tickets from school admins, Help Desk and Client Services. Candice is also responsible for implementing future processes to enhance the department and recruiting/training new hires.
As the Office Administrator she helps to maintain the office space, the building and the sanity of her coworkers.
In her free time, Candice enjoys horror movies, running half marathons and playing pinball at the local barcade. Like some other Magnus folks, she loves her coworkers and believes life is better with bacon in it. She has a fear of needles but has five tattoos! She has the best pet in the world, a venus flytrap named Sir Frederick IV.
Originally from Massachusetts, Melanie is a die-hard Bruins Fan. She graduated from William Peace University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Melanie is an active member of Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. She is also a Board Member of TISQA (Triangle Information System Quality Association) and an active member of MeetUp Girl Develop It RDU.
Melanie joined Magnus in 2013 and it has been an adventure that she has loved! Starting out on the Help Desk Team back in the day, she is now Magnus’ Product Owner. Her job requires her to make product decisions, manage the Product and QA team, and in general, be the go-to-person for all things product related. What Melanie loves most is working with a proactive and MAGNIFICENT team. She always takes a positive attitude towards fantastic ideas and crafts it all into a beautiful reality.
Melanie is a total kitten enthusiast. She has two adorable kittens, Bear who is a fluffy cotton ball lookalike and Titan who is a skittish and goofy tuxedo fella. Melanie’s a firm believer that everything can be done better, on Wednesdays we wear pink, and there is never such a thing as too much glitter.
Deidra is a busy lady, always has been. She grew up in a small town, in a very close-knit family. After attending college and finding herself in Maryland, she soon returned to North Carolina to take care of her family. Her work history is wide and varied, from road construction, to a live-in group home manager, and Dietary Clerk for the Sandhills Regional Medical Center Nutritional Services Department. She holds a NC Medication Administration Certification, an Associate’s in Arts, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Outside of work and school, Deidra volunteers for the YMCA after school program, Habitat for Humanity, Back Pack Pals, Underwood Elementary, PAGE of Wake County, and is a youth leader at church. At Magnus, Deidra is the Help Desk Manager and the Texas Review Program Coordinator. She enjoys multitasking as she manages 2 team within the company, manages all Texas accounts, and completes 1-1 training with new hires.
She also enjoys meeting new people, exploring the city, and spending time with her nieces and nephew. If you need a stick of gum or a mint, find Deidra because she’s always armed with the tools to combat bad breath. You’ll also find Deidra has a talent for singing, and for making others comfortable after just one conversation.
Jon grew up in Central New York and earned his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication from Buffalo State College. In 2003, Jon moved to North Carolina where he now lives with his wife and his 2 children. He joins the Magnus family with over 20+ years of customer service experience from several fields including Finance, Energy Analytics and Employee Benefits.
As a Regional Territory Manager Jon works directly with schools to help them navigate the Magnus system and with troubleshooting issues. Additionally, he works on the back end investigating and resolving cases via emails and voicemails from schools.
When he is not at work Jon coaches his son’s football team and creating arts and crafts with his daughter and for the past 20 years, he has gone back to his hometown on Labor Day weekend to participate in a golf tournament and family reunion.
Martika is originally from Warrenton, NC and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from North Carolina State University in 2013 and received her MBA in 2016. She is a Regional Manager for Client Services and is the Privacy Advocate for Magnus.
Martika enjoys the environment here because everyone brings something different to the table, making work a lot of fun. Away from work, Martika enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cooking, shopping, and traveling. She also plays violin, clog dances and she even has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do…true story!
After graduating from West Liberty University in 2014 , Jazmine relocated to the big City of Oaks. Being very close to her mother and sister she finds it difficult to be away from them since they are all the way in PA.
As a member of the Client Support team, her responsibilities include implementing schools, training clients, and troubleshooting issues. Jazmine says her favorite thing about Magnus is how everyone works so closely to achieve the same goals and how everyone is always helpful when you have a question.
Look out Ravens’ fans, Jazmine here is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan who is obsessed with anything and everything Pittsburgh sports related. In her downtime, she is an avid shopper who loves to try new recipes she finds on Pinterest, attending different sporting events and going to the movies.
Raleigh native Nick White graduated from Leesville Road High School and is currently working on earning his degree in Business and Communications. As a member of the Client Services team Nick works to ensure that client accounts are setup for use and client inquiries are answered effectively.
Basically, Nick is the guy behind the curtain, making sure that all implementation managers have the support and resources they need to have a smooth account launch.
In his free time, Nick enjoys writing, reading and taking road trips. He says there is nothing like taking a random Saturday and enjoying the beaches of North Carolina.
Coming to us with 15 years of customer service experience under his belt, Kenny has held positions at Siemens Medical Solutions, Coram Home Infusion therapy and Biologics Inc. to name a few. In short, this guy has got it going on in customer service! Kenny studied Computer Science at Wayne College and is from Goldsboro, NC.
As a Client Support Assistant here at Magnus Kenny says that he is looking forward to using the skills that he has developed over the years to help Magnus grow and become the best customer experience ever! Kenny’s hobbies include traveling, dining out, taking long walks around downtown Raleigh and trying different foods, his favorite being sushi.
Much like his co-worker Christina, Kenny also really enjoys spending time gardening and doing DIY projects. If you ever need someone to go on a First Friday Art tour, or attend a food truck rodeo, Kenny is your man!
Originally from Garner, NC Kelsey attended East Carolina University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Management. In addition, she is currently pursuing a Certificate in Health Information Management and could potentially continue on to the Master’s program.
Being a member of the Client Services team means that Kelsey has the opportunity to assist school nurses with anything they need in regards to their school’s account. Her favorite thing about Magnus is the relaxed and open atmosphere.
When she is not working on school assignments or assisting Magnus customers Kelsey is either spending time with her family and friends or taking a relaxing break to catch up on her favorite tv shows.
Jamie attends William Peace University and is a Psychology Major. Before joining Magnus she worked with various grassroots organizations including election campaigns and mentoring programs for special needs children and young adults.
At Magnus, Jamie works with the Client Services team and she loves the work environment. As she put it, “I enjoy the fluid nucleus of my belonging department, we as a team help each other grow both professionally and personally.” Jamie is a middle child and has a twin brother, James.
She enjoys traveling, trying new dishes (especially spicy ones) from around the world, and says that dark chocolate and/or coffee every single day is a MUST.
Melany was born and raised in the Research Triangle Park area of NC which has a longstanding reputation as being a hub for technology companies. Melany began her career at IBM working in various domestic and global sales roles across multiple verticals. Ready for a change focused on improving lives of students, she joined Magnus in 2013. At Magnus, she specializes in growing our client base across the country and emerging international markets.
Although she’s played soccer all her life, and was recruited to play in college, Melany’s most humbling and amazing experience was carrying the Olympic torch. Outside of Olympic and work endeavors, Melany loves ethnic food (the spicier the better) and English and American football. She pulls for the Liverpool, Tottenham, Seattle Seahawks and NCSU Wolfpack, but thinks it’s important to note that tailgating is also a sport.
Family is super important to Janet, she is very close with her family, friends, and especially her son who is her heart and soul. She also has two dogs, one is a toy poodle named Oscar, and a Chihuahua name PeWee, plus a cat named Oreo. She comes from Princeton, NC, attended Barton College, and previously worked in broadcast radio, and joins Magnus as an Account Executive.
Janet loves to sing, even though she can’t learn the lyrics to songs to save her life. She’s been a loyal Britney Spears fan since 1998. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” is Janet’s favorite TV quote EVER! Oh, and if you ever have any questions about the Real Housewives franchise, ask Janet.
Jameson joins the Magnus family with 8+ years experience in direct and channel sales for SAAS products. As an Account Executive Jameson says that his job duties are “Sales, sales, sales!”
He is from Portland, Maine and spends his free time with his three children, playing guitar/ vocals in his band Acadia and going thrift shopping!
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Amber was recruited to play soccer at West Chester University, where she studied Peace and Conflict along with Communications. Upon graduating, Amber spent time living and working as a reporter in San Francisco. Shortly thereafter, she started her career at CareFlow, primarily focused on sales.
After several years of the bi-coastal life, Amber returned to San Francisco, where she currently resides. Amber loves music, fermented smashed grapes and painting… often times combining all three. She loves yoga, food at any time of the day, and being outdoors.
Chelsea is a native of New England, born and raised in Connecticut. By default she likes cold winters, lobstah rolls and college basketball. Upon graduating from the University of Connecticut she moved to Boston where she worked as part of the sales development team at PayPal Media Network.
With industry experience spanning from health and wellness to technology, Chelsea focuses on building a healthy pipeline for the sales organization and establishing strong relationships at Magnus.
A Jersey girl at heart, Morgan joins the Magnus family as a Business Development Rep. Her main focus is on building and establishing strong business relationships for our Sales team. Thankfully, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UNCW!
In her downtime, Morgan loves the beach and is a mega Criminal Minds fan.
Born and raised in Central New Jersey, Marlene moved to Pennsylvania to attend West Chester University, where she graduated with honors. Marlene has experience working in many fields, but she brings her background of working in schools, knowledge of healthcare and technology into the Magnus Marketing department as our Digital Marketing Specialist.
Marlene is a pug-mom to Ellie, loves to shop for home decor, and also enjoys snowboarding, soccer, the beach, cooking or baking, and reading.
Christina is from Whiteville, NC, and attended Peace College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a second Bachelor’s degree in English. As a member of the Marketing team, she is responsible for the research and development of content for email campaigns, the website, internal communication at Magnus, occasionally press releases and blog postings. Pretty much if it’s written, there is a good chance that she is the one who wrote it.
What she likes most is the open atmosphere of the Magnus office, especially the positive and motivational vibes everyone gives off on a daily basis. Christina is obsessed with all things horticulture. Her favorite thing to do is find new uses for different plants which also plays into her disaster survival obsession. She can name a plant to help just about any health issue.
A true Pennsylvania native, Kerri was born in Doylestown PA as the 2nd of 5 children and graduated from West Chester University in 2016 with a double degree in Marketing and Management. She started working for CareFlow, before it was acquired by Magnus, as an intern and is now a full time Marketing team member here at Magnus.
She says her favorite part about Magnus is her wonderful colleagues and awesome work environment. Her main duties as a Marketing Analyst are using statistical analysis and reports to create data for marketing & sales material, planning, implementing and evaluating surveys for research purposes and updating, monitoring and maintaining data in the company’s contact database.
Some of Kerri’s interests are working out, bartending, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, cooking, watching her Philly sports teams and most importantly her dogs!
Carly grew up as a suburbanite in Philadelphia and studied Exercise Science at West Chester University. Currently, she is a member of the Careflow Support Team and assists CareFlow users throughout the annual process of health forma submission, as well as making it easier for school nurses to use.
Carly loves the beach, having spent summers at the New Jersey shore with her girlfriends. She loves her dogs, family, and is the oldest of three kids. She played the violin from 3rd grade up until her senior year! She made her sister carry the violin in and out of school for her to prevent her from looking like a nerd! She as well as 25 students were picked from the senior class to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2010.
She and her family have been going to the annual Mummers Parade held on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia for the past 15+; a tradition she still continues today. She loves exercise, warm weather, meeting new people, and trying new restaurants!
Originally hailing from the West African country Gambia, Fanny has lived in Raleigh for the past 15 years and is the oldest of 3 children. She graduated from Meredith College in 2014 with a BS in Biology and two minors in Environmental Sustainability and Sociology. Fanny hopes to one day obtain her masters in Global Health and perhaps work for the United Nations.
Affectionately named as a member of “team whisper” Fanny’s quiet disposition helps her with her role as a Help Desk Agent, where she assists parents and students with their questions and concerns regarding Magnus. She enjoys being able to resolve problems and ease the fears/frustrations of the people who call the Help Desk.
Fanny asserts that her favorite thing about Magnus is the awesome atmosphere! When she isn’t rocking it on the Help Desk, Fanny is enjoying her guilty pleasure TV shows, watching scary movies, and sending her friends funny things she finds on the internet. Something you might not know about Fanny is that she occasionally enjoys painting portraits of people, especially babies!
Amber was born in Las Vegas but, as the child of a father in the Air Force, she moved around quite often. She even spent 4 years living in England as a child. She graduated high school from Piney Woods, a Mississippi boarding school in 2006 and is currently a pre-nursing major at Wake Tech, with the hopes of becoming a Registered Nurse.
As a bona-fide member of the Help Desk team and of “team whisper” with her team member Fanny, Amber’s daily tasks include answering parent and student phone calls, along with responding to emails and chats.
She says that the best thing about Magnus is the comfortable atmosphere. In her free time Amber spends quality time with her son Seven.
Kevin came to Raleigh by way of Ottawa, Canada, at the age of four. In 2015 he graduated from NCSU with his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. His day-to-day job responsibilities include fixing software bugs, making the Magnus site run smoother and developing creative ways to make future improvements to the website’s functionality.
Kevin rides his motorcycle to work every day rain or shine and hasn’t owned a car in 5 years (something he couldn’t be happier about). Some of his favorite pastimes are rock climbing and craft beers.
After graduating from Springfield Township High School in PA, Ben went on to attend Drexel University and is now currently a Junior Developer 1 here at Magnus. Ben’s daily tasks include bug fixes and making sure that the software works appropriately.
Something interesting that you might not know about Ben is that when he was younger he trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and sometimes in his spare time he likes to write fiction.
An India native, Vandana moved to Chester Springs, PA in 2008. While in India, she earned her Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics and Communication in 2004. Previously she implemented content management solutions for Interwoven. Later, she worked for Siemens Medical on their Soarian Ambulatory initiative. As a Junior Java developer for Magnus, Vandana’s contributions help develop and enhance the Magnus system.
Vandana’s home life is just as busy as her Magnus one. She is the wife of a coder/geek and the mother of two children Rushil and Rishima. She says that the concept of free time doesn’t exist for her since they occupy every second of her time, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Something interesting about Vandana is that her favorite pastime is getting her family together and dancing to crazy peppy bollywood songs.
Ed grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, giving him the chance to enjoy the outdoors and all the city has to offer. After graduating high school, he attended The Art Institute of Philadelphia to earn a degree in Culinary Arts. Shortly after, Ed relocated to California where he worked as a Sous Chef at two of the state’s most prestigious country clubs. After a number of adventures and 10 years working in French styled kitchens, Ed decided to pursue his passion for technology and earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from West Chester University, with a concentration in Computer Security.
He earned two NSA security certifications while attending school. After graduation, he joined the CareFlow team in a support role, and added Account Management, front-end web development, template development, and ms-sql database work to his daily duties. Now with the Magnus Product team, Ed works with specific project teams, including engineering and user experience teams, to capture requirements and develop both functional and design specifications. In addition, he analyzes best practices, existing workflows, and stakeholder feedback. Ed has always been, and always will be, a huge fan of the outdoors.
He loves growing fruits and vegetables from spring to late fall and even grows herbs, peppers, and lettuce indoors during the winter. He is an adventurer and avid camper. Ed is also a HUGE live music fan, attending concerts quite frequently. Having grown up and spent most of his time in the Philadelphia area, it is only natural that Ed is an Eagles and Flyers fan. It also goes without saying that he is not a fan of some other teams…. (cough cough) Oh, and did I mention that Ed LOVES to cook? Being a French trained chef does have its perks!
Shalina graduated with her masters from Dhaka University. Prior to Magnus she worked for a leading mobile company Grameenphone. Soon afterwards, she and her husband both came to the US and Shalina began working for Didonai LLC, Merck.
As a Quality Assurance analyst Shalina’s daily tasks include executing test cases to ensure that everything works smoothly and meets customer expectations.
She enjoys spending time with her son, gardening, fishing and staying organized.
Jeff received his degree in Communications from West Chester University and is a member of both the Product and Quality Assurance teams here at Magnus. He helps make sure that not only is the Magnus system running as smoothly as it should, but also that Magnus clients continue to use the best possible product.
In his newfound post-grad free time outside of work Jeff loves spending time with his family, catching Philadelphia sports and everything HBO.
A Southern California native, Carlos has been a North Carolina transplant for the past 10 years. He currently attends North Carolina State University and is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Engineering.
As a member of the Quality Assurance(QA) team, it’s Carlos’ job to perform exploratory testing for new features before each release. He is also learning about automation and testing using Selenium and TestNG to make sure that the software is at its peak for Magnus clients.
Originally from the Poconos, Samara is currently a junior at West Chester University majoring in Exercise Science with a concentration in Occupational Therapy.
Her responsibility as the Quality Assurance Intern is to test the quality of the Magnus Health software and to make sure that “everything is gravy”
Samara loves the summertime and hopes to someday travel the world but for now says that her favorite city is New York City.