Our Team

Cliff Skinner

Cliff is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of DataEmerge and for leading and managing all aspects of DataEmerge customer support. Prior to DataEmerge, Cliff worked in the healthcare information technology arena for over 25 years. He has worked for providers, software vendors and consulting firms in a variety of roles spanning application development, systems programming, implementation, and management. Growing up in a small tobacco town Fort Barnwell, North Carolina, Cliff understands that to get respect, you have to earn it.

Kevin Saffer

As CTO, and with over 35 years of experience in the field of software development, Kevin is responsible for taking the lead at DataEmerge as our chief product data architect. His vast knowledge has been a benefit in technology infrastructure for internal operations, product implementations and future development. One of Kevin’s many personal strengths is that he possess a strong work ethic. He believes in treating everyone fairly and works hard to produce a “Quality End Product” for our clients.

Bob Drake
Senior Data Extractor

With 30+ years of experience in the healthcare IT arena, Bob has been an independent consultant and developer for 20 years. He specializes in Siemens Invision applications, including Patient Management, P.A., Medical Records, Orders, Clinical Observations and Results, and interfaces. He has extensive programming experience with the proprietary data access tools used to extract data from the Invision databases. He also has expertise in the Siemens Decision Support System (Data Warehouse). In addition, Bob can extract virtually any type of demographic, financial or clinical data from Invision, transform it, load it into a relational database, and develop web applications to access the data.

Cindy Wagman
Data Solutions Coordinator

Alex Van Schoyck
Data Migration Specialist & Software Developer

Alex is a recent graduate from Capital University with a double-major in Computer Science and Business Management. Wearing many hats, he has transitioned into performing data extraction, while retaining a major role in application development, both internally and for clients. Beyond that, Alex is DataEmerge's IT department, serving as a network specialist and workstation manager. In addition to programming skills, Alex is enthusiastic and is always trying to expand his knowledge and learn something new.

Andrew Gulick
Lead Full-Stack Software Developer

Andrew is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in Software Engineering and minoring in Spanish. Working part-time over the past year and a half, he has taken the lead in developing DataEmerge's internal web-based project management tools and monitoring dashboards using Angular, Node.JS, and MongoDB, utilizing a keen eye for front-end design and good intuition for fast back-end processing. He has also developed applications for client projects using C#. Along the way, he has created DataEmerge's software development process, multiple utility libraries, and web-application framework. He has also performed business analysis and data-flow modeling to make our operations more efficient.

Purnima Chanda
Senior Data Migration Specialist

Purnima has over 7 years of experience in a wide range of software development and data analysis. With her knowledge of automation scripting languages as well as numerous database systems like SQL Server and Oracle, she has become an invaluable member of our DataEmerge team. To top it all off, Purnima has worked over the past 6 years with dozens of healthcare facilities all across the United States, exposing her to lots of different clientside medical applications and systems. She is working alongside Kevin to make sure our customers get the absolute best extraction experience!

David Pryor
Data Migration Specialist

David joins DataEmerge with a background in working with databases and SQL systems over the past 10 years. He graduated locally from OSU with a degree in CIS and has worked with databases and data analysis in a few different capacities since then. David is working with the other DataEmerge team members to refine the monitoring processes that are used during Data Extractions and is helping to design systems that mitigate the delay between an extraction error and the time when a DataEmerge employee is properly notified and dispatched to fix the problem. His work is helping DataEmerge provide the fastest possible response to issues, resulting in a faster extraction process overall!

Meghan Walther
Data Migration & Development Intern

Meghan is a sophomore at The Ohio State University majoring in Computer Science & Engineering. She is working as intern to learn about the world of data migration and to grow in her experience as a programmer. Although new to DataEmerge, she is quickly learning a lot and starting to contribute to projects.