Jay Levenson, Co-Founder
Jay’s true interests are in helping employees develop professionally and in finding ways to make their work life better. RNsights provides Jay the opportunity to pursue his interests while working with the most committed, hard working and devoted group of professionals, nurses.
Prior to RNsights, Jay was a lawyer specializing in employee relations. He left the legal profession to pursue his entrepreneurial interests and use his training in resolving employment related matters. Together with Tom Ullian, he built a successful global manufacturing company. During his tenure, Jay ran all aspects of the company including Sales, Engineering, Production, Customer Service and Human Resources. Eventually Jay and Tom sold the company enabling Jay to pursue his true interests in helping professionals grow and get resolution to work related issues.
Tom Ullian, Co-Founder
During a recent family member’s battle with a terminal illness, Tom was overwhelmed with the care, compassion and dedication displayed by the nurses involved with his family. He also witnessed first hand the struggles these nurses face in the work place every day. Determined to give something back and make a difference, Tom co-founded RNsights which provides the biggest platform to improve the way nurses collaborate, share insights and resolve work related issues using the web.
Prior to RNsights, Tom spent 16 years on Wall Street where he was a member of the leadership team overseeing the 1,200 person global Investment Banking Division. His responsibilities included managing the careers of hundreds of bankers and resolving employee related problems. He then joined Jay to run their prior venture and helped to grow the company into a successful global corporation which they eventually sold to a group of private equity investors.
Zack Halloran, Chief Technology Officer
Zack has a passion for improving healthcare through web technologies. He brings over a decade of hands on web development and management experience in the healthcare and media spaces to the RNsights team.
While working on health IT initiatives at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Zack got a close look at the online services available to nurses. He knows we can do better, and is committed to working hard to deliver the tools for professional development and community building that nurses so richly deserve.
Kristen Holstead, Marketing
Prior to joining RNsights, Kristen worked with Jay and Tom at their previous venture where Kristen enjoyed much success leading the company’s marketing effort. Kristen was thrilled to team up with them again to provide her expertise to a deserving target market – nurses.
When giving birth to her first child, Kristen was overwhelmed with the care and support she received from the nurses on duty. Without theses nurses by her side, her experience would never have been the same. Now as a mother, she understands the importance of developing a close relationship with nurses who share a concern for her child’s health and knows she will put her trust in pediatric nurses, school nurses, and nurses in other specialties throughout the coming years.
Gerry Montgomery, Vice President of Business Development
Gerry joins the team with over 19 years of solution based medical sales experience working with pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Gerry has seen first hand how Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants and other health care providers have used his clients’ products and services to better the lives of their patients.
Gerry comes from a “nursing” family. Gerry’s mother was a School Nurse in the Philadelphia school system for 10 years. His sister is a practicing RN and his sister-in-law is a Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. Gerry knows the dedication it takes to be part of the nursing profession and the commitment health care providers make on behalf of their patients. Gerry is excited to be part of this team striving to improve the work life of health care providers nationwide.
Gayle Walker-Cillo, Healthcare Community Coordinator
Gayle Walker-Cillo RN, MSN/Ed, CEN, CPEN, FAEN has over 20 years of critical care and emergency department experience in staff, educator, and clinical specialist roles. Gayle is a full-time emergency clinical nurse specialist as well as a sought after clinical expert, author, and researcher with a passion for bringing best practices and resources to the bedside nurse. She has designed and led a successful fellowship program for transitioning non-emergency nurses to the emergency environment since 2005. Gayle has authored articles on everything from bioterrorism to rheumatoid arthritis.
Gayle is also very active in the Emergency Nurses Association from being the nurse at the bedside to being the national leader defining competency and a way to evaluate research for emergency nurses everywhere. Gayle has been involved in all levels of professional organizations as a delegate, poster presenter, speaker, state president, committee/work team member, and reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing and an editor for Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal.
Gayle’s motivating force is to empower bedside nurses by engaging and arming them with the knowledge, skills, and competence to advocate for themselves and their patients. Gayle is excited to be part of the RNsights team to help pave the way for how healthcare professionals use online communities to share evidence based solutions, provide guidance and opportunities for professional and personal development, collaborate and find peer support.