Ocean sets sail for growth with six key promotions

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In 2024, Ocean is poised for substantial growth in two big ways: by fully embracing our coast-to-coast mentality and solidifying our position as leaders in interoperability and standards-based design. As part of this mission, we’re thrilled to announce the promotion of six key team members.

A portrait of Victoria Badgley, VP of Business Operations for the Well Health Company OceanMD, formerly CognisantMD.

Victoria Badgley, Chief Operating Officer

Since the inception of Ocean, Victoria has played a leading role building the Ocean team, brand, and reputation from the ground up. As COO, she will oversee client operations while helping to provide strategic guidance across all business operations, partner engagement, and organizational direction.

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Haley Gush,
VP Client

Haley’s leadership skills have driven the growth and development of our team of Practice Consultants in Client Success. As VP, Client Relations, Haley will also oversee Ocean’s technical support team, helping to provide more unified support for all your Ocean needs.

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Yaron Derman,
VP Product & Interoperability

Under Yaron’s strategic guidance, Ocean has expanded to over 30 integrations, from native EMR to FHIR-based connections. In his new role, Yaron will oversee the continued development of the Ocean Platform and Ecosystem to facilitate seamless connections in healthcare.

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Samantha Plested, Sr. Director, Business Development

Sam has deftly led the Sales team through countless negotiations, contract updates, and partnership conversations. We’re thrilled to have Sam apply her enterprise mindset to new opportunities as Ocean focuses on cross-country expansion.

A portrait of Haley Gush, Senior Director of Client Success at the Well Health Company OceanMD, formerly CognisantMD.

Tessy Vattaparambil, Client Education Specialist

As a practice consultant, Tessy excelled in client relationships and helping clinics onboard. In her new role of Client Education Specialist, she’ll expand her skills by providing training on a larger scale through webinars and other learning content.

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Chris Eastick, Technical Solutions Analyst

Over the years, Chris showed no hesitation to dive deep into Ocean and learn about every single function. With his vast product knowledge, we’re thrilled to have him as our Technical Solutions Analyst and be point on the Platform.

Please join us in congratulating our incredible team for their hard work and dedication.

At OceanMD, we value honesty, integrity, and a passion for improving healthcare in Canada.

If you’d like to join us join this journey, visit our careers page and check for openings.

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