Meet the VirtuLink Team
It truly takes a team to run a web services and consultation firm while providing customers with quick turn around times.
- Mike Petrie - President
Michael Petrie is a New Jersey native who completed his undergraduate work at the Richard Stockton University in 1993, and his graduate work at Fairleigh Dickison University in 1995, with a focus on I/O Psychology and Human Factors Engineering. Following his education, Michael began his career in Human Resources, moving into the Behavioral Healthcare / Employee Assistance marketplace as a consultant providing hands-on employee consultations, management trainings and sales presentations.
In 1999, Michael formally called upon his IT education and skills and joined the ever-growing IT sector within behavioral health and human services as a systems analyst, project manager and sales engineer, with a focus on dynamic, database-driven, web-based applications serving both the Echo Group and, later, Netsmart Technologies. He has since evolved into focusing primarily on the development and implementation of web based applications, electronic interfaces, portals, and solutions for all marketplaces. His skills include most aspects of modern web-based programming and integration (e.g., SOA, XML, OOP), database programming and administration, and platform presentations and training. In 2009, Michael formed Virtulink, LLC, a New Jersey based company.
- Chuck Dixon - Associate Executive Consultant
Chuck Dixon completed his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and is a Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and Trainer. In the last fifteen years, Chuck has served in a variety of roles and organizations including software trainer, network engineer, project manager, project executive, sales engineer, sales, as well as, management roles associated with these functions. Chuck's experience includes multiple facility software implementations (clinical and financial), sales and software procurement (including the largest Behavioral Health market deal in the United States), training, software configuration and project / staff management. Chuck's experience provides our clients with a unique blend of both technology and business process consulting that is hard to replicate.
- Terry McLeod - EHR and Software Consulting Associate
Terry McLeod started his career working with the Electronic Health Record in the 1990s, helping to build the infrastructure at Johnson Computing and helped expand the company to dominate a hyper-vertical substance abuse market with an electronic record both nationwide and in the United Kingdom. Subsequently Terry worked with Netsmart Technologies, in New York, integrating the Johnson customer-base into the Netsmart superstructure. After a decade of project administration and management, sales and product management, Terry entered the consulting field. The past several years have been spent selecting EHRs, implementing and optimizing software and providing technical services like designing reporting tools to assist management of behavioral health organizations.
- Ruth Case - EHR and Software Consulting Associate
Ruth Case, a graduate in mathematics and psychology from Northwestern University in Illinois, began her career at a community mental health center as a Business Analyst in the Fiscal/Information Technology Department while providing part time group facilitation to adults with serious mental illness. She was promoted to the Director of Quality Improvement and led a team of business analysts, medical records, safety, coding and auditing professionals. Using her combined IT, clinical and managerial experiences in the behavioral health field, Ruth began providing consulting services to behavioral health organizations in 2004. She currently provides a range of services from the creation and monitoring of client data sets and organizational performance measures; the development and coordination of managerial reports of all types; Crystal Report writing and MS Access database application development.
- Michelle Simon - Graphic and Web Design Associate
Michelle has been working in the web design/programming field for 6 years. She started her career as a graphic designer at a small web design firm. After three years, she decided to pursue freelance projects so she could be a work at home mother. Michelle is currently working as a lead web design, graphic design and programming resource for Virtulink's website and application projects.
Michelle enjoys her free time with her husband and three kids.
- Dominic Bombace - Mobile App Associate
Dominic Bombace received his Computer Science Degree from Rutgers University In 2011. While enrolled at Rutgers he also worked as a consultant in the areas of quality assurance, web design, and web app development as well as iPhone and android app development.
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