With nearly 100 professionals in three global offices, Health Language expertise is wide and deep.
Brian F. McDonald
Executive Vice President
Brian McDonald has 17 years of experience in public and private corporations, including 11 years in the technology sector. Before joining Health Language, Mr. McDonald served as Chief Financial Officer of Jones Cyber Solutions, Ltd. where he was responsible for strategic, financial, and administrative oversight of domestic and overseas corporate operations. Mr. McDonald also served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of Carlyle Golf, Inc., successfully directing the firm's initial public offering.
Marc A. Horowitz
Senior Vice President
Marc Horowitz, co-founder of Health Language, has more than 25 years of experience in creating and developing commercial markets globally. Mr. Horowitz was most recently Group Business Development Director for iSOFT Group PLC, where he was charged with consolidating global business activities and disseminating the iSOFT business proposition worldwide.
Other experience includes his involvement as a co-founder of Healthcare Communications, Inc. (HCI), where he was responsible for international and domestic sales efforts. He helped propel HCI's rapid growth to 1,400 clients in 49 countries and supported HCI through its transformation into a strong, publicly traded company. Mr. Horowitz has also served as Regional Vice President of Asia/Pacific for the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) licensing arm. In this capacity, he was responsible for global partner coordination of all World Cup intellectual property.
Dr. Brian Levy, M.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Brian Levy has years of experience in medical informatics with development of terminologies, clinical content, and the use of the Internet by patients and physicians to improve care delivery. He leads a team of physicians, nurses, PhDs, and professional medical coders in the inclusion of terminologies, mappings, and other content in the Language Engine.
Dr. Levy is also a practicing Board Certified internist filling in as a hospitalist at local hospitals, and received his medical school training at the University of Michigan. His numerous articles and presentations in the healthcare informatics arena detail his experience and expertise in this field.
Oswaldo (Oz) H. León
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
With more than 25 years of domestic and global practice in commercial software development, online information services, and enterprise solutions, Mr. León additionally brings to Health Language his extensive experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry and software architecture, security, and integration.
Mr. León most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of Jones International, Ltd. As part of their corporate executive management team he provided leadership for the technology direction and oversight of more than 20 business entities serving the e-commerce, software, education, and entertainment industries. Prior to that position he was Senior Vice President of Product Development and Chief Technology Officer of MPower Solutions, Inc., where he played a key role in leading a successful reorganization that resulted in the company going public and transitioning its product line to meet changing technology and business needs. Mr. León also served in senior leadership positions at Micromedex, Inc., Arco Coal Company, Echo Bay Mines, Great-West Life Assurance Company, and Conoco.
A graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Mr. León earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and political science.
Vice President of Professional Services
April Yoder has over 20 years experience in Professional Services providing for clients and their needs. She leads an HLI team comprising clinicians, informatics experts, project managers, technical leads, and documentation support that focuses on delivering Language Engine implementations, support, and other services provided by HL.
Ms. Yoder most recently served as a Project Director for DISH Network, directing a two-year program that consolidated and architected customer-facing product data. Prior to DISH, she served as Director of Project Management for Jones Cyber Solutions, Inc., coordinating and leading project teams globally and domestically for large, multi-tiered programs for the implementation of telecommunications customer service software.
A graduate of Regis University, Ms. Yoder earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Derek Baird leads all Health Language sales and partnership activities with hospitals, health systems, healthcare IT vendors, and payers. Mr. Baird has more than a decade of healthcare IT sales and marketing experience.
Most recently, Mr. Baird was the Director of Business Affairs for Zynx Health, where he oversaw product management, business development, and inside sales activities for the company. Previously, he was the Marketing Director for Practice Partner, an ambulatory electronic health records vendor now part of McKesson.
Mr. Baird earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle and received his Masters of Business Administration with honors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.