Thomas Dent, M.D.

President and Medical Director, Co-Founder

Tom champions physician involvement in quality data and giving physicians a voice in the health care marketplace. A family physician who created and led Family Medicine residency programs, Tom has collaborated in both community hospitals and academic medical centers, and developed two physician organizations. An expert on using data registries to improve physician quality and patient outcomes, he speaks nationally at forums and conferences. Tom maintains his board certification in Family Medicine. He considers his biggest success as a practicing physician to be effective communication with patients that prompts lifestyle changes and improves outcomes.

Theresa Hush

CEO, Co-Founder

Terry is a health care strategist and change expert with experience across the health care spectrum. Her many accomplishments in the public, non-profit and private sectors include leading the transformation of Blue Cross Blue Shield regulations in Illinois, improving access to care as Director of the Illinois Medicaid program, and serving in executive leadership for both private payers and physician organizations. An expert at creating consensus for desired change through education and collaboration, Terry helps organizations take actions that will direct their future through meaningful technology and programs.

George Hernandez


George has led the creation of technology solutions for the company since its founding in 2002. Valuing communication that is prioritized, accurate and simple, George strives to develop elegant applications that are powerful, reliable and beautiful in appearance, while easy to manage and use. An engineering graduate of the University of Illinois, he has experience with a wide range of IT systems in diverse fields, from airline ticketing to martial arts. Among his many skills, George is an HL7 Certified HL7 CDA Specialist.

Phillip Lavin

Senior Data Architect

Phil has steered key database development for the Roji Registry since he joined the company in 2006. Prior to joining Roji Health Intelligence (then ICLOPS), Phil spent nearly two decades at Hewlett-Packard, where, among other projects, he overcame many technical challenges to convert a proprietary legacy database system to the Microsoft SQL Server platform. While at HP, he also designed and developed applications for Internet security, database administration and end-user reporting. In addition to his extensive knowledge of database architecture, Phil has the exceptional ability to bridge the gap between non-technical end users and the tech community. He is also a certified Version 2.7 Control Specialist.

Dave Halpert

Chief of Client Team

Dave draws on experience in the classroom to educate physicians and organizations how to implement quality programs in order to maximize benefits for patients. Prior to joining Roji Health Intelligence in 2006, he taught economics and history, having earned his Master of Education, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction, from Loyola University Chicago. His background in curriculum development is a great asset as Roji Health Intelligence creates and implements projects designed to improve the quality of health care.