Alan Portela, Chief Executive Officer, AirStrip


Alan Portela has more than 25 years of experience in bringing groundbreaking medical technology solutions to market. Mr. Portela originally joined AirStrip as a senior advisor and member of the Board of Directors prior to his appointment as CEO in 2011. His vision of healthcare mobility has helped guide efforts to solidify AirStrip’s leadership position in a rapidly evolving healthcare landscape.

Prior to joining AirStrip, Mr. Portela was CEO and principal of Hybrid Clinical Transformation, LLC, where he developed successful EHR adoption strategies for the U.S. Military Health System and much of the Veterans Health Administration. He also served as President and Chief Strategist at CliniComp, Intl., and in senior executive roles in several innovative healthcare technology and service organizations.

Nancy Pratt, Chief Operating Officer, AirStrip

Nancy-PrattA healthcare industry veteran with a proven record of success in driving effective IT strategies and operational improvement over many years, Nancy Pratt is now spearheading the next generation of innovations at AirStrip.

Nancy is committed to delivering the level of clinical effectiveness required in a post-Affordable Care Act world while executing the AirStrip value proposition: transforming healthcare through mobility and interoperability, and optimizing operational effectiveness both internally and with clients.

An American Society of Quality Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Nancy served most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer at St. Joseph Health. Nancy previously spent ten years as Senior Vice President – Clinical Effectiveness of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego and led the initiative that resulted in Sharp HealthCare receiving the 2007 National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. In both positions, Nancy also served on the steering committees responsible for strategic IT decisions.

Before that, Nancy served as Vice President of Clinical Services at CliniComp, Intl., where she supervised product design, implementation, training, testing and quality including technical documentation of newly developed software applications and enhancements.

An experienced manager in cardiovascular care and trauma, Nancy spent more than 20 years as a critical care nurse in a variety of settings. A retired U.S. Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Nancy began her career in the Nurse Corps and led clinical programs and operations at the Medical University of South Carolina and Sentara Health Care.

Angela Pierce, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, AirStrip

After more than 16 years of executive-level financial development experience for a wide range of businesses, Angela Pierce now provides the financial stewardship of AirStrip. Angela is no stranger to crafting financial management plans for technology leaders. Most recently, as the CFO of Trillion Partners, Inc., she spearheaded the effort to raise $60 million in debt and private equity for the business. As VP of Finance at Broadwing, Angela led the raising of more than $200 million and managed the company’s M&A activities and investor relations functions.

Angela also previously managed financial services and corporate banking as an executive with The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi and Deutsche Bank.

Scott Corbitt, MHA, BSN, RN, Vice President of Commercial Operations, AirStrip

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With nearly 25 years of experience in healthcare, Scott Corbitt is an industry veteran with extensive knowledge of information systems, clinical care and hospital operations. Joining AirStrip in 2014 as the VP of Commercial Operations, Scott manages all commercial team operations, implementations and user training at AirStrip.After launching his career as an emergency department nurse, Scott continued his clinical practice in Level I Trauma and Critical Care until he merged his love of healthcare with his passion for computers and entered the healthcare IT space in 2004, conducting operational process analysis and reengineering to support healthcare technology implementations.

Immediately prior to joining AirStrip, Scott served for three years as Market Information Systems Director, Security Officer and acting CIO over a large healthcare system in Memphis, TN.  In addition, Scott has previously worked with companies including CliniComp, Dell Services and IBM’s Healthcare Practice, specializing in healthcare IT project management and implementations. Scott received his B.S. in Nursing from Baptist College of Health Sciences and his M.S. in Health Services Administration from University of St. Francis.

Lillie C. Thomas, CQA, CQPA, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, AirStrip

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With 35 years of experience in medical device quality and regulatory affairs, Lillie Thomas has vast medical device experience covering both the US and international markets. Joining AirStrip in 2018, Lillie brought MDSAP and regulatory filing experience to improve speed of products to market.

Her experience includes conducting more than 20 clinical studies in healthcare institutions for proof of concept and implementation, and managing more than 60 regulatory and notified body audits both domestically and internationally, including facility startup and construction.

Lillie has been certified by Exemplar Global as a lead auditor for ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015, certified by the American Society for Quality as a Green Belt, Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Quality Process Analyst and a RAPS Certificate in Medical Devices. She served as a Baldridge Healthcare and Medical Device Auditor, and has been recognized as a regulatory expert in several states and Washington, DC.

Lillie received her B.S. degree cum laude from Virginia Tech University in Economics and Statistics, and has served as a statistical referee for the American Chemical Society for 14 years.

Aparna Bala, Clinical Transformation Consultant, AirStrip

aparna-bala-2As a registered nurse, Aparna’s knowledge of nursing workflow stems from 15 years of direct patient care experience in over 20 hospitals, including UCSF Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic and Children’s National in Washington, DC.  Her active participation in hospitals’ healthcare technology implementations motivated her transition to clinical informatics with a focus on the multi-dimensional aspects of clinical transformation.

2 thoughts on “Bloggers

  1. The integration of patient monitoring and lab results into an iPAD is awesome.
    My question to Airstrip is?
    Is it possible to integrate Nihon Kohden patient monitors/ECG into an iPAD,iPhone or any Android phone.
    If you any solution, please reply..

  2. Thank you for your question and your input as to our priorities. We reevaluate the priorities of new data source interfaces to our products several times a year and your valuable input will help us better understand customer demand. Please feel free to reach out to for further information.

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