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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

NinePatch’s commitment to racial equity is not only inherent in the NinePatch Platform’s attention to enhancing access for disadvantaged platform clients, but also evident in our corporate staff make-up. Fifty-five percent (55%) of our staff is comprised of ethnically diverse professionals as we strive to employ the best suited professionals to join our team, irrespective of race, gender or sexual identity.​

At NinePatch, we view each community as having unique goals, priorities and needs as defined by their unique blend of partners, customers, clients and existing vendor relationships. That requires us to implement our solutions with a focus on enabling the community to succeed through the lens of both needs, and success is defined within each, rather than in a “one size fits all” methodology. We select our own partners and vendor relationships with that perspective in mind, which gives us the ability to be effective in ever-varying situations and communities.​

We have a ‘preferred language’ framework to govern client communications (consent forms and requests, care team invites, etc.). Currently, Spanish has been implemented but any other language could be plugged in. We work with each community to decide what languages their populations need and use a combination of translation software and human-editing to ensure proper messaging and an appropriate literacy level.​

Our Commitment To Equity And Diversity

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NinePatch’s commitment to racial equity is not only inherent in the NinePatch Platform’s attention to enhancing access for disadvantaged platform clients, but also evident in our corporate staff make-up. Fifty-five percent (55%) of our staff is comprised of ethnically diverse professionals as we strive to employ the best suited professionals to join our team, irrespective of race, gender or sexual identity.​

At NinePatch, we view each community as having unique goals, priorities and needs as defined by their unique blend of partners, customers, clients and existing vendor relationships. That requires us to implement our solutions with a focus on enabling the community to succeed through the lens of both needs, and success is defined within each, rather than in a “one size fits all” methodology. We select our own partners and vendor relationships with that perspective in mind, which gives us the ability to be effective in ever-varying situations and communities.​

We have a ‘preferred language’ framework to govern client communications (consent forms and requests, care team invites, etc.). Currently, Spanish has been implemented but any other language could be plugged in. We work with each community to decide what languages their populations need and use a combination of translation software and human-editing to ensure proper messaging and an appropriate literacy level.​

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Woman-led company

LEIGH STERLING

President & CEO

Leigh Sterling joined NinePatch by QS Systems, Inc. as President and CEO in August 2021.  She is a seasoned leader experienced at creating and leading successful start-ups and developing high-performing teams.  Leigh brings more than 30 years of successful C-level leadership in information technology, information security frameworks, risk management, regulatory audit and compliance, financial management, strategic planning, and human resources development within the Healthcare, Banking & Finance, and Higher Education industries.

Prior to assuming her leadership role at NinePatch, Leigh served as the CEO and Executive Director for the East Tennessee Health Information Network, a Tennessee Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO), for 12 years, providing strategic direction and daily leadership since the startup stage of the RHIO, whose mission is to improve care coordination, patient safety, and patient outcomes through Health Information Exchange.

She holds a master’s degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications from the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications in Business from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  She is a Certified Health Coach.

Other Team Leaders

SCOT BRAUN

Chief Financial Officer

KENDALL STANLEY

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

JAMES CALANNI

Director of Compliance, Security, and Solutions Delivery

JEFFREY GREENE

Director of Product Design

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