Our Team

Connie Zhong, President & CEO

Connie Zhong is passionate about delivering the best to Macannie's customers. Connie has spent the past 20 years supporting clients with health-focused missions, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Connie's approach to innovation starts with business understanding, aims at improving business outcomes, and is achieved by creative thinking and innovative solutions. Connie received a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech.)

Our Leadership Team

Connie Zhong, President & CEO

 

Connie is passionate about delivering the best to Macannie's customers. Connie has spent the past 20 years supporting clients with health-focused missions, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Connie's approach to innovation starts with business understanding, aims at improving business outcomes, and is achieved with creative thinking and innovative solutions. Connie received a Master's of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech.)

Dr. Kate Zhu, Advisory Board Member / Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO)

 

Kate is the Executive Director for the Center for Biomedical Data Science at the Yale School of Medicine. She is a clinician and healthcare informatics professional with more than a decade of experience in health informatics research, advisory and consulting, as well as an established track record of developing creative solutions to complex healthcare challenges. Besides her medical training and practice in anesthesiology, she also received her M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University under the National Library of Medicine fellowship. Previously, Kate served as an External Advisory Board member to the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University, physician scientist lead of pervasive health at the Center for Computational Health at IBM Watson Research, Chief Medical Information Officer at Kforce Government Solutions, associate medical director at Pfizer, clinical project manager at Philips, and healthcare subject matter expert at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  

Asif Shariff, RPA Practice Lead

 

Asif Shariff is a Pega Certified Senior System Architect specializing in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Process Management (BPM). He brings over 18 years' experience serving as a PEGA Lead System Architect and digital transformation leader on over 50 large scale enterprise modernizations. Prior to joining Macannie, Asif worked in the banking and financial industry, supporting clients at Morgan Stanley and American International Group (AIG). Asif is fascinated by technology and leads informal get-togethers with friends and colleagues to explore and try out new tools and new innovations.  

Joe Leitenberg, Operations & Growth

 

Joe supports business operations and organizational growth for government agencies at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and agencies at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DOD). Prior to venturing into the world of government service, Joe worked for multiple IT startups, including one of the first Taiwan-based software companies to go public.  

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