Mike McKenzie and Tony Passarello recently joined the board of the Good Shepherd Clinic of Dawson County after a unanimous vote of the board Feb. 12.
The clinic is a 501(c)(3) that strives to make Dawson County a better place by providing health care for those who have none.
“The board welcomes the additions of Tony Passarello and Mike McKenzie,” said Jane Stuckey, chair of the board of directors. “The board strives to assure that patients receive excellent quality care and all of the members of the board are dedicated to that mission.”
McKenzie is an entrepreneur and inventor in the healthcare technology space. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
In 2010, he and two former colleagues from McKesson founded RazorInsight Electronic Health Record. As Chief Operating Officer, McKenzie and his two partners architected the first enterprise cloud-based Electronic Health Record solution for hospitals and provider offices. They grew the company and sold it to Boston based Athenahealth in 2015.
McKenzie has served as the manager of Clinical Pharmacy Informatics at Vanguard Health Systems in Nashville, Chief Technology Officer of Format Health (a University of Washington affiliated startup), Product/Project Manager of Keona Health and consulted with over 200 different healthcare organizations toward the creation, adoption, implementation and maintenance of healthcare information technology.
He is currently serving as CEO of HealthTrader.
McKenzie has a keen interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He lives in Dawsonville with his wife Andrea.
Passarello retired to Dawson County in 2014.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Presbyterian College. With over 39 years of medical imaging experience, he started his career at DuPont in Delaware with assignments in sales, marketing and product development.
He then worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Technologies in Virginia. He served as Sales Director for Agfa HealthCare U.S. where he was responsible for enterprise informatics and technology solutions resources to U.S. hospital systems and delivery networks. Before serving in this role, he held various positions at Agfa sales, marketing, national accounts and business development.
Passarello also serves as a member of the Development Authority of Dawson County Board, President of Dawson County Civic Association and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Dawson County.
He is a licensed U.S. Rowing Association referee for NCAA and high school regattas across the U.S. His family includes his wife, Jean, three grown children and one granddaughter.
The Good Shepherd Clinic provides free medical, dental, vision, hearing and cardiology services, free women’s wellness screenings, referrals, mental health counseling and prescription medication assistance to eligible residents of Dawson County who don’t have insurance or financial means.
To be eligible, patients must live, work or go to school in the county, not have any insurance and have an income of 200 percent or below the federal poverty level. For a family of two, that’s an income of about $34,000 a year.
For more information about the clinic visit www.goodshepherddawsonco.org or call (706) 429-9914.