Meet the Schooner Strategies Team

Since 2007, Schooner Strategies has been a leading force in policy-development, government relations support, operational management, research-based marketing and business development. We leverage a wide range of industry experts to help get the job done. Call us today at (410) 280-0025 to learn more about how we can help your organization.

Garry Carneal President & CEO

Garry Carneal is a leading expert in health care.  He has researched, written and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology, and regulatory trends.  He has established a track record helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, and other health-related businesses scale-up nationally.  He also serves on several non-profit boards and committees.  During his career, Carneal has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies.

Keith Lowey Chief Financial Officer

Keith Lowey is a principal of Verdolino & Lowey, P.C. a leading, experienced full-service accounting firm located in Foxboro, MA. He joined the firm as a Principal in 1990. Lowey is experienced in business development; accounting and consulting services; business advisory services; and bankruptcy matters including taxation, valuation and insolvency. He has been employed as an accountant for Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, Examiners, Debtors and Creditors’ Committees; Examiner; and has testified as an expert witness in numerous cases.

Michael Reisman CHQI President

Michael is responsible for the oversight of strategic business operations, including accreditation programs for health plan appeals, telemedicine, and mental health parity. He brings more than two decades of legal and clinical experience to CHQI. Most recently, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Prior to entering public service, Michael was a commercial litigator at several national law firms, focusing on health care and intellectual property matters. Hew has alsw worked as mental health counselor in in/outpatient facilities in California, New York, and in the Czech Republic.

Patty Jenkins Financial Administrator

Patty has been doing bookkeeping for small businesses for 20+ years and is responsible for accounts payable and receivable at Schooner. A mother of two, Patty enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She is also actively involved with the Wellness House of Annapolis and various other volunteer organizations in the Annapolis Community.

Brooke Byloff Executive Director, Operations

Brooke is responsible for oversight of Administration and Project Management. She brings over ten years of experience in administration and marketing experience. She is an alumnus of Indiana University.

Stephen Siegel Web Developer & IT Manager

Stephen is the lead developer, overseeing Schooner’s websites and web applications. He has an educational background in both design and programming, and continually researches new technologies and best practices to refine his workflow. Prior to joining the team, he has worked on a variety of projects in a freelance capacity both in and out of the healthcare spectrum.

Jonathan Ramirez Director of Sales

Jonathan is responsible for strategic marketing, driving sales nationally and establishing key business relationships. Prior to joining RadSite, Mr. Ramirez worked in Alzheimer’s research for Avid Radiopharmaceutials Inc. He has experience in overseeing the collection of PET imaging data on a national level and international level from PET, PET/CT, PET/MRI cameras of equipment manufacturers. He is a licensed technologist of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) with certifications in Radiography (R) and Computed Tomography (CT).

Doug Clarke Executive Director of Accreditation Programs

Doug oversees all accreditation and certification programs, value-based purchasing standards, and health outcome measures to help stakeholders achieve behavior health parity. Prior to joining the health accreditation body, he served as the director of accreditation programs at the American Telemedicine Association. He brings over 12 years of experience in the development of health standards to improve quality outcomes. He is an alumnus of Concordia University (MEd) and the College of William and Mary (BA).

Jessica Grillo Director of Legal Affairs

Jessica Grillo serves as the Legal Director. As CHQI’s Legal Director, Jessica provides in-house legal support and oversees policy development. As Executive Director of RegQuest, Jessica is responsible for the development of regulatory content, blogs, and news updates. Prior to joining CHQI, Jessica worked in private practice, litigating civil and domestic cases throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. She is an alumnus of both Barry University School of Law (JD), and Penn State University (BS).

Rob Mikes Sales

Rob Mikes is responsible for strategic marketing and driving national sales. Rob brings over twenty years of technology and sales and marketing experience. He is an alumnus of University of South Florida.

Julie Irons Manager of Accreditation

As manager of accreditation, Ms. Irons manages all aspects of the applicant’s experience from initial contact to application set up, review and the awarding of the accreditation. Ms. Irons also manages RadSite’s Accreditation Committee that oversees the review and approval of all MAP applicants. Ms. Irons came to RadSite with 15 years of experience as an account and education manager at URAC, a nationally recognized healthcare accrediting body.

Judy Behm Office Manager

Judy graduated from Penn State with a BS in Therapeutic Recreation. She initially worked with the geriatric population bringing social and physical exercise programs to nursing home residents and then spent fifteen years teaching pre-school. Before moving to MD, she was a business owner and wardrobe mistress for a performing arts series at Westminster College in western PA. As a new resident of the Bay area she was fortunate to work in the office of the Critical Area Commission, meeting MD residents fighting to save the Chesapeake. As a member of the administrative staff for Schooner Strategies she has used her varied background to connect with staff and clients.