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.

Senior Leadership

Garry Carneal, JD, MA

President and CEO

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Garry founded Schooner Strategies in 2007 to serve as an incubator of ideas, programs and organizations. He is a leading expert in health care having 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, nonprofits and other health-related businesses scale nationally. Throughout his career, Garry has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies. He serves on numerous boards and committees in support of improving the U.S. healthcare system. Garry received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Mark Casner, MA, MBA, FACHE

Chief Strategy Officer

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Mark brings more than forty years of health care experience to Schooner Strategies. He has served in senior leadership roles throughout his career including both public and private companies. Since 1993, Mr. Casner has been involved in the medical imaging space in a variety of settings, managing multiple facilities across the entire country. Among other clients, he currently supports RadSite as the head of its Accreditation Committee and serves as the lead reviewer for RadSite’s auditing program. Mr. Casner holds a BA from Miami University of Ohio, an MA from the University of Maryland, and an MBA from Marymount University. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

Patty Jenkins

Operations Director

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Patty serves as Schooner’s administrative and financial managers. She is responsible for human resources, bookkeeping and office administration. She provides these services for Schooner and several of Schooner’s clients. Prior to joining Schooner, she worked in a law firm for 25 years in Washington, D.C. She also is a volunteer for several organizations in the Annapolis Community.

Eliot Siegel, MD

Chief Innovation Officer

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Eliot serves as Professor and Vice chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, as well as chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System. As Schooner’s Chief Technology Officer, he helps oversee and promote the integrity of all quality-based programs and research initiatives for RadSite. Dr. Siegel has written more than 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the subject, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He was named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.

Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH

Chief Science Officer

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Tom is an epidemiologist specializing in the design, evaluation, and science-based improvement of population health programs. He is a thought leader in the comparative effectiveness movement and is the founder of Trajectory Healthcare and Population Health Impact Institute. Dr. Wilson supports several of the healthcare outcome programs offered through Schooner Strategies. He was awarded two patents in 2010 and has licensed them to Trajectory for use in the healthcare industry; these patents are the basis of the Trajectory software products. Among other degrees, Dr. Wilson received PhD in Epidemiology at University of California, Los Angeles and a PhD in Public Health from UCLA.


Brooke Carneal, M.Ed.

Research Manager

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Brooke manages research initiatives and is involved in company-based communications. Prior to joining Schooner, she served as an editorial assistant, undergraduate teaching assistant, and research intern. Brooke attended the University of Maryland, where she earned her undergraduate degree in psychology, and received her master’s degree in educational psychology – applied developmental science from the University of Virginia. 

Julie Irons, HIA, HCSA

Accreditation Program Director

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Julie manages all aspects of the applicant’s experience from initial contact to application set-up, review, and the awarding of the accreditation. Julie came to RadSite with 15 years of experience as an account and education manager at URAC, a nationally recognized healthcare accrediting body. Julie also coordinates many committee proceedings associated with Schooner’s clients. Julie earned the Health Insurance Associate (HIA) and the Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) credentials through the America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) Insurance Education programs.

Stephen Siegel

IT Director

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Steve 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.

Patrick Styles

Client Services Manager and Sales

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Patrick is responsible for providing customer support and managing sales to Schooner Strategy prospects and clients. Among other professional activities, he worked for a transportation management company managing and assisting with operation logistics. Patrick attended the University of Georgia and is a proud member of the Bulldog Nation.

James Tuttle

Security Director

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James serves as security expert and IT strategic advisor to Schooner Strategies. He is a seasoned expert in IT infrastructure and cyber security with over 25 years of experience across various industries. As the Founder of Rosetech IT, a premier managed IT services & cyber security consulting firm, James has helped businesses across healthcare, software, e-commerce, cloud SaaS, manufacturing, news media, real estate & government achieve their IT goals. In addition, he was the founder of NPD Solarbuzz, which provided key industry reports regarding solar power. In his spare time, James writes and produces music.

Kristen Dahlander

Business Development Manager

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Kristen is responsible for managing Schooner Strategies new business development efforts and marketing initiatives. In addition, she provides client support services to Schooner Strategies clients. Prior to joining RadSite, Kristen worked in sales & marketing, public relations, and education in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia areas for over 25 years. Kristen earned her undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster in psychology and received a Master of Education from George Mason University.
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