Robert Sheesley, Founder and Managing Partner of emphisys, a management consulting firm, has over twenty-five years of experience with strategy development, planning and executing business transformation, enterprise architecture, and implementing mission-critical technology solutions in the healthcare industry, including Interim CIO and senior leadership roles.
Previously, Robert led the Global Enterprise Architecture organization for Mylan, one of the world’s leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, was Director of Strategic Technology Optimization at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and was Program Director at HEALTHeLINK™, western New York’s Regional Health Information Organization where he was responsible for project leadership of a $10 million HIE program to implement a state-wide clinical data exchange with an emphasis on clinical information among disparate health care information systems focused on child health immunization, newborn screening, syndromic surveillance, and chronic disease.
He holds a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor of science in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Business Architecture Certification from the Business Architecture Guild, an Enterprise Architecture Certification from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Cybersecuirty Leadership certification from Carnegie Mellon University.
A United States Marine and Operation Desert Storm Veteran, Robert is a member of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania and is currently President Elect of the Central Pennsylvania chapter of HIMSS. He previously served on the board of directors of Access Community Health Network, the nation’s largest community health center, and was president of the Western Pennsylvania chapter of HIMSS, where he produced “Healthcare 2020,” a series of three annual conferences on the use of technology in healthcare in the year 2020.