About Us

Cadre Health is a technology company focused on healthcare.

We develop, discover, and distribute technology to improve facility operations, health outcomes, and overall experiences throughout the care continuum.

Our Team

Cadre Health is a dynamic group of technologists, entrepreneurs, hospital administrators, accountants, attorneys, marketers, and investors. We’re of the mind that our differences make us stronger, and together, we meet age-old challenges with creative solutions.


David Young

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Kirby


Lewis Smoak

Board Chair

Clark Mickel

Technology & Innovation Strategist

Kristen Smatresk Vining

Marketing Director

Caroline Jennings

UX Designer & Researcher

Emily O’Kane

Brand Strategist & Copywriter

Nicholas Bannister

Vice President of Engineering

Nicholas Haynes

Chief Architect

Brian Lodis

Creative Director

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David Young, Chief Executive Officer

David has a knack for improving complex processes—a skill that, no surprise, landed him in the healthcare industry. Before joining Cadre Health, David worked as an attorney and CPA, tackling difficult legal problems for large and small businesses. His passion for problem-solving led him to found 7MB, a technology company that reimagines the way we view time. Now, he brings a wealth of experience and optimism to every challenge Cadre Health meets.

Sarah Kirby, President

Sarah envisions a future where technology empowers providers to deliver the quality all patients and families deserve. An expert on hospital operations, Sarah brings over 20 years of experience at all levels of the healthcare system—from nurse to system vice president to chief operating officer—to her role as President at Cadre Health. She is uniquely positioned to understand healthcare today and is passionate about addressing its challenges.

Lewis Smoak, Board Chair

Lewis has a history of setting ambitious business goals and seeing them to fruition. A founding partner of the international labor employment firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, Lewis has more than 44 years of experience in labor relations and employment law and is among one percent of U.S. lawyers listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He brings a keen business sense to Cadre Health and backs the team as they herald a better future for healthcare.

Clark Mickel, Technology & Innovation Strategist

Clark brings clarity and a penchant for design to complex problems. A jack of all trades, Clark has helped build and manage a myriad of technology startups focused on information management, social media, and search engine technology, among others. He has a unique talent for seeing the big picture position of a product, while also understanding all its moving parts. His artistic yet analytical skill set enables Cadre Health to build informed solutions with stakeholders across the healthcare continuum in mind.

Kristen Smatresk Vining, Marketing Director

Kristen leverages her 10-plus years of diverse agency and client-side marketing experience to her role at Cadre Health. Prior to her current position, she led the marketing team for a tech startup from ground level through acquisition, worked with a wide range of clients as an account director for an advertising and PR agency, served as a digital strategist for a Fortune 500 company, and founded a marketing and consulting company serving diverse industries coast to coast. Kristen excels at converting excellent business strategy into action by implementing holistic, dynamic, results-driven marketing strategies that help innovative ideas gain momentum.

Caroline Jennings, UX Designer & Researcher

Caroline specializes in shaping coherence from chaos. She hopes to see the healthcare industry become a place where patients are delighted, engaged, and informed—and where hospital operations follow efficient, logical workflows. Before coming to Cadre Health, Caroline gained experience at a media startup accelerator, a digital agency, a financial firm, an Indian non-profit, and a schizophrenia research lab in roles ranging from UX/UI design and research to marketing and brand strategy, among others. Caroline’s educational background in psychology and neuroscience and her diverse work experiences enable her to craft intuitive healthcare technology.

Emily O'Kane, Brand Strategist & Copywriter

Emily understands that powerful brands have compelling stories—and she’s passionate about sharing Cadre Health’s story with the world. Prior to her current role, Emily worked in advertising as a copywriter for a wide range of clients, from globally recognized luxury brands to scrappy startups, large healthcare networks, and just about everything in between. Emily’s love of strategy and passion for words help bring clarity and meaning to the way Cadre Health communicates with patients, providers, and technology partners.

Nicholas Bannister, Vice President of Engineering

Nicholas knows what it takes to fuel change with software solutions. With over a decade of experience in software development, Nicholas has had the opportunity to design, develop and manage software across a range of industries. His broad knowledge of programming languages, technology stacks, and development methodologies equips him to devise thoughtful software for healthcare systems and providers.

Nicholas Haynes

Nicholas Haynes, Chief Architect

Nicholas is passionate about well-designed systems. His extensive experience in application architecture and web development, along with his love of entrepreneurship, led him to co-found Thyme Technologies, a software company focused on scheduling applications. Now, he ensures Cadre Health’s solutions have solid technical foundations that follow industry best practices.

Brian Lodis, Creative Director

Brian brings a wealth of experience in visual communication design to his role at Cadre Health. His work has spanned nearly every medium, from print and web design to interactive and mobile design. His strengths in composition, color, layout and typography help Cadre Health put its best foot forward, with visual design that’s both effective and attractive.