AJRR Staff

Executive

Jeffrey P. Knezovich, CAE

Jeffrey P. Knezovich, CAE

Executive Director

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Jeff has been guiding the expansion of the AJRR since 2012. Part of his duties includes working closely with the AJRR Board of Directors to examine mutual areas of interest that can expand AJRR’s capabilities and educate your hospital personnel about the importance of your participation in the Registry.

Dr. David G. Lewallen

Dr. David G. Lewallen

Medical Director

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Dr. Lewallen was heavily involved in the development of AJRR and served as Chair of the Board of Directors for three years. As Medical Director, Dr. Lewallen assists in expanding the efforts of AJRR. He is also very involved in researching hip and knee replacements and revision surgery.

Gordana Sljivar

Gordana Sljivar

Office Adminstrator

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As the Office Administrator, Gordana serves as the point of contact within the office both in person and on the phone. She assists with Human Resource activities and maintains an office environment that allows staff access to the supplies and equipment they need to succeed.

Marketing and Communications

Lori Boukas

Lori Boukas

Director of Marketing and Communications

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As the Director of Marketing and Communications, Lori provides leadership and support for the branding and marketing efforts of the Registry while leading the recruitment efforts of hospitals, private practice groups, and ambulatory surgery centers. She also heads the User Group Network and is the staff liaison for the Public Advisory Board. If you are an AJRR technology partner and interested in collaboration on communication projects, let her know. We’re always looking for ways to get the message out about AJRR.

Erik Michalesko

Erik Michalesko

Marketing and Communications Specialist

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As the Marketing and Communications Specialist, Erik creates promotional, marketing, and communications materials for the AJRR as well as works with individuals at each site to assist with their individual marketing needs. He manages the website while promoting events and news on social media and other various communications outlets to ensure you are up-to-date on any AJRR news.

Phil Dwyer

Phil Dwyer

Program Coordinator, West

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Phil serves as the main contact for all interested hospitals, private practice groups, and surgery centers in the Western Region of the U.S. He will provide all the necessary enrollment documentation and information, including participation and business agreements. Phil's available to give you a demonstration of the Registry and provide informative webinars to your institution's directors if needed. Start the AJRR enrollment process with Phil if you are in one of the states in the Western Region. Additionally, Phil serves as the main point of contact for those hospitals participating in the CJRR.

Gerald Manning

Gerald Manning

Program Coordinator, East

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Gerald serves as the main contact for all interested hospitals, private practice groups, and surgery centers in the Eastern Region of the U.S. He will provide all the necessary enrollment documentation and information, including participation and business agreements. He's available to give you a demonstration of the Registry and provide informative webinars to your institution's directors if needed. Start the AJRR enrollment process with Gerald if you are in one of the states in the Eastern Region.

Maria Gomes

Maria Gomes

Program Assistant, Central

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Maria provides outstanding customer service and support for those hospitals, private practice groups, and surgery centers who are participating in the Regsitry in the Central Region of the U.S. Once your business agreements are signed with your Program Coordinator, Maria will prepare you for training and provide the necessary information for the next steps in the data submission process. If you have a question, Maria will answer it or point you in the right direction.

Information Technology

Paul Haisman

Paul Haisman

Chief Technology Officer

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As the Chief Technology Officer, Paul directs and leads the Information Technology staff and technological aspects of the AJRR. He ensures that the AJRR is HIPAA and HITECH compliant and that all the data you send to us is secure while in transit and at rest within our system. He is responsible for the IT enterprise architecture, design planning, strategic systems, performance, and reporting.

Steve Hamada

Steve Hamada

Senior Business Intelligence Analyst

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Steve works closely with your data in the Registry by working with staff to define data requirements and reports. He is responsible for defining forms and functionality for users of the Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System while supporting your site with configuration of Authorized Users, physician lists, and other customization that may required.

Jillian Bachelor

Jillian Bachelor

Data Technician

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As the Data Technician, Jillian is responsible for importing all of the data AJRR receives from participating sites. Upon receiving your data files, Jillian will “scrub” the data to ensure there are no errors before importing. Once the file is clean, she will import it into the Registry where it will then be visible in your account.

Kristin Parisi

Kristin Parisi

Data Analyst, Central 

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As a Data Analyst, Kristin works closely with the Authorized Users and IT departments of the Central Region to ensure successful regular data submission. She is the point of contact for any questions you may have concerning data submission from your site and access to your account on the Demand Reporting & Electronic Dashboard System. Kristin is also responsible for managing the AJRR component reference library and assisting AJRR stakeholders (surgeons, industry, others) in reporting on orthopaedic implant devices utilized during hip and knee replacement procedures.

Reagan Bayer

Reagan Bayer

Director of Project Management and Business Analysis

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As the Director of Project Management and Business Analysis, Reagan is responsible for leading and coordinating all aspects of successful projects, project management practices, and methodology. She serves as key to planning, prioritizing, and carrying out projects as they relate to the organizational strategic objectives with a heavy focus on technology and data management.

Stacy Stone

Stacy Stone

Manager of Data Services Implementation and Support

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As the Manager of Data Services Implementation and Support, Stacy is responsible for the day-to-day operations pertaining to the acquisition and processing of data by coordinating with AJRR and health care provider staff. She’s in charge of onboarding and sustaining the data submission of participating institutions, and supervises a small team that provides support. 

Analytics

Caryn D. Etkin, PhD, MPH

Caryn D. Etkin, PhD, MPH

Director of Analytics

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As the Director of Analytics, Caryn is responsible for AJRR data analysis and validation for reporting. She also works on the development of policies and procedures for quality programs such as AJRR’s QCDR designation. She oversees the development of your hospital’s reports as well as the AJRR Annual Report each year.

September Cahue, MPH

September Cahue, MPH

Senior Registry Analyst

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September serves as the primary contact if you are requesting reports and data extracts from the Registry. Based on the requests, September can modify and manipulate the data accordingly. She also works closely with the AJRR Data Committee to ensure the Annual Report meets the needs of our stakeholders.

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