The story of Kate

Our story is grounded in personal experience. A misdiagnosed child, a scary few weeks. It’s the kind of story that is every parent’s nightmare and every clinician’s worst fear.

Kate is ok. But our too common of an experience remains Mednition’s north star and inspiration. We built Mednition to harness the power of natural language and machine learning technologies in the service of humanity and children like Kate. To help clinicians make better, more informed decisions at the point of care. To help them do their extraordinarily difficult jobs, providing a data-calibrated safety net. And to help them understand the impact of decisions about care on individuals, on populations and across organizations.

Our company and our promise

We are collaborating with clinical and operations leaders across the spectrum of healthcare to make things better — to improve decisions, patient and organizational outcomes.

Leadership Team

Steven Reilly

CEO, Co-Founder

Steven Reilly

CEO, Co-Founder

Steven Reilly is the CEO and Co-founder of Mednition, an industry-leading artificial intelligence company that improves patient, staff, and hospital outcomes with clinician-first real-time clinical guidance and risk detection in Emergency Departments with KATE AI.

Steven has a long history of developing and guiding key transformations within organizations in a career that began in the complex world of management consulting and later success as an entrepreneur before turning these skills to the healthcare sector.

Out of a deeply personal experience with his daughter in an emergency department, he used his professional expertise and unwavering commitment to transform healthcare, enacting change where it’s needed to create a healthier and safer future for everyone. Mednition’s team is mission-driven and passionate about impacting the lives of patients and healthcare professionals through meaningful advancements in real-time clinical risk detection, thereby supporting the best possible decisions for patients for over 2 million patients.  

Steven has a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at UCLA and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering from UCSB.

Christian Reilly

President, Co-Founder

Christian Reilly

President, Co-Founder

Christian was a founding member of Platform Solutions, now a part of IBM, and held leadership roles at PeopleSoft, Webgain and SetNet.

Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, FAEN

Chief Nursing Officer

Deena Brecher, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN, CPEN, FAEN

Chief Nursing Officer

Deena Brecher, renowned for her work in emergency care, leverages her extensive experience to oversee Mednition’s clinical nursing strategy, ensuring the highest standard of patient care and nursing excellence. She is the 2025 Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN) board chair and previously served as the 2014 Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) national president. 

Deena presents, publishes, and teaches on a broad range of topics advancing nursing; nationally recognized and recipient of numerous awards and honors

Oleksandr Ivanov, PhD

Head of Research

Louis Vernon

Engineering Director

Ryan Kuriakose, PharmD, MS

Marketing Director

Ryan Kuriakose, PharmD, MS

Marketing Lead

Ryan is a healthtech leader with over 15+ years of healthcare experience, and deep expertise in product marketing, product management, and business operations. 

Jodi Clark

Human Resources Director

Jodi Clark

Human Resources Director

Jodi brings 20+ years of Human Resource Management experience, most recently in rapid growth Technology and Manufacturing industry start-ups. Jodi has been recognized for industry excellence and is a certified professional through the Society of Human Resources Management and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Nicholas Lee

Clinical Data Science Manager

Nicholas Lee

Clinical Data Scientist

Nicholas has a background in clinical research and healthcare analytics. He is passionate about the intersection of machine learning and healthcare. Nicholas is currently pursuing his Masters in Analytics at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Maya Remington, MD

Clinical Data Science Lead

Maya Remington, MD

Clinical Data Scientist

Maya is a physician turned data scientist. After graduating medical school at UC San Diego, Maya did her residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology. She chose to become a data scientist because of the increasing significance of data in all of our lives – and a desire to leverage that data to drive innovation in healthcare.

John Mabry

Customer Success Director

John Mabry

Customer Success Director

John brings a wealth of experience in healthcare IT, software development, and consulting, with a track record of leadership in diverse roles. John holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas, Houston and multiple certifications from UCLA and University of Texas, Austin.

Clinical Advisory Team

Deb Delaney, DNP, MHA, RN, CEN

Clinical Implementation Lead

Deb Delaney, DNP, MHA, RN, CEN

Clinical Implementation Lead

Deb brings over 25 years of emergency nursing experience to Mednition, serving in nearly every role in the Emergency Department from transporter to Director. Having spent several years as a consultant, she helps hospital administrators with process-improvement, customer service and employee engagement.

Robert Dunne, MD, FAEMS, FACEP

Emergency Physician

Erica Lewis, MD

Emergency Physician

Erica Lewis, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician

Erica is a board certified emergency physician with experience at eight Bay Area hospitals; Head of Clinical Quality and prior Clinical Program Manager for EPIC at El Camino Hospital, the “Hospital of Silicon Valley”

Stephen Liu, MD, FACEP

Emergency Physician

Stephen Liu, MD

Clinical Advisor

Stephen is an Emergency Physician with VEP Healthcare, Inc., and Medical Director and Attending Staff Physician, Emergency Services, at Adventist Health White Memorial (AHWM) in Los Angeles where he was named Physician of the Year in 2016. He has served in a similar capacity at other hospitals. Dr. Liu, along with his current administrative duties, was previously a member of the Board of Directors of Cal/ACEP and VEP Healthcare, Inc. He also was instrumental in the implementation of KATE.

Kevin Masek, MD

Emergency Physician

Kevin Masek, MD

Emergency Medicine Physician

Kevin is a board certified emergency physician with an array of experiences from academic, county, community, and international emergency exposures to developing train-the-trainer curricula for healthcare providers in developing countries.

Elizabeth Stone, PhD, MSN, RN, CPEN, FAEN

Emergency Nurse

Elizabeth Stone, PhD, MSN, RN, CPEN, FAEN

Clinical Consultant

Elizabeth is a pediatric emergency nurse, active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, and teaches pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill’s School of Nursing. She presents and publishes nationally and internationally on topics related to pediatric assessment and triage, and clinical decision support.

Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, FAEN

Emergency Nurse

Debbie Travers, PhD, RN, FAEN

Clinical Consultant

Debbie is an emergency nurse and informaticist, and was an instrumental in developing and disseminating the Emergency Severity Index triage algorithm. She presents and publishes nationally and internationally on triage, syndromic surveillance, and quality and safety in emergency departments.

Lisa Wolf, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN

Emergency Nurse

Lisa Wolf, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN

Triage R&D

Lisa is the Director of the Institute for Emergency Nursing Research at the Emergency Nurses Association; presents and publishes nationally and internationally on topics of clinical decision making, triage, and acuity assignment

Strategic Advisors

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

Clinical Strategy Advisor

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

Clinical Strategy Advisor

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  Prior to his role with the AOA, Dr. Klauer served as the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Patient Safety Organization Executive Director and Medical Call Center Medical Director for TeamHealth.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and was also the Speaker of the ACEP Council.  He has served as Editor in Chief for two publications and authored four risk management books and many peer reviewed research articles.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Linda Lawrence, MD

Clinical Quality and Strategy Advisor

Linda Lawrence, MD

Clinical Quality and Strategy Advisor

Linda is a recognized expert on program development, process improvement and advancing best practices. She is the Regional President of USACS, serving some six million patients each year at more than 200 locations in 22 states. She is the past president of ACEP and former CEO, CMO, and Chief of Emergency Medicine of a USAF Hospital and Medical Centers.

Joel Perlman

Strategy Advisor

Graham Smith

Finance Advisor

Graham Smith

Finance Advisor

Graham has more than 25 years of experience in finance and strategic growth planning, including seven years as Salesforce CFO. He is a member of the boards of directors for Xero, Mindbody, Blackline, Splunk and Slack.

Chris DeRienzo, MD, MPP

Board Member

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

Clinical Strategy Advisor

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD

Clinical Strategy Advisor

Kevin is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).  Prior to his role with the AOA, Dr. Klauer served as the Chief Medical Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Patient Safety Organization Executive Director and Medical Call Center Medical Director for TeamHealth.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and was also the Speaker of the ACEP Council.  He has served as Editor in Chief for two publications and authored four risk management books and many peer reviewed research articles.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Linda Lawrence, MD

Clinical Quality and Strategy Advisor

Linda Lawrence, MD

Clinical Quality and Strategy Advisor

Linda is a recognized expert on program development, process improvement and advancing best practices. She is the Regional President of USACS, serving some six million patients each year at more than 200 locations in 22 states. She is the past president of ACEP and former CEO, CMO, and Chief of Emergency Medicine of a USAF Hospital and Medical Centers.

Joel Perlman

Strategy Advisor

Graham Smith

Finance Advisor

Graham Smith

Finance Advisor

Graham has more than 25 years of experience in finance and strategic growth planning, including seven years as Salesforce CFO. He is a member of the boards of directors for Xero, Mindbody, Blackline, Splunk and Slack.

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