Management Team

Jerry Canada

Jerry Canada

President, Healthcare Group

As President of the Healthcare Group, Jerry Canada is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of Harris’ healthcare business units.

Mr. Canada joined Harris’ executive team in 2002 with the MCS Spectrum acquisition where he was a founder. He served as its President since 1991. During his tenure with Harris, he has held numerous management positions, most recently serving as President, Harris Public Sector & Schools Group. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of the Spectrum and Schools Divisions. Preceding to founding MCS Spectrum, Mr. Canada worked in a variety of software related positions at Comptek Research and then Barrister Information Systems.

Mr. Canada earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Canisius College. He also completed the Entrepreneurial Planning and Management program of the Canisius College Center for Entrepreneurship. He is an initial organizer and past board member of InfoTech Niagara.

Santina Allen

Santina Allen

EVP, Clinical Solutions

Santina Allen, Executive Vice President, QuadraMed Clinical Solutions, is a committed leader in Healthcare Information Technology. Ms. Allen assumed responsibility for QCPR in August of 2014 with direct accountability for product direction, R&D, project management, implementations, technical services, support, and sales and marketing. Throughout Ms. Allen’s 20 years of experience in healthcare (17 years with healthcare information technology providers), she has been dedicated to improving patient care through the use of information technology. She has consistently led high performing teams to deliver meaningful results.

Ms. Allen’s tenure with QCPR goes back to 2003 when she was based in the United Kingdom. She led and directed multi-facility implementations in England and Saudi Arabia. In 2007, Ms. Allen moved back to the United States to manage services and support for one of QuadraMed’s largest healthcare providers on the East Coast. In this capacity, she and her team were on the forefront of delivering new solutions to QuadraMed’s customers, including the first implementation of Barcode Medication Administration on QCPR, as well as solutions for Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health, and Meaningful Use. Her clients were among the first to successfully attest for Meaningful Use. Prior to August of 2014, she served as Vice President of Professional Services for QuadraMed.

Ms. Allen’s passion for patient care was ignited in her early days as a volunteer at a local hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. She went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Shortly thereafter, she returned to her roots in Pittsburgh to serve as the Laboratory Manager for Gleason Medical Associates and helped the practice take its first steps toward an electronic medical record.

Kent Hargrave

Kent Hargrave

EVP, Revenue Cycle Management, ERP and Enterprise Scheduling

Kent Hargrave joined Harris in late 2015 as the Executive Vice President of the Revenue Cycle Management, ERP and Enterprise Scheduling business unit. Mr. Hargrave is a veteran of healthcare operations and technology having worked on both the vendor and provider side of healthcare delivery. Originally trained as an economist and statistician, he recognized early the strategic potential of information and technology to improve the delivery and quality of patient care. He has been able to advance the utilization and usability of clinical and financial systems.

Prior to joining Harris, Mr. Hargrave was the Vice President of Operations at Altos Solutions. Inc. where his main focus was on creating strategic partnerships, strategic direction, building a strong client base, and creating teams that could withstand the ever changing healthcare landscape. He was the Senior Vice President at M2 in charge of operations and sales. Before M2, Mr. Hargrave was the Chief Information Officer at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. He was also the executive sponsor of the Overlake Hospital Innovation Center. The main goal of the Innovation Center was to increase the adoption rate of new technologies.

Mr. Hargrave is a published author in the areas of efficient laparoscopic surgical practices, surgical outcomes, how to use clinical data to sway practice, and wireless technologies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. from Western Governors University.