Our Leadership

Our leadership team is comprised of physicians, bioengineers and business professionals credited with developing technologies and practices successfully used in healthcare today.

Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD

Lucienne Ide, MD, PhD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Lucie brings her diverse experiences in medicine, science, venture capital and technology to bear in leading Rimidi’s strategy and vision. Motivated by the belief that we can do so much better as individuals, an industry and society, Lucie left clinical medicine to join the ranks of healthcare entrepreneurs who are out to change healthcare for the better.
Kirk Barnes

Kirk Barnes

Vice President, Business Development

Kirk has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, including in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nanotechnology, diagnostic, digital health and medical device industries. His focus has been in sales, business development, global marketing and lobbying. During his time in the pharma/biotech sector, Kirk helped to launch several blockbuster drugs in the diabetes and oncology therapeutic areas. Kirk continues to serve as a Together.Health Steering Committee Member (Founded under leadership from HHS/ONC), Coulter Foundation Oversight Committee Member, TAG Health Board Member, GA BIO Commercialization Committee Member, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce BioScience Council Member and a Board Observer for Patientory (Blockchain Digital Health Company). Kirk holds a B.A. in Economics from Florida A&M University.
Jennifer Ide, JD

Jennifer Ide, JD

Chief Administrative Officer

Jennifer has twelve years of experience advising companies about legal and regulatory risks and guiding them in business decisions. She oversees all of the Company’s legal and regulatory matters and serves as the Company’s compliance officer and HIPAA privacy and security officer. Jennifer practiced at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan before joining Rimidi.
Janyl Jentlie

Janyl Jentlie

Director of People and Process

Janyl has over a decade of operational and executive leadership experience for companies such as UPS, Taylor Corporation, and UnitedHealth Care. She is a humanistic leader at heart, with a strong passion for employee development and customer experience. Janyl believes that investing in people is always the right decision, and that by leveraging data + analytics, we can provide easier workflows for clinicians, and ultimately a better patient experience.
Romeo Cabanban

Romeo Cabanban

Director of Engineering

Romeo has 10 years of experience in healthcare technology and DevOps for healthcare software—spanning from medical imaging, home health and dental practice management software. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Masters in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is well-versed in the ever-evolving space of healthcare data visualization and analytics. At Rimidi, Romeo leads a team of software engineers, working closely with the product team to execute on product enhancements and ensure a superior experience for healthcare providers using Rimidi. Outside of Rimidi, Romeo contributes data engineering services to the psychiatric research at McLean Hospital.
Mari Fonger, MSN

Mari Fonger, MSN

Director of Clinical Excellence

Mari brings over two decades of diverse healthcare experience to Rimidi. She has worked as an advanced practice nurse in both the hospital and home settings. More recently, Mari has held client-facing positions in digital health companies. She is passionate about the use of best-in-class digital therapeutics to advance the diagnosis and treatment of chronic disease. Mari is dedicated to achieving better outcomes for patients and increasing value for all healthcare stakeholders.
Emily Keough

Emily Keough

Director of Marketing

Emily brings her journalistic aptitude and love of problem solving to her role at Rimidi, which encompasses all facets of marketing strategy and execution. She is a storyteller at heart with a passion for making complex topics easier to understand. Naturally, she has spent her career in the healthcare industry, where there is no shortage of complexity. She is motivated by the belief that real, measurable improvements in healthcare are within reach!
Sasha Thompson, MBA, MHA

Sasha Thompson, MBA, MHA

Director of Client Success

Sasha has been working in healthcare for 6 years, most recently in healthcare administration, managing surgery clinics at Emory Healthcare. Throughout her time in healthcare, Sasha has witnessed a lack of access, education, and thus compliance among patients with chronic illness. This solvable pain point led her to her role at Rimidi, where she helps clients maximize the impact of digital health to bridge the gaps in access and care for patients. Sasha holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Master’s of Health Administration from Georgia State.
Catriona Tarto

Catriona Tarto

Director of Quality and Risk

Catriona has nearly 10 years of experience in healthcare—both on the care delivery side and the healthcare solutions provider side as a Biomedical Engineer. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Louisiana State University and Georgia State University, respectively. After working in physical therapy for five years, Catriona received her Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and has focused on healthcare software and devices ever since. In her role at Rimidi, she oversees a team of quality assurance testers and engineers, who work to ensure the quality for each software development sprint and each new product release, as well as compliance to industry and customer-specific security requirements. Catriona loves to travel internationally and learn different cultures and languages – a passion that translates to working to meet the diverse needs of Rimidi colleagues, provider clients, and their patients.