Insights: the Magnus Health Blog

Keeping the books [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Apr 29, 2015 10:46:30 AM

Sam_Yaworski-718052-editedThere's a vital, but often unseen world in business that most of us can't understand no matter how hard we try. It involves long numbers, decimals, spreadsheets, and complex formulas, and it usually makes my head hurt.

That special and scary world is Finance, and we're lucky enough to have a stellar Finance Team at Magnus Health who keeps us on track and makes sure that all the numbers (quite literally) add up.

One member of that team is Sam Yaworski, our Financial Analyst who manages a lot of nitty gritty tasks like invoices and closing the books. Her day-to-day may not be glamorous to you and me, but for someone who loves spreadsheets and organization, Sam is right at home.

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A pioneer in the world of K-12 health software [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Mar 12, 2015 2:22:00 PM

Allen-Cobb-landing-pageYou've probably heard us talk about Magnus Health's Chief Product Officer, Allen Cobb, before. In fact, you may have even met Allen in person. You can easily find him presenting the Annual Report at conferences, leading sessions at Magnus Academy, or visiting with one of our integration partners. 

Allen wears all sorts of hats at Magnus, but one thing is for sure: He's an innovative guy with a talent for creating big ideas. But don't let his go-getter attitude fool you. Allen also likes to have fun, and you can usually find him cracking dad jokes or showing off his 1980's dance moves in between meetings.

But before we get into that, let's start at the beginning.

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On the Hunt for Quality [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Jan 16, 2015 10:21:00 AM

john_krahnert_circleHave you ever wondered how software goes from zero to a finished, working product? I know I do. It's such a mysterious and magical process! Sometimes I wonder if we have Keebler Elves working behind the scenes at Magnus Health. But then I remember that we just have a talented team of software engineers that turn ideas into a working reality. Our engineers are basically human 3-D printers when you think about it.

But after our engineers (or Keebler Elves) successfully build a new feature for school health centers, there's still work to be done. This is where John Krahnert comes in. He helps make sure that each newly created software feature is up to par. How? We'll discuss that in just a minute. But first, I'm more intrigued to find out how a reporter/editor-turned-flight-instructor found his way to Quality Assurance at a software startup.

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Making the first impression [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Sep 11, 2014 10:28:51 AM

Emily-Williams-new-landing-pageIn a world of 140-character Tweets, automated phone calls, and scripted conversations, it's sometimes hard to stumble upon genuine interactions. You wonder if you're talking to a person or a machine, and if you're actually being heard. That's why it's a relief to meet people like Emily Williams, a Magnus Health Account Executive.

Emily gets what it means to be human - to hold two-way conversations, to laugh, and to be a little quirky. As one of the first people you may ever talk to at Magnus, she'll make sure your first impression of us is, well... human. And if you haven't had the pleasure of meeting her yet, read on and say hello.

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Holding down the Help Desk [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Jul 17, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Jordan-MatthewsIt’s rush time. And by “rush time,” I mean grab your ponchos, because it’s raining phone calls at Magnus HQ. Just last week our Help Desk received over 900 calls. Compared to the number of phone calls you and I receive each day (probably less than five, unless it’s your birthday), that’s an overwhelming number. It's an ambitious task to manage all of these calls, and we've been graced by the presence of Jordan Matthews, Help Desk Manager extraordinaire, to do just that. She's our secret weapon when it comes to keeping parents and students happy, and she does it all with the perfect mix of spunk and cheer.

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Developing SMR [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on May 13, 2014 9:18:00 AM

Dan-LombardiThere’s a special place at Magnus for all of our tech-savvy developers and IT folks, and that’s the upstairs realm (literally, they all work upstairs). If you’re brave enough to enter, you’ll find some of the brightest men and women around, all working tirelessly to make Magnus Health SMR the best school health software possible for staff, students, and parents.

Dan Lombardi is no exception to this rule. He’s one of those special tech-savvy developers, and every time a parent or student logs into their Magnus account to fill out a Vital Health Record, they are directly interacting with one of Dan’s projects. Pretty neat, right?

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Advocating for clients [Employee Spotlight]

Posted by Carrie Chandler on Apr 8, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Nina-Gervase-314Shouldn't everyone have an advocate? We think so. Meet Nina Gervase, the Magnus Health Client Account Advocate. Her job is exactly what it sounds like: advocating for our clients' needs - from setting schools up with new SMR features, to creating solutions for tricky situations. Whatever a client's needs may be, Nina has their back. She's so dedicated, in fact, that she played a critical role in developing our new client Training Site. (More on that below.)

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