Huron Healthcare's Vonlay solutions team, based in Madison, Wisconsin, is composed of consultants with Epic expertise and certification who are able to address all aspects of a healthcare provider’s Epic landscape. Vonlay was founded in 2009 and acquired in 2014 by Huron Consulting Group Inc., a leading provider of business consulting services. Now part of the Huron Healthcare practice, the Vonlay team has more than 150 consultants that directly support clients with implementation, optimization, and rollouts. Our team’s IT and EMR expertise is also leveraged across Huron’s clinical and revenue cycle improvement projects.

Huron Healthcare, with over 1,400 dedicated consultants, is the premier provider of performance improvement and clinical transformation strategies and solutions for hospitals and health systems. By partnering with clients, we deliver solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and increase physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise.

We enable clients to achieve their goals and advance their missions through improvements to operations and the IT systems that support them.

Vonlay Leadership Team

Aaron Carlock
Farhan Ahmad
Daneielle Engel
Sarah Van Dyke
Erin Mosleth
Anthony Racki
Leslie Buikema
Spencer Feran
Steve Knurr
Jennifer Culin

Aaron Carlock, Leadership Team

Aaron founded Vonlay in 2009 and helped turn it into an industry-leading EHR consulting firm in a few short years. Vonlay was acquired by Huron Consulting Group Inc. in 2014. As managing director, Aaron continues to lead Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay and Health Technology Services solutions.

Aaron has over 12 years of experience in providing high-tech solutions for major businesses and healthcare organizations. He currently holds 17 active Epic application certifications. Aaron coordinates and manages complex solutions and technical expertise across clients and Vonlay consultants. His specialties include creating portal solutions, population health management, and building complex merger and acquisition IT projects in the healthcare and health plan spaces.

Managing projects keeps him close to the action and allows his team to deliver industry-leading results and outcomes while cultivating a collaborative atmosphere.

Farhan Ahmad, Leadership Team

Farhan brings over 11 years of healthcare IT experience and has helped deliver complex solutions covering much of the healthcare IT spectrum, including specialized patient portals. He is a managing director for Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team and leads the reporting, development, and interfacing offerings. His team takes challenging problems requiring technical solutions and efficiently solves them while ensuring that technology is utilized to its fullest and provides sustainable ROI for the customer.

Farhan’s knowledge of a wide array of technologies, coupled with his business education and hands on experience at Epic and Vonlay, put him in a unique position to help clients maximize their healthcare IT investments. Since getting his MBA, he has worked with startups and has been featured in PCWorld, ItWorld, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Office of Corporate Relations report.

Keith Schmidt, Leadership Team

Keith is an experienced people leader and sales manager with more than 20 years of sales, project management, and product management experience. Keith oversees the Client and Consultant Management Team at Vonlay. He works closely with his team and other key leaders at Huron Healthcare to help create and deliver a first-class experience for our clients and consultants.

Keith spent four years at Epic in sales and implementation. He led several inpatient implementations, with a focus on orders and clinical documentation. Prior to joining Huron Healthcare’s team, he was a business manager and product director at CUNA Mutual in Madison. He is a board member with Porchlight and is active with the United Way.

Danielle Engel, Leadership Team

Danielle Engel is a people leader and problem solver with more than 15 years of experience in consulting and project management. Nearly 10 of those years were spent in the healthcare industry working with Epic clients in implementation planning and execution, both financial and clinical. At Vonlay, she is the Solution Advancement Lead who facilitates and coordinates cross-team initiatives and internal optimization.

Prior to joining Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team, Danielle worked at a large mutual insurance company in life insurance product management and program management for six years. However, the majority of her career was spent at Epic, where she led and advised on the installation of Epic’s enterprise software solutions. She also led the Pre-implementation Planning Team at Epic, working with prospective customers to determine the best sequence for installing applications given resource constraints, their legacy system environment, and organizational goals.

Sarah Van Dyke, Client and Consultant Management Team

In her role on Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay Team, Sarah builds relationships with clients across the country by identifying new opportunities and matching the right consultants to client needs. She meets regularly with consultants to ensure they have everything they need to be successful and to understand their strengths, professional goals, and preferences to help line up their next project.

During her six-year tenure at Epic, Sarah was an application manager and team lead on the ASAP implementation team, provided optimization support to clients, and worked on the sales team. Prior to joining the Client and Consultant Management Team, she worked as an Epic consultant for Children’s Health in Dallas. Sarah loves interacting with clients and consultants and helping them both thrive and succeed. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, making up silly songs with her three-year old daughter, and tackling DIY home improvement projects.

Erin Mosleth, Client and Consultant Management Team

In her role on Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team, Erin builds relationships with clients across the country by identifying new opportunities and matching the right consultants to client needs. She meets regularly with consultants to ensure they have everything they need to be successful and to understand their strengths, professional goals, and preferences to help line up their next project.

Erin spent nearly six years working on the Epic Inpatient Orders and Cupid implementation teams as both an application manager and team lead. Prior to joining the Client and Consultant Management Team, she worked as an Epic consultant at the University of Maryland Medical System and at Presence Health. She is active in the Wisconsin Dairyland HIMSS Chapter and is currently serving as chapter president for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Anthony Racki, Client and Consultant Management Team

In his role on Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team, Anthony builds relationships with clients across the country by identifying new opportunities and matching the right consultants to client needs. He meets regularly with consultants to ensure they have everything they need to be successful and to understand their strengths, professional goals, and preferences to help line up their next project.

Anthony spent four years at Epic on the ASAP implementation team. Prior to joining the Client and Consultant Management team, he worked as an ASAP, and later MyChart, consultant at Children’s Health, MetroHealth-OH, and Texas Children’s Hospital. Anthony holds certifications in nine Epic applications and is an active member of HIMSS and the American Medical Informatics Association.

Leslie Buikema, Client and Consultant Management Team

In her role on Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team, Leslie builds relationships with clients across the country by identifying new opportunities and matching the right consultants to client needs. She meets regularly with consultants to ensure they have everything they need to be successful and to understand their strengths, professional goals, and preferences to help line up their next project.

Leslie has worked with more than 30 hospitals including Sutter Health Systems, Rady Children’s Hospital, Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, and MultiCare Health System, and is Cadence-certified. Prior to joining Huron Healthcare, Leslie was a medical device sales consultant with Wright Medical. In this position, Leslie was responsible for developing long-lasting relationships through consulting and educating MDs, D.O.s, and podiatrists. Leslie formerly was a payroll consultant with Paychex, where she was nationally ranked.

Spencer Feran, Client and Consultant Management Team

Spencer builds relationships with clients across the country by identifying new opportunities and matching the right consultants to client needs. He meets regularly with consultants to ensure they have everything they need to be successful and to understand their strengths, professional goals, and preferences to help line up their next project.

Spencer has over eight years of experience in the IT industry and has led and implemented a variety of technology projects and initiatives for his clients throughout his career. During his time at Epic, he implemented the Clinical Documentation and Stork applications and holds six total Epic application certifications. Prior to joining the Client and Consultant Management team, Spencer worked as an Epic Clinical Documentation consultant and project management consultant in the American Family Insurance’s Life Business Technology department.

Steve Knurr, Talent Acquisition

Steve joined Vonlay at the very beginning and owned the success of marketing, design, and all things creative. His passion for UI/UX was fully implanted during his career at Epic with engagements at several flagship customers as an inpatient implementer. He also was part of the team that designed, managed, and deployed Epic’s ubiquitous intranet, Guru.

Steve has traded in his design and development hat for one of process improvement and candidate marketing. He now works closely with the Talent Acquisition team to improve the candidate experience and ensure that folks know that Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team is the place for technical, project management, and healthcare IT experts.

Jennifer Culin, Talent Acquisition

Jennifer sources and recruits top tier talent for Huron Healthcare’s Vonlay team. With proven expertise in identifying and assessing candidates, she partners closely with the Client and Consultant Management team to support their short and long term objectives with our Epic clients.

Prior to joining Huron Healthcare, Jennifer spent over nine years in full-cycle recruiting, managing both clients and candidate relationships. She has deep and broad experience in multiple industries and verticals, including life sciences, healthcare, and information technology.