Our leadership team at DataFile Technologies is comprised of experts in the healthcare industry. We speak at many events across the nation on a variety of topics, and pride ourselves on staffing our executive team with some of the sharpest, most creative minds in healthcare.

Janine Akers

Janine Akers

Chief Executive Officer

With experience in grocery packaging, cosmetics and now health information management, Janine leads Datafile with her entrepreneurial drive and passion for disrupting the paradigm of the medical industry.

Her vision and excitement steer the strategic decisions of the organization and motivate our team of healthcare data experts to strive for greatness each day.

Trent Peters

Trent Peters

Chief Information Officer

Trent has been fascinated with IT since receiving his first computer, a HP Pentium 133 MHz with 32MB of Memory. Trent has worked for several technology companies, including as a Team Lead for Cerner, but now he focuses his passion and energy for technology by driving the strategic organizational initiatives at DataFile. As our CIO, Trent and his team are positioning DataFile as an industry-leading HIM solutions provider.

Jean Hansen

Jean Hansen

Chief Operations Officer

Jean Hansen has served the healthcare industry for 25 years. Most recently, Jean led Kansas City Internal Medicine (KCIM) as CEO. Previously, she served as CEO of Consultants in Gastroenterology and The Endoscopy Centers. At DataFile, Jean is responsible for the strategic leadership and operations of our organization.

Chris Berland

Chris Berland

Chief Financial Officer

Chris is a business-minded CFO with Midwest roots. Chris spent three years in investment banking and 10+ years in healthcare IT before trying his luck as CFO for a technology start-up in Boston. He joined DataFile in 2017 with one goal in mind: apply his common-sense, high-integrity approach to help propel DataFile’s growth to new levels while ensuring the company continues to deliver world-class service to its customers.

Benjamin E. Bull

Benjamin E. Bull

Director of Business Development

Ben began his sales career over 10 years ago and has accomplished a list of admirable accolades with fortune 500 companies. At DataFile, he has worked to develop strong relationships with our clients, along with growing one of the most successful sales teams in our industry today.

Lauri Mak

Lauri Mak

Controller

Lauri joined DataFile Technologies as the Controller in 2014 and brings over 20 years of accounting experience across multiple industries. She is responsible for the oversight of the accounting department, including internal policies and procedures, financial reporting, budgeting and cash flow.

Bryan Drew

Bryan Drew

Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Bryan is responsible for the management operations including day-to-day tactical activities associated with Release of Information and Clinical eFile. He brings over 15 years of experience in operational management and implementing production metrics improvements to DataFile.

Jody Kramer

Jody Kramer

Director of Release of Information

With years of experience working in leadership and management positions with some of Kansas City’s largest employers, Jody brings her skills to DataFile, overseeing our ROI department. She works with her team to deliver quality services and exceptional service to our clients everyday.

Gary Powell

Gary Powell

Compliance Manager

As compliance manager, Gary ensures the processes implemented at DataFile are unmatched for security in our industry. He works hard each day to consult our clients to mitigate risks and ensure we adhere to the highest standards of HIPAA.

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser

Kathryn Ayers Wickenhauser

Regulatory Compliance Advisor

Kathryn’s responsibilities include ensuring the internal process is held to the highest standard in our industry and working with state and federal agencies to help interpret and implement privacy regulations within our clients’ organizations. She shares her knowledge with associations nationwide through published articles and educational events.

Leslie Ojeda

Leslie Ojeda

Director of Human Resources

With over 21 years of experience working in business management and human resources roles with some of Kansas City’s best healthcare organizations, Leslie brings not only her skills honed by experience, but her passion for people. In her role, Ojeda ensures the DataFile team has the resources needed to deliver quality work to our clients each day.