We Are
Lucidity Direct.
An easy-to-use technology platform that
connects physicians seeking part-time or
temporary work directly with medical
practices looking to fill open shifts.
Our Vision
Anyone involved in temporary physician staffing understand the frustration of going through an agency. Physicians have little control of process, while medical practices constantly deal with high expenses and poor credentialing. Both sides have grown weary of the lack of transparency during the hiring process. This is why we created Lucidity Direct – an online platform that allows physicians and medical practices to connect directly – without the agency.
Our Team
The Lucidity Direct team has vast experience leading businesses in healthcare and technology, as well as proven success with startups.
We truly believe our platform will transform the hiring process for physicians and medical practices.
Dr. Steven Scott, MD
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Steven Scott brings more than 35 years of experience in medicine and medical administrative businesses that includes founding Vista HealthPlan, a nationwide HMO with revenues of $1.2 billion and 300,000 members, which was sold in 2007 to Coventry Health Care, Inc. He is also founder and former chairman of Phoenix Physicians, a national provider of hospital-based physician practice management services that was sold to Envision Healthcare in 2014. Dr. Scott serves on the Board of Trustees of Duke University, the Board of Directors of Duke University Health System, and the Board of Trustees of the University of Florida, where he has served as the Chair of the Board. He has also served on advisory boards at the Wake Forest University School of Business.
James H. Clarke, JD
Chief Executive Officer
James H. Clarke has been a practicing lawyer for more than 35 years, representing a variety of clients in complex financing, real estate, venture capital, manufacturing, distribution, merger and acquisition transactions. He has also provided advice and support to clients in business organization and governance issues. While his clients are involved in many businesses, during the last twenty plus years he has represented primarily clients in various healthcare businesses, including physician practices, emergency department staffing, billing services and related businesses and services. More recently, just prior to joining Lucidity, James served as general counsel for a publicly held biotechnology firm.
Rajeev Dharmapurikar
Cofounder & Chief Operating Officer
Rajeev is a technologist and serial entrepreneur. Prior to cofounding and launching Lucidity, Rajeev cofounded Advisestream, a pre-health advising solution, which was acquired by Kaplan, Inc. in 2014. His other startups include Instream Solutions and Vigilantmonitor. In addition to his startup work, Rajeev has technology development experience working for companies such as Fidelity Investments, Cambridge Technology Partners, and Bell Labs. Rajeev completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Mumbai, then received his Masters in Chemical Engineering at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
Dr. Rob Scott, MD, MBA
Cofounder & CEO Emeritus
Rob is an experienced medical professional and has served the healthcare industry both as an emergency physician and CEO. Prior to cofounding and launching Lucidity, Rob was CEO at MedStream, Inc. From July 2003 to September 2014, he worked in several positions at Phoenix Physicians, including Emergency Physician, Medical Director, and most recently, CEO. Rob received both his Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Wake Forest University, and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Florida.
Dr. Jay Blankenship, MD, MBA
Medical Director
Jay is a board certified emergency physician and is fellowship trained in emergency medical services. He has extensive experience in multiple practice settings including employed practices, direct independent contractor work, and locum tenens. Jay has also worked in healthcare technology commercialization, medical device research and development, and EMS medical direction. Jay has an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of various physician work environments and believes that locum tenens work offers physicians a unique opportunity to customize their practice, control their career, and generate significant career satisfaction.
Justin Visser
Business Development
Justin is a seasoned healthcare staffing executive, having spent the last decade working with two of the largest emergency and hospital medicine staffing groups, most recently overseeing all recruiting, credentialing and scheduling efforts. He holds an M.B.A. from Lawrence Technology University and a B.S. in Health Administration from Central Michigan University.
Chuck Hester
Marketing & Customer Outreach
Chuck is an integrated marketing professional with more than 35 years of experience developing and executing marketing programs. He was part of a core team that grew iContact from $2.7 million in sales to a $169 million exit in 2011. Most recently, Chuck headed up his own firm specializing in multi-channel marketing strategies, social media and content marketing.
Binu John
Infrastructure & Security
Binu is responsible for ensuring that Lucidity’s technology infrastructure and platform is robust, scalable, reliable and secure. He has more than 13 years of experience in his field and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional. Binu completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science & Engineering and has a Masters in Industrial Management.
Jim Burmeister
Jim is Lucidity’s CFO and has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. He previously worked at NextEra Energy, Jarden Consumer Solutions and Goldman Sachs. Jim holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University, an M.B.A. from Washington University, a Masters of Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, and is a CPA (Florida)
Sachin Dharmapurikar
As the application architect, Sachin ensures that Lucidity is a modular, open, scalable and extensible platform. Sachin has more than 14 years of experience as a full stack developer and architect in building modern web, mobile & analytics platforms. He previously served as the architect for Advisestream (acquired by Kaplan, Inc.). Sachin holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering.
Caitlin Fisher
UX Design
Caitlin joined Lucidity in 2015 as the Lead User Experience Designer after earning her Masters of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services from Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to her masters program, she spent 2 years in Lesotho, Southern Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She also holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
Sujit Jagdale
Engineering & Development
Sujit is a full-stack engineer with over 12 years of experience in building enterprise-level software solutions. At Lucidity he ensures that the business goals are translated into platform features. Previously, Sujit worked with a leading European software company, primarily in e-payment software development. He holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering.
Patricia Rowe
Human Resources
Pat is Lucidity’s Human Resource Director with over 20 years of progressive experience in human resources, primarily in the healthcare field. Her professional experience includes recruiting, hiring, performance management, payroll administration, benefits administration, legal compliance and development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Erica Lopez
Erica is an accounting professional with over 10 years of progressive experience and specializes in managing the entire accounting cycle. She has worked in a variety of industries including commercial and residential security, construction, mass media and cruise manning services. Erica holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.
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