Meet Our Passionate Team of Healthcare and Tech Pros

The Prista senior leadership team is bound together by a common goal – raising the bar for healthcare services in America. We are passionate about the power of technology to not only improve patient care, but also make providers’ jobs easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

Senior Leadership

  • Charles Williams

    General Manager

  • Dee Sheridan

    Dee Sheridan RN

    Director of Customer Success

  • Brian Deterling

    Brian Deterling

    CTO, Software Architect

  • Kari Dwyer

    Kari Dwyer

    Product Delivery

Charles Williams

General Manager

Charles Williams has more than 25 years of experience in Healthcare Technology, rooted in product management as well as implementations for software integration companies. Through the years, Charles has served as Chief Technology Officer for Summit Healthcare Services, President of Infinity Healthcare and most recently was Vice President of Migration and Integration Services for Forward Advantage for the past 14 years. Charles studied Aviation (BS) at Daniel Webster College and later received an MBA from Framingham State University and an MSE from Brandies University.  He joined Prista Corporation in November of 2023 as General Manager where his focus will be continued evolution of Action Cue CI and growth of the organization.
Dee Sheridan

Dee Sheridan RN

Director of Customer Success

Dee has joined the Prista staff with over 30 years in a variety of nursing positions. Most recently as the Quality Director at a Critical Access hospital in northern New Mexico. Over the years she has enjoyed care management in a hospital setting, workers compensation care manager, telephone triage nurse, and occupational nursing at IBM and Raytheon corp. Her passion for birth and woman and infant health led her to be a childbirth educator, birth doula and lactation counselor attending over 1,000 births. She is affectionately known as "douladee" as she always manages to run into the many families she had the honor to be at births for. Dee lives in Colorado with her husband Ken. Combined they have 6 adult children and 5 grandpets.
Brian Deterling

Brian Deterling

CTO, Software Architect

An expert in software development and technology across a variety of industries, Brain Deterling brings 20+ years of experience to his role as Prista’s Chief Technology Officer. He is also the Chief Software Architect for Prista’s ActionCue CI platform.

Before joining Prista, Brian had a key role in various innovative tech projects, including serving as lead architect for blockbuster.com (the software that paved the way for online DVD rentals and later, Netflix). He served as principal designer and architect of the Insight™ application by Blue Sky Technologies and as a Software Consultant for Signals Ready.

Before that, Brian spent nine years at EXE Technologies (now SSA GT) in a variety of roles including Senior Software Architect for the company’s warehouse management and slotting applications.

Kari Dwyer

Kari Dwyer

Product Delivery

Kari Dwyer is a Senior Project Manager with 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Her superpower is managing multiple enterprise projects at once while maintaining excellent customer service, quality, and meeting all project deadlines. Kari is a proven leader in the delivery of high risk, complex enterprise performance management, business intelligence and data warehousing projects across a range of industries including healthcare, supply chain, construction, security, software, financial services and hospitality. In addition to her project management expertise, Kari has hands-on skills with numerous technologies, enhancing her ability to lead large, complex project teams.

Clinical Application Support Staff

  • Sharon Norton

    Sharon Norton, RN, CPHQ

    Clinical Application Specialist

  • Megan Amaral

    Megan Amaral, RN, BSN, CPHQ

    Clinical Application Specialist

  • Beth Thomsen

    Beth Thomsen, LPN, LPN-C

    Clinical Application Specialist

  • Amanda Sturgeon

    Amanda Sturgeon, MSN, RN

    Clinical Application Specialist

  • Amy Braud, RN, CRRN

    Clinical Application Specialist

  • Anne Tourney, MSN, RN

    Clinical Application Specialist

Sharon Norton

Sharon Norton, RN, CPHQ

Clinical Application Specialist

Sharon Norton is a Registered Nurse with a wealth of clinical, quality management, and healthcare software implementation experience. Her varied clinical experience includes acute and long-term care in physician’s office and home care settings. She has served in roles from staff nurse to educator to Director of Quality Management. For the last nine years, Sharon has applied her experience as a consultant and trainer for healthcare software.

Sharon is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality and has presented at healthcare quality conferences at both the state and national level. She received her nursing degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, NY and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY.

Megan Amaral

Megan Amaral, RN, BSN, CPHQ

Clinical Application Specialist

Megan Amaral is passionate about patient safety, quality and finding a better way of doing things. In her years as a healthcare professional, she has enjoyed roles as an educator, quality improvement professional and staff nurse in hospital and ambulatory surgery settings.

Megan has first-hand clinical experience with ActionCue CI and is excited to be a part of the product’s dynamic and efficient methodology for improving patient outcomes. Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University, Bozeman.

Beth Thomsen

Beth Thomsen, LPN, LPN-C

Clinical Application Specialist

Beth Thomsen works directly with ActionCue CI subscribers to ensure their success and to make the ActionCue CI software as useful as possible. Applying over 30 years of healthcare nursing and quality management experience, Beth uses active subscriber data to identify opportunities for improving patient outcomes.

Beth graduated from Northeast Tech of Nebraska and holds active licenses as both LPN and LPN-C. She is a former president of the South-Central Hospital Education Network in Nebraska and is a current member of the Nebraska Association for Healthcare Quality, Risk and Safety.

Amanda Sturgeon

Amanda Sturgeon, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist

Amy Braud, RN, CRRN

Clinical Application Specialist

Amy has worked as a RN since 2007. She started as a Med Surg/Telemetry Nurse in a large hospital eventually moving into the roles of Case Manager and Clinical Coordinator. In 2016 she became a Rehab Certified Nurse and accepted the Director of Quality and Infection Control position at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital. As the Director of Quality Amy worked with ActionCue CI on a daily basis. Her love of the application eventually led to her joining Prista in her newest and most current role of Clinical Application Specialist. Amy lives in Louisiana with her husband, 2 daughters, and 5 furbabies.  

Anne Tourney, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist

Anne Tourney is a Registered Nurse with a background in various clinical settings, most recently in a community access hospital in Southern Colorado, where she lives. Anne earned a BSN and a MSN in Nursing Education from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She has worked in a variety of clinical and educational settings. Her passion is for teaching and supporting other healthcare professionals in achieving their goals.
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