Leadership

The leadership of Meridian is a shining example of dedication to the art of execution and commitment. While many companies focus on what is best for their bottom line, the Meridian leadership team focuses upon the aspects of business that drives strong client performance.

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Terry Leahy
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer Terry has led scaled multiple technology organizations through every stage including Modus (MLNK:Nasdaq) which was a global supply chain services provider for large hardware and software companies and CallMiner which is a market leader in the Voice Data Analytics space. His experience in the technology enabled Business Process Outsourcing space spans 3 decades and his hallmark is driving transformation by leveraging people and process to achieve relentless innovation.

Al Lechner, Chief Growth Officer

Al Lechner
Chief Growth Officer

As Chief Growth Officer Al is responsible for revenue growth within Meridian Medical Management, which includes Origin Healthcare Solutions, PrecisionBI, VertexDr, and Meridian RCM. As a servant leader whose entire career has been devoted to healthcare, Al measures success around three pillars: sales leadership, operational excellence, and customer service. His diverse skill set with RCM-Automation, Analytics, and EHR Software with companies like Rennova Health, GE Healthcare-IT, and Quest Diagnostics over three decades, aids in the understanding of your business needs and how to help you improve both clinical and financial outcomes.

Ed Medina Meridian Healthcare CPA CFO, electronic medical record companies, EMR management, revenue cycle management, medical billing and coding services, clinical analytics, healthcare coding.

Ed Medina
CPA, Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Ed is responsible for overseeing the company’s financial functions, including accounting, financial forecasting and budgeting, and treasury. Prior to joining Meridian, Ed held the position of CFO for FM Facility Maintenance, a provider of outsourced facility management services to over 20,000 customers nationwide. Prior to that, Ed held the position of Chief Accounting Officer for Yankee Candle. Ed is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Jessica Rydel
Executive Vice President

As Meridian’s General Counsel, Jessica oversees all legal, compliance and contracting matters and is a member of the Executive Leadership team. Jessica has extensive experience in healthcare law, allowing Meridian and its clients to remain compliant and successful in an ever-changing regulatory environment. Prior to joining Meridian, Jessica was a director at the University of Connecticut’s academic medical center, supporting its clinical, academic and research activities. Jessica was previously employed by the United Technologies Corporation, where she became a certified associate in its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) system, leading numerous teams to achieve significant quality improvement initiatives. Jessica has an undergraduate degree in biology and art, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and New York.