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Joel Benware, President

Joel drives Acmeware's strategic initiatives, enhancing customer relationships, and fostering collaboration within the healthcare technology sector. With over 20 years in hospital executive positions, Mr. Benware leads Acmeware's commitment to delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service to meet the evolving needs of healthcare organizations. Joel has held senior leadership roles at Samaritan Health in Watertown, NY as CIO from 2021 through mid-2023; at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, VT, serving as Chief Information, Innovation and Compliance Officer from 2013-2019 and as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer from 2019-2021. Prior to these roles, he worked as Chief Information Officer of Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY, and Chief Technology Officer at the Albany College of Pharmacy. 



 Glen D'Abate, CEO & Founder

Glen has over 35 years’ experience in the healthcare IT field, including 13 years at MEDITECH where he led development of the DR application. Since founding our company in 1998, Glen has guided Acmeware to be the preeminent leader in custom report solutions for the MEDITECH EHR. He is a recognized expert in providing innovative healthcare analytics and informatics solutions. Glen has a BS in Engineering from Trinity College and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston College, respectively.





Vivian Bader, VP Products & Development

Vivian started with Acmeware in 2016 and has been in healthcare for over 25 years, including IT and Quality roles at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Over the years, Vivian has provided leadership for Acmeware’s Professional Services group, ensuring our consultants have the skills and tools they need to be successful for our clients. Vivian now leads our Products & Development team as we continue to empower healthcare professionals with superior information to make knowledgeable decisions with their data. Vivian holds a BS degree in Social Work from Southern Illinois University, where she started her healthcare career as a clinical social worker at Anderson Hospital. She also holds additional certifications in Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Reporting Services.




Greg D'Abate, VP Sales & Marketing

Greg started with Acmeware in 2013 and is responsible for the company’s branding, lead generation and new revenue generation. Prior to Acmeware, he spent three years working for a marketing agency in Atlanta, GA developing its digital marketing strategy and implementation. The first 22 years of Greg’s professional career were sales and marketing roles within the mortgage industry. Greg holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Economics and Political Science from Fairfield University.





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 Ian Proffer, Director of Communication & Training

Ian started as Acmeware's 4th employee in 2007. Since then he has served the company in many roles and worn many hats. Before joining Acmeware, he spent seven years in healthcare IT at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Ian has worked for the last 25 years as a consultant, report writer, database analyst, administrator, and architect, including four years at Microsoft in the SQL Server group. Ian is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, and holds a Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst Associate certification.





Stacy Smallenberger, Manager of Professional Servicesstacy smallenberger

Stacy began working at Acmeware in 2011. Her IT healthcare experience started 24 years ago at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL. Stacy was their primary NPR report writer for several years and transitioned to DR development. Stacy has been a manager in Professional Services since 2017 managing  relationships with our clients and supporting our consultants to have the resources and tools necessary to provide our clients the best customer service. During her tenure at Acmeware, she has been heavily involved in the support of our quality sites and applications. Stacy holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Management from Eastern Illinois University.




Mary Mertens, Manager of Quality Services

mary mertensMary started with Acmeware in 2018 and has been in healthcare for over 32 years, including IT and Quality roles at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Over the years, Mary has been the Project Manager for Acmeware’s Quality Team, ensuring that our quality clients have the information, support and tools they need to achieve successful quality submissions each year. Mary now leads our Quality team as we continue to grow our client relationships and provide our quality clients with the ever changing reporting requirements that are needed. Mary has achieved the Green Belt status in the Lean Six Sigma Program for Project Management. She also holds additional certifications in Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, and Reporting Services.