Executive Team

Emory Fry

Emory Fry, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder

Dr. Emory Fry drives the strategic clinical vision for the company and leads product development. He is a neonatologist and a recognized leader in the field of health informatics, with over 15 years of experience in the design and development of enterprise clinical information systems.

Dr. Fry brings clinical insight to Cognitive, from his past experience as a Chief Medical Informatics Officer at a tertiary medical center, regional Chief Informatics Officer, and Department Head for clinical decision support and application development. He has been involved in numerous national Department of Defense (DoD) initiatives as Program Director, including the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) and Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) programs.

Doug Burke

Douglas W. Burke, President and Cofounder

Doug Burke manages the company’s sales, marketing, and business development. His strength in successfully building enterprise software and technology startups is instrumental to the company’s growth trajectory. Previously, Mr. Burke served as CEO of DefenseWeb Technologies, a provider of secure health information systems for military health organizations that was acquired by Humana in 2007. He’s held other executive-level positions at SAIC, HNC Software, Prodesis, and Globeset.

Jaime Gerkin

Jaime Gerkin, Vice President of Administration and Human Resources

Jaime Gerkin is responsible for directing and managing the administrative function of the company, including Vice President of Administration and Human Resources Office Administration, Human Resources, and Information Technology in accordance with industry best practices and company objectives and policies. Using her background in Human Resources, Jaime utilizes management strategies that enable Cognitive to recruit, train, and retain a high-performing workforce to help drive Cognitive to the pinnacle of its potential.

Prior to joining Cognitive, Jaime spent most of her career managing Human Resources in large engineering, procurement, and construction firms. Recognized as a valuable strategic partner, Jaime also gained valuable experience in the areas of employee relations, payroll processing, benefits administration, recruiting, and compliance with State and Federal employment laws throughout her career.

Board of Directors

Emory Fry, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder

Board of Advisors

Jeff Groh, Advisor
Chief Financial Officer, SCI Solutions

Fred Hannett, Advisor
Managing Partner, The Capitol Alliance

P.T. Henry, Advisor
President, Henry Consulting Group

Jonathan Melling, FHIMSS, Advisor
Partner, Pivot Point Consulting