The Mediato technologies’ team of experienced, innovative, and passionate professionals leverage technology and experience to solve organizational challenges, deliver strategically-aligned data and analytic solutions, modernize data environments, and educate our clients.

Minky Kernacs

Founder & CEO

Minky is a forward-thinking data management and analytics leader with 20 years of experience in the data management industry. She leads enterprise-wide data transformations and is skilled in delivering mission-critical solutions, building passionate teams, and facilitating change.

As a hands-on leader, practitioner, speaker, and thought leader on a wide array of technology domains including data management, visualizations, and information security, she focuses on transforming data departments into high-performing, quality focused, and cohesive data organizations to optimize business processes, improve operational efficiencies, and transform data into actionable information.  She is a hands-on and motivational leader with experience driving excellence in enterprise architecture, data governance, visualizations, automation,  information security, and sustainable data management strategies.

She leads Mediato technologies’ team who are focused on helping local and State agencies restructure and optimize their data assets to emerge more multi-dimensional & agile.

Minky attended University of Akron’s Global Institute, holds a degree from Kent State University in Management and Information Systems, and is a CMMI certified Enterprise Data Management Associate.

When she’s not working, Minky is volunteering at homeless shelters, scuba diving, or jogging with her 3 dogs.

“We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.”

Vince Lombardi

Matthew Chamberlain


Matt Chamberlain has nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare information technology and brings an extensive background in health record solutions architecture and software engineering to the Mediato team. His expertise is focused on driving operational efficiency through business process analysis, organizational requirement definition, and technology procurement.

Prior to joining Mediato, Mr. Chamberlain served as the Chief Operating Officer for Welligent, a cloud-based EHR company providing solutions for behavioral health and human services providers. He was also a Senior Associate for OPEN MINDS, and Software Sales Manager for Askesis in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he was responsible for the management of EHR software solutions sales in the behavioral health, addiction, and social service market. During his time with the Askesis, he was promoted to management in order to assist in the continued growth of the sales division. Mr. Chamberlain also developed national sales strategies, initiatives, and provided market analysis.

Before his role in Pittsburgh, Mr. Chamberlain was the Solutions Architect for Metrocare Services in Dallas, Texas. In that role, he managed the IT Department and staff for all software related activities. While at Metrocare, Mr. Chamberlain implemented new reporting solution, MS SQL Reporting Services, for high-level management reports, lead a conversion project of MS Access into SQL Server/EMR to ensure all programs were integrated in the same system, and was in charge of the EHR training process.

Mr. Chamberlain also served as a Software Engineer and Technical Lead at HP Enterprise Services, a strategic business unit providing global business and technology services. He was responsible for a team of 3 Software Engineers and 1 Business Analyst, in areas of State Medicaid System projects, which include; RFP response creation, needs assessment, design, development, implementation, and support.

A valued member in the behavioral health community, Mr. Chamberlain has served on the board of Mental Health Association (MHA) of Texas. Mr. Chamberlain received his Bachelors of Science in Business Computer Information Systems from the University of North Texas.

Daniel J. Paolini

Advisory Board Member

Dan is an information architecture thought leader in the areas of data management, information architecture, data integration, system development, technology operations, leadership and planning. He has presented talks and seminars at more than one hundred events in eight countries on three continents, including more than a dozen keynote talks. His leadership philosophy can be summarized as “Do the right things, for the right reasons, even when no one is looking and especially when others are telling you not to.”

Mr. Paolini is the former CIO and CDO of City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. He is responsible for spearheading and implementing the digital and data transformation efforts for the $1.5B organization, one of the most innovative behavioral health organizations in the world.

Previously, Mr. Paolini served as the Director of the Division of Enterprise Data Services within the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, where he established the State’s data architecture, data governance, enterprise data warehousing and self-service business intelligence units. He led significant data initiatives including the Recidivism and Crash Analysis data marts and the award-winning and the NJ Big Data Alliance efforts. Paolini has also served several organizations as chief technology officer and co-founded and led an award-winning data management consulting and training firm.

Mr. Paolini is a member of the Data Management Association (DAMA) and has served on the DAMA International Foundation board. He has co-authored or edited multiple books, served four years as a contributing editor for a monthly database magazine and authored an award-winning programmer’s toolkit. Among his many honors, Mr. Paolini received the 2013 DAMA International Government Achievement Award and the 2002 OMB Government without Boundaries Superior Leadership Award.

In his community, Mr. Paolini has served as an appointed municipal fire chief, as a zoning board member including multiple terms as chairman and as an elected fire commissioner. As a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical services technician, he has been honored numerous times for service and heroism. He has served in leadership positions in volunteer organizations at the local, county, and state levels. He has been married to his wife Patricia since 1989 and has four wonderful children.

 “Do the right things, for the right reasons, even when no one is looking and especially when others are telling you not to.”

Daniel J. Paolini

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