Timothy J. Pisula brings over thirty years of financial accounting, medical practice management, and contract administration experience to the OPEN MINDS team. This knowledge has contributed to his success in business management and information technologies.
Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Pisula served as Executive Director of Fayette Health Management (FHM) where he was responsible for the administrative leadership of FHM, which consisted of primary care, hospitalist and specialty physician practices, based in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pisula also served as a liaison with the Uniontown Hospital and Fayette (County) Regional Health System leadership teams and helped facilitate the 2012 joint venture between UPMC and FHM.
Prior to joining FHM, Mr. Pisula was Program Director at Excela Health and was responsible for the launch of the Excela’s Outpatient Advanced Wound Care program at Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Prior to the Excela Health assignment, Mr. Pisula was Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Radiology Group (FRG) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was responsible for guiding FRG through its development stage, assisting with business planning, physician recruiting, sales, marketing, public relations, operations, partnership alliances, legal, accounting, information technologies, and working-capital fundraising strategies.
Prior to joining FRG, Mr. Pisula was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for U.S. Wireless Online Inc., and Founder and CEO of Wireless1.Net, LLC. Mr. Pisula has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of WhereverTV, an innovative Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) solutions provider based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Pisula also was one of the founders of LiveWire Ventures, LLC, an investment and management services firm focused on providing software solutions and software as a service (SaaS) provider to the broadcast media and wireless telecommunications industry, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Pisula also served as President and CEO of LiveWire portfolio company Orcom Solutions and served on the Board of Directors of Rate Integration, Inc. and HO Systems, Inc. Prior to forming LiveWire Ventures, Mr. Pisula served as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at PriCellular Corporation, a publicly-traded telecommunications company, and CellularONE franchise until its 1998 sale to a financial acquirer affiliated with AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. Before joining PriCellular, he spent nine years with AT&T Wireless Services, rising to the position of Vice President, Technical Operations, where he was responsible for that company’s network operations in the Northeast Region. Previously, he held senior management posts in engineering, network operations, information technologies, and billing services for McCaw CellularONE/AT&T Wireless Services and early in his career functioned as an Accounting Systems and Management Consultant with Touché, Ross & Company.
Mr. Pisula is a graduate of the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh where he completed a Graduate Entrepreneurial Fellowship in Business Administration. Before completing this program, he received his B.S. Degree in Computer & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Pisula earned his A.A.S. Degree in Data Processing & Accounting from the Westmoreland County Community College, where he was recognized as Distinguish Alumnus in 2007.