SRC’s leadership works directly with the advisory and review committees of each medical specialty to develop standards that govern their respective accreditation programs and outcomes databases.
Gary Pratt assisted in the startup of SRC and has served as CEO since its inception in 2003. He has spent a majority of his career in the healthcare and information technology industries, successfully launching seven companies and selling four of them. Mr. Pratt also served as a partner in the nation’s sixth-largest accounting firm and president of a division of Waste Management, a Fortune 500 company. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a degree in business administration.
Neil Hutcher is an accomplished surgeon and a widely recognized leader in the advancement of surgical specialties, especially as it relates to patient education and advocacy on the federal and state levels. He began practicing medicine in Richmond in 1973 and, prior to joining SRC, held the position of Managing Director at Commonwealth Surgeons. Dr. Hutcher has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Medical College of Virginia and McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hutcher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and specialty fellowship training in transplant surgery.
Michael Hartney has more than 30 years of legal experience representing clients in matters related to healthcare and corporate law and associated litigation. Prior to joining SRC, he served as the company’s outside legal counsel. Through his private practice, Mr. Hartney previously served as legal counsel for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery for eight years. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of San Diego School of Law and is a member of the California State Bar.
Teri Burd-Hagwood’s background spans years of operational and development experience for information technology systems encompassing database design, administration, reporting and data analytics. She has managed teams ranging from five to 20 people but focuses on a hands-on and active development process. Ms. Burd-Hagwood develops and administers SRC’s database management systems and oversees all software development activities.
Alex Waychoff is responsible for SRC’s US sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining SRC, Ms. Waychoff spent more than ten years in the medical device industry, collaborating directly with doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies. At SRC, this experience enables her to develop a close working relationship with prospective accreditation program applicants. Ms. Waychoff earned her bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.
Michelle Elder, a Chicago native, brings over 15 years of marketing experience to SRC. Her wide-ranged marketing background includes working for New York’s Ford Model Management, various e-commerce businesses and restaurant groups. She is also an accomplished graphic designer. Ms. Elder earned her bachelor’s degree from The Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago.
As a marketing and creative strategist, Ms. Elder is involved in all activities related to the growth of SRC’s corporate brand, including social media, email marketing campaigns, digital campaigns, SEO, lead and revenue generation, analytics, graphic design and website development. She works closely with the CARE Program and Business Development teams to create a cohesive environment for SRC designees and their patients.