Elvin Charleston

Senior Manager, Data

Q: How would you describe your role at Vitals ?

A: As a Data Product Manager and now Senior Manager, I am charged with leading the acquisition and delivery of quality provider data to power the Vitals consumer sites. The role requires in depth knowledge of US healthcare industry, it’s standards but also an understanding healthcare data, sources and the technology that supports it all. I get to partner closely with our data engineering and site teams and manage relationships with our data providers. The role is a challenging one, but I am enjoying it.

Q: When did you know that data was going to be your career focus ?

A: Interestingly enough, I did not realize it until being posed this question! I have worked in Healthcare IT for long as I can remember, but did not get involved in healthcare data until 2007, where I worked on a provider state licensing product. 10 years later I am knee deep in data!

Q: Would you like to share a little known fact about yourself ?

A: As an undergrad at Rutgers University I majored in Biological Sciences because I wanted to be a physician.