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Our Leadership Team

The founding principals of Quadax Inc. are Tom Hockman, who serves as Chairman of the Board, and Ralph Daugstrup. 

John Leskiw, CPA, CHBME

John Leskiw joined Quadax in 1985 and has progressed through various positions to his current post as President. Mr. Leskiw is recognized in the industry as an expert on the unique complexities of laboratory revenue cycle management and is a Certified Healthcare Billing Management Executive (CHBME). Demonstrating strong and creative leadership in addition to his financial management acumen, Mr. Leskiw has inspired vision and excellence for the corporation.

Mr. Leskiw received a BA in Accounting from Baldwin Wallace University. He is a Certified Public Accountant who previously practiced for eight years with Ernst & Young (formerly Ernst & Whinney).

Anthony Petras
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer, EDI Services

Tony Petras joined Quadax in 1989, having been involved in the healthcare information field since 1981. His area of expertise is HIPAA-mandated ANSI transactions and code sets, and he has been a speaker for the Ohio Hospital Association’s ABC Committee. Mr. Petras is a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

Mr. Petras functions as the chief operating officer for EDI Services, responsible for all production operations along with product installations, training, and ongoing customer service. His expertise is critical to our mission, and his vision guides our progress. Mr. Petras received his BBA in Marketing from Cleveland State University.

Gene Calai
Vice President and Security Officer

Gene Calai's career at Quadax began in 1984. He is noted for his expertise on healthcare information systems, having directed the development of many healthcare financial products and built a respected Information Systems department at Quadax. He now has executive responsibility for Network Security, New Product R&D, and Data Center Operations.

Mr. Calai led the Northeast Ohio Regional User Group of Hewlett-Packard Computers as president for six years and has been a featured speaker for HP World. He graduated Cum Laude from Mount Union College with a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Philip Conard
Vice President, Revenue Applications & Support  

Since starting at Quadax in 1993, Phil Conard has occupied many key roles within Quadax's Systems department, including Manager of HARP Development and IT Director of Business Services. He then transitioned to directing the development of our Enterprise Content Management (ECM) product and providing quality, comprehensive solutions to our clients.

Mr. Conard now provide executive direction for all applications offered by the A/R Services Division. In addition, he has overall executive responsibility for technical support for our clients for all of the A/R applications.

Mr. Conard graduated from Mount Union College with a BS in Computer Science. 

Chuck Foreman
Vice President, Managed A/R Services Unit

Chuck Foreman has over thirty years of financial and operational experience working with organizations in the service-related, manufacturing, and financial services industries. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a former Partner with Ernst & Young. He has extensive experience with private and public companies in the areas of financial reporting, internal control and process evaluation, and organizational analysis. 

Mr. Foreman joined Quadax in 2006 and implemented the Company’s SAS No. 70 report that evaluates the effectiveness of the HARP billing control environment.  He currently has overall responsibility for client service and operations for the HARP A/R Services group.

Michael Leszcz
Vice President, Reimbursement Support Services Unit

Michael Leszcz is responsible for the Reimbursement Support Services business unit of Quadax, which provides revenue cycle management services that maximize payer reimbursement for providers of leading-edge medical technologies. Prior to joining Quadax in 2007, he was a Vice President and founding member of Axentis, Inc, a software company providing compliance software solutions to global organizations. Mr. Leszcz was previously a Manager with Ernst & Young’s consulting service group, providing process improvement and information technology consulting to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Leszcz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Mike is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Ohio.

James McCauley
Vice President

Jim McCauley has worked in the healthcare industry since the 1970s, with over 20 years spent at Quadax. He is an Advanced Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has received their Follmer Bronze award. Other professional memberships include the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) and Central Ohio Patient Account Managers (COPAM).

Mr. McCauley is recognized for his knowledge of healthcare electronic transactions and has been published in the AAHAM and HFMA journals. He received a BA and MBA from the University of Washington.

Trevor Myer
Vice President

Trevor Myer is the architect and lead developer of Xpeditor, the EDI transaction management system in use by hospitals and other healthcare organizations throughout the region. He joined Quadax in 1992 after receiving a BS degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Mount Union College.

Mr. Myer leads a team of programmer/analysts dedicated to the development and support of all PC-based EDI products. His credentials include being a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Kathy Novak
Vice President, Client Service

Kathy Novak began her career with Quadax in 1982 while still attending college. In her tenure at Quadax, she has held many different positions, including claims editor, data entry clerk, customer service rep, computer operator, programmer, Systems Department manager, Quality Assurance manager, and vice president of Revenue Applications Technical Support. In her current role of Client Service Executive, Kathy provides executive direction to a very capable client service team, while maintaining executive relationships with many of Quadax’s premier Revenue Cycle clients.

Among her duties as vice president, Ms. Novak heads the Quadax Insurance Committee, which reviews payer changes and issues policy decisions relating to EDI and HARP products. She is recognized for her knowledge of healthcare billing requirements, HARP functionality, and EDI processing. She graduated Cum Laude from Cleveland State University with a BS in Computer and Information Science.

Catherine Sicker
Compliance Officer

In her role as Corporate Compliance Officer, Catherine Sicker ensures that Quadax demonstrates an absolute commitment to the highest standards of ethics and compliance. She was in hospital finance for eight years before joining Quadax in 1988.

Ms. Sicker is a member of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, the Health Care Compliance Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. She speaks to healthcare consumer groups about the effects of HIPAA. She received a BA from Wittenberg University.

Mark Sprowls
Vice President, Revenue Cycle Applications Research and Development

Leveraging his comprehensive knowledge of Quadax’s business, revenue cycle applications and their infrastructure dependencies, and database and software design, Mark Sprowls is in charge of research for the advancement of Quadax’s revenue cycle applications. Previous roles at Quadax include managing our Computer Operations, PAS technical application, HARP development and production, the Quadax Portal, and our internal Customer Relationship Management system. 

A graduate of Mount Union College, Mr. Sprowls has been with Quadax since 1988. He was the lead analyst/programmer on the HARP 2.0 redesign and was involved with the next generation of HARP and the migration of HARP to HP-UX. 

Mark Tibbs
Vice President, Accounting and Finance

Mark Tibbs joined Quadax as the Corporate Controller in 1999 and has since been promoted to Vice President, Accounting and Finance, giving leadership to the Controller and the entire Accounting and Finance department. Prior to 1999, Mr. Tibbs managed Quadax financial reporting and tax compliance for nearly a decade in the employ of the public accounting firm engaged by Quadax.

Mr. Tibbs received his BS in Accounting from The University of Akron and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In addition to his valuable contributions to Quadax, Mr. Tibbs contributes to his local community through his work as a State-licensed Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician. 

Sue Young
Vice President, Production - Managed A/R

Sue Young has been a valuable member of the Quadax team since she began in 1986. She is currently responsible for billing production operations. With over 30 years' experience in the medical billing industry, Ms. Young has provided insight to the lab implementation team, which analyzes the needs of new clients and then designs, develops, and structures a HARP configuration for the clients' financial and reporting requirements.

In her other roles, she has managed the HARP Quality Control and Training department, performed audits to ensure the production staff utilized HARP features efficiently, and developed metric dashboard spreadsheets to measure client performance and to set expectations and goals. Ms. Young received her education through the Kent State University Partnership with Lorain County Community College, earning a degree in mathematics.

Quadax Partners

The Partner program at Quadax affords key individuals the opportunity to benefit from our corporate success. Achieving Partner status are those employees who, through years of service, have demonstrated dedication to the company, made significant contributions towards the fulfillment of corporate objectives, and function in a capacity that enables them to have a direct impact on corporate profitability.

Each year, a process to identify those individuals eligible for Partner status is undertaken, and new Partners are announced at the annual Partner Dinner, generally held in January. Presently, over 40 individuals have attained Partner designation, representing a cross-section of the company: officers, IS personnel, technical support, production managers, human resources, accounting, client service managers, and sales.


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