About Us

Core Members

Mary Ann Lavin

Mary Ann Lavin

Founder, President and Inventor

Mary Ann is a recognized leader in taxonomic development, having called and co-coordinated the First National Conference on the Classification of Nursing Diagnosis in 1973 in response to a query: How arre nurses going to enter nursing data into computers? This conference birthed first NANDA and then NANDA-International, whose diagnoses and classifications are standard in major electronic health record systems and nursing textbooks worldwide. Dr. Lavin led NANDA International as President from 2002 – 2004 and remains active in it. She is an expert in advanced filter design and development, aimed at retrieving sensitive and specific information. Other organizations she founded sustained themselves. These include a TB clinic in La Paz, Bolivia, which endured for more than 50 years, until the government established its own community TB centers. Dr. Lavin was the principal investigator on a HRSA rural health demonstration project in Washington County, Missouri. This project, founded in 1996 on the basis of community development principles, eventually led to the formation of a federally qualified health center, which now has satellites in two adjacent counties and serves people from more than seven counties in southeastern Missouri. From 2009 – 2010, Mary Ann served as the Founding Clinical Services Director of Casa de Salud, serving the Latino/Latina immigrant community in St. Louis. She is a graduate of Saint Louis University (BSN ’64, MSN ’70) and Harvard School of Public Health (M.S. ’74, S.D. ’78).

Stephanie O’Donnell

Stephanie O’Donnell

Co-Founder, Vice-President of Operations and Communications, and Inventor

Stephanie was born in the United States of America and is of German and Peruvian heritage. Stephanie’s father works in international business and as such she grew up in Singapore (elementary school), Texas (middle school) and Dubai (high school). She then moved to Spain, where she attended Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus. After university, Stephanie moved to Puerto Rico, where her husband attended Medical School. She relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 2008 to participate in the Coro Fellowship Program. This competitive fellowship is a nine month program that accepts 12 per year. Fellows work within communities, reflective of diverse interests and ideologies, and within a variety of sectors (business, government, electoral politics, and organized labor). In 2010, Stephanie became the Founding Administrative Director of Casa de Salud where she worked with Mary Ann Lavin to reopen a much needed clinic for the under-served in St. Louis. In 2012, Stephanie moved to Rochester, MN, in 2011, where her husband was a family practice resident at the Mayo Clinic. In 2014, she moved to Tampa, Florida where her husband serves in the U.S. Air Force. Throughout this time period, Stephanie was active in creating TIIKO search methodology and in establishing the business. With her multicultural interpersonal and language skills and her leadership and management skills, Stephanie contributes much to the competitive advantage of TIIKO, LLC.

Brendan Michael Keating

Brendan Michael Keating

TIIKO Co-Founder, Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development, and Inventor

Brendan is also Vice President at IntegTree LLC, an ethics, compliance and sustainability consulting company. He partnered with Dr. Nitish Singh in building the joint Certificate and Certification in Global Digital Marketing and Localization, offered by the Localization Institute and UNC-Wilmington, and serves as co-instructor for that program. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Wilmington University, where he served as Course Developer for two courses in their Compliance Certificate Program. He has authored and co-authored articles published in the American Subcontractors Association: The Contractor’s Compass journal, as well as in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics: Compliance and Ethics Professional Journal.

Rosalie Smith, MSML, PMP

Rosalie Smith, MSML, PMP

IT Operations and Management Consultant

Rosalie started her career in the physician practice management arena. Accomplishments in this position included installing the first IBM AS400 system in the St. Louis area, and building a business case to support the first Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance reimbursement for outpatient chemotherapy. This was accomplished via financial and clinical data analytics demonstrating an overall lower cost of care, and improved patient outcomes, when the patient remained in their daily, home routine and environment. Rosalie continued her career development as a Director of Product Support for a health care software company in Atlanta, GA. Responsibilities included management, strategic planning and oversight for the Implementation Team, Field Service Support Team and Customer Support team. Over the years, she held various roles with health care technology companies, including Manager of Business Operations, Product Specialist & Vice President of Client Services for multiple start up organizations. She spent fifteen years with BD Alaris in various roles including new product implementations and business operations.. She currently serves as the Senior Manager, Global Service operations for a medical device company. Rosalie is a PMP, with additional certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Agile, ITIL, PPM (Portfolio Project Management) and Program Management. Rosalie received her undergraduate degree in Business and IT from New York Institute of Technology, and earned her Master of Science, Management and Leadership (MSML) from Western Governors University. She is currently completing her MBA with an emphasis in IT management.