About Cerner Clairvia

Cerner Clairvia

Physician Scheduler is a software solution from Cerner Clairvia, serving the scheduling demands of more than 1,200 physician groups and healthcare organizations. To learn more about Cerner Clairvia please visit www.clairvia.com

Cerner Clairvia Executive Team

David Pierre

David C.D. Pierre
Managing Director

David C.D. Pierre, managing director, Workforce and Enterprise Positioning, is responsible for Cerner’s worldwide workforce management business.

He is also responsible for bringing to market and development Cerner’s Enterprise Positioning Solution™, which incorporates clinical data and real-time location services to improve staff efficiencies, asset utilization and patient throughput.

Pierre joined Cerner in August 2007. His prior roles include business strategist in DeviceWorks, head of human resources consulting services and senior business strategist to Cerner’s CEO and chairman of the board. Pierre helped design Cerner’s agile business units.

Before he joined Cerner, Pierre was a human resources executive for a Fortune 500 company. He was also a Six Sigma and Lean Methodology process improvement project leader.

David received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and an MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.


Beth Pickard
General Manager

Beth’s more than 15 years of senior management experience in healthcare staff scheduling provides her with an insider’s expertise in the challenges, solutions and opportunities that arise out the staff scheduling function – and of the transformative benefits of comprehensive, patient-centric, outcomes-driven care value management. Well-versed in the implementation of enterprise-wide solutions, she has held key management positions in product development, customer support and sales at Clairvia, Per-Se Technologies, and MSI Software.

As General Manager of Cerner Clairvia, she guides the company in the achievement of its strategic vision and works to ensure that its clients realize the greatest possible benefit from their Clairvia solutions. Beth received BS degree in Nursing at Duke University. Today, she is recognized as a leading expert in healthcare management and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of healthcare staff issues at many national venues, including the annual HIMSS conference and nursing conferences.


Kraig McKinley

Kraig brings extensive executive management experience in project and program management, process and business analysis, software evaluation and design, and financial and market analysis to his role as leader of Cerner Clairvia’s day-to-day operations. Rising through the company’s application consulting and technical support organizations, where he worked closely with clients to ensure their satisfaction with all aspects of Cerner Clairvia’s products and services, he takes a customer-focused approach to product development, installation and support.

With a background that also includes strategic planning, business process engineering, change management and turnaround management, Kraig has a wide-ranging knowledge and deep understanding of the disciplines required to achieve transformational change. He earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Campbell University and a bachelor of arts degree in Economics, Communications, Law and Government from American University in Washington DC, and has written numerous articles on the topics of technology, management and corporate turnarounds for national journals and periodicals.


Kate Nell, RN, M.A.

Early in her healthcare career, Kate served as manager of staffing operations for nursing at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey, where she was responsible for the selection and successful implementation of software developed by Atwork, a software development company led by Cerner Clairvia founder, Michael Warner. That experience convinced her of Michael’s ability to deliver solutions of unparalleled value to healthcare providers. Today, as leader of product management for Cerner Clairvia, she ensures that the company’s solutions deliver the greatest possible benefit to its clients.

Kate holds a BS in Nursing from Rutgers University and a MA from New York University in the Delivery of Nursing Services.