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Christopher DeMarco and Joseph Nickens

Christopher Demarco, Vice President of Research & Planning at Sage Growth Partners (SGP), combines health care, business, and scientific knowledge to inform business creation, strategic direction, and product development. Chris has in-depth experience in the roles of health care provider and executive, wielding a pragmatic approach based on training in quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Dr. DeMarco holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social Science (Social Psychology) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a B.A. from Bucknell University. Dr. DeMarco earned his MBA in the Business of Medicine from The John Hopkins University. Joseph Nickens is a consulting and marketing professional specializing in healthcare market research, development and communications. At SGP, Nickens focuses on research in the fields of ROI tool development, electronic health records (EHR), and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC). Additionally, he supports a wide range of client engagements in the firm's Strategic Marketing practice. Nickens is skilled in all aspects of social media and the Adobe suite. He also offers a background in leadership positions, as well as acting as a mentor.