NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (JULY 15, 2020) — Mocingbird announced today that Joe Starnes has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the growing Rhode Island-based startup which provides an online platform for healthcare professionals to monitor certification and educational requirements.  

"Over the past six months, Joe has proven he has the skills and experience to rapidly scale our business,” said Mocingbird CEO Brad Artery. “I'm thrilled he will continue to be a core member of our team as we look to positively impact clinician burnout with our Mocingbird platform."

Mocingbird allows providers and administrators to track and store MOCs, CMEs, and state licenses in its secure vault, ensuring practitioners stay up-to-date and compliant.  The platform is overseen by MyMOC, Inc., which was founded by Dr. Ian Madom, an orthopedic spine surgeon, and Dr. George Fernaine, interventional cardiologist. As COO, Starnes will help ensure Mocingbird’s continued growth by establishing and implementing a strategic plan that promotes efficiency and productivity while meeting key performance goals.

“Mocingbird provides clarity for medical practices, administrators, and clinicians.  Our platform simplifies and centralizes regulatory requirements to give clinicians more time to focus on quality care and more time for themselves,” said Starnes, who had previously served as the company’s Director of Operations. “I am honored and humbled, as COO, to be able to play a role in such an important venture that helps those who selflessly help so many of us.”

Starnes, who has a BA in economics from Rhode Island College, currently resides in Manville, Rhode Island with his family. He’s previously served as head of health and safety at Citizens Bank; senior manager of operations and quality assurance at Fidelity Investments; and former sales wholesaler for Iowa, at Fidelity Investments.