Leadership Team

James Paat

President & CEO, Chairman
A serial entrepreneur and recognized expert in the fields of NIEM, data integration and information sharing, Mr. Paat's background includes nearly 25 years of experience working with global 1000 companies, government agencies, and innovative technology companies.
Prior to founding InXite Health Systems, Mr. Paat served as President and CEO of Sypherlink, his second company. Recognized for its unique capabilities by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and by multiple key industry analysts, the company was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner Group and “Top 10 IT Companies to Watch in 2011” by Bloor Research Group. From 2001 - 2011 Sypherlink was involved in many of the nation’s largest – and most successful – information exchange projects, including those at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Sypherlink was acquired in 2009.
Mr. Paat's first company, EC Outlook, was an innovative e-business company. Under his leadership the company raised $36 million of investment, grew to 150 associates, and secured several global 500 customers including Bristol Myers Squibb, BASF, Dupont, Ciba Vision, Bausch & Lomb, and Sun Microsystems.
An acknowledged industry expert, Mr. Paat has spoken at several conferences and events around the world, including the IT Forum, EC Expo, and local and international user groups. He has been featured several times in leading media publications including CNNfn, World Business Review, Electronic Commerce World, The Columbus Dispatch and Business First. He also recently served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee for the IJIS Institute and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel of Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University.

Steven Swart

Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Steven Swart joined InXite Health Systems in July, 2016 as their Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining InXite, Steven spent the past sixteen years in the healthcare industry in senior leadership roles including CEO/CFO/Compliance Officer for the Robert C. Byrd Clinic, CEO/CFO for University Medical Associates, and President & CEO for Doctors Hospital Nelsonville.
During Mr. Swart’s career in healthcare his efforts for creating sustainable rural health solutions and patient-centric/quality driven organizations have been recognized with the following awards: West Virginia Primary Care Association’s ‘Excellence in Health Care Award’ (2013); Ohio Department of Health State Office ‘Rural Health Administrator of the Year Award’ (2009); OhioHealth’s President’s Award (2008); and Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ‘Standard of Excellence Award’ (2002).

Mr. Swart also possesses extensive senior level experience in the insurance industry as well, having served in positions with CareSource, Nationwide Insurance Group, KFB Insurance Companies, and Ward Financial Group. In addition, he served as director for an off-shore domiciled malpractice captive for a seven year stint.

Mr. Swart attended Ohio University and earned a dual Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Pre-Law.

Maria Lukas-Asbury

Director of Quality and Care Services
Ms. Asbury has a forty year history in healthcare where she served as the clinical manager of transfusion services and as the quality, safety, compliance and regulatory director for the American Red Cross, a commercial stem cell processing facility and FQHC. As a quality improvement consultant for a midwest pediatric academic and medical center and a Clinical Quality Director, she led medical record implementations, developed quality departments, assessed existing clinical processes and led improvement initiatives. Ms. Asbury is well-versed in the IHI Improvement Model and the Toyota Production Systems (TPS).

Ms. Asbury has an Associates Degree in Medical Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Management and is a Doctoral Candidate in Organization Design and Education with a focus in Patient Safety. She has also authored several articles on transfusion medicine, patient safety and process improvement, authored a chapter on stem cells and presented at several local and professional conferences. ​