After more than 20 years in the eLearning industry, we remain committed to the same goal.

We help healthcare providers do their best work by providing compelling, relevant online learning opportunities that facilitate better decisions in complex and often time-pressured situations.

Working with us…

Our work isn’t project-based, it’s partner-centric. We want to learn your business and contribute to your growth and success when and where it fits your strategy and budget. 

Once our talented team of Engineers has done their magic, the real work begins. To ensure your learners are supported and your business needs are met, you have an extended team that is always available to you:  

  • Dedicated client manager
  • Experienced technical service center team 
  • Financial services & reporting
  • Learning content & assessment development experts

Scitent’s name is derived from two Latin roots: “sci," the Latin word for “knowledge” and “tent,” the Latin word for “hold.”


Lawrence W. Gimple, MD
Co-founder, Chairman of the Board
Lawrence W. Gimple, MD is Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where he is Director of Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Gimple graduated in 1983 from Harvard Medical School. He completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gimple has a clinical practice in Interventional Cardiology, basic research interests in atherosclerosis and restenosis after angioplasty, clinical research interests in acute coronary syndromes and outcomes after coronary interventions, and educational interests in the uses of technology for teaching about cardiovascular disease and health.

Ralph S. Buckley, MD
Co-founder, Member of the Board
Ralph S. Buckley, MD was formerly Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division. He has an interest in noninvasive cardiology, including care of patients with CAD, vascular heart disease, and arrhythmias. Dr. Buckley now practices with Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Alabama as a noninvasive cardiologist. He completed his medical training and residency at the University of Virginia where he became chief resident and, subsequently, a fellow in the cardiovascular division. Dr. Buckley helped develop the database that delivers the lessons in CardioVillage to the Internet. He began programming computers in the 1970s.

Debra McMahon, PhD
Member of the Board
Debra McMahon, PhD is a Board Member of Scitent, Inc. which helps organizations manage their educational content online in a compelling, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Dr. McMahon received her degree in Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her postdoctoral training in Thrombosis and Hemostasis at UNC Chapel Hill.

Kirk Barbieri
Chief Operating Officer
Kirk Barbieri oversees Scitent’s operations and technology. Mr. Barbieri has three decades of experience in technology, including twenty-one years at the University of Virginia Health where he served as Director, Specialty Care IT and Clinical Outcomes. Prior to UVA, he worked at Penn State University as Manager, Administrative Computing and Design Engineer, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies. Kirk received his BA at the University of Kentucky, MS at The Catholic University of America, and is an EdD candidate at Creighton University.

Lisa K. Taylor, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Taylor directs and oversees Scitent’s financial activities, reporting, and forecasting. Ms. Taylor has over thirty years of finance and accounting experience in the technology, private equity, pharmaceuticals, and insurance industries, including Dova Pharmaceuticals, PBM Capital  LLC, Mass Mutual, and The Carrington Co LLC. Lisa received her BA in Finance and Accounting and BA in Accounting from the University of Lynchburg.