Donald E. Kinser
PE, MBA, CPHIMS
Chairman, President, & CEO
Don earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1983 and an MBA from Georgia State University in 1993. He is a registered Professional Engineer and currently maintains Professional Engineering status in six states and a NCEES National Council Record. He founded what is now EDI, Ltd. in 1986 at the age of 27 and has led EDI’s transformation from a mechanical consulting engineering firm into one of the nation’s leading data/voice, security, audio-visual, and network technology consulting and engineering firms.
He was elected President of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Georgia for 1999-2000 and served as the National Director for Georgia in 2000-2003. He was proclaimed Georgia’s Engineer of the Year in 2001. Don has served ASHE as a member of several national committees including: Emerging Trends Committee in 2005, NFPA 99 Task Force in 2006, and Technologies/Clinical Engineering Committee in 2008 and 2009. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of Healthcare Information Services Society (HIMSS) since 2007 and as Chapter President for 2009-2010. Don was one of three primary authors for the new communications section of the 2010 FGI Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities. He is a frequent guest lecturer in the Health System program at Georgia Tech’s College of Industrial Engineering.
Healthcare IT and the realization of better medical outcomes and improved healthcare delivery through IT adoption are Don's passion. Don works with healthcare clients to help them articulate and realize their technology vision and strategy.
Don is an avid outdoorsman, whitewater canoeist and kayaker, and mountaineer. He is an active volunteer for American Whitewater and the Boy Scouts of America. He has served on American Whitewater’s Board of Directors since 2003. Don is married to Nanci, and they have three children.
Jim P. Harrison
Sr. Vice President
Jim has been with EDI, Ltd. since 1991 and currently serves as a Principal, Project Manager, and Atlanta’s Managing Director. His expertise focus is information technology systems and data centers.
Jim helps clients understand their options and works with them to develop effective IS and communication systems. His extensive knowledge of technologies processes and procedures, combined with his knowledge of construction methods, means new systems and projects are put in place and brought on-line trouble free and on time. He has completed over 1,000 design and construction projects in corporate offices, government facilities, hospitals, colleges and universities, and data centers, including some of the largest projects completed in the southeast. His experience includes evaluations and needs analyses, cost comparison studies, contract evaluations, materials specifications, and construction project management. Jim designs structured cabling, security, data centers, voice, and wireless systems.
Vice President - Sales & Marketing
Beth joined EDI in 2010 as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Her expertise focuses on developing, implementing, and driving a comprehensive healthcare sales and marketing initiative throughout the US. Her 21+ years of experience in healthcare include market evaluations and competitive analysis, contract evaluations and executions, brand specifications, and sales and marketing rollout initiatives. Beth's ground-floor involvement in three start-up technology companies enables her to accelerate current and future EDI client relationships for incremental sales and market share penetration.
Beth also has expertise with Nurse Call Systems, Real Time Locations Systems (RTLS), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technologies, plus an in-depth knowledge of infant and patient security systems.
Cynthia L. Cates
Secretary & Treasurer
Cynthia, a licensed CPA and member of the Georgia Society of CPAs, joined EDI in 2008. She graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a BBA in Accounting and is currently finishing her Masters of International Business at Georgia State University.
During her career, Cynthia has directed or performed all aspects of finance and accounting and has been instrumental in performing compliance, operational, and internal financial audits, writing and revising audit programs, and conducting internal fraud investigations.
Cynthia spearheaded the conversion of all EDI accounting, project management, and marketing/sales information into Deltek Vision, a fully integrated project based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. A daunting and ongoing effort on Cynthia’s part, Vision now allows EDI to facilitate better decision-making by delivering mission critical information at the click of a mouse.