About Prelude

About Us

Our Story

Prelude Services is a healthcare IT support service, providing innovative information technologies specifically tailored to the needs of senior living and care organizations. Our founders established Prelude in response to the healthcare industry's demand for IT services, especially those healthcare markets explicitly related to long-term care and senior living. The sheer advancement of technology, coupled with the ever-increasing regulations of HIPAA, has put tremendous stress on this already understaffed and often underfunded healthcare industry in the past decade, but Prelude can help alleviate some of this stress.

Prelude Services offers healthcare IT solutions to help the senior living and long-term care facilities of the U.S. navigate the new world of healthcare IT. Our goal is to assist these organizations in improving their data security and functionality so that they can provide quality service to their patients while keeping their personal data secure.

Our Services 

Prelude Services works for your healthcare IT department, helping to improve your functionality and keep your long-term care residents' data safe. We accomplish these goals by providing several services, including:

  • Dedicated Support: Prelude serves your organization 24x7 with a dedicated service desk and healthcare IT consulting services, so we can help your organization stay on top of your software and security issues.
  • Outsourced Services: Prelude can serve as your organization's IT department, concentrating our efforts on your organization, developing software and security plans to keep your data safe.
  • Cloud Security: Our cloud-based healthcare IT software solution allows for greater connectivity, data storage, networking, scaling and security for your data, providing secure and reliable data management and hosting
  • Hardware and Software Support: Our dedicated technicians will help you select, install and support new devices and systems to complement your system and workflow, improving your ability to serve your patients.
  • Network Management: Prelude’s network management service offers technical resources and tools to manage and monitor your business' network, supporting your business' essential processes and monitoring for vulnerabilities.
  • Enterprise Reporting: Streamline and simplify reporting for HIPAA and other regulatory entities and get a better overview of your healthcare business so you can develop comprehensive and strategic plans.

On top of our other services, we guarantee security for your healthcare organization. Prelude is an SSAE 16-compliant organization, demonstrating that we have powerful internal controls and safeguards in place to protect our customer data and help them maintain HIPAA compliance.


Prelude Services was founded on the idea that IT software for healthcare organizations should be accessible and secure to protect the most vulnerable patients. Our owners, who themselves are senior living providers, recognized the need in the market for an industry resource that could assist them and other senior living providers in navigating healthcare IT solutions and protecting their information in the age of HIPAA. 

We have worked in partnership with Presbyterian Senior Living and Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries to create a company whose mission would be to provide innovative, secure information technologies to senior living and care organizations. With that, Prelude Services came to be.

Today, Prelude Services supports over 700 senior living, long-term care, affordable housing and community service locations in over 40 states. We continue to work toward our goal of providing valuable technology to our clients, helping them enhance their data security and quality of service. Our clients depend on us as a trusted and proven partner to manage all of their information technology needs, and we can do the same for your organization.


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Our Team

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Dennis Stufft President and CEO

Dennis Stufft, President and CEO, was approached to join Prelude Services in its first year - 1998. With a background ranging from consulting for healthcare and accounting firms to managing IT for a national financial services company, he came well prepared for his current position.

“Starting Prelude was an opportunity of a lifetime where I could apply my professional experience to build a services-oriented company focused on partnerships with our clients who are focused on their mission to serve their clients.”
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Jesse Weaver Chief Technology Officer

Jesse Weaver, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for the direction and management of all technology services including systems & network engineering, desktop & mobile device management, and data & telecom services for all data centers. Jesse brings over 15 years of professional IT experience from IT Managed Service Providers and Big 4 IT Consulting to ensure our services are being appropriately applied to support our clients and the company.

“Technology should help our clients to support their mission of providing care. I look to continually ensure our services align with that objective and meet and exceed customer expectations.”
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Scott Mangol Chief Operating Officer

Scott Mangol serves as Prelude’s Chief Operating Officer, providing leadership and management for client services, account management, project management, software development, service desk and training. Scott brings over 30 years of experience in IT management, strategic planning, project management and software management.

“My passion is to make the complex…simple. By focusing on the simple elements of anything (work, relationships, chores, exercise etc.), we are able to be mindful of what is really important and fully enjoy what we are doing.”
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Pam Deluca Chief Financial Officer

Pam DeLuca, Chief Financial Officer, has significant experience in accounting and finance in various industries, including healthcare. She is currently responsible for all financial operations of the company, including reporting, analysis and forecasting, as well as internal controls and process improvement.

“Greater efficiency will allow a higher level of service to our clients.”
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Jason Stevens Director of Business Development

Jason Stevens, Director of Business Development, is responsible for Prelude’s sales and marketing efforts. He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare within the post-acute and senior housing space. Jason’s background in strategic business development helps our healthcare partners to improve the lives of those who have entrusted them with their care.

“People buy from who they trust and like. It’s important to surround yourself with those you believe in, and genuinely enjoy being around.”
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Amber Bernot Director of Human Resources

Amber Bernot, Director of Human Resources, brings extensive industry and management experience. She is responsible for supporting all of our HR needs and finding enthusiastic, talented, client-focused personnel to be part of the Prelude team.

“We hire team players who are not only interested in advancing their careers, but motivated to do their best work in supporting our clients.”
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Jan Parker Director of Corporate Services

Jan Parker, Director of Corporate Services, is responsible for providing oversight to the corporate office operation, managing contracts, vendor relationships, and supervising the purchasing support/asset management function for hardware and software. Jan has a background in management and has provided leadership for the Service Desk and Training.

“I enjoy working for a growing company that provides services to benefit older adults.”
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Toby Ring Director of Client Relations

Toby Ring, Director of Client Relations, is responsible for developing strong client relationships built on trust and collaboration that enable the organization to fully leverage Prelude's skilled, dedicated technical team. With years of experience in healthcare technology, Toby's skill set includes strategic planning, IT service delivery, project management, and change management.

“I enjoy big picture thinking leading to specific technology initiatives that support providing professional and compassionate care to Seniors.”
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Matt Sprenger Director of Information Technology

Matt Sprenger, Director of Information Technology, has spent his professional career working on IT for both the healthcare industry and the federal government. At Prelude, he's served in several capacities: Senior Desktop Technician, Network Administrator, Team Manager, and Security Officer.

“If you're still breathing, you can keep going. I always put forth the extra effort to reach personal goals as well as customer expectations and satisfaction.”
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Bryan McCrea Director of Software Development

Bryan McCrea, Director of Software Development, has extensive experience in building software applications and solutions. Bryan has provided clients with many custom solutions including web applications, data integration, data warehouses, and reporting.

“I truly enjoy the creative and innovative process of providing solutions that help our clients.”

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