FOUNDER & Chief Executive Officer
Ravi spent three years with Deloitte Consulting in their Strategy & Operations group working with clients such as Humana, Aetna and BCBS of Kansas City. He was responsible for designing and implementing cost reduction strategies, agent distribution strategies and overall enterprise strategy. After Deloitte, Ravi joined Lincoln International where he focused on mergers and acquisitions for mid-market clients. He helped close seven deals over his two year tenure focusing on the healthcare industry.
Most recently, Ravi founded Somnium Sleep Solutions in early 2012. He currently presides over all aspects of the company and has utilized his healthcare knowledge and expertise to lead the continued growth and development of the company. Ravi leads the senior management team as Somnium continues to accomplish strategic and long-term objectives while maintaining its focus on patient satisfaction and operational excellence.
Ravi holds a BA in psychology and economics from Northwestern University and a MBA majoring in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Akshay Mahadevia
Dr. Akshay Mahadevia is one of the premier physicians in his field, practicing pulmonary and sleep medicine since 1983. His board certifications include internal medicine, pulmonary and sleep medicine.
Dr. Mahadevia has 25 years of experience in the field of sleep medicine. He has authored publications in many reputable medical journals, including the American Review of Respiratory Diseases, related to positive pressure therapy in sleep apnea. Dr. Mahadevia’s study, “Effects of Expiratory Positive Pressure in Sleep Apnea” led to the invention of ProVent therapy for OSA.
In addition, he is currently involved in clinical trials related to the treatment of sleep apnea and a pilot study related to sleep health and wellness. He is an active member of the American Thoracic Society, American College of Chest Physicians and American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
CHIEf Operating officer
Penny has worked in healthcare for 20 years and has been an RPSGT since 1999.
Penny holds an AAS in Electroneurodiagnostics from Scott Community College and a BS in Psychology from Iowa State University. She has served as Sleep Lab Manager for both hospital and free standing facilities, been an outpatient rehabilitation facilities manager, and the Director of Operations for a small healthcare organization. Penny spent 5 years working specifically in the field of sleep in the transportation industry. She currently owns her own LLC providing home sleep testing for uninsured and underinsured transportation professionals.
Penny has extensive knowledge in sleep billing, marketing, insurance negotiations, HSTs, transportation, and diagnostic testing. Penny’s professional activities include past membership on the Government Affairs standing committee and current membership on the Educational Products standing committee at a national level, and is an active board member at the state level of her professional societies. Penny speaks frequently at professional meetings and also to the public to educate on sleep.
Penny is responsible for overseeing and guiding all day-to-day operations of Somnium. She manages all staff members, implements all Somnium policies and procedures, leads all marketing efforts and presides over revenue growth, margin control and monthly financial goals.
Clinical Coordinator / quality manager
Lisa has worked in the sleep field for 11 years and has been a RPSGT since January 2008.
Lisa graduated from Eastern Iowa Community College with an AAS in Electroneurodiagnostic Technology in 2007. Her experience in the sleep industry includes working primarily as a clinician running sleep studies and working directly with patients.
Lisa has extensive experience running sleep studies, from simple PAP titrations (CPAP/BiPAP) to complex PAP titrations (ASV, IVAPS, AVAPS) using various manufacturer clinical PAP devices. As a night technologist, Lisa provided a significant amount of education about sleep disorders, treatment, consequences if left untreated, and the many wonderful benefits of successful treatment. Lisa also served as a clinical site instructor for polysom students from the local polysomnography program.
Lisa’s professional activities include past memberships with AAST, Iowa Sleep Society, Illinois Sleep Society, and Iowa Association of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists (IAET). She currently sits as a board member on the Iowa Sleep Society (2017-2020).
Lisa’s responsibilities with Somnium include overseeing the quality of our testing and the clinical quality of our technologists. She is also responsible for maintaining our QA program at all of our locations. To keep Lisa up to date on her clinical skills, she also continues to provide clinical testing whenever she is needed.