About Us

Quint Studer


Quint has been leading early brain development initiatives in the U.S. for many years. In 2016, he learned of Dr. Dana Suskind’s work in early brain development and asked her to come to Pensacola to share her vision and to help Pensacola become an Early Learning City. That was the beginning of an early brain development initiative that’s changing outcomes in Pensacola. Quint’s dream is to continue to develop this program, Build a Brain, and introduce it to the world.

A lifelong student of leadership, Quint has worked for multiple health systems throughout his career. In 2000, he founded Studer Group, a healthcare and education coaching company that received the 2010 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. In 2016, he formed the Studer Community Institute to help improve the quality of life in his community. In 2022, Quint founded Healthcare Plus Solutions Group powered by industry experts who specialize in delivering Precision Leader Development™ solutions across the continuum of care to healthcare organizations and their teams. The tools and techniques Quint has created over the years are now staples in healthcare systems throughout the world.

Carlton Ulmer


In 2016, as the CEO of West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, Carlton joined Quint Studer to begin an early brain development trial in Pensacola with the University of Chicago. West Florida Hospital was one of three hospitals locally working with the Studer Community Institute in this endeavor.

Carlton’s love of people and passion to improve human life has led him on a journey as a healthcare leader for more than 26 years across five states. With a commitment to excellence, he is best known for creating a thriving culture for those around him. Now his path has led him to join with Quint Studer to help introduce Build a Brain across the nation.

For 20 years, Carlton served with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. Under Carlton’s leadership, several hospitals like West Florida Hospital were recognized as Healthcare 100 Top Hospitals, receiving Healthgrade Patient Safety Excellence awards, “A” ratings by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade program, and Magnet Designations.

Olevia McNally

Vice President

Olevia’s lifelong devotion to improving the lives of those around her has led her to Build a Brain, where she works to bring the best chance of success to as many children as possible. A leader in healthcare for more than a decade, Olevia worked to deliver excellence in care to more than 30 million patients a year with Envision Healthcare, a national medical group of more than 25,000 clinicians.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Board Certified in healthcare management, Olevia has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to change and improvement, and a strong competency in all areas of healthcare management.

Passionately involved in her community, Olevia serves on the University of West Florida Department of Health Sciences & Administration Advisory Committee and the University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program. She is also an Escambia County Appointee for FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance and a Director at Large for North Florida Chapter Board of American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, her love for children has led her to serve on the board of directors for Gulf Coast Kid’s House.