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James D. Quaney
Financial Associate
5th Dimension Strategies  
  • Raised in Rural Kansas

  • BA, Kansas State University, Dean’s Honors

  • Financial Associate, Commercial Real Estate Investment and Bond Development

  • Associate/Owner, family farm operation

  • Analyst, 5th Dimension Strategies

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Erin Bern, RD
Director of Content Development
SoulFIRE Health
  • BS, Northwest Missouri State University
  • WIC Program Educator, Wyandotte County 
  • Intern, Carondelet Dialysis Clinic
  • Educator, Healthcare Services Group
  • Content Developer, SoulFire Health
  • Subject Matter Expert, SoulFire Health
Erin Nugent

Erin Nugent, RD leads the SoulFire Health team in offering healthy materials for professionals. She has a passion for tackling big issues facing Americans in nutrition and health education.

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Rebecca S. MacKinnon

Rebecca S. MacKinnon, Founder/CEO of 5th Dimension Strategies, a successful early stage, high growth consulting firm of high growth resources and talent.

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Rebecca MacKinnon
CEO/Founder/Growth Coach
5th Dimension Strategies
  • Raised in Rural Kansas

  • BS, KSU
    EMBA, UMKC

  • COO, KCH Computer Systems (a division of Kansas City Hospice)

  • Founder/CEO, BeyondNow Technologies, Inc.

    • 1994 - 2003Acquired by Cerner 

    • Financed by Family, SBA Loan, KS KTECH Grants, Angels, Venture Capital

    • Recognitions: Smithsonian Laureate, Deloitte Fast 50, E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Healthcare's Best in KLAS

  • VP of Community Solutions, Cerner (now Oracle)

  • Member, Mid America Angels (Investor) 

  • Founder/CEO, 5th Dimension Strategies

    • Early Stage, High Growth Consulting

    • SoulFire Health, a product of 5th Dimension

  • HIMSS. Multi-year Presenter/Reviewer of Submissions

  • Springboard, Inaugural Class of 2000,  Annual Reviewer of Candidates, Women’s Health Launch 2018​

  • Owner/Investor, family farm operation

Michie Slaughter

After a distinguished career in human resources and entrepreneurship, our co-founder, Michie Slaughter, passed away in 2014.

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In Memory of...

His words still hold meaning, for those who will listen.

Michie P. Slaughter
Co-Founder/Executive Coach
5th Dimension Strategies
  • Raised in Rural NC
  • BS, Davidson College
  • VP of Human Resources, Marion Labs
  • Founder/Advisor, Center for Venture Education (Kauffman Fellows Program)
  • Chairman/President, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Angel Investor, Mid America Angels
  • Board Advisor/SVP, BeyondNow Technologies, Inc. 
  • Our co-founder, passed away in 2014. His presence is missed, by all who knew him.
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