Dr. John Burd ADVISOR
Mr. Burd has sat on the Board of Alertgy since 2018 and is responsible for advising Company Executives with strategic decisions. He most recently launched his fifth company, Lysulin, which is a natural supplement formulated to help lower glucose toxicity. Mr. Burd also founded DexCom, Inc. (NAS: DXCM), which develops, manufactures, and distributes CGMs for people with diabetes, eliminating the need for fingerstick blood samples. He has also actively developed products for Miles Laboratories and has served as Chief Operating Officer of MAST Immunosystems; Vice President of Research and Development at Quidel; Founder and CEO of LXN, which funded, developed, patented and marketed a unique home-use produce for people with diabetes; General Partner at Windamere Venture Partners; Founder and CEO of Oculir, Inc.; and Founder and CEO of Sabur Technology, Inc, which developed a noninvasive CGM with a strategic partner, which is undergoing FDA approval. He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dan Balda, MD ADVISOR
Dan Balda, M.D., is a successful entrepreneur, physician and Chairman of the Board. Dr. Balda previously held the role of chief executive officer as well as multiple other positions in Medicomp in his 16-year tenure. Dr. Balda earned his electrical engineering degree with a biomedical concentration and a focus in neurobiology from Cornell University. He stayed on at Cornell to participate in his masters studies, and later completed his medical studies at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Balda has received numerous industry awards, and most recently was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Balda splits time between Melbourne and Tampa, Florida and has two beautiful daughters and a son.
Eric Chan, 陳秉鵬 ADVISOR
Eric Chan is the founder and CEO of ECCO Design whose mission is bringing a meta-culture philosophy to the highest level of consultancy, specializing in product strategy, identity and user experience. Eric has since worked with clients in every major consumer segment and industrial nation including Herman Miller, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Virgin, Audi, Toyota, Samsung and Lenovo. Eric received the World Technology Award from Time Magazine and the Top 10 Best Product Designer in New York by Contract Magazine. ID Magazine named Chan among the 40 most influential designers in the US and Business Week hailed him as “One of the new breed of ingenious American designers that is making the world take note.” In 2010, Eric received the World's Outstanding Chinese Designer Award from Hong Kong Design Center. Eric is an inventor with over 30 patents under his name. He is the author of the popular 1,000 Product Designs: Form, Function, and Technology from Around the World. His Designs have been featured in museums and design excellence centers around the world including The Cooper-Hewitt and Museum of Modern Art, New York. Eric received a Master of Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art from Michigan. He also graduated from Hong Kong PolyU.
William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI ADVISOR
Dr. William Yasnoff, a well-known national leader in health informatics, is Managing Partner of National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) Advisors, a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop and deploy health information infrastructure systems and solutions. He is also CEO of the non-profit Health Record Banking Alliance, which promotes community repositories of patient-controlled electronic health information, Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins University, and Associate Editor, Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Previously, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he established the NHII as a widely recognized national goal by initiating and organizing the activities resulting in the creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in 2004 by Executive Order of the President of the U.S. Earlier, he implemented the first successful statewide immunization registry in the U.S., then spent five years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta) doing pioneering work to establish the field of public health informatics. He was a Board Member of the American Medical Informatics Association in 2003-4, and has authored over 350 publications and presentations, including the “Health Information Infrastructure” chapter in the 4th Edition of the widely used textbook Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Healthcare and Medicine, and Personal Health Records: The Essential Missing Element in 21st Century Healthcare (HIMSS, 2009). Dr. Yasnoff also spent several years as an advisor to a venture capital firm, and is a serial entrepreneur. He earned his Ph.D. in computer science (for work in pattern recognition and image analysis) and M.D. from Northwestern, received an honorary DrPH from the University of Louisville in 2006, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 1989.
Ejim Mark, MD, MBA, MPH ADVISOR
Dr. Ejim Mark is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Krame Health Solutions based in Rockville Maryland. Dr. Mark explores ways that new or existing technology can be leveraged to improve the health outcomes of an individual or a population through the appropriate dissemination of culturally and linguistically appropriate health information, increasing access to competent health care providers and constant engagement of stakeholders. He is a Physician Informaticist with more than 14 years of experience in Primary Care, Preventive Medicine and Clinical Research. Dr. Mark received his Medical Degree from Rostov Medical University, Medical Internship from Wesley Medical Center, Public Health and Preventive Medicine training from Johns Hopkins University and holds an MBA degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on health informatics leadership. His interests include development of tools and applications for chronic disease management, mobile/ telehealth applications and deployment of efficient disease management tools in rural and urban settings. Dr. Mark is fluent in Igbo, Russian, and Creole.
Damon Tanton, MD ADVISOR
Dr. Tanton is an endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist who currently serves as the Medical Director for Clinical Practice for the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and the Florida Diabetes and Endocrine Centers responsible for the operations of the seven central inpatient and outpatient endocrinology and diabetes campuses across central Florida. He is also the President of the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association and has been an endocrinology consultant to the Orlando Magic. He is the co-founder of Metabolic Markets, LLC, a consultancy that focuses principally on strategy and vision for large pharmaceutical and device companies. Previously, he was the co-director of the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute and faculty for the Florida Hospital. He also served as an endocrinologist with the United States Air Force. He is married with three children.
Lynn Cates, MD ADVISOR
Prior to her retirement in July 2013, for 10 years K. Lynn Cates, MD was Assistant Chief Research & Development Officer in VA’s Office of Research & Development, and Director of the Program for Research Integrity Development & Education (PRIDE). She was responsible for policy and training in human research protection for the 109 VA facilities that perform human research, and for creating and implementing the VA Central IRB. Before joining the VA, Dr. Cates was in academic medicine specializing in pediatric infectious diseases. Her areas of interest were host defenses and childhood immunizations. She served as president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and on Institute of Medicine advisory committees on vaccines. Dr. Cates was a 1997-1998 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, assigned to Senator James M. Jeffords, Chair of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She went on to become a Senior Medical Advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. She was elected to the committee that created the international eHealth Code of Ethics for how health information and services are provided over the Internet, and she served as Vice President for Health of the Dr. Spock Company which provided information on parenting and child health on the Internet and for public television.
Dr. Kent J. Lyon ADVISOR
Kent J. Lyon is a practicing adult Endocrinologist with the Florida Health Care Plans in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has been a practicing Endocrinologist focusing primarily on diabetes management for 35 years. After obtaining his medical degree at UCLA, he pursued internal medicine internship and residency training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia; and Endocrine fellowship training at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he collaborated in diabetes research using the earliest version of continuous glucose monitors, the invasive and cumbersome Biostator. He has practiced among various populations heavily affected by diabetes, such as Hispanics, Native Americans, African Americans, and Cajuns, in locations such as Tucson, Arizona, El Paso, Texas, and Thibodaux, Louisiana. In his clinical practice he has utilized commercially available invasive continuous glucose monitors along with insulin pump technology since they have been available, and has a strong interest in the clinical application of technology to achieve, ultimately, closed loop systems for glucose control in routine practice.
Keith March, MD, PhD, FACC ADVISOR
Professor of Medicine | UF Division of Cardiology | Director, UF Center for Regenerative Medicine - Keith L. March, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, has dedicated his career to bringing new medical approaches to patients. His publications include more than 150 manuscripts. He was the editor of the first book dedicated to cardiovascular gene transfer. Dr. March’s research has resulted in more than 55 worldwide (20+ U.S.) patents, with others pending. He invented the Closer, a widely-utilized patented suture-mediated closure device, used to close the puncture wound in an artery following heart catheterization. This device allows a patient to “walk off the table” after a catheterization without requiring prolonged bedrest. In 1999, Abbott Vascular, an affiliate of Abbott Laboratories, acquired the company that developed this technology, and the Closer approach has been used worldwide to treat more than 8,000,000 patients. He has served as a scientific advisor to numerous pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Most recently, he co-founded NeuroFx, Inc., based on a patented platform of technology originating in his laboratory that establishes the therapeutic factors secreted by stem cells as powerful therapeutics for critical medical needs, including degenerative and ischemic diseases of the nervous system. With FDA input, NeuroFx is pursuing this off-the-shelf approach to markedly reduce stroke and prolong quality life in ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as two near-term goals.
Peter Greaves ADVISOR
Peter D. Greaves is a technologist, and enterprise and information architect with over twenty-five years of IT experience, twelve of them running an IT consulting firm. Peter is currently the Chief Technologist for Health Informatics (CTO) for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In this role he is responsible for the strategic planning of the core technologies and systems required to maintain VUMC’s operational effectiveness and competitive position; definition of the technology strategy, enterprise architecture and associated technology roadmaps; and oversight of the architectural review process for VUMC technologies and services. Prior to joining Vanderbilt Mr. Greaves was with Detroit-based company Covisint as the Chief Healthcare Architect and as a Senior Product Manager. Prior to joining Covisint he was the statewide HIE Architect for the State of Tennessee. From 2001 to 2008 he worked for Healthcare Corporation of America as a Senior Enterprise Architect and Director of Enterprise Information Architecture. Since 2004 he has been an active participant in activities around the national healthcare agenda, with extensive experience working with a number of HIEs and Beacon communities, state HIT programs and Medicaid agencies, as well as working with providers and hospitals to define strategies for participation. His experience has included helping define governance and privacy frameworks for state and regional HIOs. Mr. Greaves has chaired or participated in a number of workgroups responding to healthcare issues and RFIs, and has authored or participated in a number of whitepapers, as well as speaking at conferences. He is a past member of the Florida Governor’s Health Information Infrastructure Advisory Board (GHIIAB) and the Tennessee eHealth Advisory Board, and chaired the HISPC variations workgroup for the State of Florida. Mr. Greaves has worked in a number of technical domains, and in addition to his healthcare experience has consulted in IT in a number of other areas including secondary and tertiary education, mining, manufacturing, legal, forestry and publishing. He has a BA degree from the University of Natal and two post-graduate qualifications in education.
James Gormley ADVISOR
James Gormley is a scientist and inventor with patents in electrochemistry, micro-electronics, material science and mechanics. He has been involved for many years with the development of energy storage technologies such as advanced lithium ion battery chemistries, super capacitors and piezoceramics. Energy harvesting technologies such as new and more efficient wind turbines, parasitic energy harvesting from human motion and magnetic propulsion. Mr. Gormley has done R & D for the DOE, ARL, MDA, ONR, TASER and USAF. In 2009 he has received a Commendation from U.S. Congress for his work in energy storage. He is also a technical adviser for Reef Life Restoration, V2 Energy Resiliency and Derek Automotive Technology DAT, inc . From 2015 to 2017 Jim was the Senior Research scientist for Hyperloop Transportation Technology.
James X. Hartmann, PhD ADVISOR
Dr. Hartman is a professor of immunology at Florida Atlantic University where he has been teaching since 1972. His research has spanned a wide range of topics such as lupus, asthma, melanoma, breast and ovarian cancer. Dr. Hartman’s studies cells of the immune system such as dendritic, macrophage, T helper and T cytotoxic cells to determine how they interact to cause inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as asthma. This includes attempting to find means to activate immune cells so they selectively destroy cancer cells. Dr. Hartman has received numerous awards such as the FAU Foundation Award and the Fason Foundation Award in addition to several fellowships for applied biomaterials technologies and innovative technologies. He has worked with local physicians and been engaged with the community. Dr. Hartman received a PhD in virology and an MS in microbiology/immunology from Michigan State University.
Steve Whalley ADVISOR
Seasoned executive of the semiconductor and MEMS/sensor industries with skills in design, industry initiatives, ecosystem creation, business strategy & management. Specialties: Technical background in multiple aspects of semiconductors, MEMS/sensors, PC, Server, Smartphone and Tablet platform technologies coupled with a strong strategy and business acumen and ability to drive complex cross industry initiatives. Deep understanding of computer and sensor based platform requirements and collaborative industry ecosystem building. Comfortable presenting/communicating at all levels of management and to large industry audiences.
Jeanine “Nini” Martin ADVISOR
Jeanine ``Nini`` Martin has been in the Health IT Industry for 25+ years. She is a Healthcare Executive, Nurse Advocate & Clinical Informatician by trade. She spent a decade at Microsoft to help build their 1st US Health & Life Sciences Industry Business Unit from its inception to a $2.5B vertical market. She was a member of their Global Health Strategy Committee that developed innovative healthcare technology solutions that leverage the Microsoft platform during her tenure that reported up to Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. She has been a member of the Advisory Board for over 50+ nonprofit and healthcare organizations including; Founding Officer of the TN HIMSS Chapter, their 1st CIO in Health Advisory Committee and the 1st National Health IT Summit that showcased leaders to support the 1st funded RHIO's in the country such as Newt Gingrich, Sent Bill Frist, Gov Phil Bredesen, Dr David Brailer, Dr John Halamka, John Casillas and others. She is currently the VP of Sales & Business Development for the Care Performance Management, Advanced Analytics and Population Health Management Division of Xerox Commercial Healthcare. She is born in Boston, raised in San Francisco and her native language is German. She in an Army wife whose husband implemented the 1st wireless EMR at the bedside during war time. She currently resides with her 2 children in Nashville, TN. She is a former Olympic-level athlete whose passion is to help connect people with a common Mission and ultimately, continue to drive the Vision of the Triple AIM (access, cost & quality) to save patient (consumer) lives.
Tom Murray, PhD ADVISOR
Thomas H. Murray is President Emeritus of The Hastings Center. He served as President and CEO of Hastings from 1999 until 2012. Prior to returning to Hastings, he was Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Case Western University School of Medicine and Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics (1987-1999). From 2014-2016 he held the Chen Su Lan Centennial Chair (Visiting) at the National University of Singapore School of Medicine. From 1996 through 2001 he served as Presidential appointee on the National Bioethics Advisory Commission and as chair of its Genetics subcommittee. He serves on many editorial boards and has been president of the Society for Health and Human Values and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He served as Chair of the Ethical Issues Review Panel for the World Anti-Doping Agency. He is currently a member of the Independent IAAF Ethics Board, Vice Chair of Charity Navigator, and on the board of CureSMA. Dr. Murray has testified before many Congressional committees and is the author of more than 250 publications including The Worth of a Child. He is co-editor of Performance-Enhancing Technologies in Sports: Ethical, Conceptual, and Scientific Issues, and the Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology. He latest book, Good Sport: Why Out Games Matter…and How Doping Undermines Them, will be published by Oxford University Press. In 2004 he received an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from Uppsala University, the Henry Knowles Beecher Award from The Hastings Center in 2012, and the Patricia Price Browne Prize in 2013.
Robert Daily ADVISOR
Mr. Daily is VP of Engineering & Operations for Ocean Optics. There he has developed and is executing product roadmaps. He is responsible for factory operations with 45 associates and $60M in sales annually. Managing the company’s production of spectrometers, light sources and fiber assemblies. In the past as a manufacturing and development engineer he functioned at the Vice President of Manufacturing level for several other analytical instrumentation spectroscopy technology based companies. There he acted to improve performance and reduce costs in those organizations. He has a proven record of managing, developing and maintaining complex manufacturing processes in high technology manufacturing organizations in times of significant change such as high growth. He has experience with several successful start-ups doing product development, ERP Implementation, ISO 9000 Certifications, high volume electronics assembly scale-up, new product introduction, and OEM contract negotiations. He holds a BSIE from UCF.