Dr. Donald Thomas
- CMO for L.A. County Health Dept (.8B budget, 22,000 employees,3,500 MDs, 6 hospitals, 6 urgent care centers and 126 clinics)
- U.S. Dept of Heath COGME councillor from 1998-2003
- Led clinical design teams for 2 hospitals and 2 emergency centers
- Restructured medicaid medical division for a major health insurer
Todd is a self-motivated technology professional with 20+ years of experience, works well in a challenging environment and has a proven track record of application development, architecture and management. He enjoys staying up-to-date in the fast moving technology industry and has helped the companies he’s been a part of keep pace.
Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Information Services from Bellevue University, as well as a master’s degree in Telecommunications from the University of Denver. He is currently a Systems Architect with West Corporation and has also started his own technology company.
Marie Franko, RN, BSN
VP Business Development
Marie Franko is a registered nurse, with 16 years of experience. She graduated from University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her nursing experience includes emergency room nursing, home health and hospice, and nursing instructor (theory and clinical). For the last 8 years her professional focus has been in the health information technology space. Her expertise is focused on the SDLC, current and future workflow analysis, project and change management, training, and sales.
Marketing and Sales
Kevin J. Alexander is a business executive with a broad range of management experience in the Television, Healthcare and Tech industries. For over 25 years, he’s provided marketing expertise to a wide variety of businesses and professionals by helping them find unique identities, develop effective value propositions, build their brands and produce high-quality content to drive engagement, customer acquisition, sales revenue and bottom-line profit. Mr. Alexander graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Planning Administration, is recognized as a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and maintains additional certifications from the Institute of i-Business as a ‘Certified Digital Marketer’ and “Certified Internet Marketing Practitioner”.
Nicholas is a young professional that brings experience in start-ups and Business Development from several different fields. Having earned a degree in Psychology, Business and Spanish from UNC-Asheville, Nicholas turned and began to follow his passion of renewable energy and entrepreneurship. He has spent time all across the United States developing wind farms, selling residential solar systems from California to New York, building hospitals and specialized medical buildings, and conducting in depth research in the healthcare industry.
Nicholas is now focused on an entrepreneurial path by taking new technologies and getting them to the commercial marketplace by creating start-up ventures and leveraging an already existing network and continually expanding it for determined success.
Jason earned an MBA at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada specializing in international business & marketing. His undergraduate work was completed at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he earned an economics degree. Jason has negotiated and facilitated numerous investment and partnership agreements with large multi-national corporations. Jason has been involved with many technology companies working on operations, business development and marketing strategies. He is also a former professional football player, seasoned investor and has built several successful businesses.
Dr. Usman Jilani M.D., M.H.A.
Usman Jilani is a passionate and accomplished Medical Information Executive who applies lessons learned from leadership roles in medical/surgical, project management, consulting and international technology to optimize clinical information systems in support of excellence in patient care. Usman ensures Healthcare Informatics success by securing physician ownership, C-suite sponsorship, training support and organization-wide adoption of change. Partnering with IT, Usman maintains a “physician face” on all clinical aspects while maximizing effectiveness and longevity of development work. Usman has been a key player on changing regulatory requirements and advancements in healthcare informatics through active participation in professional associations.
Mark is the founder of ASCENT HIT a highly specialized software engineering and consulting company. He works with companies in need of direction for complex business and IT initiatives. Mark is a visionary and resourceful top tier executive uniquely qualified in healthcare information technology having advanced degrees and experience in both clinical and technology delivery. His focus the last 10 years has been on comprehensive collection and analysis of data for the development of groundbreaking product delivery in healthcare analytics serving some of the largest healthcare enterprises in the country. Mark’s ability to deliver best practices and analyze emerging technology has led to solutions supporting current business trends in healthcare such as regulatory reporting, population health and big data analytics. Mark has delivered in his leadership roles at Symphony Performance Health, Press Ganey, and LifeWatch to name a few, serving as COO, CIO, and CSTO.
Mr. Park is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP), with additional (CHP) certifications at the highest level in Portfolio Analytics & Risk Management. He also attended the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Leadership & Management) and has served in executive leadership positions for over 20 years. Mr. Parks has closed several acquisitions and multimillion-dollar lines of credit from hedge funds; as well as negotiated and/or closed many mergers, strategic partnerships, license and/or sponsored research agreements and joint ventures. As an experienced practitioner of business strategy, he has read, studied and applied numerous books and countless articles relating to business strategy (According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought after executive skill set is strategic thinking).