Technology Advisory Board Members, in alpha order by last name:
Benjamin Ashpole, MSE CEO Updentity Ben spent years as a manager and developer of data integration and machine learning technologies at Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Laboratories. He successfully developed large frameworks for semantic integration that became funded DARPA and other agencies. At the same time, he published peer-reviewed papers and organized three internationally attended conferences on semantic integration. Mr. Ashpole has been operating Bashpole Software, Inc. /dba/ Updentity since 2006. https://www.updentity.com/
He has a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts double major in Computer Science and Mathematics from Indiana University.
Ben is also Executive Director of the Better Communication Forum, a Chamber of Commerce board member, and an active community volunteer.
Malcolm Bohm, President and CEO, LiquidGrids Malcolm Bohm is a recognized expert in Life Sciences. In the industry since 1993, Malcolm served in increasingly senior positions at major pharmaceutical companies including Astra, Pfizer, and Novartis.
In 2005 Malcolm established a successful US affiliate for biotech firm, Aspreva Pharmaceuticals. In 2006 he created Trialytics, an industry leading software solution leveraging electronic healthcare data to redefine clinical R&D strategies eventually selling the company to SDI Health Inc.
Malcolm was educated in Great Britain and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Renal Physiology and Pharmacology along with advanced training in analytical data modeling.
See more at: http://liquidgrids.com/
Daniel Chavez, MBA Executive Director of San Diego Health Connect. The voice of a caregiver. Dan has more than 30 years of health care information technology experience. He has an extensive track record of cultivating startups, business development and product marketing.
Previously, Chavez served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Independa, a San Diego-based innovator that provides solutions to help the elderly remain independent. In his previous positions, Chavez was Executive Vice President at Payformance Corporation, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the medical division of Immersion Corporation, and Senior Vice President at Availity.
His prior experience includes IBM, GTE, SAIC, Stellcom Technologies and CSC. He holds a BA from San Jose State University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Panha Chheng MPP, UC Berkeley. Panha is the visionary behind Medyear, which he founded in 2012. His journey has taken him from Cambodia and refugee camps, to a small town in Texas, to UC Berkeley, to Deloitte, to China, and now to Medyear. And he’s just getting started.
Before starting Medyear, Panha was as a strategy leader at Deloitte serving iconic organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Intel, J&J, and the Department of Homeland Security. His work with Homeland Security sparked a passion for risk management, which lead him to receive the Secretary’s Award for helping to secure our nation’s maritime industry.
Inspired by the potential for technological innovation in the public interest, Panha served as a data analyst for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. As part of the Wisconsin data team, he helped pioneer the use of Big Data analytics to organize a political campaign.
Today, Panha applies this devotion to transform the way people approach personal healthcare, globally. Medyear is inspired by his own personal first-hand experiences with bringing healthcare innovation to China, and consulting for Kaiser Permanente.
To learn more visit the Medyear website at: https://www.medyear.com/
Gayle Knepper is President and CEO of The Strategy Biz, Inc. an organization with experience in industries and markets across the country focusing on competitive strategy, market analysis and planning, and the development of systems that successfully manage client companies. As an executive and entrepreneur, Gayle brings a wealth of strategic business and market development know how in launching new products and companies, and building profitable business in competitive, rapidly-changing markets in North America and internationally.
Bevey Miner is an 18-year veteran in health information technology and is currently Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer for HealthLoop, a patient engagement solution for care continuity. Previous to joining HealthLoop, Ms. Miner was responsible for strategic relationships at Ginger.io, a smartphone and analytics company for behavioral health patients.
Ms. Miner started her focus on mobile health solutions working for AirStrip and Diversinet. As SVP of Marketing and Business Development at AirStrip and Chief Marketing Officer at Diversinet. Ms. Miner launched a number of clinical and patient-facing mobile health solutions. At AirStrip, Ms. Miner created a brand re-launch, identified product gaps and evaluation on build versus make or partner. Ms. Miner also created channel programs and complex contracting arrangements to ensure large scale partnerships.
Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH Bioethics, Health Technologies and Innovations advisor. www.dennisrobbins.com is an active force in Practice Based Research Networks, a Board Member DARTNet, a National Research Network, PEARL Research Network and CINA advisor. Robbins has authored 8 books and OVER 350 articles/chapters/reviews as well as served as a columnist/board member for several healthcare journals.
Robert Sanchez, Cherple CEO, Mr. Sanchez has over 25 years of experience in the wireless and telecom space. He began his engineering career in the defense industry and became an early employee at wireless innovator Qualcomm.
After leaving Qualcomm in 1999, he found that his interest in wireless telecommunications continued to foster new ideas, leading him to co-found inCode Wireless, a consulting company to the major wireless telecommunication companies.
Following the sale of inCode Wireless to Verisign in 2006, he joined GlobalTel Media as the company’s President and CEO. Mr. Sanchez holds an MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BA in Math from the University of California at San Diego. He also sits on several companies’ boards and is a senior member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers.
Janet Vohariwatt, MS Computer Science, MIBA, LLB CEO and founder iChanneX Corporation, a Digital Office On-Demand company that provides Information Technology Infrastructure and Application Services for Small Medium Size businesses. IChanneX has an office in San Diego-CA, with wholly-owned operations in Thailand and China. Prior to founding iChanneX, she served as VP Global Product Development at Inasoft, a venture-funded company, building the engineering organization from the ground up, directing a team of software developers in the U.S. and China to attain patent and winning a T-Sector 2004 Product Launch of the Year award.
As former Vice President of SAIC and member of the President’s Class at Xerox Corporation, she has led enterprise technology teams in developing innovative IT solutions from the pre-concept phase through large-scale implementation for customers such as San Diego County, Kaiser Permanente, Bell South, Grant Thornton, and SPAWAR.
Ms. Vohariwatt serves as Board member of AIIM-SD and Vendor Committee for TAWPI. In addition, she serves in Mentorship Program for UCSD Rady School of Management and Technical Advisory Board member of LSIT (Life Science IT). Most recently in November 2006, Ms. Vohariwatt received a San Diego, Women Who Mean Business award for 2006; Her educational background includes an M.S. in Computer Science from San Diego State University; MIBA from U.S. International University; L.L.B. (Law) from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand; and a B.S. (Accounting) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. http://www.ichannex.com/
Bob (Robert) Yurkovic, Healthcare B2C/B2B Solutions, Consumer Engagement Bob is an SME and pioneer in healthcare B2C business models driving better business strategies, customer experiences, engagement solutions, channel unity, and technology integration. He is a hybrid of business and tech that brings a combination of strategy, marketing, operations, and technology expertise to take advantage of industry shifts and healthcare challenges.
He is a former vice-president of Customer Experience and Engagement with UnitedHealth for 8 years. Bob lead his organization to build out multi-channel design, consumer applications, strategic advisory services, user experience services, and engagement solutions for payers, pharma, and providers as well as transforming all four major portals (consumer, broker, employer, and provider). Before UnitedHealth, he held leadership roles at Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, and AT&T supporting business growth, B2B/B2C products, and technology integration in multiple markets (wireless, cable, transmission, and computer systems).
His 2015 book, Commercializing Consumer Engagement – A Blueprint for the Healthcare Industry, is a cookbook that solves some of healthcare’s issues around consumer engagement. He has three U.S. patents with Bell Labs and has a degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University