Technology Advisory Board Members

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.

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.

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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.

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Arnold Jee is currently a Co-Founder, for two companies, Rare Labs, LLC and Frontiers, Inc. providing overall strategic direction, defining the products and services, conducting due diligence on internal intellectual properties, managing the company’s P/L, and reporting the company’s progress to the Board of Directors. As a consultant, provide professional services in project management, business development, mobile development, technology strategy and definition, lean best practices, and technology implementation. Direct interaction with senior leadership in discussing IT project portfolio, strategy, and remediation of impediments. Experienced Architect of multi-year IT strategies, transforming IT vision to enable business objectives and offerings. Skills include product development, project management and implementation of large-scale enterprise solutions. Strong technical and managerial background (leading development teams), outsourcing and virtual teams. Knowledge in planning, designing and applying best practices that adhere to total quality management and IT governance requirements.

Rare Labs, LLC   an end-to-end, custom research and technology development (RTD) partner.


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.


Jeanine “Nini” Martin, FHIMSS, FACHE has been in the Health IT Industry for the past 25 years. Since June 2017 she currently serves as the Global Chief Growth Officer for C3 Global Biosciences.

As a Global Healthcare Strategist, Nurse Advocate-TIGER Champion & Clinical Informatician by trade, Nini most recently was Guest Speaker at the TN ACHE (CEO’s in healthcare) Chapter event and at the 18th Annual Digital Health Frost & Sullivan program, 2017, in Nashville, TN.

Her undergraduate degree is in Business Economics (minor in Math) out of UCSB (Santa Barbara). She was then ONCHIT funded by Dr. Farzad Mostoshari to attend the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to study Clinical Informatics via a 3 Year Certification program.

She spent almost a decade working under the leadership of Bill Gates and Steve Balmer as a member of Microsoft’s Global Healthcare Strategy Committee that recommended investments, strategy, vision, innovation, solutions (300+ products with clinical workflow relevancy) and partnerships (350+ Global HIT vendors leveraging the Microsoft platform as a revenue channel). She helped the Team build the 1st US Health & Life Sciences software and services practice from its inception to a $2.5B Industry Business Unit. She was then recruited under the leadership of yet another Fortune 100 CEO to be the Global VP of Sales & Business Development to lead a Sales Team of 12 strategic sales representatives that could solution sell consultatively to the C-suite LOB in health provider organizations for Midas+ (a Care/Case Management, Advanced Analytics & Population Health Division of Xerox Commercial Healthcare), now a Conduent company (World’s largest Global, cross-industry BPO at $6.8B & 93K employees). She increased their market penetration to 44% of the US Health provider systems above 300+ beds, i.e. Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Intermountain, Banner, Sutter, Geisinger, and UPMC.

Nini Martin is the Past President of WITI (Women in Technology International), Founding President of WiTT (Women in Technology of TN), Past President of TN Chapter of AITP (International Association of IT Professionals), Past President-elect of the PMI Nashville Chapter, Founding Officer of the TN HIMSS Chapter, their CIO Advisory Council and their National Health IT Summit which coined Nashville the “Silicon Valley of Healthcare” back on 5/5/05. She was a former member of the Nashville Health Care Council, Advisor to Leadership Healthcare and a Board Committee member of the NTC (Nashville Technology Council). She is a former Olympic-level athlete (tennis) who was born in Boston, raised in San Francisco and she now resides with her family in Brentwood, TN. Her husband is a Lt Colonel in the US Army out of Fort Knox, KY (former Deputy CIO for the 86th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq) who implemented the 1st wireless EMR at the bedside during wartime (see HBO’s series “Baghdad ER”) etc….Her native language is German and she loves sports, travel and music.


Bevey Miner has over 18 years of experience in healthcare technology. Instrumental in leading strategy, product management, business development and go-to-market programs, she is an expert in new and emerging healthcare IT markets. By defining and creating innovative marketing strategies she successfully launched more than a dozen new emerging markets companies. With an eye for building growth and value Bevey has broad marketing experience that includes, product development, pricing, packaging, product launch campaigns and positioning. She is hands-on as well as a dynamic team builder to cultivate partners and business development, implementations, policy and regulatory oversight, sales and marketing.

Bevey’s deep knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem includes payer models, digital health, healthcare information technology, interoperability and point-of-care solutions. Her passion is to be a driver for improving the US healthcare system where she has created or implemented programs to: better manage chronic illnesses, government incentives to increase quality, enhance patient-centric applications to push for better compliance and early detection, and improve patient intervention with changes in care models.


Dennis Robbins, PhD, MPH Bioethics, Health Technologies and Innovations advisor. 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.


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.