Adam Boris was appointed CEO of ICNet Systems, Inc., ICNet’s North American subsidiary, in February 2011. He has more than 25 years’ experience in leadership positions with Fortune 500 and high-growth technology and service companies. With his keen market focus, technology vision and operating experience, Mr. Boris excels in driving revenue growth, building strong cross-functional teams and bringing innovative technology to the marketplace.
As ICNet’s North American CEO, Mr. Boris is accountable for the market penetration strategy, sales plan, operations management and customer support, and he is charged with accelerating and focusing product development to ensure ICNet’s software remains best-in-class globally. While directing these efforts, he has grown the North American customer base from one to 14 hospitals in his first year and attained an 8 percent mindshare in the KLAS report in a very competitive market. In the following year (2013), he achieved the number one ranking in the KLAS report, by driving the global product strategies and managing an aggressive public relations campaign, while ensuring a culture focused on exceptional customer service. His strategic initiatives culminated in offers to acquire ICNet from two public healthcare companies, resulting in a successful sale of the global ICNet enterprise to Baxter International at attractive multiples of current revenues.
Eddy Nguyen, MD, MBA
Clinical Advisor, Ophthalmology
Dr. Nguyen is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist with a MBA in finance, with expertise in medical information systems, telemedicine, and hospital and clinical operations.
As a physician and innovator, Dr. Nguyen created Los Angeles County Department of Health Service’s first telemedicine system allowing for remote evaluation and expedited treatment of diabetic retinopathy, a debilitating condition and the number one cause of blindness in working-age Americans. For this effort, he was awarded the Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality Award in 2009 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. He is also part of the leadership team in the development and implementation of Los Angeles County’s electronic health record system use by almost 20,000 staff and serves nearly 10 million patients.
Dr. Nguyen obtained his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from UCLA, graduating with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to medical school at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA. After medical school, he did his internship at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, a teaching affiliated hospital of Stanford University Medical Center. Afterwards, he returned to Los Angeles to do his residency in ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. He also went on to obtain his MBA, with honors distinction and finance specialization, from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. In the area of finance, he has a special interest in corporate valuation, financial modeling, and corporate financial accounting.
William N. Kelly, PharmD, FISPE
William N. Kelly possesses expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, medication safety, evidenced-based medicine, and pharmacy practice. In addition to his role in Vivace Health Solutions, Inc., he is President of William N. Kelly Consulting & Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to advancing medication safety and the practice of pharmacy.
Prior to starting his company in 2005, Dr. Kelly was Chairman of Pharmacy Practice and a tenured and Full Professor at the School of Pharmacy at Mercer University. He was also a Guest Researcher at the Immunization Safety Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to this, he was Assistant Vice President and Director of Pharmacy at Hamot Medical Center, a 550-bed facility located in Erie, PA. He is also a past board member of ASHP.
He earned a BS in pharmacy from Ferris State University, a doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree and residency certificate in clinical pharmacy from the University of Michigan, and completed a fellowship in Executive Management at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lester Martinez-Lopez, MD, MPH
Clinical Advisor, Family Practice and Military Medicine
In 2005, Dr Martinez-Lopez retired from the U.S. Army with the permanent rank of Major General as the first Hispanic to head the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland. His responsibilities included directing the Army’s worldwide research portfolio that included cancer, trauma, infectious diseases, biodefense, chemical defense, nutrition, environmental health, aviation medicine, and telemedicine research. He was also the Commanding General of the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine at Edgewood, Maryland. In this assignment he directed a worldwide public health organization responsible for preventive medicine, health promotion and wellness, global medical surveillance, occupational and environmental health, and health risk communication. His awards include the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Three Oak Clusters, The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal with three oak clusters, the Senior Flight Surgeon Badge, the U.S. Surgeon General’s Medal, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Martinez-Lopez graduated from the School of Medicine in the University of Puerto Rico and later completed his Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. In addition he has a Doctorate in Education (Honoris Causa) degree from the Caribbean University in Puerto Rico. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Donald A. Gagliano, MD, MHA, FACHE, CPE
Clinical Advisor, Ophthalmology and Military Medicine
Don has served at the CEO level of leadership as the Commander of the US Army Ocular Hazards Research Laboratory, the US Army Clinical Investigations Research Office, the 5th MASH (Airborne), 28th CSH (Airborne), and the Fort Bragg MEDDAC (Air Assault). From 2002–2004 he served as the Commander of the 30th MEDCOM and was the Coalition Command Surgeon during the initial occupation of Iraq and throughout the remainder of OIF-1.
In November 2008, Don was recalled from military retirement by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and appointed as the first Executive Director of the Joint Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vision Center of Excellence (VCE). He was responsible for establishing the Congressionally-mandated VCE and overseeing the clinical care, research, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of military eye injuries in the DoD and VA healthcare systems. In April 2013, Dr. Gagliano retired after 38 years of military service and joined Bausch + Lomb (B+L) as the Vice President for Global Development Operations. He served in this capacity until November 2013, departing when B+L had been fully acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Don is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point (BS), the Chicago Medical School (MD), Penn State University (MHA), the US Army War College and the US Air War College. Following medical school, he completed a residency in Ophthalmology and a fellowship in Retinal Diseases and Surgery. He is the author of multiple publications and book chapters, a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a longstanding member of the Retina Society and the American Society of Retinal Specialists.
David Whitehouse, MD, MBA
Strategic Advisor, Healthcare Innovation
David Whitehouse, MD MBA is Chief Medical Officer at UST Global. His past positions include time in the PBM industry where he served as Executive Medical Officer for Catamaran after being the CMO at Catalyst; the managed healthcare industry where he was CMO for Strategy and Innovation at Optum and before that Medical Director and SVP for the Employer Services Division at Cigna. He has consulted internationally with CIGNA on their Global Health Strategy and EAP deployment in Japan; with United on medical tourism and insurance deployment in India and also as part of Ingenix consultation to Trusts in the NHS in England. He has presented extensively at large national forums such as the National Business Group on Health, and has been quoted in publications from the Wall Street Journal to Business Insurance.
As a physician he has worked in every setting from extremely challenged underserved rural poverty areas, and general hospitals, to academic centers of excellence. He has served on the clinical faculty at Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale. He holds an MD degree from Dartmouth, an MBA from the University of Connecticut, a Doctorate and Masters in Theology from Harvard University and a MA and BA from Cambridge University in England. He sits on the Board of Brain Net the largest integrated research database on the human brain, and the Healthcare Management advisory Board at the University of Connecticut School of Business.
Bob Taylor, DO
Clinician Usability Advisor
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Taylor has played a major role in the evolution of acute and ambulatory EHR applications at a number of healthcare information technology vendors including Greenway Health, QuadraMed, e-MDs, Allscripts, and Computer Technology Associates (Military Health System). He brings a wealth of healthcare systems development experience as well as a pragmatic focus on leveraging technology to improve the clinical workflow and user experience within the provider community. He is currently the CMIO of Clinical Architecture, where he continues to influence the industry by bringing the physician’s perspective to Clinical Architecture’s ongoing innovations in the areas of healthcare terminology management and decision support.
Antone Salel, MD, FACC, FACP, FACCP, FAHA
Clinical Advisor, Cardiology
Dr. Salel received his B.S. Biology from St. Mary’s College in 1960 and his M.D. cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1964. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital. Dr. Salel served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years, as a Battalion Surgeon in trauma and tropical medicine in Vietnam and as Internal Medicine at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. He completed a two-year fellowship in Bio-Engineering at the University of Washington, followed by a fellowship in clinical cardiology at UC Davis.
At UC Davis Dr. Salel was appointed an Assistant Professor of Medicine and was responsible for the Cardiology and Physiology Laboratory. He was also an Assistant Professor of Engineering at UC Davis. In 1976 Dr. Salel became an Attending Physician at the University Hospital, University of California, San Diego. In 1985 he became an Assistant Clinical professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Salel is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Medicine. His clinical and research interests include Lipid-lipoprotein metabolism and Nutrition, Cardiovascular Bio-Engineering (cardiac assist devices, cardiac pacemakers), Clinical Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Non-Invasive Diagnostic Cardiology, Invasive Diagnostic Cardiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiology.