Brant Heise
Managing Director
Peter Dowerah
Administrative Director


Barry S. Arbuckle, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare Health System
Chairman of the board for the MemorialCare Innovation Fund
Mark Schafer, MD
Chief Medical Officer of MemorialCare Medical Foundation
Brant Heise
Vice President
Scott Joslyn
Senior Vice President and CIO for MemorialCare
Ken Charhut
President and CEO
Compellon


Hal Andrews, Investment Associate / Advisor

Hal Andrews has served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of nTelagent, Inc., which delivers point of service revenue cycle solutions on a SaaS-based platform, since February 2013. Mr. Andrews is also the founder of Healthbox Technology Holdings, LLC and a co-founder of SmartPatient, LLC. In addition, Mr. Andrews serves on the Board of Directors of Care Team Connect and Shareable Ink. Mr. Andrews previously served on the Board of Directors of Medify (sold to Alliance Health Networks) and Ascender Software (sold to Matrix Health Network). Mr. Andrews also serves on the Advisory Board of the Nashville Capital Network.

Prior to joining nTelagent, Mr. Andrews founded Cruden Bay Advisors to provide strategic advisory services to a variety of companies in the healthcare technology and services industries and to invest in early-stage healthcare IT companies. Prior to founding Cruden Bay Advisors, Mr. Andrews worked for The Martin Companies, the private investment arm of Charles N. Martin, Jr., the Chairman and CEO of Vanguard Health Systems, from January 2010 until April 2011. In that capacity, Mr. Andrews was responsible for sourcing and leading the firm’s healthcare investments, including its investments in Care Team Connect and Shareable Ink.

Mr. Andrews earned undergraduate degrees from Southern Methodist University in history and real estate and graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was a member of The Order of Coif.

Brant Heise, Managing Director, MemorialCare Innovation Fund

Mr. Heise leads the activities of the MemorialCare Innovation Fund. Over the past 20+ years, Mr. Heise has accumulated a broad range and scope of healthcare experience within both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. His accomplishments include business development and operating experience in entrepreneurial start-up companies, physician organizations, community hospitals and academic medical centers.

Mr. Heise's experience also includes participation on the Board of Directors for several privately held, venture capital funded companies within the MemorialCare Innovation Fund’s investment portfolio, including Accenx Technologies, Ascender Software, Care Team Connect, Radianse and ThromboVision, as well as enjoying board observation rights with Aventura, ForHealth Technologies, MedVentive, MindFrame, PerfectServe and Skylight Healthcare Systems.

Mr. Heise holds a master's degree in healthcare services administration from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grinnell College.

Peter Dowerah, Administrative Director, MemorialCare Innovation Fund

Mr. Dowerah has more than 30 years of experience in both the public accounting and private arenas. He completed his undergraduate business studies at West Bromwich College (England) with subsequent CPA Certification from the Chartered Accountancy of England and Wales.

After immigrating to the United States, he completed studies for a Masters in Business Administration at Pittsburg State University. Peter has spent the last 20+ years in the healthcare industry, assuming positions of increased responsibility within all aspects of accounting and finance.

Barry S. Arbuckle, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, MemorialCare Health System
Chairman of the board for the MemorialCare Innovation Funds

Dr. Arbuckle is President and CEO of MemorialCare Health System, a leading Southern California not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with $2.0 billion in annual revenues. Its hospitals include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, the West's second largest academic-community hospital campus; Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, the state's biggest children's hospital; Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills, listed among America's Top 100 Hospitals by Thomson Reuters; Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center-Fountain Valley, the region's fastest growing hospital; and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-San Clemente, the area's primary hospital. MemorialCare also includes active Graduate Medical Education, clinical training, research programs, numerous outpatient and satellite services, retail health facilities, a Medical Foundation and philanthropic foundations with over $200 million in assets.

Under Dr. Arbuckle's leadership, MemorialCare has experienced unprecedented growth and financial performance and has grown in prominence regionally and nationally. Its many accolades include Top Leadership Team in the U.S. by HealthLeaders, Most Wired Health System for eight consecutive years from Hospitals & Health Networks, Top 100 Most Integrated Health Systems listed in Modern Healthcare, Best Governed Hospital Systems in the U.S. by The Governance Institute and HealthGrades 5 Star Performer for many clinical services, among numerous other honors.

Dr. Arbuckle serves on many boards, including: Chair of March of Dimes-California, Officer of Integrated Healthcare Association, Past Chair of VHA West Coast and member of the Healthcare Leadership Council in Washington, DC. Dr. Arbuckle was Chair of the California Hospital Association, one of the largest health care trade associations in the nation, representing 450 hospitals and health systems. He speaks frequently nationally and internationally on a variety of topics in health care, including The U.S. Healthcare System; Economic Comparisons of U.S. and International Health Care; Unbridled Expense Growth in U.S. Healthcare; Solutions to Health Care Delivery Challenges; Preparing for Health Care Reform, and more.

A graduate of Missouri State University, Dr. Arbuckle earned his master's degree from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina. He served on the adjunct faculty for the departments of psychology and sociology at California State University Long Beach and currently serves on its adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Nursing.

Mark Schafer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer of MemorialCare Medical Foundation

Dr. Schafer is Chief Medical Officer for the MemorialCare Medical Foundation, a physician organization and part of the not-for-profit MemorialCare Health Systems; a leading Southern California integrated health care delivery system. In his role as CMO, he oversees a network of 110 primary care physicians and over 700 contracted or employed specialist physicians spanning the five hospital MemorialCare system. He has extensive firsthand experience in physician leadership, implementation of Electronic Health Records for physician groups, performance improvement, and developing and running utilization management programs, disease management programs, and physician compensation systems.

Prior to joining MemorialCare he was Chief Medical Officer for 10 years at Bristol Park Medical Group, a premier staff model medical group in Orange County, California. He practiced as an Internal Medicine physician in South Orange County before taking on a physician leadership role. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of Ascender Software, LLC, a leading health information technology company since July, 2006. Dr. Schafer currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), the Pay for Performance Committee and as the co-Chairman of the Medical Policy Committee. As Chairman of the Claims Advisory Review Committee for the California Medical Group Insurance Company, he takes an active role in helping physician organizations reduce their malpractice risk.

Dr. Schafer earned his Bachelor of Sciences degree with Distinction in Neurobiology at the University of Michigan in 1985. He received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School in 1989 and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, Irvine. He received his board certification in Internal Medicine in 1992 and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served as Associate Professor of Medicine on the UCI Clinical Faculty.

Christobel E. Selecky, Principal, Population Healthcare Strategies

Ms. Selecky is an innovative and accomplished chief executive, entrepreneur and board member with more than 30 years experience in the healthcare industry including co-founding and growing a venture-backed, market-leading disease management company from start-up to $130 million in revenues and leading a $2 billion business unit of a publicly traded managed care organization.

She currently serves on healthcare boards and provides strategic consulting and advice to management teams and investors currently in or seeking to enter the healthcare field, focusing on strategy and business plan development, disease and care management program development, market positioning, public policy analysis and strategy, and CEO/senior management advising.

Ms. Selecky most recently served as President, CEO, Chairman, and member of the Board of Directors of LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, which she led from 1996 until 2009. Under her leadership, LifeMasters raised more than $60 million in venture capital, grew to $130 million in annual revenues, employed more than 1,200 people in seven locations, provided care and disease management services to more than 1 million program participants nationwide, won numerous industry awards, and counted some of the largest and most well-respected health plans, employers, provider groups, labor unions and government entities as its clients.

A veteran in the field of managed health care, her career began at FHP International Corporation in the early 1980s, when FHP was an entrepreneurial, privately held staff-model HMO. While at FHP, Ms. Selecky held several management positions during their rapid expansion. As president of the FHP California Health Plan, she was responsible for revenues of $2.4 billion and building a customer base of nearly 1 million Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Commercial HMO and PPO members statewide. She has also served on the boards of both the California and New Mexico HMO Associations and The Medical Quality Commission.

Ms. Selecky has been instrumental in driving the growth of the population health improvement industry through her leadership role with the Care Continuum Alliance (formerly the Disease Management Association of America). Recently re-elected to its Board of Directors, Ms. Selecky previously served for two terms as the organization's Chairman of the Board, and also was chair of its Executive, Strategic Planning, Conference Program, and Government Affairs Committees. She also serves on the national Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy.

Ms. Selecky is a frequent speaker on the topics of population health improvement and disease management, the future of managed healthcare, privacy issues, and healthcare technology, and has been invited to testify before Congress on several occasions regarding care coordination for Medicare and Medicaid populations. Ms. Selecky received a Masters Degree in Public Communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts with high honors in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Delaware.

Scott Joslyn, Senior Vice President and CIO for MemorialCare

Mr. Joslyn and his staff of nearly 200 are responsible for MemorialCare's information technology (IT), networking and telecommunications. He has primary responsibility for a $100 million rollout of an electronic medical record, registration and billing system that is being uniformly implemented across the enterprise. With hospitals now "live," the organization has achieved nearly universal adoption of the system by independently practicing physicians, and has reduced paper-based medical orders to less than 3 percent.

Mr. Joslyn is also responsible for innovation at MemorialCare. This includes the application of IT in new or unique ways to improve productivity and clinical quality while also reducing costs. Today, in the midst of healthcare reform, his innovation efforts are focused in and around the patient bedside where the entire care model, from what technologies are involved to the respective roles of care team members, is continuously examined and revamped. Analytical tools employed include the application LEAN production principles to reduce errors and take unnecessary costs out of the system.

Mr. Joslyn is a leader in local and statewide initiatives devoted to broad adoption of electronic medical records and to health information exchange (HIE), activities intensified in 2009 by passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He is a board member of two local HIEs and an active member of both HIMSS and CHIME. Mr. Joslyn co-founded and remains the chairperson of CHIEF, a southern California healthcare CIO information-sharing group that has met regularly for more than 10 years. He is a frequent speaker and the author of numerous articles pertaining to healthcare IT. He has taught healthcare information technology at California State University, Long Beach and the University of Southern California.

Mr. Joslyn holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of the Pacific, and a Master of Business Administration from UCLA.

Thomas R. Testman

Mr. Testman retired from Ernst & Young in October 1992 after 30 years of continuous service. During his tenure, he served as Managing Partner of Health Care Services and Management Consulting Services for the West Coast, and as Area Managing Partner for four Southern California offices for nine years. Mr. Testman was also the National Managing Partner of the Management Consulting Practice, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, for Ernst & Whinney for 5 years. His service with Ernst & Whinney included service on the National Operating Committee, Chairman of both the International Management Consulting Committee and National Health Care Committee.

Mr. Testman has also served on the board of numerous charitable, civic and professional organizations, including as chairman of the Industrial League of Orange County, which represents over 900 companies; as president of the UCI Chancellor's Club; the Finance Council of the American Hospital Association; and, by a state appointment, the Advisory Council to the California Hospital Commission.

Mr. Testman has previously served on the Board of Nichols Institute, a $300 million public company. He was also Chairman of the Board and the interim Chief Executive of Techniclone Corp. (now Perequine Pharmaceuticals Inc.), a public company involved in cancer drug development. In addition, Mr. Testman served on the Board of MiniMed Inc. (MNMD), a product-device company that went public in 1995, and was then sold for over $3 billion in 2001. Mr. Testman Chaired the Special Committee of the Board that handled the sale.

Mr. Testman has served on the Board of four additional public companies (1) ChromaVision (now Clarient) a product-device company; (2) Specialty Laboratories (SP), an esoteric clinical laboratory that went public in late 2000 where he served as Chairman of the Board (3) Amylin Pharmaceuticals (AMLN), a drug development Company (with an over $5 billion market cap); and (4) Endocare Inc. a medical device company focused on urological healthcare (sold in June 2009).

Mr. Testman also served as interim chief executive in 1997 for a $300 million privately held long-term care provider where he was also Chairman of the Board for several years. He also served as Chairman of Pacific Health, a hospital company, and has been on the board of several other privately held and emerging healthcare companies. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committee for most of these companies and served on several special committees.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pacific Union College, an MBA from Trinity University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status).

Brant Heise, Vice President, National Healthcare Services

Mr. Heise came to National Healthcare Services in 2002 and currently leads NHS' overall activities. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Heise has accumulated a broad range and scope of healthcare experience within both the non-profit and for-profit arenas. His accomplishments include business development and operating experience in entrepreneurial start-up companies, physician organizations, community hospitals and academic medical centers.

Mr. Heise's experience also includes participation on the Board of Directors for several privately held, venture capital funded companies within NHS' investment portfolio, including Accenx Technologies, Ascender Software, Care Team Connect, Radianse and ThromboVision, as well as enjoying board observation rights with ForHealth Technologies, MedVentive, MindFrame, PerfectServe and Skylight Healthcare Systems.

Mr. Heise holds a master's degree in healthcare services administration from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grinnell College.

Ken Charhut, President and CEO, Compellon

Ken Charhut has spent more than 25 years in the medical products arena. Today, he heads two medical device and technology companies, including Compellon, where he is CEO of the bioinformatics firm that has developed a powerful algorithmic tool capable of identifying relevant genetic markers for treatment and risk assessment of disease. In addition, Ken is Chairman of the Board of ReShape Medical, Inc., a privately held company pursuing the development of acute options for the obesity market.

Until 2012, Ken was President and CEO of MindFrame, Inc., which makes devices to treat ischemic strokes. In July 2012, Covidien, the world leader in that market, acquired MindFrame. Earlier, Ken was CEO and President of Orqis Medical Corporation, a privately funded company in the Congestive Heart Failure space. Ken raised over $85 million for the company and took it from concept through IDE clinical trials. Prior to Orqis, Ken spent 16 years in general management positions with Baxter Healthcare Corporation, including as President of the Bentley Division and President of New Business Initiatives for the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. He also spent four years in Japan as Managing Director of Baxter Japan Cardiovascular Division, and was VP of Automation Distribution Systems, where he developed Baxter’s pharmacy automation business.

Ken has served on several industry councils, including as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, as a Board Member of the ABL Organization, OCTANe and the Southern California Biomedical Council. Ken also served as an independent director and successfully co-led the M&A of Micro Dexterity Systems, an advanced robotics company and Arges Medical, an advanced Dental Company to Sirona.

Ken earned his BSME degree from Cornell University and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and completed the manufacturing management program at General Electric Company.