Advisory Board

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Scott Becker, JD, CPA

Becker's Healthcare & Becker's Hospital Review

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Scott Becker, JD, CPA

Scott Becker is the Publisher and Founder of Becker's HealthCare and Becker's Hospital Review. He is a partner at McGuireWoods and a former board member of McGuireWoods. Mr. Becker also served as chair of the national health care practice at McGuireWoods for more than 12 years. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a CPA.

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Vinod Dasa, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Vinod Dasa, MD

Dr. Dasa completed his undergraduate and medical school in the 7-year combined degree program at Union College and Albany Medical College in New York. After completing medical school, Dr. Dasa trained in the State University at New York (SUNY) at Buffalo orthopedic surgery residency program. In 2006 he furthered his training at the lnsall Scott Kelly Institute, Manhattan, New York, in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement Surgery. After completing his fellowship Dr. Dasa and his wife decided to begin their careers as faculty at LSUHSC to help rebuild post-Katrina. In his tenure at LSU he has developed surgical techniques to allow outpatient opioid-free total knee replacement and pioneered the use of cutting edge technologies such as iovera. He has presented and published his research internationally in some of the world's leading publications and meetings. He serves in leadership roles both regionally and nationally.

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Robert Jarrin, JD

Strategic Advisor

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Robert Jarrin, JD

Robert Jarrin is a strategic advisor to companies and associations on digital medicine and life sciences. Jarrin's areas of expertise include Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation of digital health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coverage and payment of digital medical services, Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) regulation of health IT, and healthcare legislative developments. Jarrin serves on the adjunct faculties for the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Department of Emergency Medicine), and the Georgetown University School of Medicine (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology). Jarrin holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. 

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Jenifer Kennedy, Ph.D.

Co-Founder of Bolder Surgical

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Jenifer Kennedy, Ph.D.

Jenifer is a Co-Founder of Bolder Surgical, Inc, a surgical products company providing advanced vessel sealing and stapling technologies for surgery. She currently serves as a consultant to the company with extensive expertise in medical device Research, Product Development, Market Assessment and Regulatory Strategy. Early in her career, she was the principal inventor of Medtronic's LigaSure Vessel Sealing Technology. She has co-authored over 20 patents in the area of vessel sealing and stapling technologies. Jenifer holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. She has served on the Dean's Advisory Board for University of Colorado, as Vice Chairman of the Webb Waring Institute for Biomedical Research Board of Trustees, and currently serves on the Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board for Northwestern University. 

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Kenneth D. Kleist, MD, MBA

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Kenneth D. Kliest, MD, MBA

Dr. Kleist is an orthopedic surgeon at Bellin Health Titletown with fellowship training in hip and knee replacement. Healthcare improvement and reform are large areas of interest and participation that led him to get his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 2018. Most recently he has been working at Bellin on protocols that have allowed the safe implementation of same-day discharge to home for hip and knee replacement. He is currently serving on the board of directors for Bellin Health Partners Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and has previously served in the same capacity for another ACO.  Dr. Kleist holds a B.S. in Psychology (1995), an MD (1999), and an MBA (2018) all from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He did a surgical internship at Oregon Health Sciences University, his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota, and his joint replacement fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. 

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Thomas L. Olson, JD

Retired CEO of U.S. Paper MIlls Corp

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Thomas L. Olson, JD 

Thomas L. Olson is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison Law school. After practicing law in Green Bay for eleven years, he left his practice in 1987 to become President and CEO of U.S. Paper Mills Corp. When the company was sold to Sonoco Products Company in 2001, he served as President of Sonoco-U.S. Mills, Inc. until his retirement in 2002. He was a partner and Chairman of the Board of MECA & Technology Machine, Inc. from 2005 until the company was sold in 2016. Currently, he is a partner and Vice President of Metals Engineering, Inc. Mr. Olson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Bay Packers, Inc. serves on its Executive Committee and as its Vice President and Lead Director. Currently, he is the President and CEO of Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc. and is Vice President of the Cloud Family Foundation, Inc.  

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David J. Shulkin, MD

Former Secretary U.S. Department of

Veterans Affairs

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David J. Shulkin, MD

The Honorable Dr. David J. Shulkin was the ninth Secretary of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Nominated by President Trump to serve in his Cabinet, Secretary Shulkin was confirmed by the US Senate by a vote of 100-0. Secretary Shulkin previously served as Under Secretary for Health having been appointed by President Obama and confirmed unanimously by the US Senate. Prior to coming to VA, Secretary Shulkin was a widely respected healthcare executive having served as chief executive of Beth Israel in New York City and Morristown Medical Center in Northern NJ. Secretary Shulkin has also held numerous physician leadership roles including the Chief Medical Officer. As an entrepreneur, Secretary Shulkin founded and served as the Chairman and CEO of DoctorQuality one of the first consumer orientated sources of information for quality and safety in healthcare. He has served on boards of managed care companies, technology companies, and health care organizations.

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Charles Woodson

Pro Football Hall of Fame Member

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Charles Woodson

All-Pro cornerback Charles Woodson enjoyed an illustrious 18-year NFL career with both the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers. While with the Packers, Woodson won the 2011 Super Bowl. A nine-time Pro Bowler, Woodson was named First-Team All-Pro four times and Second-Team All-Pro four times. Woodson was the 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and a two-time NFL interceptions leader. Drafted by the Raiders fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft, Woodson was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year when he posted five interceptions. Named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. A two-time First-Team All-American at the University of Michigan, Woodson won the 1997 National Championship with the Wolverines. His other 1997 accolades include the Heisman Trophy, Walter Camp Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award, and Big Ten Player of the Year.