About

MintHealth is a global, decentralized health platform that aligns healthcare stakeholders around the shared goal of patient empowerment and improved clinical outcomes, at lower costs

Founders & Board of Directors

Dr. Samir Damani
Director

Dr. Samir Damani is co-founder of MintHealth, a global, decentralized health platform that aligns healthcare stakeholders around the shared goal of patient empowerment and improved clinical outcomes, at lower costs. Dr. Damani has extensive experience as both a clinician and technology entrepreneur. Prior to MintHealth, Damani was the founding CEO of MD Revolution (MDR) which has become the gold standard technology-enabled service platform for Medicare’s chronic care management (CCM) program.

Under his leadership, the company raised over $43 million and now serves thousands of patients and providers across the U.S. MDR’s platform integrates patient generated data, electronic health records, and physician workflow for the purpose of optimizing population health management; and has demonstrated an over 5x ROI by reducing inpatient hospitalization claims in patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Dr. Damani remains active as an MDR Board Member and provides executive oversight of MDR’s corporate strategy and clinical functions. In addition, Dr. Damani is on clinical faculty at the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine for the UC San Diego Medical School, and is a board-certified practicing cardiologist at Scripps Clinic. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Damani has a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Clinical Investigation from the Scripps Research Institute.

Dr. Vishal Verma
Director

Dr. Verma, a serial entrepreneur, is the CEO of NucleusHealth, an active leader in cloud medical data management and interpretation of complex medical images to speed diagnosis, and treatment planning. Under the leadership of Dr. Verma, NucleusHealth has grown nearly 5X since 2010 and now currently provides service to over 400 facilities for teleradiology and over 2400 facilities for cloud medical image management. Dr. Verma’s focus has been empowering patients with greater access and control of their healthcare journey by leveraging novel technologies like blockchain.

Dr. Verma’s extensive background in radiology combined with a passion for better workflows and solutions to improve patient care while lowering costs all started with a medical degree from the University of Miami. Dr. Verma served as a Chief Resident at the University of Chicago and then completed an MRI fellowship at the University of California San Diego. He is currently licensed to practice in all 50 states. Dr. Verma has a strong track record of entrepreneurship and enjoys the challenge of bringing new ideas to market.

Wyche T. Green, III (“Tee”)
Non-Executive Director

Tee is the Executive Chairman and former CEO of Greenway Health™, where he has served in leadership roles since its founding in 1998. Greenway Health’s solutions are deployed at nearly 10,000 medical groups, clinics and enterprises across the U.S., where they’re used by more than 75,000 clinical professionals to improve patient care and to manage their financial and administrative processes more efficiently. A knowledgeable authority on healthcare reform, Green has been a contributing author on multiple scholarly articles in addition to authoring a chapter of the 2010 sequel to the award-winning book, Paper Kills. During his tenure at Greenway, Green has been involved in a total of six separate rounds of capital-raising activities, including to two separate private equity partners, raising a total of $87.5 million. In February 2012, Greenway completed an initial public offering, raising proceeds of $77 million. Mr. Green has recently led Greenway through a go private transaction with Vista Equity Partners with an all cash transaction of $644 million. A serial entrepreneur, Green has started several companies prior to Greenway Health across a wide array of business areas including transportation, hotel development, venture investing, agriculture/farming, music and entertainment. And, of course, active participation in several software companies.

Dr. Jean Balgrosky
Co-Founder

Dr. Balgrosky is a former CIO of large, complex healthcare organizations, including Scripps Health and Holy Cross Health System (now Trinity Health System). With a PhD in Health Policy and Management, Jean serves on the faculty at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She is founder of Bootstrap Incubation, LLC, a firm established to invest, mentor and grow life science and information technology start-ups.

Jeremy “Jerry” V. Gross
Chief Operating Officer

As MintHealth’s Chief Operating Officer, Jerry provides executive oversight for creating, communicating, and executing MintHealth’s strategic initiatives, including its business and operating models, product development, and strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining MintHealth, Jerry held senior technology and product software development leadership roles at Amgen, McKesson, Bank of America, JP Morgan and Intuit. Throughout his career, he has achieved industry recognition in spearheading “first of a kind” Digital Health, Wellness, Financial Services, and Internet Services through Technology Strategy, Digital Vision, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Strategic Alliances and Digital Operations. Over the last couple of years, his teams have globally launched digital products solving serious unmet patient needs, including, identifying over 300,000 patients suffering from previously undiagnosed illnesses.

Jerry is a graduate of the David Syme School of Business at Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is a recipient of the Moxie Award for the Best Digital Innovation as well as the Network World User Excellence Award.

Team

Patrick Daly
Finance

Patrick is an entrepreneurial executive with greater than 5 years of start-up experience serving as a CFO and COO. With over 18 years with Deloitte and Ernst & Young’s accounting, tax and management consulting firms, he has successfully led teams in key operational areas involving finance, ERP implementations, IT infrastructure, strategic business planning, debt and equity financing and e-commerce.

Courtney Hooton
Director of Communications and Corporate Alliances

Courtney brings an extensive background in media and corporate finance to her role. Prior to MintHealth, Courtney was an investment banker working in leverage debt capital markets at Deutsche Bank. She also worked in business development for Viacom in their marketing division, Scratch. She and her sisters co-founded and operated GolferGirl Magazine which had a national circulation of over 10,000 with subscribers in 50 states as well as Canada and Mexico. Courtney enjoys sports and was a nationally ranked Junior and D-1 collegiate golfer winning four consecutive conference championships.

Partners

Advisors

Hector Rodriguez
WW Health Chief Information Security Officer, Microsoft

Hector Rodriguez is Microsoft’s Worldwide Health Chief Information Security Officer. He leads Microsoft’s work in health cloud compliance, health standards, cybersecurity and privacy, and blockchain in health. Hector works to ensure that healthcare security, privacy and compliance are foundational to Microsoft’s healthcare digital transformation strategy. His work is aligned with a covered entity’s “Triple/Quadruple Aim” objectives to improve the patient and caregiver experience, improve population health and reduce costs.

Hector works extensively with industry and academic groups including WEDI-SNIP, HL/7, AHIP, HIMSS, HITRUST, and CAQH. He is currently a board advisor of the Samueli Institute for health research, a founding member of the HITRUST Business Associate Council. He is also a health industry and cybersecurity curriculum advisor for University of Connecticut and Seton Hall University. Hector is a notable speaker for Microsoft’s executive briefing center, partner conferences, and HIMSS on “Cybersecurity and the Trusted Healthcare Cloud” and “Healthcare Digital Transformation”. Hector began his career in 1982 as a software engineer at Bell Research Laboratories and has been in the IT business for over 30 years.

Hector has an M.B.A. in Management Finance and Entrepreneurship and a B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers University.

Chris Hafey
CTO, Nucleus Health

Chris Hafey, Chief Technology Officer NucleusHealth, holds multiple patents in medical informatics and imaging. He is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in both medical imaging and blockchain applications in healthcare. Chris is the primary architect behind NucleusHealth’s patented streaming technology for viewing medical images at lightning speed using any modern web browser. Chris led a team that placed second at the 2017 ONC Blockchain in Healthcare Code-a-thon after developing a prototype for sharing of medical imaging using blockchain. Prior to NucleusHealth, Chris served as CTO for OnPoint Medical Diagnostics, Chief Architect at Vital Images, Director of Engineering at Stentor and other leadership roles for many breakthrough technology firms. He has an engineering degree from California State University, Chico.

Jeremy Sohn
VP, Head of Digital Business Development & Licensing, Novartis

Jeremy Sohn joined Novartis, in November 2015, as VP, Head of Digital Business Development & Licensing supporting Novartis’ Digital Medicines program cross-divisionally. In 2016, Jeremy also served as Global Head of Digital Development within Novartis, Global Drug Development. Jeremy is a serial software entrepreneur with more than 17 years of experience founding, managing and advising both healthcare and technology companies. Prior to Novartis, Jeremy was Managing Director & Operating Partner at MPM Capital where he led the firm’s digital health investment strategy and partnership with Novartis. At MPM, Jeremy founded two companies, CentrosHealth (a mobile, patient-engagement platform designed to improve the patient experience during clinical trials, acquired by Clinical Ink) and TriNetX (a federated network of clinical data warehouses that optimizes clinical trial protocol design and patient recruitment).

Dr. Mike Klieger
Radiologist – Modesto Radiological Medical Group

Dr. Klieger is a serial entrepreneur with healthcare expertise. His medical career spans neuroradiology at NYU Medical Center and private practice. He believes in precision medicine with advancements that grow the patient-physician partnership. Dr. Klieger’s medical and technological expertise has coalesced within several start-ups. He brings his healthcare entrepreneurial expertise and blockchain experience to Minthealth.

Igor Denisov
VP of Strategy, Polymath

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer of McKesson Corporation. Spencer brings more than 30 years experience in technology and security, encompassing domestic, international, public and private sectors. His industry experience includes healthcare, technology, and government.

Jeff Ramson
Chief Executive Officer of PCG Advisory Group

Jeff has a proven track record of more than 25 years’ experience on Wall Street, raising capital and providing strategic guidance for emerging public and private companies in various stages of development. He has been a student of, and an early participant in, the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for several years. Most recently, he established Proactive Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on capital appreciation through investment in next generation technology opportunities. Jeff is a director of EV Blockchain Corp. and an advisor to CG Blockchain.

Spencer Mott
SVP and Global CISO, McKesson

As CISO, Spencer is responsible for enhancing and overseeing the information and cybersecurity strategy and program at a highly diverse and global Fortune 5 Healthcare company. He leads the Information Security & Risk Management team that oversees projects,
standards and controls that mitigate risks, strengthen defenses, and reduce vulnerabilities in a manner that aligns with business goals.

Spencer brings over 30 years’ experience in technology and security, encompassing domestic, international, public and private sectors. His industry experience includes healthcare, technology, and government. Prior to McKesson, he served as Interim Global Chief Information Officer at Amgen Biotechnology, the world’s largest independent biotechnology company, where he was responsible for leading Amgen’s Global Information Systems organization supporting the global delivery of information systems and successful development and commercialization of Amgen’s drug products, digital solutions, and services. Prior to that, Spencer served as the Vice President and Global CISO, Cybersecurity, Architecture, Risk and Engineering, and managed Amgen’s compliance, IT architecture, engineering, program management, development operations, identity management and learning functions.