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Board Member

Bobby is Managing Partner at Excelerate Health Ventures, a seed and early-stage fund focused on healthcare IT. With more than 15 years of operational experience building and growing start-ups, Bobby has held executive level positions with various technology-based ventures including as founding CEO and CFO & COO of RadarFind, which offered real-time tracking of medical equipment and patients in hospitals and was acquired by TeleTracking Technologies.

Bobby holds a BS in electrical engineering and an MBA in Finance and Technology Commercialization.


Board Member

John is a General Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners, which he co-founded in 2000 after a successful career as a technology entrepreneur. John was founder and CEO of E-Comm, Inc., a software development and services firm specializing in remote and mobile computing that was acquired by XcelleNet. John ran the services division of XcelleNet until the company was acquired by Sterling Commerce.

John has served on numerous boards including Clinipace Worldwide, Clinverse, SouthLight, and Synthematix. He holds an AB from Harvard University.


Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

A serial entrepreneur, Don founded and served as CEO of Constella Group, a leading global provider of health consulting services with 1,800 employees operating in more than 60 countries, until the company was sold to SRA International in 2007. He was founder and chairman of Expression Analysis, Inc., a genomic services company that spun out of Duke University Medical Center in 2001 and was sold to Quintiles in 2012. Don is co-founder and board member of Veritas Collaborative, a specialty behavioral hospital serving adolescents with severe eating disorders.

Currently serving as Executive in Residence at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Don is Chairman of the School’s Advisory Council and an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management.


CEO and Board Member

With over 20 years of experience, David is an accomplished leader within the health care and software industries. He was a member of the original management teams at two successful local Research Triangle companies, Clinipace Worldwide and MercuryMD.

After joining Clinipace Worldwide in 2008 as vice president of global marketing, the company became recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country.

Prior to Clinipace Worldwide, David was a key executive at MercuryMD, joining in 2001, where he helped launch several well-adopted software applications into the health care market prior to the company’s successful sale to The Thompson Corporation in 2006.

David holds a master’s in health planning from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s in biomechanics from Kent State University.


Board Member

Michael is President and Managing Director of RCS Consulting and Managing Director of Church Road Associates, LLC, organizations that provide consulting, transaction assistance, and interim management services independently and collaboratively with their affiliate Deloitte Consulting. He was also founder and principal of both The Hunter Group and Hunter Partners.

Michael’s extensive experience in operations, finance, and governance include running, restructuring, and reconfiguring healthcare organizations. He has served in chief leadership roles for hospitals, academic medical centers, multi-specialty group practices, and faculty practice plans, multi-hospital systems, and venture-backed healthcare services companies. Michael has an undergraduate degree in engineering from Villanova and an MBA in finance from NYU.


Board Member

Pam Pure brings more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare information technology and services to the Bivarus Board. Most recently, Pam was the CEO of HealthMEDX, a leader in the post-acute / long-term care space, where she successful sold the business to NetSmart in November 2016. She is currently serving as a Strategic Advisor to Netsmart and serves on the Board of Directors of MModal, Change Healthcare, and Bivarus.

Prior to HealthMEDX, Pam spent 8 years at McKesson, most recently as Executive Vice President, President of McKesson Technology Solutions, the largest healthcare information technology/services business in the world. During her tenure at McKesson the business grew from $900 million in revenue to $3 billion dollars.

Pam has been recognized as Atlanta Woman of the Year in Technology and as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare. Pam has a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.


Cofounder and Board Member

Kevin is currently a professor of medicine and the Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration at Duke University, and a visiting professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. He is an associate director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and served for more than a decade in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business as the director of the Health Sector Management program, the Master of Management in Clinical Informatics degree program, and the Center for the Study of Health Management.

Kevin is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He is a voting member of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee and has served on numerous grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and other bodies. He is a member of the advisory board for the Centre for Healthcare Policy and Management at the China Europe International Business School. He is the founding president of the Business School Alliance for Health Management, a consortium of the leading business schools offering health management programs.

Kevin received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine and his MBA, with a concentration in healthcare management, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in internal medicine.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Stuart is the Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at Brandeis University and also serves as chair of both the Health Industry Forum and the Council on the Economic Impact of Health System Change. He is an economist whose research interests are primarily in the area of federal and state health policy. Stuart is a member of The Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and their Committee on the Future of Emergency Care in the United States.

In 1997, President Clinton appointed Stuart to the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. He also served for twelve years as the Chairman of the congressionally legislated Prospective Payment Assessment Commission which was responsible for advising the U.S. Congress and the Administration on the functioning of the Medicare Diagnostic Related Group (DRG) Hospital Payment System and other system reforms. In 2004, he was awarded the Academy Health Distinguished Investigator Award and Modern Healthcare consistently names him among the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare. He has an MA and PhD in economics from UCLA.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Robert is a fellow at the Urban Institute where he conducts research and provides policy analysis on health care delivery issues particularly related to Medicare payment policy, pricing power in commercial insurance markets and new forms of health delivery based on reinvigorated primary care practices. In 2012, Robert completed a three-year term on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, the last two years as vice chair. From 1998 to 2000, he led Medicare payment policy and private health plan contracting in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He also served as a White House Domestic Policy Staff assistant director under President Carter. Robert is a board-certified internist who practiced for 20 years, the last 12 years in a D.C. group practice, and helped organize and manage a successful preferred provider organization serving the D.C. metropolitan area.

Robert is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is on the faculty at the George Washington University School of Public Health and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Jason is System Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer for the UNC Health Care System, a senior advisor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine‘s Center for Innovation and principal at Burke Advisory Group. He was founder, managing director, and chief strategist for the SAS Center for Health Analytics and Insights (CHAI), an industry-leading think tank.

Jason’s professional contributions cover all aspects of new business strategies, product development, emerging technologies, and sales and marketing, and he’s held strategy and management roles in organizations such as Microsoft, Quintiles Transnational, and GlaxoSmithKline. He has served on the advisory boards of the National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness as well as Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, and has served as a faculty member of the International Institute for Analytics.

A cognitive neuroscientist by training, Jason holds degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Missouri.


Cofounder, Medical and Scientific Advisor

Seth is currently the President and Executive Medical Director of the UNC Health Alliance, Director of the Office for Population Health and Value Care at UNC Health Care System, and is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Seth’s research focuses on improving health care quality and better understanding the relationship between the patient experience and health outcomes. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, JAMA, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Circulation, and Medical Care; as well as featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and U.S. News and World Report.

Seth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed residency training in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He earned an MBA in health care management at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business and completed a two-year fellowship in health policy and outcomes research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Wagner is the Jesse H. Jones Professor of Marketing at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. Prior to joining the Jones School, he taught at Duke University, University of Iowa, University of Pittsburgh, and Vanderbilt University.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, and Marketing Science. Wagner worked in market analysis, forecasting and planning at Duratex S.A. and Massey-Ferguson of Brazil, and has been a visiting scholar in Australia, Brazil, China, Singapore, South Korea, and Spain, where he lectures in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Wagner holds a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad de Granada, a PhD in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Universidade de São Paulo, an EMBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Samuel is the Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System and Executive Vice President at Bon Secours Health System, Inc., which owns the Baltimore Health System along with health care facilities in Kentucky, New York, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida.

Coupled with his responsibilities at the Baltimore Health System, Dr. Ross is also the “Market Leader” for Bon Secours Kentucky.

He is the Supply Chain Leader for Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Dr. Ross is a member of the Maryland Hospital Association Executive Committee, where he serves as Vice-Chair, and currently chairs the Women/ Minority Business Initiative for the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA).

He is one of Baltimore’s most dynamic health care executives. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Baltimore branch. He was recognized by The Daily Record as one of the 2013 Top 20 Most Admired CEOs in Maryland; National Association of Health Services Executive – Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter- Healthcare leader honoree; Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program, Finalist for 2013 Sondheim Exemplary Leadership Award; Smart CEO, 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards finalist (Healthcare), and in the May 2012 issue of Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare.


Medical and Scientific Advisor

Rick is the Edward and Rose Donnell Professor of Business Administration at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Rick has also won numerous awards including best-paper awards from the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Service Research and Marketing Science. He has taught in a number of executive programs around the world and his main interest in executive education is showing how strategic or tactical marketing problems can be better solved using good analysis. Rick holds two bachelor degrees in engineering, and an MBA and PhD from the University of Michigan.