Kevin Meyer – Former Medical Device Company President
Kevin has twenty-five years of operations management experience at companies ranging from Abbott Laboratories in the medical device industry to Newport Corporation in telecom photonics. He has started and sold a specialty contract manufacturing company and is currently President of Specialty Silicone Fabricators, a contract manufacturer of silicone components for the medical device industry. He founded Superfactory, which later became Factory Strategies Group, in 1997.
Kevin is also a partner at Gemba Academy LLC, which leverages new technologies to deliver HD-quality online training products, and Pacific Excellence LLC, which provides specialized lean consulting services to Australia and New Zealand. He is on the board of directors of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence as well as the advisory boards of two startup technology companies. He writes daily about lean enterprise excellence on the Evolving Excellence blog, and is author of a book by the same name. Kevin has a BS in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Julie Murchinson, MBA – Executive Director, Health Evolution Partners Innovation Network
Julie Murchinson is the Executive Director of the Health Evolution Partners Innovation Network which coordinates the capture, synthesis and exchange of industry expertise and market intelligence among HEP stakeholders. She has 18 years experience in healthcare, including health information technology policy and strategy consulting and executive roles within private sector health IT companies. She publishes and speaks across the country and has participated in numerous federal, state and industry initiatives as a content expert.
Most recently, Ms. Murchinson was a Managing Director at Manatt Health Solutions, a policy and strategy advisory division of Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, where she advised clients on their health information and data management strategies. Prior to that, she cofounded and led Object Health, a boutique management consulting group that merged with Manatt Health Solutions. Object Health assisted healthcare organizations and communities with leveraging health information to improve operational efficiencies and health quality outcomes by addressing the intersection of strategic, operational and technical issues of managing healthcare information.
Previously, Ms. Murchinson was the Vice President of Services at CareScience, a leading provider of care management technology and services to hospitals and provider communities. Prior to joining CareScience, Ms. Murchinson was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where she focused on health IT adoption and workforce solutions. She launched her career in healthcare consulting with Ernst & Young LLP.
Ms. Murchinson graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in Business Management/Accounting and received her MBA in Healthcare and Operations Management from the Wharton School.
Richard J. Macias, M.D. – Physician/Owner Central Coast Pediatrics
Dr. Macias is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and board certified in Pediatric Medicine. He is a graduate of the Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in pediatrics at the LAC-USC Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Macias was a staff pediatrician for the San Luis Medical Clinic and Family Care Pediatrics prior to becoming a founding partner at Central Coast Pediatrics Inc. in 1990. He serves as a member of the governing board at French Hospital and the AMISTAD foundation. Dr. Macias is affiliated with French Hospital Medical Center, Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo, and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.
Dr. Macias began working with PMDS in October of 2008. His office was in need of a billing solution as well as a conversion of his practice management software to an EHR. He has since become an integral part of the PMDS team. He has lead PMDS to new product offerings that have now helped numerous offices. His ability to bring everyday physician experience as well as a business passion to the table is of great value to both parties. Therefore joining the PMDS board of Advisors was a natural step in the right direction.
Breaux Castleman – President & CEO Syntiro Healthcare Services, Inc.
Breaux Castleman is the President and CEO of Syntiro Healthcare Services, Inc., investing in small-middle market health care businesses. Previously Mr. Castleman was president of the Scripps Clinic in LaJolla, was president of Caremark International’s Physician Resource Division in Chicago, was CEO of the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, and was a partner of Booz Allen & Hamilton in Houston.
He is a director of USMD Holdings Inc., (NASDAQ: USMD) an integrated delivery system in Dallas/Fort Worth, director of ISIS Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego (NASDAQ: ISIS), a senior advisor to McNally Capital LLC in Chicago, a private equity advisory firm. In recent years he has served as chairman of MELA Sciences, Inc (NASDAQ: MELA), a director of NextCare Inc., an urgent care clinic operator, and a director of Med Direct, Inc. a revenue cycle management service company.
Mr. Castleman was graduated from Yale University with a degree in economics and resides in Houston, Texas and Washington, DC.