Co-Founder and Interim CEO/President
Dalton provides clinical knowledge per his experience and studies as a medical student and employee at a disruptive startup in the medical education space, Higher Learning Technologies (HLT, Inc.). His passion stems from his personal experiences including a near fatal automobile accident and a recipient of an experimental transplant at Mayo Clinic as a result. He also brings a network of hospitals, surgeons, administrators, and investors to the business.
Eric Pahl, PhD*
Biomedical engineer and current doctoral fellow of health informatics at the University of Iowa. Mr. Pahl provides technical expertise as a computer scientist/biomedical engineer graduate and previous health IT startup experience at a medical imaging and diagnostic company, IDx. He is also fundamentally involved in organ transplant software since four (4) of his aunts are currently waiting for life-saving liver transplants.
Director of Software Engineering
A graduate from the University of Iowa where he earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and a Technological Entrepreneurship certificate. During Jacob’s studies, he found a passion for leveraging technology to create innovative solutions, and being involved in the entrepreneur community. Since then, he has become highly experienced in developing cross platform mobile applications and the agile software engineering practices. Jacob brings to the team his drive for quality and refined taste for exceptional software design.
A published researcher and health software expert, Anna Seydel, is a biomedical engineering and computer science double major at the University of Iowa with Presidential Honors. During her time at the Virtual Soldier Research Program, Ms. Seydel was the primary author on a published paper about her research on post-processing motion capture data in a C++/C# environment to better represent human motion. Since then, she has become more involved with the health information technology industry through her experience at Cerner in KCMO.
Paul Ruales, MS*
Expert Full-Stack developer with a background in genomics computing (bioinformatics). Previously, Paul was employed at Mayo Clinic developing the UI/UX and database systems for the brain bank. His experience broadened with many independent full-stack medical software products featured at Harvard University and Washington University in St. Louis.
Manny Villafana, PhD
Chair of the Advisory Board
A successful serial entrepreneur with 7 successful IPO’s and acquisitions in the healthcare arena; notably, Dr. Villafana is the Founder of St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ), which now employs 18,000 employees and was recently acquired by Abbott for about $25 Billion.
Susan Gunderson, MHA
Customer Strategy Advisor
Susan is CEO of LifeSource Organ Procurement Organization where she has been leading operations for 25 years. LifeSource administers organ donation and recovery in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. First administrative fellow at the Mayo Clinic, where she worked for several years.
Dr. Alan Reed, MD, MBA
Alan has been a leader of innovation in organ transplantation in the state of Iowa and has been a focal asset to our successful beta tests and implementation at the UIHC as well as other local transplant centers.
CEO and Founder of Organ Recovery Systems-Lifeline Scientific. The inventor of many organ perfusion medical devices. Over 20 years of business and technical experience in International Organ Transplant, Trauma and Regenerative Medicine. Accredited for having successfully filed over 160 approved patents on organ transplant technology but in US and International.
Olivia Rice, MD*
Olivia has a strong technological background, graduating from the Biomedical Engineering program at UW-Madison with an emphasis on computer science. Olivia contributed to several biomedical research efforts and co-founded Mindful Health, where she lead development of cloud based applications for wirelessly streaming and analyzing pulse oximetry data from CHF patients at home.
Dr. Robert Emery, MD
Dr. Emery is our principal investigator for our NIH SBIR Phase 1 $250,000 grant that was submitted in mid-2016. He continues to provide value through his extensive network of world-class transplant surgeons and introduction to transplant professionals.
Matthew Miller, MBA
Liver transplant recipient, LifeBanc board member (eastern Ohio organ procurement organization), and CoFounder of “You’re Never Alone” care-giving mentoring for transplant patient’s care givers in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic transplant center. Matthew has been at the forefront of entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, and healthcare innovation/commercialization for almost twenty-five years. Raised over $100M in seed and early-stage ventures and over $14M from Private Equity. Past experiences include United States Air Force, D&T, GNC, American Health Companies, TH Lee, JW Childs, Cerberus Capital Management, UPMC, Mass General, Global Health Products, I-Stat, IVW-LLC.
A seasoned leader with over 15 years of experience leading organizational, cultural and technical transformation holding senior leadership roles at Uber, Yahoo, Walmart, Microsoft, and Symantec. She is the current engineering leader at Uber responsible for Business Platforms, the foundation platform that enables efficient operations on a global scale. She leads an engineering organization that creates the core semantics definition of Uber’s businesses and the technologies used to interact with customers for communications, content, sales and customer engagement experiences. She is a diversity advocate influencing and driving change as a mentor, advisor, and supporter of resource groups.
Founder of GISTICS an innovation think-tank based in Silicon Valley, and Startup Ready, an online education service for corporate executives to pivot their careers into the Startup Economy, Michael Jay Moon provides advisory insights, a deep playbook of tools and protocols, and industry introductions to founders of high-growth-potential startups. He brings domain expertise in organizational development, marketing, sales, and customer success for enterprise software. Founded in 1987, Michael and Team GISTICS have assisted over 200 enterprises in the deployment large-scale systems, realizing over $2 billion in cost savings, productivity gains, and increased revenues for these clients. Michael has begun writing his next book on the convergence of brands, Internet of Things, and always-connected customers.
Hans Johnson, PhD
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliate of the Iowa Informatics Initiative at the University of Iowa. His particular focus area is in the development of medical grade software tools. He orchestrates the software development efforts of hundreds of engineers and international teams to support and expand these devices while maintaining quality, safety, and security.
John brings experience as the Founder/CFO of a health IT company that was successfully acquired. He has raised over $42 million of total capital for these four healthcare start-ups to include over $35M of private investment capital in addition to over $7 million of non-dilutive funding via federal SBIR grants, state awards, etc.
Nick Street, PhD
Professor, Department Executive Officer, and Director of Health Informatics and Management Sciences at the University of Iowa. He contributions are on the cutting edge of research and development of machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence in medicine. His data-driven demonstrations have led to national healthcare changes in medical workflow, policy, and delivery.