Board of Directors

Heather Leigh Flannery - Board Chair

Heather Leigh Flannery is the Health Circle Global Lead at ConsenSys and the Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global ("BiHG"). She chairs the IEEE SA P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences) and serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force. Ms. Flannery is also an Innovation Fellow at EP3 Foundation, has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC) and is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker. Prior to ConsenSys and BiHG, she founded and led Obesity Prevention, Policy, and Management, Inc. ("Obesity PPM"), an innovative provider of disease management, population health, research administration, and information technology managed services for health systems in the Americas, and an early adopter of distributed ledger technology. Click here to see Heather’s LinkedIn Bio

David R. Koepsell, J.D/Ph.D - Co-Founder

David is an entrepreneur, author, philosopher, attorney (retired), and educator whose recent research focuses on the nexus of science, technology, ethics, and public policy. He is the founder and CEO of EncrypGen, Inc. He has provided commentary regarding ethics, society, religion, and technology on: MSNBC, Fox News Channel, The Guardian, The Washington Times, NPR Radio, Radio Free Europe, Air America, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Associated Press, among others. He has been a tenured Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management in the Netherlands, Visiting Professor at UNAM, Instituto de Filosoficas and the Unidad Posgrado, Mexico, Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives at COMISION NACIONAL DE BIOETICA in Mexico, and Asesor de Rector at UAM Xochimilco. Click here to see David's LinkedIn Bio

Aman Quadri, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT - Co-Founder

Aman Quadri, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CEO of AMSYS Blockchain, Co-Founder of the AMCHART Initiative, and Chief Strategy Officer of the AMSYS Group has extensive experience within the tech and medical sector. By combining his knowledge in both areas and along with a great development/exec team, AMSYS Blockchain is working on solutions within the EMR/EHR and medical wellness space. In his view, every patient should have 24/7 access to his records, understand what that data means, and be able to share it through permissioned access. Click here to see Aman's LinkedIn Bio

Florence D. Hudson - Co-Founder

Florence Hudson is a proven leader and C-level executive in technology, business, research and academia, leading multi-billion-dollar business strategies and execution. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. She is Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, consulting in advanced technologies, and diversity & inclusion. Her areas of expertise include Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, Cybersecurity, Smart Cities, Connected Healthcare, marketing, partnerships, sales, and diversity & inclusion. Florence is Special Advisor for TrustedCI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University, as well as Special Advisor for Next Generation Internet for the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University, Editorial Board member for the journal Blockchain in Healthcare Today, and Co-Founder of Blockchain in Healthcare Global. She is leading IEEE-SA pre standards work on clinical IoT and blockchain, and blockchain for clinical trials. She is on the program committee for the Computational Approaches for Cancer workshop at SuperComputing, and the 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit. She is a sought-after keynote speaker around the world, having presented across North America, Europe, and Asia, including a TED talk on sustainability on a smarter planet, blockchain events, and presentations on key technology trends in industry and academia. She began her career as an aerospace engineer at Grumman Aerospace Corporation and NASA. She received her BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, and has attended executive education at Columbia University and Harvard Business School. Click here to see Florence's LinkedIn Bio

Gisele Waters, Ph.D - Co-Founder

Gisele Waters is an innovation psychologist and researcher. To inform the promise and challenge of innovating human and machine integrations such as artificial intelligence and blockchain into healthcare and the life sciences; she draws from a Ph.D. in Education Psychology, M.Ed. in Special Education, a B.A. in Economics and 25 plus years of multidisciplinary success in education, business, and science. She uses atypical combinations of skills and knowledge across domains and integrates them to create breakthrough analysis of the human and social elements of exponential technology. Her multicultural/multilingual backgrounds also bring much needed perspectives to AI ethics and blockchain in healthcare because most applications have yet to take into account how different populations are intentionally and unintentionally impacted by algorithms, automation and human bias. She is also Research Scholar at and Vice Chair of the Risk Subgroup for IEEE's P7000 Standard which establishes a process model by which engineers and technologists can address ethical consideration throughout the various stages of system initiation, analysis and design. Gisele's latest innovation research is focused on the idea that human behavior and social organizations are at the fulcrum of where ethics and automation can become optimally integrated by design for good, bad or neutral impact. Her diverse skill set addresses the nuances, silences, spaces and intersections of disciplines which make her especially adept at listening to the calls for innovation where many fail to analyze opportunity.
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Sean Manion, Ph.D - Co-Founder

Sean Manion is a neuroscientist and former federal research administrator. He is CEO of Science Distributed, a new platform bringing health researchers together with blockchain as a layer of trust for better science, cheaper research, and faster miracles. He serves as a member of the United Nations’ “Blockchain for Impact” Global Health & Emergency Relief delegation. Dr. Manion earned degrees in Biochemistry at Temple University (BS, 1999) and Neuroscience at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences - USUHS (PhD, 2006). At USUHS he conducted post-traumatic stress disorder research. Wanting to move to a broader role in military medicine, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and later as Research Activities Chief for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). He oversaw a research network of more than 100 clinical researchers conducting dozens of studies at multiple DoD and VA hospital sites across the country. Click here to see Sean's LinkedIn Bio

Ruth Amos, JD - Co-Founder

Ruth Amos, RN, JD is a Co-Founder and Board Member of Blockchain in Healthcare Global IEEE/ISTO (BiHG), promoting development of an Advocacy roadmap to determine industry self-regulation opportunities while examining needs for specific legislative and regulatory reforms and/or clarifications. She is a Partner at Cogent Law Group leading the Healthcare practice as an accomplished Senior Executive, RN, Attorney, and Board Member with more than 20 years of success in healthcare, law and advisory consulting. Leveraging extensive experience with digital transformation, clinical workflows, healthcare policy law and change enablement, Ruth is a valuable asset for those seeking guidance on digital transformation, regulatory compliance and improvement of clinical business process and hospital operations. She is an international speaker on digital health in the US and Europe, with deep political and personal connections to the eGovernance developments in Estonia.
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Yauheni Solad, MD , MHS - Co-Founder

Dr Yauheni Solad is a Medical Director of Digital Health and Telemedicine at Yale New Haven Health. Dr Solad is a well recognized digital health leader, innovator and keynote speaker. With more than 15 years of software development experience, board certification in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics Dr. Solad provides a unique link between clinical and technical worlds. He is the Co-Founder of Blockchain in Healthcare Global ("BiHG"). As one of the leading proponent of Evidence Based Digital Health, Dr. Solad is an executive board member of NODE Health Consortium - a non-profit organization that strives to combine the rigor of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) with emerging healthcare technologies to help create evidence-based digital medicine. Dr Solad service as a technical / medical adviser to multiple startups and teaches at Yale. Click here to see Yauheni's LinkedIn Bio

Jason Goldwater - Co-Founder

Jason Goldwater has been working in the field of health information technology and quality improvement for almost twenty years, having first started out developing websites for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) to record abstracts for research they were funding in long-term care. Since that time, he has worked on the implementation guides for the HIPAA X12 837 and 277 standards for State Medicaid Agencies; developed Health Level Seven (HL7) specifications for immunization registries as as well as vaccine ordering and delivery; managed the development of applications to capture quality measures for hospitals, physician offices and nursing homes; assisted in the development of measures for Hospital Public Reporting and the Annual Payment Update (precursors to PQRS) for CMS; developed pilot EHRs for emergency preparedness; managed $50M projects for CDC and FDA; served as the Principal Investigator on a number of national research studies for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT; the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; the Commonwealth Fund and the California HealthCare Foundation. Click here to see Jason's LinkedIn Bio

Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi - Co-Founder

Combiz Richard Abdolrahimi is a national security lawyer, banking & financial services regulatory and policy expert, and until recently, he served as senior policy advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Combiz has more than 12 years of experience working with senior executives and world leaders on shaping the business, policy, legal, regulatory, and technology dimensions of blockchain/DLT, AI, crypto, tokenization, cybersecurity, smart city technologies, FinTech and RegTech, energy and utilities, banking, payments, digital identity, compliance and risk management, privacy and big data. He serves on numerous professional boards and is the Special Advisor to the Federal Identity Forum having served as Treasury’s first Representative and bringing a unified voice to key identity issues. Click here to see Combiz's LinkedIn Bio

Tina Penman, AuD - Co-Founder

Tina Penman works as an audiologist, regional research administrator, adjunct assistant professor, and outreach community director for CRYPTO 101 Media. She has been named Portland Business Journal's Health Care 5 Under 40 and Delta Zeta Sorority's 35 Under 35. Tina is an advocate for industries that overlap with audiology and all aspects of her life: Including: the realistic uses of blockchain technology, improved access to healthcare and higher education, promotion of cycling and group fitness, understanding of science communication (#scicomm), the power of social media, the need for parliamentary procedure, and the improvement of the Portland community. Tina continues to serve on non-profit and professional boards to influence policy, and seize professional and personal development opportunities to pursue projects that improve our quality of life. Click here to see Tina's LinkedIn Bio