Alternate Health Board of Directors

Alternate Health investor relations report on all aspects of the company's key businesses and strategies, and is responsible for managing and communicating information to the public pertaining to the company's operations, managerial organization, and financial standing.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Michael Murphy, MD, PhD
Chairman
 

Dr. Michael Murphy M.D. attended the University of Texas College of Pharmacy and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. After medical school, he completed an internship in internal medicine and then a residency in anesthesiology where he served as chief resident for the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital and the Bexar County Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. During his 30 plus years of private practice in pain medicine, he founded, operated and eventually sold multiple different health care related ventures. These include multiple ambulatory surgical centers, doing over 45,000 cases per year, 2 large surgical hospitals, an 80,000-square foot medical office campus, an imaging center, physical therapy center and a large medical laboratory. In addition to the medical ventures, he also helped found The Bank of San Antonio where he currently sits on the Board of Directors as well as a registered independent investment company. Dr. Murphy also spoke nationally for Medtronic Neurological and was their keynote speaker for their national sales conference. He has also taught physician practice management seminars across the country for many years. In addition, Dr. Murphy was the founder and Chairman of the Board of what is now one of the largest independent medical groups (anesthesiology) in the country.

Dr. Murphy has established himself as a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is also an active member of a group from all over the country that meets to discuss ways to give back to our communities and the world.


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Dr. Jamison Feramisco, MD, PhD

Dr. Jamison Feramisco, MD, PhD, is trained in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology and completed his PhD research thesis in the laboratory of Nobel Laureates Drs. Mike Brown and Joe Goldstein at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He has an extensive history of success in founding, funding, and growing numerous healthcare service and technology companies. Dr. Feramisco is the founder and President of Apri Health (formerly Transfuse Solutions), a next-generation healthcare data analytics and change management company based in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as Chief Medical Officer of both Third Eye Health, a technology-enabled medical services company, and Advanced Healthcare Solutions nursing home chain. His former positions include founder and President of Golden Healthcare of Temecula, California, a medical service corporation specializing in home health care designed with the patient's need for personal care and safety in mind; Chief Medical Officer of Scanadu, a cutting edge wearable device company with headquarters at NASA’s Moffitt Field, CA.; co-founder and chief medical officer/chief operating officer of Dermlink, one of the first consumer focused tele-dermatology software companies. He has served on the board of multiple healthcare and technology companies and is an active mentor at many of the Bay Area healthcare incubators. Clinically, Dr. Feramisco focuses primarily on three areas of medicine: 1) Hospitalist Medicine - general medical care of hospitalized patients including patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine; 2) Dermatology, the medical care of the skin and its diseases; and 3) Wound Care, the medical care in the prevention of wound complications and the promotion of wound healing. Dr. Feramisco has a successful track record as an entrepreneur and is a respected Angel Investor and consultant for venture capital and private equity.


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General
Wesley K. Clark, Ret.

Wesley K. Clark is a businessman, educator, writer and commentator. General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm; Chairman and Founder of Enverra, Inc. a licensed investment bank, Board Member of Growth Energy; Senior Fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations; Advisor at the Blackstone Group; Advisory Board member of SICPA, Trustee of International Crisis Group; Founding Chair of City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock; Chairman of Energy Security Partners, LLC; as well as numerous corporate boards including Amaya Gaming, BNK Petroleum, Leagold Mining, and Rentech. A best-selling author, General Clark has written four books and is a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and Director of the Atlantic Council.

He is active in energy, including oil and gas, biofuels, electric power and batteries, finance, and security. During his business career he has served as an advisory, consultant or board member of over ninety private and publicly traded companies.

Clark retired as a four star general after 38 years in the United States Army. He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes scholar. While serving in Vietnam, he commanded an infantry company in combat, where he was severely wounded and evacuated home on a stretcher. He later commanded at the battalion, brigade and division level, and served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5). He was the principal author of both the US National Military Strategy and Joint Vision 2010, prescribing US warfighting for full-spectrum dominance. He also participated with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in the Dayton Peace Process, and helped write and negotiate significant portions of the 1995 Dayton Peace Agreement. In his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe he led NATO forces to victory in Operation Allied Force, a 78-day air campaign, backed by ground invasion planning and a diplomatic process, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing.

His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver star, bronze star, purple heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France). He has also been awarded the Department of State Distinguished Service Award and numerous civilian honors for his civic contributions.


James E. Tykoliz
 
 

Building on his degrees in Finance & Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Tykoliz managed large accounts for pharmaceutical and packed goods companies for A.C. Nielsen Market Research before becoming an entrepreneur and building and managing dot.com operations. Mr. Tykoliz brings Alternate Health over 27 years of sales solutions and client oriented service experience in data driven, financial service environments.


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Adam Desmond

Adam Desmond began his career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the financial quadrant. He then went on to Raymond James and Associates where he helped develop a high yield fixed income department. This experience gave him the groundwork to found ASG Securities in 1998. There, his vision was to focus exclusively on small/mid-cap banks and thrift markets. In 2004, ASG Securities transformed into FIG Partners LLC. As Founder and one of the Managing Principals, Adam and his team added a research division to expand the business from a sales and trading platform into a full service investment banking firm. This implementation resulted in full research on over 120 banks. Under his leadership, as co-head of Investment Banking, Adam assembled a team of principals at raised more than $2.5 billion in equity since 2007 and completed more than 95 whole bank transactions throughout the United States. Through the trading platform Fig was a market maker in over 800 community banks and thrifts. As Fig’s reputation grew, Adam directed the strategy to create both Fixed Income and Corporate Development departments to implement cross selling to Fig’s client base. With its headquarters in Atlanta, FIG Partners expanded from one office and a hand full of employees, to offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New Jersey and Charlotte, employing over 60 people. Adam's expertise in the banking sector has brought him into contact with top executives from over 250 banks and thrifts, as well as building close relationships with the foremost institutional equity managers. He also served as a board member for Goldwater Bank in Scottsdale Arizona. Adam recently created Needle Rock Capital to leverage his past expertise in the financial industry and his relationships. In addition, he founded Needle Rock Farms, to explore alternative health solutions. Adam prides himself on being a member of the Elks Club. He enjoys supporting and servicing many charitable organizations. For example, Adam sponsored charitable organizations in India and Laos. Through St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen, he helped fund the building of a school in the Philippines. Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Political Science.


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James Griffiths

Mr. Jim Griffiths is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Addiction and Mental Health ("CAMH") in Toronto, Jim has a Masters in Business Administration, is a chartered accountant, and has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development/financing industries. He was the Vice President Finance of Genstar Property Corporation and the President of First City Development Corp. He was also President and director of RealFund, Canada's first public Real Estate Investment Trust and Krystal Bond Inc.

During his career, he has had responsibility for real estate asset acquisitions and sales of over $2 billion. In addition he is very experienced in financing real estate and has negotiated and placed real estate loans in an amount exceeding $2.5 billion. Jim was a past director of Pinetree Capital Inc., the Canadian Institute of Public Real Estate Companies and was the Founding Chairman of the Association of Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate. He is currently a director of Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Enssolutions Group Inc., and Champion Partners and is President of KLC Capital Investment Corporation, which provides financial advisory services.


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J. Bernard Rice

Mr. Rice is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in Information Technology. Mr. Rice has a wealth of enterprise business, experience and significant senior level relationships that are indispensable in developing many strategic partnerships. His Partner, General Wesley Clark and Mr. Rice are currently driving in a portfolio of companies with leadership capabilities in Cybersecurity, Green Energy, Medical technologies, Education and Real estate. Mr. Rice began his career with IBM in sales and held various sales leadership positions until 1983 when he entered IBM's finance fraternity. Mr. Rice's work in business case structure and portfolio analysis led him to a role as IBM's Finance Director for Application Software in 1985. He was promoted several times such that by 1989 he was appointed Director of Finance, Planning and Administration for IBM's Southern Area. In that role, Mr. Rice was responsible for the staff functions of a $3 billion business and he was instrumental in positioning IBM's Southeast Region as the leader in billable services.

Mr. Rice became Chief Financial Officer and General Partner for the IBM Venture Capital Group in 1993 and then Vice President of Business development for IBM's Consumer Division in 1998. There he managed projects like IBM's partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and Hallmark for the development of its breakthrough on-line research and learning platforms. Mr. Rice also served as Chief Executive Officer of Edmark Inc., the IBM subsidiary that developed innovative educational software for children. In 2000 Mr. Rice orchestrated the spin-off of IBM's education content assets into Riverdeep Inc and was instrumental in Riverdeep becoming the fastest growing educational software company in the nation. Today, Riverdeep has educational products in some 45,000 schools in over 20 countries.Mr. Rice holds a B.A. from St. Anselm College (Manchester, New Hampshire) and a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University. Mr. Rice also attended the IBM Presidents Program (a special Executive MBA program) at Harvard University.


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