Alternate Health Officers

Alternate Health Officers 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 Officers

Dr. Michael Murphy, MD

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.

Howard Mann
Howard W. Mann
Chief Executive Officer

A prolific entrepreneur, Howard Mann is the founder of Alternate Health and the Co-Founder of DC Netcast Media Group Inc. Making a name for himself in online business and technology, Howard has developed numerous annuity-based membership platforms, social networks, television and video production, animation and merchandising, branding and direct marketing projects.

Howard is a keen investor and developer of entertainment and media assets, having launched innovative projects ranging from social media and gaming to developing, licensing and syndicating various pay-per-view programs and DVD, magazine and related multi-media properties.

As a pioneer in the online gambling industry, Howard operated, managed and divested an early stage software and licensing firm that grew to a tremendous success internationally. Howard is the former Director of New Business Development for World Gaming PLC, and the former Director of Product Development and Marketing for PlayStar PLC. Howard has also made numerous appearances as a commenter and correspondent on a variety of news media programs.

Howard attended Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario Canada with a Diploma in "Computers".

George Mull
George Mull

George Mull is a California attorney with substantial experience in advising clients in a wide variety of areas, including First Amendment and constitutional issues, cannabis law and governance, and complex business-litigation. George is also an expert in legally growing, packaging and distributing CBD and THC related products and is one of the leading voices in California and national cannabis law and policy. George has more than 25 years of experience in cannabis law and drug policy and was founder and president of the California Cannabis Association. Over his long career as a cannabis business lawyer and advisor, he has developed close relationships with leading cannabis growers and manufacturers throughout the state, including strong ties to those in the Humboldt County region. He began his career as an associate at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn Crutcher, LLP. George holds a B.A. from Loyola Marymount University and a J.D. and L.L.M. from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, California.

Chris Boling
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Boling has over 20 years of experience working in roles of senior financial leadership for global publicly traded firms such as Textron and Pirelli S.p.A. where he held the positions Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, Director of Accounting, and Business Unit Controller.

Mr. Boling joined Alternate Health in September 2017 as the Vice President of Finance where he worked to consolidate financial operations in San Antonio Texas. On 25 January 2018, Mr. Boling was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer.

Prior to joining Alternate Health, Mr. Boling spent the last 5 years working at the CFO level for high-growth technology companies in the additive manufacturing and solar energy industries. In these roles, he was responsible for establishing U.S. operations, managing a $250M credit facility, and preparing a public debt offering.

Mr. Boling holds a B.B.A in Accounting and has a Master’s of Business Administration. Mr. Boling is also a graduate of Pirelli’s senior leadership program at the University of Bocconi and holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Georgia. In addition, he holds several professional certifications in IFRS, Six-Sigma, and project management.

Mr. Boling currently lives in Round Rock Texas with his wife and three children

Marcelin O’Neill
Chief Compliance Officer

Ms. O’Neill, currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Alternate Health Corp., also served as a Director of Alternate Health from October 2014 to February 2017. She is also currently a Director and CCO of Orion Nutraceuticals Inc.. Ms. O’Neill served as a Director of Cervantes Capital Corp. from October 2014 to October 2015, and as Director and CEO from January 2017 to February 2018. Ms. O’Neill functioned as a Director of Jagercor Energy Corp. from December 2011 to May 2014, and as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Jagercor, from July 2013 to May 2014. She served as a director of Brandenburg Energy Corp. from February 2008 to February 2013, and as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary from August 2010 to February 2013. Ms. O’Neill served as the Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Mandalay Resources Corporation from April 2009 to March 2010, and from April 2007 until May 2008, she served as a director of Mandalay. Since 1994 Ms. O’Neill has worked with such companies as Augusta Resource Corporation, Westcoast Energy Inc., and the Lundin Group. In 1987, Ms. O’Neill graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she studied Business Management, and has successfully completed the CSC and the CPH, both with honors. Ms. O’Neill is the managing director of Accrete Consulting Inc., a company which provides corporate governance and management services to publicly traded and private companies. With over 25 years of experience in public company management, Ms. O’Neill brings a varied scope of knowledge to the companies with which she works.

Howard Mann
Stephen Bugbee
Senior Vice President of Technology

Stephen Bugbee is a technology consultant who specializes in sales, marketing, business development, management and operations in the technology sector. His proven track record in taking companies to profitability is second to none. Stephen initially worked with many large brands in the entertainment space at the inception of the Internet assisting companies like Carsey Werner, King World and the Coca Cola Company to embrace early rich media technologies. This was followed by helping Digital Island acquire Softaware, Sandpiper Networks and Exodus prior to preparing the company for the Cable and Wireless acquisition. For the past 15+ years Stephen has helped many companies reach heightened profitability by utilizing his experience and skill-set to Director manage and drive revenue.

Jay Briggs
Senior Vice President
of Operations

Jay Briggs has over 10 years of experience as a business leader, entrepreneur and investor. Before accepting his position at Alternate Health, Jay led matrixed teams of software and product developers for USAA, a Fortune 500 company, and built a reputation as an innovator and collaborator. Jay also spent several years working in the financial services industry as a Certified Financial Planner and registered investment adviser. Jay studied business in college at the undergraduate and graduate levels; he most recently received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jay will use his experience and business acumen to establish Alternate Health as a world-class organization, and he is dedicated to the company’s mission of bringing revolutionary management solutions to the medical cannabis industry.

Bob Chidgey
Vice President
of Finance

Bio coming soon.