Zia Rahman has over 25 years of leadership experience in Technology, Healthcare, Federal Government (DoD, FAA, VA), State & Local, and various other areas. Zia was the President and Partner of United Staffing Solutions, Inc. (USSI), a Staffing Company based in Torrance, CA. Under Zia’s leadership, USSI has grown its revenue by six-fold in under four years. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Emerald Healthcare Services for seven years and led the company’s revenue growth by almost three-fold.
Prior to that, Zia was CTO, CIO, VP of Technology of various companies. He has in-depth knowledge in the areas of Healthcare Technology, CRM/ATS, Document Management/Workflow, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Human Resources Systems, Compliance/Background Screening, Reverse Logistics, ISP, Telecom, Top Level Domains and Systems Integration.
Zia lives with his wife Yan and their beloved bichon frises: Marble and Frosty. He also has two children named Alexa and Brandon. Beyond his love for his family and friends, he is a passionate fan of Manchester United and LAFC soccer teams. Zia holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Maryland, College Park.
Larry Albert has been part of the senior leadership of three successful start-up companies each averaging double digit annual growth and reaching almost $200M before a M&A event. This has provided almost 30 years of experience developing and deploying Health Information Technology solutions at an incontrovertible record of entrepreneurial achievement.
His experience ranges from building, deploying and maintaining an electronic medical record system worldwide for the 9 million service members, and their families within the Department of Defense, to building the first secure Health Information exchange platform to be used by multiple federal agencies, and regional health information exchange organizations.
Larry has extensive background in both international and commercial health technology clients, with the largest concentration of his clients in the federal health arena, including DoD, VA, FDA, CDC and the Office of the National Coordinator. Larry has successfully empowered teams of exceptional technologists with a focus on problem intimacy and solution efficiency.
In his current role as an independent consultant, Larry is assisting clients in maturing their organizations, selecting the optimum approach / technology to both address their mission, and create market differentiation.
His current engagements range from using Block Chain for secure coordination of care, to leveraging machine learning / Artificial Intelligence for medical practice's optimization of Revenue Cycle Management, to productizing personalized medicine from a consumer perspective.
Novello lives at the intersection of healthcare and entrepreneurship. He works with an equal passion for direct patient care and the reduction of operational inefficiencies within the healthcare delivery system. Joe’s core belief is that healthcare systems and healthcare providers should have the 21st century tools that allow them be efficient and effective..
Mr. Novello have been working in and around hospitals for the past twenty plus years as a clinician, a clinical/operational leader and have overseen many special projects including product and service procurement, recruiting and hiring, and policy and program development. His background also includes consulting for some of the largest organizations in US around emergency response and workplace safety. With his BSN-RN, he remains passionate about the nursing profession and the future of the industry..
As an entrepreneur Joe has built two national companies centered around health, wellness, and healthcare technology; most recently, Joe built and grew NurseGrid, a nurse-focused technology that has grown to the number one nurse app in both app stores and has acquired more than one million nurse users..
Over the last eighteen years, Novello has built, launched, invested in, grown and advised startups and young organizations, and has sat on numerous corporate and non-profit boards of directors.
Mark J. Silverman
An active angel investor, Mark currently serves as an advisor to Wanderly and Westhaven Therapeutics. He is also an Entrepreneur in Residence at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
Previously, he was COO and EVP, International at ScrollMotion, Inc. Prior to that, he was an international development consultant handling assignment domestically and in the Middle East and Far East regions.
Earlier, he served as EVP Corporate Development at US Interactive and as COO of Digital Evolution which later merged with US Interactive. Prior to that, he was an executive in the packaging manufacturing industry where he led and sold a number of ventures.
Mark started his career as an Attorney Advisor to the Executive Director of the Federal Trade Commission. He is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University (BSBA, Management) and received his JD degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
In 2014, Governor Edmund Brown, Jr. appointed him to the California Board of Accountancy which regulates and licenses 104,000 CPA's in California. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer. He is a former Trustee of the John Thomas Dye School and a former Board Member of the I Have a Dream Foundation Los Angeles.
Tom Lingle has over 25 years of human capital management experience and served on the Executive Team for one of the leading Medical Staffing and Home Healthcare companies in the nation. Tom has been on the cutting edge of staffing service delivery, whether in creating joint ventures, incubating small businesses or developing complex workforce management strategies.
His pioneering drive has brought in over 200 million dollars to the companies he served. Tom has a simple philosophy of "treating a client, the way he would want to be treated". Tom began his career in the human capital sector in the early 90's, riding the wave of growth in Medical Staffing.
He possesses a diverse exposure in the Healthcare Staffing Industry ranging from Physician and Clinical engagement to Automation Technologies and Blockchain application. In Tom's last position as Vice President of Maxim Healthcare Services, one of the nation's largest privately held staffing companies in the nation, he was responsible for all Divisional Service Lines, a Nationwide Sales Force and Strategic Acquisitions.
Tom has served as both an operator in a staffing company and as a business owner. Tom is a Founding Partner at Oakmark Advisors, a Merger & Acquisition Advisory firm specializing in Medical Staffing. Tom is a routine a guest speaker at client trainings, trade shows, and industry conferences.
David Deane brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the Healthcare Staffing Industry. David was the Chief Operating Officer of United Staffing Solutions, Inc, an award winning healthcare staffing company based in Torrance, CA. Under David’s leadership, USSI has grown immensely and recently they were acquired under the leadership of Mr. Deane.
Prior to USSI, David has had a track record of focused execution in leading companies towards revenue growth. At Altegra Health, David expanding the revenue cycle solutions division by over 1000%, helping increase the companies valuation pre-acquisition.
David resides in South Redondo Beach with his wife, Kaycie a Psychologist and their two dogs, Jersey and Snoop. David is an avid lover of the outdoors and can be found on the weekends riding his bike, fishing or in the mountains skiing. David holds a bachelor of science in Marketing & Business Management from Rider University where he was also member of the Baseball team.
Ellen Kuhnert DNP, MBA, RN, CHFP is a proven Senior Healthcare Executive with vast experience in Hospital Operations and Strategic Workforce Planning, Management and Utilization. After many years, caring for patients at the bedside at prestigious facilities such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Kuhnert moved into leadership roles with in various healthcare organizations in California.
Her expertise includes serving as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Assistant CNO for Tenet Healthcare facilities, where she was responsible for overall nursing operations, including, labor productivity and staffing. Prior to that, Kuhnert was the Director of Pediatric/Neonatal and Burn Services at Western Medical Center, Santa Ana, where she led the units through successful licensing and regulatory certification surveys.
Ellen also led the Western region of the Workforce Management division for Broadlane/MedAssets, which provided comprehensive Workforce Management for over 100 acute care facilities including renowned academic institutions like UCSF Medical Center for 10 years. Following that Kuhnert served as a Vice President role for US Nursing/Fastaff, where she led the business development team, and was also Chief Clinical Officer for Rightsourcing. Kuhnert now serves as Chief Nursing Officer at Orange County Global Medical Center, in Southern California.
Ellen holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Executive Leadership from the University of San Francisco (USF). Ellen’s doctoral work focused on healthcare workforce stability and planning. Kuhnert is certified in executive healthcare finance from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).