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Medical Advisory Council
Board-certified E.R. Physicians | Pediatrics | Medical Ethics | Senior Home Care | Military Medical | Primary Care
Floyd Russak, MD
Floyd Russak, M.D., is CEO of Russak Personalized Medicine in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He is president of the Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert County Medical Society, serves on the Colorado Medical Society’s Board of Delegates, and served 12 years as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. During his prolific career, Dr. Russak was founder and owner of two medical practices, Somerville Family Health and East-West Health Centers, which have since been sold, and he worked as a double board-certified internist and holistic medicine specialist. He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Abbie Piette, Ed.D.
Abbie Piette, Ed.D., BSN, has 15-plus years of experience in the medical industry related to domestic and international healthcare organizations. She is vice president of operations at Jeremie Piette International. Piette provides consulting services on ethics cases to corporations, pediatric hospitals, and other healthcare providers. She earned doctorate degrees in educational leadership with an emphasis on medical ethics, a master’s degree in curriculum and instructional design, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.
Scott Pomeroy, BBA
Scott Pomeroy is the CEO and founder of Pinnacle Medical Partners LLC, a provider network that owns and operates primary care medical practices throughout Colorado. Previously, he served as CEO for Yellow Pages Group in New Zealand, a position appointed by various private equity firms and multi-national banks; CEO at Local Insight Media; and CFO at Dex Media. Pomeroy serves as Chairman of the Board for AVX Aircraft Company. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant now inactive.
Katherine Gottlieb, MBA, DPS, LHD
Katherine Gottlieb, former leader of Southcentral Foundation for 30 years, left to focus on consulting and mentoring through her own company. She is a Visiting Scientist at Harvard Medical School, serves on the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents, and has won several awards, including the Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award and the Indian Health Service National Director Award. Gottlieb's leadership made Southcentral Foundation a national healthcare leader, winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice. She's also a MacArthur Genius and involved in Alaska Native and American Indian policy issues.
Anthony Black, BS
Anthony Black is the co-founder of three healthcare companies. In 2019, he co-founded Health Grade Analytics, LLC, a preventative wellness screening program servicing family practice clinics across Texas. This led to the acquisition of Family Medicine Austin, where the focus of both companies is leveraging AI-powered processes to serve patients and providers. In 2017, Black founded Advanced Medical Trials, LLC, which operates a diverse portfolio of clinical research trials in multiple locations. In 2015, Black co-founded a lab and pharmacy services company.
William B. Rideout, BS, MBA
Will Rideout has nearly 30 years in the healthcare technology industry, with most recently 11 years at Phreesia, Inc., and nine years at Allscripts. While at Phreesia, he launched the company’s initial sales development and patient access organizations and started the sales operations team. Rideout served on the due diligence team, supporting the growth rounds' fundraising activity and two acquisitions. He built diversified, durable revenue streams at Phreesia's original life sciences advertising business.
Shamsideen Musa, MD, MS
Dr. Shamsideen Musa is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician at Algone Anchorage Interventional Pain Clinic. He specializes in treating chronic pain and offers advanced approaches to pain management. Dr. Musa received his education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a fellowship in pain medicine at UT Health Center in San Antonio. Outside of work, Dr. Musa enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring Alaska's beauty with his wife, and he is also a certified Spanish medical interpreter.
Mark Koppel, MD, BS, JD
Mark Koppel, M.D., BS, J.D., is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the business of medicine and healthcare. He brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in areas such as business development, product development, sales and marketing, value proposition creation, and translation of clinical needs into commercially viable products. With an abundance of international experience, Dr. Koppel has a strong understanding of various markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Rick has a diverse background spanning over 30 years in the medical field. With a strong foundation in healthcare, coupled with 11 years of active duty military service, he brings a unique blend of expertise and dedication to every endeavor. Rick has held various roles throughout his career, showcasing his versatility and adaptability. He began his career as a surgical first assistant and advanced into medical sales, project management, imaging services management, operations management, and marketing. He has established a remarkable track record of success and expertise in various healthcare domains, leaving a lasting impact on the organizations he has served. Rick has been recognized throughout his career for his professionalism, integrity, and dedication to delivering exceptional results.
Allen L. Gee MD, PhD, FAAN
Allen L. Gee MD, PhD, FAAN is an international leader of personalized, precision NeuroHealth with 22 years of experience as a board-certified neurologist in a private practice in Wyoming. He received the Athenahealth Vision Award in 2014 and was instrumental in creating the NeuroHealth and Integrated Neurology section of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Gee advocates for implementing technology to bridge the geographic barriers to healthcare and has been a Health Information Technology consultant for over 15 years. He is a Jackson Hole Technology Partners board member. He is the Founder and the principal investigator for Wyoming Health Innovation Living Laboratory, a proof-of-concept ecosystem partnering with innovative technologies and changing the face of healthcare
Russell Libby, M.D.
Bruce Lytle, M.D.
Bruce Lytle, M.D., is a world-renowned cardiac surgeon with a clinical career dedicated to adult cardiothoracic surgery, making significant contributions in the areas of coronary bypass surgery, valve repair and replacement, cerebral protection, aortic surgery, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, radiation-induced heart disease, and re-operative cardiac surgery. Dr Lytle is the chairman of Cardiovascular Strategic Development and Planning for Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery at Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital - Plano. He graduated with honors from Stanford University and Harvard University Medical School. His general surgery and thoracic surgery training occurred at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Russell Libby, M.D.
Dr. Russell Libby, founder and president of the Virginia Pediatric Group, Fairfax, Virginia. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics University of Virginia School of Medicine and The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a board member of the Physicians Foundation. His areas of expertise and professional involvement include physician well-being, telemedicine, health policy development and advocacy, pediatric home care, and participation in organized medicine, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, and Medical Society of Virginia.
Bruce Lytle, M.D.
Sign Language Projects Advisory Council Team
Leaders in the Deaf Community | Linguistics | Ethics | Sign Language Annotation | Sign Language Technology | Anthropologists
Manny Johnson is a private business consultant to a number of companies and organizations. He has an extensive history of working with accessible technology companies that enhance the experiences of individuals who are Deaf. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a focus in marketing from the California State University, Northridge. With AI technology advancements accelerating at an exponential rate, he is excited to find solutions to narrow the communication gap between sign language and spoken language users.
Julie Hochgesang, Ph.D.
Julie Hochgesang, Ph.D., is an associate professor of linguistics at Gallaudet University. She is a Deaf linguist who works on documentation of signed languages and ethics of working with signed language communities, making linguistics accessible to them. Hochgesang has contributed to ongoing efforts to create accessible collections for the ASL communities, such as Sign Language Annotation and the Archiving and Sharing project. This led to the creation of ASL Signbank, a publicly accessible website of signs linked to ID glosses to be used for annotation of ASL video datasets.
Russell S. Rosen, Ph.D.
Russell S. Rosen, Ph.D., is the coordinator of the Program in American Sign Language and Program in Disability Studies at the City University of New York College of Staten Island. Rosen’s publications and research interests are in the anthropology and history of Deaf people and their community and culture, and applied linguistics of ASL. He has served on the editorial board of several academic journals and as the president of boards of several schools for the Deaf. Rosen earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a doctorate degree in education from Columbia University.
Melissa Malzkuhn, MFA
Melissa Malzkuhn, M.F.A., is the founder and director of Motion Light Lab, leading their creative research and development at Gallaudet University. Motion Light Lab is part of the Gallaudet-National Science Foundation Science of Learning Center on Visual Language Visual Learning Center (VL2). She is a co-founder of: CREST Network (Cultivating Research & Equity in Sign-related Technology), which focuses on the equity and inclusion of Deaf people in the development of sign language technology; the ASL app to teach conversational American Sign Language; and the “Hu: To sign is human” campaign to raise awareness of early sign language acquisition for young deaf children.