Director, BOD Chairman, Member of the Audit, Compensation, and Governance Committee
Mr. Abouchar joined the Board in March 2016 and became the Company’s Active Chairman in May 2016. Since 2014 Mr. Abouchar has served as an independent consultant to emerging growth companies and institutional investment firms. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Abouchar was a consultant to GRT Capital Partners, LLC, and the portfolio manager of the GRT Technology L.P. hedge fund and the GRT Tech Market Neutral fund. Prior to GRT Capital Partners, Mr. Abouchar was a Senior Analyst for six years at Pacific Edge Investment Management, a hedge fund focused on technology investments based in Palo Alto, California. During 2013 Mr. Abouchar served on the Board of directors of SED International and was a member of the audit committee. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Abouchar was an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of InFocus Corporation, (INFS) formerly a NASDAQ listed company and a manufacturer and distributer of digital projectors and LCD flat panel displays, based in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Abouchar earned a B.S. degree in Economics from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Abouchar’s experience in capital markets, institutional investing, and corporate governance brings financial and management strength to the Board. Based on his experience and background, the Board has concluded that Mr. Abouchar is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company.
Director, Member of the Audit, Compensation, and Governance Committee
Ms. Krandel is the CFO of PeerStream, Inc. (OTCQB: PEER), a leading provider of video chat and online dating services. Ms. Krandel had been a member of the Company’s Board of directors since October 7, 2016.
Prior to joining PeerStream in November 2016, Ms. Krandel, served as a portfolio manager at the Juniper Investment Company, a small-cap hedge fund. She brings has more than 20 years of capital markets experience, principally as an equity analyst and portfolio manager focusing on small-cap stocks, with a strong concentration in healthcare and technology. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with corporate management teams to help them develop strategic business plans, explore M&A and joint venture opportunities, raise capital and enhance their investor relations efforts. Prior to taking the role as CFO, Ms. Krandel served on the Board of Directors for PeerStream, Inc.
Ms. Krandel received her B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Ms. Krandel’s experience in capital markets, particularly in the healthcare and technology sectors, brings financial and industry strength to the Board. Based on her experience and background, the Board has concluded that Ms. Krandel is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company.
Director, Member of the Compensation and Governance Committees
Ms. Meadows joined the Board in April, 2017. Since 2010, Ms. Meadows has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Cook Children’s Health Care System in Fort Worth, Texas. She leads teams covering areas such as infrastructure, applications, telecommunications, and program management.
Prior to joining Cook Children’s, her career included serving in roles as a registered nurse in a Cardiac Transplant Unit; healthcare consulting, project management, and leadership positions at a web development company and a large electronic medical record company. Ms. Meadows also served as a Regional Director for Ascension Health Information Services where she not only led software implementations but was instrumental in the development of Communities of Excellence.
Ms. Meadows currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity Task Force which is charged with creating recommendations in improving cybersecurity posture in the healthcare industry. Ms. Meadows currently serves on the NetApp Healthcare CXO Advisory Board and is a member of the McKesson Innovation Leadership Council. She served as chair for the North Texas Healthcare Information and Quality Collaborative (NTHIQC). Ms. Meadows has published several articles and her organization was the first to participate in the CHIME case study publications on their successful implementation of bar-coded medication verification.
Ms. Meadows has a master’s degree in healthcare informatics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active member of the Children’s Hospital Association CIO Council; is a Fellow in the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS); is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and is an active member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME). Ms. Meadows is a graduate of CIO Bootcamp and is a credentialed by CHIME as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO).
Ms. Meadows brings years of experience in Healthcare IT. Based on her experience and background, the Board has concluded that Ms. Meadows is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company.
Mac McMillan is Chief Executive Officer Emeritus and is considered a thought leader in security, privacy, and compliance issues in healthcare from his 40-year career as a healthcare and government expert. After successfully founding and leading CynergisTek to become the top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry, he retired in August of 2019. He is recognized as a HIMSS Fellow, former Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Steering committee, Work Group and Policy Task Force. He served on the CHIME Board of Advisors for AEHIS, the Most Wired Advisory Board, contributed to Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Model for the Baldridge award, and advised KLAS on defining its cybersecurity criteria. He has been an advisor, advocate, and role model to the HIT security community by sharing his passion to educate the industry on the importance of security since his retirement from the federal government in 2000.
Mr. McMillan holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas A&M University. Mr. McMillan is a retired Lt. Colonel with the USMC. He is a graduate of the Senior Officials in National Security program at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 1993/4 Excellence in Government Fellow.
Mr. McMillan brings many years of entrepreneurial experience in Cybersecurity consulting. Based on his experience and background, the Board has concluded that Mr. McMillan is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company.
Director, Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees
Mr. Roberson, has more than 30 years of financial management experience. He brings an extensive background in executive leadership, operations, corporate finance, SEC reporting, public company administration, and mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Roberson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ballantyne Strong, Inc (NSYE American BTN), a public company focused on managed services for the cinema and digital signage markets. He has previously served as the COO of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BURG) and the CEO and CFO of PokerTek, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEK). He also served in financial management positions with large public and private-equity backed companies and was an audit manager with a big four accounting firm. Mr. Roberson holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Accounting, and also earned an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Mr. Roberson brings many years of financial experience in the public sector. Based on his experience and background, the Board has concluded that Mr. Roberson is qualified to serve as a Director of the Company.