MEET THE TEAM
For 25 years, Ann has been an innovator in the social sector and has focused on leveraging organizations and leaders to bring solutions to scale and to create social impact in communities around the world. She is a Senior Consultant at Social Sector Partners, and prior to this was the Executive Director of the Taproot Foundation in Los Angeles, the Executive Director of LA Works, and the National Media Director for Amnesty International USA. She has also worked as a consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation in their Communications for Social Change Initiative, to HandsOn Network in their corporate engagement program, and to the government in South Africa, where she provided strategic communications support for presidential visits to the U.S, including the Farewell State Visit of President Nelson Mandela. Originally from South Africa, Ann is Chair of the Board of Directors for Amnesty International USA (AIUSA).
Anthony McCann is an international keynote speaker, researcher, lecturer, coach, and trainer. A specialist in culture change, leadership, and ethics, he was recently nominated for the position of Visiting Professor in Culture Change and Leadership by the England Centre for Practice Development at Canterbury Christ Church University. A recipient of a Fulbright Award, Anthony has held the positions of Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington DC and Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education.
Anthony currently holds the positions of Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Associate with the Center for Emergent Diplomacy in Santa Fe, Associate with the Center for Inter-Cultural Practice in San Francisco, part-time lecturer in Peacebuilding for Loughborough University’s program in International Diplomacy, and Certified Coach with LITS Global corporate responsibility training. Anthony has held positions at the University of California, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Ulster, and Queens University, Belfast.
Ken has been an independent medical administrator working statewide in Ohio since 1989. His experience includes building and managing practices from virtually every medical specialty, as well as consulting work with labs, hospitals, and surgery centers. His work with these entities includes; physician recruitment and retention, evaluation of carrier contracts, development of internal operations, finance, establishment of quality assurance and utilization review programs, medical compliance issues, marketing, and complete data analysis and tracking.
Ken conducted the Ohio Psychological Association’s state wide “Prompt Payment” study, to evaluate the claims payment practices of Ohio insurance carriers. This involved tracking claims data originating from group practices located in throughout the state. He was solely responsible for database design, data capture, and implementation of project. The results were presented to the Ohio State insurance commission and Ohio general assembly. Following this study, in 2001 the laws for prompt payment of claims were strengthened by the Ohio state legislature. He has taught classes on practice management, administration, and Internet security at professional organization’s annual state conferences.
Ken is President of Subscription Billing Inc., a company that provides web based billing and medical records access. He is a Certified consultant with Allscripts, which is one of the top electronic medical records providers in the country, and he is currently negotiating to open immediate medical care clinics in a retail environment.
Following a career in international business development for blue-chip corporates, Sheila gained a British Wheel of Yoga teaching Diploma in 1989. Since that time she has focused on mentoring businesses and teams alongside teaching health and well-being. Her holistic approach underpins all aspects of the work. Recent projects include business support for www.skoogmusic.com (a new musical instrument for disabled kids), work with Autism Speaks internationally and a review of leadership training for UK Manufacturing. Sheila is an Independent Consultant with Arbonne, a botanically-based prestige range of skin and health products formulated for well-being. Currently, she is one of a team of mentors for the youth charity site www.endz2endz.com in Brixton, London.
Dr. Knox is founding director and CEO of LA Net, a primary care practice-based research network located in Los Angles and focused on the elimination of health disparities in Los Angeles. She is also an associate professor of Social Work and a clinical scholar of Family Medicine at the University of Southern California. Trained as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Knox is an expert in participatory research methods, peer-based interventions, and quality improvement in primary care. In 2010, she led the National Consensus Panel on Practice Facilitation/Coaching for the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. Currently, she is leading AHRQ’s National Working Group on Practice Facilitation and PCMH transformation, and a trial of practice facilitation to support Care Model implementation and PCMH transformation in 18 safety-net practices in Los Angeles County.
In addition, Dr. Knox co-directs the Southern California Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention and is leading a study in collaboration with the American Academy of Family Physician’s National Research Network on the impact of peer-mentoring on self-management behaviors and outcomes in senior populations with diabetes. She is the developer of the community-health-worker-delivered Madres a Madres intervention to address mental health needs in low-income immigrant families from Latin America, and has served as a consultant to the government of Trinidad and Tobago on implementing Madres a Madres and related interventions nationwide as part of a comprehensive violence prevention strategy in a multi-nation initiative funded by the InterAmerican Development Bank.
Dr. Knox is a Senior Research Associate of the National Research Network, serves on the steering committee for the Federation of Practice-Based Research Networks Steering Committee and the National PBRN Resource Center Advisory Group, and is a Director for the National Health Foundation (NHF). She has served as consultant to or collaborated with organizations including the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization and is the author of three books on youth violence.
Vic is a passionate marketer. With a degree in chemistry, a Master in Medical Journalism and an MBA in e-Business, Vic brings an analytical approach to digital marketing coupled with a strategic vision on “where to play”. With 24 years of CPG industry experience and 26 patents with Procter & Gamble assignments in Europe and the US, Vic has led global Hair Care brands digital strategies and pioneered eCommerce at P&G on Beauty and Grooming categories. Vic has managed SEO/SEM multi-brands efforts and is a well-established digital marketer and search marketing expert.
Vic is currently the CMO of Modere, a 30-year strong social e-tailer of clean label, safe and natural products with a direct salesforce, where he leads global marketing, sales strategy and product development for 300+ brands, over 22 countries.
Vic is a Board-certified holistic practitioner and believes in the integration of traditional and alternative medicine fields, unleashing the ability to leverage safer natural remedies to healing, more accessible to more people.
Alan Jackson has joined Human Health Project in September 2017, in the role of Chief Information Officer.
Alan’s thirty-year career includes executive management, consulting and technical positions leading the design, development, and implementation of high-performance technology solutions to meet the strategic and challenging commercial needs within the healthcare & bio-pharma sectors. Prior roles include CIO at Bioscrip, a national provider of infusion therapy, CIO / CSO at both Byram Healthcare, Inc., a provider of medical and pharmacy products and Curative Health Services, that operated outpatient chronic wound care clinics, as well as, specialty pharmacy services.
Alan’s areas of focus and expertise include; Agile project life-cycle development, vendor relationships & contracting, M & A due diligence & Integration, Audit & Compliance, Data / Cyber Security (HIPAA, SOX, HEDIS, PCI), and Disaster Recovery Strategies.
Robert Buys is a senior-level IT management professional with over 20 years of experience. Well-versed in multiple industries in both private and government arenas including retail, telecommunications, consulting services, state government agencies, financial services, and insurance. Robert has in-depth knowledge of PMO initiation and management, database technologies, ERP implementation, SOX compliance, HIPAA compliance, Smart Grid utilities, CRM strategy development, software applications, and hardware platforms.
He is a dynamic leader with experience in enterprise-wide strategic management, forecasting and managing budgets, client and vendor relationship building and management, and team leadership and mentoring. Proven success in delivering solutions on target, on time, and on a budget.