Meet the Team
Board of Directors
Róisín’s background is in the creative media and applied communications industry. She has 20 years’ experience, encompassing a range of positions in Irish broadcasting, production, management and senior management and across a variety of genres in radio, tv, and digital for which she has collected multiple awards. Her main focus has been radio, drama, multi-platform education, and commissioning, significantly contributing to developing and supporting the burgeoning media industry in Northern Ireland. She has also held key assessment and mentoring roles and has delivered several aspirational, one-off and ongoing CPD training programs to the sector across the island.
Róisín began professional training in holistic healthcare in 2005 and also now works as a therapist and personal process facilitator, primarily integrating body-mind psychotherapeutic techniques with Somatic Experiencing. She has been inspired by her many local and international teachers from the complimentary, medical and mental health communities with whom she trained and is passionate about supporting a state of well-being amongst those who work as front-line professionals, caregivers, therapists, and managers, particularly those affected by post-traumatic stress. Róisín is also especially interested in the influence of trauma on individuals and their groups and how this can impact and shape a society collectively – psychologically, emotionally, physically, spiritually and economically.
Raymond is a currently a director of Mindwise, a Northern Ireland based mental health charity. Previously, he was a director of Odyssey Trust, a charitable organization responsible for caretaking the £105 million Millennium Project for Northern Ireland for 8 years, becoming Deputy Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee for final 4 years. He is also a volunteer for a number of other charitable organizations.
In his professional career, Raymond completed a BA in Accounting and Finance at DCU – 1980 to 1983 and then trained as a Certified Accountant with KPMG from 1983 to 1986. He worked in various accounting roles in London with a property development company in Central London and then with a Canadian Bank in the City of London.
He went on to join the family business, Tedcastles, trading principally today as Top Oil in Ireland, in various positions including CEO of Kelly Fuels for 7 years and then as Group Chief Executive of Tedcastles from 2001 to 2010. He currently acts as Deputy Chairman of Tedcastles and is based in Belfast.
Colleen is an IT professional with over 15 years experience in the health research and health services industry. She has been involved in designing software, providing database and reporting services for large multinational clinical trials and NZ health service organizations.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Auckland University specializing in mathematical modeling of engineering systems and operational research techniques.
Volunteering for HHP has enabled her to apply her skills as well as learn a lot of new things.
Shreya Rajani has graduated from the University of San Francisco with a master’s degree in Computer Science where she learned that applying human-centric principles is of utmost importance in today’s era of digitization.
As a designer with 3+ years of experience, she has worked with companies to solve business problems using design perspective.
At the Human Health Project, Shreya contributes as a UX Designer especially for community side of the product. She also works on mobile app design and the interaction.
Ray began his journey with Human Health Project in Jan 2016 as Manager, Program Management Office (PMO). He is in charge of creating and managing the process for projects, Dev Ops and keeping track of schedules and releases. He is the ‘eyes and ears’ for the overall process, and reports to CTO/COO.
Prior to joining HHP, Ray has spent 10 years in healthcare technology industries, with 5+ years as Project Manager who works in software development and product launches. He holds a Bachelor degree in Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has an active PMP certification.
Growing up in Chicago, Ray became a diehard Bears fan (to which he insists there is always hope), as well as anything from Illini. He currently resides in Orange County, California.
Tech – Development
Padmavathy currently volunteers as the Development Lead for HHP. She holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications and comes to us with 8 years of experience with Honeywell and IBM.
She has been involved in all phases of Full Life Cycle web development projects, including designing software and Database. In her free time, she enjoys travel and photography.
Tech – Data Analytics
Mary is a big fan of WebMD and the possibility of contributing to a similar project excites her. This is also an opportunity to work with a diverse team of professionals from across the globe. She sees this opportunity as a chance to build upon/improve her current skills and gain knowledge.
Her main responsibility in HHP is to create reports based on evidence-based grading and reports for all other internal needs. She has worked on different aspects of similar health projects in the past and hopes to learn and contribute similarly to this project.
Marketing – Content
Corey Tyler is an award-winning writer, editor, digital content creator and marketing communications professional who specializes in using social and digital media to create riveting brand experiences that drive engagement.
Having served in senior copy and content creation posts for more than ten years, his impressive client roster runs the gamut. From segment leaders like Samsung, General Motors, Warner Bros., Charles Schwab Bank and Nescafe, to rising contenders like Brita, Adidas, JBL and Royal Caribbean, his body of work showcases a remarkable fluency with brand voices in divergent product categories.
Originally from Boston, Corey is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, and an active member of the American Comparative Literature Association, the principle society for those whose work involves literature and culture.
Sino Bhi Kumar is the Director of Marketing and has 8 years of extensive skills and experience combining project management in Marketing programs and engineering activities. Adept at building effective teams and delivering projects on schedule.
She started her career at EY as a Business Analyst before transitioning to Tringapps where she worked for several years in Marketing and Project Management side of the business. Sino joined HHP in April 2017 and has expertise in Program Management, SDLC life cycle, budgeting, negotiating, Scheduling, post-implementation production support, quality assurance, system integration, disaster recovery planning, Stakeholder Management, life-cycle coordination and technical-writing within the US marketplace.
Sino received a Masters in Business Administration in Management with a Dual major in Marketing and International Business while attending M.G University. Recently Joined Harvard Extension School to specialize on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies.
Marketing – Business Development
Marketing – Social Media/Advertising
Jonathan has cross-functional expertise in media planning and buying across social, search, programmatic and digital video programs. Also led the analytics practice for major clients, primarily in market research, audience segmentation and creative / media analytics.
He has extensive advertising and communications experience with several automotive OEM accounts and has also managed digital marketing efforts for a top automotive publisher, supporting both marketing and traffic acquisition/monetization programs.
Marketing – Bloggers
Anastasia Howard is an accomplished communications professional. She has held executive positions within complex health delivery systems, served as an ad agency executive specializing in health care, and held positions as a health news reporter and editor. A Syracuse University alumna Anastasia covers online through traditional channels and advocates that communications are more than a form of art, but the stage for strategy.
In addition to her work in healthcare, Anastasia is a travel writer and editor of fiction and screenplays. She has counseled at the corporate level, and worked with industry leaders that include Johnson & Johnson Headquarters, Johnson Baby Products, Greenville Health System, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Examiner.com, the National Association of Health Services Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives, political campaigns and civic organizations. Along with leading award-winning campaigns, she has been interviewed for expertise in marketing and business and has presented at public relations, health care, and governor’s conferences.
Anastasia uniquely stylizes her work to embrace strategies and immerse readers in feel, flavor, and a fresh detail. Whether profiling corporations and services or capturing the essence of people and places, she honors the end recipient of each project and writes to meet them in that space of mindset and motivation. It is there that her passion for the written word offers both experience and engagement.
Anastasia is the mother of two adults, her son, Brandon, and her daughter, Melanie. A native New Yorker, she now lives in Los Angeles, California
HHP’s Advisory Board is a diverse group of people with extensive non-profit organizational and business experience. HHP’s management team and HHP’s Board of Directors consult the Advisory Board about the goals and objectives of HHP, especially with regard to operations and management.
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.
Lyndee Knox, PhD, MS
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.
Ryan has a bachelors degree in Marketing and brings a very unique and invaluable perspective to the Human Health Project with over 10 years of experience, focused on innovation in technology start-ups.
After founding two of his own successful business ventures, he went on to work for Uber for two years, leading one of the largest marketing campaigns within the company which accounts for much of the company’s success today. Ryan then made the transition into the healthcare industry, revolutionizing the market for NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transportation), as Head of Growth with Veyo. Quickly scaling one market to many, Ryan proved himself invaluable once again and discovered an underlying compassion for the healthcare industry that’s when he found HHP.
Based out of San Francisco, Ryan is currently spearheading the strategic battle combating increasing rent prices in the real estate market in his role in Strategy and Business Operations at HomeShare Inc.
HHP’s Program Council is a group of people with extensive and diverse health knowledge and experience. HHP’s management team and HHP’s Board of Directors consult the Program Council about the goals and objectives of HHP, especially with regards to HHP’s efforts to improve access, self-management, equity, and affordability of health care throughout the world.
Vera Brandes, MSc
Vera is Director of the Research Program for Music-Medicine at Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria. She is Vice President of IAMM (International Association for Music and Medicine), New York, USA, board member of I.M.A.R.A.A. (International Music and Arts Research Association Austria), international program director for the Mozart & Science Congress and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Fritz Albert Popp Institute.
Vera Brandes was one of the co-founders of the Science Network Man and Music at the University Mozarteum, Salzburg and vice- president of the nonprofit organization saludArt. Since 1995, she has been committed to the application of music in medical therapy and prevention. Since 1999 she organized advanced training for medical doctors and therapists in Neurodevelopmental Auditory Training. From 2001 to 2003, she lectured on culture & media at the University for Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria. She co- initiated and co-organized the congress “in:fusion – New Qualities in Healthcare” in 2004 before she assumed her current position at the Paracelsus Medical University. She is also CSO of SANOSON in Vienna, Austria and developed I-MAT© (Individualized Music-focussed Audio Therapies) for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders. She has published numerous articles, and presents at international conferences.
Before she began her career in science, Brandes was an award- winning music producer and record company owner. Between 1974 and 1999 she released more than 350 CDs featuring a broad spectrum of international artists and promoted a multitude of concerts, tours and festivals. 1n 1994, she received the award for the Most Creative and Innovative Company in Music and Media in Germany from the Ministry of Economics.
Recent book publications: “Music that works: Contributions of Biology, Neurophysiology, Psychology, Sociology, Medicine and Musicology”, English, Co-Editor: Roland Haas, Springer Vienna, New York, 2009), “Leben im Rhythmus” (“Life in Rhythm”), German, Co-Author Christian Salvesen, O.W. Barth Verlag, Munich, 2006.Springer Vienna, New York, 2009), “Leben im Rhythmus” (“Life in Rhythm”), German, Co-Author Christian Salvesen, O.W. Barth Verlag, Munich, 2006.
Noeleen Slattery Lee D.Ac. T.C.M.C.I.
Noeleen has been in health care all her working life, beginning with nursing which she did for thirty-three years. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a Chinese Medical Practitioner as well as a Bereavement Counsellor since 1974. Noeleen has also been a voluntary worker with the Bereavement Counselling Service for ten years. While working with Cairde, a support group for families affected by HIV and AIDS, she founded a project for children infected and affected by HIV and counseled children in hospice care and families with AIDS related syndromes. Noeleen was with Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland for more than fifteen years. In her capacity as a senior Board Member and later as President of this Organisation Noeleen monitored classes and she accompanied and co- ordinated groups of students attending the Nanjing University of TCM for clinical practice. Noeleen was with AFI until the organization dissolved in 2007. She has been the national representative for T.C.M on a Republic of Ireland Dept of Health working group whose aim is to bring T.C.M into statutory regulation and a founder member and board director of T.C.M.C.I., a registration body for Chinese Medical practitioners. Noeleen is also a founder member of ADVIC, a group advocating the rebalancing of the homicide justice system (see www.advic.ie) and through ADVIC is currently running a training course for accredited counselors to enhance their skills when dealing with people affected by Homicide.
Patrick Briggs, MD, FRCS, FRCSI, FRCS – Intercollegiate Board in Plastic Surgery
Dr. Briggs qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1977. He is now resident in Western Australia and has previously worked in London and at the University of Pittsburg USA. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Briggs has a special interest and experience in trauma having spent two years in war-ravaged Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War 1987- 1989. He is an accomplished teacher and is the author of numerous surgical publications. Dr. Briggs is Emeritus Examiner in Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Emeritus Tutor in Surgery at the University of Western Australia.
Natalie A. Nevins, D.O., MSHPE
Dr. Nevins is the Founder and CEO of AD+ World Health, a non-profit for humanitarian aid. She is the Director of Medical Education at Downey Regional Medical Center for the Family Medicine Residency Program, the Program Director for the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency Program and the Medical Director for the Amrit Davaa Wellness Center. She is board- certified in Family Practice, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She holds a Masters Degree in Health Professions Education and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Practice at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and Touro University California and Nevada.
Dr. Nevins served in the United States Air Force and is currently a Major in the Ready Reserve. While on active duty she served as the Chief of Field Response, Chairman for Infection Control, Clinical Director of Laboratory Services and Radiology Services for the 61st Medical Squadron. She lectures nationally on issues related to disaster preparedness, bioterrorism, chemical and radiological warfare, emerging infectious diseases, family medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine and health policy.
She was named Physician of the Year by the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California in March 2011, received a Service Commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in August 2010 and was given the Spirit of Service Award by the Human Services Association in September 2010.
Hyla Cass, M.D Dr.
Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, certified psychiatrist, and one of the USA’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine. She combines the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 25 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she appears regularly on radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, Natural Highs, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, and 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health.
Dr. Cass also maintains a busy schedule of speaking engagements around the country, with topics ranging from complementary medicine and psychiatry, longevity enhancement, women’s health (including natural hormone therapy), and weight management, to stress reduction, and natural treatments for addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression.
She consults to the supplement industry in formulating nutritional products and has formulated some unique formulas for enhancing mind, mood, and energy available on her website www.cassmd.com
Felix Nunez MD
Dr. Felix L. Nuñez is the acting Chief Medical Officer of the Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles, and former VP of Clinical Services for the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County. He is a board certified Family Physician with extensive clinical and administrative experience in both the private and public sector. Prior to joining the Community Clinic Association, he was the Medical Director of The South Central Family Health Center, an Assistant Medical Director with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, and an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Harbor-UCLA Family Medicine Residency Program. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in 1991, his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1995, and Master of Public Health degree from the UCLA School of Public Health in 2001. In 1998 he completed a residency in Family Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and in 2005 was a fellow in the Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Felix is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine for the Keck/USC School of Medicine, a member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and the Massachusetts Medical Society. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the UCLA School of Public Health-Health Services Alumni Association, and the Loyola Marymount Mexican American Alumni Association. He is the past Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Group of the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County and is Chairman of the Advocacy Committee of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved. Dr. Nuñez is a native of Los Angeles who was raised in El Sereno, a Latino community in Northeast Los Angeles.
Murray C. Clarke, D.Hom. L.Ac.
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Dr. Clarke is now a resident of California. He comes from a close family in which good health and respect for the needs of the children are highly regarded. Dr. Clarke was awarded a doctorate from the College of Homeopathy and is a diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, California, with post-graduate studies in clinical nutrition. After graduating with academic distinction, he served on the faculty of both Samra University and Emperor’s College teaching homeopathy. Since 1988, Dr. Clarke has been practicing in Santa Monica, California where he continues to specialize in pediatrics with an emphasis on homeopathy and nutrition. He developed the ChildLife product line as a natural outgrowth of his experience with and concern for the health and well-being of his many patients.
Andreas Otto Reiff MD
Andreas Otto Reiff, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine and Division Head of the Division of Rheumatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is also the director of the Pediatric Rheumatology Program at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California and a Visiting Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine.
Dr. Reiff received his medical degree from University Medical School in Freiburg, Germany. Following an internship in internal medicine and surgery at Kantonsspital Liestal in Switzerland, he returned to Freiburg and completed his residency at the University Children’s Hospital.
He completed a research fellowship in the Division of Rheumatology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles between 1993 and 1994, and a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology at University Children’s Hospital in Freiburg from 1994 -1996.
An avid researcher and investigator, Dr. Reiff’s primary research interests include the treatment, management, and genetics of pediatric autoimmune diseases; studying biologic immune modifiers, development of new immunosuppressive agents, and alternatives to stem cell transplantation. In addition to authoring and co-authoring numerous journal articles, abstracts, reviews, and book chapters, he has lectured on rheumatologic topics nationally and internationally. He is a clinical consultant for several pharmaceutical companies and serves on advisory boards for the Arthritis Foundation, Lupus International, and on the UCMG Business Development and Ambulatory Operations Committee at CHLA. He is a well known national and international speaker on biologic drug development and the treatment of chronic inflammatory eye diseases.
Dr. Reiff is board-certified in pediatrics by the European Community and the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the Southwestern Pediatric Society, the Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group, and the American College of Rheumatology. In addition, he is a founding member of the pediatric rheumatology research network (CARRA). He has received several honors, grants, and awards.
Tom Dawson MB.ChB., D.Phil (Oxon), B.Med.Sci., D.SportsMed
Dr. Tom Dawson is a registered, licensed sports medicine physician who has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector. He has degrees in Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics, Medicine and Biochemistry and multiple post graduate qualifications. Dr. Dawson is leading a DARPA (US Department of Defense) project that is advancing the use of electric field sensors for detection of human electrophysiological signatures. He is an Independent Scientific Advisor for the Defence Sciences Advisory Board (UK Government).
Dr. Dawson was the technical lead for human performance and medical innovation at QinetiQ Ltd and military medicine theme lead for the Haldane-Spearman Consortium (European consortium of academic and commercial research institutions) until early 2011 when he left to focus on Rescon. He held various positions, up to Program Director of the MSc in the Science and Medicine of Human Athletic Performance (07-9), from 2003 to 2009 in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at Oxford University. He continues to work with that department, and also the department of Chemistry, as a research visitor.
Dr. Dawson has published and presented internationally in human performance and genetics, molecular biology, sensors, medical informatics, visualization and the autonomic nervous system in relation to the cardiovascular system. He has ongoing professional collaborations with the University of Sussex, Duke University, Johns Hopkins APL, and the University of Leeds.
Additionally, Tom continues to stay fit and healthy having previously competed to an international standard in diverse sports ranging from multisport adventure racing to martial arts.
Christine McMaster, FRG, DCH (RCSI), DObs (RCPI), MSc ChPH (University of Warwick), MICGP, MFPH
Christine works as a doctor with the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. Besides being a Public Health Consultant in the NHS, she is also trained as a General Practitioner and Disability Analyst. Her professional interests include cardiovascular health and well-being, child public health and obesity, community development, health intelligence, academic public health and health improvement. Throughout her varied career, she has learned that the wisdom of how to live a good life lies within each of us, hence her commitment to working collaboratively with service users and providers alike.
Prior to coming to Northern Ireland in 2007, Christine worked in the Health Service Executive and the Programme of Action for Children in Ireland; throughout she has fostered engagement with those closest to where health and wellbeing are determined- the young, the vulnerable and marginalized. She has collaborated with the All Ireland Institute of Public Health and supports voluntary and community organizations, including the West Belfast Partnership. She collaborates with a range of academic institutions on the island of Ireland in the context of research and teaching.
Christine has two boys, Alexander aged 18 years and Lucas aged 15 years. She shares her time between Donegal in the North West of Ireland and Northern Ireland, maintaining an active interest in all things living and outdoors as well as visual and performing arts. Her hobbies include music of all kinds, horse riding, skiing, running, cycling, walking, yoga, reading, and gardening. She is a contributor to and shareholder in Country Markets Ireland Ltd. Born and formally educated in Germany, she has lived on the island of Ireland for over 20 years.
Anisha Bapna graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with bachelor degrees in biomedical and materials science engineering. At Carnegie Mellon, Anisha expanded her knowledge of biotechnology and became the principal researcher of her own cardiovascular medical device laboratory. Anisha is passionate about saving the world through device creation and advanced data analytics.
At IBM Watson, Anisha has helped many Fortune 500 companies solve business problems in the medical device and life sciences industries.
Anisha currently works at the premier medical device idea generator, Coridea, leading preclinical and engineering efforts for several medical devices.
At the Human Health Project, Anisha advises the medical analytics team and focuses on product strategy and the evidence-based grading of medical data.