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Board of Advisors

Thesus Health is privileged to have a distinguished Board of Advisors whose collective expertise and extensive industry knowledge propels our company forward. This group of seasoned professionals from various healthcare sectors brings a wealth of experience that spans executive leadership, financial management, strategic partnerships, and operational excellence.

Dr. Richard Azizkhan
Richard Azizkhan, MD

Dr. Azizkhan, MD was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital and Medical Center Omaha. Prior, he was the Surgeon-in-Chief and Professor of Surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Steven C. Bjelich
Steven C. Bjelich

Mr. Bjelich was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Francis Healthcare System. Prior, Mr. Bjelich was the Executive Director of Wyoming Valley Healthcare System.

Melissa Bojorquez

Ms. Bojorquez currently runs her own consulting agency. She has deep experience leading teams in managed care/health plan administration and case management, overseeing program and product development, and running case management teams throughout Hawaii's provider and payer ecosystem.

Bob Creamer

Mr. Creamer, self-employed advisor, was the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care. Prior, he served as Senior Vice President of Gentiva Health.

Kathy Ebbert
Kathy Ebbert

Ms. Ebbert was the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Clearwater Compliance LLC. Prior, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Achieve CCA, Inc

Brian Foster

Mr. Foster is a long-time health system executive, including three decades running the Illinois Hospital Association. He also was the owner and CEO of a FirstLight HomeCare in Naperville, Illinois and surrounding areas.

Keith Gallagher, FACHE

Mr. Gallagher is a Retired Army Brigadier General and former CEO of hospitals and group practices throughout the US and Europe, including a stint running the Europe Regional Medical Command in Heidelberg, Germany.

Peter McGrath

Mr. McGrath is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Coriendo, LLC, a Business Processes Management (BPM) technology solutions and consulting firm that solves problems for healthcare, financial, and government sector businesses. Previously, he was CEO of an Internet-based software company that provided document repository, business process, and collaboration services.

Tom Menighan
Tom Menighan

Dr. Menighan, CEO Emeritus of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and founding partner at Catizone, Luce & Menighan, LLC, is a prominent figure in the pharmacy profession and pharmacy technology industry, known for entrepreneurial ventures and impactful board roles, including with United States Pharmacopeia (USP), West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute and and a founder in PursueCare.

Larry Merlis

Mr. Merlis, freelance advisor, was the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Ventures and Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Prior, he was the Chief Operations Officer ofJefferson Health.

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Paul Meyer

Paul Meyer runs a boutique consulting firm for providers, payers, and self-insured clients specializing in value-based health care strategies and payer relations . Previously, he was the CEO of The South Bend Clinic, LLP & Michiana ACO and through his career held several other executive positions in both acute care and physician organizations in publicly traded as well as tax exempt settings.

Samuel Odle
Samuel Odle

Mr. Odle is currently the Senior Policy Advisor at Bose Public Affairs Group. He was the former Chief Operating Officer at Indiana University Health and the VP of Operations at Methodist Hospital of Indiana.

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Alan Plotkin

Mr. Plotkin has both financial and merger integration experience with history in Urology practices and eventually a major regional health system that acquired physician practices. He has been a Controller, CFO, and CEO. He was also a Vice President of Operations after merging practices with a very large medical organization.

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Bob Stevens

Mr. Stevens was the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Ridgeview Medical Center. Prior, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Allina Health at New Ulm Medical Center.

Sarah Tressel

Ms. Tressel is an independent consultant in the health care and services segment. She has provided expertise to start ups as well as a top 5 global consulting firm. She was previously Vice President of Market Strategy and Intelligence at UHC.

Lynn Welling, MD
Lynn Welling, MD, FACEP

Dr. Welling, MD, FACEP, is a Senior Advisor at THEO Executive Group, LLC. Previously he held positions as Regional Chief Clinical Officer at Swedish Health, Chief Medical Officer at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Commanding Officer Naval Hospital Jacksonville, and Commanding Officer Naval Medical Expeditionary Facility Kuwait.

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Michael White

Mr. White, as VP Operations & Business Development for Vizient Southern States, served as the executive liaison for member health systems in GA. Previously, Mr. White served as VP Managed Care at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta; led SunHealth's GA/AL network alliance of hospitals; and served as CEO of Cannon Memorial Hospital in SC.

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