Dr. Wang founded InTouch Health in 2003 and served as Chairman & CEO until 2016 when he assumed the position of Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer. InTouch Health is a pioneering and market-leading telehealth company that offers a platform to health systems that enables the virtualization of care delivery. InTouch has received numerous awards, including Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 Award and Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 award as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Previous to InTouch, Dr. Wang founded Computer Motion in 1990, the company which pioneered surgical robotics. He was the principal architect and inventor of the voice-controlled robotic arm called AESOP, the first FDA-cleared surgical robot, as well as the ZEUS robotic surgical system, which performed the world’s first transatlantic surgery. Computer Motion IPO’d in 1997 and merged with Intuitive Surgical (NASD: ISRG) in 2003 for one-third of the resulting company. Dr. Wang is the author to more than 50 technical publications and inventor on roughly 200 patents. He has received multiple awards including the University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Entrepreneur of the Year award as well as an Ernest & Young Finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year. Dr. Wang served on the board of directors of Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA from 2008 to 2015, and served on the board of the American Telemedicine Association from 2010 to 2016, including as President from 2014 to 2015. Dr. Wang serves on the board of directors of Novaerus, a venture-funded company that uses high plasma energy to clear air, since 2015. Dr. Wang is Chairman of World Telehealth Initiative, which uses telehealth to bring sustained healthcare to impoverished areas. He has also served for many years on the Advisory boards of both the Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Mechanical Engineering Departments of UCSB. Dr. Wang was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011, and served on the NAE Peer Committee from 2012 through 2015. He was appointed as a Council Member on the California Council on Science and Technology from 2017 to 2020. In 2017 he received the IEEE Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology. Dr. Wang earned his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCSB in 1988. He is a frequent speaker at noteworthy events and conferences, and has been interviewed on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and others.
Joseph M. DeVivo, Chief Executive Officer of InTouch Health, brings a proven track record of 30 years of extensive business leadership and 25 years of medical device experience, ranging from small startups to large corporations. Prior to joining InTouch Health, Joseph served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director at Angiodynamics (NASDAQ: ANGO) from September 2011 through the summer of 2016. Joseph also held positions as Global President of Smith & Nephew Orthopedics (NYSE: SNN) between 2007 to 2011, President and Chief Executive Officer and Director of RITA Medical Systems, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Computer Motion Incorporation (CMI) from 2002 to 2003, and Vice President, General Manager at U.S. Surgical/Davis (USS/DG), a division of Tyco International’s Healthcare Business, from 1993 through 2002. Joseph received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the E. Clairborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond in 1989. Active in industry leadership as well as philanthropy, Joe is a member of the board of AdvaMed, American Telemedicine Association, and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, raising over $1,000,000 for the benefit of the Hospital.
John Glaser, Ph.D., the former CEO of Siemens Health Services, is a Senior Vice President and member of the Cerner’s executive cabinet. Dr. Glaser leverages his extensive health IT background to drive policy, strategic initiatives and market innovations, for Cerner. Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Glaser was Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Partners HealthCare, Inc. Previously, he was Vice President of Information Systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Glaser was the founding chairman of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and is the former chairman of the eHealth Initiative Board and the Board of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology.
He is a former Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). He is also the past president of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and is a fellow of HIMSS, CHIME, and the American College of Medical Informatics, where he previously served on the board. Dr. Glaser has published more than 150 articles and three books on the strategic application of information technology in healthcare. Dr. Glaser holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Information Systems from the University of Minnesota.
Michael Gross is the Managing Director of Beringea, LLC, a global private equity and investment banking firm. Mr. Gross is responsible for investment sourcing, deal execution, and portfolio management, specifically for the InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund. He focuses on the healthcare and life sciences sectors and has expertise in medical devices, diagnostics, life science research, drug delivery, health care providers and outsourced services. Mr. Gross has authored numerous articles and research papers and frequently speaks to health care and manufacturing audiences on a variety of trends and emerging industry themes.
He serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies gloStream, Delphinus Medical Technologies and InTouch Health, and is a board observer for Pioneer Surgical Technology and Sakti3. Prior to joining Beringea, Mr. Gross was a vice president of investment banking with P&M Corporate Finance (PMCF). While at PMCF, he led M&A transactions and capital raises for companies in the life sciences, health care, and outsourced business services sectors. Before working at PMCF, Mr. Gross worked in the investment banking group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. He earned a BA in finance from Michigan State University.
David W. Jahns is a Managing Partner of Galen Partners. Prior to joining Galen in 1993, Mr. Jahns was a financial Analyst in Smith Barney’s Corporate Finance division. His responsibilities included financial analysis and preparation of proposals for clients on a variety of corporate finance and merger and acquisition-related transactions. He also assisted in the marketing of public offerings, performing due diligence and cash flow analyses.
Mr. Jahns earned a BA in Political Science and economics from Colgate University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business, where he specialized in Health Services Management. Mr. Jahns currently serves on the boards of Consensus Imaging Services, Dakim Brain Fitness, lifeIMAGE, Perigen, ShareCare, SonaCare, Unisyn Medical Holdings, Volern, and Stamford Health Systems board and Finance and Quality and Clinical Affairs Committees.
Abdul Lakhani, CPA, MBA, Chairman of InTouch Health’s Audit Committee, is a retired partner from Ernst & Young, where he had a 39-year career and served some of their largest clients. Mr. Lakhani led EY’s National Professional practice group in the Western United States from 2005 to 2015. He also served as EY’s Professional Practice liaison partner for the Life Science and Med Tech industry sectors.
Mr. Lakhani was elected by his partners at EY to serve on the firm’s board of partners for a three-year term. He earned his MBA from Washington State University, BS in Accounting from Weber State University, and B.Com from the University of Karachi.
Robert L. Skinner is a managing partner and co-founder of Twenty One East Victoria Investments, an investment firm focused on high-quality investment opportunities created by the Central Coast’s growing technology industry, fueled largely by the highly regarded engineering and applied physics programs at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mr. Skinner is a managing member of Towbes Capital Partners, and Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Towbes Group Inc. Mr. Skinner is also the Chief Executive Officer of Agility Capital, LLC, a venture-debt fund that he co-founded in 1999. Mr. Skinner serves on the board of directors of Montecito Bank & Trust and Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.
Prior to moving to Santa Barbara, Mr. Skinner was an attorney with the international law firm of White & Case in its Los Angeles and New York offices where he represented such clients as The Tokai Bank, Swiss Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. Mr. Skinner earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California.
Alexander “Sandy” Spiro, Jr., is a Senior Healthcare Executive and experienced leader working within the healthcare market. He joined the InTouch board after serving as Co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Beringea from 2002 to 2007. While with Beringea, Mr. Spiro served on the investment committees of InvestCare Partners, LLP, and Global Rights Fund II. He was also active on several InvestCare portfolio companies’ boards of directors, including ActiveHealth, MedVantx and Fisher Consulting, Inc.
During his term with Beringea, Mr. Spiro lived in London, UK, and assisted in managing the London office of Beringea. During the UK deployment, he served as a director of Proven VCT and Proven Media VCT, both publicly listed on the AIM market in London.Mr. Spiro has owned and operated skilled nursing facilities. He has spent more than 30 years in the post-acute healthcare market as a highly successful healthcare entrepreneur delivering senior care services. Mr. Spiro earned a business degree from Schoolcraft College and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Bill Williams is a Special Venture Partner with Galen Partners. Galen Partners is one of the largest and most influential private equity investment firms focused solely on the healthcare industry. He was President of Pyxis Corporation from 1996-1998. He joined Pyxis in 1988 as the second employee and its Vice President of Marketing and Sales. Later he would serve as Vice President of Sales & Sales Operations, Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President. He was foundational to the early-stage market research, strategic planning, organizational structure, product development, M&A activity and capital formation of the company. He was a central figure in the development of the Pyxis value-based corporate culture and service-oriented sales strategies. He played a prominent role in guiding Pyxis to one of the nation’s most successful public offerings in 1992, and eventually a billion-dollar merger with Cardinal Health, an S&P 500 company, in 1996.
Prior to joining Pyxis, Mr. Williams had twenty years of healthcare experience that included staff and line management positions with Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer USA, Howmedica and DePuy, Inc. During those years he was involved with the development and market introduction of numerous medical devices, capital goods, services and software applications to the healthcare marketplace.
He is the founder and President of Faranhyll Foundation, Inc., whose charter is to foster value-based leadership in corporate life. He is a frequent speaker and seminar leader addressing such topics as leadership, mentoring, marketing & sales strategies, and corporate culture development. He is the author of the non-fiction book, Wrestling with Destiny. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Missouri in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.