Board of Directors

Dr. Tamir Aldad

Mindful Care

Holly Both

VP of Enterprise Sales 

Holly has 25+ years commercial experience in the metals industry.   Her key areas of expertise include Pricing Strategy, Business Development, Competitive Landscape, Sales Hiring and Management, Corporate Communications New Product Development, Market Research, Strategy Deployment, and Implementation of Lean Manufacturing Principles.

Joseph Calvanico

J2C Evaluations

President + Chief Appraiser at J2C Valuations LLC + Senior Adviser at Loop Capital Markets 

Joe is expert at real estate and equipment appraisal and has served thousands of clients in the area of real estate appraisal and property tax consulting services.  His work has supported matters related to financial reporting, tax documentation, lending, bankruptcy, disputes and expert testimony.  Joe was a former Big 4 Accounting Firm partner and has run two national practices for large accounting firms. 

Dr. Robert Heller

Interaction Dynamics

Chief Psychologist

Dr. Heller is a Clinical and organizational psychologist, co-founder, and managing partner at Trust Well Network; providing people management tools including The Core Motivation Analysis for companies, consultants, and coaches. He is a mental health professional with highly specialized training in the diagnosis and psychological treatment of mental, behavioral and emotional illnesses, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). His main focus is on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. He also treats learning disabilities, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.

Stella Kalfas

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC)

President & CEO

Stella Kalfas, MHAGC Executive Board Member, was appointed as President and CEO in October, 2009. Stella is an advocate for individuals and families coping with mental illness.

Lauren Kovar

Thomson Reuters

Senior Director, Professional Services

Lauren Kovar is a CPA, CGMA and CITP and an expert in business operations, transformation, technology strategy and finance improvement. Lauren leads the Corporates Professional Services Operations Center of Excellence at Thomson Reuters, a $110M business that provides Tax, Legal and Risk technology services to Corporations. Lauren also advises Fortune 500 companies on leading practices for tax operations and technology. 

Dr. Jesse Maggitt

US Department of Education and Department of Defense

Presidential Management Fellow & Performance Management Analyst

Dr. Jesse Maggitt is an operations improvement expert, executive, business professor and military officer and is a global leader in operations analysis, change management processes and best practice replication (in industries such as asset banking, manufacturing, education and military).

Maria Martinez

Director

Maria Martinez is a retired education professional. Her career spanned several decades in educational roles at AT&T and other organizations. She is instrumental in getting the MHAGC materials translated to Spanish and serves as an interpreter in several of the webinars provided for parents and for corporations.

Bob Nelson

WAV, Inc.

Chief Operating Officer 

Bob Nelson is an accomplished in Sales, Operations and Executive Leadership. Bob is an expert in building high performing sales organizations and leadership teams, a problem solver that’s adept at meeting the complex challenges faced by businesses in today’s environment of rapid change.

Bob Oros

Hightower Advisors

Gregory Rakas

ShiftMed

VP of Enterprise Sales 

Greg is a Health Tech Executive who grows start-ups from ideas into well-funded success stories. The secret fuel behind the successful Series A Fundings at ZocDoc, ePatientFinder, BetterDoctor, Health iPASS, Pearl Health, and now...ShiftMed.  Greg has helped deliver over $635M dollars in total funding. 

Alonso Ramos

VISCOFAN

VISCOFAN USA Operations, Chief Financial Officer

Alonso has navigated numerous environments to transform and redirect financial procedure and performance towards contributing to the bottom line.  His expertise includes conceiving, implementing and nurturing innovative strategies to revive structure and motivation of financial departments ensuring their ability to achieve their business objectives; profit growth, cost reduction and sustainable development.

Devendra Rao

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Devendra Rao is the Executive Director of the Information Technology area at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association focused on Corporate IT Strategy specifically Cloud Services.

Dr. Angela Tagaris

Concordia University

Professor of Education

Dr. Tagaris facilitates education classes for undergrad students, educational technology to graduate students and doctoral teacher leadership classes for PHD students.  In addition, she supervises student teachers and assists PH.D students with their dissertations. 

Steven Weinberg

Accuity, Inc.

Author

Steve was most recently the Director of Sales and an Account Manager at Accuity (now Lexis Nexis Risk). He has over thirty years of leadership experience in the high-technology solutions business, including being the President of Cyborg Systems, Vice President and General Manager of Dun & Bradstreet Software, Vice President of Client Services (Sales) at AC Nielsen, Vice President of Sales at three software companies and a Senior Manager at Deloitte and Touche. His recent book "Above Quota Performance" contains tips and techniques to close more sales and achieve higher performance. 

Steve Wolff

SeatonHill Partners

CFO Partner

Steve Wolff has spent more than 25 years as CFO, CEO, Board Director, Treasurer, and advisor with public, private, and private equity-owned companies with revenues ranging from start-up to $30 billion. He has led over 20 transformation, turnaround, and M&A initiatives, and has held board chairmanships, finance and investment committee seats, and served as interim CEO and country general manager.

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