Advisors

Tino Vilches, R. Ph. 
Mr. Vilches is a Hospice Account Manager for NeighborCare, Inc., a national home infusion provider, where Mr. Vilches manages all aspects of the Hospice patient cases. Previously, Mr. Vilches was the founder and owner of Capitol Home Infusion, Inc., a regional home infusion therapy provider, where Mr. Vilches served as the Director of Pharmacy and negotiated contracts with the insurance providers, physician offices and nursing agencies. Capital Home Infusion was acquired by NeighborCare. Mr. Vilches earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeastern University.

Ray Clark
Ray Clark is a medical device design and manufacturing professional with extensive international experience. His early professional experience was in the field of plastics research and development in which he played a major role in developing Cycolac ABS plastics. He also made improvements in polyethylene products which are widely used in packaging applications. Mr. Clark then worked on plastic parts manufacturing at Baxter Healthcare where he managed two of the largest plastic molding operations in the US. Subsequently, he became Vice President, R&D for the Pharmaseal Division of American Hospital Supply, which was acquired by Baxter Healthcare. Mr. Clark started his own consulting company in 1992 and has assisted with the development of a real time glucose monitor, the development of a process and facility to process HIV infected human plasma, the design and construction of plants to manufacture disposable medical devices in China, India, and Saudi Arabia and the development of novel infusion systems for various drugs. Mr. Clark holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and an MBA from Loyola University.

David Schlotterbeck, Senior Business Advisor 
Mr. Schlotterbeck is a well-known healthcare executive and has over 30 years of experience in executing strategies for global companies. Before his retirement, he was the Chief Executive Officer at Aperio from 2011-2013. Prior to that, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CareFusion Corporation, the 5th largest medical technology company in the world. Starting with Alaris Medical Systems, and the development of the smart infusion pump, Mr. Schlotterbeck built and took CareFusion public, following the Cardinal Health acquisition of Alaris Medical Systems. For over a decade, his focus was on medication safety and CareFusion became known as the gold standard in preventing medication errors in hospitals globally.

He also provided executive leadership for Pacific Scientific, Nellcor, and VitalCom He holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering, as well as business degrees.

Dr. Joe Shurman, M.D.
Dr. Shurman is currently an anesthesiologist and a pain consultant, as well as chairman of pain management and co-chairman of palliative care at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla, California. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiologists with added qualifications in pain management and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain.

Dr. Shurman serves on a number of medical advisory boards, helping to bring new treatment methods and practices to the management of pain and is past co-editor for Viewpoint-Practical Pain Management.

He lectures both nationally and internationally on chronic pain and pain management.

He completed his medical education at Temple University and an anesthesia residency with Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. John Donovan
Dr. Donovan is a board certified anesthesiologist practicing at the East Bay Anesthesiology Medical Group(EBAMG)  providing perioperative care to patients at Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley and Oakland, CA.  He is currently president and CEO of Concentric Analgesics, Inc., a privately held drug discovery and development company focused on creating long-lasting, site-specific therapeutics for the management of postoperative pain.  He participates in clinical studies of new pharmacologic agents and medical devices for treating pain,

His education background includes a medical degree from Georgetown University and a residency at the University of California San Francisco He also holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mary Foley, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary E. Foley PhD, RN is a Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing and is the Director in the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at UCSF. She worked with the Center as Associate Director since 2004 and became Director in 2011. She is the Assistant Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing at UCSF, and teaches in the Masters in Health Administration and Interprofessional Leadership (MS-HAIL) course at UCSF. Mary worked with the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) since 2004 and is now a member of the CALNOC Board of Directors.  Mary is past president of the American Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. She was a nurse for 19 years at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, where she worked a staff nurse, Director of Nursing, and Safety Officer.
Foley received her nursing diploma in 1973 from New England Deaconness Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN in 1976 from Boston University School of Nursing in Massachusetts, and her Master’s of Science in Nursing Administration and Occupational Health from UCSF in 1994.  She received her PhD in Nursing from UCSF 2010, and was elected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.

Glen Frieberg 
Glen Frieberg is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for SpectraScience, Inc. Previously, he was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Alphatec Spine Incorporated. Prior to this, he spent eight years with Gen-Probe, Inc. as Vice President of Regulatory, Quality and Government Affairs. He held similar positions at Bard Diagnostic Services, Inc., ONCOR, Inc., Boehringer Mannheim Corporation, Curtin Matheson Scientific, Inc., The Coulter Corporation and The Upjohn Company. He also spent over four years as a Consumer Safety Officer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He has held numerous board memberships and advisory positions in both trade groups and philanthropic organizations. He holds a BA in biological sciences and an MA in microbiology from the University of Colorado.

William G. Bloom
Bill Bloom is the co-founder of CardioNet, the leader in real-time, ambulatory outpatient management systems.  He has developed five different businesses from inception and has contributed expertise in research and development in a number of companies.  He served as Vice President of Operations for Siemens Infusion Systems, held senior management positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and launched MiniMed Technologies, where he ran development of the MiniMed III pump.  He rationalized the medical device business for Raychem Corporation and developed the ACS catheter system. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and has completed all course requirements toward his Doctorate. Mr. Bloom is the co-holder of 12 U.S. patents, various design awards and academic honors.

Kent Smith
Kent Smith is currently an advisor to Medipacs and is also the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for NICO Corp., a medical device company focused on minimally invasive tissue removal for intracranial, skull-base and spinal tumors. He was previously the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Suros Surgical Systems, which was acquired by Hologic, Inc. He spent over 20 years with Baxter Healthcare in senior management roles, including Vice President and General Manager for IV Systems Group where he was responsible for the introduction of the first “needle-less” infusion system and as President of Cardiovascular Systems, Japan where he was responsible for the introduction of the first left-ventricular assist device. He is an active investor in early stage medical device companies and serves as an advisor and board member to a number of companies. He received a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina and his Masters degree in Communications from Northwestern University.

David Bougher BSN, RN-BC
Mr. Bougher is a practicing pain management expert and educator. He is president of DPB Education Associates,LLC which provides onsite pain management practice education best practices consulting.  He practiced ICU nursing for 13 years before assuming the various roles of primary hospice nurse, admission coordinator at hospices, and leader of clinical services. . He  designed and coordinated the palliative care service for a 150-bed acute care hospital and sister long term care facility.

He served as the Vice President of Clinical Services for a hospice in north central West Virginia. He currently serves as the Clinical Education and Regulatory Specialist at Wise Hospice Options. David holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from West Liberty State University.

Dominic McGrath, PhD 
Dominic McGrath is Associate Professor of Chemistry University of Arizona. He was awarded a grant from the Science Foundation of AZ (SFaz) to help develop the Medipacs disposable infusion pump.  This new technology has the potential to provide a significant breakthrough in medical care for pain management IV therapy, drug and fluid delivery and insulin therapy. He is also a co-investigator on the NSF STTR grant recently awarded to Medipacs.
David Swenson, R.Ph.
Mr. Swenson started his career as a hospital pharmacist and has more than 17 years of hospital pharmacy and hospital pharmacy management experience.  As the first pharmacist at Pyxis Corporation, he was responsible for the formulation of the cost benefit value proposition as the leader of product design of the MedStation-RX system. This system was the first pharmacy profile driven medication cabinet system.

Since Pyxis, he has been co-Founder, Chief Operating officer and chief clinical officer at IntelliDOT, now PatientSafe Solutions, a recognized leader in As the primary architect of IntelliDOT products he was  responsible for the company overall direction including: product strategies, clinical direction and regulatory oversight. David completed his pharmacy education at the University of Washington.