Dr. Bavarian was former VP of Motorola Cyber Security, considered by industry peers, “The Father of Finger print Biometrics,” lead projects with Visa and US Government,
Former Chief Professor at UCI, published over 100 papers, in Intelligent Systems, Robotics & Artificial Neural Networks. Lead on USA government projects with Homeland Security for over a dozen countries for the United States Government and Homeland Security. Ben developed TeleHealth and remote patient management system and HIPAA security system for hospitals and clinics. Designed remote patient management system for Medicare reimbursed with CPT code system. Designed Telehealth / Telepresence system used in 100 VA Clinics. Ben has worked closely with Tony Meador on healthcare, security and other technology projects over the years. Ben is considered by many of his peers as a technology visionary. Dr. Bavarian is very passionate about developing products for kids with data insights that change the world for kids, their parents, caregivers and others. Dr. Bavarian has been responsible for three product generations of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, generating over $1B in sales, Executive team member for business development, turn around, acquisitions, IPO, and served as the officer of two public companies reporting to the Board. Dr. Bavarian was featured in the Forbes Magazine April, 1997 issue as the lead strategist for the turn around of the Printrak International Automated Fingerprint Identification System Products.
Before founding the ABC Inc., Dr. Bavarian was the Vice President of Motorola Biometrics Business Unit, and prior to that Vice President of Printrak International. Dr Bavarian received his MSc and PhD in Elect. and Computer Eng. from The Ohio State University - Go Buckeyes! Prior to Co-founding mCare Systems, MindHeart Lab, Dr. Bavarian has worked for years with Tony, developing highly scalable systems. He has been instrumental in helping to design the EduPal Robot and the PEAK AI system.
Grew 2 startup companies to exits.
Design Engineer / Marketer - Cartoonist /
Launched voice and data products successfully nationwide in big box retailers - Setup nationwide sales team and distribution to over 10,000 stores. Tony developed and marketed the NO.1 Apple AppStore app, Facebook was No. 2 at the time., Apple Monthly Staff Pick Award. Worked with CEOs from ATT, RadioShack, Lexmark and Dell. Tony's first job was working for Informational International developer of the first Westword Robot. Tony's projects included Robotics, Automation, Voice Response, Text-to-speech and large user base applications servicing over 100M users and 100's of millions of clicks. Tony holds numerous patents and developed apps for General Motors, Starbucks Corporate, Verizon, Sprint and other companies. Tony developed Store of Future AI and Robotics for Dell, Perpetual Robotics and NEC and developed a million dollar robotics and automation project for Panasonic.
A highly experienced creative and technical operations and corporate development team leader. Proven execution abilities and over 30 years of creating and leading teams of professionals with Fortune 50 companies to new levels of success. Developed and marketed over 200 large data analytics-enabled apps including many of the successful apps for Verizon and ATT Corporate early-AI CRM voice-response apps. Developed and marketed the the NO. 1 Itunes App (out of a billion apps - Apple Staff Pick Award), first coupon app for Starbucks Corporate, Buyometrics Store of Future Apps for Dell, NEC and Perpetual Robotics, developed big data analytics/machine learning for both key metrics, increase in leads, lift in ROI, increase in conversions, decrease in ECPA, increase in Customer Transactions. Developed produce with Informational International for Westwolrd Robot project Patented and marketed one of the first mobile highly secure banking credit card subscription services for a top 3 wireles carriers. Developed the first mobile monitoring system that analyzed data from over 1000 i/o's tied into instrumentation
Former Vice President of Solution Sales for Baxter Health/Cardinal Health. Cardinal Health, Inc. is an American multinational health care services company, and the 14th highest revenue generating company in the United States. Laura managed over $600M in product sales for the the design and implementation of the entire matrixed sales function with responsibilities for closing C-level clients on major deals. Implemented multi-disciplinary sales strategy through account teams in strategic accounts and received multiple sales leadership awards. Consistent in exceeding annual sales plans and goal attainment in profitability and performance with combined businesses. Partnered with hospital executives to develop a national customer tour site complete with all aspects of a functional hospital to showcase Cardinal’s capabilities to healthcare enterprise clients.
Executive Leadership Participation and Awards:
• Co-Founder, Women’s Initiative Council
• Awarded Regional VP of the Year and National Winner Integrated Services Leadership Award.
Former Reginal Sales Director for Cardinal Health. Rehired by Cardinal Health for longstanding reputation of building and developing high performance teams in acute healthcare market. Cardinal Health is Fortune 15 company specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of medical and surgical products and pharmaceuticals.
Sales Leadership Awards:
• Winner of multiple Sales Leadership individual and team awards including Goal Attainment, Sales Achievement and Excellence (>105%), Cardinal Health Sales Academy Graduate Certificates, Sales Team Largest Growth and Sales Team Incentives
• Member of multiple internal leadership committees including the Women Initiative Network Steering Committee and the Presource Product Steering Committee.
Laura has over 20 years Experience With ASD.
Accomplished Speech Therapist and enthusiastic team player committed to the quality of care. Driven to achieve exceptional patient outcomes. Extensive knowledge of cognition, neuro rehab, and autism related disorders. Jody was raised and grew up in central Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. in Business Administration in 1989 from Penn State University where she utilized those skills within the family business. After becoming a parent to twin boys with severe Autism, Jody set her sights on a new career path - Speech Language Pathology. She completed her Master of Arts in Speech Communications at West Chester University and is currently certified and licensed in both PA and Florida. She has been an innovative passionate therapist practicing since 2003 in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehab clinics, ENT offices and long-term care facilities. In 2019, Jody embarked on an opportunity to support and advocate for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She was invited to speak at the State Capital as well as the Capital in Washington D.C. advocating for policy reform for children over the age of 21. Jody’s goal is to raise the quality of life and support for individuals like her sons with significant disabilities. Jody has completed the John Maxwell Certification Program, becoming certified in public speaking, coaching, leadership and the skills needed to add value to others. She also has been involved in Real Estate Investing for the past 12 years, enjoys traveling, cooking, music and spending time with family.
PRN Positions at the following:
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center /
Penn St. Children's Hospitals
Lebanon Veteran's Administration Hospital
Cedar Haven Nursing Home
Spang Crest Manor
Palmyra School District
Association Otolaryngologists of PA-ENT
Dr. Dictenberg is a scientist, innovator, investor and entrepreneur, and a global figure in molecular neuroscience and RNA biology, and has more than 20 years operating experience in biotechnology and academia. Prior to founding Evergreen and AccelBio, he led programs focused on translational medicine in CNS/neurobiology and oncology, using molecular techniques based in RNA biology.
Recently, Dr. Dictenberg created The Goliath Platform for AccelBio, the world's fastest high-throughput PCR-based SARS-CoV-2 testing system that is automated by sophisticated liquid-handling robotics and processes over 8,000 tests within 24 hours with minimal human input. This platform technology was created for the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain in March 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. As of February 2022 the platform is approaching 10Million individual PCR tests since inception.
Dr. Dictenberg is the author of numerous patents for novel research and commercial products in biopharma and agriculture, and over 50 research publications. Dr. Dictenberg has been a Professor at medical centers worldwide, including Albert Einstein College of Medicine, City University, Scripps Research Institute, SUNY-Downstate, and The Weizmann Institute. Dr. Dictenberg serves on the Board of several Foundations and Biotechnology Corporations. He is the recipient of the Albert Einstein Scholar award and the Young Investigator Award of the International Society of Developmental Neuroscience.
Summary of Qualifications:
•unique opportunity identification, business development and strategy, IP development, due diligence
•Financial projections, licensing, external innovation, partnerships
•Federal grant awardee (>$2.5M as PI), raised significant private capital
•Inventor of several novel platforms for real-time RNA detection using molecular techniques
Specialties: Rare disease drug discovery, IP development and Innovation, RNA biology; business development; CNS/neurobiology; metabolic (diabetes, lipids) disease, oncology, external partnerships
Dr. Ed Carels experience spans CEO and President roles running 200 mental health clinics with 1000's of hospital relationships to running the chain of Amen Mental Health Clinics in Los Angeles, Orange County Area, Atlanta Metro Area, Chicago Metro Area, New York Metro, Area, Seattle Metro Area and San Francisco Bay area. MindHeart is leverage partnerships and learnings from working in these areas with PEAK Virtual Therapy.
Edward J. Carels, Ph.D. has 38 years of experience in healthcare management. He helps grow companies and, if required, reach a profitable liquidity event. This process Included:
• Formal Strategic Business Due Diligence audit. Develop with Founder /CEO strategic growth plan Training on M&A
• Due Diligence, Deal Structuring & LOI Consistent in exceeding • Management Training and Personnel Development
• Marketing - Patient and Customer Attraction Systems
• Increase Revenue and Decrease Costs
• Finding a Profitable Liquidity Event
He has been the CEO or President of 5 companies
He works with Founder/owners of healthcare companies In some cases, he has invested and helped find a larger investor or buyer as well as customers to grow each company. Sample list:
- Founder- a software that provided electronic claims submission between providers and payers. CEO Age Management Clinics and compound Pharmacies seeking growth capital
Dr. Assad J. Kazeminy, Ph.D., is the founder and former CEO of Irvine Pharmaceutical Services Inc. and Avrio Biopharmaceutical LLC. Currently on Board of Directors for UCi Healt and the board member of Dean’s Leadership Council at UCI School of Pharmaceutical Science. He founded those companies in 1988 and 2008. In October 2016 the companies were acquired by Nitto Denko, a Japanese firm.
In 2018 he started AJK Biopharmaceutical, a drug development company with three different preclinical drug products including Anti-Microbial Resistant (AMR), Long Acting HIV drug and siRNA delivery platform.
Dr. Kazeminy received his Doctorate Degree in the Pharmaceutical Sciences from Esfahan University, Esfahan, Iran and continued his graduate studies in Biochemistry at Colorado State University. He has done his Post Doctorate at the University of Southern California Medical School, Department of Pharmacology.
In addition, Dr. Kazeminy has taught at USC and has conducted research at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Kazeminy has served as a member of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Expert Committee from 2000-2020. Dr. Kazeminy has served as a member of Dean Advisory Panel at Chapman University School of Pharmacy since 2014. He has been appointed as Executive Industry Liaison and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacy at Chapman University School of Pharmacy.
He has served as a board member of UCI Applied Innovation. He served as a Board Member of the Physical Science Dean’s Leadership Council. He recently accepted an invitation to become board member of Dean’s Leadership Council at UCI School of Pharmaceutical Science. Dr. Kazeminy founder and the Board of Member of TheraVida, Inc. a drug development company, which he started in 2005.
Dr. Kazeminy has been awarded by United States Pharmacopeia a Winner for Innovative Responses to a Public Health Challenge related to his outstanding work on a new General Chapter of USP on elemental Impurity.
Ellen Preston was one of the co-founders of Dexcom, a billion dollar plus leader in medical devices. 30 years of selling and marketing experience with innovative-paradigm changing products. AHSC and JNJ have provided a rich foundation for start-up enterprises and new product development. Ability to understand developments in science that can be turned into advancements in healthcare. I now have the pleasure and honor of mentoring 3 individuals in management skills, marketing and plan development and execution.
At Johnson & Johnson, Ms. Preston effort created the category and changed the pricing and delivery of lenses worldwide. The brand was worth over $500 million in 1996 and now is in excess of $2 Billion.
The sales force was comprised of 4 Region Managers, 18 District Managers and 143 Sales Representatives. My responsibities included sales and profit, development and execution of professional and consumer marketing strategies and tactics, development and execution of hiring, training and development programs for field sales.
Dexcom Inc resulted from this effort; an implantable glucose monitor with a $2B market cap. Miramedica was funded and sold to Kodak for the technology developed for computer aided detection of breast cancers.
Dr. Geruson’s experience spans CEO roles at Lexmark ($3B), Phoenix Technologies (World Leader In PC / Phone Bios Chips - Over 1 Billion) and VoiceSignal Technologies, and Senior Vice President and executive positions at Nokia, IBM, Toshiba, and McKinsey & Co. As CEO of Lexmark, a multi-billion-dollar imaging technology and solutions company (billion dollar health and education division) with 10,000 employees, he grew device sales faster than at any time in the previous 10 years while simultaneously executing extensive process re-engineering, transforming the business from negative EBITDA and high debt to a positive $303 million EBITDA and a healthy debt profile.
Dr. Geruson grew a voice-technology startup to be the largest voice technology on major wireless carrier networks, including, Verizon, ATT and Sprint. VoiceSignal with a 12X Revenue Exit / $200M. VoiceSignal was acquired by $2B Voice and Ai Leader Nuance Communications (the voice technology behind leaders such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft).
Dr Geruson has known the founder Tony Meador for over 30 years and has been an advisor to other companies Tony Founded.
Ed is the founder Tony's son, his best friend and the inspiration behind EduPal (the Ed in EduPal). Growing up with ADHD, mental challenges and dual-diagnosis, Ed was addicted to Meth at age 13. Diagnosed with Schizophrenia at age 19, Ed ran away from home many times and became homeless, eventually ending up at Skid Rowe in LA. Struggling with the disease, Ed inspired his parents by continuing his education, working with his grand parents to obtain his GED.
Ed was a typical boy playing basketball, soccer and especially playing interactive games, wanting to be a Game Designer. The founder's other son James passed after a brain disorder and his mom diagnosed with Parkinson's, Tony believed he could leverage his technology background and work with his son to change the world for kids and others with brain disorders. Ed's goal is to develop games and tools and to inspire other kids and adults with mental health disorders to become successful and live happy and productive lives.
Mason is a 17-teen year old with amazing and marvelous talents. He started college at age. 13. Mason has that very unique intelligence combined with the ability to articulate and debate, similar to that of a seasoned college professor. He is the son of Dr. Brett Shurman board-certifications in adult psychiatry and addiction medicine, treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders with psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. He is the grandson of Dr. Joseph Shurman, Chairman of Pain Management, Scripps Hospitals and MindHeart Adviser. Dr. Shurman was awarded Doctor of the year three times by his Pain Management Peers.
MASON'S EDUCATION: California State University, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics GPA: 3.946Enrolled through the Early Entrance Program at age 13, Dean’s List 6/6, University of California, Irvine, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Anticipated Spring 2022) GPA: 3.8, Mathematics GPA: 3.91, Dean’s List 1/1, AWARDS included Honorable Mention in the Joint Mathematics Meetings Poster Session, Outstanding Presentation Award at the CSULA Student Research Symposium.
Former VP of mCARE Systems, Healthcare AI Technology to help kids with emotion education and cognitive game therapy. Considered by industry peers "The Child of AI Robotics," lead projects with AGEs Autism Centers and CHOC Hospital events. Published and provided access to over 100 papers and games, AI emotion, robotics and kid's artificial intelligence. Worked closely with Ed Meador, Founder's son with mental health disorder. Trained in Early Childhood Education to understand the importance of getting a jump start on education and emotion contact at an early age.
My first job at 20 years of age after graduating from electronics engineering school, cemented my love for discovery and an interest of AI and robots for the future. I worked at Information International in Culver City, the company that created camera technology, electronics design, scanning and computer animation for Westworld Robots.
I was fascinated about AI, Robots, not realizing this first job and my son Ed that was diagnosed with Schizophrenia, would inspire the founding of MindHeart Lab and the development of EduPal Robot.
I never dreamed that I would someday be developing AI intelligent robots that could help kids. I am so humbled to work with such a smart, innovative and passionate team.
Tony Meador, Founder, mCARE System, Inc./MindHeart Lab
UCI Cove / Lab
5141 California Ave
Irvine, CA 92617
mCARE / MindHeart Lab
14252 Culver Dr, Suite A-516, Irvine, CA 92604
Virtual Reality Medical Center / Lab
Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus, La Jolla
H.M. Poole Building, 4th Floor
9834 Genesee Avenue, Suite 427
La Jolla, CA 92037
Northern California Lab
555 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Autism & Innovation Initiative
Discovery Partners Institute
200 S. Wacker Dr., 4th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606