The Global Telehealth Network Team

 GTN Board of Directors 

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JACK HIGGINS, MD

President and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Higgins has served on the Board of Directors of RotaCare Bay Area since 2000 and is currently Vice-President. RotaCare is a nonprofit organization that operates 10 free clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, where volunteer physicians and nurses provide free medical care for people who have no insurance and cannot afford to pay for health care services. ... more

SHIRIN AHMED

Shirin serves as the secretary of Global Telehealth Network.  She has over a decade of diverse experiences as a strategic advisor, investor, policy analyst, and researcher driving population health management and deployment, new care delivery models and emerging technologies at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations as well as in   ... more

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HERB DEITZ

Herb Deitz was the owner of Herb Deitz and Associates for over 25 years.  The firm consisted of ten employees and conducted staffing projects for over 200 firms in Silicon Valley.  The firm specialized in building teams in the technical, marketing and sales areas. Herb’s firm also did specialized work ... more

SHANTI GUNAWARDENA, MD, PhD, FACP

Dr. Gunawardena is a bent arrow who after receiving his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley started off as a research engineer in Robotics and Automation. He spent the first six years following his PhD at ATT’s Western Electric Engineering Research Center and Bell Telephone ... more

 

SALMAAN HAMEED, MS, MBA

Salmaan Hameed is Chief Technical Officer for Avantis Medical Systems, a medical device company based in San Jose, California. He also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Salmaan has over 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur, business developer, and innovator. He has held several ... more

 

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ALLART LIGTENBERG, MS

Allart Ligtenberg was born in 1941 in Indonesia, then a Dutch colony. Six months later the Japanese invaded, and he and his parents were interred in Japanese concentration camps, where they managed to survive for the duration of WWII. When finally freed, the family returned to The Netherlands, where Allart earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering ... more

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PAT KELLEHER

Information regarding our new addition to the GTN Board coming soon ... more

FRANCIS NWAKIRE, MD, HIP

Dr. Francis Nwakire leads product teams delivering software systems to extend and optimize healthcare service delivery. As a physician, he brings a deep understanding of patient and provider ... more

RASHMI NAIK

Rashmi Naik serves as the Treasurer for the Global Telehealth Network. She is a Chartered Accountant from India having nearly 16 years of work experience in the field of Financial and Management Consultancy.  She specializes in Corporate Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Planning and Debt Restructuring ... more

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JAMES V. LEE

James Lee has an extensive track record as a leader in both the nonprofit and business communities. He has led innovative education-focused organizations, built multiple private sector businesses and served as senior executive, board member and consultant, helping to transform organizations from good to great. ... more

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GURPREET K. PADAM, MD, FAAFP, dip ABLM

In 2009, Dr. Padam co-founded a free clinic for the uninsured, which is now the Guru Nanak Free Medical Clinic in San Jose, California. While seeing patients in the clinic, she and her colleagues identified a number of unaddressed issues, including domestic violence, lack of resources and lack of social support. ... more

STEVEN R. POLCYN

Steve is a senior investor relations and corporate communications executive with significant international broad-based health care and high technology industry experience developing, implementing and managing strategic investor relations and IPOs, corporate communications, media relations, employee communications, corporate image, and branding programs. ... more

GREG RANDOLPH, MD, MPH

Dr. Randolph is the Executive Director of Population Health Improvement Partners and is a Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has 20 years of experience in quality improvement (QI) leadership, implementation ... more

RICHARD ALLEN WILLIAMS, MD, FACC,
FAHA, FACP

Dr. Williams is Past-President of the National Medical Association and Founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists. A cum laude honors graduate of Harvard University, he earned his MD degree at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and performed a Cardiology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School ... more

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FRANK ROCCO

Marketing Director

Born in New York City, Frank studied marketing, advertising, and music and worked at Manhattan advertising agencies as a creative writer, art director, and TV commercial producer. Later he moved to Europe and worked with McCann-Erickson Advertising in London, a major international ad agency where he wrote advertising for top global clients. ... more