Randall S. Hickle, MD – Advisory Committee
Dr. Randy Hickle has founded and led numerous successful health care companies in the fields of medical services, devices, and combination products. Over the past twenty years, he has developed a methodology for assembling and leading multidisciplinary teams with the requisite skill sets to deliver innovative solutions to important health care problems. As a holder of more than 50 patents and patent applications, he has brought many new systems and products to the medical market. He most often worked in long-term partnership with large companies and has licensed successful medical technologies to Johnson & Johnson and Tyco. Dr. Hickle’s most recent innovation was the development of the Grace Clinic and Grace Health System. This system, which includes a large multidisciplinary clinic and a 100 bed hospital, is supported by a global workforce. Austin Medical Solutions, Ltd. in Bangalore, India, was founded by Dr. Hickle to lower the cost of core health care processes. From Bangalore, a team of nurses, physicians, software engineers, and PhD’s provide support systems 24 hours per day. These functions include information management for decision support, appointment scheduling, telephone services, billing and collection, transcription, and software development. Dr. Hickle received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas where he graduated at the top of his class. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hickle currently serves on the Governors Business Council for Texas. He is also a practicing anesthesiologist in the Grace Health System.
Daniel C. Staton – Vice Chairman, Real Estate
Mr. Staton has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. (NYSE:ARR) since November 2009. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Enterprise Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EST), a blank check company formed with the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or other similar business combination with an operating business, since its inception in July 2007 until November 2009. Mr. Staton has served as Managing Director of Staton Capital LLC, a private investment firm, since 2003 and as President of The Walnut Group, a private investment firm that has made over 20 private equity and venture capital investments, from 1997 to January 2007. Prior to forming The Walnut Group, Mr. Staton served as General Manager and partner of Duke Associates from 1981 to 1993. With its initial public offering, Mr. Staton became Chief Operating Officer and a director of Duke Realty Investments, Inc. (NYSE: DRE), a real estate investment trust, from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Staton served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Storage Trust Realty, a real estate investment trust, from 1997 to 1999 and led its merger with Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), where he has served on the Board of Directors since 1999.
James R. "Rick" Greenwood, Ph.D., MPH - Advisory Committee
Rick Greenwood has had an extensive history working in healthcare, holding senior positions in both commercial and public institutions. Early in his career he served as a director of laboratories and communicable disease clinics for the Orange County California Health Care Agency. Dr. Greenwood has also served as a science advisor to the U S Food and Drug Administration and also held advisory positions with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the University of California, Irvine Cancer Control and Prevention Board. He has consulted for numerous biotechnology companies in a variety of disciplines ranging for infectious diseases to medical devices. Rick has also been involved with a number of successful business ventures in the medical field. In the mid-1980s he established a clinical laboratory that also produced diagnostic reagents. Located in Irvine, California, he developed the business and then sold the clinical laboratory to Nichols Institute, now part of Quest Diagnostics. The diagnostic reagent business was sold to Clinical Standards Laboratories. In the early 1990s he and a partner established a manufacturing business for quality control microorganisms - Quality Technologies. The business was sold four years later to the Pelican Group, a venture capital firm. Since 2012 Rick has been the CEO of PadTest, LLC. PadTest is a manufacturer/distributor of PADCHEK, a FDA cleared device that detects peripheral artery disease (PAD). He has been able to develop working relationships with major insurance companies such as Humana, Health Care Partners and Centene to use PADCHEK to detect PAD primarily in their Medicare Advantage programs. Rick has also been a commercial avocado grower for a number of years and was recently appointed by the U S Secretary of Agriculture to serve on the National Organic Standards Board. In this role he works with the USDA to develop national standards for organic products.
John W. McClellan - Senior Managing Director – Nashville Office
John W. McClellan joined Global Healthcare Capital in August, 2010 as a Senior Managing Director in the Nashville office. John has worked in the healthcare real estate arena on both the public and private side for over 25 years. From 1996 through 2006, Mr. McClellan was one of three founding partners of The Greenfield Group, a closely held healthcare real estate development company based in Boca Raton, Florida. John opened the Nashville office in 1996 and served as Managing Partner for the following 10 years. The Greenfield Group enjoyed success in creating partnering opportunities with physicians and hospitals in the development of medical office buildings primarily on hospital campuses across the country. Mr. McClellan joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1978 and advanced in the company to ultimately serve as Director of Real Estate. His responsibilities included site selection and planning for new hospitals. Mr. McClellan is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Engineering.
Thomas Izdebski I Managing Director - Scottsdale, Shanghai
Thomas Izdebski represents the third generation of his family in the global healthcare sector. As a young scientist and prospective medical student, Thomas started his first medical device company at 17, playing a key role in the financing, design, and development of over 15 medical devices – several of which were licensed to industry leaders, Medtronic and Atrium. As the author or co-author of over 20 patents and publications, Thomas continues to innovate global healthcare delivery for nearly two decades. Under the framework of the One Belt One Road initiative, Thomas led technology transfer and commercialization efforts in the medtech and biotech sectors, through the formation of joint ventures (JV) with European and Middle Eastern enterprises. Most notably, Thomas was involved with the centralization of a JV between Israel’s Clalit Health, the second largest HMO in the world, and China’s Suzhou Industrial Park, in Jiangsu Province, China. Thomas works to improve the standard of care through strategic alignment of key financial partners, technologies, healthcare systems, and pharmaceuticals. As healthcare systems around the world become increasingly stressed by high utilization and a rapidly aging population, Thomas is focused on the delivery of care outside traditional hospitals and medical facilities as well as optimizing the care delivered in traditional hospital settings.
Mary Jane Crist – Senior Managing Director
Mary Jane Crist has 42 years of experience in management in higher education and health care. She currently manages the day to day philanthropic activities of GHC. Prior to her retirement in 2011, Ms. Crist was Service Area Leader for Philanthropy for Catholic Healthcare West (“CHW”) Arizona where she managed strategic priorities for all CHW Arizona foundations. Ms. Crist served as the Chair of the Philanthropy Leadership Council for Catholic Healthcare West, a $9 billion enterprise of hospitals serving California, Nevada and Arizona. Also she has served as the CAO of Barrow Foundation UK, a charity she formed in 1999 to support international research and education in the neurosciences and is currently serving on its Board of Trustees. Prior to assuming her Service Area position, Ms. Crist was the CEO of St. Joseph's Foundation, Barrow Neurological Foundation and The Congenital Heart Foundation for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In her position, she raised over $130 million dollars in philanthropic gifts. Ms. Crist holds degrees from The University of Arizona and Indiana University.
Anthony L. Fuller - Senior Managing Director
Tony was a 25 year veteran of Walmart formerly serving as Senior Vice President. He began his career as Corporate Counsel for Real Estate and Finance. In his next role, he was responsible for developing and leading the Walmart Realty and multiple REIT structures through which Walmart owns, manages, redevelops and sells its real estate. He was promoted to SVP in 2005 with additional responsibility for Walmart’s indirect procurement, store planning, energy, and maintenance functions. He has been a long time member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving in several different capacities and speaking frequently at ICSC events. Tony is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, serving as a panelist and a council member. Additionally, Tony serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), an organization opening opportunities for minorities in commercial real estate. Tony received his BS in Agricultural Economics from Arkansas State University and his JD from the University of Arkansas. He was admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1984. Tony, and his wife Donna, are the proud parents of 7 children. The family has been involved in mission work in Haiti for 10 years. In addition, one daughter has served in medical missions in Africa, and another daughter, son-in-law, and two grandchildren are currently evaluating relocation to a work in Uganda.
Charles R. Slaton – Vice Chairman of Healthcare
Charlie Slaton is the founder and CEO of Critical Access HealthCare, a Texas based rural hospital company. Mr. Slaton previously served as the President/CEO and Chief Operating Officer of MedCath, Inc – a NASDAQ listed company that developed, owned and operated 13 physician partnered cardiac specialty hospitals and 30 physician partnered outpatient cardiac centers through the United States. Prior to his tenure at MedCath, Slaton was the Senior Vice President for the Texas Division of Tenet Health Care in Dallas, Texas. Handling the divesture of a several hospitals, acquisition of others and construction of a De Nova facility, the division’s total net revenue eclipsed over 2 billion dollars with over 500 million in EBIDTA and at its peak, operated over 20 hospitals. Prior to the Texas responsibility, Slaton served as VP of Operations from the Central States Division of Tenet, managing up to 22 hospitals in seven Mid America and Northeast states. In his first responsibility with Tenet, Slaton served as the CEO from St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee (a 967 bed general acute hospital). Slaton was honored with the Circle of Excellence award as one of the companies top CEOs for his role at St. Francis. Charlie also serves as the Principal of CRSlaton & Associates, LLC. The firm recently completed a viability analysis for Centre Partners of New York on a hospital project. CRS&A recently represented the buyer in a $50 million dollar transaction involving 3 Orange County California Hospitals. CRS&A also arranged financing for the project. Slaton has consulted with clients on a Cancer Care project in Singapore, as well as projects in Mexico, the Far East and Ireland. Charlie completed Advanced Management Program studies at the Harvard Business School and received his MBA from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
COL. BEVERLY RICE SCOTT, MD (RET) - Advisory Committee
Beverly Rice Scott, MD, COL (U.S. Army, Retired), began her medical and military career over forty years ago. Dr. Scott initially received her Registered Nursing Diploma from Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1978 and her Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado in 1981. She attended Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (1981-1985), followed by Surgical Internship, with direct accession into the US Army in 1986. Following three years of Neurosurgery training at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, she served two years in Panama as a General Medical Officer. She completed Neurology Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1996) and Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship (1997), Board-Certification in Psychiatry and Neurology (1997), and maintenance of certification (2007, 2017).
COL Scott served on staff at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, from August 1998 to June 2018, in multiple leadership positions while active with patient and resident education. She served as Neurology Clinic Chief, Assistant Chief of Department of Medicine, Assistant Chief Neurology, and Chief, Neurology Service (2005 – 2012). COL Scott deployed to Afghanistan October 2010 to April 2011 where she served as the Theater Neurology Consultant with Task Force 62nd Medical Brigade and was instrumental in advancing concussion care throughout theater. Her last active duty assignment was Director, Traumatic Brain Injury/Intrepid Spirit Program where she served from October 2014 until her retirement June 2016, followed by two additional years as Director as a ‘retiree recall’ to help ensure a successful transition for the Intrepid Spirit Program. Academic interests include post-traumatic migraine and co-morbidities associated with concussion. Dr. Scott continues to support soldier and resident education at Madigan as a Red Cross volunteer following her military retirement.
COL Scott’s military schooling includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal w/Bronze Service Star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service ribbon, the Overseas Service ribbon, the NATO medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award, and the Expert Field Medical Badge. She was also awarded the military “A” Proficiency Designator for academic excellence and designated a Fellow by the American Academy of Neurology.
Daniel J. Rice Founder - Executive Chairman
Daniel J. Rice is the founder and Executive Chairman of Global Healthcare Capital and has originated over $5 billion in European Healthcare Service transactions. In addition Rice has cultivated equity JV relationships with top tier global PE firms in NY, London and Asia. Under Rice leadership the GHC Advisor team has completed transactions with leading NYSE Healthcare REITS involving MOB and cancer center assets. Mr. Rice was previously Managing Director and Vice President of Acquisitions for Spirit Finance, a private and previously NYSE-listed REIT, from October, 2005 to July, 2009. He originated over $1.0 billion in off market real estate single tenant closings. Mr. Rice was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a boutique M&A firm that advised on over 50 closely held company transactions from 1998 to 2005. He was in-house Director of Mergers and Acquisitions from 1988 to 1997 for a $1.5 billion revenue Canadian holding company. He has traveled extensively throughout the, Canada, Europe, West Africa, China and the Middle East raising capital and originating deal flow. He began his career in 1982 as a Managing Director for Midwest Properties in Cincinnati and exclusively represented Wal-Mart in raising capital through sale/leaseback transactions. Mr. Rice attended Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship and graduated from the University of Nebraska.
Allen Arroyo I Senior Managing Director
Allen Arroyo has over 25 years of executive management and financial experience. Mr. Arroyo has extensive expertise in all areas of financial and risk management. Allen has served as CFO and Chief Accounting Officer for several highly successful private and public hospitality companies. Allen has been instrumental in many structured, real estate backed and unsecured financing transactions. Allen has also done due diligence and deal structuring for numerous Merger and Acquisition targets. Mr. Arroyo has a proven track record of success in reducing tax rates and in implementing enterprise financial systems. Allen received an MBA from Pepperdine University and his BS Degree in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.
Dr. Jane Caplan, MD - Advisory Committee
Jane Elizabeth Caplan, M.D. has been practicing as a Board Certified Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist in the Phoenix area for the past 15 years. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood program (Brigham & Women’s hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess hospital 2001-2004) and her pediatric fellowship at Harvard as well (Massachusetts General hospital, McLean hospital 2004-2006). Since that time, she has been in private practice, specializing in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, with a wide range of therapeutic expertise.
She has special interests in attachment theory, trauma, addiction, and depression. She has recently developed a methodology for cutting edge treatment with ketamine assisted psychotherapy, leading to quick resolution of typically resistant psychological symptoms. Case studies are currently being prepared for peer reviewed publication. She is also looking into the use of MDMA for treatment resistant PTSD.
Dr. Caplan has been extensively involved in her local community. She has been an active volunteer for Boys Hope Girls Hope for over 10 years, with 5 years combined for the program committee and Board, in order to assist undeserved adolescents with tremendous academic potential. More recently, she joined the Board of the AZ Justice Project, committed to the innocent and wrongfully imprisoned.
She maintains an active license in both Arizona and Hawaii, where she spends her summers working in the mental health and legal systems. Otherwise, she has spent her summers working on inpatient psychiatry units and detoxification/rehab units for addiction.
Personally, she has cultivated a deep meditation and yoga practice and has led meditation groups. Her philosophy on deep healing is that it occurs across the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms.