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Key People

Global Executive Team

Kirk Saunders

Chairman and CEO

Kirk is successful in business, finance, investing, and as an entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience starting, managing, and growing a variety of businesses. Kirk served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as an active advisor-investor in Medical Referral Source, Inc., a Tucson, Arizona-based medical software startup company sold to the Advisory Board Company in 2015. Kirk is currently on the Board of Pyx Health, Inc., a software startup addressing the social determinants of health. For more than two decades he has been a Volunteer Board Member for the El Rio Community Health Center, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in the US, serving as Board President and Founder/Chair of the Strategic Innovations Committee of the Board. Kirk is passionate about improving public health, and empowering individuals to get and stay well.

Bryan Martone

Chief Operating Officer

Bryan is a banking professional with over 20 years’ experience in Securities, Fixed Income & Derivatives, Custody, Lending, Branch Network, Transaction Banking (Cash & Trade), Client Office & Off-Boarding Operations. Bryan was the Regional Head Client Office & Off-Boarding APAC with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), where he was responsible for exiting liabilities, assets and clients in 10 countries, including India. Prior to this role, Bryan was the Regional Head of Operations APAC and also spent 14 years with UBS Singapore, where he was responsible for APAC Fixed Income Operations & Wealth Management Operations. Bryan commenced  his career in APAC by opening the Bear Stearns Asia Limited office in Hong Kong in 1993.  Bryan is American, married with two children and has lived in Singapore for over 20 years.

Ted Johnson

Global Business Development and Legal Advisor

Ted formed ZelusTech, a strategic and advisory legal office, early in 2018, and has been actively involved helping companies start and build their businesses in Japan and other parts of Asia. Before ZelusTech, Ted spent over 20 years in two global law firms. At Paul Hastings LLP he served as managing partner of the Tokyo office, and at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, he launched the firm’s Tokyo venture company practice. Ted’s legal practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions for private equity funds and major multinational companies, including several in life sciences fields. Ted has also represented venture capital funds and early stage companies in venture finance and operations. Ted is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of North Carolina and was a Fulbright scholar at the Law Faculty of Tokyo University. Ted teaches courses as an adjunct professor at Keio University Law School. Ted is from the U.S., speaks Japanese, and currently lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Jay S. Kunin, PhD

Strategic Alliance Officer

Jay is Managing Director of Professional Health Technologies (USA) LLC, a strategic consulting firm that provides strategic development, business planning and operational facilitation services for companies who seek to bring new products, services or technologies to the US healthcare marketplace. He has over 30 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, business consultant and investor, has founded or co-founded four companies, and served as partner or executive officer of multiple other entrepreneurial ventures, two of which were acquired by Fortune 500 companies.

Jay has been an investor in and Director of numerous private companies in markets including drug anti-counterfeiting, mobile health, pharmacy & health IT, medical devices, tissue engineering, wound healing and protein translation engineering, as well as software companies in the bioengineering, financial, legal and Internet industries. He was a founding Board member of the Life Sciences I.T. Global Institute, which was merged into HIMSS.

Jay is a long-time member of Tech Coast Angels, and served as VP of the TCA BioMed Track for 6 years. He has been a consultant on angel investing to the government of New Zealand and Incubators New Zealand, and a Visiting Fellow with the Australian Institute for Commercialisation.

Jay holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT, where he contributed to the first Electronic Health Record system, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital.

Russ Tevis

Chief Technology Officer

Russ has extensive experience in leadership and operations in the Healthcare industry. He specializes in working with companies to bridge business, regulatory, security, and technical requirements; and has been pivotal in bringing products from inception to market. Before joining The Diary Corporation, Russ was responsible for scaling innovative IT solutions for the clinical teams at The Advisory Board Company, a large publicly-listed healthcare company based in Washington, DC. He is skilled at working directly with clients to determine needs, translating these into business strategies and implementation plans to ensure product delivery and compliance. 

After obtaining his B.S/B.A. in Computer Science and Business Management, Russ began his professional career as a computer programmer for General Motors, Electronic Data Systems, and Hughes Missile Systems. Nearly 25 years ago he migrated to Healthcare with Sunquest Information Systems as Associate Vice President of software development, where he specialized in new product initiatives and acquisitions. Russ was also CIO/COO with Medical Referral Source, a start-up company sold to The Advisory Board in 2013. 

Stephen Michael, DrPH

Health Systems Change Officer

Stephen brings 30 years’ behavioral health and public health experience to the Diary Corporation. He has provided executive program direction in both public and private sector organizations serving populations including adolescents, seniors and individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illnesses.  Stephen supports patient rights and patient engagement.  He is a licensed substance abuse counselor and behavior change specialist.  He recently served as the Director of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, sculpting a tobacco cessation quitline that achieved international recognition.   

Stephen specializes in data-driven outcome benchmarking in behavioral health settings and uses implementation processes that optimize behavior change strategies. Stephen also co-authored the national standards for partial hospitalization in the US. 

Mike van Bokhoven

Senior Architect

Mike has 28 years of experience in the software industry, with occasional forays into electronic hardware. He graduated from Auckland University (New Zealand) with an honors degree in Electronic Engineering, specializing in digital systems. He has worked on projects as diverse as electronic engine management systems for vehicles, cutting-edge responsive Web 2.0 implementations, and experimental high-performance 2D/3D data visualization engines. 

Mike is dedicated to improving the healthcare experience, initially working with health insurance systems and then with The Diary Corporation. He is a firm believer in the individual’s ownership and control of personal health data. This synergy with The Diary Corporation’s vision was the reason that he joined the company, in TDC’s New Zealand subsidiary, and why he continues to make improvements in that field. 

Pat FranCoeur

Financial Controller and Administrator

Pat has 40 years’ experience as an accounting and administrative professional and has held management positions in youth services, construction, manufacturing and technology. Well-developed project management and organizational skills have enabled Pat to develop solid accounting and administrative teams to provide efficient and effective support to other departments within an organization, as well as timely, meaningful reports and information to management.

A proactive problem solver, with a unique ability to communicate across all levels of an organization, Pat is often recruited to author company policies, procedures manuals and employee handbooks. Working with a large international youth services company, Pat was the key contact and coordinator for six annual audits required due to the nature of the business. Pat holds a BA in Business Management and an MBA in Technology Management. Before joining The Diary Corporation in 2015, she spent five years as an owner-operator of a postal and shipping company with two locations in Arizona.

Business, Scientific and Healthcare Advisors

Hamish MacDonald

Founder and Business Advisor

From the 1990’s, Hamish twice built multimillion-dollar consumer marketing businesses in Japan and founded a Japan market-entry and media consultancy. He then served as CEO for a Japanese e-payments venture. During this period, he conceived The Diary®, technology enabling patients and health professionals to view and understand health data more holistically and collaboratively. In 2009, with advancements in mobile communications and other technology enabling the realization of this vision, Hamish returned to New Zealand to turn the concept into a business and led a team of committed people as the CEO of The Diary® from 2010 – 2018. With the support of international partners, he refined the vision, ultimately founding and now serving as CEO and a Board Member of Sovereignty, a global system for better and more efficient healthcare delivery.

Dr. Mike Bainbridge

Clinical Director

Mike Bainbridge is an internationally-recognized expert Clinical Informatician and Academic, and an innovator in clinical software and hardware domains. He is the Clinical Director ASE Health for ASE Consulting Australia Pty. Ltd., and Clinical Engagement Lead (APAC) for SNOMED International.  He is also an Adjunct Professor in Clinical Informatics at the University of Victoria, British Columbia.  Mike’s skills cross technical and clinical barriers and, through their application over the last 36 years, have put him at the foundation of much of the current digital health landscape.

Omid Moghadam

Board Member & Scientific Advisor

Omid Moghadam is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and Life Sciences and Tech CEO. He has spent the last 18 years bringing new products and businesses to the market – in fields ranging from photography, medical imaging, and microprocessors to graphics, healthcare information technology, and genomics.

Mr. Moghadam is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, and inventor; and is an expert in intellectual property strategy development. He specializes in finding markets for new technologies, or finding new markets for old technologies. His passion lies in developing new business models and new corporate structures.

Dr. William Nevin

Scientific Advisor, Advisory Board

Dr. Nevin graduated from Northwestern University Medical. Following graduation, he was an intern at Cook County Hospital and a medical resident in the Northwestern University programs in Chicago, Illinois.

An Air Force veteran, Dr. Nevin joined the University of Arizona, in Tucson, as a fellow and clinical faculty member in the Division of Pulmonology and Critical Care. While a faculty member, he worked with thoracic surgeons and pulmonologists at the University Hospital and other local hospitals in Tucson. Dr. Nevin established the fiberoptic bronchoscopy programs at the Tucson VA Hospital, University of Arizona Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Joseph’s Hospital. He also taught airway anatomy and fiberoptic bronchoscopy to the pulmonary fellows and attending staff physicians at the University of Arizona. His research activities at the University of Arizona involved newer applications of airway endoscopy and included the rapid diagnosis of pulmonary infections and the early detection of lung cancer. Dr Nevin believes that the education of physicians, caregivers, and patients is more effective at improving care and decreasing waste in healthcare than laws and legislation.

Dr. Liana Lianov, MD, MPH, FACPM

Scientific Advisor, Advisory Board

Dr. Liana Lianov is the founder of HealthType LLC, where she acts as Lifestyle Medicine Leader and Health Behavior Interventions Consultant, as well as a public speaker and an innovator. HealthType offers digital programs and interactive workshops for health professionals and lay audiences. Dr. Lianov’s passion lies in how to use brain function strengths to achieve and maintain healthy habits and gain emotional energy and happiness.

Her medical specialties include Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. She has experience in government, non-profit and for-profit sectors in progressive leadership roles; and has experience in teaching and mentorship in academic institutions. Her passion and focus on Lifestyle Medicine have initiated her use of digital tools and positive psychology to develop low-cost and sustainable ways for individuals and populations to create and maintain good habits for physical and mental health.

Sandra Leal

Scientific Advisor, Advisory Board

Dr. Sandra Leal is the Chief Operating Officer at SinfoníaRx, a provider of medication therapy management services nationally in the U.S. Dr. Leal has been implementing and scaling integrated clinical pharmacy services in a variety of settings including FQHCs, hospital discharge program, integrated behavioral health clinics, and accountable care organizations.

After receiving her PharmD from the University of Colorado and her MPH in Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Leal completed her residency at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System and a Primary Health Care Policy Fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services. Her work has been published in many well-known medical journals, including that of the American Pharmacists Association.

Dr. Leal has received many awards in the areas of Pharmacy and innovative research. She is utilizing tele-health, gaming, pharmacogenomics and other strategies to scale resources to communities, clinicians, and patients.