Board of Directors 

JEFFREY GOFFMAN

Goffman is Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder of Integrated Oncology Network, LLC, an oncology management company and advisory firm that provides services to physician groups and hospitals and invests as a minority partner in outpatient cancer centers focused on radiation oncology.

Goffman also founded Goffman and Associated, Certified Public Accountants, New York (1988-1994); founder of U.S. Diagnostic, Inc. (1993-1997); founded OnCURE Medical Corp. Englewood, Colo., one of the largest providers of outpatient radiation oncology care in the United States (1998 until 2007); and co-founded and is an owner and member of the Board of Directors of Affiliated PET Systems, Silver Spring, Md. (current).

Goffman is an inactive Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York and Florida and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Cancer Society’s CEO’s Against Cancer, and the Orange County Regional Council.

 

George Blank

George Blank is a retired finance executive whose career includes 25 years’ experience in the broadcast and media industry. Blank served for 17 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Univision Communications, Inc. and its predecessor companies. During Blank’s tenure at the highly successful Spanish language media giant, the then privately held company did a successful Initial Public Offering, listing on the NYSE.

Prior to joining Univision, Blank served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). His earlier career included stints in finance at RCA Corp. and in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co. Blank currently provides limited unpaid advisory services to family and family related businesses.

Blank is an inactive Certified Public Accountant licensed in New Jersey. He holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was inducted into the University’s Pinnacle Society. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New Jersey Society of CPA’s.

Blank currently resides primarily in Juno Beach, Florida with his wife, Shelley. They have two daughters, a son, a son-in-law and a very special grandson that has led to their involvement in muscular dystrophy.

 

Kevin Dorsey

Kevin Dorsey joined Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in September 2011 and served as President of Traffic, Navigation and Mobility. His role quickly expanded to include overseeing operations for three of Clear Channel's subsidiaries. As the President of National Media Groups, Dorsey manages all aspects of Katz Media Group (Katz Radio, Katz Television, Katz360), Premiere Networks affiliate sales and Total Traffic Network. He also managed the integration of the acquired Metro Traffic with Clear Channel's Total Traffic division.

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Dorsey held the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development & New Media for the CBS Television Station Group, overseeing all national new business, marketing and digital and mobile sales efforts. He has nearly 15 years within the broadcast industry and over a decade of experience in pivotal leadership roles. Dorsey currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, Deborah, and sons, Jack and Max.

Jeffrey GOFFMAN

Board Chair

 

George Blank

 

 

kevin dorsey

 

TJ FARNSWORTH

TJ Farnsworth formed SightLine Health in 2005, building it into a business that ranked 86th on the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the United States, posting an impressive three-year growth of 2,868 percent and 2010 revenue of $18.4 million. This impressive growth percentage made SightLine Health the fourth fastest growing health care company on the Inc. 500 list. 2011 was SightLine Health’s second year on the Inc. 500. In 2010, SightLine Health was names the fastest growing private company in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.

SightLine Health uses minimally invasive therapies to treat cancer patients in outpatient settings. TJ founded the company after learning about new and evolving technologies that treat tumors with less collateral damage to patients. This interest in technology, combined with his attention to top-notch customer service, has driven the business’ success, along with TJ’s keen business savvy. The company now operates 7 cancer centers in 4 states, along with one of the largest anatomical pathology labs in Texas, with additional facilities in development across the US.

In 2011, TJ was honored as one of the top 40 under 40 in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.

TJ earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin with double majors in economics and government. He married his new wife, Margaret, in September 2011. He loves to travel and to entertain, and he is a collector of fine wines.

 

Thom McElroy

Thom McElroy has brought the youth market to the masses through his creative design and advertising approach. McElroy Designs was formed in 1989 servicing national and international clients. In 1994 McElroy Designs evolved into a full service agency, and a name change to McElroy Communications. Thom has been the force in developing Branding for Volcom, X Box, Activision, Vans, Quiksilver and Taco Bell. Thom sold the agency to Foote, Cone, and Belding in 1999, the 5th largest advertising agency in the world. McElroy:FCB became a major marketing force not just in Orange County but worldwide.

Thom left FCB in August 2002 to join forces with Volcom, a youth lifestyle label that he co-founded in 1991. He spent time as Volcom's Chief Brand Officer before semi-retiring. Semi-retirement did not last long. He consulted with O'Neill Sportswear as their Brand Manager for a period before accepting the position of SVP of Marketing. His knowledge of brand building and grassroots marketing helped grow O'Neill's business by 50% over two years.

When Volcom went public in 2005, Thom went on a leave of absence that eventually lead to his retirement. For the past ten years he has consulted with many new companies and young CEOs and invested in several emerging brands. Thom currently sits on the Campanile Board of Directors and Chairs the Alumni Engagement Committee. He also mentors at the Lavin Entrepreneur Management Center and is involved in the School of Business, the Zahn Center of Engineering and The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU.

 

DEBRA MILLER

Miller is co-founder and president of CureDuchenne. She and her husband started the organization in 2002 after their only son, Hawken, was diagnosed with Duchenne. Miller, a native Californian, graduated from Mariner’s High School in Huntington Beach and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of California Los Angeles.

Prior to CureDuchenne, Miller had a career in publishing with positions at IDG Communications, Cahners Publishing, Ziff-Davis Publishing, and Scholastic Publishing. She also worked in management at PC Magazine and was an independent stock trader.

TJ Farnsworth

 

 

Thom McElroy

 

 

debra miller

Founder

PAUL MILLER

Miller was an equal force with his wife, Debra, in founding CureDuchenne in 2002 when their son, Hawken, was diagnosed with Duchenne. Originally from northern Minnesota, he was drafted by the National Hockey League’s Minnesota North Stars out of high school. He attended the University of Minnesota and after transferring schools, graduated from St. Cloud State University. After ending his pursuit of playing hockey in the NHL, he moved to Southern California and began his career in the food industry.

While working for the J.R. Simplot Company, Miller earned his Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He continues to work in the food industry and is presently leading the consumer division at Sterling Foods, a specialty custom bakery, as the senior vice president and general manager.

 

Ron Philip

Ron Philip currently serves as President and General Manager, Africa Middle East Region for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Pharmaceuticals Business Unit. In this role he is responsible for the commercialization of the Business Unit’s portfolio of innovative products in the region which spans 68 countries. Prior to this role, Ron served as Vice President of Strategy for a $15B division of Pfizer for three years where he was responsible for the formulation of business unit strategy and led key strategic efforts on behalf of the BU President and BU leadership team. Previously, Ron served as Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Business Excellence at Wyeth Corporation where he was responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s US sales and marketing operations.

Prior to joining Wyeth, Ron spent over six years with Deloitte Consulting in leadership roles within their Strategy and Operations practice. At Deloitte, Ron led several business transformation initiatives for Fortune 500 companies across public sector, life sciences, financial services and manufacturing industries. Previously, Ron spent four years at Merck and Co. in various roles within their manufacturing and marketing divisions. Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University. He resides in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with his wife and two young children.

 

Alessandro Piol

Alessandro Piol has over 30 years of investment and operational experience, with expertise in enterprise software, internet services, and new media.

In 1991, he co-founded AT&T Ventures where he led investments in BBN Planet (Verizon), Classic Sports Network (now ESPN Classic), Multex (IPO in 1999), Redgate Communications (AOL), and Spectrum HoloByte (Microprose/Hasbro). In 1995, Alessandro became a partner at Invesco Private Capital and then in 2006, a co-founder and partner at Vedanta Capital, where he led investments in Arbortext (acquired by PTC), Cadis (Aspect Development), Cast Iron Systems (IBM), Digital Persona, LogLogic (TIBCO), ONI Systems (IPO in 2000), Portal Software (IPO in 1999), Torrent Networking (Ericsson), and Verisign (IPO in 1997) among others.

Before working as a venture capitalist, Alessandro spent several years developing compilers in Fortran, co-founded the AT&T-backed graphics supercomputing business Pixel Machines, and worked as director of Strategic Partnerships for AT&T Computer Systems. Alessandro received an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1985. He received an MS and BS in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1982 and 1979, respectively.

Alessandro is currently President of the New York chapter of TiE, Chairman of Columbia’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a mentor in the NYC Venture Fellows program, an initiative of the NYCEDC. Alessandro is also co-author of Tech and the City: The Making of New York's Startup Community (Mirandola Press, 2013).

Paul Miller

Founder

 

Ron Philip

 

 

Alessandro Piol

 

MIKE ROSEN

Mike Rosen is Executive Vice President of Ad Sales & Integrated Marketing, Telemundo Media. He will be responsible for leading the network, cable and digital sales teams of Telemundo and mun2 overseeing all ad revenue generation, including Telemundo Media cross-platform sales initiatives and multiplatform integrated marketing solutions. Rosen has accrued extensive experience in media investment and activation over a 25+ year career, and has led the development of some of the most breakthrough branded entertainment projects in scripted and unscripted TV, including “Survivor”, “Glee”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “Desperate Housewives”, and “The Celebrity Apprentice”.

Before Telemundo Media, Rosen was President of Investment and Activation for media agency Starcom Worldwide, overseeing over $9 Billion in advertising investments for the agency and its clients. Prior to Starcom, Rosen was senior vice president/manager at GM Mediaworks where he handled all facets of the broadcast and cable network entertainment dayparts. Prior to that, he was the founder and principal of his own media buying boutique, Baker Hill Media Services. During his early career experience in the media departments of several major advertising agencies, including N.W. Ayer, Campbell-Mithun and J. Walter Thompson, he worked closely with national advertisers AT&T, U.S. Army, General Mills, Warner-Lambert and U.S. Sprint.

Rosen has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 1991, after earning a J.D. law degree from Fordham University and a B.S. in communications from Cornell University.

 

TOM SCRANTON

Tom Scranton is vice chairman and CEO of Patriot Environmental Services. He founded Patriot Environmental Services, Inc., a premier provider of comprehensive environmental services in the southwestern United States located in Long Beach, Calif., in July of 2002. He is also managing partner of Thomas M Scranton and Associates, LLC, a spill management and environmental consulting firm in Las Vegas.

Prior to Patriot, Tom was vice president, Southern California, for Foss Environmental Services from 1997- 2002. He was operations manager for Clean Venture, Inc. from 1991-1995 in Southern New Jersey.

 

EVONNE SEPSIS

Evonne Sepsis has spent the last 18 years in the healthcare sector. In 2009, Sepsis founded ESC Advisors, a boutique investment bank focusing on life sciences companies. The focus of ESC is on private placements and M&A advisory work. She and her team have advised companies on buyside and sellside assignments and private placements.

Before founding ESC Advisors, she was head of healthcare investment banking at Susquehanna Financial Group and was a Managing Director at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. Sepsis started her investment banking career at Salomon Brothers, and prior to business school, she worked at APM, a healthcare consulting firm. She received her MBA from Yale and her Bachelor's degree from Northwestern.

Mike Rosen

 

 

Tom Scranton

 

 

Evonne Sepsis

 

STEPHEN SPIVAK

Stephen Spivak is a commodities trader and philanthropist. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. Stephen began trading commodities at the World Trade Center in 1996. He is a market maker specializing in Gold Options and Futures from 1998-present. He is a 9/11 survivor.

Stephen moved from Connecticut to San Diego in 2012. Stephen is also national director, direct performance, Freedom Communication (owner of the Orange County Register).

He is active with the nonprofit Autism Speaks. Stephen created the first Autism Speaks Day at the Del Mar Racetrack in 2013.

Stephen has been happily married to Reiko for 16 years and has two boys Issac, 14, and Koji, 12.

 

RYAN WILLIAMS

Williams is the Director of Marketing for Athletes First in Irvine, Calif. His primary responsibility is to establish player marketing strategies and proactively identify, negotiate and secure endorsement opportunities.

His knowledge of the sports industry was gained through close relationships with vendors, coaches and athletes while working in various roles as a student at UCLA and while interning for Adidas.

In his 10 years at Athletes First, Williams has amassed a national network while proving to be an innovative and determined marketing specialist. He also handles player appearances, foundation sponsorships and barter agreements for the firm’s clients. He is actively involved in the recruitment of new football clients.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Williams holds a degree in English from UCLA and lives in Newport Beach, Calif. with his wife, Alivia.

 

ELAINE WU

Elaine Wu is Chief Operation Officer of WHGC, an international law and intellectual property law specialized law firm based in Newport Beach, Calif., where she is responsible for risk management, database marketing, online advertising, and lead market development for business expansion.

Wu is also a principle of China Enterprise Appraisal Investing Consulting, Inc., an affiliate of a Beijing, China based M&A firm specialized in financing, restructuring and lead strategic marketing initiatives that bring businesses to market on a global scale. Wu is an active community organizer of many Chinese American activities in Southern California. She brings over a decade of operation, entrepreneurial and investment experience to her role.

Stephen Spivak

 

 

ryan williams

 

 

elaine wu