Dustin Agan, M.D.

Cardiovascular Specialists of North Houston, Houston, TX

Fellowship-trained in Interventional Cardiology, Dustin Agan, M.D., graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed his fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at St. Vincent Hospital’s Department of Cardiovascular Disease.

From a young age, Dr. Agan knew he wanted to be a physician and make his late father proud.

With training in the latest technology, Dr. Agan sees patients for a variety of conditions including evaluation of chest pain, basic arrhythmias, coronary and peripheral artery disease, valvular heart disease, and congestive heart failure.

Dr. Agan takes the time to listen to his patients and educate them on their care. Not only does he want to help his patients in their lives today, he wants to help their futures as well. Creating an appropriate plan of care and treating his patients like family are two of his strongest aims. He is invested in the well-being of each patient he sees.

Eric Anderson

Independent Consultant

Graduate of Univ. of Southern California

  • Eric has over 25 years’ experience in applying advanced IT technology to some of the biggest problems’ businesses must address; including the application of Supercomputers, Big Data Mining and Robotic Automation of businesses, using AI and machine Learning.

  • Eric advises technology companies in the startup and early growth phase, residing in both Miami Fl and Portland.

  • For CarePay, he brings extensive expertise in Corporate Development based on experience gained as he founded, grew and exited several of his own companies, including a current technology venture that includes Microsoft and Dell for “Software as a Service” business critical applications.

Paul Beahm: Simpactful Sr. Consultant

Former Walmart Executive with Healthcare, Operations, Merchandising, Procurement, and Strategy Experience

• Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness Operations responsible for Walmart’s retail pharmacies and vision centers in the US and Puerto Rico. Full P and L responsibilities and leadership of the team of 70,000 plus field associates responsible for all customer facing activities.

  • Former member of Executive Committee for National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) and on the Board of Directors for NACDS.

  • Senior Vice Chairman Board of Trustees for Saint Louis College of Pharmacy since 2012.

  • Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager Health & Wellness responsible for procurement and buyers for the US RX prescription, Over-The-Counter Medicines, along with the strategies and merchandise presentation of those areas.

  • Senior Vice President, General Merchandise Manager Homelines responsible for the buying teams, merchandise presentations, strategies, and assortments for all Walmart US stores in Homelines.

  • Vice President, DMM, for Over The Counter and Consumables responsible for the buying teams, merchandise presentations, strategies, and assortments for Over the Counter Medicines and Consumables ( laundry, cleaning, papergoods, etc...) areas for all Walmart US stores.

  • Pharmacy Leader responsible for quality, compliance, healthcare government relations, and pricing.

Paul Chin, M.D., PhD.

Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, The Woodlands and Spring, TX

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University in Pueblo where he was a Presidential Scholar and NCAA Academic All-American

  • Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas where his published research resulted in multiple awards and a coveted grant from the National Institute of Health

  • Medical school and orthopedic surgery training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

  • Dr. Chin is board certified in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine

  • He is a native Texan and former collegiate tennis player

  • Following residency, Dr. Chin was selected for the prestigious San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship where he had the distinction of treating athletes from the San Diego Padres, San Diego State University athletic teams, and other San Diego collegiate and high school athletes

  • Dr. Chin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member of the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Research Society, Orthopaedic Trauma Associatio

  • He also is an active manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Research

Roxanne DeLeon

Media Communications B.S. program at Full Sail University within a vast and innovative technological learning environment.

• Education: Roxanne attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate degree and received her master’s from Full Sail University.

  • She has experience in both educational and corporate environments.

  • Her corporate experience includes managerial responsibilities, financial applications, as well as

    marketing and public relations.

  • As an educator, her focus is in technology-based student driven learning experiences while developing high academic performance experiences through collaboration and critical thinking opportunities across multidisciplinary areas.

  • Roxanne remains passionate about searching for the latest instructional technologies and pedagogical approaches for learning.

A. Tarkan Dural, M.D.

Digestive Specialists, P.A., The Woodlands, TX

  • Education: Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey

  • M.D. Degree RUSH-Westlake

  • Internal Medicine Residency, Chicago, ILUT-Houston

  • General Medicine Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine

  • Houston,Gastroenterology Fellowship

  • A. Tarkan Dural, M.D. practices gastroenterology in The Woodlands, TX and Northwest Houston.

  • After completing his Gastroenterology Fellowship with Baylor College of Medicine, he joined Digestive

    Specialists, PA in 2003.

  • He performs procedures at Woodlands Endoscopy Center as well as the local hospitals.

  • He is involved with his community.

  • Dr. Dural and his wife, Ayse Dural, M.D. are the proud parents of three children.

N. Brian Flowers, M.D., MPT, FAAOS, FAAHKS

Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, The Woodlands and Spring, TX

  • Education: Bachelor of Health Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C.

  • Masters of Physical Therapy and Doctorate of Medicine from Howard University

  • Residency in orthopedic surgery at the New York Medical College located in

    Manhattan

  • Fellowship trained in Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction at the

    Hospital for Special Surgery also in Manhattan, NY

  • Dr. Flowers is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon as well as a Physical Therapist

  • Super Doctors Texas Rising Stars 2015, 2016 & 2017

  • He has spent his entire career caring for those who have suffered the effects of arthritis, as well as other bone and joint maladies

  • While offering care for these issues, he has also found an interest in the political and business side of medicine

  • He started off as a medical advisor for a state senator in New York in 1999

  • In the years since, he has volunteered in the Caribbean giving medical care, served on the board of directors for a Houston area hospital system, as well as on the medical committee of a large hospital system

David Friedler

Simpactful Managing Partner

Former Sales & Marketing Executive: P&G,

Clorox/Glad, and Diamond Foods

  • Strategic,creative and results oriented senior executive with demonstrated ability to achieve outstanding business and organizational results in sales, marketing, and general management assignments. P&L management, and responsibility across business operations, customer merchandising/ promotion, brand management, category management, shopper marketing, and more.

  • Experience in multiple companies (P&G,Clorox/Glad,and Diamond Foods),Categories(Snacks,Nuts, Household Goods, Health and Beauty, Paper Products), and Retail Channels (Food, Mass, Drug).

  • As a Category GM, David led a Food Brand multi-functional business team to develop and implement Strategic
    Business plans, while also managing the day to day responsibilities for the business (marketing plans, customer strategies, P/L management, etc.).

  • Led a Sales Strategy Organization responsible for developing and executing the commercial strategies for all brands and customers to deliver annual company sales and profit targets. Led organization responsible for Sales Strategy, Customer Marketing/ Merchandising, Shopper Marketing, Shopper Insights, Category Management, Sales Finance, and more. Exceeded sales and trade spend ROI targets.

  • Managed West / Mid-West business team for a large CPG - $1.8B in Sales, +$200MM in Trade Funds, 130 person organization. Retailers covered from Chicago to Hawaii/ Alaska and all in between. Successfully delivered 3 straight years of business growth across 4 key metrics: Sales, Volume, Share, and ROI. Reduced overall spending by 12% (personnel costs, travel) while improving trade funding ROI by 5%.

  • Developed a breakthrough new Hispanic consumer and customer program which achieved a $5:1 ROI.

Nazmudin Keshwani, M.D.

Elite Doc Health and Beauty, Sugarland, TX

  • Education: Medical training and internship in Birmingham, England

  • Board Certified Family Practitioner of Indian ancestry who has been on the medical

    staff of Houston area hospitals which includes Memorial Herman

  • Residency in Family Practice in Fort Wayne Indiana

  • Successfully established his first Med-Cure Clinic in 1982.

  • American Board of Family Medicine

  • This type of medical specialty is a complete training in health care including Pediatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Preventive Care.

  • Dr. Keshwani has achieved extensive experience in Family Medicine, work related injuries, auto and home accidents along with minor emergency care skills along with advancements in anti-aging medicine.

Derek M. Lund, P.T.

CEO of Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

  • Education: Graduate from University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston

  • Derek M Lund is a Physical Therapy Specialist in The Woodlands, Texas.

  • Having more than 24 years of diverse experiences, especially in PHYSICAL THERAPY, Derek M Lund affiliates with no hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists without joining any medical groups.

Jessica Patraw, LPN

Licensed Health and Supplemental Insurance Broker with Health Care Solutions Team and a District Coordinator/Benefits Advisor with Aflac

  • Education: LPN Nursing Degree from North West College in Pomona, Ca

  • Bachelors in BioChem from Bradley University in Peoria, IL

  • Jessica and her team have over 25-years experience in the insurance industry.

  • Passionate about helping people, Jessica thrives on educating others on how affordable insurance

    options really are. Her medical background definitely helps with claims and appeals.

  • Jessica is very active in the community in connection with a non-profit organization for disabled veterans and disabled elderly.

  • She is involved with a local Chamber in some of the Chamber committees.

  • When she’s not working, networking or attending events she loves to travel, oil paint & spend time with her family. Jessica and her husband Adam, have 3 boys and 4 grands kids.

Jose Rodriguez

Simpactful Sr. Consultant

Former General Management & Marketing Executive: GSK, Novartis Consumer Health, P&G

  • Highly agile leader with a proven track record of building strong businesses, brands and organizations.

  • Broad Global experience with leading CPG/Consumer Health companies in the US, Latin America and Europe and across multiple categories. (Baby care, Skin Health, Analgesics, Cough & Cold, Digestive Health, Smoker’s Health, Supplements)

  • Robust experience base is both multifunctional (General Management, Marketing, Sales, and Supply) and varied in scope (Global Strategic, Local Operational roles, Business turnarounds)

  • As SVP Global Category/Franchise GSK/Novartis, led $1bn+ global businesses across multiple categories & responsible for Global Strategy, Innovation, Marketing, Supply chain and JV integration. Delivered strong growth in strategic brands (2X market), significantly increased innovation pipeline value, & improved GM via portfolio simplification.

  • As VP/General Manager–Mexico OTC, developed and executed 5 year WTP/HTW strategy that transformed both the business and the organization resulting in strong business results (sales, profit) and outstanding engagement scores. (97%). Received Best Country performance in 2010.

  • As VP Marketing -North America OTC , led $700 million business and 50+ marketing team. Implemented CPG Brand building marketing principles and processes to drive significant improvement in marketing and business fundamentals. Delivered record market shares and +15% sales growth (3.5X market) on strategic brands, and improved marketing ROI +10% behind MMM tools.

  • As Pampers Brand Manager North America, led business strategy and marketing for $1.6bn brand. Delivered record sales/profit and achieved share leadership for the first time in 20 years. Improved marketing ROI +20%.

  • Manufacturing Experience: Diaper Operations Department Manager and Process Engineer.

  • Specialties: Strategy Development, Brand Building/Development, Global Marketing, General Management, P&L Management, People Development, Leading Cultural Change, Business Turnarounds.

Todd Ruberg

Simpactful Sr. Partner

Former General Manager/Vice President and VC Consultant

• Proven success at P&G as an innovative value creator by developing: strategy against big complex opportunities, creative agreements with large customer’s senior executives and inspired productive organizations that over deliver. Strong Sales, profit, and productivity reputation by finding value across entire supply and demand chain. Strong experience in developing C-level strategic partnerships. Recognized expertise in new business development.

• Led P&G’s“Omni-Channel” strategy,addressing the evolving marketplace especially e-commerce, and mobile enabled “millennial” consumers. Led a cross-function team to develop mid and longer term changes in our consumer research, brand building practices (especially digital media and online strategy), supply chain, trade practices, and organization/human processes. Developed fundamentals and value drivers for Physical, Digital and Mobile shopping environments and Implemented Direct-to-Consumer e-commerce capabilities like subscription/auto-replenishment.

  • As Vice President of Club/Dollar/Home Hardware channel, developed winning channel differentiation strategies including developing differentiated brands for channel/customers, Innovation strategy to match innovation to a channel/customer’s shoppers, and packaging shape strategies for optimal channel fit and value creation.

  • Designing a Sales Force and Go To Market strategies for a category leading $1.9B CPG company . Working across both the divesting and acquiring companies to set up this free standing company. Developing commercial strategy, structure, business processes, people strategies, and reward structure.

  • Developed a distribution expanding strategy for a Los Angeles based natural and herbal supplement retailer.

  • Developed the target products and capabilities required to expand into Natural Food retailers

  • Developed and secured exclusive distribution at Channel’s largest customers Cost,, securing a 3 year $1 billion invoice value business while improving profit by $14 million. Developed the approach to take over the exclusive distribution of a key category at another top customer after being out of distribution for 17 years, creating $140 million in new revenue.

  • Led P&G’s North America “Developing Future Leaders” program that identified and developed future senior leaders. Included early identification of top talent, and longer range challenge specific career planning and pathing.

  • Led P&G’s North America “Strategic Talent Management,” creating a strategy and mapping process to match

Rich Shea

Simpactful Sr. Consultant

Retail Leader

• Rich is a seasoned retail executive with more than 40 years of experience in merchandising, procurement, and marketing, including 34 years with The Kroger Co. in roles across store operations, division management, and corporate. During his last 18 years with Kroger, Rich had corporate responsibility for Health and Beauty Care and Non-Food Merchandising (HBC/NF).

  • Rich is recognized in the industry as a collaborative leader whose expertise in driving retail strategy and execution; passion for partnering with suppliers to create mutual wins for the retailer, supplier, and customer; and unyielding focus on on-the-ground engagement with store associates and managers (including regular store tours) delivered strong results.

  • During his tenure as Senior Director of HBC/NF Merchandising, the company experienced unprecedented success, including 49 straight quarters of positive ID store sales growth and continuous market share gains. He played a key role in numerous successful initiatives, including Kroger’s Personal Needs Reinvention (KPNR) of which there were three iterations during his tenure, Kroger’s Baby Aisle Reinvention (KPNR), HBC/NF Pricing Strategies, Store Layouts, Collaborative Category Optimization (CCO), and the application of Customer Data and Insights into executable and successful strategies and tactics.

Jessica White Hall

Simpactful Partner

Former Global Marketing and Insights Director

  • Accomplished leader,with experience in global markets, innovation, brand building, and strategy and portfolio development. Depth of experience in global consumer and shopper insights and analytics, as well as breadth of of experience in retailer partnerships and organization design and effectiveness. Worked at P&G for over 29 years serving many areas including Fabric Care, Pet Care, Paper Goods, New Business Development, Multi-cultural Business Development, Snacks and Beverages.

  • Began career in P&G’s Finance and Accounting organization where gained experience in cost and financial analysis and profit forecasting.

  • Responsible for the consumer insights and market analysis that launched two of the top IRI Pacesetter industry product innovations, Tide Pods and Downy Unstopables.

  • Co-created the first Shopper Insights team in the packaged goods industry and established co- located resources to partner with top retailers.

  • Created a team of consumer understanding experts to build P&G’s new Multi-cultural Business Development organization.

  • Led P&G’s North America functional talent management process for over 450 employees including the creation of a strategic

    assignment mapping process, promotion process and top talent development process

  • Created new global organization design structure to leverage 15% enrollment reduction

  • Sponsored multiple affinity groups, mentored over 50 employees and served on P&G’s executive level African-Ancestry Leadership Network

  • Awarded P&G’s Living Legend Award and Brand Building Organization Diversity Award

  • Earned Bachelor of Science degree from Vanderbilt University

  • Served on the board of directors for DePaul Cristo Rey High School, St. Aloyisius Orphanage, Women Helping Women, and Taft Museum of Art.

  • Featured speaker at industry events and national diversity council events

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