BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John F. Cramer, III, M.D.
Dr. Cramer is a Hospitalist at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington. Previously, Dr. Cramer was Medical Director of the Hospital Team at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, where he designed and developed a large hospital team including new physicians, system development, reimbursement, call schedules and quality improvement plan.
Dr. Cramer was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine and Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Cramer has been a consultant to Everett-area vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists, as well as to Physicians Insurance. He was also Network Medical Director for Aetna U.S. HealthCare.
Dr. Cramer has a Bachelor of Arts and Medical Degree from Harvard University, and an MBA from University of Washington.
Gary H. Frank
Over the past 25 years, Gary Frank, as Principal of Global Ventures, LLC, has been directly involved with medical and other companies to optimize their business strategies by raising early stage capital, mezzanine and second round financing, and by providing liquidity events through M&A and public offerings.
Mr. Frank served as board member and sales and marketing consultant for Woman’s Wellbeing, Inc., where he helped facilitate the sale of the company to Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: AMX).
Previously, Frank was President of Performance USA, Inc., a division of Sunrise Medical Company, where he was responsible for operations. His previous Company, Monarch America, Inc., was sold to Sunrise Medical.
Mr. Frank has experience and expertise in cardiology sales and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Quinton Instrument Company (now Cardiac Science), where he was responsible for worldwide sales and marketing.
In addition, he has extensive experience in medical sales of cardiovascular and orthopedic surgical products for Johnson and Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), where he was the Divisional Sales Manager and received numerous, national sales awards.
Mr. Frank has a B.A. from Marquette University.
Michele McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and as a financial consultant. She began her career with Ernst & Young as an Audit Specialist and then became a Litigation Specialist for Klewer & Sullivan, a company specializing in forensic accounting. In 1993, McCarthy founded Michele McCarthy Consulting, a financial consulting firm
Ms. McCarthy was co-owner of a number of companies including Torrefazione Italia, DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine, and Pagliacci Pizza, Inc. Presently, she is co-owner of Macrina Bakery, Columbia Pulp, LLC, and 6th Avenue South, LLC.
Ms. McCarthy previously served as Trustee and Finance Council Chair for Seattle Preparatory School, was Pastoral Assistant for Administration at St. Monica's Catholic Church and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Columbia Pulp, LLC. She is also a board member for Casa Italia, an advisory committee member for the Archdiocese of Seattle, and a finance council member for Christ Our Hope Catholic Church.
Ms. McCarthy received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Santa Clara University in 1989 and became a Certified Public Accountant in California in 1992.
Rhonda F. Rhyne, M.B.A.
Rhonda Rhyne has spent the past 20 years in executive management for biotechnology and medical technology companies. She has served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director for Prevencio since August 2013. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer and then President of CardioDynamics, a publicly traded, innovative cardiovascular medical device company from 1996 to 2009. The company was sold to Sonosite, Inc. (now Fujifilm Holdings Corp., OTCPK: FUJIY) in August 2009.
Ms. Rhyne served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Director for Culture Technology, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company specializing in growing skin for severely burned patients from 1992 to 1995.
Ms. Rhyne also founded Rhyne Life Sciences Consulting, a consultancy practice focused on emerging life science technologies.
She has received numerous awards including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for Medical Products; Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 award for the 50 fastest-growing technology and life science companies in Southern California for successive nine years; San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award; and Athena’s Pinnacle award for supporting women in bioscience business.
Ms. Rhyne has an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Washington State University.