No ordinary team
Our team is committed to seeking ways to provide additional technologies that support truly sustainable communities.
CDO & Co-Chairman
Michael Berg has vast experience in commercial finance and mergers and acquisitions. He founded Bison Commercial Leasing Corp., a small ticket equipment lease and finance company, which succeeded to become the second largest independent private Lessor on the East Coast, leading to invites to the annual meetings of such banks as U.S. Bank, Continental Bank, and EAB as a policy influencer. Mr. Berg held the positions of President of Credit Suisse Holdings and Special Asset Coordinator for New Bank. His structural expertise has been invaluable to Healixa.
Richard Alloway II
Senior VP Public Affairs
Richard Alloway II is an American politician and lawyer. He is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. Mr. Alloway was first elected in 2008 to serve as the State Senator for the 33rd District, and was subsequently re-elected in 2012 and 2016. Mr. Alloway became the Republican Caucus secretary in 2014, and was chosen again for the position in 2016 and 2018. In January 2019 Mr. Alloway resigned from the Senate explaining that he would like to return to private practice and work with technology companies that will positively effect community sustainability.
Board of Directors
Director & USG Advisor
Denver Riggleman serves on Healixa’s Board of Directors as one its independent directors. An Air Force veteran and successful entrepreneur and he served in Congress in the 5th district of Virginia. As a multi-intelligence officer, Mr. Riggleman was posted to the US National Security Agency where he supported science and technology development, operational analysis, and joint special project support. Mr. Riggleman co-founded Analyst Warehouse LLC (AWL) to provide intelligence consulting to the NSA, Military Services, and other government agencies (OGA).
Director & AI Senior Advisor
Chris Galliano serves on Healixa’s Board of Directors as one its independent directors. Mr. Galliano has extensive experience in directing large-scale defense related projects, including rapid prototyping for emergent requirements, software engineering and modernization, legacy system transformation, and system of systems engineering. As former Chief Technology Officer of Space and Naval Warfare he architected NATO IT modernization (“ITM”) in its efforts. Subsequently consolidated over 100 data centers to 3 enterprise data centers.
Director & Capital Markets Advisor
Robert McGrath served in the Army during the Vietnam war. Mr. McGrath worked for Merrill Lynch on the floor of the NYSE. In 1976 Bob became a member of the NYSE. In 1979, Mr. McGrath joined S.C. Bernstein as Vice President and Head of the trading floor operation. In 1982, as a member of the NYSE Mr. McGrath founded B&B securities and where he served as Senior Partner and CEO for the next 27 years. Mr. McGrath served on the Board of Directors of the Floor Members Emergency Fund and the Organization of Commission Brokers and as a Senior Floor Official of the NYSE for over 20 years.
Director & Health Care Advisor
Fig Annunziato serves on Healixa’s Board of Directors as one its independent directors. As an experienced Chief Executive Officer at ClaimFox, Ms. Annunziato has set the standard for excellence in client service and data management solutions. Ms. Annunziato is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, leads new business development, and oversees several national and regional accounts. Prior to ClaimFox, Ms. Annunziato worked for the U.S. Government handling Strategic Issues at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - the Investigative arm of Congress charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and payment of public funds.
Dong Yun Kim
Kevin Kim serves on Healixa’s Board of Directors as one its independent directors. Mr. Kim is the Chief Revenue Officer for KEB Hana Bank, N.A. where he manages overall lending activities for the business banking team including SBA Loans, CRE Loans, and C&I loans. Mr. Kim also organized and re-launched an SBA Lending team for the bank, which exceeded its year-end loan goal by 37%. Mr. Kim is accountable for insuring credits are underwritten properly prior to final Loan Committee Approval. He is also a member of the bank's Management Loan Committee. Mr. Kim is an expert of reading and reviewing GAAP financial statements.
Board of Advisors
Chris Miller recently served as the Acting Secretary of Defense of the United States where he oversaw the military’s $720 billion budget and successfully led its two million service members and 700,000 civilian employees through one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. One of his generation’s most seasoned national security professionals with extensive cross-cultural and multigenerational experience operating from the ground-level with foreign governments and leading U.S. and allied military and security forces. As a Green Beret, Mr. Miller planned and participated in the invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, in addition to numerous other deployments worldwide.
Mitchell C. Shapiro
Senior Legal Advisor
Mr. Shapiro has represented clients ranging in size from individuals and small companies to huge trade associations and some of the largest companies in the world. Mr. Shapiro’s 30 years of legal work has taken him into the board rooms of dozens of major corporations and their competitors. Mr. Shapiro has conducted hundreds of depositions and argued countless motions and numerous appeals in various state and federal courts. We have experienced success in all stages of litigation, from temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions to jury trials and appeals in numerous state and federal courts.
Senior Advisor Global Alliances
Highly accomplished entrepreneurial, senior executive with 20+ years of extensive global background in award winning disruptive innovation, product development, brand marketing, business development, investor relations, manufacturing and supply chain. Demonstrable record of managing diverse staff across complex environment globally. An expert in identifying, developing and forming strategic alliance with partners worldwide Client portfolio history includes: Held executive management positions responsible for launching successful programs for clients such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Disney, Kellogg’s, P&G, Kimberly Clark, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Nestle, Hasbro, Mattel, Walmart, Target, Macy's, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Acura, BMW, Abbott and numerous others.
Senior Advisor Sustainable Agriculture
Michael Brubaker is an entrepreneur who also served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, from 2006 thru 2014. Mr. Brubaker is on the board of numerous organizations including, Donegal Insurance, High Holdings Corporation, Solid Waste Association of North America, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Hunger-Free Lancaster County. Mr Brubaker is a distinguished Alumni of West Virginia University. He holds numerous awards including The IMPACT Award, from the US Department of State, Significant Sig Award, Hunger Leadership Award , Guardian of Small Business Award, Small Business Person of the Year, Honorary Doctor of Public Service from Thaddeus Stevens College.
Senior Advisor Foreign Relations
Since 1992, former U.S. Ambassador Michael Ussery has led major investments, development and humanitarian projects in East Europe, the Mid-East, Asia and the Caribbean. Mr. Ussery is a Founder of numerous companies and non-profit organizations operating internationally, and he has been a strategic advisor to leading corporations. He holds a current U.S. Government security clearance for his work on Navy Seal Training Exercises and State Department Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Narcotics. Michael Ussery has served on a great many boards including Global Adviser to General Dynamics (2000-2014).
Senior Advisor Water Independence
Ken Surritte is the founder of WATERisLIFE, a nonprofit providing water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions that has reached 60,000,000 people to date. Mr. Surritte’s passion to inspire and motivate others to make a significant difference has resulted in currently providing more than 2.5 million liters of clean potable water per hour for the world's most disadvantaged. Mr. Surritte’s realized the dire need for clean water after a trip to Nairobi. He learned that, globally, one in five children dies before the age of five, most from waterborne diseases. It was after his return to Oklahoma in 2009 that the idea of WATERisLIFE evolved.