Mr. Kempe has two and a half decades of operating and investment management experience in the healthcare industry, in majority with GE Healthcare (“GEHC”) in a number of strategic, operational and financial leadership positions in the U.S. and in Europe.
He is the former Director of Strategic Alliances & Vice President of Home Health at GEHC, and prior roles include: General Manager of GEHC Americas, former Chief Financial Officer, and Vice Chairman GEHC EMEA and GEHC Kretztechnik (NM: KTA). He founded an investment firm, 37celsius Capital Partners, focused on digital health companies on a global
He currently serves in a number of board roles including, member of the advisory board at Genia, Sensipass, VasoGnosis, and served as chairman of the board at the World Trade Center Wisconsin (WTCW), and board member at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) advisory board.
Mr. Kempe is a native of Sweden, and he received a Bachelor of Science from Uppsala University in Business Administration & Economics. He spent four years in the military including ROTC becoming Lieutenant at Lappland Ranger Regiment in Kiruna, Sweden
VP, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Loomis has 27 years of global product development and marketing experience in the healthcare industry, the majority with GE Healthcare (GEHC) in several products management and marketing management roles stretching across three continents.
He is the former General Manager or Diagnostic Cardiology Core Solutions at GEHC. Prior GEHC roles include Senior Global Product Manager of POC (Point of Care) Ultrasound, Global Segment Marketing Manager of X-ray.
Craig holds several patents and has developed and launched over 30 successful products across various markets and geographies in his career by partnering closely with internal and external teams to deliver sustainable customer value.
He has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.B.A in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dirk Steinert, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Steinert has over 25 years of clinical practice. He has an active clinical practice and board certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and has held various clinical leadership positions, in majority within Ascension WI.
He is the former Chief Residency and a President of a Medical Staff, Chair of Population Health and Clinical Practice Council of Columbia-St. Mary’s and is now active in quality leadership roles while managing skilled nursing homes. He has developed know how in population health through his involvement as Medical Director for two skilled nursing facilities and as medical advisor for two school districts. Additionally, Dr Steinert supports research in medical device studies and advanced care planning for patient centered outcomes.
Dr. Steinert founded Steinert Consulting, LLC supporting clients in the Pharmaceutical Industry as well as home health and nursing with clinical advice.
He is currently serving on the board of Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and sits on an advisory panel for Wisconsin Research Education Network, a member of Ascension Medical Group Board Quality and Safety Committee and Ovation Health Ethics Board.
Dr. Steinert is Doctor of Medicine from University of Illinois Chicago, Residency from Tulane University in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and certified in Management of Healthcare Delivery from Harvard Business School. Currently enrolled in an MBA program at University of Milwaukee.
Peter Klug, as Managing Director of FRKL Insights, LLC is an advisor to startups, investor groups and trade associations focused on innovating in the healthcare space.
He spent nearly a decade at Direct Supply and most recently led the commercial development of Direct Supply’s DS smart™ platform from patented idea to commercialization to connect a product portfolio directly to residents’ electronic medical records allowing caregivers to be 40% more efficient and eliminating transcription error. Previously, he was a Category Director for Direct Supply’s Clinical and Rehabilitation businesses, focused on providing a portfolio of senior-focused solutions to therapists and nurses in Long Term Care.
Prior to joining Direct Supply, Peter spent time in management consulting with A.T. Kearney in its healthcare practice and worked for a Silicon Valley telemedicine startup, MDvista, developing software to transform pacemakers into real-time monitoring devices. He has lived in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Lausanne, Switzerland and Shanghai, China in a variety of leadership roles in operations, supply chain and product management.
Peter has always been interested in serving others in the healthcare field and making a difference. He strives to work with providers and clinicians to help patients stay healthier for longer at a lower cost with higher patient satisfaction. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a distinction in leadership from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Robert Di Tullio
Robert Di Tullio is an experienced industry expert providing custom quality and regulatory solutions to the medical devices industry, specializing in diagnostics, as President of Di Tullio Consulting Inc., since 2013. He has 46 years of experience in the In Vitro Diagnostics Industry, the last 35 of which is in regulatory, clinical, and quality management. Previously, he was Vice President, Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs for Alere Inc. from 2010 until 2013, and held similar positions at ProteoGenix, Sequenom, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, and Diagnostic Products Corporation. Robert was the Co-Chair of the AdvaMed Diagnostics Task Force from 2007 until 2013, the Diagnostics Industry Liaison to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) from 2011 until 2014, and is a long-time member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). He was an advisory board member for the Medical Device graduate degree curriculum at the University of Southern California from 2004 until 2006. Robert received a B.S. in Biology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Recent positions include Director of Global Operations for GEHC’s diagnostic imaging pre-owned business where Mr. Meccariello managed a large global portfolio of DI equipment including MR, CT, PET, XRAY, Vascular, Ultrasound, Nuclear, Mobile and RF products. His responsibilities included pricing, buying, selling and managing global product inventories.
Tom holds several patents, has managed R&D digital imaging research teams, and led strategic quality initiatives for GEHC’s global services parts business training over 300 people in six sigma quality process saving the service business over $10M in process efficiencies.
He has lived and worked in Paris, France, Budapest, Hungary and Haifa, Israel.
He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and has completed all required course work towards his MSEEE from Marquette University. He is Master Black Belt Certified in Six Sigma and Lean quality processes.
Tom is married and has 2 children living in the Milwaukee area.
The majority of his career was at Direct Supply where he created their first order management portal, established integrations with key supplier partners, drafted and executed technology roadmaps and collaborated with Supply Chain, Customer Service, Marketing, and Sales to reduce exceptions, lower net loss, and drive cost out of healthcare.
Andy’s passion lies in working on the business, strategically leveraging technology, process improvement, and analytics to enhance the experience of those working in the business; allowing them to do their jobs faster and better informed. He holds a bachelors of science in Information Technology from Marquette University.
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. J Kong
Led eSARS outbreak program 2003 in HK
Dr Kong was born in Rangoon. After schooling in Burma and Hong Kong, he attended Barts Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He returned to Asia and joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong before moving to the public sector. Until the outbreak of SARS in 2003, he was Consultant Surgeon, in charge of the Breast Service and the first Director of Trauma at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. He established a multi-disciplinary breast care team (surgery, radiology, pathology and oncology) at the hospital, and in YEAR helped to establish a breast self-help support group among his patients – the Brightening Association – which now has over 600 members.
Dr Kong led the implementation of the first public hospital information system in Hong Kong in 1990. During the SARS 2003 outbreak, he led the Hong Kong Hospital Authority team that developed the eSARS electronic database that assisted in the management of the epidemic. This project was awarded 1st prize in the Health sector of the Stockholm IT Challenge 2004.
In 2006, Dr Kong returned to his native soil and, as Chief Hospital Administrator, managed the Pun Hlaing International Hospital, Myanmar. During his tenure there, he also consulted and treated cancer patients with significant delay in presentations.
Dr. T. Nuckton
Pulmonary and Critical Care
Dr. Tom Nuckton is a pulmonary and critical care physician in Northern California. He graduated from the UHS/Chicago Medical School, completed residency training at Tulane University, and fellowship training at UCSF.
In addition to caring for critically ill patients, Dr. Nuckton does research on a wide variety of topics including acute respiratory failure, multiple system organ failure, drowning prevention, and pulmonary infections.
Dr. R. Lyon
Following his medical education, Dr. Lyon completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC and subsequently completed a fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. Dr. Lyon then served for 5 years on active duty in the United States Army. During that time he was active in residency training and published in the peer-reviewed medical literature as well as frequently lecturing at local and national society meetings. He joined Wisconsin Radiology Specialists in 2000 after separating from the Army.
Dr. Lyon holds certificates in Diagnostic Radiology and the Certificate of Added Qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from the American Board Radiology. He is a Registered Vascular Technologist with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. Dr. Lyon has special interests in cardiac and thoracic imaging.
In addition to full-time medical practice, Dr. Lyon has held multiple health-care leadership positions throughout his career, including Chief of Interventional Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Vice President of Wisconsin Radiology Specialists, SC, Chief of the Medical Staff for Ascension Columbia – St. Mary’s and most recently the Clinical Vice President for Ascension Medical Group – Wisconsin, overseeing more than 600 providers of a multi-specialty medical group in metropolitan Milwaukee. Dr. Lyon has an MBA with concentration in Health Care Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
CEO CLIA Lab, ex GE Healthcare
Ilke Panzer is the CEO of Assurance Laboratories, which is dedicated to drug testing and medication monitoring. Her passion is innovation and successful implementation of medical breakthroughs to solve healthcare issues.
Prior to this, Ilke held senior leadership positions with GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, and Versiti/ The Bloodcenter of Wisconsin.
She is the Vice-Chair of the Wisconsin Technology Council, serves on the Board of Sartorius AG, and is an advisor to a Healthcare Venture Fund.
Eric V. Jackson, Jr. M.D., M.B.A.
Healthcare Delivery Science and Workflow
Eric V. Jackson, Jr. M.D., M.B.A., recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Masimo, Inc. a global medical technology firm specializing in non-invasive patient monitoring. As Chief Medical Officer he was a core member of Masimo’s leadership team and contributed to strategic discussions, acquisitions, research, and clinical decision-making.
Prior to Masimo, Dr. Jackson was at Christiana Care Health System (Newark Delaware) where he helped launch the Value Institute and served as its Executive Director and Director of the Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. As Executive Director, he oversaw the integration of clinically pragmatic implementation science for all service lines within the Christiana Care Health System
Under his leadership, the Value Institute attained national recognition, received more than $20 million in grant funding, raised more than $10 million in donor support, and published more than 170 articles. The Value Institute assisted with significant projects within the health system, including making recommendations about optimal workflow design in Christiana Care’s new $250 million Women’s and Children’s Tower, using electronic health records and nursing assessment to redesign clinical early warning systems and improving systems of care for vulnerable patient populations.
Dr, Jackson serves as an advisor to several prestigious medical societies including the National Academy of Medicine, the Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology, and the G4 Alliance, an international advocacy group for safe surgery. He is also on the editorial board for the American Journal of Medical Quality.
Dr. Jackson completed his residency and fellowship training at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as a pediatric anesthesiologist, assistant professor, and Director of the Center for Immersive Simulation and Telemedicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.