STIMCORE MEDICAL DEVICES TEAM
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Blair Bittner Toohey
Graduate of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the world. Graduate of LVI, the top CE-based dental system in the US. Studied full mouth reconstruction, neuro-muscular, myofunctional, and aesthetic dentistry.
In recent years, John Evey provided strategic assistance to the executive and board leaders of ~two dozen companies (multiple sectors) with the potential to create substantial financial benefit for shareholders while also creating a more positive future for people globally. He is also a co-manager of several entities that facilitate mutually-beneficial relationships between companies in North America with partners that can help open major global markets globally.
There is one man that has been behind Stimcore from day one. Behind the work Joel is a friend a patient and the capital at every turn. Joel trusted Dr Bittner before anyone. His support has been unconditional and with integrity. We are blessed to have Joel on our team.
Dr. Patrick Keith Griffith
Auxiliary Board Member
FACS MBA Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon Principal Investigator / Stimcore. Patrick K. Griffith, MD, is an important member of the Adventist Heart & Vascular Institute team. Dr. Griffith has more than 25 years of surgical experience with more than 4,000 operations and is board-certified in thoracic surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Dr. Sanjay D. Bhojraj
Auxiliary Board Member
Dr. Bhojraj is a highly-trained cardiologist with Mission Heritage Medical Group. Dr. Bhojraj or, as his patients like to call him, “Dr. B,” realizes that patients and families have many questions about the procedures he performs and the care of their loved ones. His philosophy of practice is to take the time to listen to his patients’ questions, appreciate their unique points of view, and empower them to take charge of their health.
Auxiliary Board Member
Susan attended UOP Dental School, one of the most prestigious dental schools in America. Their ortho department is the best in the world. Susan practiced for 30 years with her husband Gerald. Together they built one of the most successful dental practices in Northern California.
Jorge Genovese, MD, PhD
Jorge Genovese, M.D., Ph.D., is the President of Hearten Biotech and Director of Electrical Stimulation Regeneration Research at BioLeonhardt Inc. Dr. Genovese obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. from Buenos Aires University. He has been a faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was the Principal Investigator at the Center for Cardiac Cell Therapy and the Cardiac and Molecular Biology Laboratory.
Jorge was Director of the Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at the Cardiac Surgery Division, University of Utah. Dr. Genovese was also invited Cardiac Surgery Professor at Campus Biomedico University in Rome. Dr. Genovese has been very active in the Tissue Engineering International & Regenerative Medicine Society (TERMIS), chairing numerous committees and serving a term as Vice President.
Jorge is Editor of the Journal of Stem Cells, Associated Editor of the Frontiers in Stem Cells Journal, member of the Editorial Committee of the World Journal of Stem Cells, and member of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association. Dr. Genovese is a pioneer of Tissue Engineering in Latin America, being the first in the region to generate keratinocytes cultures in 1985, an organotípico dermoepidermic device in 1998, and a genetic modified dermo-epidermic device in 2002, among many other tissues. To learn more about cord blood banking, visit Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation at https://parentsguidecordblood.org/ru/node/18369
Larry Stevens, FDA
Larry offers a background that few if any other consultants can offer, an FDA expert who also is a seasoned business professional.
Larry started with FDA in 1972 and worked for them for 10 years. In 1982 he entered the medical device industry, in the role of a Manager of Regulatory Affairs, rising through the ranks in industry eventually becoming a VP of RA/QA/Clinical for several large and small cardiovascular companies.
Specialties: Planning, creating and auditing quality systems. Creating clinical plans including protocol development, case report form development, implementing and managing clinical trials. Design control to meet FDA requirements. Larry is a professional speaker who can train persons on all aspects of FDA requirements and practical and successful solutions to FDA problems
Regularly serves as an expert witness in cases involving FDA requirements for medical devices.
J. Peter McBride, Strategic Health Care Advisor
More than 40 years of cardiovascular feasibility assessment, business development, management, marketing, technology consulting, clinical operations, and Faculty Professor at Loma Linda University.
Consultant for multiple medical manufactures for product distribution and marketing. Developed Feasibility Assessment and Strategies for six (6) Physician owned Heart and Vascular Institutes.
Sarah Boardman, Stimcore Office Manager
My name is Sarah Boardman and I am beyond blessed to be part of the Stimcore Team. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with my bachelors in Healthcare Administration and currently working on my MBA in Healthcare Management and Leadership. With over 20 years in the healthcare field, my career experience varies from the surgical field, private practice, patient care, and clinical studies. One of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou is, “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Helping others is my purpose in life and that’s why I take pride in what I do.
I am a busy mother of 2 little boys who keep me on my toes. We are constantly on the go whether it be at the coolest parks, zoos, or amusement parks, we try to make the best of our days. I have a love for playing softball, going to the river, riding quads in the desert, and will never turn down a day at the wineries. But what really keeps me going are my early morning workouts, my one free hour a day to myself. I try to balance life and work, but most importantly being the best mother I can be.
STIMCORE MEDICAL DEVICES BUSINESS ASSOCIATES
Susan attended UOP Dental School, one of the most prestigious dental schools in America. Their ortho department is the best in the world.
Susan practiced for 30 years with her husband Gerald. Together they built one of the most successful dental practices in Northern California.
They gave back to their school and to their community. Susan created a mobile dental opportunity that served the unfortunate in Northern California at their expense.
Susan started Kids in the Klinic to raise funds for those children in the San Franciso area that could not afford dentistry. She raised over $2million for an endowment fund to make sure the program survived. Today Kids in The Klinic is serving children where it counts the most. Giving back is one of Susan's greatest gifts.
Susan and Gerald have 4 children that are now adults. 3 of their kids attended UOP. A son in law and two grandkids followed in their footsteps. 9 family members that have aspired to do great things in dentistry.
Many awards and many firsts in both Susan and Geralds life but they are most proud of their children and the difference they are making in the health field today.
30 years of dentistry and 30 plus years on the UOP Endowment Board. These two numbers speak volumes.
A daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. Family is number one for this remarkable woman. Her commitment to her family and UOP and going the extra mile are wonderful examples for all of us to follow.
Susan enjoys riding her ebike and playing tennis. She is slowly picking up pickleball. Don't bet against her in Bridge if you know what I mean
Susan has opened the doors to UOP know known as the Dugoni school of dentistry to Stimcore. Having a major dental school behind our device suite is priceless for us moving forward.
Dr. Blair Bittner Toohey, CSO
Graduate of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, one of the most prestigious dental schools in the world. (She is the fifth member of her family to graduate from there.) Graduate of LVI, the top CE based dental system in the US. Studied full mouth reconstruction, neuro-muscular, myofunctional and aesthetic dentistry. This extensive and ongoing training and post dental degree allowed her to study under and maintain relationships with some of the most elite minds in dentistry. Founder Exceptional Professionals First dentist to work for Align Technology, Invisalign Innovator Award recipient, Launched certification program to the general dentist population and supported product “roll out.” Developed the healthcare vertical of Drop Thought, an instantaneous patient feedback system, developed by a Stanford think tank. One of 10 doctors/dentists worldwide chosen to be a part of the San Diego based ResMed clinical team, as a specialist in sleep. Fotona Laser Company speaker and consultant. Clinical Advisor and inventor for Cal-X-Stars Dental Division Co-founder of The Children’s Dental Healthcare League. (Kids in the Klinic) American College of integrative Medicine and Dentistry, Naturopathic Doctorate Continuum Co-founder Stimcore
Patrick K. Griffith MD FACS MBA
- Executive Medical Director - Adventist Health, Heart & Vascular Institute
- Over 30 years of experience as a Heart and Lung Surgeon
- Engaged in several successful startups over the past decade
- Board Director - Leonhardt Ventures
- Board Member - Second Heart Assist
- Advisory Board Member - Imago Systems, Inc.
- UCI Dean’s Advisory Board Member
- Board member Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- MD - Washington University in St. Louis
- MBA - University of California, Irvine
- Academic/Clinical Research - National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
- Cardiovascular & Thoracic training - UNC Chapel Hill
- General Surgery training - Georgetown University
- BA - Northwestern University
Dr. Tyler Jensen
Tyler is a serial entrepreneur, startup coach, early stage PT CFO and trusted advisor to 250+ founders. The first company he started and sold was VAVi Sport & Social Club, which grew to over 25,000 members in six years. The San Diego Business Journal recognized VaVi as San Diego’s 30th & 32nd fastest growing private company in 2006-2007 and it sold for over 25 times the capital investment.
Prior to launching VAVi, Tyler served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Tim Kane for Congress where he launched and managed all aspects of a United States Congressional Campaign. He was responsible for fundraising plan creation & execution as well as recruiting and managing staff and volunteers. Tyler was also responsible for creating and implementing a campaign marketing plan which included production of campaign promotional materials and other creative initiatives that led to substantially increased name recognition and voter support.
With 20+ years of experience, Tyler now focuses his attention on helping other entrepreneurs. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start companies that matter and has helped launch over 250+ companies, non-profits and social enterprises.
Tyler’s advisory and consulting services include:
- Expert Business Plans & Investor Documents
- Fractional CFO Services
- Startup, Growth, Marketing, Technology, Web, Business Systems
- Capital Raising Strategy Development
- Startup Team Development
- Launching New Companies
Tyler has served on numerous Non-Profit and Corporate Boards of Directors as a trusted advisor. He was born in Virginia and his hobbies include, standup paddle boarding, snowboarding, traveling and building furniture.
In recent years, John Evey provided strategic assistance to the executive and board leaders of ~two dozen companies (multiple sectors) with the potential to create substantial financial benefit for shareholders while also creating a more positive future for people globally. He is also a co-manager of several entities that facilitate mutually-beneficial relationships between companies in North America with partners that can help open major global markets globally. His day to day focus since 2017 has been managing an impact venture fund investing in companies that can do well financially while advancing transformational technologies to enhance a healthier future for people everywhere. That fund, Growing Impact Ventures, LP, closed to investment in 2021.
For the 36 years prior to June 2012, Evey led development and advancement programs for notable charitable organizations and educational institutions. The most recent of those was Nature and Culture International, a conservation organization that has directly catalyzed the preservation of more than 25 million acres of tropical forests, primarily in the Andes and Amazon of Ecuador and Peru. Directly prior to that, Evey served for four years as Vice President for Development at the J. Craig Venter Institute (“JCVI”), for which pioneering genomic research entity he was responsible for generating collaborative partnerships and funding from all sources except federal agencies.
From 1985 to 2007, Evey held major roles with three universities, most recently as Assistant Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Executive Director of Development for the Marine Sciences at University of California, San Diego (“UCSD”), which is a global research powerhouse. Before joining Scripps/UCSD, Evey was Vice President for Institutional Advancement at University of the Pacific. He served, prior to that, for more than a decade as Director of Development at Oregon State University. At Pacific, Evey was responsible for all external relations programs for that three-campus university (Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco). At Oregon State, he led the university’s entire charitable giving program for that Carnegie Tier I research institution, including those within its service mission of extending research for application as a land-, sea-, space- and now sun-grant university.
His earlier experience includes roles as founding director of the Office for Resource Development at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and as the initial association executive for Oregon Advocates for the Arts (OAA). As a volunteer, his catalytic efforts led to the creation of the Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, an entity now active for more than 40 years. As an officer of the Travel Industry Council of Oregon while with OAA, Evey and two colleagues successfully advocated the creation and funding of a Tourism Division in the Oregon Department of Economic Development.
Evey has chaired the boards of one public and a few private companies, and currently serves as an outside director of four private companies and an observer with others. As a volunteer, he has been supportive of the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego, which hosts presentations by the Kyoto Prize laureates each spring. In addition, Evey is an active member of the board of Nature and Culture International. He is also an Eagle Scout.
Joel P. Michel
Joel P. Michel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gladding & Michel, Inc., a Board Member of the World Association of Detectives, and a Director of Liberty Bank. Mr. Michel specializes in the investigation of complex cases involving automotive, aviation and consumer products liability, insurance fraud, patent and trademark infringement, anti-trust litigation, construction defect litigation, premises liability, and employment litigation involving sexual harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. Under his management, Gladding & Michel has provided a wide range of services to the insurance industry, and corporate community. Mr. Michel has investigated hundreds of high profile products liability cases for a variety of automotive product manufacturers. Prior to founding the firm in 1968, Mr. Michel worked as a special investigator and later as a multi-line adjuster for insurance companies. Through his involvement with the World Association of Detectives, Mr. Michel has engaged the firm in a number of international investigations in Latin America, the Pacific Rim, Europe, and the Middle East. He also serves as a Board Member of Liberty Bank.
J. Peter McBride, Strategic Health Care Advisor
More than 40 years of healthcare feasibility assessment, business development, management, marketing, technology consulting, clinical operations and Faculty Professor at Loma Linda University.
Cardiovascular Resource Solutions (CRS) Founder & CEO
– Feasibility; Market Assessment and Development Strategies.
– Physician Integration / Alignment Strategies.
– Business Analyst North America for the client by client and regional market assessment strategies.
– Development strategy for Multidisciplinary Ambulatory Surgical centers.
Cavendish Impact Capital LLC. (www.cavendishimpactcapital.com)
– Executive advisor for healthcare investment strategies.
Medi+Sphere Development Inc (www.m-sdev.com)
– Director of education and technology.
– Development and architectural design for Imaging and Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Shanghai, China.
Charles Franc and Associates Inc. (www.charlesfrancassociates.com)
– Executive consultant for business development, physician integration, and market assessment strategies.
Spring Board Healthcare Inc. (www.springboardhealthcare.com)
– Cardiovascular / Electrophysiology business development.
– In collaboration with Duke University SB Inc. was nominated for the Malcom Baldrige award for developing an “in-house” EP educational program.
NueMed Enterprise Inc (Senior VP)
– Strategy and Business Development for Cardiac Perfusion.
Advanced Hyperbaric Solutions Inc. (Founder & CEO)
– Limb Ischemia and Wound Care Business Development (2000 – 2008).
Loma Linda University (www.alliedhealth.llu.edu)
– Developed Concept, Business Plan and Marketing for Cardiovascular School of Medicine.
– Regional Cardiovascular Service Line Administrator.
– Faculty Professor.
Intermountain Healthcare Consulting Founder & CEO (1996 – 2012).
– Cardiovascular Business Development Strategies.
– Distributor and Supply Chain Management sales in excess of $50 MM/Yr.
– Contracted management and clinical support services.
Integrated Cardiovascular Solutions (ICVS) Founder & CEO (1984 – 1996).
– Critical care registry with 150 FTE’s Provide services to over 100 CV Healthcare facilities in SCAL.
– Gross sales in excess of $40 Million.
Executive Service Line Administrator:
– Loma Linda University Medical Center of Murrieta
– Riverside Community Hospital (HCA subsidiary)
– Veterans Medical Center La Jolla, CA
– Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute Los Angeles, CA
– Scripps Healthcare La Jolla, CA
Consultant for multiple medical manufactures for product distribution and marketing.
Developed Feasibility Assessment and Strategies for six (6) Physician owned Heart and Vascular Institutes.
Cardiovascular Resource Solutions (CRS), Inc., is a healthcare consulting, education, interim staffing and management firm working exclusively in cardiovascular services whose clients include ambulatory surgical centers, large and small healthcare organizations, cardiovascular physician groups, manufactures and other healthcare-related firms.
CRS’s approach to consulting and management derives from the backgrounds of its consultants who collectively have over 100 years of healthcare experience.
CRS’s historical clinical foundation enables its staff to help prepare cardiovascular service providers to anticipate and take advantage of the challenges in todays healthcare environment of rapid technological change.
CRS consultants have experience with many healthcare corporations throughout the U.S. and abroad, in markets ranging from rural to major metropolitan.
Because our client base consists of large multihospital systems, independent/rural hospitals, as well as, physician practices CRS provides a broad range of services.
CRS believes in the fundamental philosophy that the integration of the delivery of quality clinical care is a fundamental characteristic of each cardiovascular consulting project. We consider each consulting engagement to be unique, and we base our recommendations on an extensive evaluation of our clients’ circumstances.
“The sum total of medical knowledge is now so great and wide-spreading that it would be futile for any one man…to assume that he has even a working knowledge of any part of the whole.… The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered, and in order that the sick may have the benefit of advancing knowledge, union of forces is necessary.… It has become necessary to develop medicine as a cooperative science; the clinician, the specialist, and the laboratory workers uniting for the good of the patient, each assisting in elucidation of the problem at hand, and each dependent upon the other for support.”