Forward Health Group Board of Directors
Michael C. Bingham
Michael C. Bingham is Chief Advancement Officer at Presbyterian Homes & Services, where he oversees research, new product and philanthropic activity across the organization. He is a former CEO and co-founder of several emerging growth companies in the healthcare, business process outsourcing, and digital media sectors. Prior to joining PHS, Mike was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. and served as CEO of Twin Cities RISE! A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Mike earned his MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Besides Forward Health Group, Mike serves as a board member of Avant Healthcare Professionals, Fitness On Request, and Twin Cities RISE!
Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP
Dr. Bryan Neil Becker is Professor of Medicine, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Executive Director of the University of Illinois Physicians Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Becker went to Dartmouth College for his undergraduate work, majoring in English. He then attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine for his medical degree. He followed that with his residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center and then with fellowship training in Nephrology at Duke and at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Becker moved to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 1997 where he went on to head the Nephrology Division and serve as vice-chair in the Department of Medicine. He received his Master's in Medical Management from Tulane University in 2009 and moved to Chicago in fall, 2010.
Dr. Becker served as President of the National Kidney Foundation and chairman of its scientific advisory board from 2008-2010 and remains a member of the NKF board. Dr. Becker continues to be active clinically, caring for individuals with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplant recipients. He developed NIH-funded research foci in chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation, focusing on chronic illness models and novel imaging technology as markers of organ injury. He has published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts and has served either as editor or reviewer for 15 different publications in the kidney and internal medicine world. Dr. Becker has served or continues to serve on or chair different committees at the national level for the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Nephrology, the Association of Specialty Professors, and the NKF. He was a regular member of the Pathobiology of Kidney Disease scientific review panel for NIH between 2004-07 and continues to chair or serve on review panels for NIH. Dr. Becker has served as a member of the board of several companies, academic groups, and community organizations including Forward Health Group, Breonics, Inc., Helios Health, and the American Society of Transplantation.
David A. DiLoreto, MD, MBA, FACS
David A. DiLoreto has bridged the world of academic medicine, clinical care and business for 20 years. He is currently the Executive Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of Resurrection Health Care, a seven hospital regional health care system in Chicago.
At Resurrection Health Care Dr. DiLoreto is a member of the executive leadership team directing a major transformation involving the integration of clinical services at seven acute care facilities as well as post-acute care in 12 nursing homes, and 4 assisted living centers He oversees physician alignment strategies involving 100 employed and 3000 affiliated physicians and is developing a clinical integration/ACO model for the system. He directs quality improvement and care management and oversees the training of 380 residents in 16 GME programs and Resurrection University with 250 nursing students.
Dr. Di Loreto was formerly the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Baptist Health Care, a Baldrige Award winning four hospital system in Pensacola, FL.
For 17 years Dr. DiLoreto practiced ophthalmic plastic surgery at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans. He has performed over 5,000 major surgical cases. At LSU he was the founding CEO and CMO of LSU Healthcare, the faculty practice of LSU School of Medicine. He has been recognized by the Consumer Research Council as one of the top ophthalmologists in the United States and was awarded the top teaching award by the LSU Eye Center in 1993 and 1995. He has performed research, lectures and is published in the field of orbital diseases and surgery, telemedicine and physician leadership performance.
A native of Melbourne, FL, Dr DiLoreto is a graduate of Loyola University, the University of Florida College of Medicine and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Matt Higgins, JD
As Executive Vice President of business operations for the New York Jets, Matt Higgins is a driving force behind the revitalization of the franchise under Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson. Higgins oversees the team's efforts in marketing, sponsorships, legal and public affairs, merchandising, social media, broadcasting and human resources. His initiatives have accelerated the club's transformation into a national brand.
Prior to joining the Jets, Higgins was the Vice President of Communications for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), the agency charged with rebuilding the World Trade Center in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks. During his tenure, the agency completed the largest design competition in history - resulting in the selection of Daniel Libeskind's master plan - and selected a design for the Sept. 11 national memorial from among thousands of submissions. Before the LMDC, Higgins served as press secretary to former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani; he became the youngest person ever to hold that job in New York City.
Higgins was recognized for his work as one of Crain’s New York Business “40 Under 40,” honoring the top 40 executives under the age of 40 in New York. Higgins has also been recognized for his extraordinary commitment and dedication to raising cancer awareness and raising funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the NJ chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Craig D. Tifford Foundation. Higgins serves on the board of PENCIL, Applied Science Products, Inc., and Forward Health Group, Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Queens College and a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law, where he served on Law Review.
Joan M. Wrabetz
Throughout her career, Ms. Wrabetz has exhibited a strong entrepreneurial spirit, with a reputation as both a hands-on technologist and industry visionary. As Tricord's CEO and president, she was responsible for driving the team's vision and leading strategic initiatives in the explosive network-attached-storage, NAS, arena while overseeing all aspects of the company's operations.
Prior to joining Tricord, Ms. Wrabetz served as vice president and general manager for storage area networking, SAN, operations at StorageTek, where she was responsible for all of the open system businesses including disk, tape and storage networking. Previously, she was Tricord's vice president and chief technical officer.
She was a co-founder of Aggregate Computing, Inc., a manufacturer of software tools and applications for distributed computing and clustering, and founded 2000NET Inc., an internet service provider.
Ms. Wrabetz has published numerous articles in the areas of data storage, distributed computing, electromagnetics and optics, and is an accomplished speaker. She co-authored a patent on load balancing in distributed systems, and is a member of the Yale Science and Engineering, and National Association of Women Business Owners.
Ms. Wrabetz holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, graduating with distinction from Yale University. Advanced degrees include a master's in electrical engineering from Stanford University and master's in business from the University of California, Berkley.
An accomplished athlete, Ms. Wrabetz is a competitive swimmer and triathlete.
Charles M. Sloan, CFA
Charles Sloan is an Executive Vice President of Mid-Continent Capital and portfolio manager. In his business career since college, Charlie has held positions of increasing responsibility at Arthur Andersen & Co, Harris Trust and Savings Bank and at Holland Capital Management. Most recently, Charlie served as a co-portfolio manager of a mutual fund as well as a senior equity analyst at Holland Capital Management. He joined Mid-Continent in 2006 following its merger with an affiliated firm, Bufka & Rodgers (Bufka). Mr. Sloan joined Bufka in 2005. In addition to his portfolio management and analysis responsibilities, Charlie is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Chicago’s Graham School, teaching an introductory course in Securities and Markets. Charlie attended Northern Illinois University on an athletic golf scholarship, graduating with a BS in accountancy in 1988. In 1998, Charlie received his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago and is a CFA charter holder.
Founder and CEO, Forward Health Group