Leadership

Dan Gatti, Executive Director

Mr. Gatti serves as Managing Partner of Innovative Capital Ventures, Inc. helping companies get additional investment and manage the strategic relationship with companies interested in new technology. Mr. Gatti has been involved in the health care industry and video solutions for over 40 years and developed the initial PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) storage solution at Aptec for the VA Hospitals.

Mr. Gatti is the founder and executive director of the Big Data IoT Forum ,  an industry organization dedicated to providing information and solutions about the massive growth in Big Data and the Internet of Things, with a vision is to provide a Forum for customers to discuss their application and how they will implement IoT analytics into the workflow.

Mr. Gatti was President and CEO of OnSite Systems selling wireless backhaul solutions. Prior positions include President and CEO of BigBangwidth selling network solutions and President and CEO of MAYAN Networks, providing optical switches to the service provider market.

Previous positions include Vice President and General Manager of 3Com’s Network Service Provider Division, Vice President of Sales at Primary Access, President of Aptec Computer Systems, Vice President of Marketing at Amdahl, Vice President of Product Management at GTE. He also held sales and marketing management positions at IBM’s Data Processing Division.

Mr. Gatti has a BA from Fairfield University and completed the executive MBA program at Harvard Advanced Business School.

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Harlan Matles, MD,  Director

Harlen Matles Post Health CloudDr. Harlan Matles is an Internal Medicine physician and owner of MD2 Menlo Park. MD2 physicians are universally known as the finest in their field and are considered game-changers. Whereas most physicians struggle to manage thousands of patients, MD2 chooses to dedicate their practices to just 50 families, providing extraordinary and truly personal care.

Harlan is a physician advisor to Fantex, a company that is building a next generation, non correlative investment strategy based on the business of sports.

Harlan is also an advisor to WellnessFX™, a breakthrough web-based service that empowers individuals to understand and improve their health in a personalized and engaging way, with direct access to advanced biomarkers to measure your cardiovascular, metabolic, hormonal, and nutritional health with a simple blood draw.

Harlan obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from the University Washington and received his Medical Doctorate degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine.  Dr. Matles completed his post-doctoral internship and residency training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

 

George Martin, Director

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George Martin serves as Chairman and CEO of Veteran Contact Center, providing employment for veterans and disabled veterans as call center agents. George is a Service Disabled Veteran and served his country during the Vietnam Conflict and received an honorable discharge as a disabled veteran in 1971. He went into the Army in1969and was discharged in 1971.

Mr. Martin is a very involved and committed executive who has more than 39 years of business and community experience both on the local, national and international levels. He has worked in executive positions at IBM (15 years), AT&T (7 years), Dun & Bradstreet (14 years) and MARTIN BROWN GROUP (3+years).

Mr. Martin has served on numerous boards, both business and community. Mr. Martin received his MBA from the University of Pittsburg

Linda Golley, Director

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Linda Golley, Health Activist and Consultant. Ms. Golley serves Manager of  the Interpreter Services program at University of Washington Medical Center.

Ms. Golley has developed numerous conceptual models and tools to improve health care outcomes by including and engaging the patient. As a health care activist and consultant, she accepts invitations to assist care teams in making their care processes work for their patients. Linda developed the Barriers to Care Map, which indicates the health care interfaces where patients commonly get stuck and are unable to get their needs met. The Map also indicates which patients are most likely to have trouble with specific interfaces, and provides easy ways to eliminate the common barriers.

Ms Golley also developed the Library of Non-Print-Based Patient Education Resources, a free online catalog for health care workers which showcases the many patient-friendly health education tools already available on the market, such as 3D anatomical models, interactive self-care models, talking pill bottles, speaking physiological function monitoring devices, and digital voice recorders to use to record teaching encounters to email to the patient when he goes home.

At InterpretAmerica 4 in June 2013, Linda made news describing how foreign language support in health care is about to fail, as patients and care teams have fewer and fewer interactions in the same room. She is busy working with technical partners in the community to integrate language support into technically-moderated health processes, such as internet patient portals and doctor-patient email pathways.

The University of Washington has introduced many cutting edge components, which derive from integrating the patients directly with the interpreter program and integrating the interpreter staff directly with their clinical colleagues for constant consultation on patient clinical status. The program is also known for its technical innovations which address equal access, disability accommodation, and literacy access needs. Linda brings years of direct patient care and formal quality improvement background to this work.

Linda has a B.A. from Stanford/ UC Berkeley in International Relations, and an M.A. from University of Phoenix in Organizational Management

 

Michelle Scott, Director

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Michelle Scott, CEO is a multilingual Registered Nurse who founded Voices For Health, Inc. in 1997. Wearing hats as an interpreter, researcher and educator, she has been an advocate for medical interpreters through lectures and leadership with MiTiN, CHIA and IMIA. She moderated some of the first sets of focus groups for the NCIHC Code of Ethics development. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Nursing, and a Masters degree in Medical Sociology, all from Michigan State University. Her company is developing VoicesACADEMY.com to offer expert video content to prepare medical interpreters and healthcare providers for language accommodation.

 

Rosanna Balistreri, Director

 

Rosanna Balistreri founded Reach-Diversity is trilingual speaker of Spanish, Italian & English.  She has dedicated her  professional and academic background exclusively to foreign languages and  applied linguistics.  In 1991 she moved to California from Italy, where she had  spent years working on document translation and teaching English as a  Foreign Language (EFL).

Miss Balistreri’s academic background is in General Linguistics and Spanish Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); she has undergone extensive training in Healthcare Interpreting, Cultural Diversity, and Leadership Skills.

 Miss Balistreri served as Board President of the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) in 2010 & 2011; CHIA is a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the professional advancement of Healthcare Interpreting and of the Language Access landscape.  She is also an active member of several Advisory Boards with other academic, not-for profit and community-based organizations and has served as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.