At the end of the day, every stakeholder in our organization is a patient. Our executive team has over 60 years of leadership experience in advising, building and promoting medical technologies. Our medical advisory board represents some of the nation’s leading specialty care physicians who are passionate about our mission to educate, engage and empower patients.
We are patients who are also healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, business builders, and technical wizards. We are patients who represent men, women, fathers, mothers, families, caregivers, and healthcare surrogates.
Chief Executive Officer
With a background in orthopedics, spine and brain, Mitch knows the good and the bad in healthcare. Having walked into hundreds of hospitals as an industry veteran, in 2013 he was a patient - and not a very good one. He knows we can do better. Mitch was the cofounder of Excelsius Surgical, which was acquired by Globus Medical in 2013. With an MBA and medical start-up and exit experience, he dreams big.
Chief Operating Officer
Experienced business executive with extensive background in consumer products. Strong functional skills in strategic management, marketing and brand development and financial analysis. A natural entrepreneur, with the ability to see a problem and the passion to deliver an effective solution. Mark is a strong believer in personal responsibility and an outspoken advocate for patient participation in healthcare.
Luis Montes is the founder and CEO of Iced Development with 18 years of medical, manufacturing, and financial enterprise software experience. Iced Development is a Phoenix based web and IoT company focused on providing services around the latest innovations. It was founded on a desire to advance the open web, and driven by continual excitement for ever-evolving technologies.
Chief Legal Counsel
Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer and technology investor. For over 30 years, Michael has helped launch and scale hundreds of technology companies, many of which are in the healthcare and medical device space. With his deep merger and acquisition and rapid growth company experience spanning the full healthcare, medical device, and software spectrums, Michael is uniquely positioned to assist Mindset as we conquer the the challenges of scaling our company.
VP of Business Development
A self-starter with a long history in medical sales, John understands the business of healthcare. Having spent half his life in the medical industry, John is able to recognize issues in the healthcare system and conceptualize long-term solutions that will solve challenges we all can identify with as patients. He believes a streamlined healthcare process is not only possible but also necessary as the complexity of our healthcare system requires that patients take responsibility for the health decisions they make.
VP of Sales and Marketing
Healthcare sales and marketing executive with expertise in biotech startup, sales leadership, go-to-market strategy, and patient integration. Skilled at building, growing and promoting new technologies, PJ is a strategic marketer with a competitive endurance for winning business. His professional background combined with a personal story of helping family members "direct their care” is what fuels his grit and determination to bring positive disruption to the industry.
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Our Medical Advisory Board
We have worked closely with our advisory board to insure we are creating, and driving, clinical value. We are patients. They are clinicians. Connecting the dots, we’re creating clinical and patient value that creates efficiency and effectiveness in a medical industry that is wrought with inefficiency and ineffectiveness.
Nick Theodore, MD
Neurosurgeon | Chief Medical Officer
Nicholas Theodore, M.D. is Professor of Neurosurgery and orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Program. He is an internationally recognized expert in brain and spinal cord injury, minimally invasive spine surgeries and robotics. He earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed both a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Theodore is committed to using applied knowledge to improve patient outcomes.
Kerry Knievel, DO
Neurologist | Headache & Neuromuscular Disorders
Kerry Knievel, DO, is the Director of Headache and Inpatient Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute as well a member of the neurology faculty at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is licensed through the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Knievel’s areas of interest include general neurology, headaches, and neuromuscular diseases. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society, and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
Alan Pitt, MD
Alan M. Pitt, MD, is a physician in the Neuroradiology Department at Barrow Neurological Institute. Dr. Pitt is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Pitt’s expertise includes spine imaging and therapeutics along with medical informatics. He is a member of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), American Tele-Medicine Association, and the American Society of Neuroradiology, RSNA and ACR. Dr. Pitt was the healthcare representative to the Digital Arizona Council sponsored by the State of Arizona’s CIO.
Luis Tumialán, MD
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeon | Neurosurgeon
Luis Tumialán, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Tumialán is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Dr. Tumialán received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and served on active duty with the United States Navy as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Tumialán’s expertise includes minimally invasive spine surgery and cervical and lumbar arthroplasty.
Abe Burgher, MD
Anesthesiologist | Pain Physician
Dr. Burgher completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management at Mayo Clinic. He believes that good doctors continue to seek out new opportunities to learn even after advanced training and that the best teachers are patients. Dr. Burgher is actively involved in clinical research to improve safety and quality of care for patients with chronic non-cancer pain or cancer pain. His current research interests are focused on investigating the use of implanted pain therapy devices to improve function of patients with nerve pain and survival of patients with certain cancers.
Jess Jameson, MD
Interventional Pain Physician
Dr. Jameson received her medical degree from Michigan State University. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her internship at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California. She then spent four years as a United States Air Force Flight Surgeon.
Dr. Jameson completed her residency in Anesthesia at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. She then furthered her training by graduating from a Harvard fellowship in Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. This is the only recognized board certification for pain management through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr Jameson is also the only physician in North Idaho who is board certified in obesity medicine. She is on numerous international committees in the field of pain management and has published articles and developed national curriculum related to interventional pain management.