KEN SCHOLTEN is President of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners . In addition to his senior roles in business strategy development and client relationship management, Mr. Scholten is actively involved in operations and business development for Agility Health’s contract therapy management service line. The contract therapy team works with a variety of hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, corporate clients and inpatient rehabilitation units, providing staffing, practice management systems and consulting services to enhance the performance of their rehabilitation programs. Having joined Agility Health in 1977, Mr. Scholten has dedicated his entire professional career to expanding and improving the Corporation’s ability to serve its clients, partners and patients. Mr. Scholten’s experience has included diverse clinical and management responsibilities, from those of staff therapist and clinical manager, to chief operating officer. His career began in contract therapy management, with oversight for establishing clinical service contracts with hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. In 1980, he launched the first of what would become Agility Health’s multi-state group of owned and partnered outpatient clinics. Mr. Scholten was subsequently named Vice President of Operations, with a focus on managing clinical start up operations for new hospital contracts in Michigan and Illinois. Later, as Vice President of Human Resources, Mr. Scholten oversaw all professional staff recruitment and benefits administration, developed a new compensation management structure and established a system of international therapist recruitment.
Mr. Scholten is a licensed physical therapist in Michigan. Mr. Scholten earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit and has pursued graduate coursework in healthcare administration at St. Joseph’s College of Maine.
ROBERT HERR is a retired certified public accountant having retired from Crowe Horwath LLP in 2007 after 40 years with the firm. Throughout his career with the firm, Mr. Herr worked with private and public clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, retail, financial, service, healthcare, distribution, non-profit, and higher education. He has experience working with boards of directors and audit committees with a focus on strategic planning, transaction services, internal reporting, cash flow, and budget planning. Mr. Herr spent over 15 years as a member of Crowe Horwath LLP’s financial institutions practice and his experience includes extensive regulatory interaction and knowledge of publicly traded bank holding companies. Mr. Herr has also been a Member of the Audit Committee and Director of Macatawa Bank Corporation (NASDAQGS:MCBC) since October 2010. Mr. Herr graduated from Western Michigan University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science (Accounting Major).
Mr. Howling has over 25 years of healthcare industry experience in senior financial positions; including 11 years with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (formerly Biovail Corporation), as Chief Financial Officer, and Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Affairs; five years as Chief Financial Officer of Acerus Pharmaceuticals; and five years as Chief Financial Officer with Pharma Patch PLC. During his career, Mr. Howling has contributed to the success of multiple start-up companies, taken companies through the IPO process and has collectively raised over US$2.3 billion in various forms of capital.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Howling worked in senior financial management positions at Roberts Company Canada Limited, including roles of General Manager, Corporate Secretary and Controller, at Beecham Pharmaceuticals, and as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Howling is a graduate of the ICD/Rotman Director Program and formerly a Certified Public Accountant (inactive license).
PIERRE G. GAGNON, is a board member of Medic Holdings Corp. He studied Commerce at the University of Toronto and is an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. Pierre has spent the bulk of the last 35 years as a turnaround specialist for SMEs, specializing in manufacturing companies.
In 1988, Pierre joined Brukar Inc., a manufacturer of industrial components for the food equipment industry and the family is still the owner and operator of that business today. He is currently managing director of Chancery Investments Inc., an investment company and is a director of publicly-listed Baymount Corp., Altitude Resources Inc., Abba Medix Group, Spruce Ridge Resources Inc. as well as a number of private companies.
Mr. Gagnon is an active supporter of the community in which he resides and is a director of Halton Healthcare Services Foundation and Oakville Galleries.
Chief Executive Officer
Wayne has spent a 35-year career in business development, mergers and acquisitions, operations and capital markets, and currently serves as the CEO at Medic Holdings Corp./Agility Health, Inc. Prior to joining Medic/Agility, Mr. Cockburn was an investment banker with International Capital Management/Gravitas Securities where he focused on emerging companies in the life sciences and technology industries. Prior to joining ICM/Gravitas, Mr. Cockburn was President and CEO of iTech Medical, Inc. from 2003 until 2011. Mr. Cockburn re-joined iTech in 2012 as President and CEO. Prior to iTech, Mr. Cockburn was President at MPR Health Systems from 2002 until 2003 and Executive Vice President from 2000 until 2002. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Cockburn was Vice President, Business Development for Lorus Therapeutics, a public biotechnology company. Mr. Cockburn’s background includes strategic planning, corporate finance, corporate partnering, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Cockburn has served on the board of directors of several private and public companies and currently serves on the boards of two private companies.