March 7, 2023

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Healthcare Online News & Trendletter

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Janice WhaleyJanice Whaley is President and CEO of Donor Network West, the federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) for northern California and northern Nevada. It is the second largest OPO in the U.S. Donor Network West serves 13+ million people and connects organ donors to those in need in 45 counties in northern California and northern Nevada. It’s a federally designated nonprofit 501(c)3 and OPO committed to helping save and heal lives, supporting donor families, and developing organ donation as a fundamental human responsibility. Donor Network West’s mission is made possible by its partnership with 175 hospitals, doctors, nurses, 500+ funeral homes and 44 coroners and medical examiners. The organization works in close partnership with researchers in academic medical centers, hospitals, universities, and biotechnology centers to advance their research programs with organ and tissue donations. Janice joined Donor Network West in January 2019. Subsequently, the organization substantially increased organ recovery performance across multiple metrics, saving hundreds more lives. She previously held leadership and clinical roles in three other OPOs, achieving similar results: COO of LifeShare of Oklahoma; Managing Director of Clinical Operations at LifeGift in Houston, TX; and provided operational oversight for all aspects of tissue recovery at Alabama Organ Center. Janice has joined ABL-Health’s Bay Area Round Table.


Roger MassengaleRoger Massengale is CEO of Eitan Medical, NA and Chief Commercial Officer at Eitan Medical, a global leader in advanced infusion therapy and drug delivery solutions across the care continuum. The company’s product lines* include the Sapphire™ infusion platform, providing connected infusion therapy systems in hospital and ambulatory settings; the Sorrel™ wearable drug delivery platform, the patient-centric on-body injector for delivery of biologic treatments; and Avoset™ infusion pump, connected infusion systems for the home care market. *Eitan Medical Ltd is legal manufacturer of the Sapphire™ infusion pump, the Sorrel™ wearable drug delivery platform (FDA investigational device) and the Avoset™ (FDA investigational device). Throughout his career, Roger has managed a global P&L over $200M, led large sales and marketing teams and completed over 10 acquisitions and divestitures. Roger launched the ON-Q Pain Management System which, to date, has generated over $1.5B in revenues as a market-leading non-opioid pain control system. He has been granted 100+ U.S. and foreign patents. Prior to joining Eitan in 2019, Roger was VP GM of Acute Pain at Avanos Medical; GM, Acute Pain at Halyard Health; worked for Kimberly-Clark Healthcare, ultimately as GM of Acute Pain; spent 13+ years at I-Flow; and more. Roger has joined ABL-Health’s Orange County Round Table.


Naresh MenonNaresh Menon, Ph.D., is Founder, President and CEO of ChromoLogic LLC, where he leads a team of world-class technologists in developing innovative solutions that save lives and make the world secure. The company is actively engaged in multiple cutting-edge applied research and development programs in the medical, aerospace, and security markets. The ChromoLogic team brings a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to compelling scientific challenges; their core capabilities stem from the team’s diverse talents. Prior to founding the company, in 2007, Naresh’s early career was spent at Corning Incorporated and Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, where he was groomed for leadership positions in multiple businesses. Naresh earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Purdue University, with an emphasis in sensor fabrication, instrumentation, and novel data analytic methods that were applied at multiple national and international laboratories towards fundamental physics discoveries. During his Ph.D. training, he spent three years at Cornell University’s Laboratory of Nuclear Studies, and one year at the European Center for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland. Naresh has re-joined ABL-Health’s Los Angeles Round Table.


    • 3/14/23 – Silicon Valley ZOOM Table “Meet HealthTap: the Provider Network Behind Amazon Clinic” – Featuring Geoff Rutledge, MD, PhD, Co-Founder & CMO of HealthTap
    • 3/16/23 – Bay Area ZOOM Table “Finding a Cure for the Scourge of America” – Featuring Gene Barduson, Founder/CEO, Addiction Research Institute
    • 3/17/23 – Los Angeles ZOOM Table “Here’s $58M. Now, what are you going to do with it?” – Featuring Andy Leeka, President of Angle Health
    • 4/05/23 – Orange County IN-PERSON* FIELD TRIP, TOUR & Round Table [*with Zoom option] – “Disrupting the Cycle of Homeless in O.C. and Beyond” – Featuring Pooja Bhalla, DNP, Co-CEO, Illumination Foundation


BLOG by Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization



Mimi recently participated in the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” held at the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building on the National Mall. Here, Mimi shares a brief photo journal, with captions, of her incredible experience.

National Museum
In 1879, the “National Museum” – the nation’s first, was “crowned” on the Washington Mall. Last November, after being closed for the past 20 years, the renamed Smithsonian “Arts + Industries Building” (AIB) reopened its doors to host the “FUTURES” exhibit. Over the eight months of the exhibit, FUTURES looked at a number of themes, including the future of AI, Generative Design, Conservation, Energy, Transportation, Work, Fashion, Gaming, and “Healthcare – in 2050.”

The Doctor is In (Space)
On June 25th, the “Living Longer Festival: Health + Wellness 2050,” highlighted a special demonstration entitled, “The Doctor Is In (SPACE),” “demonstrating” how an astronaut using a MedWand on a patient in space could conceivably link with a terrestrial doctor for an exam. MedWand’s Co-Founders, Bob Rose, CEO, and Samir Qamar, MD, CMO, were frequently seen on-hand answering questions from the 12,000 visitors who toured the Exhibit on “Solstice Saturday,” when several of the Smithsonian museums, including AIB, stayed open late – some till midnight.

Living Longer Festival
Later, I had the honor of moderating an outstanding panel of experts, supplemented with questions from the audience who “Interrupted Your Regularly Scheduled Panel” throughout “WIYRSP: Living Longer in the Future.” To kick it off we introduced “Elizabeth,” a great grandmother, who was captured on her grandson’s iPhone for the masses when she demonstrated her impressive moves as she got down to Bruno Mars at her 100th birthday party surrounded by friends and family…


Mimi Grant’s Vlog:

To Boost or Not to Boost: That Is THE Question

In response to several ABL Tech Members’ musings about whether or not they should get a second COVID booster, Mimi dived into the research. In this video, she reveals the FAQs – and answers – she came up with.

CLICK HERE to watch Mimi’s 4:32-minute vlog.

To Boost or Not to Boost - That is the Question

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