Board of Directors

Steven R. Peabody

CEO and Chairman of the Board
 

Peabody is the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board of VoCare, Inc. Peabody is known for his entrepreneurial stewardship in product development and remarkable business savvy in the success of CMI – the engineering firm he acquired in 1992. Through the continuing use of new technology to streamline processes and develop new products, Peabody not only ensured that each business opportunity succeeded as a spin-off company, but also as one of the best in its respective field.

CMI has developed several hundred products for various Fortune 500 companies totaling over $250 million in revenue. Peabody has been singularly responsible for this achievement. He has also been personally involved in the product audits and certifications in the fields of: FCC; FDA; ICC; UL; ASTM; AGA; CGA; ICC; ISO9001; and TS9000.

Peabody used his vision combined with his management skill to build executive teams to turn product ideas from startups to dynamic growth companies. During his 17 years of leadership at CMI, Peabody exploited the full potential of international resources to substantially increase the capabilities of CMI as a product development company. Peabody designed, engineered, manufactured and marketed several proprietary products to a variety of industries and has received numerous awards. Peabody currently holds 17 U.S. patents under his name for a variety of products and exclusive designs. Peabody streamlined the company, by holding all the intellectual property and outsourcing manufacturing and other services, to transition easily into niche markets with new product ideas and keeping development at greatly reduced costs. He has established and still maintains numerous business relationships with a variety of high tech domestic and international manufacturers. Peabody is considered an authority on product development and has substantial expertise with supply chain management, including offshore manufacturing

Dr. Sanford Kunkel

Orthopedic Surgeon at OrthoIndy
 

Dr. Kunkel specializes in Orthopedic Surgery at OrthoIndy, and brings his years of success to VoCare’s Board of Directors. Dr. Kunkel graduated cum laude from Indiana University in 1978, where he was a Phi Betta Kappa. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1982. Dr. Kunkel completed a categorical year in orthopedic surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1983. He completed his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center in Grand Rapids in 1987. He completed fellowships in sports medicine and knee reconstruction at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1987 and shoulder reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in 1988. Dr. Kunkel is a consultant for Brebeuf Preparatory School and is an independent examiner for the NFL. He has made many presentations to professional groups and published numerous articles in medical journals. Dr. Kunkel is a clinical lecturer at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the National Basketball Association Team Physician Society and other medical organizations. He served as the team physician for the Indiana Pacers from 1988 to 2004 and the Indiana Fever from 2004 to 2006. Dr. Kunkel also served as the president of the NBA Team Physicians Society.

Scott Weaver

President of SAW Capital LLC
 

After attending Ball State University, Weaver began his career was in tax consulting where he helped DuCharme, McMillen & Assoc. Inc., become one of the largest companies in its field. He then founded Innovative Consulting Services which merged with BKD, where he became one of the nation’s first non-degreed direct entry partners in a Big 12 accounting firm. In 1997 Scott left BKD to enter the field of venture capitalism. By 2002 he had founded and sold two successful startups and become president and a partner of AGS Capital LLC, which became a top 10 Indianapolis Venture Capital firm. In 2010 Scott left AGS, and he is now president of SAW Capital LLC. SAW’s portfolio companies include Grocers Supply Company, GS Transportation LLC, and P2P Solutions, LLC.

SAW has also made investments in VoCare, LLC, a telehealth technology company, WordSentry, LLC, a cutting edge technology for enhanced communications compliance across messaging platforms, CasperSMS, Inc., text messaging, marketing and alerts and S P Technologies, LLC, manufacturers of ‘Smart Power’ appliances for charging and powering ‘Smart’ devices. Weaver serves on the Boards of each of these companies.

Weaver is an active member of the community and serves as the Chairman of the RHI Foundation and on the board of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.

Anthony N. Akosa, MD, MBA

HealthEC
 

Dr. Akosa brings an extensive background working with health plans and the full care continuum as a board-certified family practice physician to VoCare’s Board of Directors. In addition to serving as a practicing physician, which enables him to remain in touch with the patient experience in healthcare, Dr. Akosa currently oversees corporate medical policy, population health management and practice transformation for HealthEC, and serves on the Board 4 of Directors of Population Health Alliance (PHA). Dr. Akosa previously served as vice president of medical affairs for ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, an Indiana-based, provider-owned health plan providing managed care solutions. Dr. Akosa completed his family practice residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in 1995 and has remained on the faculty. Dr. Akosa earned his MBA in finance from the Indiana University Kelley Graduate School of Business in 2002.

Jim Parker

President & CEO, IU Health Plans at Indiana University Health
 

Parker is the President & CEO of IU Health Plans, an affiliate of Indiana University Health, that is building risk management capabilities to take advantage of the significant changes taking place in U.S. health care. In this role, Parker is responsible for the organization’s short and long-term strategies and financial performance.

Prior to joining IU Health plans, Parker was the President of Health Market Strategies, a firm that partners with emerging health care firms to achieve growth and industry differentiation through effective industry and government stakeholder management.

Parker is an accomplished health care leader with 20 years of experience leading organizations through mergers and acquisitions, organizational turnarounds, and market repositioning initiatives.

Parker is known for his ability to improve performance in underperforming organizations by creating and articulating a compelling vision that organizations and stakeholders embrace.

Parker is also a Fellow to Foundation for HealthSMART Consumers, a foundation dedicated to activating health care consumers by properly informing them about the evolving landscape for individual health responsibility and care accountability. Parker is also an advisor to two emerging health care IT companies, hCentive and VoCare.

Prior to establishing Health Market Strategies, Parker served in a number of significant leadership roles within WellPoint, Inc., the nation’s largest health benefit company.

These roles included Chief of Staff to Angela Braly, WellPoint Inc.’s President and CEO; Senior Vice President and President of WellPoint Inc.’s Federal Government Solutions Division; President of the Federal Employee Health Benefit Plans Business Unit; President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Maine Business Unit; and Vice President of Public Affairs for Anthem Inc.

Parker holds an undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in economics and political science and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He and his wife Debra reside in Indianapolis, Indiana with their two sons, Colin and Jameson.

James (Zhibo) Lu

Global Source One (GSO)
 

Lu brings many years of experience in product/process development and quality management to VoCare’s Board of Directors. Lu established Global Source One (GSO), a multinational company that provides supply chain management for companies that need high quality products and competitive production solutions. Lu has also developed a number of qualified suppliers and affiliated factories in China to produce parts for many customers in the North American market, with products ranging from appliances, automotive, drilling, to general industries such as packaging and printing. Before he founded his company in 2004, Lu worked at Cummins for 8 years, where he led a quality program for electronic components and engine parts designed to work with many suppliers for product and manufacturing process development and improvement.

Dr. Gary Wright

CEO/Medical Director of Meridian Health Group
 

Wright brings an extensive medical and entrepreneurial background to VoCare. Wright presently serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Medical Director of Meridian Health Group and as a Partner with the Indiana Surgery Center.

Wright previously served as CEO of Methodist Occupational Health Centers. In this role, he developed the business plan for the Harcourt Clinic which was ultimately purchased by the investment arm of Methodist Hospital.

Among other business initiatives, Wright developed a process which ended the outsourcing of physical therapy, instead bringing therapy “in-house”, which resulted in a dramatic increase in revenue. Wright was the principle founder of Summex, Inc., an Indianapolis-based firm that provided employee population health management services to employers, hospital systems, and managed care organizations. In 2006, Summex was sold to WebMD for over $30,000,000.

Dr. Wright is a Member of the Stanley K Lacey Executive Leadership Program and is the only physician that has been accepted to the program sponsored by the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

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