BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Raj Shah is dedicated to contributing to the improvement of the health industry, and he is specifically committed to finding individualized health solutions for the chronic disease population, especially within the global "communities in need” afflicted with health disparities. Mr. Shah believes that by focusing on the convergence of clinical research with clinical care, public health, and health education, the industry will be better equipped to deliver the best evidence-based patient outcomes. His vision is to provide integration of processes for better collaboration and performance at the point of care in order to supply the safest and most cost-effective patient care. His strategy is to integrate information, technology, process, best practice, and standards through the use of health informatics applications and systems for providers and physicians that support patient need for prevention, early disease detection, care management, and research.
With experience in the areas of energy, environment, financial engineering, management consulting, technology development, and infrastructure development projects, Mr. Shah has directed over $1 billion in business through his management roles with Engelhard and Control Data Corporation, both Fortune 100 companies, and now with CTIS, Inc. CTIS has received major awards for quality, best practice, technology, information, and communication. Most notable among these awards were given by the National Institutes of Health, CIO magazine, Computerworld, British Medical Journal, and the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, Mr. Shah has received multiple leadership awards from health institutes and community organizations and serves as a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Mr. Shah was invited to the 2010 G20 Health Summit and published a paper on Global Health and Information and Communication Technology.
As a non-profit institute supporter, Mr. Shah has been committed to corporate citizenship by supporting the healthcare needs of the community. He has also been a member of the governing boards, leadership boards, institutional review boards, trusteeships, board of directors and advisor for over 25 institutes. Mr. Shah has given over 100 lectures, talks and panel memberships at workshops, conferences, and seminars. Mr. Shah has a bachelor's degree in chemistry/physics from Bombay University; a masters degree in chemistry from University of Detroit, and advanced training from the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School.
Mr. Robert Cone is on the Board of Directors at CTIS, Inc. He is the former co-owner of Graco Children’s Products, Inc., a world leader in the manufacturing of infant and children’s furniture; the owner and president of ITNAC Corporation, a manufacturer of material handling equipment; and the owner and President of Athlon, Inc., a manufacturer of exercise treadmills. Robert Cone is a board member of Shepherd's Home and founder and president of two charitable foundations. Robert Cone holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.
Mr. Steven Meltzer, a member of the Board of Directors at CTIS, Inc., is a partner of the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where he represents privately- and publicly-held companies in a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, international and domestic marketing and distribution agreements, venture capital financings, and public and private securities offerings.
Mr. Meltzer focuses his activities in the information technology, biotechnology, healthcare, defense and intelligence industries. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the New England Institute of Technology and serves as a director or advisory board member of several companies. He serves as Secretary, a member of the executive committee and legal counsel of the Technology Council of Maryland, is a member of the MdBio board, and is founder and legal counsel of the Maryland Angels Council. He has been honored as one of the 2011 Best Lawyers in America, Securities / Capital Markets Law (2006-2011) and was awarded the 2011 Entrepreneur Navigator Award, The Entrepreneur Center—Northern Virginia Technology Council. Mr. Meltzer received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and both his law degree and master of business administration from Harvard University.
Major General Elder Granger, as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, provides thought leadership and oversight in building Clinical Trial Research Management (CTRM) informatics and Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions for CTIS’ clients. MG Granger is also the President and CEO of The 5Ps, LLC, a health care, education, and leadership consultancy. MG Granger served as the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), Washington, DC. In this role, he was the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DoD health plan policy and performance. He oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of DOD's managed care program within the Military Health System for 9.4 million beneficiaries with a staff of 1800 and a budget of $22 billion.
Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, MG Granger led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. He has led at every level of the Army Medical Department with previous assignments as Commander, 44th Medical Command, XVIII Airborne Corps Command Surgeon and Director of Health Services, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. MG Granger earned a bachelor of science from Arkansas State University in 1976 and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of Arkansas School Of Medicine in 1980. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1983 and a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology in 1986 at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with sub-specialty boards in Hematology and Medical Oncology, certified in Medical Quality, as a Physician Executive, and Healthcare Executive.
Mr. Dennis Roberts is a member of the Board of Directors at CSGI. Mr. Roberts, with over 35 years of experience in accounting and investment banking, is currently the Chairman of The McLean Group, LLC. He founded a publicly-held National bank holding company and also a large, local accounting firm, both of which he had held distinguished leadership positions in. Mr. Roberts holds several professional credentials, including Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registered representative and firm principal (Series 7, 24, 28, 63, 79), Certified Public Accountant for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Certified Valuation Analyst and is Accredited in Business Valuation by The American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. A Benjamin Franklin University graduate (which later merged with George Washington University), Mr. Roberts teaches and lectures in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, and corporate finance to national audiences.
Mrs. Bharti Shah, a member of the Board of Directors at CTIS, Inc. As a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), is primarily responsible for managing and overseeing the business operations and administrative management at CTIS. Mrs. Shah has more than 20 years of professional experience in the education field as the Vice President, Director and a Montessori Teacher of Montessori Children's House of Loudoun (MCHL). She was responsible for establishing and nurturing a positive environment that enables children to thrive because of the strong relationships they form with their teachers and classmates.
Although she has retired from teaching, she continues her philanthropic journey and believes it is important to give back to those in need globally and locally. Mrs. Shah has been committed to corporate citizenship by supporting the healthcare needs of the local and global communities by supporting and facilitating services in the areas of children health, education and healthcare. Mrs. Shah is actively involved in sponsoring over 50 schools in India and provides management, strategy planning, and informatics support to The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation as well as designing a pilot project with the Arogya Foundation that involved the use of handheld devices for the advancement of rural health in order to enable villages to become self-dependent in the area of health.
Mrs. Shah has been involved with many global health projects with various organizations. Few notable organizations are The International Spirit of Healing, The Art of Living Foundation, Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth (HRIDAY) & Student Health Action Network (SHAN), International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), International Spirit of Life Foundation and Sri Sri University. Mrs. Shah has a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Economics from Mumbai University and has a Montessori teacher training and certification from Barrie School, The Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies.
Mr. Sudhir Raju, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, is primarily responsible for overall operations along with management of CTIS' government, commercial, and international contracts. He provides oversight, management, and direction for the development of IT solutions for the health industry. He leads the efforts to deliver technology solutions for CTIS’ healthcare customers to achieve their missions and goals including program management and solutions development. He also serves as the Program Manager for the CTEP-ESYS program for developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, NIH. Mr. Raju is an experienced executive with over 17 years experience working in the IT industry. He has extensive experience in managing and coordinating projects involving process reengineering, stakeholder management, architecture, analysis, design, development, and implementation of software solutions for the health informatics industry. Mr. Raju earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India; a master's degree in computer systems management from University of Maryland, University College; and a master of business administration from Cornell University.
Mr. Frederick Shaw is Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at CTIS. He is responsible for all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, contract pricing, forecasting strategies, and securing and managing funding requirements. Mr. Shaw is an experienced “C-level” financial professional with a proven track record with equity investors and family owned businesses.Mr. Shaw’s career background includes public accounting experience as a partner with KPMG. In private industry he was a CFO for Workflow Management, an $800 million office products company and DASI Corporation a $500 million Dairy products company as well as numerous smaller family owned businesses primarily in the Government and Health Care industries. Mr. Shaw was co-founder of KJC Financial Services, an outsourced bookkeeping and CFO Service business. Mr. Shaw is an Adjunct Professor at Howard Community College.Mr. Shaw earned his BBA from Pace University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA) and New York State Society of CPA’s. He is an active board member for Howard County Academy of Finance for the Howard County Public Schools.
Mr. Rajiv Shahi, as Vice President of Research Development and Innovation, executes the innovation and development programs of both applications and innovations (Research and Technology) in support of and in alignment with the strategic business goals of the organization. He provides overall infrastructure and information technology management, coordination, direction, and support to ensure that customer needs are being met. He also provides executive leadership to the product development team with a specific focus on developing mobile applications to ensure that products are aligned and address corporate objectives. Mr. Shahi is an experienced executive with over 12 years of experience in delivering high-end healthcare informatics solutions for the NIH in support of core business practices. Mr. Shahi holds several degrees, including a masters in engineering management/advanced manufacturing from Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia; and a masters in computer systems management/software development from University of Maryland University College. Additionally, he has Project Management Professional (PMP) and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD .NET) certifications.
Ms. Connie Dalton Ezerski, as a Chief of Staff and Senior Director of Corporate Services, provides administrative support, implements decisions of the board of directors and acts as a governance liaison to company officers, shareholders and directors. As a Senior Director of Corporate Services, she is a direct liaison between the Offices of the CEO, COO, partners, and alliance organizations. Ms. Ezerski is a Notary Public for the State of Maryland. She brings 15 years of experience in providing assistance and reporting to the CEO. She has obtained master certification in human resource management through Villanova University.