Raj Shah

Robert Cone

Steven Meltzer

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As chief executive officer of CTIS, Inc., Raj Shah’s responsibilities extend to a team of professionals situated across the U.S. and India. As the leader of a major health IT company, Mr. Shah measures success through our firm’s lasting contributions to health innovation. Mr. Shah is a visionary. He is committed to finding health solutions for chronic disease and promoting global health equity. His vision is to provide integration of processes for better collaboration and performance at the point of care. Mr. Shah’s strategy is to integrate information technology best practices and standards with health informatics. He is committed to helping providers and physicians support the patient need for prevention, early disease detection, care management, and research. With Mr. Shah serving as CEO, CTIS has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, CIO Magazine, Computerworld, British Medical Journal, and the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, Mr. Shah served as a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities from 2010 to 2014. In 2010, he was invited to the G20 Health Summit for his publication on Global Health and Information and Communication Technology. As a non-profit supporter, Mr. Shah is also committed to corporate citizenship. He has been a member of governing boards, leadership boards, institutional review boards, trustee boards, boards of directors, and advisory boards for more than 25 organizations. Mr. Shah has given more than 100 lectures, talks, and panel discussions at workshops, conferences, and seminars. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Bombay University; a master’s degree in chemistry from University of Detroit, and advanced training from the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School.

Member of the Board of Directors

Robert Cone is a member of 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. Mr. Cone is the owner and president of ITNAC Corporation, a manufacturer of material handling equipment; he is also owner and president of Athlon, Inc., a manufacturer of exercise treadmills. Mr. Cone is a board member of Shepherd’s Home and founder and president of two charitable foundations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Drexel University.

Member of the Board of Directors

Steven Meltzer serves as a member of the Board of Directors at CTIS, Inc. He is a partner at the law firm of 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 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 Best Lawyers in America (2006-2015) and has served as a member of the board of the Maryland Healthcare Product Development Corporation since 2009. Mr. Meltzer received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and both his JD and MBA degrees from Harvard University.

Dennis Roberts

Bharti Shah

Major General Elder Granger

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Major General Elder Granger serves as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at CTIS, Inc. In this position, he provides thought leadership and oversight, 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.

Member of the Board of Directors

Dennis Roberts is a member of the Board of Directors. He currently serves as Chairman of The McLean Group and has more than 35 years of experience in accounting and investment banking. He is the founder of a publicly held national bank holding company as well as a large, local accounting firm. Mr. Roberts holds several professional credentials. He is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)-registered representative and firm principal (Series 7, 24, 28, 63, 79), a Certified Public Accountant for the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and he is accredited in business valuation by The American Institute of Certified Public Accounts. A Benjamin Franklin University (now George Washington University) graduate, Mr. Roberts teaches and lectures on M&A, business valuation, and corporate finance.

Member of the Board of Directors and Deputy CEO

As a member of the Board of Directors and Deputy CEO, Bharti Shah will assist the CEO by providing leadership, coordination and day-to-day management for business operations at CTIS. Mrs. Shah has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of education, serving as the Vice President, Director and teacher at Montessori Children’s House of Loudoun (MCHL). 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 through support of the healthcare needs of local and global communities, facilitating services in the areas of children’s health and education. She is actively involved in sponsoring more than 50 schools in India, providing management, strategy planning, and informatics support to the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation. With the Arogya Foundation, she has worked to develop a pilot project that involves the use of handheld devices for the advancement of rural health. Mrs. Shah has been involved with many global health projects including 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.

Kweisi Mfume

Sudhir Raju

Dushyant Lowe

President (Acting) and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Sudhir Raju serves as a Acting President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CTIS, Inc. In this capacity, he is responsible for company operations and management of government, commercial, and international contracts. He provides oversight, management, and direction for the development of solutions for the health industry. Mr. Raju serves as the Principal Investigator/ Project Director for the NCI’s CTEP-ESYS program, developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, NIH. Under his leadership, CTIS has received numerous Directors awards from NIH and NCI, and recognition from the OMB and from the Project Officers. Offering more than 20 years of experience in the health IT industry, he has led and managed projects that involve process re-engineering, 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. He holds a master’s degree in computer systems management from University of Maryland, University College and an MBA from Cornell University.

Chief Health Equity Officer

Kweisi Mfume serves as a Chief Health Equity Officer at CTIS, Inc. In this capacity, he provides thought leadership and oversight on issues related to health policies and health disparities. Mr. Mfume also serves as Principal Investigator (PI) for the Health Policy Research Consortium (HPRC), a CTIS program funded by NIMHD. Mr. Mfume brings over 30 years of leadership and expertise in policy-making and community outreach related to addressing disparities in services for racial and ethnic minorities, including disparities in health access, delivery, and care services. Currently, Mr. Mfume serves as an Executive Committee member of the Board of Research America, where he advocates and sensitizes policy analysts, opinion leaders and members of Congress regarding the need to intersect medical research and national health policies. In 2011, Mr. Mfume was appointed by the Secretary of HHS to serve on the National Advisory Council on Minorities Health and Health Disparities at the NIH. He recently completed 12 years of service as a member of the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees. Mr. Mfume is past Executive Director of the National Medical Association (NMA) where he advocated for much needed modifications to federal health care law and policy. He is also a former President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where he established the organization’s National Office of Health Advocacy and Policy Outreach. Prior to his leadership of the NAACP, Mr. Mfume served as a five-term Congressman from Maryland’s 7th district. He co-founded the U.S. Congressional Task Force on Sarcoidosis Disease Awareness and was a staunch advocate for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Mr. Mfume has also served on the Baltimore City Council for seven years, where he chaired the Council’s Committee on Health and Health Policy. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Morgan State University and holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from the Johns Hopkins University.

Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer (CBO)

Dushyant Lowe serves as a Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of CTIS. In this capacity he is responsible for planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and administering the successful implementation of business operations. He will also administer financial plans and budgets; assure related compliance with established standards, requirements, internal controls, laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures. He will oversee and manage the day-to-day financial and business operations including financial planning and analysis, accounting and contract management, human resource management, risk management, and general support services. Previously he served as a manager in Aronson LLC’s Government Contract Services Group. He has more than twelve years of experience in public accounting with a significant focus on income tax planning and compliance, specialized government contract consulting and outsourced CFO/Corporate Controller services. Mr. Lowe received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Delhi. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Maryland and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI); he also received the designation of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) from the AICPA.

Rajiv Shahi

Connie Dalton Ezerski

Vice President of Research and Innovation

As Vice President of Research Development and Innovation, Rajiv Shahi is in charge of developing programs and research initiatives that align with the strategic goals of our organization. He provides infrastructure and information technology management, as well as coordination of customer support. Mr. Shahi provides executive leadership to the product development team with a specific focus on mobile applications, making sure that our products meet corporate objectives. Mr. Shahi brings to bear the knowledge gained from more than 12 years delivering high-end healthcare informatics solutions for NIH in support of its core business practices. He holds several degrees, including a master’s in engineering management/advanced manufacturing from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and a master’s in computer systems management/software development from University of Maryland University College. Additionally, Mr. Shahi has Project Management Professional (PMP) and Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD .NET) certifications.

Vice President of Corporate Services

Connie Dalton Ezerski serves as Vice President of Corporate Services for CTIS, Inc. She has more than 15 years of experience providing administrative support and reporting to the CEO. She implements decisions of the board of directors and acts as a governance liaison to company officers, shareholders, and directors. As a Vice President of Corporate Services, she serves as the link between the offices of the CEO, COO, partners, and alliance organizations. Ms. Ezerski is a notary public for the State of Maryland. She has obtained master certification in human resource management through Villanova University.