CPT Rina R. Shah USA, Retired, serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Strategic Development for CTIS, continuing her focus on philanthropic efforts to raise funds, support government and private sector industries and spearhead innovative technologies to help both patients and practitioners.

She is currently the CEO & President of Peridot Technologies, LLC, an innovative consulting and information technology company. She has served in various positions of leadership in numerous philanthropic organizations to include the Cerner Government Advisory Board, the Wounded Warrior Project and is a founding member of Community Building Art Works (CBAW). Additionally, she has been involved in fundraising for Children’s National Hospital and various other charities.

On July 28, 2011, CPT Shah retired from the US Army as an officer of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) due to injuries and subsequent related illnesses received in the line of duty as a direct result of Armed Conflict. Most significantly, she was awarded a Congressional Recognition Award and a Bronze Star for her work in Law of Armed Conflict Investigations. She has a proven record in the area of Federal Acquisitions.

While assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WTB), she worked as a Procurement Fraud Attorney-Advisor and served as a Government Contracts Trial Attorney in the Contract and Fiscal Law Division at the US Army Legal Services Agency (USALSA).

Prior to specializing in Government Procurement, CPT Shah was the Military Justice Officer in Charge, USAG Bamberg, Germany for the various commands including the 173d ABCT (North), 130th Engineer Battalion, and 16th Sustainment Brigade. She also served as the primary Victim/Witness Liaison for the Iraq Theater of Operations where she coordinated efforts with the Department of State, and the Iraqi Minister of Human Rights, ensuring that Iraqi civilians received proper care and coordination for injuries and damages incurred on behalf of military operations.

CPT Shah received her Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She is a two-time awardee of the Sun Devil Star award for community service and academics, a recipient of the “Spark” Award for leadership and a recipient of the College of Public Programs Award for Justice Studies. She received her Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America, was admitted to the Maryland Court of Appeals in 2004 and is a former member of the Military and Intelligence Law Society.

Craig Cheifetz is currently the Regional Dean for the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Inova Campus and Inova’s Vice President for Corporate Services for which services include: concierge medicine, executive healthcare, occupational health, and employee assistance and wellness programs. He graduated medical school from the State University of New York at Buffalo both AOA and Summa Cum Laude and completed his residency and chief residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. His primary interests are in clinical and corporate health innovation and clinical education having completed both the Stanford Faculty Development Facilitator’s Program in Clinical Teaching and the Harvard-Macy Program for Leaders in Medical Education. Dr. Cheifetz has trained over 300 academic and community physician educators in how to become better clinical educators. He has lectured at the national, regional, and local levels in the area of clinical education. For the past 12 years he has advised hundreds of companies, many of which are Fortune 100 companies, on effective and innovative strategies to optimize their health and wellness related workforce programs. Dr. Cheifetz has also served as a trusted medical advisor for the Inova Health System’s Personalized Health Accelerator. His Inova VIP 360 practice currently serves more than 80 companies and more than 4,000 executive and concierge clients across 5 offices and 15 providers.

Steven Meltzer serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CTIS. 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 financing, 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 Member of the Board of Directors of several companies. He serves as Secretary and is a member of the executive committee and legal counsel for the Technology Council of Maryland. Mr. Meltzer is also 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.

Bharti Shah is Chairwoman of the CTIS Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the company where she provides leadership, coordination and day-to-day management of business operations. Mrs. Shah has been an integral part of CTIS’ business operations and an investor, supporting new initiatives and growth opportunities at CTIS. Mrs. Shah has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of education, having served as 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 the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies’ Barrie School.

Bharti Shah is Chairwoman of the CTIS Board of Directors where she provides leadership, coordination and day-to-day management of business operations.