Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Raj Shah

Founder and Chairman Emeritus

As Founder and Chairman Emeritus, 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, The 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

Steven Meltzer

Bharti Shah

Dr. Craig Cheifetz, M.D., FACP

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer of CTIS, Bharti continues to providing leadership, coordination and day-to-day management for 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.

Member of the Board of Directors

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 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 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.

Member of the Board of Directors

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.

Dr. Cheifetz is regarded as a national leader and authority on regional medical campus education. In 2017, he received the Association of American Medical College’s Group on Regional Campuses’ Distinguished Service Award having led the national group from 2011-2013 and authored the defining 2014 paper in Academic Medicine on categorizing regional medical campuses. He has been the recipient of two Golden Apple Teaching Awards from Georgetown for his past contributions to medical student and residency education. In 2005 he was named as the Young Internist of the Year for the state of Virginia by the American College of Physicians and in 2012 received the Walter J. MacDonald Award for the top young internal medicine physician in the United States. Dr. Cheifetz was the 2011 recipient of the Enrique Gerszten Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine which is their highest honor for a clinical educator to receive. More recently, Dr. Cheifetz successfully developed and opened Inova’s Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (ICAMS) that currently serves medical students, residents, nurses, and attending’s and has earned its’ national accreditation. Dr. Cheifetz is a model physician and executive leader who is passionate about providing outstanding and progressive clinical care, education, and innovation to his patients, learners and the community.

Robert Pincus

Rina R. Shah

Geoffrey Grosvenor

Member of the Board of Directors

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.

Member of the Board of Directors

Geoffrey Grosvenor, a former President of and current consultant to CTIS, serves as a Member of the Board of Directors. In addition, Mr. Grosvenor, as Corporate Secretary, is the primary interface at the executive level with the Board of Directors. Prior to re-joining CTIS, Mr. Grosvenor had over 25 years of financial experience in the corporate lending side of banking with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and PNC Bank. He is a past Director and Secretary of a private nonprofit organization that has placed over 2,000 children in permanent homes since 1981, and is currently a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children in Fairfax County, Virginia. Mr. Grosvenor is a former CFO of CTIS, and has had many years of experience with the company both from the inside and the outside. He earned his Master’s of Business Administration at Northwest Missouri State University and his bachelor’s degree in international business at Virginia Commonwealth University

Advisory Board Member

Robert Pincus serves as a member of the Advisory Board for CTIS. He has an extensive, 45-year long history working in the commercial banking community, most recently for EagleBank and Eagle Bancorp, Inc., as vice chairman of the board and director until December 2016. In addition to previous appointments as president of the Washington Area Bankers Association and vice chairman of WETA public television, Mr. Pincus has served on the boards of numerous other nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, cancer centers, and foundations. He has been honored by many local organizations and publications, including recognition as one of Washingtonian’s 1998 “Washingtonians of the Year” and election to the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2004. Mr. Pincus is a true local having received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and his MBA from American University.

Dr. Sharon Hrynkow

Joanie Barr

Member of the Board of Directors

Sharon H. Hrynkow, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs at CTD Holdings, Inc., a Florida-based biotechnology company working to develop cyclodextrin-based drugs for the treatment of diseases with unmet medical need. Dr. Hrynkow leads the company’s clinical programs to test its proprietary cyclodextrin drug product in a rare and fatal disease, Niemann-Pick type C, and in compassionate use in a single late-onset Alzheimer’s patient. She is also Co-Chair of the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Prior to joining CTD, Dr. Hrynkow served in senior leadership roles at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, including as Deputy Director and Acting Director of the John E. Fogarty International Center and as Associate Director of the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences, and she was Senior Science Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. After 20 years of federal service, Dr. Hrynkow became the inaugural President of the non-profit organization Global Virus Network. She founded and serves as Managing Partner of Global Health Consulting, LLC. A developmental neurobiologist by training, Dr. Hrynkow has devoted her professional career to improving the health of people globally. Her leadership in tackling global issues such as HIV/AIDS, brain disorders, malaria, the threat of pandemic viral disease and most recently rare diseases has brought her national and international recognition. She regularly advises organizations on health and science matters, including in her current role on the US National Academy of Sciences/National Academy of Medicine/National Academy of Engineering Division of Earth and Life Studies Advisory Committee. Dr. Hrynkow has received numerous honors during her career, including the U.S. President’s Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Executive, the King of Norway’s Order of Merit, and the AAAS “40 by 40” recognition for her work to advance science in service of society. She is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member of the Board of Directors

Heather Kourcklas serves as a member of the Board of Directors of CTIS. Heather is President of Golden Gait, LLC, where she has built a team that provides financial, accounting, and strategic planning services, and solutions for small to mid-size government contractors struggling to achieve or maintain FAR and DCAA compliance. In addition, she now offers her professional expertise through consulting, business reengineering and training services aimed at helping new and established businesses thrive.

Through over thirty years of professional accounting experience, Heather has cultivated a unique perspective in the industry. During her time in public accounting auditing non-profits and government contractors she developed a broad understanding of the benefits of a systematic approach to meeting federal rules and regulations. She has lead companies and startups of all sizes into improved efficiencies and automations, all while improving internal and external processes.

Heather’s ability to understand the dependencies of business is what allows her to creatively customize a plan unique to the needs of each client she serves. She does not just look at audits, but at the potential within a team, the efficiencies of processes, and individual needs of each company that comes to her.

Heather is also a Co-Founder and President of the Board of Directors of New Life Center for Thoroughbreds, a non-profit focused on the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of off-the-track Thoroughbred horses. In her spare time, Heather enjoys time at the barn with her own 2 horses, traveling with her husband, reading, writing, and staying fit and healthy.

Member of the Board of Directors

Joanie Barr is responsible for shaping and leading IntelliBridge’s technology strategy, overseeing the development of innovative technical solutions, managing strategic technology partnerships, and guiding technology investments. She also leads the company’s proposal development process and operations. She contributes to technical and management approaches to align IntelliBridge practices and technology for successful delivery of proposed solutions.

Barr has more than 30 years of experience, including senior technical and operational leadership positions within the Federal Government contracting industry. She previously served as Vice President of Federal Health at ASRC Federal, Vice President of Technology at Data Networks Corporation, and Vice President managing civilian programs at ManTech International and Software Performance Systems.   She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from West Virginia University.  In 2010, she was inducted in the Lane Academy, a distinguished alumni academy of the WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, Lane Dept. of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (LCSEE).

Barr was recognized among the 2018 FedHealthIT100 for driving change and advancement in Federal Health IT and consulting. She has served as Co-Chair for the NITAAC Program Performance and Quality (PP&Q) Community Action Group (CAG) since 2012 and has received NITAAC Performance Excellence Awards in the Program Management and Leadership categories.