NYSE: HLTH 1.60 -0.10 -5.88% Volume: 5,902,683 June 23, 2017
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Donald Kramer, Dr. , Chairman of the Board

Dr. Donald Kramer, age 60, was appointed to the Board effective May 9, 2016. He served on the Company's Board of Directors from 2010 to 2015 and also served as the Company's chief executive officer from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Kramer is a board-certified anesthesiologist who is licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas. Director since May 2016 after graduation from Jefferson Medical College in 1981, Dr. Kramer practiced general medicine until 1990 when he entered anesthesiology training in New York, followed by pain management fellowships at Harvard University and Texas Tech University. In 1994, Dr. Kramer developed a private clinical practice in Houston from which he retired to direct the Company's initial public offering in 2007 and became the Company's first chief executive officer. We believe Dr. Kramer's medical background and past service on our Board and senior management team provides our Board with significant industry expertise and critical perspectives in the oversight and strategic direction of our company.

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Steven Ozonian, Audit Committee Chair

Steve Ozonian has eclipsed most any executive in the Residential Real Estate industry with a unique mix of operational and leadership positions. Steve started his career with Chicago Title and Trust as a Director passing though the title, trust and data divisions while interfacing with the real estate industry. While at CTT Steve became the CFO of the Corporate Real Estate Services division and also served as the Director of Real Estate and CIO leading the acquisition, carry and disposition of billions of dollars of single family assets. Steve was then recruited by Coldwell Banker where initially he served as the EVP of Strategic Planning for the National Services group responsible for building out a national footprint and primary services such as mortgage and title. Steve also became the COO of CB’s Corporate Mobility business leading institutional sales and the operational performance of the company. Both the retail and corporate groups grew to be leaders in the industry with thousands of locations and over 60,000 sales associates throughout North America creating a multi-billion dollar company. Steve was then recruited by Prudential to lead the residential brokerage operation as COO/CFO and build out a national company. Over a 9 year period the brokerage business was built to 1600 locations with over 50,000 sales associates along with the growth of mortgage and title operations. Steve became Chairman and CEO of both the retail and institutional companies holding one of the most prominent positions in real estate. While helping to develop a future focus for the industry Steve became involved with the Realtors Information Network and subsequently took the role of CEO for Realtor.com leading the development of the industry’s most grand initiative in 100 years. Realtor.com defeated competitors such as Microsoft and Yahoo to become the number one portal for residential real estate with millions of subscribers and held that position for many years. Steve then went on to work as the CEO of Realty Information Systems and RealEstate.com and also served as the National Home Ownership Executive for Bank of America. Steve now serves as the Chief Real Estate Officer at Carrington Capital, a muti-billion dollar real estate investment fund manager and operator. Steve has been named a Top Innovator and one of the most influential leaders in real estate by The National Association of Realtors and other media outlets. Steve was certified by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a financial expert for public company administration in 2008. Steve and his family have resided in Laguna Beach, CA for over thirty years. Steve has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

Steve holds the following positions:

  • Lead director for Lending Tree and serves as chair of the public company’s audit committee and chairs the executive committee.
  • Independent director of the Wiliston Financial Group (a Golden Gate Capital holding) where he is a member of the audit committee.
  • Independent member of the board of Realty Mogul (a Canaan Investment) and is a member of the compensation and audit committees.
  • Chairman of the board of Global Mobility Solutions, a privately held company in the executive relocation services industry.
  • Independent director of the board of Realty Trac and is the chairman of the audit committee and a member of the compensation and nominating committee.
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Michael Nichols, Director

Michael C. Nichols, age 64, has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Houston Parks Board since August 2015. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Grocers Supply Company from February 2013 to December 2014, when the Company was sold. Prior to his service at Grocer's Supply, Mr. Nichols served as general counsel at Sysco Corporation's corporate office in Houston, Texas, a position he held from 1981 through 1988 and from 1998 through 2010. He also served as vice president of management development and human resources at Sysco. Mr. Nichols is a graduate of Brown University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1974. He earned his J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in 1977. Mr. Nichols served two terms in the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1977 to 1981. In Houston, his volunteer efforts have included service as a board member and chairman of the Houston Food Bank, chairman of the City of Houston Civil Service Commission, and service as a trustee on the Houston Police Officers Pension Plan. We believe Mr. Nichols' extensive legal and corporate governance experience at large publicly traded corporations will contribute to our Board a diverse executive and management experience as well as significant knowledge and experience in public company reporting and corporate governance.

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Tom Foster, Director

Mr. Foster, age 76, previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from October 2010 to June 2013, and from July 2014 to April 2015. Mr. Foster also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from February 2011 through March 2013. Mr. Foster practiced federal and cross-border taxation (international, state New Director and local) for 30 years (through 1997) at Exxon, where he presented numerous tax presentations and meetings with various foreign governments (including China) on local and U.S. tax issues of concern to U.S. oil companies. He managed state income tax litigation (including various major Alaska tax cases). He coordinated industry efforts to challenge states' positions on various tax issues in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Foster currently has a private law practice specializing in tax and restructuring. Mr. Foster received his LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law, his JD from Baylor University School of Law and his BBA from Baylor University School of Business. Mr. Foster is a CPA and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas. Mr. Foster's previous experience on the Board and senior management team of our company, together with his extensive experience in law, tax and finance provide the Board with important and useful perspectives and bolster the Board's overall skillset.

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Neil
Badlani, MD
, Director

Neil Badlani, M.D., M.B.A. is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. He has been the Chief Medical Officer for Nobilis Health and North American Spine since March 2016 and served before that as the Vice President of Medical Affairs for 1 year. Based in Houston, clinically he practices cutting-edge techniques in treating spine, back and neck pain, as well as complicated spinal disorders in patients of all ages. His surgical emphasis is on minimally invasive techniques including laser and robotic surgery. He has been featured on KHOU 11, Fox 26, KPRC Local 2 and in the Houston Chronicle.

Dr. Badlani is also an award winning researcher having been recognized nationally by the American Academy of Sports Medicine and Western Orthopaedic Association and internationally by the Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies of the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe for his work. He has presented his research both on orthopaedic surgery and economic aspects of medicine at national meetings including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. In recent years, he has given several national presentations on the Economics of Outpatient Surgery using Nobilis best practice techniques. He has written several papers and given presentations about orthopaedic hospitals, surgery centers and medical reimbursement issues. He has written numerous book chapters about minimally invasive spine surgery. He is a reviewer for “The Spine Journal" and "The International Journal of Spine Surgery".

Dr. Badlani earned a B.A. in economics from the George Washington University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in only 3 years. He completed a dual MD/MBA program in just 5 years at the University of Pittsburgh. His orthopaedic surgery training was done at the University of California, San Diego, followed by fellowships in both adult and pediatric spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL