The DealZumo Editorial Board
It is with great appreciation that we introduce our Editorial Board. These professionals have astonishing pedigrees and expertise in healthcare, finance and law. They graciously provide oversight to DealZumo’s Library, helping ensure that the content we provide is relevant, insightful and beneficial to our readers. Together, they routinely review our content and make recommendation on how we can make improvements. Their contributions have been incredibly valuable and we are honored to have them serve on our Editorial Board.
Les Levinson is the Co-Chair of the Transactional Healthcare Practice Group at Robinson & Cole LLP. His practice concentrates principally on transactional, regulatory and commercial matters for healthcare and life science clients, including home care and hospice companies, other non-acute providers, physician practices, hospitals, information technology and medical device companies, healthcare equipment providers and healthcare investors, lenders, and related enterprises and has completed over 300 M&A and financing transactions. Mr. Levinson also maintains an active business law practice, with an emphasis on transactional matters, including M&A for both public and private companies, securities matters, credit and finance transactions, restructurings and workouts, commercial and business agreements of all kinds, and business counseling. Mr. Levinson regularly counsels boards and board committees and has served and continues to serve as corporate secretary to public and private companies. Mr. Levinson is a frequent author, speaker and commentator on healthcare and business matters and serves on a number of outside advisory boards, including the National Advisory Board of the Berman Institute on Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.
S. Wayne Bazzle
S. Wayne Bazzle is Cofounder and retired CEO of CareCycle Solutions (CCS) based in Dallas, Texas. With degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond, Mr. Bazzle held senior Health Care management positions for thirty-five years which followed his careers in commercial banking and advising financially distressed companies regarding turnaround strategies. CCS, founded in 2003, provides Interventional TeleHealth Services in Texas and Louisiana. When Mr. Bazzle retired in mid-2014, this Service was remotely managing the daily care of approximately 2000 patients, and had captured more than 3,000,000 patient days of data. The company’s proprietary data warehouse and analytic systems were the foundation of its Patient Acuity Predictive Model which identifies CCS patients most likely to be rehospitalized, and the Dynamic Clinical Support Engine which highlights daily changes in patients’ risk profiles. Collectively known as CCS Navigator, this unique systems combination enables CCS to reduce patient re-hospitalizations by 65% to 75% of national averages. Mr. Bazzle is now providing advisory services to health care companies through Bazzle Associates, LLC.
Mark Fox President, Mark Fox & Associates, LLC; President, Marketplace Solutions & Incentives Project (MSIP)Mark Fox & Associates is a consulting practice that for more than 20 years has served governmental entities, provider systems, health plans and other clients, primarily in the Medicaid space. The areas of focus are behavioral health, integrated medical/behavioral program development, and in-neighborhood initiatives that seek to improve health care utilization by keying on psychosocial factors that lead to poor care-seeking or avoidance habits and unwanted outcomes. In 2015, Mark also became the president of non-profit MSIP, funded to work with health plan members who have been victims of interpersonal as well as self-inflicted violence. The first client, Anthem, is the nation’s largest health plan for the delivery of managed benefits to government-sponsored program members, in this instance within its Medicaid division. For MSIP, Mark’s efforts include overall leadership, contracting with and managing specialty firms that support the initiative, program and business development, community relations and outreach, neighborhood programming and member-centered engagement toward the goals of reducing community violence, injury and related costs. For both organizations, the overarching themes are engagement and behavior change. Previously, Mark held management positions with the nation’s largest behavioral health organizations. He graduated with High Honors from Kenyon College, and is based in Alexandria, VA.
Peter Bloom is an experienced business lawyer, and acts as general counsel to emerging, mid-stage and family businesses, providing strategic advice as well as guidance regarding corporate law, contracts, tax, intellectual property protection, financing, succession planning and labor & employment law. Mr. Bloom is also a highly skilled transactional lawyer, having handled mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchases, technology transfers, recapitalizations and other corporate reorganizations, venture capital investments, as well as other financial and strategic transactions. Mr. Bloom also provides sophisticated estate planning, which begins with planning for the impact of gift, estate and inheritance taxes, and includes drafting all documents and instruments required by an estate plan, such as wills and testaments, trusts (including irrevocable life insurance trusts, special needs trusts and charitable remainder trusts), health care proxies, and durable powers of attorney. Mr. Bloom is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, and has law degrees from Georgetown University and the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Mr. Ed Manthey is currently employed at WMA Health Care Partners, in the position of Principal. Mr. Manthey joined WMA Partners as a partner in 2004. He has over 22 years experience in various levels of temporary staffing business management, as a business owner, and at the executive position level in the staffing service industry.
His temporary staffing industry experience includes being president of a $29 million dollar staffing company with 75 employees in 16 locations located throughout six states. Mr. Manthey’s experience also includes seven years in franchise operations ranging from office start-ups, recruiting and sales to financial management consulting.
Mr. Manthey’s experience includes the 1998 entrepreneurial start-up of TVL HealthCare, a national travel nurse company. In 2001 and 2002, The Atlanta Business Chronicle ranked TVL HealthCare the 15th and 20th fastest growing private company in Atlanta, respectively. Since the successful sale of TVL HealthCare, Mr. Manthey has worked in financial underwriting and obtaining financing for lower-middle market companies.
Daniel Stokar is a go-to person in healthcare. Passionate about making healthcare more accessible for high risk, frail and homebound patients, Daniel developed a modern approach to old fashion medicine, combining technology with robust community relationships and doctors visiting people at home. Having served thousands of seniors in New York City, Housecalls for the Homebound provides home-based primary care to people who have limited access to primary care. By seeing patients at home, Housecalls for the Homebound is able to monitor and maintain patients in the community where they want to live, and enable people to avoid hospitalization and nursing home admission.
Daniel received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Sy Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University and has an MBA from the University of Massachusetts. He is active in many local organizations and is devoted to helping seniors receive the care they need.