Daniel Smigelski, MPH/MHA
Dan Smigelski has been involved in hospital administration and hospital development both domestically and internationally since 1976 and has worked in a variety of not-for-profit and for-profit facilities in the US and internationally. He has had a progressive career in hospitals with revenues of over US $ 300 Million. He has also been the vice president and executive vice president of major US management companies. In addition, he has had extensive experience in hospital operations, having been a hospital CEO in a number of facilities.
Dan’s experience also includes hospital operational analysis and development of strategies to strengthen hospitals financially and operationally. He has also worked with international finance organizations including private equity firms, individual investors, and governmental entities such as the International Finance Corporation, The World Bank, and Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Dan has been involved in hospital projects and healthcare development in over 35 countries worldwide.
Dan was educated at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and received his MPH/MHA degree from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Gregory J. Kuntz, MPH, FACHE
Greg Kuntz has over 30 years’ senior leadership experience in domestic and international hospitals, healthcare management consulting services, and physician practice operation. Greg’s experience includes turnaround management, new facility design, construction oversight, new hospital start-up, interim management, physician recruitment, and physician practice management. Greg has directed facility operations in West Africa, Central Europe, MENA, and Asia, has led strategic planning engagements for client facilities, and has authored healthcare facility feasibility evaluations in Central Europe, Africa, and Asia. Greg has worked with a variety of governmental and private project investment and funding resources. In addition, Greg has held positions with publicly traded specialty hospitals, community and tertiary hospitals in the US and internationally, specialty physician practices, and currently serves as the Board Chairman of American Hospital Tbilisi.
Greg was educated at the University of Pittsburgh, with a Master in Public Health, specializing in Healthcare Administration. Greg is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Ed L. Hansen, PhD, MA
Ed has C-Level leadership experience and expertise (as CEO, COO, and CFO) in government hospitals and health systems; not-for-profit community hospitals; and corporate, for-profit hospitals. He has been the CEO of an international multi-facility hospital group.
As an employed hospital executive and as a consultant, Ed has led major construction activities, hospital and clinic service development activities and new healthcare business start-ups, including an award-winning international air ambulance company. He is particularly strong in the areas of operating systems design, implementation, maintenance, re-engineering, and evaluation. He has addressed the Bond Covenant violations of several struggling hospitals. In these cases, he and his teams effectively turned-around their operational and financial performance.
Ed led teams in the operational and financial turnaround of five hospitals in the US and one international hospital. He has consulted hospital boards and financial institutions on strategies
for the operational enhancement of distressed hospitals. He led the process for different four hospitals in attaining initial accreditation by either JCAHO (US) or JCI (International).
Ed has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management and a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Development, specializing in Hospitals and and Healthcare Organizations.
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James B. McCarthy, MBA, JD
Jim has worked on behalf of most of the major private and public healthcare systems in the United States with projects ranging from establishing multi-hospital networks to developing physician-hospital joint ventures and surgery centers in both the US and overseas. Jim addresses legal, organizational structure and financial issues for AIHG Clients and strategic partners. He has also worked extensively in the field of telehealth services through his association with CareSpan USA, Inc. and CareSpan International, Inc.
Mr. McCarthy received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law, and his M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
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Ralph Foster II, MBA
Ralph Foster II is a healthcare executive with 20 years of domestic and international experience involving strategic planning, management and marketing focused on healthcare facility and provider growth strategies. Ralph has served as a collaborating analyst on the development of feasibility studies and business plans for healthcare facilities around the world. In addition, he has built various programs, implemented marketing initiatives, and forged alliances and other collaborative frameworks that have fostered mutually beneficial working relationships that have achieved strategic objectives. Ralph’s experience also includes serving as the Director of an International Patient Program for an HCA affiliated healthcare system and as the Vice President of Business Development for a U.S. based international hospital management and consulting company.
Ralph received his B.B.A. in Marketing with a concentration in International Studies from Texas State University and his M.B.A in Healthcare Management from Our Lady of the Lake University. Ralph is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served on the Board of the South Texas Chapter-ACHE.
Lisa Willis, MAA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Lisa Willis has 30 years healthcare leadership experience in Operations, Nursing, Prehospital Emergency Care, Aeromedical Evacuation, Inpatient Acute Care, Ambulatory Care, Perioperative Care, Outpatient Care, and Home Care, as well as Quality and Performance Improvement. She has led preparation for successful Joint Commission and Joint Commission International accreditations, and various specialty certifications such as Stroke Center, Cardiac Center, Bariatric Center, Rehabilitation Program, and HIMSS 6-Health Information and Management Systems Society, as well as Business Transformation efforts including departmental process improvement, systems redesign, and organizational restructure/downsizing/reorganization. Lisa has worked in nursing leadership in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Lisa serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for American Hospital-Tbilisi.
Lisa received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development from the University of The Incarnate Word having graduated with Honors and was inducted into the International Nursing Honor Society. She is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Kwami Asiama, MBA
Kwami Asiama serves as AIHG’s country representative for Ghana. Kwami is the Founder and the Chief Executive Officer of ST & HT Global Investments Group, driven by a passionate desire and commitment to strengthen the Investment and Financial Advisory services in Ghana. Kwami has been instrumental in driving investments in Ghana by supporting existing and start-up companies secure funding for their projects.
Prior to setting up ST & HT Global Investment Group, he worked as the Financial Controller (Consumer Fixed) of Ghana Telecom/Vodafone Ghana (2004-2009).. Before relocating to Ghana from USA to join Ghana Telecom, he was a Senior Financial Analyst at AOL Time Warner in Ashburn, Virginia, USA-(1995-2004). Mr. Asiama has conducted business strength and strategy analysis of a variety of telecommunication, Energy, and Health sector groups, and has several years of business experience in these industries.
Kwami holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Strategic Management from George Mason University.
Jacquelyn M. Martin MBA, BSN, RN
Jacquie Martin has over 35 years’ experience in domestic and international healthcare environments. Ms. Martin brings an extensive background in critical care, emergency care, and nursing management. Her clinical experiences include leadership positions in Critical Care and Disaster Preparedness and served as an instructor at Harvard Medical School. Ms. Martin served as the Vice President of Clinical Services for a US-based international healthcare management company and provided clinical leadership to international clients in the Caribbean, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. Jacquie also provided clinical expertise in a variety of healthcare consulting engagements in MENA, Turkey, and south Asia.
In addition to her clinical roles, Jacquie serves as a Supervisory Nurse in the United States Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Jacquie holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Saint Anselm College and an MBA with a concentration in Health Emergency Management from Anna Maria College.
Md. Shohrab Hossain, MBA, MA – International Project Coordinator, South Asia Region
Mr. Md. Shohrab Hossain (Shohrab) brings more than twenty-seven years of senior executive experience in international, multi-national and national companies to his role as Project Coordinator for the South Asia region. He has served as a core member of the Commissioning Team for the launching of two international standard corporate hospitals. Shohrab excels in the development of the operational teams used by AIHG in launching hospitals and other components of contemporary international-standard healthcare delivery systems. This experience has equipped him to be a primary decision-maker in all phases of Project Management, from initial conceptualization to post-launch initial accreditation.
Shohrab obtained his MBA (HRM) degree in Canada and a MA (Social Science) degree in Bangladesh from the University of Dhaka. Shohrab is also a graduate of the Human Resources Management/ Project Management sponsored by Harvard University and Care International.
In addition to his role as an AIHG Associate, Shorab is the Managing Director of the Phoenix Global Academy-Bangladesh and a Founding Director of Phoenix Global Academy-USA, Founding Director of Superior Healthcare Ltd. and Institute of Knowledge and Resources.
Dr. Ahmed Mostafa -- Project Coordinator, Egypt and MENA Region
In addition to being an ENT surgeon, graduated in 1979 from Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University – Cairo – Egypt, Dr. Mostafa has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare marketing and sales, including Beckman Instruments, Philips Analytical, and B. Braun.
Dr. Mostafa is one of the most highly regarded hospital marketing professionals in Egypt and in the MENA region. Starting at Dar al Fouad Hospital in 6th October city, his 24 years of healthcare marketing experiences include Magrabi Eye Hospitals and Centers, where he served as the national sales manager for 5 hospitals. He’s also served as the Business Development Manager of As-Salam International Hospital and as the Marketing Director of Arab Contractors Medical Center. His consulting clients include Magrabi Eye Hospitals and Centers and the Memorial Souad Kafafi Medical Center. Ahmed has also served as the business and local representative a number of international healthcare companies, and is a graduate of a number of business-related studies and training programs in many educational institutions, including American University in Cairo (AUC).
Dr. Mostafa serves as AIHG’s representative in Egypt and the MENA region.