Improving Patient Care Through Technology

Board of Directors

John B. Mowell

Chairman of the Board and Executive Director 

John is president and CEO of Mowell Financial Group of Tallahassee, Florida, an investment-banking firm he founded in 1980 serving clients primarily throughout the Southeast. Since 2007, he has served as chairman of the board for Entegrion and added the duties of executive director in 2011. He is a founder and executive director of Beartooth Energy, a developer of oil and gas resources. He also served since 1984 on the board and as chairman since 2002 of EMS Technologies, a publicly traded, leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions; he sold the company to Honeywell in 2011. Among his many public service roles, he was appointed by the governor to the Florida State Board of Administration, the agency responsible for the management of over $70 billion of state retirement assets, where he served two terms as chairman. He also served on the board and executive committee of Capital City Bank in Tallahassee, one of the oldest banks in Florida. He earned his bachelor of science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance. He also served in the military as a naval aviator engaged in carrier-based anti-submarine warfare operations in the North Atlantic.

W. Brian Gibler, MD

Board Member

Dr. Gibler has over 30 years of professional healthcare experience in research, administration and clinical practice. Previously he was the President and CEO of University of Cincinnati Medical Center and prior to that he was the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.   His is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a Fellow both in the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Cardiology. He earned his undergraduate from Brown and graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School.

James True Martin, MD, CIME, FAADEP

Board Member

Dr. Martin is a neurologist in private practice at the Tallahassee Neurology Clinic, in Tallahassee, Florida. He has held a faculty appointment as clinical associate professor at Florida State University since 1983 and serves as an advisor for the Florida bar. He has eight years of research training and was the first student from Florida State University to be accepted to Vanderbilt Medical School based on academic achievements while waiving requirements for undergraduate graduation, and the university established a prestigious annual student award in his name. In addition to his numerous publications, he serves on several editorial advisory boards, is active in many professional organizations and retains several hospital affiliations in the Tallahassee area.

Pierre Noel, MD

Board Member

Dr. Noel is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and serves as the Director of the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program in the Division of Hematology at Mayo. He joined Mayo in 1988 and left in 2000 to serve as the Chief of Hematology and a Senior Clinician for the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda and a Consultant for the White House Homeland and National Security Council in Washington, DC. Dr. Noel served in the military from 1997 through 2010. He rejoined Mayo in 2010.

Thomas L. Edwards

Board Member

Mr. Edwards has a long business career primarily focused on food processing, manufacturing, and distribution businesses and on banking/investment businesses. He is chairman of the board, president and CEO of Carolina Ice Company, and holds senior leadership roles in Coastal Wholesale Grocery, Edwards Development Company, Edwards Investment Group, the E. Merle and Ollie W. Edwards Foundation, and Edwards Property Group, all based in Kinston, NC. He formerly served as chairman of the board, president and CEO of The Little Bank, chairman of the board of Carolina Dairies Corporation, and as president of Carolina Industrial Vending.

Patrick F. Nash

Board Member

Mr. Nash has over thirty years of sales, marketing and management experience in the medical device and healthcare information technology sectors. Mr. Nash served as a Sales Executive in several divisions of Siemens Healthcare, an International Medical Imaging and IT concern. He also founded several successful companies, including, and served as Managing Partner of Glenwood Venture Partners, a private equity firm. He currently serves on the Board of Visitors of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as the Boards of Directors of Arkcar Farms, Inc. and Riverside Development Group. He received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ron Sacher, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. Sacher is the Director Emeritus of Hoxworth Blood Center and Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine with the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center.  He also served as the Christian R. Holmes Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Medicine.  Dr. Sacher previously served as Chairman of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Director of Transfusion Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital and Professor of Medicine, Oncology and Pathology in the Hematology/Oncology division of the Department of Medicine.  Dr. Sacher received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa and completed his residency in Canada and a Fellowship in Hematology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Christopher Rumana, M.D.

Board Member

Dr. Rumana is a board-certified neurological surgeon from Tallahassee, Florida.  He served as President of Tallahassee Neurological Clinic and he was the President and Chairman for Caduceus, LLC.  Dr. Rumana served as Chairman of the Division of Neurological Surgery and as the Chairman of the Medical Staff at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.  Dr. Rumana received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University.

Robert Capps, DDS

Board Member

Dr. Capps founded and built one of the leading dental practices in eastern North Carolina.  Dr. Capps was also a founding partner of Realtime Dental, LLC and he developed The Franklin, a boutique hotel in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Capps previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the East Carolina University Educational Foundation, Inc., and the ECU Board of Visitors.  Dr. Capps received a BS from North Carolina State University and his DDS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.