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Dr. Medell Briggs

Medical Advisor

Dr. Medell Briggs, MD, MPH, MSHS,is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and nationally recognized healthcare improvement advisor, speaker, and author. Dr. Medell’s professional goal is to improve the health of diverse communities by advancing high-value healthcare models and technology. She has held several hospital executive and department leadership positions including as an executive of a start-up hospital in South Los Angeles that received “HIMSS Stage 7” and “Most Wired” designations. Dr. Medell is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she also serves as the Director of Quality for Emergency Medicine. She is a proud alumna of UCLA, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and UCLA School of Public Helath.


Rona Kaufman

Legal Advisor

Rona Kaufman is an associate professor at Duquesne University School of Law, where she teaches contracts, employment discrimination, and family law courses. Kaufman practiced commercial litigation and family law in Houston with Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright). Her educational background includes an LL.M. in legal education from Temple University, a J.D. from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the Texas State Bar. The Wexner Foundation recently awarded Kaufman a two-year Wexner Heritage fellowship in recognition of her role as an emerging Jewish leader in Pittsburgh.

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Dr. David Salcido

SME Medical Advisor

Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh. Expert in prehospital resuscitation. Author of 50+ scientific articles in the subject area. PhD in Epidemiology.


Jonathan Weiss

Finance Advisor

CFO, Lime Crime
Jonathan enjoys recruiting and leading teams through the many evolutionary phases of a fast growing business while creating the culture necessary for an organization to reach its potential.
Jonathan was a senior consultant in World Class Finance at KPMG and a senior consultant at Price Waterhouse. As COO/CFO at Los Angeles Rose Apparel he led the company through a successful multiple term sheet exit for the founders. He holds a MBA from UCLA and is a CPA.


Ken Ludwig

Entrepreneurship Advisor

University of Michigan, Lecturer in Innovation (2001-Present)
Ken lives in the playground of trying things, and teaches from the book of mistakes. He is an enthusiastic supporter of ideas, creativity, and deep thinking. At Michigan he mentored hundreds of student-led social innovation ideas into revenue creating businesses within the optiMize incubator. Ken's effort is often focused on the development of the organization's leadership, culture, balance, ethics, strategy, tactics and finance.

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James “Jamey” Bradley Edwards

Digital Health Advisor

As the CEO of Cloudbreak Health (“Cloudbreak”), Jamey is on a mission to #HumanizeHealthcare.  Cloudbreak is a healthcare solutions innovator delivering over 1 million telemedicine encounters per year to over 800 healthcare facilities nationwide over Cloudbreak Connect, a private path broadband network optimized for secure and high-quality healthcare collaboration.

Recognition: Entrepreneur Magazine #25 top entrepreneurial companies (2017) based on impact, innovation, growth and leadership. Winner of Patrick Soon Shiong Innovation Award  (2016).


Prior to Co-founding Cloudbreak, Jamey was the CEO of Emergent Medical Associates (, a multi-specialty medical group in the Southwest providing ER, Hospitalist and Anesthesia services.  During his tenure at EMA, EMA grew into an industry leader serving almost 1 million patients per year at over 40 programs in multiple states.

Recognition: EMA was honored as a 4x Inc. 500 | 5000 Company, a 2x finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year & named 2x to Modern Healthcare Hottest companies list. He remains with EMA as a Board Member responsible for M&A and strategy.


Jamey is a Health Transformer for Startup Health, one of the leading healthcare incubator/accelerator’s in the country and was recognized as one of the top 40 health transformers nationwide by MM&M Magazine. He is also an official member of the Forbes Los Angeles Council and a proud member of the #pinksocks tribe of innovators looking to improve our nations healthcare system (


Mr. Edwards graduated a Tradition Fellow from Cornell University in 1996 and received his MBA from Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2003. He is a member of the Cornell University Council He is also an alumni of the Design Thinking Bootcamp at Stanford University’s


Mr. Edwards is a member of the Santa Monica Bay Chapter of YPO and sits on the board of the American Red Cross of Santa Monica and the Partners in Care Foundation.  Mr. Edwards is also an angel investor and mentor to startup companies, a co-founder of Noll Surfboards ( and a Principal with Avanti Hospitals, LLC (