Advisory Committee

RICHARD M. WARNER

Richard WarnerChief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, JRHA
Founder & CEO, Foundation for the Advancement in Research in Medicine, Inc. (FARM) and BoneSmart®

Mr. Richard Warner is a highly experienced entrepreneur that has more than 32 years of business experience.  In 1975, he founded Warner Enterprises, a financial services company. This firm was sold to First Institutional Services in 1985. Mr. Warner served as the CEO of the combined company until he founded FARM.

As a recipient of a ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacement, Mr. Warner showed his gratitude for his improved quality of life by starting FARM and its consumer outreach site BoneSmart.org that reaches millions of patients and prospective patients each year internationally.  A leading advocate for wider use and acceptance of advanced orthopedic applications, Mr. Warner is the driving force behind FARM/BoneSmart and its mission to improve the quality of human lives and support the orthopedic research community.


RAJ K. SINHA, M.D., PH.D

Raj SinhaCo-Founder, Chief Medical Officer, JRHA
Board-Certified Joint-Replacement Surgeon
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Raj Sinha simultaneously completed an orthopaedic surgery residency, PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and oversaw a research lab at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.  He then completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of Pittsburgh.  His first post-graduate position was as Division Chief of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Sinha later returned to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as Fellowship Director for the Division of Adult Reconstruction and Co-Director of the Ferguson Research Laboratory, where he oversaw bone derived stem cell research, and actively taught undergraduate students, medical students, bioengineering graduate students, orthopaedic and internal medicine residents and adult reconstruction fellows.

While on faculty at UPMC, he began an MBA at the Katz School of Business.  However, he quickly appreciated that the opportunity in hip and knee replacement lay in process standardization.  Dr. Sinha then switched to an Advanced Training Program at Intermountain Healthcare, which focused on the application of Deming Philosophy and Toyota Production System Methodology to healthcare delivery, specifically in continuous quality improvement (CQI) and total quality management (TQM).  Dr. Sinha was the Chair of the Orthopedic Working Group of the Pennsylvania Regional Healthcare Initiative, which focused on understanding variation among hospitals and disseminating best practice methodologies.

For family reasons, Dr. Sinha relocated to private practice in Southern California, founding S.T.A.R. Orthopaedics, Inc.  Applying techniques learned at IHC, he has developed the largest hip and knee Replacement practice in the Coachella Valley, and has improved processes at JFK Memorial Hospital such that the orthopaedic service line profitability has pushed the hospital from the red to the black; the hospital ranks in the Healthgrades Top 5% nationally for hip and knee replacement, and ranks in the top 1% nationally for length of stay.  Many of the processes and efficiencies implemented at JFK form the backbone of the planned JRHA methodology.


DIETER BURKHARDT

dieter burkhardtVice President Sales & Marketing
CeramTec Medical Products

Dieter is a multicultural, multilingual professional with 30 years experience and an extensive background in the field of international medical technology. His global business responsibilities have taken him to markets around the world. Dieter has established close relationships with top orthopaedic surgeons and key opinion leaders in orthopaedics in the United States, South America, Europe, Eastern Europe, and Russia.

Prior to joining CeramTec in 2008, Dieter spent several years at GE Medical in different managerial positions. His prior background is complemented with start-up business experience in the medical device industry.

Dieter is a graduate of the University of Constance, Germany and the Medical University of Lübeck, Germany where he received both of his engineering degrees. Dieter lives in Germany with his wife and two daughters.


JOHN DAIVES, CLU, ChFC

John DaviesPast Executive Vice President, MassMutual Life Insurance
Agent Emeritus, Massachusetts

John B. Davies, Agent Emeritus for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, works with clients across the nation providing high net worth counseling with a focus on tax efficiency and intergenerational transfers of wealth. He received his BA degree from the University of Southern California and his CLU and ChFC degrees from the American College.

Mr. Davies served as the Executive Vice President of MassMutual from 1994-2000. He was accountable for the Individual Protection Business; led MassMutuals’ premier, nation-wide Career Agency Distribution System; played a major role in MassMutuals’ 1996 corporate merger with Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company; implemented new, multiple channels of distribution for MassMutuals’ Life Business; led a newly formed core Life Business for MassMutual; and oversaw the creation and implementation of a de Novo Trust Company.

Mr. Davies was one of the most successful General Agents for MassMutual Career Agency System while working in the Los Angeles, California office. He became a life member of MDRT before age 30 and was a top production agent.


JOHN J. FERRELLI

john ferrelliChief Administrative Officer, USC Norris Cancer Hospital

As CAO of USC Norris Cancer Hospital, John provides critical oversight for planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating services across the continuum of care for cancer patients. He provides leadership in the development of comprehensive, multidisciplinary cancer programs across the hospital and ambulatory clinics. He also helps drive cancer-related clinical and physician community outreach, in support of building a robust referral program for the hospital.

With more than 20 years of health care leadership experience in organizations across the United States, John brings a wealth of knowledge, insight and energy to his position. He has a proven track record of success in business development, performance improvement, driving quality care, enhancing employee and patient satisfaction, and community outreach.

Before joining USC, John served as corporate chief operating officer at Avanti Hospitals, a Los Angeles health system comprising four hospitals and 500 beds. Prior to that, John served in executive positions at several other Southern California hospitals, including CEO positions at Coast Plaza Hospital in Norwalk, Memorial Hospital of Gardena, and JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio. He also has held leadership positions at health care organizations in Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee. John holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Knox College in Illinois, and a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.


JEFFREY A. MCCAULLEY

Jeff McCaulleyPresident, Smiths Medical

Jeffery A. McCaulley is a 25-year veteran of the healthcare industry and current President of Smiths Medical, the medical device division of global technology company Smiths Group. Mr. McCaulley brings extensive leadership experience in healthcare technology to Smiths Medical, including devices, services, software, and informatics. Mr. McCaulley most recently held the position of President, Zimmer Reconstructive from 2008 – 2013. In this role, he had overall responsibility for the Global Reconstructive Business, including direct responsibility for Global Brand Management, Product Development, and Medical Training & Education, as well as Americas Marketing and Sales. Prior to joining Zimmer, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Division of Wolters Kluwer from 2005 and Vice President and General Manager of the Diabetes Division of Medtronic, Inc. from 2002. He began his career in 1989 with General Electric Medical Systems, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing, and general management, last serving as President and CEO of GE Clinical Services. Mr. McCaulley graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and received his Executive MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.


BENJAMIN L. NOBLE

benjamin nobleManaging Director, Civic Finance Associates

Mr. Noble is the founder of Civic Finance Associates and has over 30 years of experience in real estate and structured finance. He began his career in real estate in Philadelphia with Lanard & Axilbund, Inc., specializing in commercial and industrial sales and leasing. He then joined Radnor Industries, Ltd., where he managed in excess of one million square feet of retail property in nine states. He has acted as a principal in real estate investment and equity syndication of office buildings with Valley Forge Investment Corporation. He also worked as a Vice President of First Capitalcorp, a real estate investment company. He has a B.A. from George Washington University.


RAND SPERRY

Rand SperryCEO of Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial

In 1987, Rand Sperry was Co-Founder of Sperry Van Ness, a commercial real estate investment firm with one key mission: to create unprecedented value for commercial associates and their clients.  Based on this mission, Sperry Van Ness has achieved top company brand recognition and Mr. Sperry was instrumental to their success in the roll out as a national real estate company.

He is a well-known real estate and business leader in Southern California with more than thirty-five years of experience in the commercial real estate arena.  Upon graduation from California State University Long Beach, he joined a leading Southland apartment brokerage firm. By the age of twenty-six, Sperry was the general sales manager, the most senior position in the firm, with one hundred sixty agents and brokers reporting to him.

Mr. Sperry believes deeply in the product he is selling.  Over the years he has been the broker on record for literally thousands of transactions and billions in sales.  He has owned and operated more than one hundred commercial properties of all types – more than any other income source, these contributed to his financial independence in his mid-twenties.

In 1998, Sperry took on another challenge – the challenge of building two new important profit centers in the Sperry Van Ness family of companies: Sperry Equities and Sperry Commercial. Seeing this opportunity to capture profits from “value added” investment properties, he along with his Sperry Equities partners Burton Young and Jack Carroll, acquired more than one hundred properties, which exceed $1 billion in value.

To manage the firm’s assets as well as to provide an additional service to Sperry Van Ness’ investors, Sperry Commercial was organized and now has more than nine million square feet under management and six million owned.

Mr. Sperry combines his unique array of talents and experience in the industry to help others achieve financial independence.  From being a self-made millionaire in his late twenties and his rapid rise through the ranks of a large company to creating new companies and divisions under the SVN network, he has inspired young men and women entering the commercial real estate profession in many ways.  He is frequently invited as a seminar or motivational speaker at industry and business gatherings throughout the Southwest and enjoys sharing the excitement and opportunity of real estate brokerage and ownership.

Mr. Sperry is active in both church and community.  He has been a member of numerous civic and religious boards and committees in Orange County, Calif., where he resides with his wife, and their six children.


PAUL D. STEINKE, PE

paul_steinkeVice President AECOM, Inc.

Paul Steinke has over 35 years of design, construction and program management experience in the commercial, institutional, and government markets. He has been an officer of AECOM since joining the firm in 1985, and has had both operations and business development responsibility for high profile programs, operating divisions and practices. These include Division Manager, Washington D.C.; Managing Principal, Pentagon Renovation Program; Project Manager for the Continuous Electron Beam Acceleration Facility, and the Air Force One Hanger and Maintenance Complex. As the Executive Vice President of DMJM he was responsible for the Program/Construction Management and Technology practices. He was also responsible for AECOM’s Integrated Mission Support (IMS) unit, which specializes in providing professional and technical services to U.S. intelligence agencies and on U.S. Government mission critical, classified programs.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He has been recognized as an industry leader providing expert witness testimony on program and construction management; served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association; and at the request of DOE, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology as an industry expert on the design and constructability of the Superconducting Super Collider.