SourceOne establishes advisory board

Iconic board members will help steer growth of SourceOne into national health care platforms.

SourceOne® Global Partners LLC, a leading provider of health and nutrition solutions created through scientific research and innovative product development, has announced the establishment of a prestigious Senior Advisory Board composed of five iconic health care leaders. The board will collectively advise and steer SourceOne and its product portfolio into the new health care environment, within which complementary natural and safe supplements are quickly becoming new paradigms of individualized health care protocols.

"With the recent passage of  health care reform legislation, corporate consolidations, and a `get tough` policy at the FDA,  health care in the U.S. is undergoing rapid and significant changes," says Jesse Lopez, founder and CEO of SourceOne. "Consumers and payers of health care are demanding more information, greater transparency, and more value for spending. Without a doubt, natural products for preventive care are swiftly moving into mainstream health care. Health-conscious consumers are seeking affordable options and innovative health products with clinical evidence that deliver safe and effective solutions."

The slate of senior advisory board members have been carefully selected because of their long and distinguished careers in a cross sector of the health care industry. "This iconic group of leaders will not only advise SourceOne’s management and board of directors on important business decisions and key issues ranging from health care trends and market development to business alliances and strategic partnerships, but they will also bring a new level of credibility and access to health care providers that is not available to other nutritional supplement companies,” says Lopez. Their contribution will not only benefit our global partners immensely, but also our valued customers and the health conscious consumers we serve."

The Senior Advisory Board members are comprised of the following experts:

Anthony F. Alibrio, Sr. spent 37 years in the service industry, predominantly within the U.S. health care field. He retired as a corporate officer of Marriott International and as president of its Health Care Group, which subsequently became Sodexho Marriott, Inc. At the time of his retirement he led a division that had managed sales in excess of $3.2 billion and provided on-site department management and support services to the food and nutrition departments, environmental services, engineering departments, and varied other management services for over 1,000 U.S. hospitals and long-term care institutions. Under his leadership the division employed 6,000 managers who supervised a workforce of 75,000 employees. During his long and distinguished career at Marriott International he was also a Board member of Marriott’s LTD & Taylor Plan Services in England as well as Marriott Italia, a joint venture in Italy.

Among his current affiliations, Alibrio serves as a board member of Precyse Inc., serves as a member of The Health Insights Foundation, is a fellow of the Academy of Medical Administrators and a senior advisor to Management Health Solutions.

William M. Kelley served as president and CEO of Hill-Rom Company from 1992 to 1995, as senior vice president, sales and operations from 1989 to 1992 and as senior vice president, sales and marketing from 1980 to 1989. He has served as the chairman emeritus of Hill-Rom Company since July 2005, and prior to that time held the position of chairman since 1995. Kelley currently acts as the president of advisors to health care suppliers, and serves as the co-chairman on the advisory boards of 1-800-DOCTORS and Achieve Corp. He has been honored numerous times for his contributions to the health care industry including as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives.

Charles S. Lauer was the publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine for more than 30 years. His early career includes serving as director of communications for the American Medical Association. Lauer is the author of three books: Soar with the Eagles, Reach for the Stars, and Decency. He serves on the board of a number of institutions, writes regular columns for Becker’s Hospital Review and Healthcare Business Media, and makes regular presentations to audiences across the United States. Lauer was the recipient of the 2004 American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health’s Michael E. DeBakey Award for Achievement in Healthcare. He won the National Healthcare Award from B’nai B’rith International and was named an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Lauer is also a member of the Studer Group Hall of Fame, which honored him for his focus on the patient experience of care.

Douglas S. Peters, LFACHE is a member of the AvaSure advisory board, a manufacturer of patient bedside monitoring systems, and Charlevoix Area Hospital Foundation Board. During his 36-year health services career, Peters served as CEO and president of Jefferson Health System from its formation in 1995 to 2002, and Main Line Health Inc. He was a cofounder of ATHS, served as a senior vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association of Illinois and as president of Henry Ford Health System. He currently serves as a Member of the Healthcare Advisory Board of Pinstripe, the Industry Advisory Board of Emmi Solutions LLC, Senior Advisory Board of MedAssets Inc., and the Executive Advisory Board at Inc.

Peters is also the author and coauthor of over 20 articles, chapters and essays related to the field of health management. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Lifetime Member of the Katahdin Medical & Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. He has also served on the faculties of the Graduate Programs in Health Management at the University of Nebraska’s College of Medicine and the University of Michigan.

Harvey Sigelbaum is a senior advisor for The Riverside Company, previously served as president and co-CEO, as well as vice chairman and executive chairman of MultiPlan, Inc., one of the country’s largest health care network organizations. Previously, Sigelbaum was CEO of Amalgamated Life Insurance Company and CEO of Urban Community Insurance Company. He has been a director on a number of health care-related for profit and not-for-profit boards, and was appointed by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Sigelbaum, an attorney, has been a member of the New York bar since 1963. He has served as adjunct associate professor on the faculty of The College of Insurance, New York.

Lopez concludes, "I am honored that this iconic group of leaders has agreed to serve as our advisory board members. Their expertise, counsel and guidance are invaluable assets to SourceOne. They will help guide SourceOne through the changing health care landscape and emerge as the leading brand in this highly competitive and exciting consumer-driven  health care movement.”


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