Board of Advisors
Mr. Ross is currently the Executive Director of the South Bay Independent Physicians Medical Group, Inc., a 450+ multi-specialty physician/provider member organization located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, covering over 5,000 employers encompassing one-half million covered lives. Concurrently, Mr. Ross also serves as a Board Member and Executive Director of First Choice Administrators, a California licensed third party administrator. FCA manages two multi-specialty medical groups located throughtout California totaling over 1000 physicians and providers. Additionally, FCA offers credentialing and re-credentialing services to PPO's.
Mr. Ross has over thirty years of managed healthcare experience in insurance, PPO, HMO, provider and hospital settings and specializes in all facets of physican and hospital managed care consulting. A former naval officer, Mr. Ross completed his graduate work at J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a Masters in Finance, Hospital and Health Services Management and a post-Masters Certificate of Professional Accounting. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University.
Mr. Ross also currently serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations.
Mr. Phillips joined Orange Label Art + Advertising in 1983 as controller, became the firm's CEO in 1995 and is currently the majority shareholder in the firm. Throughout his affiliation with this award-winning advertising agency he has worked to create marketing and sales programs for clients that are strongly tied to an Integrated Advertising Platform (IAP), which produces meaningful and measurable financial results. Mr. Phillips is a sought-after marketing speaker and writer.
Mr Phillips has been awarded the President's Award by the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
John C. Gray:
Mr. Gray served for over 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Glen Ivy Hot Springs, Inc. near Corona, California. In 1999, National Geographic Traveler magazine named Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa one of the 24 Best Spas in America. Within the Spa industry and beyond, John is respected as a visionary leader in the innovative design of memorable spa experiences and Glen Ivy is a well-known success story.
More recently, John began a partnership with Todd Voelker, the architect of Glen Ivy's physical development for the fast-growing years, to form Voelker Gray Design, providing consulting in spa concepts, resort master planning and architecture to the hospitality industry.
Dr. Allen is an internationally recognized functional neurologist. He has authored dozens of papers and taught various types of doctors techniques that help diagnose and treat the physiologic impact of dysfunctional posture, gait and cortical release signs on the human nervous system.
Dr. Allen has over 35 years of experience with naturopathic medicine, but his expertise is in using applied kinesiology (AK) as functional neurology to treat the brain-heart disconnect, learning disabilities, movement and vestibular disorders and to deliver pain management. He understands what chiropractic is all about, having been a chiropractic patient all his life.
In his professional career, Dr. Allen has taught many different classes to multidisciplinary groups on five different continents and he has personally produced both written and video educational materials for speaking engagements, seminars and conventions worldwide. He has also developed a New Mother's Program for an internationally recognized and professionally oriented vitamin company.
Dr. Allen's professional education includes graduating with honors from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1977. He has received diplomas from the International Board of Applied Kinesiology (DIBAK) in 1980 and the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM) in 1991. Dr. Allen started his specialized post-graduate neurology training with the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies in 1991 and received a diploma from the American Board of Chiropractic Neurology (DABCN) in 1993, ultimately becoming a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology (FACFN) in 2009.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Batniji is one of only a handful of physicians in the area who limits his practice solely to plastic surgery of the face. He has expertise in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Batniji is double board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Batniji received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the prestigious Williams College in Massachusetts in 1995. After graduating from Albany Medical College in 2000, he completed an internship in General Surgery followed by four years of residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York where he served as Chief Resident from 2004-2005. During his training, Dr. Batniji developed a specific interest in plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. In an effort to pursue this interest further, Dr. Batniji followed his residency training with an intensive and coveted American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship which gave him the opportunity to work with esteemed facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Stephen W. Perkins, M.D.