Advisory Group

Troy Reiff RN

Advisor

Troy has over 20 years experience in healthcare, achieving results on the clinical side of healthcare as well as administration. He specialized in coronary intensive care and long-term acute care nursing, along with building and overseeing start-up hospitals.

Since 2002, Troy has served as COO for two St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospitals located in Indianapolis and Lafayette, Indiana, which are member hospitals of Ascension Health and locally St. Vincent Health. He brings value in leading hospital operations and strategic initiatives, while maintaining an entrepreneurial vision towards delivering higher quality of care at a most cost-effective approach.

Troy continues to be a resourceful contact for Ascension Health ventures, start-up and existing medical device companies, Indiana's 21st Century Fund, and funding sources on guidance of technology in healthcare settings along with development and strategic planning. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management and as Associate of Science in Nursing.

 

Rick Cooper

Advisor

Rick serves as Manager of the National Healthcare Practice Group at McDonald Hopkins and is co-chair of its Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group. He also serves on the firm's Board of Directors. Rick focuses his national practice in healthcare law, representing clients in transactional, restructuring, corporate, regulatory, reimbursement, contractual, strategic planning, and venture matters. McDonald Hopkins represents in excess of 400 pathology groups and a substantial number of laboratories. He also represents a large number of radiology groups and imaging facilities and is the author of the Radiology Business Management Association's monthly legal update for members.

Rick has been selected for Best Lawyers in America for health law for 22 consecutive years and an Ohio Super Lawyer for 7 consecutive years. A graduate of Syracuse University (B.A. 1978) and Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1981), he is a frequent speaker on laboratory and pathology issues at state and national conferences and contributes to several laboratory and pathology publications.

 

Linda Wilgus

Advisor

Linda is the executive director of Northwest Radiology Network.   Taking a nontraditional route to her career, Linda raised her three daughters while attending Indiana University (IUPUI), where she was an honors graduate with High Distinction in the School of Business, with a focus in Accounting. She started her career in the health care group of a local Indianapolis public accounting firm and joined Northwest Radiology in 1996.  Since advancing to Executive Director in 2002, Linda has been instrumental in the growth and development of Northwest Radiology.  Northwest Radiology is recognized as one of the premier radiology groups in the Midwest with 50 physicians serving 18 Indiana hospitals, several outpatient imaging centers, as well as over 30 regional interpretation affiliations. 

In 2011 Linda received the Hero of Hope award from the American Cancer Society and in January 2013 Linda was recognized with the Excellence in Leadership Award from Executive Women in Healthcare. She earned her MBA in 2010 from Indiana Wesleyan University that specialized in Health Care Administration.

 

Douglas King

Advisor

Douglas currently serves as the Senior Technical Advisor and Head of Academic and Scientific Research Markets for Biostorage Technologies. He was previously Director of Business Development for the Pharmaceutical Studies Division of DCL Medical Laboratories, Inc. In this capacity, Doug was responsible for establishing enduring client relationships and developing strategic plans that respond to changes within the pharmaceutical drug development marketplace.

Doug spent part of his career as a Cytotechnologist and professor, with contributions to Thomas Jefferson University, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Medical University of South Carolina. Doug has been recognized with an Army Commendation Medal for work in Cytopathology (1976) and is the recipient of two Fulbright Grants (1984 and 1987). He holds a B.S. in Zoology, an M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and a Certificate in Molecular Pathology from Michigan State University.

 

Bob DeCresce

Advisor

Bob is the President of Pathology Associates of Aurora and is a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center -- named a top U.S. hospital by U.S. News and World Report – where he serves as Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Rush. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors at VWR International and also serves as President of University Pathology Consultants, LLC.