2 Industry Veterans Join TrialScope Connect™ Advisory Board

TrialScope announces the appointment of Craig Lipset and Scott Ballenger to the TrialScope Connect advisory board. TrialScope Connect is an online clinical trial recruitment collective designed to address the challenges stakeholders face in accurately matching patients to trials.(PRWeb February 17, 2020)Read the full story at

Falls Fintech Announces Inaugural Advisory Board

We are excited about the impact that this group of local and national leaders, successful fintech entrepreneurs, and financial policy experts will have on Falls Fintech’s resident entrepreneurs.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (PRWEB) February 14, 2020
Central Payments announced today its seven-member advisory board for Falls Fintech, the organization’s early-stage, onsite accelerator for upstart financial technology companies. Nikkee Rhody, Falls Fintech Managing Director and Co-founder, commented on the group: “This advisory board reflects our commitment to connecting accelerator participants with fintech pioneers and thought leaders, and this group’s contributions have already been felt as we finalize plans for our inaugural cohort.”
Twice per year beginning on March 9, 2020, the accelerator will bring a group of founders from five innovative financial technology companies to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to take part in a 10-week curriculum that includes topics such as data security, regulatory compliance, venture capital, and leadership development. The experience culminates in a demo day attended by sponsors, investors, vendors, and the media. Trent Sorbe, President and Founder of Central Payments and Co-founder of Falls Fintech, adds: “Nikkee has assembled a distinguished and diverse advisory board made up of local and national leaders, successful fintech entrepreneurs, and financial policy experts. We are excited about the impact this group will have on our resident entrepreneurs and the leadership they bring to Falls Fintech.”
Joining Rhody and Sorbe on the Falls Fintech advisory board are Karen Andres, Bill Dana, Mike Huether, Kathryn Petralia, and Dr. Michael Roach.
Karen Andres
As the Director of Policy and Market Solutions and Project Director of the Retirement Savings Initiative at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, Karen works to advance promising solutions to American families’ most pressing financial security challenges. Working across sectors and disciplines, Karen and her team seek to highlight market and policy gaps, jumpstart creative solutions, and build a diverse set of leaders who can turn ideas into action. Before joining the Aspen Institute, Karen spent over ten years at the Financial Health Network (formerly the Center for Financial Services Innovation).
Bill Dana
Bill currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board at Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC), a position he recently accepted after nearly three decades at the helm of CBKC as President and CEO. Bill spearheaded CBKC’s certification as a Community Development Financial Institution in 1998 and continues to direct the bank’s nationally-recognized New Market Tax Credit projects, which have created thousands of jobs in low and moderate income areas of Missouri and Kansas. Bill’s reputation for serving the urban core of Kansas City is exemplified by CBKC’s “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act rating for the past 25 consecutive years.
Mike Huether
Former Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, “Mayor Mike” was sworn in to public office on May 17, 2010 and was soundly re-elected in 2014. Mike’s leadership and business skills were honed for 25 years at Citibank in South Dakota, New York, and Texas, along with PREMIER Bankcard in Sioux Falls. He left corporate America as an Executive Vice President at PREMIER to pursue a public service dream he held since the 6th grade. Mike recently released his first book titled, “Serve.Lead.Win.” and is the host of the television show, “On the Road with Mike Huether” on KELOLAND TV.
Kathryn Petralia
Kathryn has spent the past 25 years working with both startups and established companies focused on credit, payments, technology and ecommerce. Petralia started Kabbage, a small business lending site, along with her two cofounders in late 2008. In November 2017, she was recognized by Forbes as being the 98th most powerful woman in the world. In December 2017, she was listed in a TechCrunch feature on 42 women succeeding in tech that year. Prior to founding Kabbage, Petralia was with Revolution Money, an Internet-based credit card startup based in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she was Vice President of Strategy.
Dr. Michael Roach
Dr. Michael Roach currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business and Information Systems at Dakota State University, a founding educational partner of Falls Fintech. He is a former DSU baseball coach and is the current faculty advisor for the University’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Dr. Roach joined DSU after 19 years with Citibank South Dakota in roles ranging from Treasury Analyst to Bank Management. He earned his MBA in 1998 and his doctorate in Organization and Management in 2008. His courses at DSU include, among others, Entrepreneurship, International Management, and Organizational Behavior.    
About Central Payments and Central Bank of Kansas City
Central Payments operates as the payments division of Central Bank of Kansas City (CBKC) and is headquartered in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. The fastest growing prepaid card issuer since 2015*, Central Payments administers payment card and funds disbursement programs via retail, employer/payroll, and online outlets nationwide. CBKC is a 68-year-old family-owned bank located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri and one of 135 financial institutions in the country certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution. CBKC and Central Payments share the mission to provide high-quality financial products to consumers of modest means who historically have not enjoyed the benefits of affordable and accessible financial services. “Treat Each Customer’s Balance as Though It’s All They Have” guides our approach to product design, customer service, and affordability. Visit,, or for more information. Member FDIC.
Source: The Nilson Report, 2015 to 2018.

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Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare Announces Steve Davidson as New Board Member

Press Release – updated: Feb 14, 2020 13:00 CST

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., February 14, 2020 ( – Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare (“Odyssey”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Davidson to the Board of Directors.
Odyssey, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, has a diverse network of services treating adults and adolescents for eating disorders, psychiatric conditions, substance use, and technology addictions. Odyssey provides a continuum of care including inpatient, intensive residential, partial hospitalization, and outpatient services with operations in nine behavioral health locations with 331 total beds and affiliated outpatient services in seven states.
Scott Kardenetz, Odysseys CEO, said, “We’re excited to welcome Steve to Odyssey at the Board level. His commitment to helping those in need, coupled with his extensive experience in leadership roles in some of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare companies brings tremendous value to Odyssey as we continue to grow our services and add top-rated facilities to our company.”
Mr. Davidson has over 36 years of healthcare experience. He was Chief Development Officer for Acadia Healthcare Co., Inc. from 2012 until his retirement in July 2019. Prior to joining Acadia, Mr. Davidson held the position of Chief Development Officer for Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., Development Director at HCA, Inc. and Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP.
“I’m am excited about joining Odyssey Behavioral as a Board Member. Scott Kardenetz and his team have built a great company that is focused on delivering quality, compassionate care to their patients in the markets they serve,” shared Mr. Davidson.
About Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare
Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare, formed in 2015, has a growing diversified platform of behavioral health facilities across the treatment spectrum in eating disorder, psychiatric, addiction care, and technology and gaming addiction. Odyssey’s treatment centers include Pasadena Villa Psychiatric Treatment Network, Lifeskills South Florida, Magnolia Creek Treatment Center for Eating Disorders, Selah House, Toledo Center for Eating Disorders, Greenfield Recovery Center, Lifeskills South Florida Outpatient Center, Pasadena Villa Outpatient Center-Raleigh and Pasadena Villa Outpatient Center-Charlotte, providing inpatient, intensive residential and continuum services for adults and adolescents. Odyssey extends respect, compassion, and quality individualized treatment paired with concierge-quality amenities at nine primary facilities located in Alabama, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Massachusetts.
Source: Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare

Agricultural Society of Frederick County Elects 2020 Board of Managers

FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) February 14, 2020
The Frederick County Agricultural Society (FCAS), as specified in the by-laws, held their annual life member meeting on December 14, 2019 at 10 a.m. in Building 9 at the Frederick Fairgrounds. The Frederick County Agricultural Society consists of 250 life member certificate holders that own the Frederick Fairgrounds, where The Great Frederick Fair is held.
During the annual meeting the shareholders elect a Board of Managers for the following year. 220 people attended the annual meeting and elected the following 2020 Board of Managers of the Frederick County Agricultural Society, Inc.:
John BareCharles CramerJoseph DevilbissRobert FrankMaurice GladhillJames GrimesColby HubbleNancy KellerJacqui KrehJohn MurphyRay Ramsburg
Following the meeting, the new Board of Managers elected officers. Charles B. Cramer of New Market was elected to serve as President, Nancy F. Keller of Keymar as Vice President, Robert Frank of Frederick as Secretary and Maurice Gladhill of Frederick resumes as Treasurer. Anne Rollins was re-elected to serve as legal counsel for the FCAS.
The Great Frederick Fair, Inc. has a separate Board of Directors. Tim Horman serves as legal counsel. All of the FCAS Managers serve on the Fair’s Board of Directors, along with Shelly J. Stull of Frederick.
Karen Nicklas was named General Manager. Full time office staff includes Michele Lowe, Jacqui Nigh, Chris Spangler and Alice Stevens. The maintenance team includes Supervisor, Mike Toms; Rusty Riggs and Randy Wiles.
The 158th Great Frederick Fair is scheduled for September 18-26, 2020. Tickets are on sale now:
Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.: TobyMac w/ Ryan Stevenson (Christian), presented by Eddie Mercer Agri-Services
Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.: Tractor/Truck Pull, presented by Krietz Auto
Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m.: Jon Pardi w/ Drew Parker (Country), presented by DARCARS Toyota of Frederick
Additional shows will be announced
Reithoffer Shows is offering an Advanced Sale Carnival Ticket: JACK PASS – $30 each: ONE – single admission & carnival ride wristband, valid any one day of the Fair; JACK’S PACK – $110 ($27.50 each) FOUR- single admission & carnival ride wristband. Buy tickets online,

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Assembling a Dream Team: Anser Innovation appoints Jodi Hubler to Board of Directors, rounding out team of heavy hitters in preparation for Ōmcare® Home Health Hub launch

Jodi Hubler joins Ōmcare Board of Directors (Photo credit: Nancy Kuehn)

Ōmcare realizes that the home is a central point in care delivery, and they are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the promise of connected health, digital technology, and human interaction to influence the necessary and important work of medication adherence and compliance.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. (PRWEB) February 13, 2020
A board of directors is critical to success for startup companies. And with the recent appointment of Jodi Hubler to its board of directors, Minnesota-based digital health company Ōmcare® has rounded out a board that is packed with heavy hitters committed to guiding the company toward commercialization of its Ōmcare Home Health Hub™. Hubler is currently CEO and managing director of Lemhi Ventures and president and board director of Bind On-Demand Health Insurance. She is widely recognized as an investment expert and has a long track record of identifying trends in market needs and backing companies with the potential to meet those needs.
Hubler joins Jeannine Rivet and Amanda Brinkman as recent additions to the Ōmcare Board of Directors, as Ōmcare founder and CEO Lisa Lavin prepares the company for product launch. According to Lavin, Hubler’s decade of venture capital investing and board governance expertise, starting and investing in health care services companies, makes her uniquely qualified to bring a differentiated perspective to the digital health startup.
“We are beyond excited to have such highly talented, passionate, creative and fearless people committed to helping us achieve our mission of changing the way the world cares,” said Lavin. “Jodi brings vast health care connections and a venture capital mindset to the Ōmcare Board, along with a personal passion for shaping the way people experience care. What’s more, Jodi has made it her personal mission to help others succeed. Jodi’s heart puts her heads above the rest.”
Ōmcare aims to extend the reach of caregivers and improve medication adherence and outcomes through its Ōmcare Home Health Hub, which gives caregivers of all types – from physicians and pharmacists to home care providers or family members – the ability to see and speak to elderly or disabled dependents and confirm compliance with medication treatment plans from anywhere. The easy-to-use Ōmcare system is designed to serve as a conduit for telehealth and virtual care services. Ōmcare facilitates remote monitoring and interaction via the audiovisual interface and provides confirmation of a patient’s actions and status, which supports and gives family members greater peace of mind.
In addition to her position on the Ōmcare Board of Directors, Hubler currently serves on the boards of Central Logic, Digital Reasoning, Caring Bridge, and Medical Alley Association.
“Ōmcare realizes that the home is a central point in care delivery, and they are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the promise of connected health, digital technology, and human interaction to influence the necessary and important work of medication adherence and compliance,” said Hubler. “The digital health market has been noisy with many surface solutions, but Ōmcare has depth and the ability to meet people wherever they are in their health care journey. The Ōmcare Home Health Hub is a very elegant and tangible solution that enables aging in place and that will address medication adherence, individual health and well-being, and quality of life.”
Ōmcare earned its third patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (U.S. Patent No. 10,347,377) for the company’s web-enabled, audiovisual, medication-dispensing telemedicine system for the home in 2019. The device made its official debut at the Leading Age Annual Conference and Expo late last year, where it earned nods from industry media as an “emerging technology in the caregiving space.” Ōmcare was also recently named among the “20 Hottest Flyover Tech Companies” by The New York Observer, based on insights from a panel of healthcare and business experts at the 38th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.
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For more information:    Barbara Tabor, APR / (651) 230-9192 /
About ŌmcareŌmcare, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anser Innovation, is a Minnesota-based digital health company that aims to change the way the world cares by extending the reach of caregivers, increasing medication adherence, and improving treatment outcomes through the power of remote care and two-way video technology. By partnering with pharmacies, payers, providers, and family caregivers, Ōmcare strives to help people live healthier, more vibrant, independent lives. Learn more at Follow on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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