Profiles of Ingenium Experts

Christian Milaster

Christian Milaster, MS

Founder, President & CEO

Digital Health Transformation
Advisor & Consultant

Christian Milaster is passionate about accelerating the adoption of digital health innovation to enable the sustainable delivery of extraordinary care. He is deeply committed to restore medical professionals’ job satisfaction by applying systems thinking principles and implementing systems solutions.

Christian is the Founder and CEO of Ingenium Digital Health Advisors, a boutique consulting firm focused on Accelerating the Adoption of Digital Health Innovation and of Ingenium Healthcare Advisors, focused on Guiding Healthcare Leaders to get the results they want. Starting out as a solo consultant, Ingenium Advisors now comprises a team of 15+ and a consortium of over a dozen expert advisors.

Born, raised, and educated as an Engineer in Germany, Christian started his career at IBM Global Services before joining the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, where he worked for 12 years in various roles before launching Ingenium in 2012.

Matthew Faiman MD, MBA, FACP

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Faiman, in addition to his role with Ingenium, currently serves as the Virtual Health Medical Director at NextCare Urgent Care in Mesa, Arizona.

From 2002-2021 he served as a Staff Physician at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Faiman obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and Medical Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic in 2002.

In 2005, he became involved in Telehealth, developing innovative ways to apply Telemedicine programs at Cleveland Clinic. In 2015, he was appointed the Medical Director of Express Care Online, a service line providing on demand synchronous virtual visits to patients nation-wide.

Dr. Faiman is passionate about finding innovative ways to apply Telehealth both nationally and internationally.

Kathy Letendre, MHSA

VP Organizational Excellence
Principal Consultant

Kathy Letendre creates transformative experiences for her clients, catapulting leadership and organizational performance to new heights.

Kathy is an expert in organizational excellence, transformation, leadership, and performance. As an experienced healthcare executive and champion of transformational improvement, she shares her expertise with leaders, helping them achieve unprecedented levels of excellence for themselves and their organizations. She has a reputation as a collaborative and passionate agent of change.

A graduate of Duke University and the University of Michigan, Kathy is the President and Founder of Letendre & Associates where she advises organizations and leaders to create their excellence advantage.

Clients benefit from Kathy’s executive experience in healthcare where she generated unprecedented results. With Kathy’s counsel, her clients set new strategic directions and consistently execute their ambitious plans, achieving results of organizational signficance.

Ingenium Digital Health Advisors Consultants

Trevor Cunningham, MHA, MPH

Project Manager

Trevor Cunningham is a healthcare professional with continuous experience in the telehealth industry. Possessing specific abilities in project management, billing and reimbursement, and strategic planning, Trevor has led a team to advance telehealth initiatives across rural communities over the past 3 years.

Since joining Ingenium Digital Advisors in 2021, Trevor has worked alongside a unique team of consultants to accomplish all project tasks in a timely manner. He brings a new perspective to the team and will continue to develop new strategies to improve operational efficiencies.

A graduate of Indiana University’s Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Trevor holds two distinct master’s degrees in health administration and public health. Since graduating, Trevor has held the position of Project Director at the Indiana Rural Health Association, where he manages and operates two federally funded HRSA grants.

Trevor is known for creating a productive work environment and ensuring that project milestones are met. He has disseminated his telehealth work through many distinct outlets, including the American Public Health Association, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center.

Debbie Voyles, MBA, HOM

Sr. Telehealth Consultant

Debbie Voyles is a Telehealth Executive with over 24 years of experience building and operationalizing Telehealth across the country. She has built Virtual Health programs and services to address the access to care challenges currently faced by patients. Debbie has experience in the development of strategic plans, workflow assessment and development, and development of policies and procedures for inpatient services, outpatient services, school-based telehealth, and direct-to-consumer services. She led the effort to build Virtual ICUs, Virtual Sitter programs, and School-Based Telehealth programs with multiple healthcare systems.

Debbie has been active in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, Virginia, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota in getting better legislation and reimbursement and was instrumental in getting Telehealth parity passed in Colorado. She has authored and presented on Telehealth topics across the country and is a past Chair of the Business and Finance Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association.

Debbie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Lubbock Christian University, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and a Certificate in Health Organization Management from Texas Tech University.

Craig DeLarge, MBA, MPH

Digital Mental Health
Strategy Advisor

Craig A. DeLarge is a digital healthcare strategist and mental health advocate at The Digital Mental Health Project, where he produces education programs and research which help behavioral health professionals improve adoption of their services using digital technology.

In his career, as a digital & healthcare marketer, strategist and educator, he has managed in and with world-class firms like Novo Nordisk, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Takeda and Johnson & Johnson, as well as teaching at Temple University, Philadelphia University, Chestnut Hill College, St. Joseph’s University and Penn State University. His career is focused on “improving health” & “developing leaders”.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marketing and Design Management from Philadelphia University (USA) (BSc), and from the University of Westminster (UK) (MBA). He is currently a graduate Public Health student at King’s College, London. He is also a certified professional coach and published author of The WiseWorking Handbook (2014).

He resides in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Drew Mayer

Digital Health Startup Advisor

Drew Mayer is a healthcare entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience working with healthcare startups. His combination of technical and business knowledge allows him not only to evaluate the viability of business models and solutions but also to provide strategic guidance and mentorship to founders and their teams.

Over the past five years, Drew co-founded three companies in the healthcare industry, all focused on new delivery systems for consumer healthcare. Drew has accumulated a broad range of experience in many different roles including CEO, co-founder, product manager, technical consultant, financial analyst, and marketing executive.

Prior to working in healthcare, Drew worked in a variety of industries: medical device, consumer goods, retail, government, telecommunications, real estate, e-commerce, and information technology. Drew has an MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Colorado College.

Rebecca Izuchukwu

Project Coordinator

Juna Mali

Project Coordinator

Ingenium Digital Health Advisors Consortium

Adam Block, PhD

Health Care Analytics &
Economics Advisor

Adam is a Harvard-trained health economist who has worked for 25 years at the intersection of hospitals, health insurance, government, and research. After receiving his PhD in 2007, he worked for Congress helping draft sections of the Affordable Care Act and then for CMS (the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) writing some of the original regulations building the Health Insurance Exchanges. From there, he spent five years reporting to CFOs in data analytics roles where he learned that most data vendors need some help showing return on investment.

Bridging the rigor of academic research with the practicality and expediency of business, Adam is the founder and principal of Charm Economics, LLC. Adam assists clients with Return-on-Investment modeling, external evaluation of business strategy, expert witness and arbitration case work, and business and financial analysis.

Adam graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, from Harvard University with a PhD in health policy and economics and serves as an associate professor of health policy and management at the New York Medical College. He resides in New York, USA.

Tom Davis, MD

Physician Telemedicine

Since completing specialty training in telemedicine in 1994, Dr. Tom Davis MD FAAFP has advocated and mentored clinicians and organizations throughout the country.

Emphasizing system development, clinician mentorship, and patient care, Dr. Davis supports clients who understand that telemedicine is a tool which can, when leveraged within well-designed systems, generate phenomenal value for patient, clinician, and organizations alike.

Author of the 2017 Amazon “Hot 100” publication “Telemedicine Confidential — Keeping Your Family Safe”, Dr. Davis advocates for the idea that virtual care delivery is a discipline completely separate from face-to-face care delivery, requiring entirely new skill sets and techniques to be executed with success.

Anuraj Gambhir, BS

Digital Health Innovation

Anuraj Gambhir is an internationally recognized Strategic Business & Startup Advisor, Technology Visionary & Exponential Thought Leader. He has over 28 years’ global experience working across 5 continents. His practical knowledge spans executive management, innovation, entrepreneurship, conscious leadership, exponential technologies, design thinking and holistic wellbeing. Key domains of focus include the future of Health/Wellness, Learning/Education, Transportation, Telecom & Space as part of emerging Smart Cities/Communities.

He is an Innovation Evangelist, Business Strategist on the outside and Altruist, Philosopher on the inside, and a million things in between. He is focused on shaping the future of humanity from ‘mindset to heartset’.

As an Innovation catalyst and Transdisciplinary expert Anuraj assists organizations to spearhead their innovation agenda using exponential technologies. He is particularly passionate about developing frugal innovations for helping bridge the digital divide (transforming it into digital opportunities) and empower under-privileged communities.

Jason Goldwater, MS, MPA, PMP

Telehealth Strategy &
Evaluation Advisor

Jason Goldwater, MS, MPA, PMP is President and COO of Laurel Health Advisors, a small woman-owned business focused on health care innovation, quality, and equity.

Jason is an expert in telehealth strategic planning, implementation, evaluation and measurement with over two decades of experience leading projects on using telehealth to improve health care. He recently published a cost benefit study of telehealth that has been presented to Congress, the White House, and multiple Federal agencies. Jason developed a national framework for measuring the value of telehealth and its impact on clinical care for the National Quality Forum and served as Principal Investigator for a California Health Care Foundation grant on the use of telehealth for chronic disease management and care coordination.

He has written extensively on the impact of telehealth on care for vulnerable populations and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

Yael Harris, PhD, MHS

Telehealth Policy &
Evaluation Advisor

Yael Harris, PhD, MHS is CEO of Laurel Health Advisors, a small, disadvantaged, woman-owned small business focused on reducing health disparities through the use of technology.

Yael is a national expert in telehealth policy with over 16 years of experience leading Federal efforts to spearhead the use of telehealth to expand access and improve quality for underserved and vulnerable patient populations. In 2021, she presented on the cost benefit of telehealth to Congress and the White House. While Director of the Health Information and Quality at the Health Resources and Services Administration, she led quality and access efforts across all safety net providers. Yael also launched and co-chaired the cross-federal telehealth workgroup which aligned telehealth activities across the government.

Yael’s research has been published in numerous peer reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved.

Erkan Hassan, PharmD, FCCM

Acute & Critical Care

Erkan Hassan couples 19 years of bedside clinical experience with 20 years of designing and implementing innovative technologies within integrated health delivery systems to deliver quantified patient centered clinical and financial outcomes. Erkan helps healthcare innovators maximize clinical acceptance.

Key areas of expertise include:

  • Ability to couple clinical subject matter experience with business acumen to achieve quadruple aim goals.
  • C-suite leadership engagement to identify and develop strategy to meet current key challenges
  • Healthcare transformation partnership with client(s) to address workflows, metrics, training, and critical success factors with clinical programs to improve the quality or cost efficiency of care.

Erkan has served in various leadership roles within critical care and critical care pharmacy.

Joe McMenamin, MD, JD

Digital Health Legal Advisor


Joseph P. (“Joe”) McMenamin, MD, JD is a physician-attorney and the principal at McMenamin Law Offices, PLLC, a healthcare boutique in Richmond, Virginia concentrating on the law of digital health.

Joe advises institutional and individual telehealth service providers, academic medical centers, remote monitoring services, trade associations, telehealth platform companies, investors, and telecoms on a broad array of medico-legal questions arising from distance care and, more recently, from the application of augmented intelligence to health care in general and to telemedicine in particular. He writes and lectures extensively on these and related topics.

He also serves as general counsel to the Virginia Telehealth Network, and as a member of the Legal Resource Team of CTeL, the Center for Telemedicine and eHealth Law. He is board-certified in Legal Medicine, an Associate Professor of Legal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine.

Kasia Hein-Peters, MD

Health Innovation Management Advisor

Kasia Hein-Peters, MD, helps companies to meet and exceed strategic goals through innovations.

As founder of Abante Scientific, Kasia is a licensed innovation management practitioner who uses the biggest business innovation database to assess and benchmark organizational capabilities and processes to improve the client’s growth rate.

Kasia graduated as a medical doctor and completed her residency in psychiatry at the Medical University and the Teaching Psychiatry Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. She has more than 30 years of experience as a leader in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and digital health industries and oversaw the launches of several first-in-class brands, which profoundly changed the standards of care globally. She worked at Eli Lilly, Merck (MSD), Novartis, Sanofi, and Terumo before focusing on startups in medical devices and digital health space.

Kasia has deep experience in developing enterprise, portfolio, and brand strategies, creating market conditions for growth, and launch excellence.

Howard Reis, MBA

Digital Health Business
Development Advisor

Howard Reis is the President of HEALTHePRACTICES, a consulting firm specializing in telehealth.

He recently served as CEO of TheTeledentists, the only nationwide network of dentists providing video consultations for patients with dental emergencies. He continues to serve them as a Board member and advisor.

Howard’s first exposure to telemedicine was as a project manager at Nynex Science & Technology, managing early telemedicine trials with four Boston teaching hospitals. Howard has helped two separate teleradiology companies achieve Inc. 5000 status of fastest growing private companies.

His specialties include strategy planning, business development, sales, and marketing. Howard has an MBA in Finance from NYU and has published several articles on teledentistry, teleradiology, telecommunications and telemedicine.

Stacey Robertson, MFA

Digital Health Marketing

Stacey is a strategic growth consultant who applies tools borrowed from the digital advertising industry to help medical practices expand. She plans and executes strategic development plans including the implementation of telemedicine, web-assisted patient access, retention policies, phone and service improvements, new vendor relationships, and improved patient experiences.

Her team creates marketing presence and community awareness to help medical practices expand their regional footprint. Stacey’s teams work with practice administrators to manage web design/SEO, develop creative multi-media campaigns, organize community events, work with EMRs and patient correspondences, and encourage new medical programs.

Clients include Primary Care/Multi-Specialty Practices and Specialist Medical Practices ranging in size from 5 to 40 providers.

Hosna Salmani

Digital Health, Patient-Centric Care, &
Health Information Technology &
Management Advisor

Hosna, a pioneering PhD Candidate in Health Information Management at Iran University of Medical Sciences, is a versatile consultant and innovator known for her transformative contributions to healthcare. Her visionary leadership extends to the development of a groundbreaking application tailored for cancer patients, showcasing her expertise and compassionate approach to improving patient outcomes.

In academia, Hosna serves as a Teaching and Research Assistant, specializing in healthcare IT, Health Information Management, Mobile Health, and Patient-centered care. As a distinguished keynote speaker, she shares profound insights at international conferences, complemented by influential books on Digital Health available on Amazon. Hosna’s impact is not limited to speaking engagements; she actively contributes to the global healthcare landscape as a reviewer for prestigious journals and holds key roles in esteemed organizations, earning recognition and awards for her outstanding achievements.

Hosna’s commitment to advancing healthcare is exemplified by her role in the Telehealth committee for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Recognized as one of the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers in “HealthTech” and “Health and Wellness” in 2023, She continually pushes the boundaries of innovation within the healthcare industry. Through her unwavering dedication, influential contributions, and recognition for achievements and awards, Hosna leaves an indelible mark in advancing Health Information Technology and Management, championing patient-centric care, telehealth, remote monitoring, and shaping the dynamic landscape of Digital Health.

Oliver Wagner, MD, PhD

Digital Health Strategy
Advisor (EU)

Dr. Wagner is surgical specialist and has a track record of more than 30-years of international experience in the healthcare services industry covering clinical medicine, management consulting as well as executive strategic and operational work in different healthcare ventures throughout the industry.

After his medical training on three continents and his postgraduate clinical training in
hospitals of all care levels Dr. Wagner gained experience in leading positions in international healthcare consulting and as CMO of a leading hospital group in Germany. In the following years, he obtained extensive experience in corporate leadership as shareholder, CEO and managing director of operating and holding companies for hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and private specialized clinics in several European countries. Due to his concurrent activity as deputy chairman of the supervisory board of a listed company he is also familiar with corporate governance topics.

Since 2007 Dr. Wagner is managing business consulting projects in the Healthcare Industry both national and international focusing strategic leadership and business development, medical expert consulting and moderation within M&A, digital transformation (Telehealth/ AI/ Medical Robotics) and change management projects.