Board of Directors

Phillip E Himelstein Phillip E. Himelstein is founder and co-managing partner of Hilan Capital, a venture capital firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a principal in more than a dozen investment partnerships focused in the real estate, health care and insurance service industries. Mr. Himelstein graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami of Ohio with a B.A. in Economics, and went on to earn his LLB from Harvard Law School. Mr. Himelstein practiced law with the law firm of Cox Castle & Nicholson in Los Angeles from 1975 to 1992. Prior to founding Hilan Capital in 1998, Mr. Himelstein was founder and chairman of a nutritional products company.

Mr. Himelstein was a founder of University High School, an independent college preparatory high school on the north side of Indianapolis, and is currently an emeritus director. In addition, Mr. Himelstein serves as a member of the board of directors for The Sage Group LLC, Palm Ventures Inc., and CalWest Assets Inc.

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (IHTC), Mr. Himelstein serves as Chairman of the IHTC Finance Committee and as a member of the IHTC Executive Committee.

Edward R Schmidt Edward R. Schmidt is President of Silver Creek Partners, LLC, based in Fishers, Indiana. He is a retired partner of the Indianapolis based law firm Krieg DeVault, LLP, a former Executive Vice President of Sallie Mae, Inc., and the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of USA Group, Inc. Mr. Schmidt is a member of the American, Indiana, and Indianapolis Bar Associations, where he is a Distinguished Fellow. Mr. Schmidt received a B.S. from Susquehanna University, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame and is licensed to practice law in the states of Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Schmidt is a member of the Board of Trustees of USA Funds, Inc., where he serves as Chairman of the Access and Outreach Committee. He is a member of the board of Susquehanna University and the Indiana Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Mr. Schmidt is a former member of several other boards of directors, including Lumina Foundation for Education Inc., Crossroads Rehabilitation Services and the Riverview Hospital Foundation.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC, Mr. Schmidt serves as a member of the IHTC Finance Committee and as a member of the IHTC Executive Committee.

Russell W Sherlock Russell W. Sherlock is an entrepreneur with more than 27 years of experience in the health care industry. This experience includes a background in insurance company, health maintenance organization and third party administrator operations, integrated healthcare delivery systems, medical billing and receivables, as well as insurance brokerage operations. He has owned and developed businesses in the areas of health care business process outsourcing and medical cost management solutions. Mr. Sherlock earned his B.S. in Business Administration from St. John’s University. Mr. Sherlock has global experience spanning public and private health care companies including senior executive positions at Wellpoint – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Acordia, Inc. (now Wells Fargo Insurance), Golden Rule Insurance (now United Healthcare), Outsourced Administrative Systems, Inc. (now Xerox) and Health Systems International.

Mr. Sherlock is affiliated with the Board of Advisors for A.N. Ansay and Associates, and the Board of Advisors for TelSpan, Inc.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC, Mr. Sherlock serves as a member of the IHTC Compensation Committee and Executive Committee.

Kevin W Betz Kevin W. Betz has more than 20 years of trial work experience securing several ground-breaking verdicts in trials with novel claims. Mr. Betz, recognized as a Board Certified Trial Attorney, has been a master lawyer in the Sagamore American Inns of Court since 1998, and has been selected as a Super Lawyer in Indiana. Mr. Betz served for two years as a law clerk for the Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, practiced for five years in the litigation department at Krieg DeVault, LLP, was appointed to serve as Chief Legal Counsel for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and subsequently founded his own law firm. Betz & Blevins is now celebrating its 14th year of successful trial and litigation work, primarily on behalf of individuals and small businesses. Mr. Betz earned his undergraduate degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University. He also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University before attending law school at Indiana University – Bloomington.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC since its founding in 1992, Mr. Betz serves as a member of the IHTC Compensation Committee.

Leah Meyer Austin Leah Meyer Austin retired in 2008 as senior vice president for research and programs at Lumina Foundation for Education. At Lumina, Ms. Austin was responsible for grantmaking, strategic planning and research, to enable more people from all walks of life to attend and complete postsecondary education and training. As the designer of the Achieving the Dream initiative, she sought and obtained Lumina Foundation Board’s original investment in a burgeoning community-college student-success movement that is now active in 22 states. Before joining Lumina’s executive team, Ms. Austin was employed by and retired from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. There, she founded a national educational program, Middle Start, which works with middle schools to improve young adolescents’ learning and achievement. Ms. Austin was also responsible for designing Able to Play, a community-action program to develop playgrounds for children of all abilities across Michigan and other states. In her retirement, Ms. Austin continues to consult and write about nonprofit management, philanthropy, and educational issues.

Ms. Austin graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in English and has completed advanced study in nonprofit management at the University of North Carolina. Ms. Austin serves on several boards, including the Indianapolis Jewish Federation, Safe Sitter, Inc. and Achieving the Dream.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC, Ms. Austin serves as a member of the IHTC Compensation Committee.

Dennis W. Casey Dennis Casey has 40 years of experience in healthcare financing and related employee benefits businesses. Prior to his recent retirement, Mr. Casey served as Senior Vice President for Individual and Group Business at Wellpoint Inc. In this role, he was responsible for the growth and profitability of thirteen individual Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies ranging from Maine to Nevada.

Other significant roles have included his position from 1989-1997 as President and CEO of Acordia Financial Industry Benefits Inc., a publicly traded subsidiary of Indiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Mr. Casey was named as Vice President of Sales for Indiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield and subsequently promoted to President in 2000. He served in this role until 2007 when he was promoted to President and CEO of UniCare and Specialty Businesses for Wellpoint Inc. He was promoted to Senior Vice President for Wellpoint in 2009 and served on the Executive Operations Council until his retirement in December 2013.

In addition to his significant career accomplishments, Mr. Casey serves on a variety of corporate and not-for-profit boards of directors including DDI Ireland, VBP Indy, Equian Inc., Cathedral High School, and Chairman of the Indiana March of Dimes. He holds a B.S., B.A. in Management from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a C.L.U. from The American College.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC, Mr. Casey serves as a member of the IHTC Finance Committee.

Michael R Oestreicher Michael R. Oestreicher is a Partner in the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Oestreicher has more than 40 years of experience in professional services, and domestic and international business. Mr. Oestreicher received an A.B. from Miami University, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Oestreicher has board leadership and membership experience in both not-for-profit and for-profit settings. He advises and counsels public company C-suite executives, owners, and executives of privately held businesses, individual entrepreneurs, the Executive brand of the U.S. Government, and leaders of non-profits.

Mr. Oestreicher is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, where he served as President, and currently sits as immediate Past President. Mr. Oestreicher is a former member of numerous other boards of trustees, including Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where he served as Board Chair.

In addition to his career accomplishments, Mr. Oestreicher served as a member of President George W. Bush’s Advisory Committee for Trade and Policy and Negotiations. In 2008, his term extended into the Obama Administration.

In addition to serving as a board member for the IHTC, he is on the Finance and Compensation Committees.

Amy Shapiro MD Amy Shapiro, M.D. is the CEO, co-medical director, pediatric hematologist at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University. A board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Shapiro received her medical degree in 1980 from the New York University School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric internship and residency, and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1987, she became an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Indiana Hemophilia Comprehensive Center. In 1993, she was promoted to associate professor with tenure. In July 1998, she left the University to open the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC) with Dr. Anne Greist.

Dr. Shapiro has served on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council (MASAC) of the National Hemophilia Foundation since April 1997, and is active in many local, regional, national, and international medical organizations. She has been Co-Chair on the Board of Directors for the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN) since 2006 and has been a member of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis since 1991. Dr. Shapiro currently serves on several of the National Institutes of Health Boards. In 1997, she was honored with the “Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award” and in 1998 with the “W. George Pinnell Award” for Outstanding Service from Indiana University. She was named “Physician of the Year” in 2001 by the National Hemophilia Foundation; and received the “Distinguished Hoosier Award” in 2009 from the State of Indiana, presented to her by Governor Mitch Daniels. She has also authored or co-authored over 120 articles and abstracts and eight textbook chapters.

In addition to serving as board member for the IHTC, Dr. Shapiro serves as a member of the IHTC Executive Committee.

Anne Greist MD Anne Greist, M.D. is the co-medical director and adult hematologist at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc. A board certified hematologist-oncologist, she received her MBBS in 1977 from the University of London and Associate of King’s College and completed her medicine internship at the Kings College Hospital Health District in London in 1977. She was a Family Practice resident at St. Joseph’s Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, and then an Internal Medicine resident at Indiana University Medical Center. She completed her fellowship in medical oncology at Indiana University, and a fellowship in medical oncology and clinical Pharmacology, at the Lilly Clinic at Wishard Memorial Hospital, in Indianapolis.

From 1986 to 1993 she was an Assistant Professor for the Department of Medicine, Hematology-Oncology Section, at Indiana University, where from 1993 to 1998 she was Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Greist continues with Indiana University as an Associate Professor, Part-Time, of Clinical Medicine. In July 1998, she opened the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (IHTC) with Dr. Amy Shapiro.

Dr. Greist serves as member of the IHTC Board of Directors.

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