Board of Directors
Don Jones | Co-Founder & Chairman, WLSA | Chief Digital Officer of the Scripps Translational Science Institute
Donald Jones is the Chief Digital Officer of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, where he works with the Director, Eric Topol, MD and Steve Steinhubl, MD, Director Scripps Digital Medicine, one of the first clinical trial centers focused exclusively on digital health and medicine products.
Through February 2014, Mr. Jones served as Qualcomm Vice President of Wireless Health Global Strategy and Market Development. Mr. Jones is globally recognized as a leader in the field. In 2011, working with XPrize Foundation CEO, Peter Diamandis, and Qualcomm’s CEO, Dr. Paul Jacobs, he conceived the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder Xprize for a consumer device capable of making multiple diagnosis. In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance (www.wirelesslifesciences.org). Mr. Jones is widely asked to speak and recent engagements have included the Milken Institute, Sanofi Executive Committee, J&J Innovations Master Class, MIT Emtech, the MEMS Industry Group, the NIH Directors Leadership Meeting, and the world’s largest trade show, CES. He is a member of the Milken Institute Advisory Committee on Biomedical Innovation.
Jones holds a bachelors’ degree in biology and bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego, a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
Jeffrey Belk is Managing Director of ICT168 Capital, LLC, focused on developing and guiding global growth opportunities in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology space). Formerly, Belk spent almost 14 years at Qualcomm, where prior to his departure in early 2008, he was Qualcomm’s senior vice president of strategy and market development, focused on examining changes in the wireless ecosystem and formulating approaches to help accelerate mobile broadband adoption and growth.
From 2000 until 2006, Belk was senior vice president, global marketing,leading a team responsible of all facets of the company’s corporate messaging, communications, and marketing worldwide. In 1999-2000, Belk was SVP & GM of Qualcomm Eudora Products, Qualcomm’s award winning email client. In 1997, Belk was named VP, marketing of Qualcomm Consumer Products, and initiated the company’s global branding and communications efforts. Prior to Qualcomm, Belk spent ten years in the early growth years of the PC industry, primarily with Proxima Corporation. Belk joined the company in 1983, when the company was less than 25 employees, and was with the company through its IPO in the early 90’s in several key distribution, product management, and international roles.
Belk is on the Board of Directors of Peregrine Semiconductors, InterDigital Corporation, as well as the Board of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance. He has a BA in Economics from University of California, San Diego, and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He is known globally as a commentator and writer on wireless, mobile broadband, and technology evolution.
Wainwright Fishburn, Jr. is a founding partner of Cooley LLP’s San Diego office, a prominent venture capital attorney, and chair of the firm’s Digital Health group.
As a recognized life science and digital health thought-leader, Wain is a frequent speaker at programs addressing industry issues, including most recently at USC’s Body Computing Conference, Impact Forum 2012, the Burrill & Company 2013 Digital Health Conference and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance’s Convergence Summit.
As both a founder and as counsel, Wain has worked with venture capital-backed companies across a variety of fields. For example, in the field of genomic medicine, he works with groups that develop and deploy high-performance network technology for genomic research and medicine. He is on the Board of the Critical Path Institute, a public-private partnership created in part by the FDA, dedicated to improving the regulatory path for innovative medical therapies.
As an active community leader, Wain is Chairman of the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research, one of the nation’s leading independent biomedical research institutes. He is a founding director of both the Corporate Directors Forum and BIOCOM, the largest regional life science association in the world, representing more than 550 member companies and is a member of its Executive Committee.
Wain is a co- founder of seven companies, two of which are public. Prior to law school, he worked in the corporate environment assisting with M&A for 12 operating companies. He has a B.A. from the University of Arizona and completed post-graduate work as a Senior Fellow at the Australian National University. He received his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and served as President of the Hastings Board of Governors.
Sharon Henry currently directs wireless initiatives for Emergency Medical Services Corporation (EMSC), the nation’s leading provider of ambulance and outsourced physician services. American Medical Response provides the nation’s largest emergency and non-emergency ambulance service, while EMCARE is the leading provider of outsourced physician services to hospital emergency departments, inpatient physician services, inpatient radiology management programs and anesthesiology services. EMSC also provides air ambulance service and offshore medical services to oil platforms in the Gulf. EMSC provides services each year to more than 10 million patients in more than 2,000 communities nationwide. Sharon’s background in market application and implementation allows EMSC to move further into wireless digital medicine.
Sharon has been in the ambulance service business for thirty years, ten of which were in mergers and acquisitions during the roll-up of ambulance companies to large providers in the late 1990s. She co-founded MedicWest Ambulance in Las Vegas, Nevada which grew from a start-up to becoming a large provider in all of Clark County, including the famous Las Vegas Strip.MedicWest was sold to EMSC in 2007, and is now the sole provider of service in the Las Vegas market. Sharon has managed large national performance based ambulance contracts and 911 emergency call centers.
She has a B.S. Degree from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.
Robert B. McCray is the President & CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Chairman of Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Special Adviser to TripleTree LLC, Member of Midmark Corporation Board of Directors, Member of Board of Directors of CONNECT and an active adviser to several companies. Rob leverages over 25 years of experience as a business owner, senior operating executive, and legal and transactional adviser to private and public companies.
Rob has served as President, COO and an early investor in Digital On-Demand, Inc., a retail services technology company that operates under the brandname RedDotNet in chains including Barnes & Noble, Circuit City, Best Buy, Blockbuster and Fred Meyer. Previously, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of HealthCap, Inc., a venture capital-backed physician practice management company that returned 90% CAGR to its investors. Rob also served as Managing Director of Caremark Physician Resources, directing its formation during its initial high-growth years prior to its sale to MedPartners, Inc. He also co-founded OnCall Medicine, Inc., a medical house calls company. Prior to his success as a business operator, he was a Managing Partner in his law firm and a partner in a predecessor and transactional legal and consulting services to the healthcare industry for over 20 years.