Board of Advisors
Harold Coons, M.D. is an internationally recognized pioneer in Interventional Radiology with over thirty years experience in the field. Dr.Coons holds several patents for medical devices for his designs along with authoring multiple publications.
Victor D. Hyder Commander, USN (SEAL) ret. – a combat decorated, career Navy SEAL; current COO/partner of Silent Circle and founder/CEO of the Blue Coral Advisory Group.
Commander Hyder served 20 years as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) officer with operational and management experience around the world in all environments. CDR Hyder’s leadership and decision-making skills under the most severe conditions earned him the Silver Star (our nation’s 3rd highest combat award – Afghanistan), Bronze Star (Iraq), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (Haiti), and Presidential Unit Citation, as well as other unit and service awards. He maintains a U.S. government TOP SECRET / SCI clearance.
A graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he holds a master’s degree from the U.S. military’s premier college for strategic thinking and campaign planning, the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Ferdinand Metz, CMC
Chef Metz is President of the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, former President and now President Emeritus of the Culinary Institute of America (1980-2001), and winner of the James Beard Lifetime Achievement. He is also author of four editions of the Culinary Olympics Cookbook and former Heinz Senior R&D Manager. Chef Metz led the Culinary Team USA to three consecutive world championships.
Gerald B. Rosenberg, MBA held the position of Senior VP with over 30 years experience with the Bayer Corporation in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industries. He was responsible for the development of key senior executives within Bayer Healthcare North America in addition to growing the U.S. pharmaceutical business from $300M in 1987 to over $2.7B in 2001.
James M. Sinclair, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Stevens Division of the Scripps Cancer Center in La Jolla, California.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology. His specialties include Hematology and Oncology with a special interest in Geriatric Oncology. He is currently chairman of the Scripps Cancer Center committee at Scripps Memorial Hospital and actively participates in the advancement of cancer research through clinical trials.
E. Douglas Ward is an internationally distinguished businessman with considerable experience in finance and securities with prior experience as an Aeronautical Engineer, serving as Program Manger for the NASA Gemini program with the Aerojet General Corporation.
Arthur Yerman – Mechanical Engineer and Medical Products Designer whose experience includes contract management with Johnson and Johnson, having designed catheters, syringes, and x-ray equipment among many other key medical