ViMedicus has assembled an experienced management team, which collectively has more than 70 years of experience in the software and healthcare products design, deployment and start-up space. An experienced Board of Directors, and Advisory Boards complement the team.
Tom Churchwell is the founder and CEO of ViMedicus, Inc. He is also Managing Partner of Midwest Venture Partners and of ARCH Development Partners early stage venture partnership. Previously, he was President and CEO of ARCH Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the University of Chicago, which commercialized technology from the University and Argonne National Laboratory.
Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Calgene Fresh, Inc., a 1992 start-up company which produced and marketed the MacGregor’s FLAVR SAVR tomato, the world’s first biotech food product. Prior to joining Calgene Fresh, Tom was Vice President of ARCH Development Corporation Development. Before starting Calgene Fresh, Tom held several senior management positions at the NutraSweet Company, including Vice President, Sales and legal positions at G.D. Searle & Co., American Hospital Supply Corporation and The Coca-Cola Export Corporation.
He holds a BA degree from DePauw University and JD degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He also is a Graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Steve Wasko serves as Vice President and CFO of ViMedicus. He has over 25 years of management experience in the healthcare diagnostics, advanced materials and nanotechnology, software, telecommunications and aerospace industries. Steve also has extensive experience in public/private technology commercialization, both in private company and public entity roles.
Steve has served as CFO for Nanosphere, Inc., a life sciences company which uses breakthrough applications of nanotechnology to create new standards in medical care. At Nanosphere, he was responsible for overall financial management, raising over $100 million of investment capital to bring the Company’s products to the medical diagnostics marketplace. He also was President and COO of Molecular Diagnostics, Inc., a developer of cancer diagnostic systems; CFO and head of business development for Perceptual Robotics, Inc., a developer of Internet video software systems; and Senior VP, Corporate Development and founding CFO of Illinois Superconductor Corporation, where he led the company’s successful Initial Public Offering on the Nasdaq National Market. An engineer by training, Steve holds a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in the same field from the University of Southern California, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Lily Karges is an MBA candidate who recently graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S. in Health Systems Management. During this time she became particularly interested in information technology. Lily has a background in clinical pathway development where she gained experience tracking patient regimens against cancer treatment plans. She has also worked in healthcare IT consulting where she specialized in data analytics, Medicare research and healthcare access needs. At ViMedicus, Lily is responsible for managing, customizing and updating the architecture and content of the ViCare™ Program; supporting roll-out activities for ViCare customers; and managing new client relations.
Cate Brady has over 20 years’ experience successfully growing start-up companies that bring disruptive technologies to the market. Her first digital health company was a 2001 company providing decision support for customers of medical insurance companies such as UniCare, Wellpoint, and the Blue Cross companies. WebMD purchased this company, Subimo, in 2007.
She started her entrepreneurial career as the co-founder of a software technology company that was one of the first to combine voice and data over computer networks. This company, Apropos Technology, went public in 2000 and was sold in 2004.
Cate was named one of the Top 25 Chicago Women in Technology in 2001. She has certificate from the Kellogg School of Management, Women Director Program, an MS in Finance, a BS in Economics and is a Mentor at the 1871 Startup Incubator.
Corey Campbell has over 15 years’ experience in social work. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois and adjunct instructor at Bradley University. Winner of the 2013 Tele-health Pioneer award for his work. He currently is the Community Integration Coordinator for the Human Services Corporation in Peoria doing training and coaching for integrated healthcare models that incorporate mental health and substance abuse treatment in primary care settings. Much of the methodology for the ViCare Product is based upon his research and results.