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Our Team

Michael Giglio

 

Michael is a retired Coast Guard officer with 29 years of distinguished service, including two years at the White House as member of the National Security Council staff.  He is a recognized leader and team builder who has successfully managed a diverse portfolio of complex domestic and international policy issues, and is respected as a strategic thinker, adept at translating initiatives into well-developed operational programs. 

Michael founded and operates Alliant Life an insurance solutions provider. He works with national innovators in healthcare and health insurance who are focused on addressing the long-standing barriers to accessing affordable, quality health care. Michael is working closely with the leading national Telehealth providers examining new technologies that can potentially improve healthcare access in underserved communities. 

Michael is a member of the Board of Directors for the Veterans Empowerment Organization of Georgia.  He holds a B.S. and two master’s degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies

Stephanie Hodge  M.S., PHR

 

Stephanie is CEO of Essex Consulting LLC.  She is known as a transformational leader with experience facilitating change and growth in performance management. Stephanie serves as a trusted advisor and coach to CEO's and senior leadership.  Under her guidance and leadership, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta was the proud recipient of the "2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" award.

Stephanie’s philosophy is to help businesses develop and execute strategies that achieve organizational success, through the development of their people. Stephanie enjoys aligning people strategies that support business goals, adding a personal touch, by utilizing her HR expertise to resolve business challenges.

 

Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR), holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University; and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Business Administration. She is a faculty member for Georgia Center for Non Profit – Non Profit University. She is immediate past board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in HR (NAAAHR); and is an active member of the Society for HR Management (SHRM) Atlanta and National Chapters.

David Whelan

David has more than 45 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a consultant and senior manager, most recently as President of a national healthcare consulting firm.  He is experienced in working with senior management and boards to create and implement strategic vision. During his career, David has been a senior officer of several public health care companies, including president of a public hospital company and chairman of a public hospital REIT.  David is skilled in strategic planning, corporate finance, mergers acquisitions and affiliations, facilities development and general management.

David has developed strategic plans for several high-profile clients, including academic medical centers, integrated delivery systems, regional hospitals, physician groups, and for emerging companies in the healthcare services, real estate and information technology industries.  He has been responsible for all aspects of development and implementation of strategic plans.  He has raised over $3 billion in project and corporate financing, both publicly and privately and has managed the development of over 100 major healthcare facilities and has led over 50 mergers, acquisitions, affiliation or sale transactions.

David received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with Honors and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business with Distinction.

Dr. Minda Reed,     MD.   MPH

Dr. Reed is a self-driven health scientist with over 5 years of experience planning, leading, consulting and collaborating to identify and solve public health problems. Her professional experience as a valued member of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) both as a skilled evaluator and a leader in cross-team collaboration has positioned her well to help guide Giving Health into the next decade as it develops a national model to expand across the country.

Minda was also a Research Fellow of ORISE, where her work helped to better identify and align resources that would more effectively combat the opioid crisis.  As the Giving Health model spreads across metro regions in the United States, Dr. Reed's experience will be invaluable in helping to plan for, capture, and analyze large data sets to demonstrate the various benefits and efficacies provided by on-demand Telehealth care.

Dr. Reed graduated from Duke University and continued her medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine in 2010.  The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University awarded Dr. Minda her MPH in 2016.  This unique combination of practical health knowledge of the body and mind, and the struggles of Public Health strategies and hurdles in attempting to make a positive difference will serve the organization well for many years to come.

Ravi Thyagarajan

Ravi is an accomplished healthcare executive with extensive experience managing large IT teams and introducing IT solutions into healthcare organizations. Ravi currently works for Syntel where he is responsible for leveraging resources and capabilities that support the top 2 healthcare payers meet their business and IT objectives. Ravi is an expert at building relationships with industry leaders, understanding their strategy and roadmap, and aligning resources to achieve their desired outcomes.  

Prior to Syntel, Ravi worked for a Nashville-based healthcare organization where he managed the relationships with a top 3 US healthcare payer. He started his career as a computer programmer and quickly gravitated towards project and program management. He has held several senior level positions and has successfully led large teams to transform organizations and help them achieve strategic objectives. He has managed diverse organizations in India, Australia, UK, and the US.  Ravi holds an Engineering Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and has won several national level awards.

La-Toya Harris-Freeman

MS, CRC, LPC, NCC, MAC, CAADC, CCMC, CCTP, CPLC, CCS

La-Toya has 17 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction. She is currently an employee of the US Veterans Administration serving as a Health Science Specialist on the National Veterans and Military Crisis Line as well as a Behavioral Health Assessor for Wellstar Hospitals. La-Toya specializes in crisis stabilization, depression and anxiety, addictions counseling, vocational counseling, education, and counselor training & supervision.

 

Additionally, La-Toya has over seven years of teaching and speaking experience. She is a highly sought-after presenter and speaker for Mental Health First Aid for conferences, community organizations, organizational workshops, public schools, and universities. La-Toya brings a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children, adults, as well as Veterans and formerly incarcerated individuals on emotional and addiction challenges, behavior change, through motivational interviewing via counseling and coaching.  She is the subject matter expert in the areas of stress management, self-care, crisis stabilization, behavioral health education, and Veteran services.

Scott Tatro 

Scott has more than 3 decades of experience as a serial technology entrepreneur.  Mr. Tatro is a patent holder with experience in creating and introducing innovative technology solutions into mature industries. Together with an executive team of founders Mr. Tatro founded KindMatch in 2016, a non-profit with a mission to transform the way philanthropy is perceived and practiced across America.  His experience in early stage startups, and Fortune 500 spin-offs have both helped to shape his understanding and sensitivity to vision and values.

 In addition to transformative technology solutions in the communication, media, and information technologies, Scott has helped to found numerous Non-Profits over the past 35 years. In addition to founding, consulting, and mentoring non-profits, Scott has also served on both regional and national charitable boards, including having chaired a multi-million-dollar New York CAP organization with more than 150 employees. Scott studied both Criminal Justice and Business Marketing within the State University of New York academic system.

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Westside Health Collaborative:                       http://westsideontherise.org

This regional collaborative is one of Atlanta’s most influential and comprehensive change makers in the past 50 years. Atlanta’s need is great; but, so is the support and generosity of our neighbors. WHC seeks to align and coordinate the highest and best use of that generosity through resource collaboration.

The collaborative includes most of the regions premier health providers, along with the metro’s largest foundations and corporations. WHC acknowledges that Giving Health is positioned to further engage with partners who have a mutual goal of improving the health and well-being of residents on the Westside of Atlanta.  Giving Health is proud to offer residents on the Westside Free access to its innovative Telehealth solution.

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Pilot Partner

Good Samaritan Health Clinic:                            www.GoodSamAtlanta.org

For nearly 20 years this charitable clinic with its more than $10 million annual budget has been expanding the definition of health care for the underserved. They have led the way with innovation for the total well-being of not only the patient, but the family unit as well.

Whether thru their Medical, Dental, Nutrition, Counseling, or Exercise and Therapy sessions they have a unique understanding of the challenges of both serving and empowering this demographic.  Giving Health is proud to have provided a Key element in enabling this organization to achieve its 5 year strategic plan for expanded reach into this Atlanta based community.

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Pilot Partner

Veterans Empowerment Organization:                            www.VeoHero.org

With an estimated 3,000 Veterans and their families sleeping on the streets of Georgia each night, this decade old organization delivers vital wrap-around services that put veterans on a path to self-sufficiency.  VEO's innovative programs ensure homeless veterans are provided housing, food, clothing, healthcare, job training, and community reintegration services.  

 

Giving Health’s telehealth service complements Veterans Administration (VA) benefits enhancing access to quality, affordable healthcare.  Giving Health is proud to partner with VEO.  Our no cost Telehealth solution is designed around portability that offers several virtual access options that enable transitioning veterans to obtain healthcare even when they are not near a VA healthcare provider or facility.