Jim Evans – Chief Operating Officer
Jim Evans is an experienced senior executive with a record of success building strategies that create customer value and promote business growth through process adoption and operational excellence. Jim is adept at optimizing business profitability and productivity by applying hands on experience, leveraging technologies, implementing standards and providing change management leadership. Jim has more than 25 years of experience in business operations with diverse responsibilities including supply chain operations, logistics, strategic planning, business development and mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining USPM, Jim served in a diverse set of leadership roles with McKesson Corporation, a $6 billion health care business and prior to that with PSS World Medical, a $2.1 billion business focused on sales and distribution of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and equipment. His leadership roles included Vice President of Corporate Operations, Integration Management Office, Vice President of Shared Operations and Acquisition Integration, and Regional Vice President of Operations. Jim is an accomplished leader who builds strong teams and fosters a culture of service, performance and excellence.
Board of Directors
David M. Underwood, Jr. – Chairman, USPM Board of Directors
David M. Underwood, Jr. is currently President and Chief Compliance Officer of Chilton Capital Management LLC in Houston, Texas and President of Chilton Capital Management Trust Company, also in Houston. He has held positions at Duncan-Smith Co. in San Antonio, St. John’s School in Houston and Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. in Houston. Mr. Underwood holds a BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University and a Masters in Mathematics Education from University of Houston. He has served on the boards of the following non-profit organizations: Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Woodberry Forest School, AIDS Foundation Houston and Houston Methodist Research Institute. He currently holds board positions on the following non-profit organizations: Fondren Foundation, UT Health Development Board, Holly Hall Retirement Community, River Oaks Baptist School Endowment Fund, Family Houston, Houston Methodist Hospital and DBSA Greater Houston. Mr. Underwood is a Senior Fellow of American Leadership Forum, Class 30. Mr. Underwood’s interests include golf, running and traveling. He is married to Christine M. Underwood and he has two daughters and two sons.
Dr. Ron Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FACPM – Vice Chairman, USPM Board of Directors
Dr. Loeppke has over 30 years of clinical and physician executive experience in occupational health, preventive medicine and medical management. He has presented nationally and internationally, as well as authored numerous articles and book chapters on the topics of preventive medicine, employer health and productivity, workplace wellness, occupational health, managed care, quality care improvement, adoption of evidence based medicine, consumer driven healthcare and innovative models of healthcare delivery.
Dr. Loeppke is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine; Fellowship trained in Occupational Medicine and is a Fellow of both the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM). Dr. Loeppke was President of ACOEM and a member of the Board of Directors for eight years. He also served as Co-Chairman of the ACOEM Section on Health and Productivity. In addition, Dr. Loeppke was Chairman of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Diabetes at Work group (www.diabetesatwork.org) as part of the CDC and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Diabetes Education Program (www.ndep.nih.gov).
Jeff Nesseth – Director
Jeffrey R. Nesseth is a 23-year veteran of the financial services industry, having spent 12 years with Morgan Stanley as a Vice-President before setting out on his own and creating Main Street Investment Management 11 years ago. Main Street Investment Management, LLC, is an Atlanta, GA-based independent financial services firm serving clients throughout the Southeast. Main Street serves high net worth individuals and those with more modest resources; small-to-medium size businesses and non-profit organizations with independent investment advice, financial planning and investment management services.
Gregory Eigner, MD FAAFP – Director
Gregory Eigner, MD is an Associate Medical Director with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. He is involved with medical resident education and training in the discipline of Family Medicine. Dr. Eigner currently serves on the Indiana Task Force for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, developing comprehensive guidelines for the safe and effective treatment of patients with chronic pain. Previously, Dr. Eigner served as a co-founder and Medical Director of Allina Health System’s multispecialty clinic in Elk River, MN and provided comprehensive medical care for patients in private practice. Dr. Eigner is board certified in Family Medicine by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the American Board of Family Medicine. He is married with two sons attending college.
Steve O’Bryan – Director
Stephen L. O’Bryan is the Founder, President and CEO of O’Bryan Commodities, Inc. in Chicago. He has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1980. Both he and the company have been members of the National Futures Association since 1994. O’Bryan Commodities is a premier commodity trading group that does hedge application and analysis, floor execution, and 24-hour consultation. Mr. O’Bryan has also served on privately held boards for over 30 years. He continues to remain active in the management and direction of these companies.
Mark Lindsay – Director
Mark Lindsay is the Director of the Livingston Group’s Health Care and Pharmaceuticals practice and also focuses primarily on the following practice areas: International Relations/Business Development; and Financial Service and Tax. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and also served on President Obama’s Transition Team and in President Clinton’s White House as Assistant to the President for the Office of Management and Administration. Mr. Lindsay also held a number of senior positions with UnitedHealth Group, one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, including President of the AARP Pharmacy Services Division and Vice President of Public Communications and Strategy.
Michael T. Vaden (“Mike”) – Director
Mike has been a senior management executive involved in the plastics, construction, and textiles industries for more than 40 years. He is a 1972 Chemical Engineering graduate of N.C. State University and is currently involved with consulting work. Mr. Vaden’s career began with Fiber Industries, a subsidiary of Celanese Corp and ICI, Ltd. He subsequently worked with several companies in the plastics and construction industries including Rutland Plastic Technologies, Alpha Chemical and Plastics, Mercer Products Corp, Dexter Corp, Evode Ltd, and Laporte.
Mr. Vaden’s career has included work with smaller, privately-held companies who eventually went public as well as with large, multi-national and international companies whose revenues approached $1billion. In addition to being involved with and leading transitions of companies from the private to public sector, Mike has also coordinated several leveraged buyout business opportunities for companies in which he had an ownership position. He served as President and CEO for several of these companies in addition to other senior management positions. His experience also encompasses start-ups of businesses and turn-around activities in the private sector.
Mike and his wife reside in Charlotte, NC and have two children, their son who also lives in Charlotte and their daughter who resides with her husband and children in Croatia.
George Babish is a “mostly” retired 42+ year Y veteran holding leadership positions at local Y's in Ohio, Pittsburgh, Chicago and Jacksonville, Fl. He served as Vice President of Imagineering for the YMCA of Chicago for seven years, the first of its kind position in the nonprofit world. From there, Mr. Babish went on to become a YUSA Resource Director for Western Pa., Florida and Puerto Rico for thirteen years. While at YUSA, he helped steer strategic planning for local Y's in a new, real time planning direction. He estimates that he has facilitated over 100 strategic planning processes over his career. More recently, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President for Organizational Advancement for Florida’s First Coast Y for five years where he led projects in Healthy Living, Leadership and Program Development, strategic planning, membership development and community health partnerships.
Mr. Babish is a recipient of the Roberts/Gullick national award in wellness, a former national President for the P.E. section of AYP, member of the Sport Management Hall of Fame at Robert Morris University, and author of many professional articles on planning and innovation. He has volunteered on the local USO Board, Robert Morris University Board of Visitors for Sports Management, and University of North Florida Board of Advisors for Health Sciences. George did his undergraduate work at Slippery Rock University and holds an MBA from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. He also completed an Executive Leadership Certification at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
Living in Neptune Beach Florida, he is proud to have six thriving grandchildren and four adult children.