Henry Jordan served as chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance based in Santa Monica, California until he retired in early 2017 also serving on the Wells Fargo Management Committee…
Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the leading provider of traditional asset-based lending, specialized senior secured financing, accounts receivable financing, and purchase order financing to companies nationwide.
Henry joined the organization in 1984 as controller for Foothill Capital Corporation after several years of auditing Foothill with an outside accounting firm. He served as the chief financial officer of The Foothill Group from 1990 to 1997, was promoted to the office of the president of Foothill Capital Corporation in 1997, then named president and chief operating officer in 2000. In January 2011, Henry was named chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
A graduate of Loyola Marymount University, Henry is actively involved with his alma mater as a member of both its Board of Regents and its Business School Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Development Committee for Notre Dame Academy High School in Los Angeles.
A quote from Henry about Here to Serve: “Here to Serve does a wonderful job helping families function when they find themselves dealing with a devastating and unforeseen family health crisis. They “walk their talk” having assisted many families in our community during one of the most physically, emotionally and financially challenging periods in a family’s life.”
Kaushik Srinivasan is an accomplished C-Suite Executive, Consultant, Healthcare Attorney, and Entrepreneur with substantial success in the healthcare industry spanning clinical services, outpatient and ancillary care, medical devices, health law, and commercial real estate.
Throughout his executive career, Kaushik has held leadership positions with increasing responsibility in a variety of healthcare roles. As a CEO in training at Quorum Health, he has overseen the operations and growth of several clinical and ancillary departments, introduced new service lines for Orthopedics and Wound Care, led the construction of outpatient clinics, and identified opportunities to innovate by partnering with third-party vendors.
In his role as a Senior Consultant with Angstroms, he has led due diligence analyses and business plan developments for Fortune 500 companies, medical schools, and top universities. In addition, he has provided legal and business consulting to various clients pertaining to mergers & acquisitions, medical device commercialization, contract negotiations, and financial valuations. Kaushik is licensed as an attorney in several state and federal jurisdictions in the United States, and has leveraged his experience in health law and regulation to be a valuable asset for startup to mid-size growth-stage companies navigating the healthcare regulatory environment.
Kaushik obtained a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He also received a BS in Healthcare Management and Finance, and a BA in Philosophy, Neuroscience, and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. As a thought leader, Kaushik has co-authored three publications on the epidemiology of force-related neurological trauma, and holds professional memberships with numerous healthcare associations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, American Hospital Association, American Health Lawyers Association, the Center for Healthcare Innovation, and the Health Executives Network.
“I was very impressed by the work being done at Here to Serve. They are serving a patient population that has typically been overlooked by the healthcare system, but is often among those who truly need help the most. Here to Serve has the ability to make a positive impact on the lives of people who have endured significant hardship, and I am honored to join their team to find ways to better serve our communities.”
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D.
Dr. Judith K. Sato. M.D., is a nationally renowned researcher and pediatric oncologist specializing in the treatment of bone tumors and cancers of the body’s extremities. She is currently Professor of Pediatrics; Chair Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Director, Musculoskeletal Tumor Program; City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, a top ten US cancer center. Her research influences a worldwide clinical cooperative group forming treatment standards for childhood cancers. Specifically, in addition to her responsibilities as director of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Program, she chairs the Developmental Therapeutics Liaison Committee for the international Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Sato was clinical director and deputy head of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), where she founded a Bone and Extremity Tumor Program caring for children with sarcomas and other bone tumors. Dr. Sato received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and completed her internship, residency and fellowships at CHLA. She has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published numerous papers on her promising research findings.
Don joins the Here to Serve board with a wealth of C-Suite experience and leadership in information technology services. After an early retirement in 2015 as CIO from Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Don assumed the role of Executive Director, UCLA IS Associates (ISA), University of California, Los Angeles overseeing the IS Associates’ operations, activities and policies, and providing advice and guidance to ISA’s Executive Board. Previous to that, from 1997 to 2014, Don was the Chief Information Officer at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, a leader in asset-based financing. Don provided technology and properties support for a business that grew from less than 200 employees and $750M in assets in 1997, to 1,750 employees and over $33B in assets in 2015.
Don managed an annual budget of $25-$30M with 1,750 users in 22 offices, both domestic and international. During his 18-year tenure as CIO, the technology and properties division of Capital Finance supported the company’s rapid growth through agile applications support, timely infrastructure upgrades, successful mergers and acquisitions, rapid office consolidations and shared-services integrations, and positive internal and external audit results.
He also served as head of application development for Foothill Capital (2 years), and in senior project management positions with both Providian Bancorp’s technology group in Northern California (8 years), and the Card Services division at Bank of America (13 years). Don shares, “I became aware that families of modest means, confronted with serious and costly illnesses, face major adjustments and dangerous financial and logistical risks and challenges. Having grown up in a family with five kids raised by a single working parent, I understand some of these difficulties even without the serious challenges a major illness can create. Since the care Here to Serve provides is supported and delivered through a technology platform, I’d like to apply some of the expertise I’ve acquired in my 42-year career in technology to assist in the Here to Serve mission.”
Amy Wesly-Choyne is a survivor, mother, wife, and Chief Brand Officer, overseeing all of the United States Tennis Association branding, merchandising/licensing, and content. This includes community tennis and its emphasis on driving the USTA mission and overall tennis participation in this country, as well as all aspects of the USTA’s professional tennis interests, most notably the US Open, which is owned and operated by the USTA. Choyne has been with the USTA for over six years and has over 25 years of prior experience in consumer and B2B marketing within the retail and luxury industries. Amy was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2019 and knows firsthand how the disease can impact the entire family. At the time, Amy had a 1-year-old and 5 year old. Amy and her family were fortunate to have a network of people to help lend support to run the household and family. Amy’s desire to pay this forward led her to Here to Serve.
Matt is a PR and marketing professional with 17 years of experience working in the public relations, marketing, and advertising industries in B2B, tech, e-commerce, music, sports, entertainment, and consumer products and services. He’s worked at some of the largest, most well-respected firms in the world (Rogers & Cowan, Golin, Ketchum), creating, executing and managing national and international communications plans and strategies. He has worked with brands such as Nestle, Frito-Lay, Disney, Mattel, Sony PlayStation, TOMS Shoes, and more. A few of his “claims to fame” include promoting the launch of the Cooking Channel network and helping launch the now-popular Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups – a PR campaign that netted more than 2 billion total media impressions.
Matt has chosen to volunteer for Here to Serve because he has personally been affected by cancer, having lost his father to it in 2004. Additionally, Matt realizes the importance of organizations such as Here to Serve, and believes in their commitment to helping families navigate the difficult journey associated with pediatric cancer.
Eric Diamond was the CTO and founder of Tribeca Digital, a full-service interactive marketing technology agency. Since its launch in 2009, Tribeca Digital has worked with a varied roster of name clients in industries ranging from Sesame Workshop, Google, Wyndham Worldwide and some of the AM 200 top law firms. Based on his experiences Diamond created two new ventures to complement and expand the agency’s core competencies. In 2017, Diamond founded and launched Legal Publish, an all-in-one marketing solution built specifically for professional service firms. Legal Publish was a disrupter by helping law firms automate key marketing functions, sync data from disconnected systems, centralize all their content, and provide powerful insights to help drive new business. In 2019 he founded PushSend.com, a now successful SaaS marketing service focused on helping companies grow their business by using an all-in-one email and event marketing platform.
Diamond has over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies and technologies for a variety of industries. As a leading expert in marketing technologies, content platforms, cloud services, product development, and overall digital marketing, he has been responsible for architecting and deploying very successful digital products and services.
Diamond formerly worked as Director of Interactive for Omnicom where he was strategically inserted to help their non-digital agencies learn and grow their digital expertise. Diamond was also Sr. Director of Technical Operations for Turner Broadcasting, where he oversaw all project and technology teams for Turner’s New York‐based operations including industry‐leading properties such as CNNMoney.com, HBO, Sports Illustrated, SiKids.com, and Golf.com. His last position before starting Tribeca Digital was as CTO for Time Out Publications, responsible for all technology teams, strategy, and platforms (print and digital) for North America.
Diamond has chosen to volunteer for Here to Serve because he has personally been affected by cancer, having been diagnosed and treated for Hodgkin’s disease at a very early age and through the loss of his father to pancreatic cancer four years ago. Additionally, Diamond fully understands the impact cancer has on the entire family and wants to contribute to help ease any of the burdens families face during such hard times.
Irma Granger is an HR technology professional with over 25 years’ experience in this field leading development, management and execution of HR technology strategies, new systems project implementations as well as managing operational units in both public and private sector organizations. She currently works as an Engagement Manager within Accenture’s Workday Practice. Prior to that she was Managing Director, HR Systems and Shared Services at MUFG Union Bank, N.A., for 15 years. Irma’s experience and responsibilities have also included HR Communications, intranet development and shared services organization management. Irma graduated with a Master’s Degree in Technology Management from Pepperdine University’s George L. Graziadio School of Business Management and with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. Irma’s desire to serve on the Board at Here to Serve comes from experiencing directly the impact of health crises in families of family and friends, who have suffered the effects of cancer. Irma lives in Glendora, California and is married to Gary. They have five grown children and 10 grandchildren.
Beth is a CTO/CISO who focuses on emerging technology and the Blockchain/Web3/Security environment. Beth believes in the focus of Agile in software development and in being “Agile” in the C-Suite as well.
Beth has worked with T-Mobile, Xerox, BECU, OCC, Credit Suisse and CISCO in generating compelling and provocative software with an impact in the Energy, Web3 and Fintech markets. She is currently working with T-Mobile as a Strategy Advisor located in Bellevue, Washington.
Beth has a B.S. in Information Systems from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY and a MBA from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. She also has a Certificate degree from the Deming institute.
When she is not in a code review or strategy meeting, Beth enjoys hosting a dinner party for friends or gathering with her 4 other siblings who are scattered across the country or getting away to Banff for a little cross country skiing.
When asked why I wanted to participate with Here-to-Serve, Beth shares it is the act of service and to support those who need a “wrap-around” structure to help families traverse the world after a cancer diagnosis. “Sometimes the greatest gift that we can give ourselves is the act of service to another.” If I can, with my talents, provide families with easy methods to secure support services that will give them the help they desperately need, thereby making a small difference in their world, I have done well. I am very honored to join the Advisory Board team in support of Here-to-Serve.
Julian Hollingshead is a veteran marketer with over 20 years of experience in financial services, education, entertainment, and advertising. His has been responsible for the strategic development and tactical implementation of all marketing functions and programs across a company’s organization, including digital, social, web, CRM, branding, and communications in support of lead generation, customer acquisition, and franchise development. This included serving on the executive leadership team and managing a $30MM annual marketing budget spanning national and local franchisee initiatives. Before he attended NYU Stern business school, he was a mechanical engineer working in research & development. Julian is married with four children and lives in Carlsbad, California.
Julian joined Here to Serve because he identified with our program’s benefits to humanity. He is a cancer survivor and has volunteered for several other cancer organizations.