Meet Our Advisory Board

Advisory Board 2018-08-09T12:35:44+00:00

Neil Tantingco CEO

Neil Tantingco has over 17 years in healthcare, and remains as the Owner and Licensee of the successful Evergreen Residence Assisted Living in Central California.  For over 4 years, Neil held management roles for various telehealth solutions such as VideoCare and GrandCare.  By blending his background in healthcare and telehealth, Neil founded Connected Home Living in 2015 to address the fundamental challenge of reducing hospital readmission with irrefutable success rate.

Jonathan Peck, CFO

Jonathan Peck is an entrepreneur in heart and spirit. He currently serves as President of Peck Leasing, Ltd., and the Chairman of the Board.  Peck Leasing has been in business since 1975 and provides financing for high-end cars and yachts, as well as medical equipment and works completely on referrals (zero digital footprint.)

Jonathan is the CEO and co-founder of One Planet Solutions Incorporated (OPSi.)  OPSi is a consulting company that has a focus on using our licensed Microbes (bio-technology) to reduce land fill waste, create methane from waste, reclamation of land, create organic fertilizer and more. In 2015, Jonathan started Connected Home Living with Neil Tantingco. Jonathan raised several rounds of funding, and CHL is profitable today with revenues to reach 1 million in 2018. Jonathan serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board.

Since 2002, Jonathan owns and operates a Full-Service Car Wash, and has previous owned and operated LeMan’s Karting (LMK) an indoor karting arena. Previous to LMK, Jonathan worked as a Major Account Representative for Exodus, a data center arena, which included professional and security services (physical and digital.)

Glen Mella

Glen is the CEO and co-founder of Tranxend, a provider of innovative, compact nanoflow Liquid Chromatography (LC) systems, offering a dramatic improvement in portability, ease of operation, rapid and convenient deployment.

Prior to Tranxend, Glen completed a 3-year voluntary role as Mission President for the California San Jose Mission of The Church of Later Day Saints.  He was a co-founder, Board member and former CEO of Cypher; a software startup that was acquired by Cirrus Logic in April 2017.  Glen has a 25 year high-tech track record of rapid business growth and profitability; with operational experience in product management, marketing communications, consumer retail, and online channels, global business development, and building effective leadership teams in fast-growing organizations.

 Glen served as President and COO of Control4 (NASDAQ: CTRL); a leading provider of automation systems for homes and businesses. Control4’s products are available through more than 5,000 custom integrators, retail outlets, and distributors in over 90 countries.

Prior to Control4, Glen served as SVP of marketing and sales for Triton PCS, where he led the marketing and sales efforts of over 700 professionals in 140 company-owned retail stores, and over 500 authorized retail outlets.

Before joining Triton, Glen served as CEO of Found, Inc., a software provider to the retail industry that was acquired by CRS Retail Systems. He also held marketing management positions at leading technology and consumer product companies such as Novell, WordPerfect, and Frito-Lay/PepsiCo.

Glen serves as Board member of InMoment, and on the Advisory Board of Connected Home Living.  He holds an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School and a BS degree from Brigham Young University. He has as served as a Trustee for the Utah Technology Council and as Chair of the UTC CEO peer-to-peer forum.

Kevin Parzych, MD

Dr. Parzych is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. He attended Albany Medical College in New York, and then completed his training in family medicine at the University of Utah. He worked in the community clinics for the University of Utah, and assumed leadership of the family medicine outpatient department. Dr. Parzych opened a private practice and enjoyed providing care to all ages for 13 years in Salt Lake City, Utah. During this time, he worked for Truclinic, a novel telemedicine service as a founding owner and on the advisory board. Truclinic was recently procured by InTouch Health and continues to be a significant telemedicine solution. Dr. Parzych moved to California and now serves as Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Home Care and Hospice services for Wilshire Health and Community Services in San Luis Obispo, California, a community business organization serving the central coast community. In this role, he works to develop innovative health solutions as well as governs the ongoing clinical operations. Wilshire is proud to have numerous programs that support the people of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, as well as newer programs that serve a much larger scope in conjunction with Connected Home Living. Dr. Parzych’s greatest joy is his beautiful wife Brigette, and his teenage sons Andy and Ben. They enjoy surfing, hiking, trail running, and way too many brownies.

Michelle Pezzani, MD

Dr. Pezzani is a board-certified doctor of internal medicine and a specialist in hospital medicine who provides personal acute care to inpatients at El Camino Hospital. As a hospitalist, she also coordinates teams of clinicians to give her patients the care they need for any additional conditions they may have. She has particular interest in the areas of infectious disease, cardiology, pulmonology and gastroenterology.

Dr. Pezzani is passionate about improving patient care. She was among the first hospitalists trained in the U.S. and created the Hospitalist Division at El Camino Hospital, serving as its first chair. She’s also the hospital’s first Physician Chairman of Utilization Management, the team that evaluates medical necessity, appropriateness and efficiency of healthcare services. In addition, she helped bring the palliative care movement to El Camino Hospital and is a member of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

Dr. Pezzani enjoys interacting with patients and their families, and loves the intensity of her work. She does not practice “cookbook recipe medicine” — although two patients may have the same diagnosis, the best treatment option for each patient may be quite different.  She will help each of them find the care solution that best fits their unique needs according to their philosophies, spiritual beliefs, lifestyles and customs.

Tabitha Palmer

Tabitha is the Corporate Director of Care Management for RCCH Health Care, and owns her own hospital consulting company “Capital Healthcare Solutions”.  Tabitha has been in hospital case management for over 20 years. Tabitha is known in the industry as a “cleaner” for hospital systems. She works for hospital systems to improve revenue. This is completed by:

Developing Case Management Departments

Physician education: medical management and clinical documentation

Vendor Partnership: Insurance Companies, Skilled Nursing, Home Health…

Collaboration with departments to breakdown silos to achieve a common goal

Tabitha has decreased readmissions in many states through vendor collaboration. She was published in Professional Case Management magazine in 2012: Preventing readmission through comprehensive discharge planning. She was the key speaker for the World Congress Summit in 2014: Creating an efficient CDI program that aids in the preparation for ICD-10.

When Tabitha is not working in healthcare she has a patent on a cooking concept called “Accucook” Tabitha is diligently looking to partner and get her patent to the market.

Tabitha’s projects for 2018:

Improve RCCH Care Management Systems through-out the country

Grow her healthcare consulting company

Launch “Accucook” to the global market

Spend vacation time with the family

Stanley M Chang

Stanley M. Chang has developed numerous organizations and operated business units with resources in multiple countries including China. Stanley co-founded TriHaven Investment Group, LLC providing foreign financing to commercial developments.

Prior to TriHaven Investment Group, Stanley is the founding attorney of Perspectives Law Group, Corp. He practices law from a business perspective in the areas of corporate, real estate, real estate financing, business transactions, patent prosecution, pre-litigation, licensing, trademark, portfolio management, due diligence, and FDA approvals/clearance for clients from start-ups through Fortune 100 companies. Prior to practicing law, Stanley had an extensive career from engineer through Senior Director with Western Digital Corporation, Quantum Corporation, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Agilent Technologies.

Stanley received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from UCLA, Master of Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, and Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law.  Stanley has been admitted to practice in California and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Gregory S. Walton CHCIO, LFHIMSS 

Gregory S. Walton CHCIO, LFHIMSS has spent his entire career in health information technology. Spanning 5 decades of service his focus remains using technology to make improvements in lives of Americans, and citizens of all nations.

The first half of Greg’s career Greg started as an officer in the US Army Medical Service Corp. He transitioned to the civilian sector and broadened his knowledge by serving in positions at Siemens, and Ernst & Young.

The second half of Greg’s service includes 26 years in CIO roles including the University of Pittsburgh, the Carilion Clinic with the last 10 years at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, California.

Throughout his career Greg has been a long-term HIMSS member, and has served as the HIMSS Board Chair. He was recognized with the HIMSS Health Care Leadership award in 2004, and the HIMSS and CHIME CIO of the Year award in 2005. In 2016, he received the Silicon Valley Community Campion CIO award. He is a member of Epic Emeritus, and currently serves as the President of the Pathways Home Health and Hospice Board of Directors.

Greg has returned to consulting and advisory work focusing on emerging technologies, with emphasis on tele-health, remote patient monitoring, and smart housing within the post-acute sector. He also serves as a HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 EMRAM Validator specializing in advisory services.

When he isn’t working on matters of health technology, Greg enjoys family time; sailing, long cruises, and visiting friends across America.

Arlene D. Maxim RN

Arlene is a frequently sought after speaker in all areas of patient care quality, analysis, and administrative functions in the post-acute healthcare world. She is a Board Member and Vice Chair for the Association for Homecare/Hospice Coding and Compliance out of Gaithersburg, Md.

With more than 40 years of nursing experience, Arlene previously co-founded regional multimillion dollar Medicare certified home health care companies, hospital based homecare and hospice companies, and transitional care programs. Early in her nursing career she combined her clinical knowledge with her homecare/hospice interests and began working as a consultant in the homecare and hospice field in 1986.

Her working career has included direct patient care progressing to clinical management oversight, executive level operations in hospitals and post-acute care settings, risk management in multiple health care settings, transitional care management, as well as,  providing strategy for organic growth and acquisitions across post-acute settings.

The current focus of public speaking, training and consulting include, but is not limited to, newly released Conditions of Participation, Face to Face stratagies, Pre-C;laim Review, Home Health Grouping Model, OASIS 2; Star Ratings in homecare and hospice; functional improvement in patients in the home, the reduction in hospitalization and other significant changes we should expect in the near future.

Arlene currently leads innovative change across the health care continuum.  She has developed and implemented a multiple post-acute care programs working closely with multiple hospitals, homecare and hospice agencies, Accountable Care Organizations, etc.  On a daily basis, these post -acute programs positively impacts the high quality care delivery while spending health care dollars wisely.  Arlene’s energy, dedication, and passion continue to positively change the post-acute world of health care.