Brigadier General Nolen Bivens, US Army, ret
President of Leader Six, Inc.
Ellen G. Shaver, MC, LTC, ret
Serves on the Board of Directors of CopernicusMD and Alpha Genomix
Dr. Shaver received her MD degree from Georgetown University in 1989, completed her general surgery internship at Tripler Army Medical Center in 1990, and Neurosurgery residency at University of Pennsylvania in 1996. She was assigned to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center until 2006. From 1996-2006, she was also on staff at Medical College of Georgia.
Subsequently she joined a private practice Neurosurgery Group in Augusta, GA. Clinical and basic science research interests include mechanisms and treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic subdural hematoma, sports-related concussions in adolescents and pharmacogenetics of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of CopernicusMD and Alpha Genomix
Hani El Shawa, PhD
Chief Operating Officer for Alpha Genomix
Hani El Shawa, PhD currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Alpha Genomix, a molecular pathology practice with laboratories in Houston and Atlanta. Prior joining to Alpha Genomix, Dr. El Shawa held the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer for Alpha Genomix Laboratories, a large scale molecular diagnostic facility in Atlanta.
He graduated from San Francisco State University with his B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Physiology and Behavioral Biology with honors. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside in Neuroscience where he received several grants and awards to research the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure on intraneocortical circuitry, cortical gene expression, and behavior. Prior to joining Alpha Genomix Laboratories, Dr. El Shawa was an Assistant Professor at the American University of the Middle East as well as Adjunct Faculty for the University of California, Riverside and California State University, Dominquez Hills. He is the co-first author on various high impact peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. El Shawa is an Affiliate Science member of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics as well as a member of the Society of Neuroscience and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology.
Joseph R. Shaver, MD
Critical Care Intensivist and Pulmonologist at Doctors’ Hospital, Augusta, GA
Philip Kent currently serves as External Affairs Director for CopernicusMD and Consultative Genomix where he works extensively with insurance carriers and other payors in the molecular pathology lab space. He has more than 18 years combined experience in public relations and business development in both the healthcare and technology sectors.
After completing college where he played Division I baseball, he started his career in business development and enterprise sales for a start-up fiber-optics technology company that eventually sold to a larger corporation during the dot-com era, then began his own telecommunications/technology company of which he also developed and sold.
After starting yet another technology company, he seized on the opportunity to utilize his technology expertise in the insurance sector, became insurance licensed and developed a cyber liability insurance platform. He expanded his insurance knowledge further into health and benefits at which point he started his own insurance consulting business/agency that he manages today.