BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Thomas N. Kelly

Chairman of the Board
Born 1963
Thomas Kelly serves as Managing Director of KMK & Associates LLC, a private equity firm with a wide range of interests from agriculture to manufacturing. He is also a Director of The Leaders Bank, headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. With diverse leadership roles in numerous companies and civic organizations, Mr. Kelly is a trusted and experienced leader known for his ability to anticipate and navigate business challenges with accountability and transparency. He serves on the Boards of the Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation, which primarily supports Catholic education in the Chicago area. He attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and is an active alumnus serving as member of the President’s Advisory Council.

Current Board Positions: Managing Member of KMK & Associates LLC, Director of Leaders Bank, Director of Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware, Managing Member of 3840 Greenway Circle LLC, Director of Harger Woods Corporate Center LLC, Managing Member of D.P. Kelly & Associates, Director Of Elarasys Worldwide LLC, Vice President of Emerald Air Co., Director of Entrust Services, Director of Whitnell & Co., Director of Continental Community Holdings, Director and Secretary of Donald P. and Byrd M. Kelly Foundation.


William Cronin

Board Member and Chief Executive Officer
Born 1965
Before bringing his experience to the medical technology field, William Cronin began his career in finance, starting with Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York in 1987 and then moving to Dallas in 1992 to work with Capital Institutional Services as their Head of International Sales and Trading. After leaving CIS in 1999, Mr. Cronin became President of Direct Trading Institutional, an early pioneer in high speed electronic trading, which was ultimately sold to Knight Capital Group (KCG: NYSE).

Mr. Cronin became involved with scalp cooling after his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer in 2011. After her success with scalp cooling, together they founded Chemo Cold Caps, LLC, one of the largest US-based providers of manual scalp cooling solutions to patients. Mr. Cronin began working with Dignitana in 2014 as the company’s clinical trial was being completed, becoming COO of the US subsidiary after FDA clearance in 2015.  He was appointed CEO of Dignitana Inc. in 2016 and of AB in November 2017. He also serves as CEO of Dignitana S.r.l, which was registered in Italy in 2018.

A native of New Jersey, Mr. Cronin is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and has a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas Dallas.

Current Board Positions: Chairman, C3 Device Partners


Mikael Wahlgren

Board Member and Deputy Managing Director
Born 1965
Mikael Wahlgren is Owner and Senior Legal Adviser of Linton & Wahlgren AB and has worked as General Counsel for Alfa Laval and in-house counsel supporting several multinational Swedish and foreign listed companies including Skansa, ABB, Rolls-Royce and NCC. Mr. Wahlgren’s extensive legal expertise in Swedish and international commercial legal matters has earned him a reputation as one of the most respected and sought-out counselors in business today managing, organizing and supporting company leadership, Boards of Directors and other stakeholders with legal guidance, strategic thinking and risk awareness. He has completed the StryelseAkademien Chairmen training and EFL’s executive board member training and holds a law degree from the University of Lund in Lund, Sweden.

Current Board Positions: Board Chairman of Arc Aroma Pure AB, Board Chairman of Nattaro Labs, Board Chairman of Gran Man AB.


Ingrid Atteryd Heiman

Board Member
Born 1958
Ingrid Atteryd Heiman has worked with companies spanning the women’s health, food, pharmaceutical, biotech, life science, and financial services industries. Most recently, from 2014 to 2015 she served as Acting Chief Executive Officer of Ellen AB (Publ), a biotech company offering patented probiotic products treated to improve women’s health where she now serves as Chairman of the Board. Ms. Heiman’s leadership experience includes services as Chief Executive Officer for three successful companies, four board chairman positions, and three board member positions, primarily with those listed on OMX First North and Aktietorget which demand effective communication with the market and shareholders. She has a proven ability to successfully strategize business development and drive profit and growth. Through her years as a management consultant she has been involved in change management, efficiency optimization, strategy development, mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Heiman attended Lund University, where she obtained a degree in Business Administration, and Uppsala University where she obtained an MBA in International Business.

Current Board Positions: Chairman of Ellen AB, Chairman of Ellen Asia Ltd., Chairman of Doxa AB, Director of Redwood Pharma, Director of Radix Kompetens AB, Director of Parkinson Research Foundation.


SENIOR EXECUTIVES

WILLIAM CRONIN

Chief Executive Officer

Before bringing his experience to the medical technology field, Bill Cronin began his career in finance, starting with Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York in 1987 and then moving to Dallas in 1992 to work with Capital Institutional Services as their Head of International Sales and Trading. After leaving CIS in 1999, Mr. Cronin became President of Direct Trading Institutional, an early pioneer in high speed electronic trading, which was ultimately sold to Knight Capital Group (KCG: NYSE).

Mr. Cronin became involved with scalp cooling after his wife’s diagnosis with breast cancer in 2011. After her success with scalp cooling, together they founded Chemo Cold Caps, LLC, one of the largest US-based providers of manual scalp cooling solutions to patients. Mr. Cronin began working with Dignitana in 2014 as the company’s clinical trial was being completed, becoming COO of the US subsidiary after FDA clearance in 2015.  He was appointed CEO of Dignitana Inc. in 2016 and of AB in November 2017. He also serves as CEO of Dignitana S.r.l, which was registered in Italy in 2018.

A native of New Jersey, Bill is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania and has a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas Dallas.

Current Board Positions: Chairman, C3 Device Partners


JAMES MCKINNEY

President and Chief Operating Officer

James McKinney brings extensive experience and a proven track record in leadership and operations including physician relations and partnership, program design and implementation, financial performance and system integration.

Jim joined Dignitana in June 2016 as a healthcare consultant. He was appointed COO in November 2016, and President in March 2018. His prior leadership roles include CEO of Clinical Partners and HB Anesthesia Groups and Division President of Iasis, President and COO of Leland Medical, and President and CEO of Brim Healthcare. He also serves as a healthcare consultant to Catholic Healthcare Systems and Catholic Relief Services.


TINA O’BANION

Chief Financial Officer

Tina O’Banion has 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, previously serving as Controller and CFO in early stage, high growth and turnaround situations. Tina has held leadership roles in retail, healthcare, education, non-profits, manufacturing and other service industries. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas where she graduated with honors and an MBA from the SMU Cox School of Business and is known as a trusted advisor who enjoys working with entrepreneurs


MELISSA BOURESTOM

Vice President Marketing and Investor Relations

Melissa brings to Dignitana more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, event planning and sales. A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in International Communications, her expertise is in building strong customer relationships via traditional and digital marketing strategies. Prior to joining Dignitana, she served as Executive Director of the American Advertising Federation Dallas and directed marketing and sales for myFootpath, an education technology start-up in Chicago. She previously worked in sales for Brinker International, in clinical services at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and in account management at Spier Advertising NY.


JOSEPHINE DIVERS

Vice President Clinical Oncology Services

Josephine Divers brings extensive clinical oncology nursing background to the Dignitana team. She is a licensed registered nurse with 25 years’ experience in professional and collaborative patient care. Josie spent 20 years dedicated to oncology nursing with a specialization in breast cancer for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Dignitana, she served as a Registered Clinical Oncology Nurse at Baylor/Sammons Cancer Center. Her research and clinical trial experience includes published literature in Cancer Medicine, Journal of Oncology Nursing, as well as various findings presented at the national Oncology Nursing Society Congress.


DARREN HENDERSON

Vice President Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Darren has over twenty-eight years experience working with class I, II, and III medical device companies such as Johnson and Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline and Thermo Fisher Scientific. His past work includes time in research and development and managing departments including production, quality assurance and quality control, sales, regulatory affairs, purchasing and warehousing. For the past several years he has worked as a consultant helping global medical device companies meet the demanding regulations of various governmental bodies.


Bill Leuchten

Group Vice President Sales

Bill has worked in sales and product development for over 30 years, including roles with the automotive aftermarket division with Dow Chemical in Switzerland, South Africa and Detroit, Michigan, as well as sales for Expo Marketing, Inc. and Engineered Adhesive Systems, Inc.. He has worked with scalp cooling for over five years, initially in sales for Chemo Cold Caps, a company providing manual gel caps for scalp cooling.


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