Verne James

Verne James is an expert in the Quality Assurance field, that spans a wide variety of industries – from Military to Space and Nuclear.  His 30-year experience includes the Department of Defense arena where he improvied new aircraft and missile systems and governmental automated biometric identification systems.  Verne was a pioneer in vehicular and outdoor personal and portable navigation systems; he integrated on-line real estate systems; developed a disruptive on-line mortgage startup; and urbanized several factory and industrial automation systems.  In addition to directing US based Quality Assurance teams, Verne has led worldwide QA teams in China, India, Russia, and France; and has been instrumental in the successful deployment and customer acceptance for major national systems across North America, Europe and the Middle East.

John Naccarelli

John Naccarelli is Founder and CEO of the veteran-owned business, Sky Nurses LLC, a specialized medical transport company that cares for patients worldwide.  He started the company out of passion to “make a difference.”  John is a retired military officer and his extensive professional background includes being an investment adviser, general manager, professional engineer and business owner.  Throughout his business career, John discovered that the common attributes for success were complex planning capabilities, attention to detail, near-perfect execution, intensive management, unwavering commitment, and a dedication to excellence, all of which he practices daily at Sky Nurses.

John graduated with a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and also earned a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Tara Rose

Tara Rose has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry with an emphasis on critical care and emergency nursing.   She is President and VP Medical Manager of Sky Nurses, a specialized medical transport company that cares for patients worldwide.  In that position she has developed policies and procedures, training programs and cloud-based services to streamline the medical travel assistance services offered by Sky Nurses.  Tara focuses on risk mitigation and problem-solving ensuring that the services provided by Sky Nurses are without issue for the patients, family members, and healthcare professionals.  She has an extensive background in risk management that has enabled her to develop formal and informal mechanisms for risk identification.

Tara has a degree in Nursing and currently holds an RN License in the State of Florida as well as multiple other states.  

Chuck Salvato

Unisen Rep and BOD

Chuck Salvato’s prominent 50 year career was centered around the development of electronic interactive technology products, platforms and systems, that included mini and personal computers, land and space based communication technologies and OEM/ODM manufacturing.  In 2010 Chuck became the CEO of Unisen’s IPazzPort Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of mini remote keyboards, where he was responsible for product development and worldwide distribution.

Chuck’s career began early on as an engineering consultant for Tektronix, a leading manufacturer in the emerging mini computer industry.  Over the years, he was a much sought after consultant to Cambridge Labs, Cornell University, General  Electric and other Hi-Tech organizations, and a true pioneer in the beginning age of the internet and networking industry.  He held senior management positions with Motorola (Codex), developer of Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) and  Software Based PCM Multiplexing.  He was also directly involved in the engineering and development of the first personal computer from Digilog. Later he worked with Comstream  Inc., a division of Spar Aerospace (Canada), where he was responsible for all Satellite Sales and participated in worldwide standardization of Earth and Space based technology.

Chuck graduated from first Naval Computer Engineering and Science Program, and actively consults with several technology based companies

Carrie Stricker

Carrie Stricker has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a nurse, research scientist and technology executive. She has proven success in driving business growth through translating customer needs and workflow into strategic product design, ROI, and customer success and documentation of outcomes. She builds high-performing cross-functional teams and motivates them to exceed objectives. Carrie has extensive clinical operations and research experience in cancer care and nursing science, and a strong track record in grant/funding acquisition and execution.

Carrie is the President of Accelerate Outcomes, LLC, a consulting company which provides expertise in all areas of health care and health technology for health system and corporate clients. She previously served as the co-founder and Chief Clinical Office at Carevive Systems, Inc., a healthcare technology company offering end-to-end digital oncology platforms for increasing patient and provider engagement and better health outcomes. At the University of Pennsylvania Carrie held the positions of Director of Clinical Programs – Center for Cancer Survivorship, as well as Oncology Nurse Practitioner.

Carrie has a PHD in Nursing Science and a Master of Science in Nursing, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Carrie is a published author of several medical manuscripts, and frequently lectures on nursing, cancer and healthcare issues.