We’re streamlining the gift of life – increasing access, affordability, and quality of organ transplantation to thousands of patients suffering from organ failure.
OmniLife (formerly HealthTech Solutions) was founded in 2016 based on the need to make the organ procurement process more efficient. The first production-ready product, TXP Chat™, is a secure messaging app, the first of many powerful solutions for the clinical communication and organ transplant industries.
Dalton Shaull, Founder and President is currently serving as CEO. Dalton, a pre-medical student athlete, and varsity football player at the University of Iowa for the Hawkeye football team. His career was ended after a near-fatal motorcycle accident. The accident resulted in facial reconstruction, pelvic reconstruction, broken femur, and a paralyzed right arm. Dalton received a nerve transplant that allowed him to successfully regain function of his arm after being paralyzed for nearly 8 months. Dalton has experience in the areas of research and development, business development, clinical sales operations and clinical medical device customer support and affairs at Stryker Medical, Intuitive – DaVinci Surgical Robotics, and High Learning Technologies (HLT).
Eric Pahl, PhD*
Biomedical engineer and a current doctoral fellow of health informatics at the University of Iowa. His research focus is on applications of machine learning for organ transplantation. Eric provides technical expertise as a computer scientist/biomedical engineer graduate and previous health IT startup experience at a medical imaging and diagnostic company, IDx. He is also fundamentally involved in organ transplant software since four (4) of his aunts are currently waiting for life-saving liver transplants.
John brings experience as the Founder/CFO of a health IT company that was successfully acquired. He has raised over $42 million of total capital for these four healthcare start-ups to include over $35M of private investment capital in addition to over $7 million of non-dilutive funding via federal SBIR grants, state awards, etc.
Nick brings 34 years of software engineering experience in highly-regulated healthcare environments. Nick has led health development and integration projects at the national and hospital level – both directly for providers and for vendors. Recently, he designed and built a new national renal database for the UK Renal Registry, linking together care records for renal patients from over 70 local centers. In 2017, the UK Renal Registry awarded Nick the ‘Terry Feest Award for Innovation’ for this work in creating this system – the first time this award has been given to a non-clinician. An active member of the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC) Community Engagement Workgroup and several IROC technical workgroups, and also brings strong links with renal teams at 30+ center research groups affiliated with IROC. Nick shares our passion and common purpose in this venture as he has a son who received a Kidney transplant in November 2018.
Greg Janes, MBA
Greg is a serial startup veteran who has helped three prior startup companies to be acquired over the last 12 years. Most recently, Greg helped a health IT company to grow from zero revenue to a multi-million revenue run rate in only two years, resulting in a lucrative acquisition in 2016. Greg brings extensive experience in developing marketing and sales programs for startup companies that drive hyper-revenue growth. Greg holds an MBA in International Business & Marketing from the Monterey Institute for International Studies and a B.A. in Marketing from Iowa State University.
Chelsey donated her kidney to an acquaintance in 2015. Since donating, it has been her life goal to leave no one waiting for a life-saving organ. Chelsey’s background is colorful, having been in the Customer Service and Event space for 6 years and most recently working as an Accountant for the past 2 years. Chelsey prides herself on building meaningful relationships and connecting people to align their passions. She served as the co-chair of the Transplant Leadership Council for the American Transplant Foundation and now sits on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation and Donor to Donor, which helps raise awareness for living kidney donation.
An accomplished front-end developer with a BSE in Computer Engineering, Alexis DiVincenzo, brings her unparalleled eye for design and intense attention to detail to our software team with an emphasis on user interface and experience. Prior to her role with us, Alexis worked on many health technology projects at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics solving key problem areas of administration, workforce management, and tools for processing and visualizing genetic data for researchers.
Anna Seydel, PhD*
A published researcher and health software expert, Anna Seydel, is a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa with a focus on applications of machine learning and informatics for organ transplantation. During her time at the Virtual Soldier Research Program, Ms. Seydel was the primary author on a published paper about her research on post-processing motion capture data in a C++/C# environment to better represent human motion. Since then, she has become more involved with the health information technology industry through her experience at Cerner in KCMO.
Multifaceted senior IT/Telecom professional with more than 20 years of experience leading the design, development and delivery of business-critical user applications, database systems/analytics applications and network infrastructure design and support. Cindy served at Rockwell Collins as the Principal Strategic Integration Analyst, and Teleconnect/Telecom USA as Intel Services and Network Applications Development.
Jeff was in the Navy for more than 12 years working as an Independent Hospital Corpsman. Jeff has been working in the organ and tissue industry since 2005 serving as a coordinator in the donor, pre-transplant, and tissue specialties. Jeff spent most of his career at the OPO responsible for the State of Michigan, Gift of Life Michigan. Most recently Jeff joined Donor Call Solutions working as a travel donation coordinator. During his time as a travel coordinator he has worked at One Legacy, Donor Network of Arizona, Donor Alliance, LifeLink of Georgia, Sharing Hope SC, Life Gift, and Mid-America Transplant.
Josh Angel has been a procurement transplant coordinator since 2003. He spent the first two years as a coordinator at Life Connection of Ohio and then the next 12 years at Gift of Life Michigan. Josh has sat on various national committees that help to decrease various risks associated with organ and tissue donation (NATCO Uniform Donor Risk Assessment Interview Review Group) as well as to help in balancing public interests with those interests of the organ and tissue donation community (NATCO Ethics Committee).
Manny Villafana, PhD
A successful serial entrepreneur with 7 successful IPO’s and acquisitions in the healthcare arena; notably, Dr. Villafana is the Founder of St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ), which now employs 18,000 employees and was recently acquired by Abbott for about $25 Billion.
Dr. Robert Emery, MD
Dr. Emery is our principal investigator for our NIH SBIR Phase 1 $250,000 grant that was submitted in mid-2016. He continues to provide value through his extensive network of world-class transplant surgeons and introduction to transplant professionals.
Dr. Alan Reed, MD, MBA
Alan has been a leader of innovation in organ transplantation in the state of Iowa and has been a focal asset to our successful beta tests and implementation at the UIHC as well as other local transplant centers.
Liver transplant recipient, LifeBanc board member (eastern Ohio organ procurement organization), and CoFounder of “You’re Never Alone” care-giving mentoring for transplant patient’s care givers in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic transplant center. Matthew has been at the forefront of entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, and healthcare innovation/commercialization for almost twenty-five years. Raised over $100M in seed and early-stage ventures and over $14M from Private Equity. Past experiences include United States Air Force, D&T, GNC, American Health Companies, TH Lee, JW Childs, Cerberus Capital Management, UPMC, Mass General, Global Health Products, I-Stat, IVW-LLC.
Founder of GISTICS an innovation think-tank based in Silicon Valley, and Startup Ready, an online education service for corporate executives to pivot their careers into the Startup Economy, Michael Jay Moon provides advisory insights, a deep playbook of tools and protocols, and industry introductions to founders of high-growth-potential startups. He brings domain expertise in organizational development, marketing, sales, and customer success for enterprise software. Founded in 1987, Michael and Team GISTICS have assisted over 200 enterprises in the deployment large-scale systems, realizing over $2 billion in cost savings, productivity gains, and increased revenues for these clients. Michael has begun writing his next book on the convergence of brands, Internet of Things, and always-connected customers.
Hans Johnson, PhD
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and affiliate of the Iowa Informatics Initiative at the University of Iowa. His particular focus area is in the development of medical grade software tools. He orchestrates the software development efforts of hundreds of engineers and international teams to support and expand these devices while maintaining quality, safety, and security.
A seasoned leader with over 15 years of experience leading organizational, cultural and technical transformation holding senior leadership roles at Uber, Yahoo, Walmart, Microsoft, and Symantec. She is the current engineering leader at Uber responsible for Business Platforms, the foundation platform that enables efficient operations on a global scale. She leads an engineering organization that creates the core semantics definition of Uber’s businesses and the technologies used to interact with customers for communications, content, sales and customer engagement experiences. She is a diversity advocate influencing and driving change as a mentor, advisor, and supporter of resource groups.
Nick Street, PhD
Professor, Department Executive Officer, and Director of Health Informatics and Management Sciences at the University of Iowa. He contributions are on the cutting edge of research and development of machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence in medicine. His data-driven demonstrations have led to national healthcare changes in medical workflow, policy, and delivery.