Meet The Team That's Revolutionizing Healthcare

Hygea assembled a seasoned team of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, and medical professionals who help providers leverage an integrated healthcare delivery infrastructure to deliver high-quality, profitable care.

Daniel T. McGowan
Chairman of the Board, Director

Entering his fifth decade in the field, Daniel T. McGowan, a national leader in the realm of health and human services delivery, has transformed a number of key organizations and served on prominent boards of directors.

Mr. McGowan previously served as president of Emblem Health Services, LLC, the management and service corporation for HIP Health Plans in New York, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), Connecticare Vytra Health Plans and Perfect Health. Under his stewardship, HIP grew from less than $1 billion in annual revenue to over $5 billion and acquired Connecticare, Vytra, and Perfect Health plans in a ten-year period. When HIP and GHI merged in 2006, he was named the first president of Emblem Health Services, Corp., LLC, with annual revenues of over $8 billion.

From 1991 to 1995, Mr. McGowan led the development of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Rockville Center, New York, emerging as the largest health and human service agency on Long Island. He served as vice president for planning and program development at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and as executive director of both the Nassau-Suffolk Health Systems Agency on Long Island and the Health Systems Agency of New York City.

Mr. McGowan was director of the Midwest Center of Health Planning in Madison, Wisconsin and vice president of the Institute of Health Planning, serving 23 state health department and 118 regional health planning agencies. In addition to teaching Health Care and Public Administration at Long Island University, he held faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin and at Governor's State University in Illinois. Mr. McGowan has lectured and written extensively on hospital and health-system planning, development, and regulation.

Today, Mr. McGowan is a private consultant and chairs a number of healthcare, development, and education boards.

Leadership Roles include:

  • Chair, National Board of the Arthritis Foundation
  • Past Chair, National Arthritis Foundation's National Leadership Forum
  • Chair, National Medical Fellowships
  • Past Chair, Primary Care Development Corporation, a national primary care CDFI
  • Founding board member, Arthritis Foundation's Northeast Region
  • Board member, Brandeis University's Health Industry Forum
  • Trustee, Molloy College

Manuel E. Iglesias
Chief Executive Officer, President

Manuel E. Iglesias founded Hygea in 2007 and brings extensive legal, business and political experience to the company as well as background in business development and venture capital. As president and CEO, Iglesias is focused on expanding the company's reach geographically as well as expanding and integrating its portfolio of services.

Before joining HYGEA, Mr. Iglesias served as Director of the healthcare group at the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff and later was a member of the healthcare group at Ruden McClosky. He has an extensive background in financial services having specialized as an attorney in security and transactional law, was general counsel of a broker dealer, as well as having been president of a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) as well as a HUD co-insurance mortgage lender.

He graduated from the University of Chicago earning both, a Juris Doctor and a master in Business Administration. Previously, Mr. Iglesias earned a bachelor in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Richard Williams, ESQ.
Chief Legal Officer, Director

Since 2015, Mr. Williams has served as general counsel and directed Hygea’s legal matters. He has served as the outside general counsel to a variety of institutions, including the John Elliott Community Blood Center and Red Cross successor, North Shore Hospital, and the medical staffs at Baptist, South Miami and Coral Gables hospitals. Prior to beginning his own private practice, Mr. Williams was a partner at Blackwell Walker and Gray, Tew Jorden Schulte, and Akerman Senterfitt. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, graduated cum laude while earning his JD from the University of Florida Law School, and continued his education earning his LLM from Harvard Law School.

Edward Moffly
Chief Financial Officer, Director

Edward (Ted) Moffly cofounded Hygea in 2007 and is an officer and director. He is the former CFO of IP Gear (OTCQX), an enterprise VoIP company. In that role he engineered the acquisition of Quasar/BOS, an Israeli VoIP gateway company, brought the company public via a downstream merger, and structured major contracts with companies such as Siemens and Excel.

Before his work at IP Gear, Mr. Moffly founded and served as CEO of SpinNetworks, a security software company based in Toronto, Canada and Belo Horizonte, Brazil and was the founder COO and later CFO of Denarii Systems a US based processor for Visa and MasterCard. Mr. Moffly was also the CEO of Synergyx, an international IP integration company, which designed, built, and managed IP networks. While at Synergyx, he implemented one of the first fully compliant HIPAA networks on a Cisco platform for healthcare clients throughout the United States. Ted did his undergraduate work at Columbia University and has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Memberships and Leadership Roles

  • Board member, Moveo, LLC
  • Past Board member of L'ensemble of NYC

Frank Kelly, Jr.
Vice Chairman, Director

Frank Kelly, Jr. joined Hygea as director and chairman of the board in 2007. His experience encompasses strategic and tactical business assignments across the globe in product marketing, strategic consumer market placement, new product introductions, operations, distribution development, international logistics, and executive development.

Mr. Kelly founded MFK Global, Inc. in 1998 where he has focused on international consumer product marketing, executive operations management, and boards of directors advisory work.

Before founding MFK Global, Mr. Kelly spent 24 years with The Coca-Cola Company, where he worked in various executive positions with domestic and international responsibilities, including worldwide vice president of Coca-Cola Nestle Refreshments. He earned his MBA from Harvard University Business School and holds a B.S. in accounting and finance from Bentley University.

Memberships and Leadership Roles

  • Board member, InVasc Therapeutics
  • Board member, Carmel BioSciences
  • Vice-chairman, Arthritis Foundation (former)

Martha Castillo
Chief Operating Officer, Director

As Chief Operating Officer at Hygea, Martha Castillo is in charge of operations both within the Hygea integrated group practices, as well as in the Palm Medical Network IPA/MSO. In Palm Medical Ms. Castillo is responsible for coordinating all credentialing between HMOs and Physicians within the network and integrated practices. This includes the recruiting of new physicians, medical risk assessments, compliance with HEDIS measures. Prior to joining Hygea, she worked both as an independent broker representing companies such as AFLAC, AIG, ING, Mutual of Omaha, Humana among many more and as a marketing coordinator at Mercy Health in Miami, Florida. Ms. Castillo brings a background in accounting, having serve for 9 years prior to joining Hygea as accountant for companies such as Del Monte, Hellman Worldwide Logistics. She earned a degree in accounting from the University of Texas and a degree in Business Administration from Saint Peters College in New Jersey. In 2007 she received a 2.15 license with the state of Florida, allowing her to work in the sales of Annuities, Health and Life insurance.

Robert Montes
Executive Vice President

EVP of Operations - Mr. Montes was Chief Executive Officer of Gemini Companies (a.k.a. MedPlan) and was instrumental in the integration with Hygea, post acquisition. As a proven leader, Mr. Montes experience demonstrated significant revenue, profit and business growth in the healthcare industry. He led and motivated teams of 350+ employees, meeting and exceeding growth objectives in an ever changing environment. Mr. Montes began his career in the healthcare industry as a graduate, working in pharmaceutical sales and eventually operating a Managed Service Organization prior to joining Gemini as its CEO. Mr. Montes holds a BA from Barry University in Miami.

Howard Sussman, M.D.
Director

Dr. Howard Sussman was the lead physician in one of the most prominent practices acquired by Hygea. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Addictionology. He is licensed in New York and Florida, where he specializes in cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Sussman completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Institute of Technology and earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Miami, where he also earned his medical degree. He is also a retired Major in the U.S. Army.

Medical Society Memberships

  • Dade County Medical Association
  • Dade County Society of Internal Medicine
  • Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • Florida Medical Association/li>
  • American Medical Association (former)
  • American Society of Internal Medicine

Keith Collins, M.D.
Director

Keith Collins is a physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and has been the founder and CEO of several successful health care companies. He is the founder and Managing Partner of HealthExcel, an innovative physician-driven medical services company based in Miami, which over the last ten years has incubated a number of successful spinoffs. During his time at HealthExcel, he has been founder and CEO of Better Health, a Florida Medicaid plan that was acquired by Simply Health Care; founder and CEO of Access PSN, which is now Sunshine Health Plan, the second-largest Medicaid HMO in Florida; founder and CEO of PhyTrust of South Carolina, now Absolute Total Care, the second-largest Medicaid HMO in South Carolina; and founder and CEO of DataLoom, a health care data integration company, among others. Prior to starting HealthExcel, Dr. Collins was Senior Vice President at Healthsource, a NYSE-listed health maintenance organization with operations in 16 states, serving as Regional CEO for the health plans in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Before joining Healthsource, he was the Associate Chief of Medical Staff at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Keith earned his BS at Massacuhsetts Institute of Technology and his MD at University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Glenn T. Marrichi
Director

Glenn Marrichi has served as an officer and director of Hygea since 2010 and brings extensive strategic and brand healthcare marketing experience to the company. As an executive at major international advertising agencies for many years, Glenn has engaged in brand building and strategic marketing on behalf of some of the world's leading companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Celebrex, Baxter International, Ciba Vision, The Arthritis Foundation, and McNeil Consumer Products.

A national speaker on the subject of brand value innovation, Mr. Marrichi is a winner of prestigious industry awards, including the American Marketing Association's Gold EFFIE for advertising & marketing effectiveness. In addition, he has served on the national board of both the Arthritis Foundation and Community Health Charities, the leading workplace-based charity devoted to health causes including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association.

Carl Rosencrantz, M.D.
Director

Dr. Carl Rosencrantz is a practicing radiologist in West Boca Medical Center where he also serves as chairman of the Department of Imaging. In addition, he serves as medical director of imaging for Delray Community Hospital. Prior to joining West Boca Medical Center, Dr. Rosencrantz was a staff radiologist at Pompano Beach Medical Center. Through his relationship with Tenet, Dr. Rosencrantz was a founding member of the Palm Medical Group and served on its executive committee in various capacities since 1989. He is a member of the Tenet Radiology Advisory Board.

Dr. Rosencrantz began his career as an OB/GYN resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center and, after completing his obstetrics residency, continued at Mount Sinai as a resident in radiology. He later became a staff radiologist at West Boca Medical Center, where he rose to Chief of Staff. Dr. Rosencrantz earned his bachelor's degree from Amherst College and his medical degree from the University of Miami.

Jack Mann, M.D.
Director

Jack Mann is a physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. Dr. Mann is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weil Cornell Medical as well as President & CEO of Heart & Lung Associates and Director of their Sleep Disorders Center. He has spent more than three decades caring for patients while refining his medical knowledge, serving most recently as Chairman and member of the Medical Board of New York - Presbyterian, Queens. Prior to joining Hygea Holdings in 2014, Dr. Mann has served as Founder & now past Co-Director of COAIM IPA (Care Organization using Advance Integrated Medicine). He is currently a member on the Board of Primary Partner Care Accountable Care Organization. Dr. Mann is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He successfully completed his Pulmonary Fellowship at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and did his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Booth Memorial Medical Center, in Flushing, New York. In addition to earning his Medical degree from the Università degli Studi in Perugia, Italy, Dr. Mann also received a Master’s in Marine Biology from Long Island University and a Bachelor's of Science from Moravian College.

Joe Campanella
Director

Mr. Campanella has over 30-years of experience as a healthcare executive guiding and advising on how to improve operation and quality (STARS) performance, health plans on Population Health Management, and developing solutions/approaches to drive down IT, operating and clinical costs. Mr. Campanella holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and holds Board of Director positions with the Live Right Wellness Center of San Diego, California and Salvation Army, Delaware.

Lacy Loar
Corporate Secretary, Director

Since 2007 Ms. Loar has served as an officer and director of the Company. As a corporate generalist, she brings a background in contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and public company issues. She has served as a key advisor to senior executives at the private company, Ibid America, Inc., in which she assisted in taking it public through a reverse merger. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Ms. Loar has used her writing skills to draft private placement memoranda, merger agreements, as well as registration statements as prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has drafted corporate governance codes to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and press releases to comply with Fair Disclosure laws. Ms. Loar was also an affiliate of the former Law Offices of Manuel Iglesias, P.A., Miami, Florida, a boutique law firm specializing in corporate and securities law. She has collaborated to provide pro bono legal services to select indigent clients, concerning matters as diverse as Family Law (child custody and domestic violence), Property, and Civil Litigation. Ms. Loar earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Eckerd College and Southern California University for Professional Studies, and a law degree as a toptier graduate of Southern California University, College of Law.

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