Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, a full-stack, global blockchain company. Lubin has established himself as a guiding force in the fast-growing blockchain industry and a powerful advocate of decentralized technology.

Born and raised in Toronto, Lubin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab at Tomandandy Music, developing an autonomous music composition tool, and designing autonomous mobile robots at private research firm, Vision Applications Inc. As a software engineer and consultant, Lubin worked with eMagine on the Identrus cryptographic payments and trade finance network project and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Lubin focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance.

Inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and the potential of distributed systems to “shatter the silos of power and re-balance the information asymmetries that disadvantage so many,” Lubin delved into the incipient blockchain community. He was a primary figure in the creation and launch of Ethereum alongside fellow Torontonian Vitalik Buterin in 2014. Eventually, he moved to build an ecosystem around the nascent technology, in part by launching ConsenSys.

Heather Leigh Flannery

Heather Leigh Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ConsenSys Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG effective March 2nd, 2020. She chairs the IEEE SA Open P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences), served as FY19 and ’20 Co-Chair and FY21 Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. She is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”), a 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. Ms. Flannery has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC). She is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker.

David Metcalf, PhD

David Metcalf is a General Partner and Managing Director of Global Blockchain Ventures and the Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training.  Dr. Metcalf has more than twenty years of experience in designing and researching web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. His approaches have saved companies millions of dollars while guiding business transformations for learning organizations. Dr. Metcalf’s focus areas include learning business strategy, performance measurement, operational excellence, outsourcing, blended learning, and mobile learning. His current research topics include simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management, and operational excellence. He is the co-editor/author of Voice Technology in Healthcare (2020) and Blockchain in Healthcare (2019) as part of the HIMSS Emerging Technology Series, Blockchain Enabled Applications (2018), Connected Health (2017), HIMSS mHealth Innovation (2014), and the HIMSS best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (2012).

David Metcalf, PhD​

Charles (Buddy) Miller

FHIRBlocks co-founder Charles (Buddy) Miller has served in senior executive roles in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. From 2000 to 2014, he was Vice Chairman of Level 3 Communications with responsibilities including corporate strategy, M&A, business development, marketing, and information services. Before Level 3, Buddy was president of BellSouth International, where he previously led corporate strategy and development. Buddy received A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard in 1974 and 1977. Before his telecommunications career, he practiced corporate law at Ropes & Gray in Boston and King & Spalding in Atlanta, where he and his wife Pinney Allen resided from 1979–2019.  Their charitable interests focus upon educational opportunity, particularly, Breakthrough Collaborative. Pinney chaired the board of Breakthrough Atlanta for several years, and Buddy served as Board Chair of the national collaborative for fiscal years 2017–19. In 2019 they moved into their new home in Pebble Beach, CA.

Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of Ethereum and the founder of ConsenSys, a full-stack, global blockchain company. Lubin has established himself as a guiding force in the fast-growing blockchain industry and a powerful advocate of decentralized technology.

Born and raised in Toronto, Lubin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab at Tomandandy Music, developing an autonomous music composition tool, and designing autonomous mobile robots at private research firm, Vision Applications Inc. As a software engineer and consultant, Lubin worked with eMagine on the Identrus cryptographic payments and trade finance network project and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Lubin focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance.

Inspired by Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin white paper and the potential of distributed systems to “shatter the silos of power and re-balance the information asymmetries that disadvantage so many,” Lubin delved into the incipient blockchain community. He was a primary figure in the creation and launch of Ethereum alongside fellow Torontonian Vitalik Buterin in 2014. Eventually, he moved to build an ecosystem around the nascent technology, in part by launching ConsenSys.

Heather Leigh Flannery

Heather Leigh Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ConsenSys Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG effective March 2nd, 2020. She chairs the IEEE SA Open P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences), served as FY19 and ’20 Co-Chair and FY21 Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. She is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”), a 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. Ms. Flannery has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC). She is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker.

David Metcalf, PhD​

David Metcalf, PhD

David Metcalf is a General Partner and Managing Director of Global Blockchain Ventures and the Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training.  Dr. Metcalf has more than twenty years of experience in designing and researching web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. His approaches have saved companies millions of dollars while guiding business transformations for learning organizations. Dr. Metcalf’s focus areas include learning business strategy, performance measurement, operational excellence, outsourcing, blended learning, and mobile learning. His current research topics include simulation, mobilization, mobile patient records and medical decision support systems, visualization systems, scalability models, secure mobile data communications, gaming, innovation management, and operational excellence. He is the co-editor/author of Voice Technology in Healthcare (2020) and Blockchain in Healthcare (2019) as part of the HIMSS Emerging Technology Series, Blockchain Enabled Applications (2018), Connected Health (2017), HIMSS mHealth Innovation (2014), and the HIMSS best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (2012).

Charles (Buddy) Miller

FHIRBlocks co-founder Charles (Buddy) Miller has served in senior executive roles in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years. From 2000 to 2014, he was Vice Chairman of Level 3 Communications with responsibilities including corporate strategy, M&A, business development, marketing, and information services. Before Level 3, Buddy was president of BellSouth International, where he previously led corporate strategy and development. Buddy received A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard in 1974 and 1977. Before his telecommunications career, he practiced corporate law at Ropes & Gray in Boston and King & Spalding in Atlanta, where he and his wife Pinney Allen resided from 1979–2019.  Their charitable interests focus upon educational opportunity, particularly, Breakthrough Collaborative. Pinney chaired the board of Breakthrough Atlanta for several years, and Buddy served as Board Chair of the national collaborative for fiscal years 2017–19. In 2019 they moved into their new home in Pebble Beach, CA.

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