Board of Directors
Charles "Chuck" Grant
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Grant has extensive background with multi-industry start-ups and restructuring, as well as global experience in China, Asia, and Europe. Areas of particular expertise include mergers and acquisitions, strategic leadership, financing and bank relationships, and pension and benefit management.
He is Chairman and CEO of CKG Partners, an investment and consulting company that assists companies with strategic planning and operational effectiveness, restructuring, and executing their strategic plan. His experience involves organizing troubled companies, focusing on best practices, and providing leadership talent to assist companies in executing their strategic plan.
Mr. Grant is also Chairman of Creative Learning Capital (CLCN) – a publicly traded, franchised STEM-based educational learning business.
Leslie H. Cross
Mr. Cross is most well-known as for his time as President and Chief Executive Officer of DJO Global, Inc., from 1990-2010. He has worked for global healthcare corporations in Australia, South Africa, and the United States. Currently, Mr. Cross and his wife, Deborah, live in Del Mar, CA, where they are both involved in the community. He holds a diploma in Medical Technology from the Sydney Institute of Technology and studied business at the University of Cape Town.
William E. Maya
Mr. Maya has over 30 years of hands-on operating experience, predominantly in senior management roles. He is a results-driven executive with creative problem solving capabilities, and is extremely adept at identifying, fixing and capitalizing on under-performing business assets/opportunities. As an intuitive, effective leader, he is astute at restructuring operations for growth and profitability and has a strong track record of proven success. Considered a strategist, he has effectively managed change and crises in several troubled situations towards successful outcomes, constantly driving innovation that has delivered strong bottom-line results.
Augmenting his executive level, company building skill set, Mr. Maya has wide-ranging Board and Chairman level experience that has effectively guided/communicated strategic vision to several senior management teams, while building consensus that drove multiple organizations to success. Having significant experience with private equity and venture funds, Mr. Maya's leadership spans turnaround and rapid growth environments. He has advised and operated both public and private companies in domestic and international markets. Although Mr. Maya's experience spans several industries, he has particular core strengths and expertise in the life sciences and various healthcare technologies. He also has wide-ranging software industry experience, including the successful completion of a number of purchase and sale transactions.
Mr. McBrayer has over 30 years of executive management experience, primarily with DJO Global. He has demonstrated success and completed assignments in the areas of sales management, marketing management and business development. He was a member of the senior management team which led a leveraged buy-out of Donjoy from Smith and Nephew, then later took the Company public, and helped grow the business to over $1 billion in annual sales revenue.
Currently, Mr. McBrayer continues to work for DJO Global as a Senior VP of Global Business and Professional Relations covering the orthopedic and sports medicine markets.
Bernard Morrey, MD
Dr. Morrey is also Emeritus Chairman and Professor of Orthopedics at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He has served on the board of governors of the Mayo Clinic and is past president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Dr. Morrey is past chairman of the board of trustees of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
He is a Fulbright Scholar and has authored four textbooks and over 300 peer-reviewed articles.
Richard J. Umbdenstock
Mr. Umbdenstock became president and chief executive officer of the American Hospital Association (AHA) on January 1, 2007, retiring in 2015. Previously, he was the elected AHA Board Chair in 2006. The AHA leads, represents, and serves more than 43,00 individual members, including 5,000 member hospitals, health systems, and other health care organizations.
Umbdenstock’s career includes experience in hospital administration, health system governance, management and integration, association governance and management, HMO governance, and health care governance consulting. He has written books and articles for the health care board audience and has authored national survey reports for AHA, HRET, and ACHE.
He received a BA degree in Politics from Fairfield University (CT), and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from SUNY- Stony Brook. He is a Fellow of ACHE.
In 2017, Mr. Umbdenstock received the AHA Distinguished Service Award.