Board of Directors

Gavriel Meron

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Gavriel (Gabi) brings over 40 years of leadership experience to HyGIeaCare®, with 20 years of experience in the gastroenterology market. In 2006, Gabi established M.G.D. Management Services and Investments Ltd. In Israel, serving as its Chairman and CEO, providing management services to numerous companies including HyGIeaCare.

In 1998 Gabi founded Given Imaging Ltd., and served as President and CEO till 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Meron held executive positions, including:  CEO of APPLItec Ltd., 1996 – 1997; General Manager and COO of Optibase Ltd. (Nasdaq: OBAS),1994 – 1995; CFO of InterPharm Laboratories Ltd. (NASDAQ: IPLLF), 1988 – 1993; VP Finance and Administration of Numax Electronics Inc., Hauppauge, NY, 1985 – 1987; Head of Corporate Budgets for the Tadiran Group,1983 - 1985; Officer in the Israel Defense Forces General Headquarters, retired Major - 1973 – 1983. Gabi has an M.B.A. from the Recanati School of Business, Tel Aviv University (1979) and a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1973).

Michal Gorodish

Vice President Marketing and member of the Board of Directors

Michal brings over 16 years of experience in marketing in the medical device industry. Michal is employed by M.G.D. Management Services & Investments Ltd. In Israel providing Marketing services to HyGIeaCare and has held senior positions in marketing at companies including novoGI Inc., Spirocor Ltd., Virtual Point Ltd., Dafna Wiseman & Lavi Ltd.

Michal studied at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel, where she received an M.A. in Sociology, a B.A. in Social Sciences - Psychology and Sociology, and a Diploma in Organizational Consulting and Development.

Amy Heilman Bruno

Vice President and member of the Board of Directors

Amy co-founded Lifestream Purification Systems, LLC with husband Rocco Bruno in August of 2000 in Austin, TX.  Amy has 15 years of experience managing and directing company operations, policy, and planning for Lifestream Purification Systems (LPS) LLC, an ISO 13485:2003 certified medical device company for the manufacture of Class II colonic irrigation devices (“the prep system”) and Class I [exempt] home enema systems. Lifestream has sold its products in over 35 countries since FDA clearance in 2002 and CE marking in 2006.  Prior to Lifestream, Amy was engaged in patient practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbs, was managing editor for The Journal of Health and Social Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin and assistant to the curators of 20th C. Art at The National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Amy has an M.S. in TCM from The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; M.A., Linguistics from The University of Texas at Austin; and B.A., English from Haverford College.

James M. Cornelius

Jim Cornelius serves as non-executive Board Chairman of Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), a global leader in the pediatric nutrition industry.  He has held the position since MJN’s split-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb to become an independent public company in December 2009.  Its stock trades on the NYSE with a current market capitalization of $20 billion.

Mr. Cornelius was the non-executive Chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb, a position he assumed after retiring as CEO in 2010 until his retirement May 5, 2015.  Mr. Cornelius led the company through its transformation into a specialty biopharma leader, and today it trades at over $100 billion market capitalization.

Previously, Mr. Cornelius had a rewarding 28 year career with Eli Lilly and Company, including appointment as CFO and member of the Board.  He then served as Chairman and CEO of the publicly traded medical device company, Guidant Corporation which was eventually sold in 2007 to Boston Scientific for $27 billion dollars.

Mr. Cornelius has served on the Boards of a dozen public and private companies, including The Chubb Corporation, The DIRECTV Group, and Given Imaging, Ltd.

He has been active as a board member of several Indianapolis civic organizations including United Way of Central Indiana, the Board of Trustees of Marian University, University of Indianapolis, and DePauw University.  He was Treasurer of the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art as well as the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.

Mr. Cornelius has received honorary Doctorate degrees to recognize his civic and philanthropic activities from Michigan State University, the University of Indianapolis and Marian College.  He received the Anti-Defamation League’s 2003 Man of Achievement Award, the 2005 Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award, the Boys & Girls Club 2007 Outstanding CEO Award, and was honored as New Alternative’s for Children Man of the Year, in October, 2014.

Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Mr. Cornelius attended Michigan State University, earning a BA magna cum laude in accounting in 1965 and an MBA in 1967.  He served on active duty as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Finance Corps from 1967 to 1969.

Daniel Isenberg

Daniel Isenberg was a full-time faculty member at the Harvard Business School for 11 years, teaching entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.

At present he is adjunct professor at Babson College and Columbia Business School, and an affiliate of the Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development.

A global expert in fostering entrepreneurship ecosystems, Dan has led entrepreneurship-driven economic development projects in Colombia, the US, the UK, Brazil, and other locations, work which has been recognized by the World Economic Forum, EU, G20 and for this work received the Pio Manzu Award, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Dan lived for 22 years in Israel where he was an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, and was an advisor to Given Imaging and a director of Given Imaging Japan. He has also served as director of Magic Software Japan, Attunity (ATTY), and AviTx.

Dan is an active early stage investor in high growth potential technology startups, including in health care and life sciences.

Dan has a Ph.D. from Harvard University (1981) and is the author of dozens of professional articles, as well as Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value (Harvard, 2013).

Abraham Schurder

Abraham is an Israeli and UK qualified Certified Public Accountant and was an audit partner in KPMG Israel for 25 years. As such he gained wide experience with both Israeli and overseas publicly quoted companies both from the audit and public offering angles.

Currently Abraham, in addition to being a Director with HyGIeacare, serves as part-time CFO or on the audit committees of a number of large non-profit organizations and Institutes of Higher Learning in Israel.

Warren Bingham

Warren brings more than 25 years experience in the field of medical devices and technologies, with expertise in domestic and international markets, health economics, regulatory and clinical affairs and business development.

Warren serves as Chair for the AusMedtech National Advisory Group and the Health Economics Expert Panel as well as the MedTech/Lifesciences Subcommittee of the Australia/Israel Chamber of Commerce and Israel Trade Commission.

Warren is also a Member of the Board of Directors for the Australian / New Zealand Gastrointestinal International Training Association, strategic advisor to the Board of the Gastroenterological Nurse College of Australia (GENCA), a business and leadership Mentor to the Macquarie University, UNSW, Notre Dame University and University of Technology Sydney and serves in more than 10 charities. He is Global Ambassador for the CEO Sleepout. Mr. Bingham served on the global management team of Given Imaging, publicly traded company with revenues exceeding USD$200 million. In February 2014, Covidien plc acquired Given Imaging Ltd. for approximately USD$1 billion.

Warren provides consulting and advisory services to the life science, Medtech and Biotech sectors and holds post graduate qualifications in Business Administration and Management. He is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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