Blaine Ung | President, HeartSmart Eye Care Division
Blaine Ung has over 20 years of business and product development experience in the online interactive and information technology industry. Mr. Ung launched his professional career with 7 years at IBM in sales and marketing. After receiving his MBA in entrepreneurship and finance, he founded several successful businesses. He has held positions as Director of Business Development for a top 20 international law firm and Managing Director of Marketing & Corporate Development for California’s largest not for profit student loan company.
More recently, Mr. Ung has held positions as Vice President of Marketing for two financial services firms operating in the insurance and equipment finance industries. He has been an active supporter of Big Brother Big Sisters of Orange County, the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim, and a Steering Committee Member for the annual Good News For Kids Gala (sponsored by Golden State Foods Foundation). Mr. Ung received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of California at Irvine and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Alvin B. Lin, MD, FAAFP | Medical Adviser, HeartSmart Eye Care Division
Alvin Lin is a double board certified physician most recently serving as a Senior Institute Physician at Cenegenics Medical Institute. Dr. Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, in 1984 and pursued post-baccalaureate studies in Computer Science in 1987 after which he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1991 from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. He completed a Family Medicine residency at Merrithew Memorial Hospital at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1994.
After 3 years as a locum tenens physician and obtaining a dozen state licenses he applied for sub-specialty training, completing his Fellowship in Geriatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1998. He joined the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and was appointed Director of the Ambulatory Geriatric Center in Greenville, NC. In 2003, he was recruited by Cenegenics Medical Institute.
Dr. Lin has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine since 2004 and recently became an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Geriatrics at the Touro University Nevada College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Lin maintains a private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michael (Mike) McCann | President & CEO, HeartSmart Inc.
Michael H. McCann has extensive experience working in entrepreneurial companies, Fortune 500 companies and major regional and Wall Street investment banking firms. He has led companies in finance, publishing, software and healthcare information technology. In addition to his 15 years in corporate and international finance, he has served as CEO of five start-up and early-stage companies as well as serving on their Boards. He recently served four years as CEO for an electronic medical records software company, which he took through startup and secured the initial funding. Prior to that time, he was CEO of a supply chain software company and secured financing from a Fortune 100 company.
Mr. McCann has extensive experience in leading sales and service driven organizations. His publishing company was consistently in the top 10% in a national network of over 200 publishers of advertising and free distribution publications. Mr. McCann was Director of Project Finance for Santa Fe International Corporation, a former Fortune 500 company engaged in engineering, project construction and drilling for the oil industry. Prior to that time, he was an investment banker with Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated and a major regional investment banking firm, successfully completing financings ranging from $5 million to over $75 million. His primary focus was on healthcare financing for non-profit community hospitals.
Mr. McCann served on the Board of Directors of the Forum for Corporate Directors including two years as Chairman. He is a member of the Orange Coast Venture Group and former member of the World Business Academy and the Association for Corporate Growth. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the New Majority Committee and a major support group of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. He served four years in the US Air Force where he attended the Defense Language Institute before serving as a Russian voice intercept operator in West Berlin. He holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Pepperdine University and recently completed the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management’s Director Training Program.
Mark Gart | Board Member, HeartSmart Inc.
Mark Gart brings to the Company a broad background in numerous management positions including Marketing, Business Development, Operations, Engineering, and R&D combined with a strong financial methodology. He has worked with a wide selection of notables, including turn-around specialists Aldo Gigliotti and Richard Smith at Anacomp, Xidex and Seagate. He has held positions in public, private and start-ups from a Divisional Manager to President. Prior to forming MBG Technologies, Mr. Gart blended his knowledge and experience in scientific research, international business and technology development with his entrepreneurial acumen to bring success to several emerging technology and biotechnology companies, such as Bio-Rad Laboratories, Sonometric Systems Inc. (Philips Ultrasound) and Sunflex Inc.
As a principal in such start-ups as LumaCare Medical Group, MBG Technologies, Inc., RedHawk Vision and A&H he has specialized in medical, high tech imaging and Internet based service companies. Mr. Gart has also provided marketing, business development and consulting services to companies, such as, Lynton Lasers, Mitsubishi Entertainment, Harris Corporation, Tanner Research, Inc, Inline Inc., Semicon Advanced Technology, Samsung, and Mattel Corporation.
Mr. Gart has negotiated strategic relationships and partnerships with such enterprises as: Adobe, AOL, Apple, Canon, Disney, HP, IBM, Mattel, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Sanyo, Playboy, Walgreen’s, WarnerBros and others. He has also been very active in international business development and has successfully built several distributions and service support channels within EMEA and Asia Pac Countries. Recently Mr. Gart has been involved in a medical device company (LumaCare Medical Group) treating various indications from PDT Oncology to simple OTC Pain Management. LumaCare® developed a portfolio of IP incorporating US and International granted patents and several proprietary processes. Mr. Gart received a BS in Physics from LaSalle College.