Board of Directors
Charles "Chuck" Grant
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Grant has an 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 benefits management.
Currently, he serves as Chairman and CEO of CKG Partners, an investment and consulting company that assists companies with strategic planning, operational effectiveness, and restructuring. Additionally, he serves on the boards of directors of the Old Nassau, Community Council, Halifax Hospital Foundation, the Civic League of Volusia County and Oceanside Country Club. Previously, he served as Chairman & CEO of SP Industries, as a partner in Riverlake Partners, as a segment CEO of SPX Corporation, and as a segment CFO for Becton Dickinson.
Mr. Grant is a CPA, CGMA with a BS/BA in Management and Accounting from Northeastern University and received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Leslie H. "Les" Cross
Mr. Cross served as President and CEO of DJO Global, Inc., a diversified global
Orthopaedic business, from 1990-2010. He worked for a number of global healthcare corporations in Australia, South Africa, and the United States. He holds a diploma in Medical Technology from the Sydney Institute of Technology and studied business at the University of Cape Town.
Currently, Mr. McBrayer serves as Senior VP of Global Business and Professional Relations at DJO Global, covering the orthopedic and sports medicine markets. He has over 30 years of executive management experience, primarily with DJO Global, where he has demonstrated success in sales management, marketing management, and business development. He was a member of the senior management team that led a leveraged buy-out of Donjoy (now DJO Global) from Smith & Nephew, later taking the company public and growing the business to over $1 billion in annual revenue.
Richard J. Umbdenstock
Mr. Umbdenstock served as President & CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA) from January 1, 2007 until his retirement in 2015. He was the elected AHA Board Chair in 2006 and received the AHA Distinguished Service Award in 2017. The AHA leads, represents, and serves more than 43,000 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.