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Eva Sadej, CEO

Eva Sadej, CEO

Eva is an entrepreneur with creativity and hustle. She is a Polish-American immigrant who grew up in Brooklyn and broke into the Ivy League at Harvard by running fast and studying hard. As a pre-med, she was passionate about healthcare but discouraged by the student debt her siblings were in. So, she worked for 4 years at Bridgewater, the world’s largest hedge fund as an investment analyst and a general manager, saved money, and became an entrepreneur named in the top 30 Under 30 in Healthcare on Forbes.

Mohannad Kusti

Mohannad Kusti, MD, MPH, Consulting Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mohannad Kusti is a global physician executive and healthcare consultant with unique experience related to corporate healthcare benefits as a serial consultant Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for 10+ Fortune 500 employers. Most recently, completed successful tenure as Corporate Medical Director at United States Steel Corporation. Prior to that role at U.S. Steel Headquarters, he had been a Plant Medical Director for U.S. Steel’s Mon Valley Works Plant location for several years.

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Tom Nolan, a career hospitality and education executive with deep experience in multi-unit, multi-site leadership roles with a passion for delivering excellent revenue results, exceptional experiences and service to all stakeholders. Tom’s previous career stops were as the Chief Operating and Chief Global Officer for Shorelight Education, Senior Vice President of Operations at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Chief Operating Officer at Meyer Jabara Hotels and Regional Vice President at Aramark. Tom also created the “10 Who Are 10” Foundation, which is a scholarship program for 10-year-old D.C. students. He formerly served as the American Cancer Society fundraising chairperson for the Capitol Barons’ Ball, the Society’s largest ACS fundraiser in Washington DC. Tom is an alumnus of Bentley University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics. Resides in Westport CT   

Tom Nolan, Chief Commercial Officer

Zack

Zack was the founder and VP of Product of a San Francisco based health technology company. He was responsible for the development of their platform and was the driving force behind the company’s groundbreaking technology. After a successful journey, the company was acquired in the fall of 2020.

Zack Gleeson, Chief Technology Officer

Peter Reiss, VP of Operations

Peter joined FlossBar/MedBar in 2021 as VP of Operations and brings 10 years of experience in the healthcare space. He founded a NYC based healthcare tech startup where he was responsible for building a platform that connected patients to doctors with transparent pricing. The company was acquired by a VC fund in 2017. Most recently, Peter ran MedStatix, a VC-backed patient experience platform with over 70,000 providers, and has worked with two other early stage startups on their initial growth plans.

Peter Reiss, VP of Operations

Mike Dean, VP of Finance

Mike’s background is in mergers & acquisitions and engineering. After a period of teaching and researching engineering at the graduate level, Mike pivoted to M&A investment banking, where he specialized in software and tech-enabled services. He enjoys rolling up his sleeves with early stage businesses and thus joined Medbar to help accelerate the company’s growth. Mike is a “triple Buckeye”, with an MBA, MSME, and BSME from Ohio State University.

Mike Dean, VP of Finance

Albi Sadej, NP, VP of Clinical Standards

Albi is the former Nurse Manager at one of the largest integrated clinics in a well renown FQHC in New York State. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Stony Brook University in Long Island and completed an Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Degree at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. She has been dedicated to providing quality health care for the past 9 years. 

Albi Sadej, NP, VP of Clinical Standards

Taliya Golzar, Director of Product Strategy & Operations

Taliya graduated with distinction from Duke University in 2015 with a degree in Economics, Finance, and Markets & Management. After graduation, she began her career as a Healthcare Trader at RBC Capital Markets, where she spent four years on the cash and electronic equity desk. Taliya left RBC to travel solo throughout Asia for a year, during which she studied to become certified as a yoga and meditation teacher. Passionate about making healthcare more accessible to Americans, she joined the team at MedBar in 2020. Outside of the office, Taliya's interests include art, travel, and live music.

Taliya Golzar, Director of Product Strategy & Operations

Young Shin, Director of Business Operations

Young grew up in South Korea and graduated Northwestern University in 2011. Right after graduation, Young went on to work for Bridgewater Associates, where he crossed paths with Eva before she pursued her MBA at Wharton. With 9 years of experience in research and data operations at Bridgewater, Young brings his passion and expertise in business systemization to Flossbar. In his free time, Young enjoys shooting hoops and imagining what it would be like for the Knicks to be good again (which inevitably ends in tears).

Young Shin, Director of Business Operations

Alex Ulbricht, Risk/Compliance Manager

Alex is an Alabama native who ultimately found his way to the greatest metropolis in the world, New York City, as he has developed his career in healthcare compliance. Over the last decade, Alex has experienced the delivery of healthcare services from a myriad of angles, ranging from the provision of patient stabilization and transportation support as an emergency medical technician to the management of compliance for a multi-site behavioral health program. By merging his diverse, yet interconnected, work experiences with his legal and public health education, Alex has honed a unique skill set that he applies to all of his duties at Floss Bar and Med Bar. Also, Alex is quite the fan of Alabama football… Roll Tide!

Alex Ulbricht, Risk/Compliance Manager

Kristeen Polanco, Sales Manager

Kristeen is an enthusiastic, hard working and dedicated team player who has spent the last 11 years working in an administrative role. A paralegal by degree, Kristeen spent almost 5 years at Swope Rodante, a law firm committed to representing plaintiffs against corporate giants, dedicated to winning life changing verdicts for very deserving clients. More recently she was an Executive Assistant to multiple c-suite level executives at Laser Spine Institute. She played a pivotal role at the company in many aspects; both in supporting those making decisions for the company, building relationships with clients and patients alike and also supporting the employees; by playing a very active role on the event team and engagement committee, where she went above and beyond to make work life fun, planning and executing events both large and small!

Kristeen was born in Petoskey, Michigan but has lived in the small town of Zephyrhills, Florida since infancy. She and her husband enjoy small town living and raising four children in the same place she grew up; they also have chickens and goats! There are not too many people that Kristeen comes in contact with that she doesn't immediately form a friendship with. She is always smiling, loves to laugh and loves even more to make those around her smile and laugh. Her passion for helping those around her makes her excel in administrative roles!

Kristeen Polanco, Sales Manager

Ben Linder, Provider Relations Lead

Ben has grown up and lived in Indianapolis almost his whole life. He attended undergrad at Greenville University with a major in Biology. He worked for five years at Heartland Dental gaining experience in Practice Management, Project Planning, Provider and Team Recruiting and Compliance. And while working within the partnership of Invisalign and Heartland, Ben has become an expert in iTero digital scanners. Ben has joined the Floss Bar's Provider Relations team helping us source and staff our events with great dentists and hygienists.

Ben Linder, Provider Relations Lead

Chris Donovan, Account Manager

Chris is known as a Renaissance Man to some of his friends as he does it all! Anything that piques his interest, he pursues, he has been a Head Chef, Flair Bartender, Dock Master, and a Valet Driver at one of the most high-end restaurants in Tampa. Chris graduated from the University of South Florida in 2010 with a degree in Marketing and is 2 classes away from earning his MBA. Since graduating Chris has worked in the Medical Industry and has a decade of experience in Sales, Medical Seminar Presentations, and Scheduling and worked for the largest spine care company in the nation. Chris had a fear of public speaking, so he created and became President of a chapter of Toast Masters that held close to 100 members, this is what ultimately lead him to stare fear in the face and become a Medical Seminar Speaking specializing in Stem Cells. In his free time Chris enjoys cooking and entertaining for his family and friends, traveling, working out, golfing, fishing, biking, reading, and spending time with his wife, Kelly, and his Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, Bodie Skywalker Donovan.

Chris Donovan, Account Manager

Kelly Cameron, Corporate Partnerships

Though currently living in Tampa, FL, Kelly Cameron will always consider the Northeast home and visits often to see family and friends. Kelly graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Criminology. For the past decade, she’s been working in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in different capacities. Kelly is not only a great listener, she truly enjoys helping clients meet their goals. When not busy at work, you can find her spending time with her husband, Chris and their Louisana catahoula leopard dog, Bodie.

Kelly Cameron, Corporate Partnerships

Keith Bogen, Senior HR Biz Partner

Keith Bogen is a Senior Human Resources Business Partner with two decades of experience in companies of all sizes, supporting diverse populations and providing strategic thinking to grow organizations. He is also the Chief Networking Officer for Whine & Dine Networking, an organization that brings human resources practitioners together in social forums to build professional communities for mutual support. The group has practitioners and partners participating from all 50 states and 40 countries around the world.

He is a business professional with Talent Acquisition & Human Capital expertise. Keith is a three-time graduate of Rutgers University. having earned his MS in Human Resources Management, MA in Labor & Industrial Relations and BA in Psychology.

Keith Bogen, Senior HR Biz Partner

Lisa Fields, Corporate Partnerships

Lisa has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for most of her life. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing. Lisa has over 15 years of sales, business development, sales team training, and management experience. She is a team player and a proven leader. She prides herself with providing excellent customer service.

Lisa Fields, Corporate Partnerships

Inga Tjokronolo, Data Analyst

Inga Tjokronolo, Data Analyst

Ruth Palacios, Operations Lead

Ruth was born in La Ceiba, Honduras and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the Army at the age of 21. After leaving the military she became a Medical Assistant and worked at the Institute for Family Health (IFH) for over 5 years in New York. Her duties at IFH gave her the opportunity to be of service to patients in a clinical setting as well as maintaining front desk operations. Ruth continued to seek higher education by becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist while continuing a full-time job at IFH. Coming from a tropical country she decided she had enough of the cold winters in NY and moved her family to the Florida, the Sunshine State. In Florida Ruth continued her work of serving others by working as an Advanced Medical Support Assistant for Orlando VA Medical Center. Ruth’s job at the Orlando VA gave her the opportunity to assist fellow veterans in ensuring that they are getting the care they need and deserved. Ruth has over 10 years of clinical support experience and is an expert in her field. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her children Gavin and Gracelynn. They enjoy activities such as going to the movies, going to the park or enjoying a great meal at home.

Ruth Palacios, Operations Lead

Dayana Caceres, Supplies Lead

Dayana Caceres has an Associate in Science. She was born in New York City but lived in Dallas Texas for last couple of years. She was a nurse assistant at Presbyterian and Baylor Hospital for 6 years. Her current goal is to be a Director of supplies. She has skills in communication, presentation, and statistics. She has a love of learning and can be considered a philomath.

Dayana Caceres, Supplies Lead

Yadira Alexander, Operations Lead

Yadira is a Houston native for over 25 years that is passionate about healthcare. She loves spending time with her husband and their two fur-babies, Louie and Lucy. She is a sucker for a good true-crime book and has been a lifelong fan to all things Houston sports.

Putting a smile on patients' faces is why she chose to seek a career in dentistry. She has over 7 years of experience performing a wide variety of dental specialties from hygiene assisting to processing dentures. She is always striving to learn more and push her expertise in all things dental as it has always been her true passion.

Yadira Alexander, Operations Lead

Anthony Harris, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. - Lead Physician

Anthony Harris, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. - Lead Physician

Board of Directors & Advisors


Jeremy Krell, DMD, MBA, Advisor

Jeremy is an experienced healthcare entrepreneur and dentist. He holds a BS in Biology, Chemistry, and Business from Brandeis University, a DMD from Tufts University, and a MBA from University of Chicago. Jeremy has advised, started, led, and worked for startups in the dental, medical, health insurance, venture incubation, e-commerce, and web and graphic design industries. During his free time, Jeremy enjoys watching and playing tennis, spending time with his family, and has a penchant for pugs.

Jeremy Krell, DMD, MBA, Advisor

Jennifer Deare, Advisor

A  major force in the marketing world for more than 30 years, Jennifer has developed innovative, award-winning and highly profitable programs for clients in virtually every marketing discipline. Her expertise spans consumer package goods, technology, ecommerce, financial services, and B-to-B strategy. She is credited with developing the popular tactic of promotional strategic alliances and has created methodologies that have become the standard for the industry.  

Jennifer currently consults several clients includingBonobos, Prudential Life Insurance, Citibank and Walmart, in various areas of marketing including developing digital marketing planning, annual strategic campaign planning, and organizational design and development on a departmental basis. 

Prior to this, Jennifer was with Customer Strategies Worldwide, Inc. (CSW), as COO. Jennifer participated in several consulting projects for product and business launches, including strategic positioning and preparation for IPOs.  Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising for Cablevision, where she created the first centralized internal marketing and advertising department (in-house agency) to service all brands, products and services including Madison Square Garden and Rainbow Media.

Ms. Deare originally founded and ran Deare Marketing, Inc, a $30MM (capitalized billing) agency that became known for its high level of service, strategic planning, and outstanding creative execution. She developed programs for Cointreau, Citibank, American Express, and other blue-chip clients. She sold the original agency in 1997 after 10 years at the forefront of marketing communications.  After the sale of Deare Marketing Inc. to N.W. Ayer, Jennifer helped merge the two direct marketing divisions of the newly formed company and set up the new organizational structure including redeployment of several teams to stimulate business growth.

Jennifer attended college in England and returned to the United States to graduate from Montclair State College and has published widely on the subject of marketing and advertising. She is an active speaker, appearing at trade shows and conferences, talking about the development of more effective marketing organizations and practices. 

Jennifer has also studies the science of happiness, TM Meditation and is a certified Yoga Instructor.

Jennifer Deare, Advisor

Stuart Allan, Med Bar Co-Founder

Stuart Allan graduated Dartmouth College in 2014 having studied economics and engineering. Following graduation, he moved to New York and joined Merrill Lynch working as an associate covering Power, Utility, and Infrastructure stocks on the number 1 Institutional Investor ranked research team. During his time at Merrill, Stuart started a successful beverages start-up, Pourmore, which was sold to private equity. After a few years at Merrill Stuart left to join a hedge fund, Millennium Management, as an investment analyst trading infrastructure. Stuart advised Floss Bar during its infancy and joined the company full time for its Series A fundraising while on gardening leave from Millennium. When not bringing better smiles to workplaces, Stuart is completing his M.Sc. in computer science focusing on AI and enjoys playing with his two dogs (Vizslas) and loves skiing, mountaineering, and hunting. Stuart is a 2020 candidate for his CFA level III.

Stuart Allan, Med Bar Co-Founder

Gavin Forrest, Advisor

Gavin Forrest, Advisor