Board of Directors
Darrell Green is best known as a former cornerback with the Washington Redskins. During his record-setting 20 year career with the team he came to be known and lovingly referred to as “Mr. Redskin.” His on field accomplishments include two Super Bowl victories, seven selections to the Pro Bowl, and four NFL Fastest Man competitions. In 1991, he was the World’s Fastest Athlete. Green is also well known for his work off the field as a mentor to many. As a proponent of education, service and moral development, he founded The Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation (DGYLF) in 1988 and continues to oversee its operations. The foundation currently provides a wide-range of academic development and values-based education programs through Youth Life Learning Centers (YLLC) operating in select urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. As an avid businessman, Green owns and operates several businesses. In 1997, he established Darrell Green Enterprises, Inc., a marketing company that facilitates opportunities for Green and manages www.DarrellGreen.com. In 2000, Green created Darrell Green Holdings, LLC to manage his business interests which include Intekras, a minority owned small business, offering integrated solutions in three primary disciplines: Information Security, National Security and Defense Systems; and Trusted Solutions Group, a hub zone company that specializes in providing training and workforce development solutions to government and industry. Green completed his Bachelor of Science degree in general studies and social science at St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. In 1999, Marymount University recognized him for his extraordinary humanitarian endeavors and conferred upon him the honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degree. In 2002, George Washington University and St. Paul’s College awarded Green his second and third honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters degrees.
Mr. Grove was previously hired as RTT’s exclusive reseller through JRG Consulting Services, LLC based in Nashville, TN. Mr. Grove brings more than 20 years of experience, primarily in healthcare in business development, sales, operations and strategic partnership alliance, helping companies successfully introduce their systems to new and broadening markets. John began his healthcare career at Texas Children’s’ Hospital in 1993. He began as a technical staff member in the pharmacy department, and over a six year term became responsible for 75 employees and an operating budget of $25,000,000. John was recruited from TCH to become Director of Operations for PhR Staffing, then the largest owner/operator of pharmacy staffing services in the state of Texas. In two years the Houston based firm, John grew top line revenues by 54%, increased billable hours by 90%, and increased margin by 31%. Cardinal Health, Inc. entered the pharmacy staffing industry and opened their division operations in Houston. John was recruited by Cardinal to run the Southwest Operations group with two primary goals; increase market share organically, and find strategic acquisitions. That first year, John and his group successfully acquired his former company, PhR and an Indiana based pharmacy staffing firm. John oversaw and performed legal and financial due diligence, contract negotiations and oversaw the integration of the office and service provider personnel. John also helped increase top line revenue from $23,000,000 to $30,000,000 over a two year period. Principle Pharmacy Group, Inc was formed to provide outsourced pharmacy services to the small hospital market. At Principle, John ascended from Operations manager, Director of Operations, to Vice President-Human Resources and Recruitment. John participated in the opening of over 100 hospital pharmacies in 22 states. Over his six year career at Principle, John successfully hired over 200 pharmacists during one of the worst pharmacist shortages in 30 years. Principle was acquired by a competitor in December 2010. John formed JRG in February 2011.
Charles S. Howerton
Mr. Howerton founded the Company, and currently serves as Founder, Vice Chairman, Chief Innovation Officer and a member of our Board of Directors and is responsible for our product development efforts and RTT research and development function. Prior to RTT, Mr. Howerton managed the largest snow removal business in the Twin Cities area, a multi-million dollar operation managing over 50 contractors. Chuck was previously the owner/operator of C&C Seamless and Cricket Master, Inc., which manufactured and installed seamless gutters in the commercial industry. That work with LEP subcontractors led to the creation of ELSA®.
Mr. Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Point Capital, LLC, an investment banking firm. Mr. Johnson was formerly director of private placements for Minneapolis-based investment banking firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company Incorporated, an, and also Chief Executive Officer of investment banking firm Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard, Inc. Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience in the investment banking industry with specific expertise in development-stage ventures.
Dr. Arnold S. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Leonard is a member of our Board of Directors. He was Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and Head of the Pediatric Surgery Department. He has devoted himself entirely to cancer research in genetic engineering, boosting the immune system with human interleukin–2 gene, aided by the use of very high antioxidant oils. An Endowed Scholar Chair has been established in Dr. Leonard’s name in the Surgery Department at the University of Minnesota, and he has also received the Wangensteen Award for Academic Excellence. Dr. Leonard belongs to all the major surgical societies, and continues to lecture throughout the world on the importance of the immune system and its relationship to cancer as well as the importance of nutraceuticals as synergistic to the genetic engineering experiments in reducing cancer. He has written over 250 articles and books.
Mr. Munks has had careers in both the public and private sectors. While in metro law enforcement, Jeff served as a patrol officer, a crime scene photographer, and a program development specialist. He became a nationally recognized expert in dealing with Indochinese refugee youth gangs and issues related to cross-cultural communication. In 1982, Jeff and a colleague created a small company that would launch a new global industry. To help police deal more effectively with newcomers speaking languages never before heard on the streets of California, the two pioneered the development of over-the-phone-interpreting, and in the process, started a revolution in human communication. Today, Language Line Services provides interpreters over the phone in 175 languages supporting the language access needs of police and fire departments, hospitals and 911 centers throughout the United States, Canada, and the U.K. With nearly 6,000 interpreters working from their homes around the clock and around the world, Language Line makes it possible to have a skilled interpreter with you no matter where you are as long as you can touch the network. Jeff and his partner sold Language Line to AT&T in 1989. Jeff left law enforcement to join the company full time and led it to nearly 4,000% growth over the next five years, culminating with winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Jeff’s next idea resulted in the launch of one of the first eLearning companies in Silicon Valley. With venture capital funding in hand, Jeff was the founder and principal architect for Arista Knowledge Systems, leading the drive to create a new type of middleware that translated the differences between competing learning management systems. In July 2000, Jeff sold Arista to DigitalThink, Inc. Following the sale of his company, Jeff accepted an assignment as assistant dean at San Francisco State University’s College of Extended Learning. In that role, Jeff led the creation of an executive development program for senior leaders of China’s state-run banking system, helping them learn western-style banking products, services and practices in anticipation of China’s WTO accession.
Back home in 2002, Jeff accepted an appointment to serve as the Deputy Executive Learning Officer for the United States Navy. In that capacity, he helped architect and build Flag University, a program designed to provide career-long executive development opportunities for Navy admirals. He personally oversaw and program-managed the new admiral orientation program, a two-week intensive residential learning experience based in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Jeff earned his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame De Namur University in Belmont, California and his master’s degree from San Jose State University. He has completed his doctoral coursework in public administration at the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.
Louis F. Provenzano Jr.
Mr. Provenzano is Co-Founder of Certified Medical Interpreters, LLC. Mr. Provenzano is the former Chief Executive Officer of Language Line Services. He frequently writes on medical interpretation and language access issues for various publications on his personal blog and has a newsletter on language news, events and happenings in the world (www.languagetime.org).
Mr. Provenzano is an active medical interpreter advocate and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. He remains passionate about securing national reimbursement for medical interpretation services and augmenting the overall quality and success of the profession. Mr. Provenzano is a proud co-founder of the National Board of Certification of Medical Interpreters, the first certification board for medical interpreters in the United States. He is the recipient of the “Friends of CHIA” (California Healthcare Interpreters Association), the Hispanic Leadership Award from the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Monterey Business Council Top Leaders of 2012, and the Rachel Cashman Language Access Award the highest honors from the International Interpreters Medical Association.
Secretary and Treasurer
Rick has over 25 years of experience in business and economic development in both the private and public sectors. While operating under the umbrella of the Northwest Regional Planning Commission (NWRPC) over the past 15 years, he has been responsible for development and management of one of the largest rural, regional business incubation/acceleration programs in the country. The program has been highly instrumental in creating nearly 400 high quality jobs and increased tax base in Northwestern Wisconsin In addition, Rick provides technical assistance services to businesses throughout NWRPC’s ten county region along with operational support for in-house revolving loan fund programs and the Wisconsin Rural Enterprise Fund (WREF) pre-venture equity program. Previous WREF investments have resulted in liquidity events and publicly traded securities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Wisconsin Business Incubation Association (WBIA) and the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA).
Mr. Schlangen is a member of our Board of Directors with over 35 years of experience with start up companies in the private sector. As President and CEO of his company, Tom has managed all aspects of business including site selection and construction of buildings.
Tom was one of the early outside investors in RTT, and strongly believes there is a need for the service that RTT is providing. To the RTT Board of Directors, he brings financial planning experience, prudence and the discipline required for a start up company to be successful.
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