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  1. George Salem, Athena (formerly) and ProxsysRx currently, Birmingham, Alabama

    Mr. Salem has founded three companies and has been a board member of at least two others. Cedar Ventures has worked with Mr. Salem on a transaction involving one of these companies and showed him a second potential acquisition over the years.
  2. Rod Hildebrandt,  former President
    rhildebrant@hospiceadvantage.com or rodhildebrant@gmail.com
    Hospice Advantage/Hospice Services Inc.
    401 Center Avenue
    Bay City, MI 48708
    Cedar Ventures introduced Mr. Hildebrandt and his advisor to a hospice acquisition and negotiated the sale of such hospice for a period spanning over a year.
  3. Joel Sikes
    tel: 334-467-1092
    Managing Director of Carr Riggs & Ingram, former CFO of a technology start-up and co-advisor with Cedar Ventures on a health care service company. Cedar Ventures worked with Joel on 2 company transactions.
  4. Ken Whiddon, President, American Work (now deceased) and Jim Daher, former operating consultant to American Work.
    St. Simons Island, Georgia
    kenwhiddon@americanwork.org; jdssi@bellsouth.net 
    tel: 912-638-0350 (American Work); Jim Daher: (912) 638- 1353
    Mr. Whiddon started this company and built it up.
    Cedar Ventures sourced the buyer and negotiated the sale of American Work in a transaction that closed October, 2008, during the middle of the financial crisis. American Work’s customers are the recipients of federal and state grants allocated for the behavioral/mental health care of those customers. Cedar Ventures introduced American Work both to strategic and financial buyers and received two written offers during tough market conditions and amid state grant cutbacks. PRSC (NYSE public company) was the purchaser .  Jim Daher, a seasoned behavioral care executive, assisted Mr. Whiddon during this transaction process and acted as an interim Chief Operating Officer.   
  5. Halcyon E. Skinner (Retired) 
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Bank of America Tower
    50 North Laura Street
    Suite 3300
    Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661
    904.798.2626 (Direct Line)
    904.360.6324 (Direct FAX)
    Hal Skinner was outside counsel to American Work and transaction counsel on the above matter and worked closely with Cedar Ventures. Cedar Ventures has also worked with McGuire Woods Atlanta office over the last 5 years. Our primary contact there has been Fred isaf, former Managing Partner, email: ftisaf@gmail.com
  6. Herb Fritch, CEO, HealthSpring
    Nashville, TN
    In 2002, Cedar Ventures contacted Mr. Fritch about a potential acquisition as Mr. Fritch was just starting to build HealthSpring as a Medicare focused managed care entity. Cedar Ventures worked with Herb and the Department of Insurance in Alabama to successfully close this acquisition of a $100 mm HMO: The Oath of Alabama. Cedar Ventures later sourced a second acquisition for HealthSpring, the Medicare book of business for a Texas HMO.
  7. Ken Wallis, Esq.
    tel: 334-272-7330
    Former partner of Capell & Howard in Montgomery, Alabama and former chief legal advisor to Governor Riley of Alabama. Mr. Wallis was Cedar Venture's counsel on the HealthSpring transaction and assisted in communications with the Department of Insurance in Alabama.
  8. Russell J. Arceneaux
    Retired Administrator, Surgery Center Inc., Lafayette, LA.
    tel: 337 781 8725
    In 2005 Cedar Ventures initiated discussions with SCI and assisted in negotiations regarding the merger with another surgery center in its area. Cedar Ventures performed the feasibility study for the merger showing the potential overhead savings and increased profitability. The two centers have continued their merged partnership to this day.
  9. Fadio R. Khuri, MD, President of American University of Beirut. 
    Formerly Professor and Chair of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Otolaryngology, Roberto Goizueta Distinguished Chair in Translational Cancer Research, deputy Director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University School of Medicine, 1365 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 Editor in Chief, Cancer
    Ms. Kassouf of Cedar is on the advisory board for one of Dr. Khuri’s research projects when he was at Emory.  
  10. Jeffrey R. Jay, M.D., jjay@greatpointpartnersllc.com Great Point Partners, LLC
  11. 165 Mason Street, 3rd Floor
    Greenwich, CT 06830
    P: 203.971.3300
    F: 203.971.3320
    Co-invested with Dr. Jay in one healthcare service company, participated in board meetings with him.
  12. Dr. Shashi Sharma
    Maplewood Lane Assisted Living Facility
    Birmingham, AL.
    tel: 334-728-2596
    We sourced and structured the debt for Dr. Sharma in the purchase of the Maplewood Lane Assisted Living Facility. 

  13. Larry Woolard, Land owner and Developer for a  Senior Living Development for which Cedar sourced equity.
    (678) 880-2933  jlarrywoolard@aol.com 

  14. John L. Donaldson, President, Regent Healthcare Development LLC,  
    (404) 386-1834 jd@225group.com
    Former Co-Developer of Senior Housing Community for which we sourced equity.

  15. Nick Wilmott, VP Corporate Development,
          Community Health Systems and Sage Management, 
    (251) 981-0204,  nwilmott@chscorp.net
    Mr. Wilmott worked on the management and marketing of an Assisted Living Community that Cedar assisted in financing.