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Our Advisory Board

One Hour Initial Diabetic Assessment | CDC-Certified Diabetes Care | Insurance Accepted


Tim Keller

Chairman & Founder


Tim has 32 years of experience in the medical industry. His career started at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in June of 1989 where he became the orderly in surgery, quickly moved through many other positions. While he continued his career with St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, he took a second job at Holy Cross Living Center. Tim quickly built a personal brand that led to numerous awards and then to positions at Stryker, and later at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics. In these roles, Tim forged close partnerships with physicians. He then became a consultant in specialty retail pharmacy, through which he helped multiple companies in a distribution model set up national distribution and market penetration. Through these experiences, and being diagnosed with diabetes himself, Tim recognized a need for better diabetes care in the health care industry. Tim believes that USDC will be a paradigm shift in the way medicine will be provided to diabetics. 


Tim has been involved with multiple Start Ups in Orthopedics, Pharmacy, distribution models, and Physician owned models, which have since been acquired.


Jim Grigg

Executive Board & Business Growth Advisor


Jim is the President and CEO of JLG Solutions LLC. He is involved in several health care related business ventures.


Jim’s diverse experience spans business start-ups and turnarounds, along with management team development. He excels at directing operations, distribution, and sales & marketing as well as process improvement, supply chain management, and revenue stream development. Over the years, Jim has generated millions of dollars in cost savings and bottom-line contributions, in addition to procuring and managing billions of dollars in product annually.


Jim graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BS in Business Administration in 1973 and from Xavier University with an MBA in Business Management in 1976.


Steve Burns MD

Career Medical Officer


Stephen recently retired from practicing orthopedic surgery for 33 years in Michigan City, IN, with extensive experience in treating the surgical complications of diabetes. Stephen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1977 and the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his orthopedic surgical residency at Henry Ford Hospital in 1982.


Stephen has received numerous awards throughout his career and has served as President of the LaPorte County Medical Society, Medical Staff President of Memorial Hospital in South Bend, and Medical Staff President of St. Anthony Memorial in Michigan City. He joined U.S. Diabetes Care to serve as the Career Medical Officer in 2018.


Stephen put relationships at the center of the care he offered his patients throughout his career. He retired from practicing orthopedic surgery in December 2018 and is currently enjoying retirement, spending his time with his nine grandchildren, golf, travel, coaching and his beautiful wife, Judy.


Paresh Chari

Executive Board & Business Growth Advisor


Retired as Chairman of the Board of Dura-Line Corporation. Also served on the Advisory Board of Directors for Wavin (Netherlands) and Netafim (Israel). Served as the Chairman of the Board of 4M Carbon Fiber until June 2020. Currently serves on the Advisory Board of Onward Capital and Revolution MD. From 2016 through January 2018 was the President of ORBIA’s Fluent Group, which combined 3 companies acquired in various geographies and different platforms into a $4+ billion group. Was President and CEO of Dura-Line Corporation from 1998 to 2018 and Chairman since then. Grew Dura-Line from $65M to over $1.3 billion, under multiple owners and created value for every one of them. ORBIA acquired Dura-Line in September 2014 at a 11.3 multiple.


Prior to Dura-Line, Paresh held executive positions in Fortune 500 companies: Emerson, AT&T, Halliburton and Ernst and Young. Significant experience with private equity firms including Jordan Group (Chicago); Sun Capital (Boca Raton); Audax (Boston) and CHS Capital (Chicago), who were all prior owners of DuraLine besides Emerson. M.B.A. from the University of Michigan with masters and bachelor’s degrees in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and National Institute of Technology, respectively. Paresh is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Completed Directors’ College certification program at Stanford in 2013 and various executive programs at Northwestern (2011) and Harvard (2017). Paresh was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater ITT in 2020.


Fred J Boylen Jr

President & Owner | Advisory Board Member

The Hunter Group

Rest In Peace | July 2, 2021

A True Angel Taken Too Soon

Mr. Boylen is a sales and marketing executive with over 30 years of experience working with firms from five million to over two billion in sales. Market development and implementation for custom product designs have been the cornerstone of his career.


He has been with U.S. Diabetes Care, LLC since its inception and assisted the CEO in various capacities including capital raise, executive management recruitment, financial reports, forecasting and site location.


He has extensive experience in the diabetes market through his work with Bayer, Facet Technologies and Gainor Medical. He is also working with Freudenberg Medical, Neogen Corporation and a start-up that plans to bring the first disposable endoscope to market.

Mr. Boylen has seen firsthand the devastation of this disease at a personal and clinical level. His father was a diabetic who suffered severe complications of the disease, resulting amputation. He understands the importance of diabetes care education and wants to help ensure other diabetics have access to exceptional local services so they can live happier and healthier lives. 


Mr. Boylen has been involved with six diverse start-up companies as an active and passive investor. He has served on the Board of Directors at Knollwood CC in Granger, Indiana and Montessori Academy in Mishawaka, Indiana.


He attended Hope College and received his BA from University of Phoenix. In his spare time he is an avid duck hunter, fishes the Florida Keys backwaters when possible, and knows his way around a golf course.


Jeffrey Alan Smith

President & CEO | Advisory Board Member

Health Network Inc

Jeffrey A. Smith was named President and CEO of One Direct Health Network, Inc. and T-Rex Investment, Inc. in April of 2017. Under his leadership, the company has more than doubled its revenues and were EBITDA positive in 2018. The company is building out a post-operative care “Platform to improve patient outcomes, while reducing cost in the Workers Comp and VA arena. Prior to accepting this position, he briefly acting as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of Amendia from June, 2016 to January, 2017. As Chairman, Jeff’s responsibilities include mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and investing in new IP.  Mr. Smith held the title of Amendia CEO and Director for seven years. Under Jeff’s leadership, Amendia was recognized by multiple awards from Atlanta’s Best And Brightest Companies to Work For, 2016, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Fast 40 Companies in Atlanta, 2012 and 2013, Deloitte’s Tech Fast 500, 2014 and 2015, and Georgia Manufacturers of the Year, 2014. Under his guidance, Amendia grew from $2.9 million in Revenue to over $82.5 million in seven years and was instrumental in spinning off a biologics company in 2012, Vivex Biomedical, Inc., that will have Revenues in excess of $65 million in 2019. He has held several board seats over the last 8 years which include such companies as Amendia, Inc., Vivex Biomedical, Inc., Valeris Medical, Inc., One Direct Healthcare Services, Inc., DSS, Funding, LLC, Phalanx Technologies, LLC and POE Management, LLC. He is currently acting as Chairman of United in Gaming, Inc. a new E-Sport Gaming Platform “” with a focus on the casual gamers.

Before Amendia, Mr. Smith held an Executive Vice President position at Synovus Securities, Inc., which is affiliated with Synovus Financial Corporation (Ticker Symbol on NYSE - SNV), a $30 billion financial institution. Mr. Smith was also a Senior Vice President at Morgan Keegan, Inc., which was owned by the $80 billion Regions Bank (Ticker Symbol on NYSE -RF). His experience included managing the Investment Portfolio, Funding Solutions and interest rate risk in the balance sheets of small to mid-sized financial institutions throughout the U.S. as well as sitting on Synovus Financial Corporation's Asset/Liability Committee, which oversaw the funding of the balance sheet and the management of their $3 billion fixed income portfolio. Before serving as CEO, Jeff advised over 30 community banks with total fixed income portfolio assets of more than $1.5 billion and provided investment banking services to community banks and their clients. In addition, he has an extensive background in providing alternative funding solutions for small to mid-sized companies and community bank clients throughout the Southeast.


Jeff is a graduate of the Georgia Banking School and the University of Georgia, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Finance. Jeff has been married to Amy for 32 years and they have two boys and a daughter-in-law. 


Art Hicks

President & CEO | Advisory Board Member

ViviScape + Advance Consulting Group

Art Hicks is an inventive strategic leader and entrepreneur who focuses on propelling businesses forward in marketing, technology, and workplace culture. With over 25 years of experience in a myriad of the world's top trending fields, his expertise and commitment to his partners is the proven method for businesses working to launch their ventures further than their imaginations. 


Among Art Hicks' achievements in business solutions are his current ventures as:

  • Founder and President at ViviScape

  • Senior Partner and President at Advance Consulting Group

  • Partner and Chief Strategist at Consumer Advocate Consulting Group

  • Partner and Chief Technology Officer at Cogent Logistics

  • Inventor of Cogent Beacon

  • Founder and Podcast Personality at "Let's Talk About That"

  • Inventor and Lead Creator of Clockwyz

  • Founder and Motivational Speaker for the ArtHicksDev Project


Michael Hartman D.V.M., M.D.

Advisory Board Member

Michael Hartman, D.V.M, M.D. is an orthopaedic spine surgeon performing anterior/posterior cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery in children and adults.  He is currently employed by Goshen General Hospital in Goshen, Indiana.  His medical education began at Indiana with undergraduate training in Biological Sciences. He then moved on to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine where he became a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. In 1994, he began his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency with Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.  In 2000, he finished his education at the University of Louisville, Leatherman Spine Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Hartman has been on numerous mission trips to teach spine surgery and has attended many lectures, meetings, and conferences in both fields of Spine Surgery and Veterinary Medicine.  He has contributed to various research articles and is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Veterinary Medical Association, Scoliosis Research Society, and the North American Spine Society.


Marty Scott

Advisory Board Member

SGL Sales & Marketing LLP

Marty is an owner in SGL Sales & Marketing LLP.  He has been involved in this business for over 27 years and prior to that worked as a sales engineer.  This experience included working with systems, processes, and people to help customers to achieve a higher level of success.   It also encompassed working with a wide range of business entities.  From startup companies to well established companies looking to improve their product and add more value to their customers. 

SGL Sales & Marketing LLP’s mission is to partner with its clients to develop and execute the best strategies for bringing the products they represent to a diverse customer base.  With that experience Marty will be utilized in helping to promote the mission of US Diabetes Care, which is to reach as many people as possible with its services.

Marty graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Engineering in 1984.  He is married with three children and is avid at trying to lead a healthy lifestyle.

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