Advisory Board

Advisory Board

On March 11, 2019, the Board of Directors formed an Advisory Board to provide thoughts, advice, and non-binding recommendations to our Board. The Board may appoint up to six members to the Advisory Board with terms of three years. Members of the Advisory Board may include possible future Board members, former Board members, and other individuals whom the Board determines may be able to provide valuable insight.


Valerie Schimel
Ms. Schimel was appointed to the Advisory Board in March 2019. She is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Munchkin Fun LLC, a digital media company launched in 2012 to help Florida families spend quality time together. Ms. Schimel also serves as President of the Albert H. and Jane D. Nahmad Foundation, which supports education and youth development in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Terry Myerson
Mr. Myerson was appointed to the Advisory Board in June 2019. He was previously a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface, Xbox and Microsoft Exchange over his 21-year career there. Mr. Myerson is currently an Operating Executive with The Carlyle Group, a leading private equity firm assisting portfolio companies on the design and execution of their technology strategies. He is also a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Capital, the Pacific Northwest's leading venture capital group, where he works with entrepreneurs on the next generation of innovation.

Rachel Wilson
Ms. Wilson was appointed to the Advisory Board in July 2019. Ms. Wilson has served as Head of Cybersecurity for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Investment Technology since April 2017. She is responsible for the cybersecurity of wealth and investment management systems and the integrity and confidentiality of client data. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ms. Wilson spent 15 years at the National Security Agency (NSA), holding several key senior executive level leadership positions.

John Macdonald
Mr. Macdonald was appointed to the Advisory Board in September 2019. He is the former President and CEO of Enercare, Inc., one of the largest home service companies in North America. Mr. Macdonald retired from Enercare in 2018 after it was acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Parity, Inc., a Toronto-based computer software company using AI to reduce carbon emissions for multi-tenant buildings.

Ana Lopez-Blazquez
Ms. Lopez-Blazquez was appointed to the Advisory Board in March 2021. She is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer for Baptist Health South Florida (“Baptist Health”) and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Enterprises, a subsidiary of Baptist Health. In her role as Chief Strategy Officer for Baptist Health, Ms. Lopez-Blazquez is responsible for strategy development and execution with particular emphasis on driving the growth agenda and brand management of Baptist Health across South Florida. As Chief Transformation Officer, Ms. Lopez-Blazquez provides overall strategic leadership and direction. Ms. Lopez-Blazquez joined Baptist Hospital of Miami in 1987 as Director of Planning and has led their strategic planning and business/market development functions since that time.