Board of Directors
James R. Leininger, M.D.
Dr. Leininger has been a founder and investor in more than 40 companies. He has founded and established numerous healthcare companies through or with his private equity team. These include companies in the healthcare services sector (an ambulatory services company partnering with physicians and providing dialysis and radiation oncology services; an outpatient imaging services and management company), the medical technology sector (a medical device company with two CE Marks-approved devices and one FDA-approved device; a company developing a device to treat glaucoma and presbyopia), a medical diagnostic company utilizing a novel technology to identify malignant lesions, and a medical diagnostic company to help detect and alert individuals experiencing seizures), the healthcare information technology sector (a physician practice software company focused on women’s health; an early stage healthcare informatics company creating electronic medical records for Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs), large healthcare systems, hospitals and multisite practices; a benefits management company utilizing proprietary software), and the pharmaceutical sector.
Thomas W. “Tim” Lyles
Mr. Lyles is President of Mission City Management, Inc. and MedCare Investment Funds. Mr. Lyles has managed an investment portfolio for over twenty years, including both public and large private companies. He also serves on numerous for-profit and non-profit Boards of Directors. Mr. Lyles’ primary responsibility is President of a private holding company, which oversees both strategic and operational issues for various fund portfolios. Mr. Lyles has helped organize each fund in the MedCare Investment Funds group and has served as President of each fund since 1991. As a founding partner, Mr. Lyles was an active member of management in founding Renal Care Group along with Dr. Jacobson and the late Sam Brooks. Mr. Lyles, through his role as President of MedCare Investment Funds, has founded and established numerous health care companies. From 1984 to 1989, Mr. Lyles was an Attorney with the law firm of Haynes and Boone in Dallas, Texas. During 1986 and 1987, he taught Real Estate Financing at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. From 1983 to 1984, he was appointed a Briefing Attorney for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. In 1983, Mr. Lyles received his J.D., Cum Laude from SMU School of Law. Prior to attending law school, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick. Mr. Lyles earned an accounting degree from Texas A & M University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1979. In addition, Mr. Lyles is a Certified Public Accountant and has written material for the Texas State Bar and has been a speaker for the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar.
Mike Girouard has a long, successful career leading teams developing several medical devices from concept through commercialization for both institutional and home use. He has extensive experience obtaining regulatory clearance and reimbursement for such devices and has 11 issued biomedical patents with multiple others pending. Mike spent 22 years of his career in progressive leadership roles at KCI. After leaving KCI, he spent two years at GXC Global, a medical device consulting firm before founding Brain Sentinel in 2011, where he now serves as President, CEO and Director. Additionally, Mike serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas.