Team
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Tyrone Moore

“I have lived with hearing loss since birth. I clearly understand first-hand what it is like to suffer with hearing loss, which is why I started VBS Hearing Solutions (dba VHS Hearing Solutions).”
-Tyrone Moore, Founder and Owner of VBS Hearing Solutions

The goal was to address one of the top 3 most diagnosed health conditions in the world – hearing loss in the workplace and amongst consumers worldwide. VHS’ mission is to create a system that allows worldwide distribution of hearing devices that will lower their cost and create more access to take high quality hearing tests in the workplace or the comfort of one’s home through our website and/or mobile application.

Moore has 28 years’ experience as a health care broker. He started VBS Health Care after a one year playing career on the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers. Moore was licensed in 17 states and developed partnerships with some of the largest carriers and general agencies in the market. He has worked with employers to continually address health care access as well as the affordability of health plans benefits, supplemental voluntary products, flexible benefits, benefit administration, self-funded plans and many other systems designed to control and reduce health care costs.

It was VBS who brokered the first major deal for affordable hearing devices between an insurance company and a manufacturer. iHear Medical launched its efforts offering affordable hearing devices to the public as a start-up. Tyrone was one of their test subjects and also served as a business development consultant for iHear for 2 years. There, he provided feedback on iHear’s newest hearing devices, while also developing national distribution throughout the US with one of his preferred health insurance partners, Ameritas Dental. Ameritas, who invested $10 million in iHear Medical for the exclusive rights to iHear devices, established a market presence amongst its 5.3 million policy holders. VHS has developed its own exclusive distribution network with several mid-size manufacturing companies on a wholesale system, which allows for savings to be passed on to both employers and consumers. VHS has recently launched a new partnership with ASteel Flash, who will serve as VHS’ exclusive manufacturer, fulfillment center and distribution partner.

It was the iHear experience that led Moore to believe the market was behind and needed a change. VHS has revolutionized the hearing health market through an innovative and creative networking system that focuses on getting more health care providers in this space for better distribution and access in the workplace.

VHS has created partnerships with Brokers, Administrators, TPAs, Self-Funded Plans, Associations, Unions and Non-Profit Organizations that serve the workplace and their respective communities. VHS is now positioned to totally disrupt the market and bring the necessity of hearing health to the attention of employers and consumers worldwide, through our online portal that both streamlines and collaborates with health care providers seeking to leverage their vast membership with additional health and wellness benefits. VHS welcomes potential partners to join us in addressing this silent epidemic that is killing off the creativity and innovation of those who are suffering in silence.

VHS has created an Executive Leadership Team, to take advantage of building distribution channels geared to reduce the cost of hearing aids and to deliver to both corporations and their employees, as well as the general consumer, high quality and affordable hearing devices, with the emphasis on getting people hearing better again.

Moore attended the University of California at Berkeley and has a B.A. in Sociology. He lettered in both football and track and field from 1985-88. He is involved in his church and community and mentors members in his church as well as student athletes at UC Berkeley in business and entrepreneurial opportunities.

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Dave Brown

Dave Brown launched Consumer Health Engagement & Quality Solutions (CHEQS) in March, 2017. CHEQS’ mission is to contribute to the nation’s quest to reduce costs, improve quality and engage consumers. This quest is guided by 40 years of leadership within the California employee benefits community. Dave serves as a strategy advisor and distributor for benefits and healthcare companies that align with CHEQS’ mission.

Previously, Dave served as Area President and California Practice Leader for Arthur J. Gallagher, Inc’s Benefits & HR Practice. Dave and his team consulted with employers in all risk and group benefit areas, specializing in strategic benefit design, managed health care operations and funding (including captives), employee communications/private exchange, and human capital/productivity issues.

Before joining Gallagher in 2004, Dave spent 18 years as a Consultant and Healthcare Practice Leader for other benefits consulting firms – working with such diverse clients as KLA-Tencor, Plantronics, Pacific Bell, Fireman’s Fund, Potlatch, Intel, Silicon Graphics, and Siebel Systems. His career is highlighted by innovation – most notably HMO evaluation/consolidation studies in the late 1980s; and the founding of Benefits Alliance, the first US middle market medical benefits exchange. For Benefits Alliance, Dave guided the entire process, including recruiting/selecting/contracting with 5 health plans (including Kaiser); creating a risk adjusted rating model; and supervising all operations until its sale in 2001.

Dave graduated in 1976 with an Insurance major from San Diego State University. His proudest personal accomplishment is successfully launching 5 adult children.

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LaMar Hasbrouck

Recognized leader in public health, Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck is one of only a few public health leaders in the country that have led at every level of the governmental public health enterprise: local, state, federal, and global. His career accomplishments include serving as the only county official in New York State to simultaneously lead both the public health and mental health departments. He spent eleven years with the CDC, served as the Country Director for CDC’s office in Guyana, South America, and was actively engaged in two of the largest global health initiatives in history: polio eradication and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

Most recently, Dr. Hasbrouck was the Executive Director for the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC. In this role, he led the nation’s only association representing the nearly 3,000 local health departments across the United States responsible for protecting the health and improving the lives of 220 million Americans.

Before that, he was the “Top Doc” for the State of Illinois where he managed the public health agency and supported nearly 100 local health departments that worked to protect the health and improve the lives of the state’s 13 million residents. Included among Hasbrouck’s achievements as the state’s health director are implementing the Affordable Care Act, achieving national accreditation, co-chairing the Ebola Task Force, leading the study to address the trauma desert in Chicago’s south side, and developing statewide blueprints for health workforce expansion and population health-healthcare integration.

Dr. Hasbrouck has served on faculties of medicine and public health at Emory University, Morehouse College, New York Medical College, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Internal Medicine, a former Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC, and Primary Care Health Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Heath Resources and Services Administration. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his governmental and non-governmental work and was recognized as one the “Top Blacks in Healthcare” in 2015 by the Johns Hopkins Center for Disparities Solutions and blackdoctor.org.

Dr. Hasbrouck is a graduate of the University of California-Berkeley, UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, the UCLA School of Medicine (Drew-UCLA Medical Education Program), where he was a Dean’s Scholar, and the New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is the author of “G Street Lion: Stalking a Dream,” a memoir that chronicles his personal story and how he fought long odds, naysayers, and self-doubts to become a dream catcher.

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Alan Josephson

  • My responsibilities include:
  • Developing new business relationships with electronics OEMs in the Americas region, for all of AsteelFlash’s EMS factory locations worldwide, with 18 factories across 4 continents.
  • Managing rep base; traveling within the reps’ territory, leading sales presentations, tracking BD progress within the region
  • Setting-up and conducting factory tours for prospective OEM’s.
  • Prospecting to acquire new business opportunities
  • Active role in worldwide marketing
  • Reporting results to executive management and tracking those results quarterly.

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Paul Ford

Paul Ford offers well over a decade of experience in the healthcare insurance and benefits industry, and currently serves as the Co-Founder of Traffk, the modern insurance underwriting and risk management platform as well as Founder of OrchestraRx, a consumer-driven pharmacy solutions company. Prior to launching OrchestraRx, Paul was Managing Principal of Qloud Health, a healthcare technology advisory firm advising early stage healthcare technology companies that are at the forefront of innovation, helping to build solutions to curb healthcare spending and more effectively manage and analyze massive volumes of patient data.

Paul presently leads Traffk helping insurance companies manage data more effectively to understand risk more accurately in core business functions such as underwriting, risk analysis, product development, and marketing. Traffk is helping these organizations find operational efficiencies and competitive advantages through predictive analytics, modern cloud-enabled business workflows, and machine learning. Paul is a graduate of California State University – East Bay where he studied Economics.