Daniel R. Tasset, Chairman
Mr. Tasset is the chairman of Nueterra Holdings in Leawood, Kansas, a group of companies that develop and manage ambulatory surgical centers, physical therapy centers and hospitals, and which are increasingly providing many other health-related services. Mr. Tasset’s previous experience as a CPA, providing professional and consulting services to physicians, gives him real-world insights about the unique business needs of surgeons and inspired him to start Nueterra. Since Nueterra’s founding in 1989, Mr. Tasset has been in the business of helping surgeons retain financial and managerial independence of their own practices and hospitals. As the driving force behind the formation of Solventas, he is serving as our chairman to help accomplish the same for developing world surgeons who provide essential, lifesaving surgery. He attended St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kansas, graduating with a B.A. in business administration in 1975.
Marc S. Wilson, President/CEO
Mr. Wilson is an experienced international executive, a banking and financial services attorney and former Kansas Securities Commissioner. He has worked in both the private and public sector, with experience in international sales and marketing, formation of state and federal public policy, and service as a board member and employee of numerous nonprofit companies. As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Wilson handled banking, financial, private equity and mezzanine capital transactions. Prior to assuming his duties with Solventas, he served as Nueterra Holding’s Vice President for Strategic Philanthropy, where he wrote and administered Nueterra’s associate engagement and volunteerism program. He holds B.A. degrees in Political Science and African Studies from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and attended the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Mr. Wilson earned a J.D., M.B.A. and LL.M. (banking & financial law) at Boston University’s Graduate School of Management and School of Law.
John W. Reed, Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Reed manages hotel development with Sources of Solutions LLC in Aurora, Colorado. He is also a former director and current Goodwill Ambassador of Project C.U.R.E., a 28-year-old nonprofit that collects donated medical equipment and supplies and repurposes them for productive use in underdeveloped countries. Mr. Reed’s interest in Solventas and its model comes from his long service to Project C.U.R.E. and his belief in sustainable investments for the betterment of communities in need. Mr. Reed has served on the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Association, the Development Board of the Rocky Mountain MS Society, the Advisory Board of the Children’s Hospital Foundation, as chairman of the Relay for Life in five mountain communities and is co-chairing the 2014 Champions of Hope Gala for the American Cancer Society in Denver. He is actively involved in housing and healthcare projects in Cameroon, Ghana, Zambia and China. Mr. Reed attended Washburn University, Southern Methodist University, the University of Santa Monica and the University of Denver.
Dr. James F. Dockins, Director
Dr. Dockins is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Rockhurst University’s Helzberg School of Management. A former executive at hospitals in India, Saudi Arabia and Africa, he teaches classes in health systems and international business. His prior teaching experiences include courses taught in health ethics, health policy, health care systems, organizational behavior and operations management. Dr. Dockins’s research interests lie in health ethics, access to health care, health policy, patient satisfaction and employee satisfaction. Dr. Dockins is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Academy of Management and a member of the Kansas City Plaza Rotary. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Primaris, Missouri’s federally designated Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Dockins obtained an Ed.D. degree from the University of Memphis, and earned his M.B.A. from Lincoln University. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Missouri-Columbia.