Cheryl Tama Oblander, J.D., MT (ASCP), TheraMind Services, Inc. Senior Vice President Vernon Hills, IL, July 10, 2019 – TheraMind Services, Inc., a leading provider of advanced health care treatment for neurological and behavioral disorders, is pleased to announce that [..]
Mark M. Heatwole
Chairman & President
Mark Heatwole is a co-founder and the President of TheraMind Services, Inc. Before founding the company, Mark served as President of Priva Technologies, Inc., a technology company engaged in the design and development of secure computer chips for the U.S. military and commercialization of such technology, including a unique platform for securely accessing and transferring confidential medical records. Prior to joining Priva, Mark was a capital partner at Winston & Strawn, LLP, specializing in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in high technology industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In addition to his career-long participation in financing and structuring medical device, pharmaceutical and other health related companies, Mark has studied advances in medical technology, including the development of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (“TMS”) therapy and clinical studies regarding its efficacy. The success of TMS therapy in treating drug resistant depression combined with several incidents of adolescent suicides in Chicago’s North Shore communities led him to start a company to provide access to this state-of-the-art technology for both physicians and their patients.
Dr. Sheldon Jordan, M.D., F.A.A.N.
Chief Medical Officer—Neurology
Dr. Jordan graduated from Brooklyn Tech in Industrial Design and completed his premedical studies at Harvard University. He majored in art, psychology and natural sciences at Johns Hopkins and was a Goldwyn Scholar and graduated from UCLA Medical School in 1977 with the Upjohn Award for best student in combined research and academics and the Gold Medal in Surgery. Thereafter, he undertook his Medical Internship, Residency and Fellowships in clinical neurophysiology while staffing the electroencephalography laboratory and electromyography laboratory and completed all studies in 1981.
Dr. Jordan is recognized as a top neurologist by Best Doctors in America, Who’s Who, Global Edition, and Super Doctors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine, American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, American Board of Addiction Medicine and American Board of Interventional Pain Medicine. In addition, he holds certifications by the American Society of Neuroimaging in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography and Ultrasonography. He is also a certified NeuroStar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Provider and treats patients using NeuroStar TMS Therapy.
He has taught on the faculty at UCLA and USC as Clinical Associate Professor; helped found the Stroke Service at UCLA; and participated in some of the early work in surgical monitoring, brain mapping and evoked potential physiology. Dr. Jordan has been in private practice in Westwood and Santa Monica since 1981 with emphasis on interventional pain management, neuroimaging, clinical neurophysiology and sports neurology. Dr. Jordan is also a neurology consultant for US Soccer Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, professional boxing and the NBA. He has also served as a consultant for the State of California, Commission of Judicial Performance.
Cheryl Tama Oblander, J.D., MT (ASCP)
Senior Vice-President, Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary
Prior to joining TheraMind, Cheryl was a partner and practiced law with two large international law firms, representing clients in a wide variety of industries, including health care providers, pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers. Her practice areas included federal and state employment law, employee benefits, fiduciary duties, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, executive employment and compensation agreements, hiring, discipline and terminations, employment policies, legal compliance, internal investigations and employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations. Cheryl was lead counsel of record in more than 100 cases, including every level of litigation from single-plaintiff matters to large scale complex and class actions. Her practice spanned the country and she is admitted to courts in multiple jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court.
With Theramind, Cheryl combines her many years of legal practice with her earlier health care experience. Prior to attending Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she had a decade of experience providing direct patient services. She had trained at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in its Medical Technology Program, received her Medical Technology license (American Society for Clinical Pathology), and became Senior Medical Technologist in the Department of Biochemistry. In that role, she was responsible for routine and emergency analyses of patient specimens for complex chemical and biological components, performed advanced trouble shooting for state of the art analytical equipment, evaluated test results, developed and modified clinical laboratory procedures, and established and monitored programs to ensure the accuracy of test results and to maintain compliance with all laboratory accrediting requirements.
As Director of our Vernon Hills Center, Georgia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of that Center and oversight of TMS therapists in the Midwest. She is a Gulf War veteran and flew as a surveillance operator onboard AWACS in Desert Storm. She also commanded and controlled the Milstar satellite constellation and worked as a Sensor Manager in the Combat Operations Division at the Joint Space Operations Center. After serving nearly 24-years in the U.S. military (USAF and the California Air National Guard), Georgia found a new calling in mental health care after witnessing the profound effects that trauma and depression have on individuals and their families. She is committed to making a positive impact for our patients by leveraging her caring nature with her diverse background in technology, training management, mentoring, coaching, team building and leadership.
Director – Santa Barbara Center, West Coast TMS Coordinator
As Director of our Santa Barbara Center, Branon is responsible for the day-to-day operations of that Center and oversight of TMS therapists on the West Coast. He is a certified TMS technician and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) technician. Branon graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, with a degree in behavioral neuroscience. During his time at Westmont, he completed a senior research experiment titled “Social Support as a Potential Buffer Against Stress-Induced Cognitive Deficiencies” and served several different clinical internships as well as a position in student government. Over the summer of 2015, Branon served at an orphanage for children with physical and mental disabilities in rural northern China. His experiences with a variety of different patient populations propelled him enthusiastically toward neuroscience and the clinical helping professions.