Tabula Rasa is led by a diverse yet cohesive board of directors, who share a commitment to improving lives and to advancing the goals and objectives of our companies. The Board is comprised of members drawn from careers in business, healthcare, finance, academia, and public service. They determine our strategy and policy, and they are dedicated to serving the interests of our company and our shareholders.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Calvin Knowlton is our co-founder and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since June 2014. He has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CareKinesis since May 2009. Dr. Calvin Knowlton founded excelleRx Inc., a national hospice medication management pharmacy serving the elderly, where he acted as President and Chief Executive Officer from April 1995 through July 2007. Dr. Calvin Knowlton has served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research since 2009, and the Evergreens Continuing Care Retirement Community Board of Trustees since 2011. He is the incoming Board Chair of the Evergreens Retirement Community effective as of January 1, 2017, has chaired the Board of Coriell Life Sciences, Inc. since 2011 and has served as a founding member of the Board of the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University since 2011. Dr. Calvin Knowlton served on the Board of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia from 2005 to 2011. Dr. Calvin Knowlton has been a member of the APhA Pharmacogenomics Task Force, as well as the national Pharmacogenomics Advisory Group since 2010 and 2011, respectively. Dr. Calvin Knowlton served as President of the American Pharmacists Association from 1994 to 1996, and President of the American Pharmacist Association Foundation from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Calvin Knowlton was awarded the highest national honor in pharmacy, the Remington Honor Medal, in 2015. Dr. Calvin Knowlton received his pharmacy degree from Temple University, his Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Pharmacoeconomics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Calvin Knowlton is married to Dr. Orsula Knowlton. The board of directors believes that Dr. Calvin Knowlton's extensive healthcare services and technology experience, coupled with previous experience founding companies, brings valuable observations to the board of directors on a broad range of matters relating to healthcare services and technology company operations and regulatory interactions.
Dr. Orsula Knowlton is our co-founder and has served as our President since June 2014. She has served as President and a director of CareKinesis since May 2009. She served in numerous positions, including Vice President and Chief Marketing, New Business Development and Strategy Officer, of excelleRx, Inc. from April 1995 through July 2007. Dr. Orsula Knowlton currently serves on the Board of Trustees, a position she has held since 2009, and has chaired the Quality Committee for Samaritan Hospice, Marlton, NJ since 2012. She has been a member of the Board of Trustees for the West Jersey Chamber Music Society from 2009. Dr. Orsula Knowlton served on the Dean's Advisory Board, School of Public Health, Drexel University, Philadelphia from 2008 through 2011; the founding Dean's Advisory Board of Jefferson School of Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA from 2009 through 2012; the Board of Advisors for the George Washington Institute on Spirituality and Health, Washington, DC from 2009 through 2012; and the Board of Trustees for Family Services, Mt. Holly, NJ (Oaks Integrated Care) from 2009 through 2012. Dr. Orsula Knowlton graduated from the University of the Sciences School of Pharmacy and Temple University's executive Masters in Business Administration program. Dr. Orsula Knowlton is married to Dr. Calvin Knowlton. The board of directors believes that Dr. Orsula Knowlton is qualified as a director based on her extensive marketing and strategy experience in the healthcare services and technology industry, coupled with her previous experience founding companies.
Mr. Bressner has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014, and as a director of CareKinesis since August 2010. Since September 2008, Mr. Bressner has served as a Managing Partner for Originate Ventures, a venture capital investment firm targeting early stage companies in the Mid-Atlantic region with a focus on medical devices, healthcare, consumer, information technology, web-based and commercial products. Mr. Bressner has been a Managing Partner with Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds since October 1985 and combined its fifth fund to help establish Originate Ventures. Mr. Bressner is Vice Chairman of NASDAQ-listed Innovative Solutions and Support Inc., a provider of flat panel display systems to the aerospace industry, and currently serves as the Chairman of its Audit Committee. Over his career, Mr. Bressner has served on the board of various health-related companies, including Access Health, Inc., UltraCision, Inc., CareGain, Inc. and FSAstore.com, Inc. Mr. Bressner has been a Partner and board member of Alum-a-Lift, Inc. since January 1987. He is currently a member of the Board of Governors of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The board of directors believes that Mr. Bressner's experience in venture capital makes him a valuable member of our board of directors.
Mr. Luehrs has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014, and as a director of CareKinesis since August 2010. Mr. Luehrs has served as the Managing Partner of Rittenhouse Ventures since January 2015, and its predecessor fund Emerald Stage2 Ventures, an early stage venture fund, since its founding in 2007. Prior to joining Rittenhouse Ventures, Mr. Luehrs was a Partner at Penn Valley Capital from July 2006 through June 2007 and a Partner at the Edison Venture Fund from December 1997 through June 2006. Mr. Luehrs previously served as a director of Octagon Research, Cadient and Innaphase. Mr. Luehrs received a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University following graduation from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. The board of directors believes Mr. Luehrs' prior director experience across the healthcare technology arena and his specific healthcare experience in pharmaceutical information technology makes him a valuable member of the board of directors.
Mr. Tunstall has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014 and as a director of CareKinesis since February 2012. Mr. Tunstall founded Tunstall Consulting, Inc. in 1980, which provides entrepreneurs with advisory services developing growth capital in the institutional capital markets. Mr. Tunstall has served as director on several boards, including excelleRx, Inc., Kforce Inc., Health Insurance Innovations, Inc., Advanced Lighting Technologies, Inc., JLM Industries, Inc., Horizon Medical Products, Inc., Discount Auto Parts, Inc., L.A.T. Sportswear and OrthoSynetics, Inc. (formerly Orthodontic Centers of America, Inc.). Mr. Tunstall is a CPA. Mr. Tunstall attended Widener College and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting. Because of his strong background of service on the boards of directors of numerous companies, his vast industry experience and his background as a successful strategic consultant for over 35 years advising a large number of companies in a variety of industries, the board of directors believes Mr. Tunstall has the qualifications and expertise necessary to serve on our board of directors.
Asher S. Dewhurst