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John Michael Cataldi, Chief Executive Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer of Clear Health Pass (CHP), Brent Hill brings financial leadership experience to the organization. With a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA, Mr. Hill has held several senior financial positions over the last 26 years in various industries, including banking, transportation, telecommunications, biotechnology, and real estate. Mr. Hill’s expertise extends to merger and acquisition transactions, having participated in over 40 deals in the U.S. and EU, ranging from $10M to $2.3B. After spending 12 years working in the EU, including five years in London and seven years in Paris, Mr. Hill returned to the U.S. Most recently worked with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Inc. (STOFI) as CFO. During his time with STOFI, Mr. Hill advised on a bank acquisition project and restructuring the “box beef” program, served on the Board of the STOFI bottled juice operation, expanded the tobacco operation, and coordinated the development of a zero tax Per Capita program. Once fully implemented, this program is estimated to save between $100 to $200 in federal income taxes per year for individual Seminole tribal members. Mr. Hill’s leadership and expertise in finance and business will be instrumental in driving Clear Health Pass toward success. His contributions to STOFI and extensive mergers and acquisitions experience demonstrate his ability to lead and achieve results.

William Brent Hill, Chief Finance Officer

John Michael Cataldi, a distinguished leader in various industries, including HealthTech, FinTech, E-Commerce, International Trade, and Government Contracting, is currently serving as the Interim CEO of Clear Health Pass (CHP). Cataldi has established a foundational tribal domicile for CHP within the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe’s newly established BioScience Group, and actively engages with a consortium of tribes to domicile and operate various aspects of the CHP venture.

As the Co-Managing Partner of the Native American Venture Fund, Cataldi manages a series of impact investment funds promoting environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) development activities for indigenous tribes throughout North America. Under his leadership, the fund leverages unique contracting preferences, tax incentives, and other competitive advantages legislatively granted to Federally recognized tribes. Cataldi’s commitment to advancing the sciences and the law is evident through his educational pursuits, including advanced studies in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and his pursuit of a Juris Doctorate in Tribal Sovereignty and Constitutional Law. He also served eight years in the US Army. With his extensive experience as the COO of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc. where he managed 47 businesses, including all merger, acquisition, investment, and disposition activities, Cataldi has proven his ability to lead complex organizations.

As an active member of multiple service organizations, including the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Cataldi is dedicated to positively impacting the world. Investors can trust in his leadership and authority to drive Clear Health Pass and the Native American Venture Fund toward success.

Dr. Peter A. Zvejnieks, Chief Medical - CLIA Network (CLN)

Dr. Peter A. Zvejnieks is a highly accomplished Medical Director at CLN, whose extensive experience and expertise have been invaluable to the Clear Health Pass mission. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University in 1993 and a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989, where he earned a grade of A. Dr. Zvejnieks also attended Tulane University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree. With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Zvejnieks is a seasoned expert in patient care, lifestyle management, and risk assessment testing. He has contributed significantly to the Clear Health Pass mission by providing oversight in patient lifestyle and onboarding information to provide a holistic approach to CHPs Risk Assessment Testing. Dr. Zvejnieks’ extensive knowledge and expertise in molecular biology have been crucial in developing innovative diagnostic and treatment protocols for patients. His dedication to delivering high-quality healthcare services and his commitment to patient-centered care have been the hallmark of his career. Dr. Zvejnieks is widely recognized for his exceptional leadership, clinical excellence, and his ability to inspire and motivate his colleagues to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.

Dr. Vidhya Narayanan, HCLD (ABB), MDXT (AAB), Director of Laboratory, R&D & Performance Testing - CLIA Network (CLN)

Dr. Vidhya Narayanan is a highly experienced Director of Laboratory, R&D, Performance Testing, and Clinicals who has dedicated over 15 years to high-complexity molecular testing clinical laboratories. She holds a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Madras. Her expertise includes microbiology, molecular biology, genetic testing, virology, bacteriology, Parasitology, genetics and genetic engineering, biotechnology, immunology, general chemistry, hematology quality control, and compliance.

Dr. Narayanan is an expert in statistical analysis and has extensive experience developing quality control and standard operating procedures. Dr. Narayanan’s career history includes serving as the Lab Director for Premier Medical Laboratory Services and Lifebrite Laboratories, where she supervised clinical operations, managed research and development activities, and implemented quality control monitoring procedures. She has
also served as a Clinical Lab Manager, Technical Lab Consultant, Technical Supervisor/Chief Science Officer, and Product Development Specialist in various organizations, where she provided technical support and developed standard operating procedures.

Dr. Narayanan’s experience in high-complexity molecular testing clinical laboratories and her expertise in developing quality control and standard operating procedures make her a valuable asset to Clear Health Pass’s rapid product development and testing cycle. As the Director of Laboratory, R&D, Performance Testing, and Clinicals, she can provide technical support and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations. Dr. Narayanan’s dedication to quality and her expertise in molecular testing make her an invaluable leader and asset to Clear Health Pass as a strategic lab partner.

Eric Ramos, Chief Tribal Liaison for Tribal Enterprises with CHP

Eric Ramos is a distinguished leader as the President of Business Operations for the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe and serves as the Chief Tribal Liaison for Clear Health Pass. Mr. Ramos is responsible for developing and managing the Tribe’s diverse business interests, including the newly created BLREDCO BioScience Ventures and Clear Health Pass as its appointed tribal agent. He focuses on providing access to healthcare, pandemic testing,
and supplies for Native Americans, rural communities, and disenfranchised Americans. Mr. Ramos leads a multi-intra-tribal economic initiative in an industry dominated by special interests and non-minorities, demonstrating his exceptional leadership skills and dedication to promoting tribal equality.

In addition to his role with Clear Health Pass, Mr. Ramos manages several other tribal assets, including the Blue Lake Casino, a 45,000-square-foot gaming facility in Blue Lake, California. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting and a Minor in Computer Information Systems at Humboldt State University in 1996. Before working on Tribal interests full-time, Mr. Ramos held the position of Treasury Manager at Turnstone Systems. He actively managed a cash and investment portfolio of over $270 million in this sizeable post-IPO start-up company. His duties included international investments and management of transactions in dozens of foreign currencies. Before Turnstone, Mr. Ramos worked as an auditor for KPMG in Silicon Valley.

His client list included high-profile public and private companies, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, and Daimler Chrysler Research & Development. Mr. Ramos is dedicated to channeling the success of Blue Lake Rancheria’s business operations into widespread community involvement and investment. He has steered the Tribe’s giving budgets into education, community infrastructure improvements, and public health and safety services, demonstrating his commitment to community welfare. Mr. Ramos also represents Blue Lake Rancheria as their Tribal delegate in CNIGA – the California Nations Indian Gaming Association – where he works with other Tribes across California on legal, operational, and planning issues affecting Indian Country. His leadership and dedication to advancing tribal interests make him an essential asset to the Clear Health
Pass team.

Sil Bronder, Director of Operations, Diversity, and Inclusion

Silvia Bronder brings over a decade of operational experience, from project management in Industrial Construction to including CPG facilities such as Amazon Automation and Warehousing to High-Complexity Laboratory design and buildout. Bronder serves as Director of US Operations, Diversity, and Inclusion at Clear Health Pass. Throughout her career, she has performed various leadership, project management, finance, compliance, and diversity inclusion, including projects ranging from $5M-25Mwith the most significant project over $200M.

At Clear Health Pass, Silvia oversees all aspects of the company’s operations, including lab processing, technology development, packaging, logistics, manufacturing, and strategic partner negotiations. Her expertise in financial analysis and project management and her experience in inclusion groups and mentorship programs bring a unique perspective to her role, ensuring that diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of Clear
Health Pass’s operations. Her keen attention to detail ensures that Clear Health Pass operational readiness will position the company as a comprehensive and competitive player in the diagnostic testing market within 24 months.

Waleed Qawasmi, Director of Technology and PaaS Development

Waleed Qawasmi is a visionary Director of Technology and PaaS Development. With a strong background in computational astrophysics, Waleed has utilized his expertise to lead the development of advanced technology platforms, integrating AI and deep learning for efficient and effective health diagnostics. Waleed’s career spans several prestigious organizations, including Amazon, AWS, and Twitch, where he played a vital role in developing high-traffic systems that serve millions of users. As the founder and CEO of an ad-tech startup, he automated the connection of businesses with social media influencers, creating a seamless experience for large-scale campaigns. With his background in developing full-stack applications for clients, Waleed brings a unique perspective to health diagnostics. His expertise in integrating AI and deep learning technologies into health diagnostics platforms transforms the industry and paves the way for more accurate and efficient patient care. As the Director of Technology and PaaS Development, Waleed is at the forefront of innovation, spearheading the development of advanced health diagnostics platforms that incorporate the latest technologies. His vision and leadership drive the Clear Health Pass mission to revolutionize healthcare through cutting-edge technology.

Phil Gritzmaker, Senior Strategist – Distribution and Partner Channels

Phil Gritzmaker is an accomplished Distribution Strategist working closely with the Clear Health Pass team to develop strategic partnerships and distribution channels to support their mission of providing a safe and healthy environment for all. With over 17 years of experience as the owner of G-Force Medical, LLC, Phil has been instrumental in developing various product lines throughout the Northeast. Phil’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine from Adrian College, focusing on Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

He has also continued his professional development through G-Force Consulting, LLC, which has allowed him to expand his expertise in product development and distribution strategies. Phil’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry, combined with his keen business acumen, has made him an invaluable asset to the Clear Health Pass team. His focus on developing and fostering strong relationships with partners and distributors has been instrumental in the continued success of the product categories. As the Distribution Strategist for Clear Health Pass, Phil is working tirelessly to ensure that the product reaches a broader audience and helps to create a safer environment for everyone. His passion for healthcare and dedication to excellence make him a valuable Clear Health Pass team member. His contributions to the company’s continued success will undoubtedly be felt for years.

Jane Sykes, Ph.D, ACVIM – Infectious Diseases & Zoonotic Transmission – Board Advisor

Dr. Jane Sykes, Ph.D, is a highly accomplished veterinary scientist and expert in infectious diseases of dogs and cats. She brings her extensive expertise to the Clear Health Pass mission as a board advisor, focusing on zoonotic transmission and pandemic response.

 Dr. Sykes received her BVSc (Hons) and PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and her MBA from the University of Georgia Terry School of Business. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine) and has received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the ACVIM Forum research abstract and scientific poster session competition winner.
Dr. Sykes has published extensively in academic journals and has authored several book chapters on infectious diseases, including fungal infections, coccidioidomycosis, and vector-borne diseases. Her research focuses on infectious diseases of dogs and cats, particularly emphasizing those of public health significance, such as leptospirosis, fungal diseases, and antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections. 

In addition to her research, Dr. Sykes is also a respected leader in the veterinary field, with a specialty focus on clinical infectious diseases of dogs and cats, public health, veterinary leadership, business, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Her contributions to the veterinary field have been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the Dwight’s Prize for Veterinary Microbiology and the CVDL Prize for Excellence in Clinical Pathology.

Prof. Benn R. Konsynski, P.h.D., Top 5 IS Global Expert- Board Advisor

Dr. Benn R. Konsynski is a board advisor to Clear Health Pass, bringing his expertise as a prominent researcher and educator in information systems and technology. He holds the George S. Craft Professor of Business Administration and Computer Information Systems at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. With a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Konsynski has taught at several universities, including the University of Arizona and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Konsynski’s research interests include the economics of information technology, the impact of information technology on organizations and markets, and the design and management of large-scale information systems. 

He has published numerous articles in academic journals and authored several books, including “Information Technology and the Corporation of the 1990s” and “Competing on Internet Time: Lessons from Netscape and Its Battle with Microsoft.” Dr. Konsynski has also served on the board of directors of several technology companies, leveraging his extensive experience in the business world. With his expertise in incorporating deep
learning and AI in information systems and technology, Dr. Konsynski plays a vital role in Clear Health Pass’s mission to develop future human diagnostic testing formats and vertical applications from the company’s R&D efforts, particularly from clinical in-field use. Dr. Konsynski has received numerous awards and honors, including being named a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and a Fellow of the Society for
Information Management. BusinessWeek has recognized him as one of the world’s top ten business school professors.


Admiral Robert P. Wright (RADM, U.S. Navy, Ret) Rear Adm. (ret) – Board Advisor

Admiral Robert P. Wright (RADM, U.S. Navy, Ret) is a distinguished and transformative leader with extensive experience applying Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI to various fields. During his time in the Navy, Wright successfully directed the merger of two large fleet commands and reduced their combined staff by 465 by analyzing a $300M+ budget. He also expanded the scope of the Navy Space and Network Warfare Program to
encompass multiple high-tech domains and guided mergers and acquisitions to grow the program from 14 to 34 subordinate commands. Wright’s strategic vision and leadership were crucial in establishing the new “Information Warfare” discipline. 

As the CEO of Baker Street Scientific, Wright continues to apply his expertise in big data analysis and AI to change the decision-making processes of the US government and Fortune business leaders. Under his leadership, Baker Street Scientific has developed a deep machine learning and AI platform that processes extensive data analysis to reveal actionable intelligence. Wright’s innovative approach to data analysis is driving significant advancements in decision-making processes.

Wright is also a board member of the Native American Venture Fund (NAVF) and Clear Health Pass Holdings. For Clear Health Pass, his specialization in significant data parsing and machine learning guides the development of a Zoonotic Defense Platform. This platform uses predictive analysis to study infections that spread between people and animals based on genetic, geographic, and environmental factors. Throughout his career,
Wright has directed and supported numerous highly technical demonstrations and proofof-concept initiatives, many of which were classified and provided warfighters with a significant threat advantage. His exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and data analysis and AI expertise make him an asset to any organization, driving significant progress and innovation in various fields.


Honorable Lynn Dee Rapp – Board Advisor

Lynn Dee Rapp is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a managing partner of SeaCrest Investment Management, a native/minority-owned investment firm specializing in providing financial solutions for American Indian Tribes and institutional clients. With over 25 years of experience in finance and investment, Lynn is a former Senior Vice President and Registered Wealth Advisor for Morgan Stanley, where she managed accounts for many American Indian Tribes and their affiliates. 

She holds a BS degree in Administration and is a Registered Nurse. Lynn is an accomplished tribal activist and speaker, providing educational programs for various organizations, including the National Indian Gaming Association, National Indian Education Association, and the Native American Finance Officers Association. She is a former chairperson of the National Congress of American Indian’s Finance and Investment Committee and a long-term board member of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development. 

Currently, Lynn serves on the board of the Native American Venture Fund (NAVF), Clear Health Pass Holdings, American Indian College Fund, and the American Indian Business Leaders Association. She is also active in her local community, having served on the Board of Directors of the Rapid Loan Fund, an economic development loan program for Rapid City, South Dakota. Additionally, Lynn is a member of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force for socially responsible investing and is on the advisory committee for the “Prudent Practices for Native American Investment Advisors” project. Lynn’s dedication to social responsibility is evident through her involvement with various organizations, including the American Indian Business Leaders Association and the Wellspring therapeutic program for adolescents. She is also a member of the Board for the Black Hills Center for American Indian Health. She has served on the Advisory Board of Rainwater Medical, a Mayo Clinic enterprise created to provide remote medical care
to Tribal Nations. With homes in Minnesota and South Dakota and offices in New York and South Dakota, Lynn brings a unique perspective and leadership to the organizations she serves.

Patrick Crocker, Esq. – Clear Health Pass Senior Outside General Council

Patrick D. Crocker is a highly experienced lawyer and Senior outside General Counsel to Clear Health Pass, providing valuable legal guidance and support to the organization. With over three decades of experience in the field, Patrick has established himself as an expert in corporate and federal regulatory law. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in 1986 and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law with a J.D. in 1989, Patrick is the co-founder and partner at Crocker & Crocker, P.C. in Kalamazoo, MI. His dedication to providing exceptional legal services to his clients has earned him the distinction of BV Distinguished. As Senior outside General Counsel to Clear Health Pass, Patrick provides legal advice on various issues, including regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, and risk management. He also works closely with outside regulatory counsel to ensure the organization complies with all relevant laws and regulations. Patrick’s extensive experience in the field makes him an invaluable asset to any biotech diagnostic organization. His list of services would include legal research, drafting and reviewing contracts, advising on regulatory compliance, and providing guidance on risk management. With his sharp legal mind and dedication to excellence, Patrick is the perfect choice for any organization looking for a top-tier legal advisor.

Edgar J. Asebey, Esq. – Clear Health Pass Outside Regulatory Council (FDA)

Edgar J. Asebey is a Clear Health Pass regulatory attorney and founding partner of Keller Asebey Life Science Law PLLC. He has been practicing regulatory and transactional law for over 20 years and advises clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biologics, medical device, food, and dietary supplement industries. Mr. Asebey represents clients before the FDA, USDA, CBP, FTC, CPSC, and EPA, and performs regulatory due diligence to support financings, public offerings, and M&A transactions. 

Mr. Asebey is known for his expertise in FDA-related issues. He has been working with the FDA to ensure Clear Health Pass’s regulatory compliance, communications concerning FDA regulations and approvals, and interpretation of regulatory law to optimize business opportunities. He also advises emerging life science companies on patent portfolio development, pharmacoeconomic, and clinical trial development. He provides regulatory compliance, due diligence, and transactional services to hemp/CBD, cannabis/marijuana, and psychedelic drug discovery companies. Mr. Asebey’s early career includes serving as Patent and Licensing Advisor to the Natural Products Branch of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and founding Andes Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a natural products drug discovery company. 

He served as in-house counsel to two life sciences companies and was an equity partner in Jones Day’s Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Group. Mr. Asebey holds a law degree from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) and is licensed to practice law in Florida and Washington, D.C. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI), Dade County Bar Association, and Florida.

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