Scott Rifkin, MD, Founder & Executive Chairman
A recognized entrepreneur and innovator in healthcare, Scott has more than 25 years of experience as a physician and healthcare executive. In addition to founding and serving as Executive Chairman of Real Time Medical Systems, Scott was founder and managing partner of Mid-Atlantic Health Care, LLC (MAHC) from 2003- 2017. MAHC owned and operated 21 skilled nursing centers (4000 beds) in Maryland and Pennsylvania. MAHC was a national leader in developing risk-based care models. The company had revenues of approximately $400 million annually and was sold at 200% of acquisition cost in 2017.
Scott is also Founder and Chairman of the Board of Provider Partners Health Plan, Inc. (PPHP). PPHP creates and operates Advantage plans known as Institutional Special Needs Plans (ISNPs) in Maryland and PA; and Five Star Physician Services, LLC which provides high quality medical providers to post-acute and long-term care facilities.
Scott was Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Mid-Atlantic Region) in 2017. Scott is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and George Washington University School of Medicine.
Thomas P. Dickerson, Vice Chairman & Secretary
Tom, the Vice Chairman and Secretary of Real Time, began his career in 1974 as a corporate attorney with Coudert Brothers, a New York law firm. In 1981 he became a health care investment banker, first at Lehman Brothers from 1980 to 1985, and then at E.F. Hutton where he was named co-head of the health care investment banking group in 1986. In 1988, Mr. Dickerson joined Tullis-Dickerson & Co., Inc., a Greenwich, CT – based health care venture capital firm, and from 1990 until 2009 served as Chairman. The firm managed in excess of $350 million, investing in over 50 portfolio companies in all sectors of the health care industry.
Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of Five Star Physician Services, a post-acute and long-term care medical practice and management company, and Provider Partners Health Plan, Inc., a Medicare Advantage HMO plan for long-term care residents. From 2008 to 2014, Tom was the chairman of United World College-USA, an international secondary school based in New Mexico, as well as a director of United World Colleges International from 2011 – 2014.
Tom earned his B.A. cum laude in economics from Harvard College in 1971, his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974, and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1979.
Joan P. Neuscheler, Board Member
Joan has more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare industry executive in operations and financial management, private equity investment, fund raising, and strategic guidance. Joan also serves as CFO of Five Star Physician Services, LLC, a post-acute and long-term care medical practice and management company and Founder/Partner of Aura Equity Partners, LLC, a healthcare advisory firm.
Prior to forming Aura Equity Partners, Joan spent 19 years as a General Partner of multiple healthcare venture capital (VC) funds. Joan also served as President and CFO of the VC management company. During this time, Joan led multiple investments in over fifteen portfolio companies through various stages of development, including start-ups and mature companies, guiding companies through mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and business turnarounds. She also provided operational, financial, and strategic planning advice to achieve successful financings and exits.
Joan’s board and investment experience includes: Adams Respiratory Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that developed the Mucinex® brand; Quadramed, Inc., offering software and service solutions for healthcare enterprises; and IntelliClaim, Inc., a company delivering claims performance improvement, regulatory compliance services and IT products to healthcare payers.
Joan currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Real Time Medical Systems, LLC, Five Star Physician Services, LLC; Provider Partners Health Plan, Inc., a Medicare Advantage HMO plan for long-term care residents and Trophikos, Inc., a clinically supported nutritional supplement company. Joan earned a BBA and MBA from Pace University.
Pamela McKenzie Williams, Board Member
Pamela McKenzie Williams is Vice President of SunBridge Capital Management where she is responsible for management of acquisitions and investments. Since 1995, Ms. Williams has worked across the portfolio of Bainum family investments, including but not limited to, Sunburst Hospitality Corporation, Choice Hotels (NYSE: CHH), and Realty Investment Company. In addition to her role at SunBridge, Ms. Williams is the CEO and President of Sunburst Hospitality and the Vice President and General Counsel of Realty Investment Company.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Williams was an associate at Hogan & Hartson, LLC (currently known as Hogan Lovells) concentrating her practice in bankruptcy and real estate development and acquisitions.
Ms. Williams currently serves on the boards of Sunsure Assurance, Inc., a South Carolina Captive Insurance Company, Sunburst Hospitality Corporation, and Peaceable Street Capital. Ms. Williams holds a Juris Doctorate and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jurisprudence from the University of Baltimore.
Timothy Buono, Board Member
As an experienced healthcare executive, Tim has spent over 30 years engaged in strategy, investment, and corporate development within the healthcare services and technology-enabled sectors. In his role as Executive Vice President, Tim will draw upon his industry experience to guide the organization’s corporate development initiatives and growth strategies among acute, post-acute, and payer markets.
Prior to joining Real Time, Tim held key leadership positions at prominent healthcare organizations including his most recent position with U.S. Renal Care, where he served as the Chief Development Officer – Dialysis. Additionally, Tim had spent several years with Surgical Care Affiliates, which became part of OptumHealth (part of Optum and United Health Group) as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, managing growth and investment transactions related to physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers, and related provider organizations. Prior to SCA/Optum, Tim was responsible for business development and health plan strategy at CVS/MinuteClinic, the provider arm of CVS/Health.
Tim holds a BA in Economics from Connecticut College and attended the Executive MBA Program at Columbia University.
Nancy Cocozza, Board Member
Recognized as a highly esteemed leader within the healthcare industry, Nancy has over 30 years of extensive payer side experience, through the evolution of Managed Care, quality-based reimbursement systems, risk-bearing payer/provider partnerships and the growth of Government Programs. With her vast experience within the payer market, she advises Real Time on product enhancements in helping payers work more collaboratively with their post-acute network to achieve value-based initiatives.
Nancy has held a multitude of leadership positions amongst respected healthcare companies and swiftly rose to executive leadership positions at prominent health plan organizations where she served more than 4 million Medicare members nationwide through a robust portfolio of Medicare Advantage plans, prescription drug plans, and Medicare Supplement plans.
During her most recent role as the Head of Medicare, Senior Vice President with Aetna, she led the business to outperform industry growth trends each year and achieved the highest percentage of members in 4 and 4+ star rated plans in the last 4 of 5 years of her tenure.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Philadelphia University and currently serves as a board member for Privia Health Group and Wider Circle, as well as multiple advisory boards focused on healthcare accessibility and equity, for our nation’s vulnerable, older Americans