Ron is the father of two Global Explorers travelers who have participated in Global Explorers Leading the Way Programs for students with and without visual impairments.
Ron is an executive with Optum, which serves virtually every dimension of health care systems, working with diverse clients across 140 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care; deliver health services, and those who supply cures. His vast experience includes founding a healthcare IT service company that developed disease / wellness solutions in the U.S. and Canada, ER pen based solutions, ICU applications and pharmacogenomics decision support applications. He has been an entrepreneur, worked for multinational companies such as Ernst & Young and EDS, and has lived in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Ron has a passion for getting involved. Currently he is president of Colorado Healthcare Strategy & Management (CHSM), on the Advisory Board of Roosevelt University (Chicago, Il.) and on the board of No Barriers. He is the past president of the Colorado Neurological Institute, Advisory Board of Daniels Business School and one of the founding members of the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, an organization to educate the blind orphaned children in East Africa.