Our leadership at Cancer Expert Now is the ideal blend of business savvy and medical expertise. Our leaders have been working in healthcare for more than a combined 100 years, and through them, have learned the nuances of the healthcare industry and cancer treatment, on both a professional and personal level.
Jeff W. Meehan
Co-Founder and CEO
For Jeff, Cancer Expert Now is personal. He wants to take his experience and give you the same access to an expert he was luckily enough to have in his time of need.
Jeff has been actively involved in cancer research, education and healthcare IT for over 25 years. He has started and sold numerous companies including Educational Concept in Medicine LLC, Broadleaf Creative Group LLC, and Strategic Edge Communications, Inc. As part of the Strategic Edge acquisition, he became the Chief Commercial Officer of MDOL, Inc. where he honed his skills in patient privacy and monetizing and leveraging “big data.” Jeff was instrumental in the November 2014 acquisition of MDOL, Inc. to the venture backed Ability Network, Inc. Jeff was recently honored by PM360, a well-respected health care publication with an entrepreneur award. He takes pride in mentoring young entrepreneurs across the tristate area.
Charles M. Balch, MD, PhD (hc)
President, Cancer Expert Now International
Dr. Charles M. Balch has led a distinguished career as a clinical and academic surgical oncologist for the past 39 years, as a leading authority in both melanoma and breast cancer. He is author of over 730 publications and has lectured in over 38 different countries in the world and most of the major academic centers in the United States. Dr. Balch is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, which is recognized as the leading journal in the world in its field.
In past years, Dr. Balch has served as Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2000-2005), and as President and CEO of the City of Hope National Medical Center (1996-1999). At the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, from 1985-1996, Dr. Balch served as Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Vice President of Hospital and Clinics, and Head of the Division of Surgery, among other positions. Dr. Balch’s leadership roles have involved the Society of Surgical Oncology (as President in 1992), the American Board of Surgery (Board of Directors), the Association of Academic Surgeons (President) and the Commission on Cancer (Chair, Board of Directors) and the American Joint Committee on Cancer (Executive Committee).
Richard Goldstein, MD
Chief Technology Officer
Combining over 20 years of clinical practice experience and development of electronic health record software, Rich has been able to find the nexus between effective clinical workflows and healthcare information technology. As an innovator in clinical record systems in an outpatient setting, he designed and developed EMR/EHR system resulting in improved clinician workflow and therefore greater adoption of EMR systems, increased bottom line of practices, and enhanced communication between clinicians-and-staff, and clinicians-and-patients.
Having navigated two EMR/EHR products to meaningful use certification (2011 edition and 2014 edition). He is uniquely aware of the impact of regulatory mandates in HIT on clinical practice, and can find ways to incorporate these requirements into clinically effective workflows which improve the user experience for physicians, staff and patients. He is also an expert in HIPAA privacy regulations, data integrity and security and in optimizing the user experience.
Chief Operating Officer
Jagruti is passionate about improving healthcare in the US and the world through the innovative use of technology, information and analytics combined with a compassionate human touch. She brings more than 20 years of senior executive experience in general management, operations, strategy, partnerships and acquisitions. In her most recent role as Executive Vice President at Wolters Kluwer Health, a global information and publishing company, she focused on healthcare analytics and business development in the US, India and China. Previously, Ms. Oza was Executive Vice President & General Manager at Solucient, LLC (now Truven Analytics/IBM Watson) and Management Consultant at Bain & Company. She is a former Board member of Oxfam America and currently Chairman of The Board at The Summit Area YMCA. She received her Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from University College London and an MBA at Harvard Business School.
Kimberly Biedka, PharmD, RPh
Customer Care Manager and Operations Staff
Kimberly has served as Customer Care Manager and Operations team member for Cancer Expert Now since 2016. Previously, she has worked with patients and doctors in pharmacies, hospitals, and hospice care. Having lost a family member to cancer, she understands the impact of the disease on patients and their families which motivates her every day in her work.
Kimberly graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Women’s Studies from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA and with a PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Worcester, MA. In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer and updating her super computer.