Jeffrey M. Busch
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman & President
Mr. Busch has served as Chairman and President of our Company from August 2015 to present and has served as Chief Executive Officer of our Company since August 2017. He has served as a Director since September 2014. Mr. Busch has been an active investor in the real estate industry since 1985. His experience includes developing numerous properties in various asset classes, owning and managing real estate in several states, including rental housing, and a wide variety of commercial real estate. Since 2001, Mr. Busch has also served as President of Safe Blood International Foundation, where he oversees the establishment of medical facilities in 35 developing nations, funded by the CDC and USAID, Exxon Mobil, and the Gates Foundation. Mr. Busch has had presidential appointments in two presidential administrations, one in the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs and the other at the United Nations in Geneva, where he served as a United States delegate. Mr. Busch served as a director of American Pacific Bankcorp, Inc. (APB) through February 2020. Mr. Busch also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avant Diagnostics, Inc. (AVDX), a cancer diagnostics company, and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in innovative cancer treatment therapies. Mr. Busch holds a B.A. from New York University in the Stern School of Business, a Masters of Public Administration from New York University, and a J.D. from Emory University.
In July 2012, Dr. Cypher joined the faculty at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business as the director of the Real Estate Finance Initiative (since April 2015, the Steers Center for Global Real Estate). He serves as a professor of real estate at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and tailors coursework to teach the Four Quadrants of the real estate capital markets— public, private, debt and equity. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a director at Invesco Real Estate where he was responsible for oversight of the underwriting group, which acquired $10.2 billion worth of institutional real estate during his leadership tenure. Dr. Cypher personally underwrote $1.5 billion of acquisitions culminating with the purchase of 230 Park Avenue in New York, which Invesco acquired on behalf of its client capital in June 2011. He also oversaw the valuations group, which marked to market Invesco’s more than $13 billion North American portfolio, and served as a member of the firm’s investment committee and investment strategy group. He has held positions as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University and a Visiting Professor at University of Texas at Arlington.
Dr. Cypher received his Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University and both his Master’s and Doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Chairman Ex Officio
Mr. Zhang has approximately 20 years of experience in real estate development in China. Mr. Zhang currently serves as President of Henan Real Estate Chamber of Commerce (March 2010 until present), Vice-President of Industry & Commerce Association of the Henan Province (July 2012 until present), as a graduate tutor of Zhengzhou University (May 2011 until present) and as a member of the Henan Provincial Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (2012 until present). From 1994 to 2001, he worked at Xingye Real Estate as general manager, where he was responsible for its overall operations. Mr. Zhang co-founded Henan Zensun Real Estate Co., Ltd., one of the top 100 property development companies in China. From 1983 to 1994, Mr. Zhang held various positions at the then Light Industry Bureau of Henan Province, the governmental authority in charge of the light industry in the Henan Province and its associated collectively-owned enterprises. Mr. Zhang was awarded "Outstanding Real Estate Developer of Henan Province" by the Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of Henan Province in 2011 and "Outstanding Real Estate Developer of Zhengzhou" by the Housing Security and Real Estate Administration Bureau of Zhengzhou in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Mr. Zhang was named "Individual with Outstanding Contribution to Market Economy of Henan Real Estate Industry" by Henan Daily and the Private Economy Research Association of Henan Province.
Mr. Zhang received a Bachelor’s degree in radio science from Zhengzhou University in July 1983 and an Executive MBA degree from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University in July 2013. Mr. Zhan received his senior engineer qualification from the People’s Government of Henan Province in December 1996 and his first class construction engineer qualification from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development in May 2012.
Ronald C. Marston
Mr. Marston has more than 30 years of experience in international healthcare and is known as an international authority on healthcare systems and trends. In 1973, Mr. Marston joined HCA International (now Health Care Corporation of America), a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America and was employed there through 1990. In 1987, he was promoted to President and CEO of HCA International Company with responsibility for all development and operations internationally. Under Mr. Marston’s leadership, HCA International Company grew to include 10 hospitals and 7 nursing homes in the United Kingdom; 10 hospitals in Australia; 5 hospitals and 55 clinics in Central and South America; a management contract for the restructuring of the Singapore General Hospital; a commissioning and management contract for the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the longest standing recruitment contract in the Saudi Arabia. Hospital Corporation of America sold HCA International in 1989 after the company elected to go private. After the sale, Mr. Marston and his management team acquired certain assets and management contracts and he became the founder, Chairman, and CEO of the resulting privately held company, Health Care Corporation of America, a position he held until 2004 when he started two companies of his own, Southern Manor Living Centers LLC and HCAA Management Company. Mr. Marston is the founder and serves as CEO of Southern Manor Living Centers LLC, three assisted living facilities in Tennessee, and HCCA Management Company, the manager and 52% owner of Southern Manor Living Centers LLC.
Mr. Marston’s previous experience was with Vanderbilt University and Medical Center from 1968 to 1973. Prior to joining Vanderbilt, he was responsible for the training and administration of the 400 bed, Twelfth Evacuation Hospital located in Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam. Mr. Marston holds a Bachelor Degree from Tennessee Technological University; a Certificate in Healthcare Administration from the Academy of Health Service; and a Ph.D. in Management from California Western University.
Roscoe Moore Jr.
Until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr. served with the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and was responsible for the last twelve years of his career for global development support within the Office of the Secretary, HHS, with primary emphasis on Continental Africa and other less developed countries. Dr. Moore was a career officer within the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service entering with the U.S. National Institutes of Health and rising to the rank of Assistant United States Surgeon General within the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS. Dr. Moore served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”). He was with the Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, before becoming Senior Epidemiologist within the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC. Dr. Moore has conducted clinical research on infectious diseases, has evaluated the safety and effectiveness of medical devices, and has conducted relevant epidemiological research on the utilization experience and human health effects of medical devices and radiation.
Dr. Moore served on the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board of Directors, NIH from 2009 to 2013. He served on the Alumni Board of Directors, School of Public Health, University of Michigan from 1987 to 1993. Dr. Moore served on the Dean’s Alumni Council, Bloomberg School of Public Health, at Johns Hopkins University from 1998 to 2002. He has also served as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Environmental Health for the University of Washington, Seattle from 1994 to 2003 and as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, for the Medical University of Southern Africa, Pretoria, South Africa from 1999 to 2002. He served on the Board of Directors for the Africa Center for Health and Human Security, at George Washington University from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Moore served as an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, at University of Hanoi, Vietnam from 1999 to 2002. Dr. Moore is the Founder and President of PH RockWood Corporation, which is focused on the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases worldwide. Dr. Moore has served on the Board of Directors for Biodefense Gamma LLC since 2009, a company that specializes in purified gamma globulin therapy for a number of infectious diseases. Dr. Moore serves on the Board of Trustees for Friends of the University of Stellenbosch Foundation, a position he has held since 2005, the Board of Directors for the Safe Blood for China Foundation, a position he has held since 2004, and the Board of Directors for Constituency for Africa since 2004, and is its Interim Chairman.
Dr. Moore received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Tuskegee Institute; his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan; and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Henry E. Cole
Mr. Cole serves as President of Global Development International, LLC, a position he has held since 2007, where he provides development support, management and oversight for companies and varied program initiatives in medical and healthcare programs and products, including — Instant Labs Medical Diagnostics, Inc. (molecular diagnostics, hospital based infections), MedPharm, Inc. (global and developing country hospital and clinic support), MPRC Group, LTD (medical equipment, medical system planning and support throughout the Middle East), and various others. Mr. Cole previously served from 1989 to 2005 as President and Corporate Officer at Futures Group International and Futures Group Holdings. Under his direction, corporate programs expanded to offices in over 40 countries. As lead independent director, Mr. Cole presides at the regularly scheduled executive sessions of the independent directors.
Mr. Cole has served on the boards of numerous organizations including the Millennium Project from 1996 to 2006; the Futures Institute for Sustainable Development from 2001 to 2005; Foundation Against HIV and AIDS from 2007 to 2011; Kids Save International from 2006 to 2012; Triple Win International from 2008 to 2013; and others. He has worked in over 28 countries, with in-depth experience in Egypt, Turkey, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Sudan, Sahelian Africa, Haiti, Trinidad, Bahamas, Philippines, Indonesia and India. His undergraduate studies were from Yale University and graduate studies from Johns Hopkins University, both in economics.
Zhang Huiqi, was appointed as a Director on March 30, 2016. Ms. Zhang is currently the supervisor for Henan Hongguang Real Estate Limited, a company primarily engaged in property development in China, and Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited, a company mainly engaged in property construction and management. She has held such supervisory position since January 2013 for Henan Hongguang Real Estate Limited and September 2013 for Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited. These companies are controlled by Mr. Zhang Jingguo. Ms. Zhang is the daughter of Mr. Zhang Jingguo.
Prior to Heng Hongguang Real Estate Limited and Henan Zensun Corporate Development Company Limited, Ms. Zhang was a full-time student. Ms. Zhang graduated from the University College London and obtained a Master of Science in Project and Enterprise Management in 2015. She holds a Master of Science in Management from the University of Leicester (2013) and a Bachelor of Management in Business Administration (Information Management
Paula R. Crowley
Ms. Crowley has over 40 years of real estate experience and has worked with Anchor Health Properties (“Anchor”), which she co-founded in 1987 and served as Chief Executive Officer until October 2015, when Anchor was sold to Brinkman Management and Development. Since October 2015, Ms. Crowley has continued to be involved with Anchor, serving as its Chairman from October 2015 through November 2017 and as its Chair Emeritus since November 2017. Anchor is a national full-service real estate development, management and investment company that focuses on healthcare properties. Prior to Anchor, Ms. Crowley spent eight years as Development Director with The Rouse Company of Columbia, Maryland, where she was responsible for the development of urban retail projects. Ms. Crowley received a BA from Middlebury College, a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
Ms. Wittman has over 35 years of real estate experience and has served as the Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Rock Partners Acquisition Corp. since September 2017. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Wittman was the Chief Financial Officer of Care Capital Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CCP) (“Care Capital”), a public healthcare REIT with a diversified portfolio of triple-net leased properties focused on the post-acute sector, which merged with Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. in 2017. While at Care Capital, Ms. Wittman was responsible for all accounting, reporting, internal control, tax, capital markets, investor relations and marketing activities. Prior to Care Capital, Ms. Wittman was Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations at Ventas, Inc. (“Ventas”), a REIT with a diverse portfolio of more than 1,600 assets consisting of senior housing communities, medical office buildings, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and other properties. While at Ventas, Ms. Wittman oversaw all capital markets, investor relations and marketing activities and was responsible for Ventas’ corporate analyst team. Under Ms. Wittman’s leadership, Ventas successfully raised over $11 billion in debt and equity capital. Prior to her time at Ventas, Ms. Wittman served in a number of finance, accounting and capital markets-related roles at various companies, including General Growth Properties, Big Rock Partners, LLC and Heitman Financial. She also served on the Board of Directors and as Head of the Audit Committee of Green Realty Trust, Inc. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of IMH Financial Corporation (“IMH”), a real estate investment and finance company, since July 2014, and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee of IMH. Ms. Wittman received an M.B.A., Finance and Accounting from the University of Chicago, an M.C.P., Housing and Real Estate Finance from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Clark University. Ms. Wittman was recommended to the Board by current directors of the Company.