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Advisory Board

Scott T. Friesen
Founder and CEO
Newport Credentialing Solutions

Scott Friesen is the founder and CEO of Newport Credentialing Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of physician credentialing, expirables management, re-credentialing, reporting and analytics solutions. Mr. Friesen also provides business advisory services for Science House. Science House’s mission is to support science by bringing scientists and business people together for talks and workshops, making seed stage investments in high tech companies, and funding projects which get kids excited about science.

Prior to founding Newport, Mr. Friesen worked as the Regional Vice President of Provider Services for Apollo Health Street. Apollo provides business processing outsourcing services for hospitals, physicians, insurance carriers and IT providers. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Friesen worked for Stockamp & Associates and PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Revenue Cycle Management consultant where he specialized in financial analysis, process and operational improvements for academic medical centers and health systems. Mr. Friesen has extensive experience providing long term solutions for clients such as: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, The University of Pennsylvania Health System, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The University of Virginia, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, amongst others.

Scott has a MA in American Religious History from Yale University and a BA in American History, and a second BA in Philosophy from Calvin College.


James Jorasch
Founder and CEO
Science House

James is the founder of Science House, an organization dedicated to supporting science, which also makes investments in high tech companies. James is a parallel entrepreneur and a named inventor on more than 300 issued patents. Some of those patents support his latest entrepreneurial venture, HealthPrize, which he co-founded with Tom Kottler and Katrina Firlik. James is also a co-founder of HandHold Adaptive, a company dedicated to bringing 21st century technologies to the disabled community. He is a trustee of the Math Museum, an organization focused on creating the nation's first museum exclusively for math. James is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared on CNN and in Forbes magazine. James is a member of New York Angels the city's largest angel investment group.

Prior to starting Science House, James was head of Inventing at Walker Digital where he helped incubate a number of businesses over a 15 year period, including and RetailDNA. Before joining Walker Digital, James was a management consultant with Deloitte & Touche and a Financial Analyst for the Tropicana Casino. He received a B.S. and MBA degree from Cornell University.

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