Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
George Salem has more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a proven record of raising capital and building successful companies and management teams.
In addition to his current role as ProxsysRx Chairman and CEO, he’s served in a variety of senior management positions — including:
athenahealth (Managing Director)
GuideStar Health Systems, Inc. (Chairman/President/CEO)
Respond Medical Group (Co-Chairman)
Southeast Health Plan (CEO)
Salem is also Founder, Chairman and President of the private investment company GBS Ventures, Inc. He’s served in ownership and leadership positions with other healthcare ventures, as well as with several hospital organizations. Salem has also served on numerous boards of directors, both inside and outside of the healthcare industry.
George Lazenby has more than 20 years of experience in the field of healthcare information technology.
Most recently he served as CEO (and a board of directors member) of Emdeon, the nation’s largest health information network. Lazenby led Emdeon through a significant period of growth and change, ultimately positioning the company as the leader in its space.
In 2009, Lazenby led Emdeon through a successful IPO, and in 2011 sold the company to Blackstone for $3 billion.
Rebecca Shanahan is an accomplished healthcare CEO, Board Chair and Board Member, with a lengthy track record of starting and building successful businesses that generate sustained stakeholder value — including publicly-traded, private-equity sponsored, founder-owned and tax-exempt healthcare services companies.
Her firm, Shanahan Capital Ventures, LLC, focuses on developing, scaling and re-structuring healthcare businesses — and supporting investors in the acquisition, growth and sale of healthcare assets.
During her career, Shanahan has served in leadership roles at the following organizations:
- Avella Specialty Pharmacy
- Aetna Specialty Pharmacy
- Oncology Therapeutic Network
- Shopper’s Drug Mart
- Cardinal Health
- Priority Healthcare
- University of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan & Healthcare Systems
- IU Methodist Health Systems
- Community Hospitals of Indiana
She has also served on the boards of directors of Avella Specialty Pharmacy, Oncology Plus, Inc., Aesyntix Health, Sanovia and Priority Healthcare.
Shanahan is a past President, and a current member of the board of directors, of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.
In 2017, Shanahan was recognized as Ernst & Young’s Regional Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year. She’s the 2018 recipient of the NASP Distinguished Service Award, and the 2016 NASP Specialty Pharmacy of the Year award.
In 2014, Shanahan was recognized as the CEO of the Top female-led Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies. Under her leadership, Avella was recognized as Arizona’s Outstanding Healthcare Company.
Shanahan is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana.
Founding Board Member Emeritus
Arlen Reynolds is a registered pharmacist, private investor and strategic advisor to healthcare companies both domestically and internationally. He has more than 40 years of experience as Chief Executive Officer of acute care hospitals and pharmacy companies.
Reynolds is the former CEO of TeamCare, the the 2nd largest institutional pharmacy company in the USA at the time. He’s a former Chairman Of The Board of Birmingham’s Brookwood Medical Center and former Interim CEO of Denver’s Centura Health. He currently serves on the board of the Hawthorn Group in Washington, D.C., and various other companies and nonrofit organizations.
Ruffner Page has served as President of McWane, Inc. since 1999. He joined the company in 1993, working in the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to McWane, Page held management positions at the National Bank of Commerce, the Remington Fund, and Bankers Trust Company in New York and Atlanta.
Page currently serves on the Board of Directors of McWane, Inc., Southern Research Institute, and the National Bank of Commerce.
An active community supporter, Page is a member of Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama — and serves on the boards of the Birmingham Airport Authority, the Birmingham Education Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, the Birmin
gham Museum of Art and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Page graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology and a minor in Economics. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia.