Rodney Wacker - Chair
As the owner of Celestial Care, Rodney is responsible for the overall operations of the company. Working with a highly dedicated and professional team, Celestial Care is proud to be recognized as both a “Provider of Choice” and “Employer of Choice” in the home care industry. Prior to Celestial Care, Rodney was a consultant with Management Action Programs for 18 years. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Arizona in 1973, Rodney worked in public accounting as a CPA for Coopers & Lybrand and then as a vice president for Arizona Industrial Machinery. He is a current member and past president of Executives Association of Greater Phoenix and has served on various not-for-profit boards in his career.
Jason J. Scalise, MD - Vice Chair
Jason Scalise, MD, is a board certified and internationally fellowship-trained specialist in reconstructive and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder with The CORE Institute.Read More
Jill Smith - Secretary Treasurer
Jill comes to The MORE Foundation from Rochester, Minnesota where she is Director of New Business and Marketing with Smith Financial Group, a financial planning firm that specializes in working with Physicians and Physician Groups across the country. Her passion for relationship building and attention to detail have helped their firm maintain a very high level of client satisfaction, while her creative thinking has allowed SFG to strategically expand their national presence.Read More
Melissa Addington is a dedicated and creative executive engaged in numerous non-profit, medical and management marketing plans. Ms. Addington’s expertise includes programs with the USMCR Toys for Tots, University of Arizona/NSF BRAIN research and international management with The Institute for Mobility and Longevity. In addition to her non-profit work, she owns I-Zone Marketing, a boutique marketing and advertising agency and serves as the VP of Client Experience for American Wealth Advisers. As both an analytical and strategic thinker, she excels at providing long-term vision while addressing existing problems and driving continuous improvement; implementing effective processes, policies, and procedures; and ensuring we meet/exceed deliverables, corporate goals, and customer expectations. Read More
Dr. Gunnar Andersson
Dr. Gunnar B. J. Andersson is the The Ronald L. DeWald, M.D. Professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Andersson was chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery from 1994 to 2008 and retired from practice in December 2014.
Dr. Wael Barsoum
Dr. Wael Barsoum is an innovative, value-driven orthopedic surgeon with 20+ years of experience in promoting growth, performance, and leading change. As President and Chief Transformation Officer, Dr. Barsoum leads HOPCo’s market transformation initiatives by further aligning stakeholders to continue the shift from volume-based care to value-based care models.