The FSH Society Board of Directors has elected two new members at its February 2016 meeting. The newly elected directors, George Pollock Jr and Neil Solomon, MD, bring extensive experience in business, finance, medicine and the healthcare industry to help guide the future development of the FSH Society.
Pollock is a co-founder, Director, and Chief Financial Officer of vXchnge Holdings LLC. vXchnge provides carrier neutral data center services in North America. Prior to his current role, Pollock was Chief Financial Officer of Switch and Data Facilities Company, a NASDAQ listed company that provided data center services in 34 markets across North America. “I’m very interested in increasing awareness of FSHD and raising funds to support promising research,” Pollock said.
Pollock earned BS and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida. He has a passion for bicycle racing and continues to ride on regular basis. He is a native of Florida and currently resides near Tampa, Florida with his wife, Jane. They have two children, Emily and Jacob, both currently in college.
Neil A. Solomon, MD, FACP, is a physician, managed care expert and health system innovator. While serving in various physician executive roles at Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Blue Shield of California, and through chairing and teaching in several statewide practice improvement initiatives in California, Dr. Solomon developed and led large-scale programs to improve quality and efficiency in the health care system.
With affected family members, Dr. Solomon says “I am personally very committed to improving the lives of people with FSH (and their families), and to finding a cure.”
Previously, Dr. Solomon founded and led NAS Consulting Services, a health care advisory to medical groups, hospital systems and health plans. Currently Dr. Solomon is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of MedZed, LLC, a telemedicine-enabled home care company that helps frail and vulnerable individuals receive excellent health care services in their own home. Dr. Solomon practiced internal medicine for 20 years in ambulatory, hospital and institutional settings. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and two children.