Dr Chris O’Connor, CEO of FirstHx, announces the appointment of Michelle Philips as a member of the FirstHx Board of Directors:
“We are honored have Michelle join our Board” says O’Connor. “Michelle brings an outstanding record of accomplishment with deep experience in finance, regulatory and corporate matters. She has an outstanding intellect, energy and drive. Michelle has a proven record of leadership and strategic thinking and is able to integrate knowledge across diverse areas. She will be a great asset to FirstHx.”
Ms. Phillips states, “I am eager to join FirstHx as a Board member at an exciting time in the company’s growth of their innovative technology platform. I look forward to utilizing my past financial and health care industry experience as FirstHx continues to develop momentum and positively impact the patient-medical interface.”
First History is a knowledge based artificial intelligence application that patients use on their smart phone to record their unique medical histories before seeing their health care provider. Once recorded the history can then be shared with the health care team. FirstHx was founded by two physicians Mark Benaroia and Roman Ellison and Ziv Kenet who lead technology development and operations. They created FirstHx when they saw an opportunity for technology to improve the often difficult and time-consuming process of patients telling their medical stories to the health care team. Now with over 7 years of development work and clinical trials FirstHx is being used in both primary care and urgent care settings.
Currently, Michelle holds the position of Managing Director at Scotiabank, Canada’s 3rd largest financial institution and the Country’s most international A+ rated bank. Located in New York since 2019, she provides oversight and strategic management to the Bank’s largest US Corporate borrowers across the economy’s key industry sectors.
Michelle has over 20+ years-experience in the North American financial industry. Current responsibilities include ongoing monitoring of the US portfolio for credit quality and returns, participating in the structuring and analysis of large corporate transactions and the assessment of new opportunities. With a high-level view, she uses her expertise to monitor credit quality of borrowers, develop lending policies and procedures that are used bank-wide and ensure the consistent application across industry sectors of regulatory guidance. Integral to the ongoing success of the US corporate banking division, Michelle also participates in recruitment, the development of training programs and the general management of a group of highly motivated individuals.
Michelle has extensive work experience with large investment grade financial institutions in both Canada and the US covering banking, corporate finance, transaction structuring, policy formulation, regulatory oversight documentation negotiation and execution, industry analysis and credit adjudication and approval.
Michelle holds an M.B.A. degree from University of Toronto/Rotman School of Management with a specialization in Finance. She also has an Honor’s Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto, Canada. After graduation, Michelle obtained her Canadian Securities license and is an active participant in ongoing bank/finance related skills development including regulatory, OFAC, compliance, US and Canadian Loan documentation, Anti-Money Laundering, KYC, leadership, coaching and management training.