Matching technology with the healthcare community to enrich the patient experience
D&L Communication Systems is a nationwide design and integration consultancy for audio-visual solutions in the healthcare market. Solutions include televisions, pillow speakers, monitors, digital signs, menu boards, nurse call systems and system design, as well as installation and other in-field services delivered by our nationwide team of installers and service providers.
Our job consists of more than just making sure your display works properly. Every one of us has a healthcare story that has colored our view of the patient experience. We are like minded in that we each value our individual place in the continuum of care — regardless of how far we are from the patient. We do our job, so that you can do yours.
Together, we elevate patient experience.
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Board of Directors
Jim serves as the Chairman of the Board at D&L Communications. In this role, Jim leads the senior team on all strategic initiatives to support the overall success of the organization.
Jim served on the Board of Directors of Dignity Health for 16 years, a $17.2B hospital system with over 250 facilities and over 100K employees. Jim is also President and CEO of Board Developer, a nationwide service organization that assists businesses increase their sphere through advice, credibility, business development and marketing.
Board Developer has placed over 2,000 people on boards and has managed over 1,500 board meetings since its inception in 2007. Jim also spent 20 years in corporate America running the largest ambulance provider in America with 13,000 employees and over $1b in revenue.
Jim's heart drives him both professionally and personally with everything he is involved with. Impeccable customer service and truly understanding the power of relationship management is the pinnacle of Jim's success.
As co-owner and president of triARC architecture & design, llc, Jill is the architect of record providing "sign and seal" for all projects. Her career started in a small town firm where the experience ranged from Children's Museums to schools. Her love of business and design combines to find creative solutions to projects by looking at them from a unique perspective. This passion began to transform into healthcare design upon the arrival of her 1 lb. 14 oz. micro-preemie. She and her husband experienced the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit first hand and then a litany of specialists since. This unique experience and perspective allows Jill to understand the importance of a building design in everyday life which translates to more efficient and functional spaces. Jill is on the board of directors and loan committee for the Southwest Business Finance Corporation.
When Jill is not at triARC, you can find her networking with industry peers, cycling, or spending time with her husband and two daughters at their Scottsdale home.
Edgar D. Staren, MD, PhD, MBA is Professor of Surgery, Vice President and Executive Director for Cancer Services at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, and Deputy Director for Clinical Affairs of its Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a graduate of Loyola University School of Medicine and received his general surgery training and surgical oncology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center and Cook County Hospitals. Additional graduate education included a PhD in immunology/microbiology from Rush and an MBA from Benedictine University.
After his training, Dr. Staren remained as a faculty member at Rush and held positions as Professor of General Surgery, Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum, and Associate Dean for Medical Student Programs. He subsequently was recruited as Professor and Chairman of Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio and Medical Director of the MCO Cancer Institute. From 2005-2014, Dr. Staren held positions as SVP and Chief Medical Officer, Western Regional Medical Center CEO, and CEO of CTCA Medicine and Science. From 2014-2016 he held positions as CEO of Ashion PMed Management as well as President of one of its subsidiary companies, Ashion Advanced Individual Medicine, outgrowths of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
Dr. Staren is a member of numerous academic organizations and is a Past President of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Rush Surgical Society and the Toledo Surgical Society. Dr. Staren has been an advocate for enhanced use of minimal access, image-guided procedures for most of his career and was part of the original group that developed many of the hands-on courses for the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the AOA Medical Honor Society and has been regularly listed in "Best Doctor's in America" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer". He has published nearly 300 scientific works including more than 140 manuscripts, 80+ abstracts, 45 book chapters, and 12 books. He has given more than 180 visiting professorships or lectures.
Jim is an airline industry veteran with an impressive depth and breadth of experience that includes more than 30 years in multiple operational and customer roles.
Jim currently works at Delta Airlines as Vice President Airport Operations West, based in San Francisco.
Before re-joining Delta Air Lines, Jim was Vice President of Airport Customer Service at Virgin America, where he was responsible for airline's award-winning airport customer service portfolio, in addition to corporate real estate and vendor management. Before joining Virgin, Jim was at Hawaiian Airlines. Jim had responsibility for the airports and all of its airport operations division world-wide.
Prior to joining Hawaiian, Jim worked for more than twenty-five years for Republic Airlines, Northwest Airlines and then Delta Airlines in various operational, supply chain and customer roles of increasing responsibility.
He began his career in aviation in 1986 as an aircraft avionics maintenance technician.
Jim holds a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Northeastern Illinois University, graduating summa cum laude and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Pete is a seasoned finance executive with years of experience collaborating with both CEO's and board of directors to develop and implement long-range strategic plans while managing to short-term operating goals.
His career includes CFO responsibilities at both private and public companies. He has worked in diverse industries from public accounting to environmental services to enterprise software and has worked and lived abroad for multi-national businesses.
Pete has proven strategic execution expertise. He has transformed enterprise-wide finance functions into dynamic organizations, has extensive exposure to capital markets, bank markets, investment banking and rating agencies around both M&A, and has also leveraged capital structures.
Pete's CFO roles and responsibilities have included M&A, IT, facilities, finance transformation, the enterprise program management office (PMO), and forecasting and budgeting. He is experienced with operations analysis, FP&A, risk management, cash management, capital allocation, capital structure, finance and accounting, internal and external financial reporting, SEC and other compliance, finance and business controls. Also, Pete has worked with internal audits, treasury, taxation, investor relations (including public and private equity), banking and high-yield lenders and the rating agencies.
During his career Pete has been involved in over 300 acquisitions and has twice sold the company for which he worked. Pete serves on the board of directors of Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk committee, a member of the Executive and Compensation Committee and the Finance and Investment Committee. Pete also serves as an advisor to Societal Innovations, an early stage software company.
Pete mentors students at Northern Arizona University and serves on the National Advisory Board of the Franke College of Business. He is also a participant in Deloitte LLP's Financial Executive Advisory Group since 2009 and he participates in the Venture Ready Advisory panel for the Arizona Commerce Authority.
Pete and his wife, Mimi, have been married for 36 years and have three children. He enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling and skiing and is active with local churches and charities.
Throughout his undergraduate education and subsequent medical training at Cornell University, Jefferson Medical College and Stanford University, Dr. Ben-Aviv searched out a path not often entertained by his peers. As a Human Biology, Health, and Society major, he learned the importance of population health and the need for sound program development to help as many people as possible.
During his time in medical school, he found that his passion for medicine was strongest in the care of patients with life-changing injuries, including spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury and also for the opposite patient population; weekend warriors with need for preventative musculoskeletal care to prolong their active years. With these passions, the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was a natural choice.
As a physiatrist, Dr. Ben-Aviv expanded his clinical and administrative experience to see medicine and patient care from many different angles. He has worked in occupational health, disability medicine, pain medicine, sports medicine, inpatient rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation, and now concentrates on population health as it relates to the entire post-acute care continuum. He has served as medical and program director of many rehab facilities and as CMO of a start-up rehab company. His current roles include leadership position in a population health organization and an insurance company medical directorship with a concentration on post-acute care.
Through his various administrative roles, Dr. Ben-Aviv has developed multiple systems and programs to help educate and guide the medical staff, caregivers, and patients to maximize health and wellbeing while avoiding complications and negative outcomes. Each stop in his educational and professional path enhanced Dr. Ben-Aviv's sense of entrepreneurship and out of the box thinking.
Despite maintaining a busy clinical load, Dr. Ben-Aviv spends his time thinking through the limitations of the current medical system and how to solve complicated barriers we face to provide optimal healthcare to the population. When not taking care of patients and developing new systems in healthcare, Dr. Ben-Aviv also enjoys coming up with inventions that improve the efficiency of everyday life; inventions that have the potential to impact both the medical community and the non-medical community. When not at work, Dr. Ben-Aviv enjoys spending time at home with his wife and twin girls and traveling the world in search of a new and fulfilling life experiences.