Healthcare is the largest employer in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029. Overall, the healthcare sector is expected to account for nearly one third of all new employment with 5 of the 10 fastest growing occupations for allied health positions.
Cinematic Health Education was founded to address the critical training needs of patients facing roles that are dependent on acquiring the soft skills in order to be successful.
The question Cinematic Health Education set out to answer was how can technology be utilized to train students holistically, teaching the content and the soft skills needed to be successful in their positions. Through the development of a unique online, story-based approach, Cinematic Health Education addresses the training and employment challenges associated with this exploding market, teaching the content as well as the soft skills like relationship development, empathy and compassion. Unlike other curriculum providers, we seek to help students acquire the skills needed to be successful in their jobs and gain understanding of the emotional and social aspects involved in their careers through our unique cinematic storytelling methodology, bringing the healthcare setting with it rewards and challenges to the student in a flexible and highly-engaging way.
As a result, our partners are able to provide a training program that teaches all of the content and soft skills for a student to be successful, well-prepared and highly-skilled – important criteria for decreasing turnover and increasing satisfaction levels for patients, families, and employees.
We seek to help prospective employees acquire the skills needed to be successful in their jobs.
Our company was formed in early 2018 through the acquisition of certain assets of Cognotion, Inc., a developer of story-based vocational certification programs, and funding by ReThink Education, a New York City-based venture capital firm focused on education technology. The company plans to launch additional programs across the allied health market for certifications as well as continuing education in 2020 and beyond.
Cinematic Health Education’s vision is to apply our cinematic approach to the development of the most comprehensive catalog of training and certification programs for allied health professionals, including home health aides and personal care aides. We believe this life-affecting, affordable training curriculum can address many of the market’s toughest challenges, leading to greater retention and better skilled healthcare workers.
Tim is currently Executive Chairman of the Board, Voxy; Chairman of Redline Speed Worx; Chairman of The Clarke Companies; Executive Chairman of American Prison Data Systems and a Director at Metova. He is a Director and CEO of Cinematic Health Education, Inc. He serves as an Operating Advisor to Lightview Capital Partners and an Executive in Residence at ReThink Education, a venture capital firm.
Most recently, Tim served K12 Inc. (LRN) as President and Chief Operating Officer, where he led the company’s two largest operating divisions: Managed Public Schools – a network of 70+ virtual charter schools; and Fuel Education, which sold content, curriculum and services to traditional brick and mortar schools.
He is an accomplished executive with decades of experience working for successful public and private companies. Tim received a B.S. and M.S. in Management and Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Bridgewater NJ with his wife Debbie. He has a professional passion for helping to improve the state of education and workforce development in the US.
Chad has spent his career working to improve outcomes for students. He has held a variety of roles, working with students from pre-school to adult learners. His specialty is education technology. Starting as an LSAT teacher, he eventually ran regions for Kaplan and oversaw their pre-college business for the country. He has held a number of sales and marketing roles, including serving as Senior Vice President of Sales for Middlebury Interactive Languages and Wisewire. Chad graduated with a BA in Government from Skidmore College and resides in Miami with his wife and two daughters.
Charly was involved in the development of the ReadyCNA program. He has four decades of experience as a teacher, principal, and consultant/coach to teachers, principals, and school districts. He has started up schools on four continents which featured personalized project- based learning for each student. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, his immigrant parents instilled in him the belief that education was the key to advancement. He feels that education can be defined as “organized curiosity” and that engaging programs such as ReadyCNA stimulate the learner’s curiosity and spark their thirst for learning. Charly received his MA in Education from Brown University.
Dennis Brooks has spent his whole career in healthcare. After graduating with a degree in Healthcare Administration, Dennis has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physician practices, nursing homes and healthcare billing and consulting firms. He has been in charge of physician practice groups for large health systems, run business development for health care systems, operated and sold practice management software for physicians, and been the Administrator at several senior care facilities, including nursing homes and an assisted living community.
Abby Turner joined Cinematic Health Education after launching her career in Sales at Atlantis Global, a pre-medical shadow abroad company. She attended college at Furman University where she majored in Health Science and Spanish.
Allison Flanary earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Health from Lipscomb University. She joined the Cinematic Health Education team with prior experience in program management and business operations with the Nurse Assistant Training Program at the American Red Cross.
Pujan has a proven track record for developing innovative solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with a deep understanding of customers' needs in education domain. He has an extensive background in both Product Management and Agile methodology. He has served as Product Owner for multiple EdTech projects before moving onto the role of Strategic Product Director. He led the development, introduction & growth of portfolio of products; steered operations & maintenance effort for portfolio including product enhancements, P&L, research, user experience and sales & marketing at his earlier organization (Educational Testing Services – ETS) Pujan received a B.E. in Information Technology and M.S. in Information Management from University of Maryland – College Park. He resides in Princeton NJ with his wife and two boys. He loves to learn more about: Future Technology, Mixed Reality, 3D Printing, Crypto currency and Vertical Farming!
Tess Stirton joined Cinematic Health Education after working as a government affairs researcher for a law firm in the heart of Washington D.C. Previously, Tess worked on an immersive education program focused on business consulting in Madrid, Spain. She graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in English Literature. Native Texan, she enjoys boating, country music, and spending time with her family.
Marli Bryant joined the Cinematic Health Education team after earning her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Mississippi. With almost a decade of private tutoring experience, she has a passion for education and finding new ways to make learning a more immersive and engaging experience.
Mr. Murray is currently Executive Chairman of the Board, Voxy; Chairman of Redline Speed Worx; Chairman of The Clarke Companies; Executive Chairman of American Prison Data Systems and a Director at Metova. He is a Director and CEO of Cinematic Health Education, Inc. He serves as an Operating Advisor to Lightview Capital Partners and an Executive in Residence at ReThink Education, a venture capital firm. Most recently, Murray served K12 Inc. (LRN) as President and Chief Operating Officer, where he led the company’s two largest operating divisions: Managed Public Schools – a network of 70+ virtual charter schools; and Fuel Education, which sold content, curriculum and services to traditional brick and mortar schools.
He is an accomplished executive with decades of experience working for successful public and private companies. Mr. Murray received a B.S. and M.S. in Management and Industrial Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He resides in Bridgewater NJ with his wife Debbie. He has a professional passion for helping to improve the state of education and workforce development in the US.
Richard D. Segal is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seavest Investment Group where he is the Chairman of Seavest Healthcare Properties, is a Managing Partner of Rethink Education and sits on the Rethink Impact Investment Committee. Mr. Segal has a long history of investing in real estate and venture capital investments. Prior to founding Seavest in 1982, Mr. Segal was a partner at Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn where he managed the firm’s private investments. He has served on the boards of many public and private companies including Hudson General Inc. (acquired by Lufthansa, SchoolNet (acquired by Pearson), Wireless Generation (acquired by Newscorp), and Hyponex Inc. (sold to Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.).
Today, Mr. Segal serves on the Board of Trustees of New York Presbyterian Hospital where he is a member of the Real Estate and Major Facilities Committees, and also serves on the Steering Committee of the hospital’s Millstein Heart Center. Mr. Segal also serves on the boards of various education technology companies including Advanced Prison Data Systems, Flocabulary, Knowledge to Practice, Noodle Markets, Voxy, Civitas and Speakaboos.
Mr. Segal is deeply committed to creating better communities through his philanthropic engagements, which are primarily focused on health, education, providing opportunities for low income children and the arts.
Joseph Schneier is a serial entrepreneur who with his co-founder, founded and exited two companies in the educational technology space. Following that, Mr. Schneier worked with behavioral research scientists productizing their research with technology-based solutions for patient behavioral change with a focus on HIV drug adherence, health literacy and addiction. In 2013, he co-founded Cognotion--a company focused on solving the talent shortage of healthcare workers in Skilled Nursing Facilities and home health care. In 2018, Mr. Schneier founded Trusty.care, an insurtech company for the retiree population, whose mission it is to make sure no retiree goes through bankruptcy because of out-of-pocket healthcare costs. In 2020, with James Firman, the former CEO of the National Council on Aging, Mr. Schneier founded Bellage, a company empowering older adults in health choices. Mr. Schneier has spoken at TedMed, Lake Nona, JP Morgan Healthcare and is a mentor at New York University, Wharton, Cornell, Techstars, and is a Columbia University Fellow. Mr. Schneier sits on the board of The Sam and Devorah Foundation for Transgender youth, Superbia Credit Union, a LGBTQ credit union, and the board of Stonewall Community Development Corporation, a non-profit focused on LGBTQ senior housing and is a member of the LGBTQ+ Biden Council and LGBTQ+ District Attorney Queens Council.
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