Board of Directors
Noel J. Guillama – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Guillama is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare management and operations. He has participated in a number of public companies as merchant banker, principal shareholder, founder or strategic advisor; primarily in healthcare, construction, real estate and information technology.
Prior The Quantum Group, Inc., Mr. Guillama was Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Florida, (AMEX:MDF) from its inception in January 16, 1996 to February 1, 2000. Metropolitan, at the time of Mr. Guillama’s departure, realized revenues of $119 million (USD). Post Mr. Guillama’s departure MDF was subsequently acquired in 2012 by Humana, Inc. for an estimated $850 million (USD).
Prior to this, Mr. Guillama was Vice President of Development for MedPartners, Inc. (NYSE:DRX), a Birmingham, Alabama-based physician practice management company with revenues of over $1 billion at the time of his departure.
Prior to MedPartners, he served as Director and Vice President of Operations for Quality Care Networks, Inc.; a South Florida-based comprehensive group practice with seven offices. For nearly 10 years prior to this, Mr. Guillama served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tektonica, Inc. At that time Tektonica was a diversified company with interest in construction, real estate, mortgage financing, and trucking in South Florida. Mr. Guillama remains in his position as Chairman of Guillama, Inc. a successor to Tektonica to this date.
Mr. Guillama is currently or is a past member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (www.pcpcc.net) and served for a time as a member of the legislative committee. He is or has been also a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). Mr. Guillama continues to hold active licensure as a Building Contractor, Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker, and Insurance Broker in the State of Florida and held a NASD registration from 1990-1995.
An active proponent of education, Mr. Guillama has served chairman, director and executive committee member of the Palm Beach County Community College Foundation. In addition, Mr. Guillama served as chairman (2010-2011), a director (since 2002), past executive committee member, and treasurer for the Florida International University Foundation (FIU Foundation), a direct support organization that currently manages and administers approximately $300 million for the advancement of Florida International University and its objectives. At FIU, Mr. Guillama also served as a director and treasurer for the Wolfsonian Museum and as the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. Further, he served as chairman for the Academic Committee and is currently a member of the Audit Committee, the Academic Policy Committee, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board. He is also a graduate of the FIU Center for Leadership, Global Leadership Program of 2009. Mr. Guillama has also served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Education Commission and the Education Advisory Committee of the Village of Wellington.
A community advocate, Mr. Guillama has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Western Communities Business, Technology and Education Advancement Board, Inc. (BTE), and as past director of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Additionally, he is now or a former member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Wellington Rotary Club. Mr. Guillama has been a member of the Glades Healthcare Foundation past Trustee of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida. The campus-like facility, which services central and western Palm Beach County, sits on a spacious 94 acres and features 175 beds.
On a more national level, Mr. Guillama has lent his experience in healthcare and in growing a small business as past member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council which represents the issues affecting small businesses throughout the country.
Mr. Guillama is the beneficiary of numerous awards of distinction, some of which are from the Lion’s Club, Leukemia Society of America, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and American Diabetes Association. Mr. Guillama is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (1997 – 1999).
Mr. Guillama is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents issued and pending from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Guillama was born in Havana, Cuba and has been a resident of Palm Beach County, Florida for over forty years.
Susan Darby Gallagher, Director and Corporate Secretary
Susan Gallagher, former Executive Vice President and co-founder, has extensive experience in organizational administration, human resources, legal and facilities operations. Her roles encompassed the entire internal infrastructure and includes corporate communication, marketing, legal, facilities operations, shareholder & investor relations, human resources, internal controls, and overall administration. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Company and holds the position of Secretary of the Board.
Gallagher’s accomplished background encompasses a wide range of businesses and she has guided the careers and personal development of thousands of individuals. Prior to joining Quantum, she was with ALLTEL Information Services where she led the human resources and training departments.
For almost 10 years previous to this, she was the Director for People with ServiceMaster, in which she lead human resource departments for several divisions which were nationwide in scope with a base of over 6,500 employees in both union and non-union environments.
Gallagher is a certified master trainer, recruiter and interviewer. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement and previously served as the Secretary of the Board for the Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board. Additionally, Ms. Gallagher is a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary, International, as well as a member of numerous Chambers of Commerce throughout the state of Florida.
Ms. Gallagher earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of South Florida, and an Associates degree in Pre-Law. Additional professional training includes an extensive three-year executive graduate program and a Director Certification through the University of Georgia’s Terry Business School for directors of public organizations.