Leadership Team

AMC Health is led by an experienced and proven management team, consisting of seasoned executives with significant management experience in technology, operations, business development, healthcare, government, and clinical trials.

Nesim Bildirici

PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Nesim Bildirici

With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Nesim Bildirici has a proven track record of building top-rated management teams world-wide. Prior to founding AMC Health, Mr. Bildirici was co-founder of RSL Communications, Ltd., and a Managing Director for R. S. Lauder, Gaspar & Co., a venture capital fund formed by the Lauder Family of Estee Lauder, where he was responsible for managing the initial investment in RSL Communications. Mr. Bildirici previously was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University.

Sam Karam

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY and INFORMATION OFFICER Sam Karam

Sam brings over 15 years of telehealth experience to AMC Health. Prior to AMC Health, Mr. Karam worked for Optum, a division of United Health Group, where he was responsible for their telehealth program for the past 6 years. He was responsible for the development and management of Optum’s telehealth program that currently has over 25,000 active patients. While at Optum, Mr. Karam lead the design, development and FDA clearance and deployment of their telehealth solution in less than 1 year.

Prior to working at Optum, Mr. Karam was responsible for product management and development at Viterion Telehealthcare for 7 years. While at Viterion, he lead the system redesign effort that contributed to Viterion’s ability to secure one of the first national Veteran Administration telehealth contracts as well as the implementation of a $6M telehealth solution in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Karam graduated with honors from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

Lisa Roberts

PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT DIVISION Lisa Roberts

Dr. Roberts has over 25 years of combined clinical, research and telehealth experience. Prior to joining AMC Health Dr. Roberts served as VP, Clinical Innovations, Sales and Business Development for Viterion Corporation (formerly a business of Bayer Healthcare). In that position, she managed the US and UK government telehealth businesses, including the largest telehealth program in the US (Department of Veterans Affairs) and the UK (Whole System Demonstrator Program), from contract procurement to completion. Dr. Roberts has participated in writing three American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Practice Guidelines. Among her many business awards, Dr. Roberts received the prestigious Bayer Corporation LIFE Award recognizing her outstanding leadership in the telehealth business and the Bayer Leadership Partnering Award. Dr. Roberts is also a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Illness Research Education Clinical Center (MIRECC).

JONATHAN SHANKMAN

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL INNOVATION Jonathan Shankman

Mr. Shankman has more than 25 years’ experience as a research gerontologist, developing and analyzing new paradigms of chronic care delivery for the elderly and disabled across all segments of the care continuum. He is responsible for development of products that weave technology and clinical best practice into virtual care solutions that address a broad array of chronic and acute illness challenges. He also focuses on the application of analytics to support the development of clinical decision support tools. Formerly with the Metropolitan Jewish Health System, Mr. Shankman held progressive leadership positions with this non-profit, geriatric services organization serving the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Shankman holds a Master of Public Health, Gerontology degree, an MBA and a BA, all from Columbia University.

Johanna Georgilas

VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL OPERATIONS Johanna Georgilas

Ms. Georgilas brings an extensive background in information technology, clinical informatics and quality care delivery to AMC Health. While she began her career as a registered nurse delivering direct patient care, she has gained valuable experience working with innovative healthcare technology companies such as athenahealth, Philips Healthcare, and MEDITECH. Most recently, she led the Clinical Quality Performance team at athenahealth where she helped clients improve clinical quality and patient health outcomes. Previously she led the training and program development for the Telehealth Solutions Group at Philips Healthcare. Ms Georgilas earned her Bachelor’s of Nursing from Simmons College and a Master’s in Business Administration in Healthcare from Simmons School of Management.

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