Rock Bordelon serves as the Chairman of the Board and is the President and CEO of Allegiance Health Management. Mr. Bordelon brings operational expertise along with professional clinical experience to the acute and post-acute health care industry. Mr. Bordelon's background in nursing, case management, and medical facility management has helped him develop and structure AHM and eMD as companies that focus on patient care, access, and overall accountability in community health. Mr. Bordelon is a visionary leader and an advocate for health care accessibility, rural health care, and quality patient care. He serves on the governing board for all affiliated facilities.
Mr. Bordelon's clinical knowledge brings insightful leadership to the corporation with a drive for continually improving services, advocating for patients, and promoting rural health facilities. One of his main focuses is to change the face of rural health care in order to provide quality patient care throughout rural areas.
Mr. Bordelon leads the organization's strategic direction and its relationships with external constituents, including elected and government officials, the community and the public. He is also responsible for leading the development and implementation of an integrated enterprise-wide strategy in Louisiana and surrounding states. His guidance has established both eMD and Allegiance as foundations in rural health care, and he will continue the mission to change the face of rural health care.
Mr. Monsour has decades of professional experience in business development and technology integration which allows him to stand out among his peers in the design, delivery, and support of telehealth solutions. Most recently, as founder and CEO of eMD Telehealth Solutions, Joe is responsible for fortifying strategic partnerships, merges & acquisitions, revenue cycles, and marketing. His hands-on approach is gaining quick, international visibility for eMD Telehealth Solutions making them an unmatched solutions provider in the telehealthcare arena.
Previously, Joe was vice president and equity partner at Universal Solutions, a start-up interconnect company, which specialized in sales and service of communications solutions for voice/data hardware and software. As a business partner of AVAYA Communications, he grew the business to a $54M organization and was awarded AVAYA Business Partner of the Year in 1999 and 2000, GSA Partner of the Year in 1999, Catalyst-Telcom Partner of the Year in 2000, and ranked 20th Fastest Growing Private Companies by INC 500 Magazine in 2001.
Currently, Joe serves on the board of Monsour Group, LLC, a private company with holdings in various capacities, such as construction management, start-ups and turnarounds, real estate development, telecommunications, hospitality, and healthcare. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northwestern State University and has extended education and certifications from Harvard University and the Wharton School of Business.
Dr. King is a Board-Certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in national emergency care, including involvement with several disaster responses within Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. She has served as the Assistant Vice President of Telehealth for Ochsner Health Systems, the Director of TelEmergency, and Director of Advanced Practice Providers for the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).
Melissa has played a significant role in developing, implementing, and maintaining diverse telehealth services, including training and educating urban and rural healthcare providers. Melissa currently holds privileges to practice in several emergency departments within Mississippi, and serves on multiple state, regional, and national boards and committees representing Telehealth and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, including serving as President of the Mississippi Board of Nursing and Southeast Regional Director of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.
Melissa has testified for the Mississippi Senate regarding the standard of care for telehealth and remains active in policy development. She has several publications related to the impact of telehealth and advanced provider practices with continued research focused on access, quality, outcomes, and satisfaction. She has made numerous presentations regionally and nationally regarding utilization of advanced practice providers, telehealth, healthcare quality, and cost-effective models of care and serves as an expert for medical legal consulting in her filed. She has received several awards and appointments including Nurse of Distinction in 2019, Emergency Nurse Practitioner of the Year in 2019, Nurse Innovator and Researcher of the Year in 2016, and Advanced Practice Provider of the Year in 2015. Additionally, she has served as editor for publications related to critical care medicine and pharmacology.
Dr. King received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her Master of Science in nursing from the Mississippi University for Women.
Mr. Ian Nygren is a master's prepared registered nurse with a focus in healthcare system administration. He has over 25 years' experience across multiple healthcare settings. Beginning his career as a paramedic, he moved onto an Emergency Department Registered Nurse, Director of Emergency Services, and Assistant Vice President of Critical Care. After spending 10 years serving as the Director of Flight and Trauma Services in the Air Ambulance industry, he landed in his current role hoping to revolutionize healthcare throughout the continuum. In his career, Mr. Nygren has participated in several disaster responses, including Hurricane Katrina, the Baton Rouge flood, and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Florence, and Michael.
Mr. Nygren serves on several state committees representing emergency services and nursing including the Louisiana Emergency Response Network and practice standards advisory ad hoc committee within the Mississippi Board of Nursing. He has made numerous presentations, regionally, nationally, and internationally regarding emergency care and LEAN processes related to quality and time management.
Mr. Nygren received his Master of Science of Nursing from the Loyola University in New Orleans, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey, and Paramedicine Certification from the University of Iowa.