(retired) COO and VP Business
Development, NuCoastal Power
BizDev Strategy Consulting
Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS is a clinician technologist at heart with 25 years of combined nursing and healthcare technology experience. He is passionate about providing clinicians with data driven solutions that serve as cognitive accelerators in the clinical decision making process. His goal is to end the clinical angst that comes with not having all of the clinically relevant information available at the time of need. Charles is a notable expert clinical information systems specialist and eEvangelist for the use of clinical technology to drive daily operations, analysis, and decisioning. He has a reputation for building consensus among medical, nursing and research leadership, clinical departments, and IT and is a successful architect of health care data warehouses, clinical and business intelligence tools, big data ecosystems, and a health information exchange.
Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Rick Canady has over 44 years of Healthcare experience and is currently the CEO of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology practice in the nation. Under Mr. Canady’s 16 years of leadership they have grown to a group of 75 eye doctors, 647 employees and 29 locations. Previously he held positions as the CFO at St. Vincent Healthcare System in Little Rock, AR, a 1,000 bed hospital system and CFO at Baptist Healthcare System in Beaumont, TX. Mr. Canady was also the VP of Finance in the Central Division of AMI, a Fortune 500 company, and has previously served as the President of the Gulf Coast MGMA.
BD Horton, CFP®, CPA has a long history of success in finance assisting individuals, companies, and institutions develop and execute financial and strategic goals. An expert in both financial analysis and strategic direction, he has provided guidance from the perspective of both the Big4 and institutional investments in his former roles with both EY and American Century Investments. Currently, BD is a Partner and Investment Adviser Representative with Financial Advisory Service, Inc. (“FAS”) where he is involved in investment analysis, financial planning, marketing, and new business development. BD has a B.S in Accounting and Finance and a MAcc from Kansas State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for a number of companies, including a Kansas based bank and lives in Kansas with his wife, 2 daughters, and son. BD is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, running and biking with family and friends.
BD Horton, CFP®, CPA
Kim Godfrey Lowes
Kim Godfrey Lowes retired as COO and VP Business Development for NuCoastal Power with over 30 years of experience in the Energy field. Upon college graduation, Mrs. Lowes spent fifteen years in the Refining and Petrochemical Industry in various jobs with her last role as an Olefins Complex Operations Manager. After graduating with her MBA, Mrs. Lowes began a sixteen year career in Finance and Operations Management within the Electrical Power Industry. She served for twelve years at various board positions within Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Texas Energy Planning Council. Upon retirement, Mrs. Lowes has focused on bringing her business experience to “Not for Profits” world and sits on several Executive Boards. Ms Lowes volunteers with United Way Women’s Initiative, BE A Resource to CPS Kids and SER Jobs for Progress. She has served on several boards and volunteer positions within the Boy Scouts of America, San Jacinto Council Girl Scouts, Women’s Resource Center, YMCA of Greater Houston and University Women’s Club. Mrs. Lowes graduated with a BS Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M and with Honors in an MBA from Bauer College University of Houston.
Becky Thomas, CEO of BizDev Strategy Consulting. Ms. Thomas’ career spans 25 plus years focused on Information Technology and Innovation. Ms. Thomas has shared her business, sales and marketing leadership with various companies including Bauguss Consulting, Compucom Systems, Meridio, Active Navigation and Gimmal Software. She is CEO of BizDev Strategy Consulting and provides her expertise to startup companies from inception to exit. Ms. Thomas volunteers in the community with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Dress for Success, and Mentoring Others. She has served on various boards and Committees at the local and national level with Association for Women in Computing, ARMA, and Greater Houston Partnership. Ms. Thomas graduated from University of Phoenix with Honors with a BS in Business Management. In her spare time, Ms. Thomas enjoys her children, grandchildren, traveling, scuba diving and photography.