Officers and Advisors
- Officers and Advisors -
Our team has a passion for those that devote themselves to helping others prevent or manage the chronic disease of addiction. Collectively, we have delivered financial success to our investors by founding, building and exiting successful technology companies.
Carolyn Bradfield is the cofounder of Convey Services, the technology portal company that powers InterAct Lifeline. She has founded, built, and sold 3 web and audio conferencing companies and Phoenix Outdoor, a licensed adolescent therapy company located in Asheville, NC. Through her personal experience and struggles with her daughter Laura, who died in 2017 from an overdose, Carolyn brings a unique insight and passion to InterAct to provide services and education for parents to prevent substance abuse and addiction and more efficient ways for colleges and treatment programs to extend services to those need it.
Ed Larson is the CEO and Founder of Call2Test a technology company offering drug and accountability courts an easy, cost-effective method for automating the randomization of patient's tests to comply with regulatory and court-ordered testing requirements. Prior to Call2Test, Larson was the founder and CEO of The Conference Depot (TCD) sold to Convey Services. Larson co-founded Micro Alliance, a manufacturer of industrial computer platforms, sold to SBS Technologies now part of General Electric.
Bruce Ahern is the interim CEO of Convey Services and Chairman of Convey Holdings, the parent company of InterAct LifeLine. Prior to Convey, Ahern was a principal of Entra Health, an innovative diabetes management technology company focused on the clinical trial industry. Ahern is an experienced technology and business executive with 3 successful startups and exits. Ahern's experience includes the management of investor relations and corporate information programs designed to strengthen a company's perceived value and market reach.
Rick Strobridge is a dynamic international entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of healthcare experience. He has been the founder, co-founder or initial management team member of five digital health startups and successful exits, with the most recent being Entra Health, sold to CRF Health (Now Signant Health). He has specific expertise in healthcare technology implementation, start-ups, cross-functional team building, strategy, quality & regulatory systems, medical devices, mobile health and clinical research technology in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Justin Barnes is a healthcare innovation executive, corporate advisor and industry strategist with over twenty years in accelerating companies, associations, and industries. He co-founded the Health Innovation Think Tank where he assists with industry strategy, collaboration, and leadership. Justin’s weekly syndicated radio show “This Just In” airs on Healthcare Radio and Business Radio X and he is the voice of HIMSS Radio. In a recent venture, Justin helped drive annual revenue from $1M to $150M. and helped navigate the company through a successful NYSE IPO that subsequently sold twenty months later as the centerpiece of a $1.2B health IT and services roll-up.
Curt Allen has spent the last 20 years, working in sales and sales leadership exclusively in the Telecommunications and IT Services space. In his role as Sr. VP of Channel at Windstream Enterprise and prior roles of President of Channel at Sandler Partners and President of X4 Solutions he has worked with business leaders and company owners large and small to deliver connectivity and cloud solutions across the United States. Curt is on the board at Kennesaw State University's collegiate recovery program.
Teresa Johnston is the Director of the Kennesaw State University Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery and a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in addiction and recovery. She is a founding board member and first President of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education and teaches at the graduate level. Ms. Johnston has extensive experience in corporate organizational development, strategic management with experience consulting for fortune 100 companies.
Although Laura Bradfield lost her 15-year battle with the disease of addiction on December 21, 2017, insights learned from her life, her struggles to achieve recovery and maintain wellness, and her achievements and setbacks have inspired InterAct Lifeline to use her story as our inspiration and motivation to help those that struggle. Learn more by Rethink the Family, an InterAct portal focused on prevention.
Christina Wafford delivers over 18 years of business, finance and accounting experience to Convey. She has a track record of directing the financial operations of an organization resulting in 3 M&A events and successful capital raises. Wafford has held senior management positions at high profile and start-up companies, including Neodata/EDS, netLibrary, Concepts Direct, Raindance Communications, and Accruit. Wafford's experience includes international and domestic, public and private company acquisitions and merger and integration planning. She has built and developed all aspects of finance and accounting functions including systems, policies and procedures, budgeting, business plan development, and facilities management.
Dr. Sandra Newes
Dr. Sandra Newes (aka "Sandy") is a Licensed Psychologist operating a private practice in the Asheville, North Carolina area. Dr. Newes specializes in treating trauma, anxiety, chronic stress, self-regulation issues, and adult ADHD and works with older adolescents, young adults, and adult clients. In addition to her therapeutic practice, Dr. Newes is nationally recognized for her work in psychological testing, neurofeedback, outdoor behavioral healthcare, young adult and adolescent treatment program development, program research, and neurofeedback.