Ross is the former Chairman of the Department of Community Health Board – the 3rd largest health plan in the United States with a $11.2 billion annual budget and 660,000 covered lives. He is also the former Chairman of the Metro Atlanta United Way’s Health Access Board and former Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Georgia Regents University.
Ross serves on Emory’s Healthcare Advisory Board and is the current Chairman of the Commercialization Advisory Board for the Rick Hansen Institute in Vancouver, Canada. He serves on the Board of Directors of Street Grace – a nonprofit devoted to rescuing children who are being trafficked here in Atlanta and also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation – a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Georgians through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom.
In his professional life Ross is a venture capitalist and healthcare consultant. He lived and worked in San Francisco from 1999 to 2004 where he started and sold a healthcare software company. He also worked for Volkswagen’s Healthcare Venture Accelerator Fund in Germany, was an Associate in Private Banking at Morgan Stanley, and created a real estate investment and development company in Moscow, Russia that he owned and operated for 12 years. Ross holds a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and a masters of business administration in finance from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to Ross’ bike accident in 2007 that left him paralyzed from the collar bone down, Ross was actively involved in triathlons, wreck, cave, and ice diving, surfing, rock and ice climbing, and was a NASCAR certified driver.
Today, Ross is still very active consulting with healthcare companies and, through his venture philanthropy, works with leading healthcare innovators to help bring solutions to some of today’s most difficult health care challenges. Ross’ passion is partnering with innovators who share a passion for the indigent and uninsured, children in the autistic spectrum, wounded warriors and their families, and victims of sex trafficking. Please visit www.hinri.org for a list of HINRI’s current projects.