Management Team

Charles Coltman
Founder 

Timothy Ross
Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Oliver
Chief Medical Officer

Mark Schneider
Vice President, Marketing

Clinical and Industry Advisers

Charlie Cleeland, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer
Center

Meagan Whiseant, PhD
University of Texas

Mark Soberman, MD
Former CEO of Frederick Cancer
Center

Marlon Saria, PhD
John Wayne Cancer Institute

Gary Rice Senior Vice President, Operations

Paul Zak, PhD
Scientist. Speaker. Writer

Paul Zak, P.h.D

Paul Zak, P.h.D
Scientist. Speaker. Writer

Nuero Scientific Expert on Human Connection.

Paul is the founding Director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Professor of Economics, Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University. He has degrees in mathematics and economics from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania, and post-doctoral training in neuroimaging from Harvard.  He also serves as a senior advisor to Finsbury, a global leader in strategic communications that advises many of the world’s most successful companies.

Paul’s research on oxytocin and relationships has earned him the nickname "Dr. Love."   That’s cool.  He’s all about adding more love to the world. Paul is advising Cancerlife how to create a more engaging and “loving community” through his understanding of neuroscience and oxytocin.

Meagan Whiseant, PhD

Meagan Whiseant, PhD
University of Texas

Researcher and
Clinical Expertise
In longitudinal
clinical data and
outcomes

Dr. Whisenant's is an expert at research focused on describing longitudinal cancer-related symptom patterns, the patient and caregiver experience with cancer-related symptoms and behavioral interventions, and development, validation, and implementation of patient-reported outcomes measures of cancer-related symptom burden for research and clinical care. She will be helping Cancerlife design its care protocols in order to reach the highest clinical standards.

Mark Soberman, MD

Mark Soberman, MD
Former CEO of
Frederick Cancer
Center

Former President
Association of
Community Cancer
Centers

Dr Soberman combines business experience and knowledge as well as cancer care delivery. He was the former CEO of Frederick Health System in Frederick MD. As a student of value-based care, with an MBA from Georgetown University, Mark brings unique view of cancer care today. He has pushed for reform through his Presidency of Association of Community Cancer Centers, made up of hundreds of cancer organizations the community oncology market. He has a unique understanding of the small oncology practice market and believes that a third party stand alone, digital “cancer supportive care “ company is desperately needed.

Marlon Saria, Phd

Marlon Saria, Phd
John Wayne Cancer
Institute

IRB Researcher
Investigator for
Cancerlife QoL Study

Gary Rice

Gary Rice
Senior Vice President,
Operations

• 30+ years of industry
experience
• Member of Diplomat
Specialty Pharmacy
Management Team.

Gary is the former SVP of Operations for Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in which he led the delivery of value-based services and business integration that enabled Diplomat to grow exponentially which eventually lead to an IPO. His deep understanding of the specialty pharmacy business will help Cancerlife grow its relationships with health plans, pharmacy Benefits Managers and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers.

Charlie Cleeland, PhD

Charlie Cleeland, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer
Center

35 years as the
“father” of Symptom
Management and
Research.
Developed the MASDI
Symptom scale used as
many NCCN Cancer
Centers.

Dr. Cleeland is a world expert on cancer symptom management at MD Anderson Cancer Center and is the co-designer of the MASDI symptom burden tool used as several of the world’s top cancer centers. His over 40+ year career in cancer research and impacts on QoL on cancer treatment is unmatched. His role to be to help design new prediction models and identify ways to improve QoL for the CancerLife community members.

Thomas Oliver - Chief Medical Officer - Resident Main Line Health

Thomas Oliver
Chief Medical Officer

Head resident of Mainline
Health Oncology
Department.
• Oncology Fellow @ May
Clinic- July 2020
• Former cancer patient

Thomas Oliver is a licensed physician in PA and internal medicine resident at Main Line Health in Philadelphia, PA. Thomas’s unique experience bridges the gap between the two worlds of oncology. That of a doctor and as a patient. In 2012, on the day he was to leave for medical school Thomas was diagnosed with Melanoma. It was this experience that had drove him into the Oncology. He feels passionate that new technologies must be utilized to improve care for patients who need more support as they go through treatment. Thomas is originally from Nottingham, England. He is an avid golfer and played professionally before attending medical school.

“CANCERLIFE IS A BRILLIANT SOLUTION TO HELP PATIENTS BETTER MANAGE THEIR CARE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ASSISTING DOCTORS WITH THEIR TREATMENT PLAN. CANCERLIFE DELIVERS ONLINE “SOCIAL THERAPY” WHICH HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON CANCER OUTCOMES.”

Mark Schneider - Director of Marketing

Mark Schneider
Vice President, Marketing

• 30+ years of industry
experience.
• Worked at Top agencies
and worked for 8/10
fortune 500 firms in
product launches.
• Lost his mother to
Pancreatic Cancer.

Mark also experienced the pain of losing a loved one when his mother passed away after 10 months of battling pancreatic cancer. He and his siblings fought constantly trying to figure out “what was best for mom,” while living thousands of miles apart from each other. Mark has launched two national communications divisions and developed campaigns for over one-third of the Fortune 1000.  Until CancerLife, Mark did not have a legacy to stand on. His commitment to make a significant contribution to the greater good with CancerLife drives him every single day.

“I HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED HOW CANCER CAN TEAR AT THE HEART OF FAMILIES. WHEN I FIRST MET CHARLIE, I IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTOOD WHAT CANCERLIFE COULD DO FOR PATIENTS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THE CAREGIVERS.”

Tim Ross - Chief Technology Officer

Tim Ross
Chief Technology Officer

• 20+ years of industry
experience in mobile
technology development
and AWS scaling expert.
• Built Advertising Systems
from scratch serving over
1M ads a day.
• Built Cancerlife from
ground up to scale to
millions of users in 2018.

Tim has more than 15 years of professional experience as a technologist building highly scalable web and mobile infrastructures. Finally, Tim is an IT security fanatic with over 10 years of experience running PCI compliant financial systems. In his last role, He built from the ground up an advertising web network that served over 1M ads per day using AWS.   He is well aware of CancerLife’s HIPAA compliance requirements and has ensured all critical patient information is secured.  Tim has had many friends and family that have gone through cancer and improving a patient's Quality of Life is important to him.  He is an avid golfer and father of 2 year old boy with a new daughter on the way.

“I AM EXCITED TO SEE HOW WE CAN IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CANCER PATIENTS USING AI AND IBM WATSON PLATFORM. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS. I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS COMPANY AND IMPRESSED WITH CHARLIE’S VISION”

Todd Johnson, MD, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer

Todd Johnson, MD, MBA
Chief Strategy Officer

Former CEO NobleMD
Oncology fellow _
University of Pennsylvania
Former SVP of Optum
Patient Reported Outcomes
Research

Charles Coltman - Founder / CEO

Charles Coltman
Founder

• 25 years Software sales experience; Top Sales Rep
Awards. Largest deals in many companies history.
• Start up and Fortune 500 Experience. SAP, Ariba, Ketera
• Lost best friend to Pancreatic Cancer; 8 years in Cancer industry

Charles Coltman - Founder / CEO

After Charlie lost his best friend to pancreatic cancer in 2013, he set out to create a single mobile based support platform for cancer families who had trouble communicating and staying in touch. With over 20 years in Enterprise Software Sales experience, Charlie has worked at some of the largest software companies in the world such as SAP and Ariba as well at some of the most innovative SaaS companies in the technology sector. He consistently sold the largest revenue license deals in those firms. He spends his free time outside so long as the temperature is above freezing: golfing, biking, running and hiking.

“WHAT I AM MOST PROUD OF IS THAT AFTER 6 YEARS OF HARD WORK, CANCERLIFE IS SO EASY TO USE THAT ANYONE GOING THROUGH TREATMENT CAN EASILY AND EFFORTLESSLY COLLECT DATA THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH THEIR DOCTOR WHICH WILL ONLY IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE.”