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CARL SODERSTROM

Mr. Soderstrom is a founding partner of Green Park & Golf Ventures, an early stage venture capital investment company. 
 
In the 1990’s Mr. Soderstrom served as Chief Operating Officer of the Emergency Services Division of Coastal Healthcare Group for 7 years.  Following that he was CEO of Dallas based Metroplex Emergency Physicians Associates, PA and led it’s sale to EmCare (Now Envision.  NYSE: EVHC) 
 
Following that sale in 1998, Mr. Soderstrom served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of PhyServe Physician Services for 14 years.  PhyServe provided management services to Medical Edge Healthcare Group, PA and numerous other physician groups around Texas and the United States.  In 2010, PhyServe and Medical Edge Healthcare Group, PA were both sold to the $4B local north Texas health system Texas Health Resources (THR). 
 
Mr. Soderstrom was a co-founder and board member of Physician Support Resources (PSR), an emergency medicine management services company contracting or employing over 1000 emergency medicine and primary care physicians across the United States.  PSR was sold to Intermedix (NASDAQ:  RCM) in 2012
 
Mr. Soderstrom is a founder and serves on the board of directors of Caddis Partners (www.caddis.com) , a healthcare real estate development and management company. Caddis has a nationwide footprint having developed or acquired over $1 billion in healthcare real estate assets including active and supported senior living under the Heartis trademark (www.heartis.com).
 
As a founding member of Green Park and Golf Ventures, Mr. Soderstrom has participated in the evaluation of and investment in 60+ healthcare and technology companies and serves on multiple boards of directors of early stage healthcare companies. He is a co-founder of Dallas based Health Wildcatters (www.healthwildcaters.com) , a healthcare focused business accelerator that has graduated 5 classes of accelerated companies in the last five years in downtown Dallas, Texas.
 
Mr. Soderstrom has served on the board of directors of MedPro Advantage, a Peoria, IL management services organization, for over 20 years.  The company provides management services to dermatology practices in the Midwest. 
 
Mr. Soderstrom serves on the Boards of Green Park & Golf, Caddis, Health Wildcatters, MedPro Advantage, and Dallas based PerioSciences. 
 
He is married to Jennifer Soderstrom, a Vice President at Texas Health Resources.  They have 3 children, Samantha, Matthew and Drew.  His philanthropic interests are devoted to the building of a community for adults with autism(www.29acres.org).

 
 
 
 
 

Clay Heighten, MD.

Dr. Heighten is a founding member of Green Park and Golf Ventures. After completion of residency training at the Southwestern Medical School affiliated Parkland Hospital program in Dallas, Texas he practiced Emergency Medicine for 13 years. In the early 1990’s Dr. Heighten was a founding of Metroplex Emergency Physicians Associates, P.A. which  employed and managed emergency medicine physicians at 23 hospitals when it was sold in 1998 to EMCARE (now Envision. NYSE:EVHC).
 
In 1994, Dr. Heighten founded Medical Edge Healthcare Group, P.A. “MEHG” which employed over 400 doctors and mid-level providers and owned facilities providing a comprehensive range of ancillary and laboratory services that in aggregate accounted for over 1.5 million patient encounters per year. Dr. Heighten was also a founder and board member of Physerve Physician Services. Physerve and MEHG were acquired by the $ 4 billion north Texas health system, Texas Heath Resources in 2010.
 
Dr. Heighten was a founder and served on the board of directors of Physician Support Resources, an emergency medicine management services company contracting or employing over 1000 emergency medicine and primary care physicians across the United States. PSR was sold to Intermedix ( NASDAQ:RCM) in 2012.
 
Dr. Heighten is a founder and serves on the board of directors of Caddis Partners (www.caddis.com) , a healthcare real estate development and management company. Caddis has a nationwide footprint having developed or acquired over $ 1 billion in healthcare real estate assets including active and supported senior living under the Heartis trademark (www.heartis.com).
 
As a founding member of Green Park and Golf Ventures Dr. Heighten has participated in the evaluation of and investment in 50+ healthcare and technology companies and serves on multiple boards of directors of early stage healthcare companies. He is a co-founder of Dallas based Health Wildcatters (www.healthwildcaters.com) , a healthcare focused business accelerator that has graduated 5 classes of accelerated companies in the last five years in downtown Dallas, Texas.
 
Along the way Dr. Heighten has served on the boards of hospitals, insurance entities and technology companies.
 
He is married to Dr. Debra Caudy, a medical oncologist and has four children. His philanthropic interests are devoted to the understanding, prevention, treatment of autistic spectrum disorders.  Clay and Debra have participated in helping establish the Jon Brigham Heighten Endowed Scholar program and the Center for Adults with Developmental Disorders at Southwestern Medical School. Clay and Debra are founders of the 29 Acres organization. 29 Acres’ mission  to empower adults with autism to live a life of purpose and joy. (www.29acres.org).

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JR Garcia

Mr. Garcia joined Green Park & Golf Ventures as the first employee and has been instrumental in the evolution of the firm since the first investment.  He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investments, performing due diligence, and portfolio company and fund management. As a Partner at Green Park & Golf and Health Wildcatters, he has participated in more than 100 early-stage investments.  He currently sits on the board of AdBM Technologies. Mr. Garcia has prior operational, financial, and investment management experience at FedEx, Bold Ventures, and Lone Star Investment Advisors.

 Mr. Garcia received his MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University in Dallas with concentrations in both Finance and Strategy & Entrepreneurship, as well asa specialization in Alternative Asset Management. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and a second major in Sociology. 

 
 
 
 
 

Lauren Tyra, Ph.D.

Dr. Tyra joined Green Park & Golf in 2017 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Green Park & Golf, she completed graduate studies in the Neuroscience program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. During her doctoral studies, she was awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to support her research and broader impact activities on the UTSW campus and in the local community. Through her research, she developed an expertise in the mechanisms organisms use for recycling and growth, as well as a deep understanding of the fields of neuroscience and developmental biology. Dr. Tyra also co-founded a UTSW outreach with a local high school to provide science fair mentoring to students, in addition to advancing mentorship and scientific communication initiatives on the UT Southwestern Campus. Additionally, she has developed skills in investing and entrepreneurship through her family’s small business activities.
 
Dr. Tyra earned a B.A in German and B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of North Texas prior to her PhD studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her advocacy and philanthropic work is focused on improving resources and education for families of deaf children to empower deaf children to achieve their full potential. 

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