Board of Directors
Yasmin Shah – Founder and CEO
Yasmin Shah is a seasoned executive and an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in launching, transforming and growing companies. The common thread that runs through the colorful tapestry of her career is her passion to grow. The eclectic mix of her experience includes: an Electrical Engineering degree, executive management position at IBM, Chief Information Officer for a high tech company, Owner/CEO of franchise hair salons, Angel investor, coach/mentor to young entrepreneurs, President of board of 3 non-profit companies, and co-founder of 4 companies. Yasmin is founder and president of the Society of Information Management (SIM) San Diego Chapter. She is passionate about paving the way for the older adults whom she calls seenagers— one who has seen a lot in life and is aging vibrantly. She is also an author of a fiction “Experience: Caregiver’s Journey”, which is loosely based on her experiences with non-profits serving seniors over the last decade and her own experiences as a family caregiver for her parents.
Angel Westerman – Board Chairperson
Angel Westerman is a seasoned executive Director committed to Successful Aging. Her focus has been on the spectrum of aging from Villages to Assisted Living. She currently is Executive Director of Plaza Village Senior Living and Executive Director Emeritus of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego. Her passion for seniors and strong operational and leadership experience combine in her mission to both reform the assisted living arena and create new villages for the aging population. Angel has 25 years of experience in healthcare and 5 years in assisted living. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance. She is CEO and owner of Dependable Daughter a company that makes managing incontinence a little less stressful for seniors and their caregivers.
Brad Phillips – CIO, Secretary
Brad Phillips has almost 40 years’ experience in the information technology field, and has served as head of IT for seven organizations. His experience spans education, automotive manufacturing robotics and heart surgery, but has centered on the life science for the last 20 years. Brad currently services as an information technology consultant, specializing in strategy and compliance for Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and Medical Device organizations. In this consulting role, he has helped clients prepare for their first FDA inspections, optimize practices and procedures, support M & A activity, and assisted in system selection, implementation and validation. Mr. Phillips earned his B.S. in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Jim Thornhill – Board Treasurer
Jim Thornhill has a passion for delivering excellent customer service. As National Director of Services, Marketing & Business Growth with AGFA Healthcare, he’s demonstrated customer service excellence and performance by being a strong steward of the business and its employees for the past 28 years. He has in-depth understanding how new technologies are creating exciting and challenging times for solutions delivery. Jim has over 25 years of proven leadership and experience in creating and implementing innovative customer solutions, as well as; development and control of multi-million revenue and expense budgets with P&L responsibility.
Currently semi-retired, Jim enjoys traveling, he has a personal focus on nutrition, exercise and holistic therapy for good health. His personal goals include: completing a Plantrician Cooking course, finishing a 1/2 Marathon in every state, and doing volunteer work for great causes like VillageCore.