As President of MPAC's Western operations, based in Southern California, Allen brings with him a wide range of operational and analytical skills. Prior to joining MPAC, Allen spent several years in investment management at Morgan Stanley, a global investment bank and brokerage. His most recent role focused on leveraging capital markets for private wealth investors following high value liquidity events. Additionally, he pioneered the brokerage's financial planning and analysis division, charged with monitoring investment performance analytics and structuring private and institutional portfolios based on market trends. Allen also has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, having launched and managed multiple organizations throughout the years.
Dr. Amanda M. Lund is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) at Midwestern University. She completed her residency and fellowship at University of Utah. Dr. Lund is board certified in Internal medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Care. She is passionate about teaching and training the next generation of physicians and medical providers.
Dr. Lund is dedicated to helping patients and their families navigate the healthcare system, and utilize resources in a way serves what matters most to them.
Cherie Gilleon, DO
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Cherie Gilleon is a board-certified family physician who attained her medical degree from Western University in Southern California and completed her Family Medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Gilleon's honesty, humility, and respect for patients has won her a loyal and ever growing clientele. She provides her patients with the information they need in order to make good decisions for themselves, rather than making health decisions for them. Dr. Gilleon does her utmost to ensure that all patients fully understand their own health issues and recommends treatment options or preventative care based on the patient's own preferences, plans and goals.
National Director of Business Development
Dr. Gwen Pessis Gola is the National Director of Business Development at MPAC. Dr. Pessis Gola brings a diversified wealth of healthcare knowledge to MPAC, having spent her career in academic, research, clinical and business roles. Gwen is a published researcher, has taught neurological clinical skills classes at The Chicago Medical School/FUHS and has managed rehabilitation departments at various facilities across the country. Dr. Pessis Gola completed her undergraduate degree at Indiana University, her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at The Chicago Medical School/FUHS and was trained in neurological rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. When not working, Gwen enjoys spending time with her family and friends and competing in triathlons.
Chief Executive Officer
Jason took on his first entrepreneurial venture at the age of 23 by assuming the lease of a struggling coffee shop. The venture proved to be only moderately successful, however, the lessons Jason learned as a young business owner became guiding principles that are reflected in every important business decision he has made since.
Jason went on to enjoy a successful decade real estate development and sales. Along the way he became a Regional Sales Manager for Heller Development responsible for the sales and marketing of 3 master planned communities.
In 2011, Jason was inspired by an opportunity to innovate in the healthcare industry. He joined forces with his wife, who is a physician and together they started a multifaceted medical practice. Building on initiatives set in motion by healthcare reform, Jason focused his attention on developing a program capable of delivering medical care across the post-acute spectrum. That program laid the foundation for the company that is now MPAC, of which Jason is a founding member and the Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike serves as MPAC LLC’s Chief Financial Officer to oversee the development and execution of a financial strategy that coincides with the Company’s operational and strategic goals.
Prior to joining MPAC LLC, Mike was a Director at Conway MacKenzie, a national premier financial advisory firm, where he specialized in providing turnaround and crisis management, and financial restructuring services to distressed businesses. Mike served in various capacities while servicing clients including cash management, operational analysis, and financial modeling. Mike also spent five years at KPMG LLP, a Big Four global accounting firm, where he performed and coordinated financial statement audits for both public and non-public financial services and insurance clients.
Mike holds both a bachelors and master’s degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and has passed all parts of the Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor exam.
Timothy J Martinez
President and Chief Operating Officer
Prior to launching MPAC, Tim spent over 10 years in management consulting working domestically and internationally with companies in various stages of their life cycle. Most recently, Tim was a Director in the Chicago office of Conway MacKenzie, a nationwide premier financial advisory firm. Tim's role involved the financial and operational management of turnaround and restructuring strategies for companies in various industries and stages of distress. In addition, Tim has held interim financial and operational leadership roles with multiple clients over his career. Tim left Conway MacKenzie to become a founding member of MPAC and serves as its President and Chief Operating Officer.
Tim holds a Bachelors degree in International Business and Accounting from St. Xavier University and an MBA from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.