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BRE PAS Leadership

Dr. Ron Cohen

Founder & CEO of BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC

An accomplished business leader, with over thirty years-experience as an entrepreneur, practice owner and educator in the healthcare space. Before founding the Company, Dr. Cohen lead and continues to lead VS Diagnostics, a successful non-invasive hardware and software diagnostic Company also in the healthcare space. Dr. Cohen is leveraging his current position with VS Diagnostics by selecting the top threshold of clients to offer participation with the BRE Program. Following a successful integration of this strategy, Dr. Cohen will appoint someone else already groomed and identified within VS Diagnostics to take over his current position so that he may focus 100% on growth for BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC.


Dr. Cohen is based in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and has been a pillar of the community for over 30 years.

Michael F. Pandich, Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

Michael Pandich, Jr. has an exceptional record of creating high-performing organizations that consistently exceed revenue goals while maintaining profit margin and cash flow targets.  Early in his career, Mr. Pandich was in sales leadership roles at IBM and GE Capital. After leaving GEC, he was instrumental in turning around two companies and then co-founded United Asset Coverage that was acquired by Spectrum Equity for $100 million.

For the past ten years, Mr. Pandich has been working with private equity to accelerate the growth of their lagging portfolio companies. As a member of executive committees, he has worked closely with both board members and investors to combine organic growth strategies with external partnerships and acquisitions to achieve desired revenue and EBITDA targets.  Mr.Pandich has been instrumental in raising over $850 million in investment capital to fund successful growth initiatives.  


Under his leadership, he grew an online job board company by increasing sales by 110% and grew revenue by over 40% YOY, helping the company to secure $27 million in Series C funding from Menlo Park-based August Capital in 2011.  He was instrumental in growing a small restaurant company into the fastest-growing fast casual restaurant chain in the world, adding over 500 stores in 15 countries, and was instrumental in launching a highly successful IPO on the TSX that raised over $125M.

Dr. Roxanna Namavar

Medical Director of BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC

Dr. Namavar is a board-certified adult psychiatrist and a fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Her NY office for Integrative Medicine Practice uses a dynamic and complex approach combining allopathic methods with a deeper understanding of physical, emotional and psychological wellness. Primary responsibilities at the Company include assistance with an optimal protocol design for educating participant offices in the time-tested patient philosophy of integrating medicine with activity & society-based programs.

Shamim Ahmed, Esq.

Compliance Director of BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC

Mr. Ahmed is a New York based attorney active in private equity, healthcare and real estate sectors. He serves as managing director he First Look Alliance, LLC which provides an integrated offering of advisory and solutions services to its clients. Mr. Ahmed attended the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and received a B.S. degree from Duke University in Economics and Psychology. He also attended Columbia University where he studied Math and Quantitative Finance.

Marlin Stutzman

Advisory Board to BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC

The Honorable Marlin Stutzman retired from Congress in 2017 having served since 2010. During his time on Capitol Hill, he was very involved in healthcare, particularly as it related to Veterans. Mr. Stutzman through his consulting firm will help advocate the benefits of the BRE Program in Washington and beyond.

Adam Turinas

Advisory Board to BRE Program Administrative Services, LLC

Mr. Turinas has been at the forefront of innovative digital technology throughout his career. His particular skillsets span across healthcare, marketing, and banking. He was the founder and CEO of a  mobile  technology Company, Uniphy Health that has changed the way healthcare professionals communicate in a better coordinated and HIPAA compliant manner.  He has taken the Company from a back of napkin idea to a multi-million-dollar, profitable Company and an emerging leader in healthcare communications. Prior to Uniphy, Mr. Turinas lead a group of more than 200 delivering award winning digital marketing to the retail, entertainment, travel and banking sectors, including Bank of America.  Prior to this, Mr. Turinas lead the team that developed Dell's first million/day website putting Michael Dell on the cover of the Wall St Journal.

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