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Hi. I’m Jim Trounson, the founder of Medvale.

Healthcare has been my calling for my entire professional life. For me, it’s the right combination of meaningful work and entrepreneurship.

Following service in Vietnam, I returned to Idaho to become the CEO of a hospital and help initiate and run a family medicine residency—before starting America’s first physician practice management and staff leasing company.

As an entrepreneur, I know the challenges of the good folks out there who are bringing their ideas to market…and I want to help. But I can’t do much alone. Hence my determination to build a community. I think of my sweet little hometown of Wendell, Idaho…population 1,232 when I was growing up there. Everyone helped each other. Most of what I needed was right there. What a fortuitous launching pad for me, as I hope Medvale will be for others.

I love introducing people I like to other people and ideas I like. Medvale is built to do just that.

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Hi, I’m Naty Rojas, the Communications Director of Medvale.

I’m from Bogotá – Colombia and live in the same city. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication – Journalism, and a Master’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management, obtained in Barcelona- Spain.

I come to Medvale from a four-year stint at the Spanish Embassy in Colombia, where I worked as Communications and Public Relations Consultant at the Cultural Affairs Office. I have experience in journalism, video production, and advertising.

I’m in charge of Medvale’s website content, newspaper, social media, public
relations, and all the content related to Microsoft Teams. I am a digital nomad and when I am not working, I enjoy doing yoga and recording guided meditations. I have been working for Medvale since January, 2021.

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Hi, I’m Tiago Bastos, the Assistant to the Founder of Medvale.

I’m from Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, but I’ve been living in Pernambuco state since 2007. I have a 20-year background in education, management, and
community engagement.

I come to Medvale from a British startup company that aims to build a world in which individuals have control of their lives to access and discover opportunities, in supportive teams and engaging communities that provide financial security, growth and fulfillment.

I joined Medvale in January 2022 and I’m looking forward to supporting our
Medvalistas to improve the health of individuals around the globe.

I’m a citizen of the world and love traveling. I’ve been to several countries in South America, Europe, and Africa. In my free time, I enjoy walking my dog Charlie and playing with my four cats. I’m a tech-savvy and a very curious person, always keen on learning something new.

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Hi, I’m Olga Lucía Vernaza, from the Accounting Department of Medvale.

I’m from Cali, Colombia but I’ve been living in Bogotá since 2000.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a background of more than
15 years of experience in Customer Service where I also had the opportunity to undertake administrative tasks. My expertise lies in serving as the first point of
contact maintaining a high level of visibility.

When I’m not working, I like to exercise and spend time with my family. I’m a positive person always ready to meet new people.