CEO, Centinel Spine
Vice-Chairman (Acting Chair)
Steven Murray has over thirty years of experience in building and leading global medical-device companies. Mr. Murray is currently CEO of Centinel Spine, and prior to that appointment he was president of Advanced Sterilization Products, a Johnson & Johnson company. Previously, Mr. Murray served in executive roles in several Johnson & Johnson companies, including its diagnostics, neurosurgery, and cardiology businesses, and was worldwide president of the Neuro companies, part of the DePuy Synthes global orthopedics business.
Mr. Murray joined Johnson & Johnson through its 2012 acquisition of Synthes, Inc., a global leader in orthopedic, spine, and craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction. During seventeen years at Synthes, he served as president of Synthes Spine, president of Synthes Craniomaxillofacial, and was a member of the executive team that led the company to global market leadership through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and his MBA from Dartmouth College.
President, Corbett Capital
Tyler Head is the president and founder of Corbett Capital, LLC, a closely held investment company focusing on growth capital investments in early-stage and lower middle-market companies. Prior to founding Corbett Capital in 2011, Mr. Head served as an officer and F/A-18 pilot in the US Marine Corps from 1998 through 2009, attaining the rank of major prior to transitioning to the private sector. He is a founding member of Cowtown Angels and serves on the group’s steering council. Mr. Head serves on the board of directors of Elevate Credit, Inc. a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, and he is the chairperson of Elevate Credit’s nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Head serves on the board of directors of Little Passports, Inc., a monthly subscription company for children, and formerly served on the board of directors of TECH Fort Worth. Mr. Head has a BS in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Michael Hatfield, J.D.
Vice President & General Counsel,
Catapult Energy Services
Michael Hatfield is Vice President and General Counsel for Catapult Energy Services Group in Houston. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Emory University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Hatfield was named one of the “Top 30 Consultants Under 30” by Consulting Magazine, and also received the annual Accenture Client Service Award for outstanding client service during his tenure on an eighteen-month Human Resources Transformation project in 2004.
Mr. Hatfield has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe as a leader in the legislative drive for children’s reconstructive-surgery rights. He has testified before Congress in support of legislation that mandates insurance coverage of head and face reconstructive surgery. As a child, he underwent many surgeries under the care of Dr. Kenneth Salyer, who featured him in his 2013 book “A Life that Matters” as an outstanding former-patient advocate for children, and as an extraordinary example of the ways in which head and face reconstruction allows children to grow up to lead exemplary lives.
Promise Hill Project
Lisa Arbogast is the founder of the nonprofit foundation Promise Hill Project. Ms. Arbogast also has worked for more than two decades in a variety of management, marketing, and human resource roles within her family’s global prosthetics company, WillowWood. She also manages her own graphic design firm, EyeCandy Creative. Throughout her business endeavors, Lisa has prioritized “giving back” within her hometown village outside of Columbus, Ohio, as well as her second residence in Dallas, Texas. Her focus includes impoverished areas across the globe. Kenya has been her foundation’s main focus for the last eight years, and she has recently expanded her work into Vietnam and the United States.
With a desire to strengthen the impact of her philanthropic efforts in poverty-stricken areas both domestically and abroad, Ms. Arbogast founded Promise Hill Project in 2017. Today, her vision of instilling hope and empowering those without life’s basic necessities is being realized through the provision of food, water, personal hygiene, medical-care items, and educational supplies to shelters, orphanages, schools, and villages both in the U.S. and around the world.
Ms. Arbogast is a former patient of Dr. Kenneth Salyer and the World Craniofacial Foundation.
Chris Fashek is a highly successful healthcare executive. He was recently appointed chief executive officer and member of the board of Brain Sentinel, a privately held device start-up company based in San Antonio, Texas, that manufactures and markets two sEMG-based seizure alerting systems. He will oversee the commercial growth of the company’s medical and consumer products. He is recognized globally as an achiever, strategic thinker, and decision maker, and has developed an influential network of industry partners resulting in new business opportunities and bottom-line growth.
Prior to Brain Sentinel, Mr. Fashek was the CEO of Atteris Healthcare and vice-chairman of Rochal Industries, bringing innovative technologies to patients, clinicians, and providers in the areas of wound care and skin-healing products. He also serves on the boards of NanoVibronix, Rochal Industries, and IDN Summit. He holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Upsala College.
Ken Salyer, Jr.
Ken Salyer, Jr. is an entrepreneur and investor, and he serves on several boards. Mr. Salyer founded his first business at the beginning of his sophomore year at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. After graduation, he joined Randal Contract, a new commercial wallcovering distributor that was part of the Phelan’s retail wallcovering store in Dallas. After only a single year, he was asked to become partner in both businesses.
In 1993, Mr. Salyer founded TRI-KES. This business began as a small, regional wallcovering distributor with five employees and quickly grew to a super-regional distributor serving seventeen states. In 1999, he was instrumental in the founding of the strategic Wallcovering Source Group (WSG) alliance with two other companies. WSG domestically made up the largest wallcovering sales team in the nation with more than ninety local representatives serving every major city in the United States and exporting its products globally. Mr. Salyer exited these businesses in late 2018 when they were acquired by Momentum Group, on whose board he now serves. He was also a director of the Wallcoverings Association for many years and served as its president.
Mr. Salyer is the son of the WorldCF’s founder, the late Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D.
Dallas real-estate legend and wonderful longtime supporter of the WorldCF
In Memoriam, 1911-2015
Prolific American stage, screen, and television actor and human-rights activist.
Sam Noordhoff, M.D.
Founder of the Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation and clinic in Teipei, Taiwan, and a craniofacial pioneer.
In Memoriam, 1927-2018
Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, M.D.
World-renowned craniofacial pioneer and founder of the craniofacial clinic at Hospital Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez in Mexico City
In Memoriam, 1923-2012