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Meet Our Team


Our Team


John Styles, Jr.

Chairman and

Chief Executive Officer

About John

Mr. Styles grew up in Houston, Texas. He is a Co-Founder of The Styles Company (TSC) a family owned investment company primarily doing business in the healthcare, entertainment, real estate and private equity spaces. 


Matthew Palmer

President and

Chief Operating Officer

About Matt

Mr. Palmer is a Healthcare Executive with 19 years of experience developing and implementing innovative and value-based solutions in radiation oncology with 9 years in the proton therapy field. Mr. Palmer served as the Chief Operating Officer of the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center – Houston, Ltd. LLP. 


Rick Cape

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

About Rick

Mr. Cape is a Finance Executive with over 30 years of expertise in large, capital intensive operations and major projects execution, business transformation, acquisitions, merger integration, strategic planning & execution, start-ups, new markets, and advisory service. 


Kristen Cover

Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer

About Kristen

Ms. Cover is a senior marketing executive with 20 years of experience developing and executing creative grassroots and national campaigns. Ms. Cover has a strong record of implementing successful marketing and communications strategies that demonstrate an ROI. Most notably Ms. Cover has 14 years of experience in the healthcare field.


Jon Hopkins

Senior Vice President and
Chief Development Officer

About Jon

Mr. Hopkins is a Senior Healthcare Executive who brings 24+ years of healthcare experience, primarily in radiation oncology hardware, software, education, training, strategic planning and execution. 


John G. Jessen

Senior Vice President

Design & Construction

About John

John Jessen is an award-winning licensed architect and proton therapy domain expert. Over the past 35 years, John has developed a unique expertise in managing proton therapy center project design and construction both domestically and internationally.


Tilesh Patel

Vice President

About Tilesh

Mr. Patel is a seasoned finance professional with an expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategy, financial and operational modeling, business valuation, and business intelligence. He has worked across investment management, corporate finance (both buy-side and sell-side), valuation advisory, and consulting. 


Susan Horelica

Director of Administration and HR

About Susan

Mrs. Horelica began her career as an Administrative Assistant for Mr. Styles in 1986.  She has over 13 years of HR experience in the healthcare field.


Cheryl Turner

Director of Global Education
and Training

About Cheryl

Dr. Turner has been a radiation therapist for 30 years and an educator for 15 of those years. Dr. Turner believes that the foundation of solid clinical practice lies in effective and applicable education and training.


L. Montreal Turner

Director of Business and Clinical Operations

About Montreal

Mr. Turner has over 14 years of experience with an extensive oncology background, with 11 of those years in radiation oncology. Mr. Turner started his career as a dosimetrist and soon transitioned his career to administrative roles.


Andrea VanderWiede

Manager, Revenue Cycle Analytics and Development

About Andrea

Ms. VanderWiede has over 20 years of experience supporting the deployment of products in the radiation oncology and healthcare space. She is an expert in billing and coding compliance and has been instrumental in the development of multiple radiation oncology coding software solutions. 


Maru Navarro

Manager of Creative and Social Media

About Maru

Ms. Navarro has over 10 years of experience as a multi-disciplinary visual designer. Her experience spans printed and digital design, brand development, web design, videography and photography. Ms. Navarro has five years of healthcare experience.

Contact us for more information about our proton therapy solutions, education, business intelligence and oncology consulting services.

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