Board of Directors

Board of Directors

H-CYTE is comprised of leaders across a variety of industries who aspire to bring the most innovative health care solutions to people who seek to achieve their best quality of life. These medical and business industry pioneers look for providers and products that break traditional molds and complement a holistic approach to health and wellness. Our leaders believe that the combination of innovative technology, medical breakthroughs and a commitment to healthy living is the key to achieving the best quality of life. 

Get to know our board and their professional backgrounds.

William E. Horne

William E. Horne

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

As an accomplished health care CEO, Bill Horne has the experience and passion to propel H-CYTE on its current growth trajectory and potential to help individuals suffering from facet joint syndrome and chronic lung conditions.

Bill Horne has unprecedented entrepreneurial and business development accomplishments, with C-suite roles in several of the fastest growing health care and hospitality organizations across the country. From 2005 to 2015 Horne served as Laser Spine Institute’s CEO, where he led the strategic direction of the organization. During this time, LSI grew from 1 facility, to 7 surgery centers across the country with more than 1,000 employees, while driving annual revenues as high as $288 million during his leadership.

Bill has also served as the CEO and Chairman of Outback Sports and CEO and Chairman of Club Operations and Property Management. He has expertise in the areas of corporate planning, executive leadership and business operations strategy. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Florida State University.

Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.

Andre Terzic, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific and Strategy Expert

Board Member

A pioneer in cardiovascular regenerative medicine, Dr. Terzic has dedicated his career to next-generation diagnostic and therapeutic solutions, including first-in-class biologics for heart failure. An innovator with 96 patents across 17 technologies, his research includes over 450 articles cited 18,000 times. Dr. Terzic brings a wealth of scientific and strategy expertise in the regenerative medicine space to help guide H-CYTE’s vision.

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Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D.

Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D.

Cardiologist and Researcher

Board Member

Atta Behfar, M.D., Ph.D., is a transplant cardiologist, Associate Professor of Medicine and serial entrepreneur. He leads translational and CGMP manufacturing activities in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and is Director of the Van Cleve Cardiac Regenerative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic. He is a Co-Founder of Rion with the goal of developing off-the-shelf exosome-based regenerative biotechnologies for soft tissue, cardiovascular and solid-organ disease. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and 70 patents in the field of cardiovascular diseases, stem cell biology, exosome science and gene therapy.

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Ray Monteleone

Ray Monteleone

Board of Directors (2019 to present)

Board Member

Ray Monteleone joined the Medovex board with more than 30 years of experience in corporate financial planning. His valuable insight helps guide the strategic growth of Medovex.

Monteleone is an owner of Paladin Global Partners LLC, Daennelly Monteleone & Associates LLC and Monteleone & Associates Consulting Inc. based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He was a former partner at Arthur Young, and a former deputy commissioner with the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). Monteleone has expertise in corporate strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions and tax and financial planning.

Monteleone graduated cum laude from the New York Institute of Technology and he earned his MBA from Florida Atlantic University. Monteleone also completed the Arthur Young Harvard Business School program. 

Michael Yurkowsky

Michael Yurkowsky

Board of Directors (2019 to present)

Board Member

Michael Yurkowsky has over 25 years of experience working in various financial markets. He brings a wealth of wisdom related to financial management and investment knowledge to the Medovex board.

Yurkowsky is the owner of YP Holdings LLC based in St. Augustine, Florida. He was a former owner of Trenchant Asset Management. He has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking and public company financing.