TVF Team Members
Raema served as a Journalist for four years in the Navy and brings her drive and attention to detail into her current role as the Director of Communications for Treasured Vessels. She is a graduate of Liberty University with her Bachelors of Religious Studies and is a published author of two books. She is also on the staff at her local church as a project manager and pastor, giving her the capacity to build healthy teams and lead large projects. She is a public speaker which enables her to communicate the goals and vision of Treasured Vessels clearly and effectively.
Raema is the mother of four children, who inspire her to fight to eradicate sex trafficking from her city and state so this is not a battle they will one day have to fight.
Abigail has a heart for the hurting and a passion to to use her gifts and talents to help play her part in ending human trafficking. She was born into a military family and has traveled much of the world. She has a love for missions trips and bringing light into the dark places humanity.
Abigail is currently attending college, she volunteers with Rescue Her, is in leadership at her local church Eleven 32 and has a long history of serving and leadership throughout high school.
TVF Team Members
Dr Edgerton attained both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Illinois. He travelled to Gainesville, Florida where he did a 6 year general surgery residency. While at the University of Florida, he spent a year working in the basic science circulatory dynamics research laboratory of Drs. Conti, Pepine, and Nichols. From Gainesville he travelled to Medical University of South Carolina to complete a residency in cardiothoracic surgery.
He entered private practice in Colorado Springs. Seeking a more “academic” type of private practice, he moved to Milwaukee for full time practice and a part time role in research for the “Milwaukee Heart Project”. While in Wisconsin, he founded Great Lakes Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates and developed new cardiac surgery programs in both Racine and Kenosha where he was awarded the Citizen of the Year award by then governor Tommy Thompson.
In 1998, Dr Edgerton and his family moved to Dallas where he became a researcher and the Director of Education at the Cardiopulmonary Research, Science, and Technology Institute (CRSTI). While maintaining a full time private practice, he has pursued his research interests through both CRSTI and the Baylor Research Institute, publishing over 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. Recognizing his expertise in the field of atrial fibrillation, he was named to the writing committee of the 2012 and 2017 HRS/ECS/STS Consensus Statement on Atrial Fibrillation, the writing committee for the 2016 Society of Thoracic Surgeons Practice guidelines on Management of Atrial Fibrillation, the steering committee of the 2012 AF-ARC statement on research trial design, and the writing committee of the 2011 Venice Chart Consortium Statement on Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. He is also on the writing committee for the ACC/HRS 2017 Guidelines on Treatment of Bradycardia. He is also named to the FDA Network of experts for atrial fibrillation. He is a reviewer for 5 professional journals.
Board certified in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, Dr Edgerton has been elected into Fellowship in: The American Association of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), The American College of Cardiology (ACC), the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS), the American Association of Chest Physicians (ACCP), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is also a member of Heart Rhythm Society(HRS). Dr. Edgerton is one of the first surgeons voted into Fellowship status in the HRS (FHRS).
He conducted his research activities formerly with The Cardiopulmonary Research, Science, and Technology Institute (CRSTI) and now in collaboration with the Baylor Research Institute. For CRSTI, he was the Director of Education until it merged with Baylor Research institute. . At the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, he served as Director of Education and Training from its inception until April 2016.
He was involved in the formation of the Texas Quality Initiative (TQI), a regional quality cooperative of 27 cardiac surgery programs in north and central Texas. For TQI he co-Chairs both the Quality Committee and the Research Committee.
Mr. Beckett brings significant financial, banking and insurance experience to the TVF Board. David owned an insurance agency in Ohio for over 15 years and served on the Board of Directors for a large community bank for 10 years (including positions on the loan committee, facilities committee, privacy committee and mergers/acquisitions committee). He has also served on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profits and volunteer organizations, some of these are the YMCA, Jewell Education Foundation, Kiwanis Club, Optimist Club. Mr. Beckett currently serves as CFO for Custom Homes of Texas. He, along with his wife Michelle and 2 children, are members of Crosspoint Community Church in McKinney.
Mr. Potenza is Chief Development Officer at Medoc Health Services headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In his role, Mr. Potenza is responsible for the commercialization of its many service lines, which include Health Services Management Contracts, highly complex reference laboratories focused on disease state management and hereditary genomics, specialized pharmacy operations, and emerging medical technologies centered on improving health outcomes.
Leading to consolidating his company’s efforts into Medoc Health Services, Mr. Potenza was owner, President and CEO of Strategyn Management Group, a privately held consulting firm focused on making improvements in practice management threatened by healthcare reform and shifts in reimbursement models. Prior to heading his own firm, Mr Potenza held the position of Vice President of Healthcare Economics at Kimberly Clark Healthcare where he enjoyed an 11+ year career. Notably, Mr Potenza authored a nationally recognized Quality Improvement (CQI) program targeted at improving patient outcomes, increasing quality and lowering overall costs of patient care. The primary focus of this initiative was to reduce the un-necessary, over-prescription of narcotics by identifying alternative therapies for patients at high risk of addiction and Adverse Drug Events (ADE,) which results in thousands of deaths each year and millions in un-necessary healthcare costs.
Mr Potenza did his under-graduate studies at Ithaca College and Cornell University where he studied Business Management and post-graduate work at Sothern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business and Warton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified in Six-Sigma and LEAN. Married and a father of two boys he also contributes his time and resources by sitting on several corporate and charity boards, is an outspoken advocate on prescription drug addiction, is a member of several PTO committees, Co-Chair of ALL Pro Dads, an active member is his church and is youth football coach.
Dugan P. Kelley has extensive experience representing clients in trade secret, catastrophic injury, class action, product liability, intellectual property, defamation and other complex litigation matters. Mr. Kelley’s practice also includes representing companies and family businesses in providing advice and counsel in the capacity as outside general counsel. He currently sits on the Boards of several organizations, including Single Christianity (an interactive magazine providing resources and information to single individuals from a Biblical perspective) and Hiinga Microfinance (a nonprofit organization seeking to eliminate extreme hunger and poverty in the lives of smallholder farmers in East Africa). Mr. Kelley continues to actively advise and counsel a number of churches and para-church ministries. From 2008 through 2016, Mr. Kelley has been selected as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star” — recognized as the best attorneys under age 40. Mr. Kelley and his wife, Michelle have 3 boys. The entire Kelley family is actively involved in giving back to their local church and community.