C-suite Executive and Serial Entrepreneur Who Specializes in Longevity Economy Innovation Joins Diverse Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) Team


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ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, April 12, 2021 BioHealth Innovation Inc. (BHI) announces the addition of John P. Reinhart, CPA, MBA, to the growing Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) team. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program at BHI aims to ensure that disruptive technologies receive all the resources required to transform the technology from a discovery into a commercially relevant product and eventually have a measurable impact on human health. The program was created to support scientists, early-stage startups, and licensed technologies to provide them with access to these resources. John will be working with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically the National Institute of Aging (NIA)

 “BHI is proud to welcome John Reinhart to our strong group of EIRs work with the National Institutes of Health,” said Richard Bendis, BHI President, and CEO. “His background as an executive and serial entrepreneur adds to the mission of this program.”

John P. Reinhart CPA, MBA is a co-founder and board member of the Thrive Center in Louisville, Kentucky (www.thrivecenterky.org), a not-for-profit innovation center that brings together consumers, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, providers, and distributors to explore solutions that enhance both the quality of life and care for a global aging population.  John currently serves as president of CNAonline (www.cnaonline.com ), a platform technology company that partners with the American Health Care Association (AHCA) to deliver certified pre-licensure CNA training in a hybrid online model to address the workforce shortage by making training more accessible. He is also a co-founder and manager of Wellness Ventures (www.extractwellness.com), a brand company focused on CBD-infused products.  John has co-founded three sector commercialization ventures.  He has held executive roles, including the CEO of a nurse practitioner medical group, chief innovation officer of a multistate long-term care provider, and as president of an electronic health records software venture acquired by a NASDAQ company. 

John has been receiving recognition for his contributions in the healthcare arena for nearly twenty years. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Louisville Business First’s “2020 Healthcare Hero”. This award honors an entrepreneurial initiative in the health care business scene that is making strides in the industry and Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” (2004), an elite award presented to business leaders who have been recognized for their exceptional entrepreneurial achievements. 

He has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. John holds an MBA in Healthcare Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami in Florida.

John has Co-Authored Chapters of Books in Population Health – Policy, Management, Technology - Chapter 9:  Developments in Population Health for an Aging Population (2014) and Accountable Care: Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide - Chapter 11: The New Horizon-A Network Transition to Individual & Population Health (2012). He is a sought-after speaker with recent engagements with Mary Furlong & Associates events, Lincoln Healthcare LTC 100, Lockton Longevity Economy Seminar, Leading Age PEAK, Moderator American Health Care Association Multi-Site CEO Meeting,  and American Society of Health Care Administration Executives, to name a few. In addition, he is frequently published in industry journals.

About BioHealth Innovation, Inc.

BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) is a public-private nonprofit organization focused on accelerating biohealth (therapeutic, diagnostic, medtech, and health IT) commercialization in the BioHealth Capital Region (Maryland, DC, and Virginia). BHI’s team of expert Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, in-house venture analysts, and other professional staff work in the region to:

  • Facilitate technology commercialization,
  • Raise the profile of the industry cluster and individual organizations,
  • Increase access to capital for early-stage and growing companies, and
  • Expand the pool of talent with commercially relevant experience.

BHI’s early-stage company support includes market research and commercialization plan development, non-dilutive funding application assistance; a jobs board; event calendar; and introductions to investors, strategic partners, business advisors, and potential clients. BHI also manages wet lab space and provides referrals to other spaces for early-stage companies, offers soft-landing support for international companies, and works with partners to co-host the annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum and an annual BioHealth Capital Region investor partnering conference. For more information: www.BioHealthInnovation.org

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