Advisory Board

Tony Gristanti, Board Member

Tony Gristanti, Board Member

Retired Chief Financial Officer, Netsmart

"I'm proud to belong to an organization that cares for the well-being of children and families, and whose sole focus is delivering technology solutions that improve the lives of the people serving these vulnerable communities every day.”

As a seasoned accounting professional, Tony was chief financial officer for 35 years at Netsmart Technologies, Inc., before retiring in April 2013.

While at Netsmart, Tony’s responsibilities included oversight of the budget process and financial forecasting, in addition to strategic, tax, and cash flow planning. He also led audit and lender relations. During his tenure, he facilitated Netsmart’s transition to a public company on NASDAQ through interactions with the Securities and Exchange Commission, market makers, and auditors. He later managed the company’s sale to private investors.

Tony is a certified public accountant and graduated from Pace University in New York with a bachelor’s degree in public accounting.


Mike Morgan, Board Member

Mike Morgan, Board Member

Chief Executive Officer, Updox

“I believe software is only a tool and the real mission is using technology to improve people’s lives and help them be successful in this world. Northwoods has a long history of helping kids and the people that care for kids, which is why I love being a part of their journey.”

Mike has spent his career helping fast growing technology companies create market leading solutions. As the CEO of Updox, a SaaS-based healthcare IT company, Mike is dedicated to helping change the way healthcare is delivered by providing the industry’s single solution for patient and provider communications.

Prior to Updox, Mike was senior vice president of marketing for Netsmart, an electronic health record provider, which grew to become the dominant leader in the behavioral health market.

Mike is also the founder and director of Lifting Hopes, a charity that conducts athletic events to benefit central Ohio children’s organizations. Mike is on the board of The Chapel Hill House, an Ohio State Fisher College of Business MBA Mentor and a Junior Achievement Instructor. 


Alan Tillinghast, Board Member

Alan Tillinghast, Board Member

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Samaritan Village, Inc.

“Creating and delivering technology solutions that enable health and human services providers to deliver the highest quality services to the right people at the right time is essential in transforming our health and human services delivery systems for the 21st century. It is exciting to be working with a team that is achieving this mission today.”

Alan Tillinghast has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare and software industries. His proven skills and expertise are in healthcare IT, strategic planning, business analysis, software implementation, and business development.

Alan is vice president and chief information officer at Samaritan Village, one of New York’s largest providers of health and human services providers. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery of technology solutions that improve the quality of care for the clients Samaritan serves.

Prior to joining Samaritan, Alan held leadership positions with Netsmart, where he was responsible for software development, customer support for Netsmart's healthcare technologies products, and the architecture and design of the suite of software products. He has also held positions with Saint Vincent's Hospital.

Alan sits on the board of Options for Community Living, which provides housing and support services to some of Long Island's neediest people. Alan earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration  and his MBA in information technology from Iona College.