Tony, a British native, grew up in Taiwan and Britain and trained at the world- renowned Royal and Ancient Hospital of St. Bartholomew (“Barts”) in London, England. He met his wife Felicity during his time at Barts. After practicing family medicine in Britain, Tony and his family moved to the United States in 1987. Today, Tony and Felicity enjoy the great pleasure of being grandparents as their four children are grown.
Tony's interest in medical economics began following his experience with the American medical system when he needed knee surgery in 1996. From his personal experience of the inconsistencies and staggering cost of the system, Tony determined to find a way to help people find better access to quality and affordable care.
Because of the Dales' interest in medical mission work, The Karis Group has always maintained a particular interest in helping individuals and groups that have not been able to afford adequate health coverage. Tony and Felicity frequently travel abroad on mission trips, bringing medical care and the Gospel to the nations. Tony and Felicity are also actively involved in the house church movement, spending much of their free time supporting the publishing company they started, House2House Ministries, and publishing books on the subject of simplifying churches. Read more...
Tony is very committed to seeing the poor in the U.S. and abroad receive adequate healthcare in an economically sustainable manner. Recently, Tony partnered with some other like-minded medical and business professionals in Europe to begin a pilot project to bring healthcare to the working poor of India. Learn more...
Mike was born, raised and spent a large portion of his professional career as a healthcare CEO in Baton Rouge, Louisiana before moving to Central Texas in 2003. He achieved success as a senior-level executive in several different industries and career paths but most enjoyed those that afford him the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives.
The attainment of a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Public Administration degree from Louisiana State University after completing military service was the foundation for Mike’s life-long career of service to others. After serving in the administration of Louisiana Governor David Treen, he began a career in healthcare as the CEO of a regional, non-profit, cancer treatment, research and education center. It was during these years that his passion for the patients led him to champion causes for quality, affordable patient care – regardless of ability to pay.
Mike’s experience as a seasoned healthcare executive coupled with a real desire to serve others led him to The Karis Group in January, 2010. Having witnessed the devastation that the incongruences in healthcare pricing structures, reimbursement mechanisms and collection systems have on the average family in America, Mike saw an opportunity to “have a transformational impact on peoples’ lives” through the products and services offered by Karis.
Mike also serves as a business expert author for the Business Bank of Texas Resource Center blog where he writes on healthcare and leadership topics that impact business owners and managers. See Mike's articles here - http://www.businessbankoftexas.com/author/mikemartin#.UFs1T46TphM
With his wife of over 33 years, Mary Beth, the Martin household has been an adventure as they raised two very creative children and are now delighting in watching four grandsons grow up. Mary Beth has distinguished herself in her own careers as a professional artist and teacher and as a renowned professional clown. Mike’s spare time is devoted to involvement in his church and community service. There’s never a dull moment in the Martin home!