Executive Officers


RAYMOND C. STACHOWIAK is Chief Executive Officer as of October 1, 2020. He served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective as of May 4, 2020. He joined the board in 2009. Mr. Stachowiak previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Shared Imaging, a preferred independent provider of CT, MRI and PET/CT equipment and services, from its inception ... Morein December 1991 until his retirement in March 2013. In 2008, Mr. Stachowiak sold 50% of his interest in Shared Imaging to Lubar Equity Fund and remains a 50% owner of Shared Imaging. Mr. Stachowiak is the sole owner of RCS Investments, Inc., and owner-manager of Stachowiak Equity Fund, both of which are private equity funds. Mr. Stachowiak received a B.S. in Business and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive), Certified Internal Auditor (inactive) and holds a Certification in Production and Inventory Management. Less

Craig K. Tagawa

CRAIG K. TAGAWA joined American Shared in 1988 and is President as of October 1, 2020. In addition to his current position as President he has been Chief Financial Officer since 1992 and served as Chief Operating Officer from 1999-2022. He is also GK Financing's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Tagawa is the former Chair of the Industrial Policy Advisory Committee of the Engineerin... Moreg Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Cornell University.Less

Peter Gaccione

PETER GACCIONE currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. He joined the Company in September 2022 and has over 40 years of experience in the global Radiation Oncology and Imaging business. Most recently, he served as President and a Member of the Executive Management Board of Myocardial Solutions Inc., a medical technology company in the cardiology and cardio-oncology field, ... Morewhere he led the product commercialization, sales, marketing development, and clinical teams. Prior to that, Mr. Gaccione held various positions within Elekta AB, a provider of precision radiation oncology treatment systems, brachytherapy, neuroscience, and software solutions from 1997 to 2020, that culminated with his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Elekta Inc. and Elekta Medical S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), as well as Executive Vice President of Elekta North and Latin America Regions and a Member of the Elekta AB Global Executive Management team from June 2017 to February 2020. Less

Corporate Officers

Ernest R. Bates

ERNEST R. BATES is Vice President of International Sales and Marketing effective May 3, 2022. He joined the Company in January 2007 as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. He was on the Board of Directors of the Company from 2004 through February 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he had been Managing Director, Institutional Fixed Income Sales of HSBC Securities (... MoreUSA), Inc. since 2003. Mr. Bates has also served as Managing Director, Head of Asian Product for HSBC Securities (USA), Inc. from 1999 to 2003. From 1993 through 1999, Mr. Bates held various positions with Merrill Lynch, last serving as Vice President, European Syndicate for Merrill Lunch International. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and a M.B.A. degree from The Wharton Business School. Ernest R. Bates is the son of company founder and Board member, Dr. Ernest Bates. Less

Timothy J. Keel

TIMOTHY J. KEEL currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He joined the Company in May of 2022 and has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare finance sector. He previously served as Vice President of Sales for Dext Capital, a leading independent Healthcare finance company. Prior to Dext, he held several senior sales roles at BankAmerica, Citibank and Key... More Bank with a focus in project finance in oncology, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging. Mr. Keel holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from California State University of Long Beach.Less

Alexis N. Wallace

ALEXIS N. WALLACE, CPA, currently serves as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary for American Shared. She joined the Company in 2013 as Assistant Controller. Prior to 2013, Ms. Wallace was the Director of Finance for Daughters of Charity Health System at St. Louise Regional Hospital. She earned her CPA license while working in public accounting for Moss Adams, LLP... More from 2006 to 2011. Ms. Wallace received her undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University. Less

Board of Directors

Dr. Ernest A. Bates

DR. ERNEST A. BATES, the founder of the Company, rejoined the Board March 2022. He previously provided consulting services to the Company pursuant to a consulting agreement from December 2021 through March 2022. He served as Chairman of the Board since the incorporation of the Company until December 2021. Dr. Bates also served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from the Company's inception ... Moreuntil May 4, 2020 and served as the Company's Executive Chairman from May 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. He is a member of several professional medical societies including several in his specialty. He is an Emeritus member of the Board of Trustees at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester. Dr. Bates is a member of the Board of Overseers at UCSF School of Nursing and a former member of the Board of Trustees at UCSF Foundation and the California Higher Education Business Forum. In 1997, Dr. Bates was appointed by the California Senate to serve as a member of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Appointed by the Governor, Dr. Bates served as a member of the Board of Governors of California Community Colleges, the District 4 Medical Quality Review Committee, and the Professional Advisory Committee at the University of California Medical Centers where he was appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. Dr. Bates previously served on the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel. In 2000, Dr. Bates received the prestigious Kjakan Award for his contribution to the spirit of entrepreneurial capitalism. Dr. Bates founded American Shared Hospital Services in 1977. Dr. Bates received his BA from Johns Hopkins University in 1958 and his MD degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1962. Dr. Bates completed a surgery internship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center in 1962. He has written chapters in the publication Textbook on Experimental Brain Tumors and Black Related Diseases. Dr. Bates completed his Neurosurgery residence at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco in 1971. Dr. Bates is the father of Ernest R. Bates, the Company's Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development and International Operations.
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Daniel G. Kelly, Jr.

DANIEL G. KELLY, JR., was elected to the Board in 2016 and currently serves as Lead Director. Mr. Kelly was a partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, an international law firm, from 1999 to 2015, co-founding its Silicon Valley office in 1999. During his time at Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly had an extensive corporate practice representing companies, private equity funds and financial institutions in a broad... More array of complex transactions, and also acted as a senior advisor to boards and special committees on numerous sensitive matters. Prior to joining Davis Polk, Mr. Kelly was a senior officer of a major investment banking firm, the chief legal officer of an NYSE-listed corporation and a partner involved in management of two other law firms. Mr. Kelly is a Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall and is on the Board of Directors of Equality Now, a global organization dedicated to creating a world in which women and girls have the same legal rights as men and boys. Mr. Kelly received his B.A. in History from Yale University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Kelly is a member of the Board of Directors of Ares Capital Corporation, a specialty finance company listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Less

Kathleen Miles

KATHLEEN MILES was elected to the Board in 2021. She currently serves as Chief Counsel, Public Finance, of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Ms. Miles has over 20 years of experience in public finance as both a lawyer and a regulator. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Government from Radcliffe College of Harvard University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Raymond Stachowiak

Chief Executive Officer

Vicki L. Wilson

VICKI L. WILSON was elected to the board in 2021. She currently serves as the Director of Finance and Administration for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation. Previously she was Deputy Director for Finance and Administration and Chief Fiscal Officer for the State’s Department of Public Health. Ms. Wilson has held numerous positions in finance, risk management and accounting in the ... Morepublic and private sectors, including with organizations and entities in healthcare. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics from Wesleyan University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Master’s in Public Health, Health Care Administration, from Yale University.Less