Stephen Shaya, M.D. at the United Nations in front of the Gift of Italy

July 27, 2017


Stephen Shaya, M.D. speaks at the Nexus event held at the United Nations on the Pietas project which promotes the ideal of providing health care anywhere, anytime, anyplace by utilizing a telemedicine program developed by HNC Virtual Care Solutions. In places like Pakistan, the Pietas project is taking care of over 70,000 mothers and children who did not have access to health and this effort is scaling to one million lives.

“Special thanks to Jonah and Rachel and the NEXUS team which has put together an impressive international network of more than 3000 next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from over 70 countries.

“Health care is a right for all people globally. By leveraging technology and innovation, we can make this lofty ideal come true.”

Dr Shaya finished by quoting Pope Francis.  “To change the world, we must be good to those you cannot repay us.”

About Stephen Shaya, M.D.:
​Stephen Shaya, M.D. graduated from Birmingham Brother Rice High School Summa Cum Laude. He was awarded a Merit Scholarship to attend Wayne State University. During his time at WSU, Dr. Shaya won many leadership awards including the Outstanding Student Leader in 1991 and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Grant Awardee. He was selected to serve on the Wayne State University Board of Governors from 1991 to 1993. He attended Wayne State University Medical School and graduated in 1996. Dr. Shaya subsequently finished training in Family Practice at North Oakland Medical Center and pursued a fellowship at Wayne State University for Occupational and Environmental Health. Since 2004, Dr. Shaya has been the Chief Medical Officer of J & B Medical, a global data and healthcare solutions company. J & B, which was started in 1996, is a privately held company based in Wixom, Michigan. It has 16 different business enterprises with customers in 48 states and 28 countries. This innovative company has brought many new ideas and solutions forward to the delivery of healthcare and continues to strive to improve patient access and quality. His role oversees all strategy, innovation, and growth within J&B. By leading the planning and development of new enterprises, many describe Dr. Shaya as an intrapreneur; someone who behaves as an entrepreneur within a large organization. Dr. Shaya has received many recognitions, including becoming a Knight of Grace for the Knights of Malta, the 2015 Global Distinguished Health Care Award from the Center of Economic and Leadership Development, the 2016 Global Health Care Innovation and Leadership Award, and a United States Congressional Commendation.  Recently, Dr. Shaya was named by the American Diabetes Association as the 2017 Father of the Year.


About HNC Virtual Care Solutions:

HNC Virtual Care Solutions (“HNC”) is a member of the J&B Medical Supply family of companies. Health Net Connect is a fast-paced, highly-focused telehealth product and solution provider based in Wixom, MI. Health Net Connect’ s mission as a telemedicine solutions company is to overcome traditional healthcare delivery challenges through a forward thinking innovative virtual clinic approach by providing clients with a clinical grade all-in-one, user-friendly telemedicine and telehealth platform. Various VideoDocTM solutions are designed to deliver substantial savings in healthcare costs for patients, measurable improvements in patient outcomes, expanded physician specialist availability, and significant reductions in time, travel and expense. Health Net Connect’s telemedicine solution offers a unique combination of HIPAA and HITECH compliant video consultations, virtual house calls, FDA approved peripherals, triage and rounds, combined with the ability to take, store and retrieve patient vitals from anywhere to anywhere throughout the world.


About Nexus:

Founded in 2011, NEXUS is an international network of more than 3000 next gen philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs from over 70 countries. The network collaborates to advance the potential of next generation leadership across nations and sectors as well as to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship for dialogue, education and collective problem solving. NEXUS has teams in 35 countries and convenes in partnership with the United Nations, the White House, No. 10 Downing Street and other government agencies. NEXUS and has been profiled in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Forbes and other leading publications around the world.