MyLife Recovery™ is composed of a team of professionals that are passionate about unlocking the potential of each and everyone one of their patients through the MyLife Recovery™ Program.
Patty Hollis, Co-CEO & Executive VP, Medical Operations and Business Development
Patty Hollis has been head of Medical Operations where she coordinates and ensures the quality of medical services to patients that are customized and individualized for each patient based on their needs. Ms. Hollis co-founded ITSRx Specialty Pharmacy and was Director of Sales, clinical programs, and marketing initiatives. She successfully launched ITSRx’s nationally recognized Hepatitis C Program and led its patient education and training efforts. Ms. Hollis helped lead ITSRx to a successful exit through an acquisition by Enhanced Equity, which ultimately became AcariaHealth, now a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (CNC). Ms. Hollis is a registered nurse with more than 24 years of healthcare experience. She spent 15 years as a clinical nurse and 10 years in Liver Transplant Coordination.
Dan Markel, Co-CEO and Founder
Dan Markel, has been a lifelong entrepreneur with knowledge, experience and success in multiple different industries. Attracted to complex, innovative and life changing projects and ventures, Markel has specialized in private equity for startups and small private and public companies. His ventures include real estate syndication (nearly 4,000 apartment units nationally) and development, entertainment/media, revolutionary medical treatments and restaurant concepts. By first investing his own capital, Markel has raised over $100,000,000 in over 35 Private Placement offerings.
His career began in media and entertainment after graduating from Loyola Marymount University with honors (later working there as an adjunct professor teaching entrepreneurship). Then onto New York University Tisch’s School of Arts where he received a scholarship to the school’s exclusive Graduate Acting Program where he received is MFA. He began his business career by successfully syndicating his first real estate purchase in Los Angeles with an 8 unit apartment building. While building this multifamily portfolio he trained on Wall St. with Morgan Stanley. After receiving the company’s National Sales Award Markel moved on to open his own real estate firm specializing in multi-family acquisitions and developments. This included complicated planning and permitting issues with one of Los Angeles’ first Live/Work Lofts in North Hollywood all the way to a $48,000,000, 700-unit apartment acquisition in Atlanta, GA., involving the complicated removal of tax credit designations.
Through the challenging and devestating recession Markel remained on the front lines with his properties negotiating loans and reorganizing partnerships in an effort to protect his investors/holdings – all negatively affected by the severe downturn in the recession.
In 2013 Markel became a medical entrepreneur when he was introduced to a revolutionary treatment for addiction and recovery – a disease that affected this own family. That company, MyLife Recovery, offers a long-lasting naltrexone implant that successfully treated nearly 300 patients whom had all been previously unsuccessful with all other treatment methods. The success stories included Markel‘s own nephew who had suffered for over 15 years with an opioid addiction.
In 2015 Markel was accepted into University of Southern California’s Executive MBA program where he completed one year before having to return his full attention to fight the current epidemic the country is facing. He continues that fight today with several important initiatives and milestones on the horizon.
Adding to his efforts as a medical entrepreneur, Markel is currently working closely with premier team of internationally recognized doctors and inventors bringing another revolutionary, patented treatment to the wellness industry to Southern California in 2020.
In the entertainment and media, Markel is currently working on a docu-series/documentary focused on the devastatingly ineffective, and sometimes fraudulent recovery and addiction industry. Also with his wife, Writer/Director, Kathleen Welch Markel, he is working on a limited series based on the book, “Tim and Tom” with his friend, Tom Dreeson.
Finally, Markel is also a seasoned, restaurateur, with his company, Pure Blue Dining. With his team he is expanding fast casual health focused concepts including Hummus and Pita Co. from NYC and the crave-able Dog Haus Biergarten, to southern California in Q1 2020.
To help with oversight and management of his holdings, Markel invited his USC business school classmate, Dennis Wang to form the new holding company, Pure Blue Group in early 2019. Wang is the acting COO/CFO overseeing all of the operational aspects of Markel‘s businesses and projects in all industries.
He lives in Toluca Lake, California with his wife, Writer and Director, Kathleen and their four children, Vivian (NYC), Jackson (Sr. USC), Max(Jr. Indiana University) and Stella (Sr. Notre Dame HS).
Dr. Robert Lagrou, Medical Director
Dr. Robert Lagrou is the Medical Director for MyLife and Chairman of the MyLife Medical Advisory Board where he oversees the development and implementation of MyLife’s medical treatment protocols and procedures to ensure the highest standard of patient treatment and care. Rob is a psychiatrist in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is affiliated with Henry Ford Hospital. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. He is one of 31 doctors at Henry Ford Hospital who specialize in Psychiatry.