A serial entrepreneur and recognized expert in the fields of NIEM, data integration and information sharing, Paat’s background includes more than three decades of experience working with global 1000 companies, government agencies and innovative technology companies. James has a long laundry list of accolades. Most recently, he was recognized as one of 2018’s 20 top leaders in the healthcare industry, a 2017 Most Admired Business Tech Leader, and InXite Health Systems was recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in 2017.

In 2020, Paat founded three new companies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID-19 Global Supplies (C19GS), InXite 360 and InXite Data Systems. C19GS was created to connect buyers with suppliers of critically-needed PPE using a secure, online marketplace. To help businesses, schools and healthcare organizations become COVID-safe, InXite 360 provides an invaluable selection of services and products such as disinfection robots and contactless temperature scanners. InXite Data Systems is an innovative healthcare technology company that provides data sharing between providers and patients.

In 2014, Paat founded InXite Health Systems with the goal of improving the healthcare system for all patients, providers, and payors throughout the country. The idea was to be able to provide a data platform that would house healthcare information in one central spot making it easily accessible for the patient and those who care for them.

Prior to founding InXite Health Systems, Paat served as president and CEO of Sypherlink. Recognized for its unique capabilities by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and by multiple key industry analysts, the company was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner Group and “Top 10 IT Companies to Watch in 2011” by Bloor Research Group. From 2001-2011 Sypherlink was involved in many of the nation’s largest—and most successful—information exchange projects, including those at the federal, state, regional and local levels. Sypherlink was acquired in 2009.

Paat’s first company, EC Outlook, was an innovative e-business company. Under his leadership, the company raised $36 million of investment, grew to 150 associates, and secured several global 500 customers including Bristol Myers Squibb, BASF, Dupont, Ciba Vision, Bausch & Lomb and Sun Microsystems.

An acknowledged industry expert, James has spoken at numerous conferences and events around the world, including the IT Forum, EC Expo, and local and international user groups. He has been featured several times in leading media publications including CNNfn, World Business Review, Electronic Commerce World, The Columbus Dispatch and Business First. He also served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Long-Range Planning Committee for the IJIS Institute and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel of Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University.

Although he began his career in banking during his college years, Dr. Setyan found himself drawn to the healthcare industry after helping to manage a client’s healthcare facility. At 26, he became the youngest Program Director in a state-funded healthcare program for seniors in California, a position in which he served from 2006 to 2010. During the 2009 to 2010 school year, Dr. Setyan also served as a faculty member with the University of Riverside School of Management.

Over the years, Dr. Setyan gained valuable expertise in the healthcare management field, serving in various high-level positions in post-acute healthcare organizations across California and Arizona. As the President of Ironclad Healthcare Solutions Corporation, he became the first organization in U.S. and tribal history to implement hospice and palliative care services on tribal lands under a presidential mandate.

He also established the first native-woman owned and operated healthcare billing company. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Native, Founder of Palliation Collaborative, a chronic disease and terminal illness management collaborative, and Board Member of a tribal non-profit organization that raises suicide prevention awareness and healthcare reform.

An expert in his field, Dr. Setyan earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and economics from California State University, Los Angeles in 2012, continuing toward his graduate and post-graduate studies in industrial and organizational psychology. Immersed in healthcare management and with a plethora of knowledge at his disposal, Dr. Setyan contributed to articles such as “Industrial Hemp Production in the Navajo Nation,” “Letter to Humanity: Genocide and Ethnocide of the Native Americans” and “Saving the Literary Past: In Search of Armenian Pre-Christian Manuscripts.” He is also an author of three best-selling books in ancient history and languages including “Enigma of the Armenian Alphabet,” “Language as a Fingerprint” and “Armenian Origins of Basque.”

His fourth publication was “The Tipping Point: Healthcare Woes, Covid-19, and Future of Native Health,” coauthored with Juan Cano Sanchez, Chairman of the American Indian Agriculture Bureau, a ground-breaking and the only inside critical and unbiased view of the current and future economic and societal genocide of the Native Americans and possible economic development and healthcare solutions in the post-pandemic era. His upcoming books in development with titles, “The Native Health Crisis” and “Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet” will expand on his previous publications.

Due to his outstanding work, Dr. Setyan received an honorary membership through Psi Chi, as well as an Elite American Executive Award from the National Council of American Executives in 2014, and a Top 100 Healthcare Leaders Award from the International Forum on Healthcare in 2019 and 2020. He is also a member of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.

Dr. Setyan is an avid public speaker, lecturer and an author, with television appearances, radio shows, published academic and research-oriented work on varied topics including ancient languages and world history, hemp, Native American affairs, financial incentives, and teamwork efficacy.

He currently holds the first native treaty government position Treaty Council Agent of the Original Oceti Sakowin Treaty Government Organization of the Sioux Nation of Indians, holding an international diplomatic immunity status with the aim to establish International Political Diplomatic Peace Mission and International Economic Relations. With his current status, he is managing the development and implementation of the first tribal sovereign pharmacy, interstate and international sovereign transportation, and mobile healthcare platforms across Native Country, working with Federal, State, Tribal and private enterprise constituents across the nation.

Looking toward the future, he aims to become involved in politics, so that he can instill greater and broader positive change across the Native Country and to underserved communities.




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