Thursday, June 23, 2005


Robert K. Lifton has been our chairman of the board, chief executive
officer and secretary since our inception and chairman of the board of Medis El
since October 1993. Prior to that, Mr. Lifton was a director of Medis El since
its inception in July 1992. He is principally engaged in managing his own
investments through the Stanoff Corporation, of which he is a major shareholder
and a principal, and other investment vehicles. Mr. Lifton has recently been
named chairman of the advisory board of Inc., a developer of
interactive Internet programming, is the chairman of the board and chief
executive officer of Inc., a startup Internet provider of
medical services, is a director of Bank Leumi USA, the co-chairman of the
U.S.-Middle East Project of the Council on Foreign Relations, chair of the
Public Health Research Institute and serves on the boards of numerous
philanthropic organizations. He also is an officer and director of a number of
privately held companies. From 1988 to 1994, he was president of the American
Jewish Congress and is the founding chairman and chairman emeritus of the Israel
Policy Forum. In 1983, he was a founder of Preferred Health Care Ltd. and served
as its president. In 1961, he co-founded the Transcontinental Investing
Corporation, serving as its president until 1968, when it was listed on the New
York Stock Exchange, and then chairman of the board until its merger in 1972.
Mr. Lifton was an associate attorney with the law firm of Kaye, Scholer,
Fierman, Hays and Handler in 1955 and 1956, afterr
eceiving a law degree from Yale Law School and being admitted to the New York
Bar, and has taught at Yale and Columbia law schools. Mr. Lifton has written
extensively on business and political matters.