James believes technology, when creatively applied, can improve our life experiences. Intrigued by the amazing potential for internet and mobile technology to engage us all, James created a business model to reshape personal health management. He is the co-inventor of the Guided CarePath and leads Wellbe’s innovations program to empower people and providers with new tools to improve health. James has launched several new businesses over his career including the Mediasite lecture recorder, the leading video learning appliance in companies and universities around the world. He is also on the Board of Directors for BioForward, Wisconsin’s bio-health industry association.
David has worked for more than 25 years as a technologist – successfully leading software projects for start-ups, big businesses, and educational institutions. He has deep experience developing highly interactive, data-driven web applications. David is the co-inventor of the Patient Guidance System. Prior to joining Wellbe, David worked in the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley with Apple Computer, as well as Pacific Bell, Siemens, Barclays Global Investors and Citibank: developing applications for training, information management and employee communications.
Abraham has focused his entire career on helping healthcare professionals better serve their patients through technology. As a founding member of Pharmacy OneSource, Abraham guided the technology and client services efforts to build one of healthcare’s early true multi-tenant SaaS companies starting in 2000, way before the term “Cloud” had today’s meaning. He’s proud to have been on the leading-edge of educating healthcare on the value of the SaaS model and excited to see the acceptance the “Cloud” is gaining today. The systems and teams he helped architect supported nearly 1,300 hospitals across multiple product lines and hospital departments.
Bill has spent his entire career in Healthcare IT and operations and brings a passion for building client relationships, improving healthcare, and using data to drive strategy and decisions to his role at Wellbe as Director of Customer Success. Bill is a die-hard badger fan and has a Biomedical engineering degree and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kathryne has dedicated her career to driving measurable results for purpose-driven organizations. Her expertise includes strategy, marketing and communications, business and leadership development, and program and product development. Her primary professional interests have included designing and executing innovative, high-impact initiatives, and leading change for improving the health and well-being of individuals, organizations, and communities.
What's needed to keep the office running? Lori is here to help. Human resources, financial liaison, payroll, office administration, event/meeting planner, executive assistant, technology administrator, customer service provider, grocery shopper and office sparkle. Outside of Wellbe, Lori is an American Council on Exercise certified Group Fitness Instructor and currently teaching for the Madison School & Community Recreation adult fitness program, specializing in strength training. She is also an ACE certified Health Coach. Lori was an HR Generalist for 16 years at Capital Newspapers and an Assistant Store Manager, Director of Loss Prevention, and Department Manager at Burdines Department Store in Florida for 11 years.
Brendan is part of the development team at Wellbe, working on building and maintaining code that powers patient CarePaths. He has been writing code to solve business problems for the past seven years. Before joining Wellbe, he was a real estate analyst for big box retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kohl’s. While an interest in research and GIS initially led him to that field, he found his true calling was solving problems with code. He especially enjoys coding in Ruby.
As a Implementation Success Manager, Cody helps large healthcare organizations implement Wellbe’s products and provide ongoing support. Cody has spent his career in the healthcare industry working for Epic Systems Corporation and many large healthcare organizations in Eastern Massachusetts. He joined Wellbe looking to use his implementation skill set in a fast-paced environment to help drive customer success. Cody is a Madison native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Go Badgers!
Mark has spent most of his career testing all of the layers of web-based software products. He tries to help others see that quality assurance isn't just the job of a tester, it is the job of everyone in an organization. He likes to use his testing and test leadership experience to help to continuously improve the software development and release cycles by developing and improving test strategies, working closely with customer care, and getting involved as early and as often as possible in the product life cycle. In his spare time, he and his wife raise their 5 children and spend time with their pets. He always keeps in mind the fact that everyone he meets knows something that he doesn't.
Mike's main role at Wellbe is to form amazing relationships with our customer base by helping our customers maximize their success with our product by becoming their trusted advisor. In addition, his mission is to ensure he exceed our clients’ expectations of value through superior service to their staff and patients. He will be responsible for the ongoing relationships with our customer base to achieve the highest levels of patient and client engagement, satisfaction, and ultimately deliver on the return on investment expected by the clients. Previously he worked for Pharmacy OneSource as a Customer Success Manager in a very similar capacity. Mike graduated from Lakeland College with a B.A. in Marketing.
Vicki is driven by a passion for making a direct, positive impact on customers and patients. As Customer Success Manager - Alliances, Vicki guides hospital care teams through the implementation process to design CarePaths that result in engaged, well-prepared patients having the best possible surgical experiences. After implementation, she maintains an ongoing relationship with our customers to ensure that they are getting the efficiency, value, and outcomes expected from the program. Vicki joined Wellbe after 13 years in the Human Resources and training field, eager to use her skills to have a more meaningful impact. She finds satisfaction in hearing stories about how Guided CarePaths are helping patients to feel more confident and prepared for surgery and recovery. Knowing she played a part in improving the patient’s experience is extremely rewarding.
Melanie has over 20 years in healthcare working with top tier companies to expand business development and drive profits. In past roles at Healthgrades and Emmi Solutions she was responsible for selling into enterprise health systems in the Midwest. Prior to sales, Melanie worked as a consultant at Arthur Andersen in their healthcare consulting practice. Melanie was also the National Director of Reimbursement for Home Medical Of America, the largest home health and high-tech infusion pharmacy company in the country. Melanie has a Bachelors of Journalism and Marketing from the University of Georgia and currently resides in Evanston, Illinois.
Walter joined Wellbe after a career in physical therapy and serving as a scientific director for an IT company developing healthful lifestyle plans. He also recently earned his PhD in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Arizona and pursued academic research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Currently, as Wellbe's Program Manager, Walter coordinates the projects and research that will lead to the next generation of CarePaths. His primary focus is on developing high quality and evidence-based CarePath solutions tailored to the needs of both medical providers and patients. Complementing his role at Wellbe, Walter also holds an affiliation with the University of Wisconsin as Research Scientist. In private, he enjoys spending time with his family, remodeling his 1860 farm house and living his Bavarian heritage with playing the accordion.
Jeremy grew up in a family where everyone had their own computer. He was programming my own small games before he was in high school. While working other jobs during college, he started creating websites for small businesses around the country. After that he was hired as a software engineer at Alice.com where he helped to build and launch their newest platform. With his understanding of large scale applications, he began consulting for a variety of clients helping them to launch their websites. At Wellbe he works to build and maintain the platform. He enjoys learning new programming languages and solving challenging problems.
As Wellbe's Product Development Coordinator, Ben helps guide the product development process to ensure that our software platform remains a cutting edge tool for patients, providers, and those involved in the patient’s care. Previously, Ben worked for large healthcare organizations such as Agrace HospiceCare and Epic Systems Corporation, the largest EHR provider. However, he chose to work at Wellbe because he could make an immediate impact in this young, forward-thinking organization and because the company values work/life balance and employs intelligent, driven colleagues.
Andrew is an eternal optimist who has learned that it takes more than believing in an idea to convince people that it’s true; data, he learned, is a great way to be convincing. As the Data Insights Guru, Andrew is responsible for finding, building, and streamlining analytic insights to help the Wellbe team. His role is a blend of data analysis, data science, and reporting. Before joining Wellbe, Andrew worked in Chicago at the pharmacy benefit management company OptumRx (formerly Catamaran) in their Finance Development Program. Here he learned he preferred data analysis to finance. Andrew graduated from Lawrence University with an B.A. in Economics.
Yeng’s passion for web development started in college when he took a PHP class that taught him how to display a list of exciting movies for users to select on the internet. This not only gave him the feeling that he has the power to develop something that will benefit people, but the confidence to do something great one day. He continued to teach himself how to code and took part in the YWEB Career Academy. From YWEB he was matched for a development intern position at Wellbe, which grew into a full-time developer position. He’s currently learning and applying Ruby on Rails under some of the brightest people at Wellbe. He looks forward to many more opportunities to grow in the ever-changing field of technology and healthcare.
Matt’s first computer was an IBM XT 8088 that his father bought for the family when he was five years old. His first “programming” experience was changing the prompt to a Bart Simpson caricature with the help of articles in PC Magazine. In high school, he converted board games to QBasic programs as class projects. After a brief hiatus from programming, Matt knew he wanted to make it a career. He went back to school and then began programming professionally in Ruby. He’s used Ruby in a variety of environments, including e-commerce, government and health care. At Wellbe, Matt is senior developer and enjoys solving tough backend and architecture problems. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, brewing beer and playing with new tech.
<span class="m_-5292456814851982112gmail-s1">As a member of Wellbe’s marketing and sales team, Heidi’s mission is developing connections between healthcare transformation leaders and Wellbe solution experts</span><span class="m_-5292456814851982112gmail-s1">. She has enjoyed experiences leading fundraising initiatives for a local non-profit organization, streamlining project management efforts, and optimizing customer relationships. Heidi is passionate about building relationships and values opportunities that connect people at a personal level. Heidi has a BS in Health Promotion from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle, distance running, waterskiing, new adventures, and spending time with family and friends. </span>
Katie is passionate about advocating for people, challenging assumptions, and working with multidisciplinary teams to make meaningful things and experiences. She’s lead design thinking programs and discovery research from exploring “compelling experiences” to improving exam room experiences, from investigating the future of mobile advertising to creating empathetic pharmaceutical ‘on boarding’ that improves chronic care management. She’s even worked with teams to figure out how to make chicken packaging less gross. Katie started her career at Doblin Group (now Deloitte) learning early that ethnographic research inspires powerful business innovation. She gained a deeper understanding of corporate challenges while heading up consumer research for Newell Rubbermaid divisions. After ten years of successful freelancing researching people in crisis (they’re not just ‘patients’), physicians, policy experts, insurers, families, kids, caregivers, trends, culture… she’s excited to spur on Wellbe’s passion to make hard and scary times better for all the people involved.
Maeghan has 10 years of marketing experience in the healthcare IT industry with leading companies like Pharmacy OneSource and Healthgrades. Armed with a background in science, journalism and the web, she executes a content-based marketing strategy to connect with hospital audiences using relevant information aligned with Wellbe’s offerings. Maeghan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published freelance articles in the Wisconsin State Journal as well as local and national trade magazines.
Caleb is inspired by the potential for technology to revolutionize healthcare and improve patient outcomes. As a Implementation Success Manager, he helps large healthcare organizations navigate the implementation of Wellbe’s coordinated care platform and design CarePaths that result in engaged, prepared patients and improved outcomes. Prior to Wellbe, Caleb was an implementation project manager at Epic Systems Corporation and a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. He has a native Texan (Austin) and has BA in Anthropology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI.
Neel is the associate product analyst here at Wellbe. One of his favorite things about his position here is that he gets to work with all of our teams. As a product analyst, he strives to focus on our design requirements and ensure that our software is meeting the needs of our end users. Before Wellbe, he worked in QA at a large EHR company. He is originally from the great state of Michigan. He has had the opportunity to work in several different healthcare environments over the years.
As Wellbe's Application Success Analyst, Rani’s mission is to assist our Customer Success team and clients to continually find ways to further enhance and support their CarePaths. Prior to joining Wellbe, Rani worked at non-profit financial institution assisting small businesses to grow and expand. Rani is a Madison native and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Consumer Science.
Veselin is a member of development team, building and maintaining the codebase which powers Wellbe’s Guided CarePaths. He is passionate about coding and has spent the last five years in the field of computer programming, learning to use many languages and platforms along the way. Projects he’s worked on include not only web apps, but also mobile and console applications. Now he concentrates on only one language and that is Ruby. The first time he did serious work on a computer was back in 2000 on a first generation iMac. Prior to joining Wellbe, Veselin was a web developer at Foremost Media. Outside of work he enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Deb is a 20-year veteran in healthcare with the broad range of business development skills and management experiences necessary to create and cultivate advantageous relationships. She was most recently at Healthgrades where she served as a senior executive within the Solutions Consulting division creating and executing strategy for revenue and retention. Deb also has health plan administration experience focused on quality improvement and member education and engagement programming.
Meaghan is inspired by healthcare innovation and the ways technology can make a positive impact on the outcomes of patient care. As a Customer Success Manager at Wellbe, she helps large healthcare organizations implement the Wellbe solution helping patients better engage and play a more significant role throughout their episode of care. Previously, Meaghan worked for Propeller Health as an Account Manager implementing their mobile platform for respiratory health. Meaghan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.
Coral focuses on testing and ensuring quality in the software. She’s enthusiastic about usability and intuitive screens. She’s interested in implementing and improving processes as well as helping shape the future of Wellbe. She loves coordinating projects and managing groups that focus on heightened quality and enhances efficiency. Before Wellbe, she spent three years in Quality Assurance at an EHR software company. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from UW-Madison.
Joel has been playing with technology since he was 5 years old and his dad started teaching him what different electronic components were and what they did. That fascination naturally expanded to computers and programming after his family got their first computer. That fascination lead to doing contract software development when he was 16 years old and continuing to work in various capacities in the IT field from software engineer, systems administrator and DevOps. At Wellbe, Joel is responsible for ensuring the application is functioning properly, easy to deploy and always available, secure and performant.
David is a sales executive with more than 22 years of experience working with both proven and emerging healthcare companies, including Pharmacy OneSource and B Braun Medical. As VP of Health System Solutions, David is responsible for identifying marketplace opportunities, engaging clients in value-centered conversations, and developing solution proposals. He has a history of building and maintaining strong relationships with executives at major healthcare organizations. He enjoys taking a sales leadership role by identifying and mentoring talented teammates and consistently overachieving sales forecasts.
Mr. Baldwin was most recently Chairman and CEO of Baxa Corporation, a leader in devices, systems and software for the handling, packaging and tracking of fluid medications in a critical care setting. Under his leadership from 1997 until its sale to Baxter Corporation in 2011, the company sales grew from $25 million to over $170 million. As CEO, he led the eight-member board of directors and led a minority recap resulting in Goldman Sach’s private equity group owning 27% of the company. He was also an early investor and lead director in Pharmacy OneSource, an innovative software-as-a-service business that had a successful exit in 2010. Prior to being CEO of Baxa, Mr. Baldwin spent fourteen years in Sales and Marketing roles for Baxa, Sprint, and PictureTel. He has an MBA from Boston University.
Dr. Masciopinto is a practicing neurosurgeon with a focus on spine care. He has 16 years of experience in single specialty and large multi-specialty group practices. Jeff has been integral in developing a multi-specialty spine center within his current large group practice. The focus of the spine center is to provide efficiencies and best practice implementation throughout the continuum of care for spine disease. The goals are to maximize patient and provider satisfaction as well as provide cost savings, and to collect data to allow for economic and quality outcome analysis.
Dr. Fisher is a practicing orthopaedic surgeon from Indianapolis. He has more than 28 years of experience and annually performs more than 500 total joint replacement procedures. Dr. Fisher is devoted to providing the best possible service to his patients and has maintained a massive outcomes data repository throughout his career. His dedication to outcomes collection and analysis has led to prominent roles such as: Director of the Total Joint Service at Methodist Hospital, Director of the Total Joint Center at the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, Past-President of OrthoIndy, and serving as a consultant/designer/advisor for several orthopaedic manufacturers and healthcare organizations.
Dr. Springman is a practicing anesthesiologist and has 30 years experience in both academic and private practice medicine. He strongly believes that focusing on the entire procedural experience for patients will help both patients and healthcare personnel go beyond the basics of effective medical care. Scott’s work in implementing electronic medical records and developing pre-procedure medical guidelines gives him a unique insight into the entire process.
Dr. Iorio is the William and Susan Jaffe Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases and Chief of Adult Reconstruction at NYU Langone HJD. Dr. Iorio is a national expert in physician and hospital quality and safety and a leader in the implementation of alternate payment paradigms in orthopaedic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Iorio has published over 135 papers, 21 Book Chapters and participated in 22 funded grants. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his clinical skills as a leading adult reconstruction surgeon in many media publications.