VIVIO Precision Care™ uses data to fix the big unsolved problem of paying for expensive drug therapies that don’t work for members while causing side effects. VIVIO helps self-insured employers and health plans ensure their members are on the right drugs while not overpaying for them. The VIVIO team has decades of experience solving large-scale healthcare problems at health plans, drug manufacturers, universities, self-insured employers, benefit consultants, providers and healthcare supply chain and information technology companies.
Pramod John, PhD
Pramod is team leader at VIVIO, a Public Benefit Corporation that is using analytics to reinvent the use and supply chain for specialty drugs. VIVIO’s solution challenges the current framework of efficacy by extending it to actual effectiveness in the real world resulting in significant acquisition savings and better outcomes for patients. VIVIO’s customers have seen reductions in drug spend of over 40% while removing obstacles to care such as formularies. VIVIO has grown rapidly, and customers include the F500 in various industries such as distribution, manufacturing, high-tech, mining, healthcare services, and education.
Pramod also founded Oration (owned by Change Healthcare), which allowed the capture of prescriptions in physician’s offices and then provided real-time pricing options and automatic routing capabilities. He was also VP of Strategy and Innovation at McKesson, where he helped optimize healthcare delivery systems, infrastructure, and supply chains.
Earlier, Pramod founded and was CEO of PacketMotion, a venture-funded startup in the enterprise network information and policy management industry. VMWare later acquired the company. Pramod also founded netExaminer.com, a managed vulnerability assessment company acquired by SonicWALL.
Pramod earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is an advisor to Folia Water, mentor at StartX, and serves on the board of Wycliffe USA.
Thomas Morrow, MD
Chief Science Officer
Tom has thirty-six years experience as an assistant professor of medicine, clinician, managed care executive, biopharmaceutical medical director and healthcare writer for Uniformed Services University, Anthem (Community Mutual Ohio), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, Great-West Healthcare (now part of Cigna), Genentech and others. As VIVIO Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Tom advocates for outcome-improving innovations in drug adherence.
Tom is a sought-after speaker and has given hundreds of lectures on topics including pharmacy management, medical management, disease management, specialty pharmacy, genomics and biotechnology. He has authored nearly 300 publications in a variety of peer and trade journals and has been a major contributor to a textbook on managed care. He writes the provocative monthly column, Tomorrow’s Medicine, for Managed Care, a print and online magazine widely read by health-plan executives and physicians.
Chief Growth Officer
Chris is leveraging almost 20 years of employee benefits consulting and leadership experience to drive new client acquisition and build a sales organization. Chris’ relevant experience includes Mercer, where he was the US Sales & Client Management Leader, before founding a benefits consulting firm, CMC Advisory Group, which was later acquired by Cottingham & Butler. Most recently, Chris was the Chief Growth Officer at Health Strategy.
Chris has a BS in Accounting from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
VP, Member Experience
Prior to VIVIO, Matt was the VP of Consumerism and Retail Marketing for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and the VP of Customer Experience for Guardian Protection. Both organizations use the voices of their customers to create and orchestrate omni-channel experiences for members and clients. In addition to CX and research, Matt has led marketing, digital and eCommerce, product development and corporate training. Matt also served in brand management and field marketing roles for Ford Motor Company, Sherwin-Williams and Kaplan Test Prep.
Matt holds an MBA from Penn State University and a BS in Business from Grove City College. He, his wife and daughters call Pittsburgh, PA home.
Director, Customer Success
Tristen is a seasoned employee benefits professional with over two decades of experience consulting with employers on their health and welfare plans. Her areas of expertise prior to joining VIVIO included account management, underwriting, strategic planning, budgeting, evaluating plan performance, vendor coordination, project management, and compliance.
Tristen has a BA in Marketing from North Central College.
Bhargav Raman, MD
Director, Clinical Product
Bhargav is a physician and computer scientist with extensive experience in healthcare informatics, economics, and data science. He started his career in academic research while still in high school with many peer-reviewed articles prior to starting residency. He has practiced in a variety of public and private healthcare settings, including as a private physician. More recently, he has worked with a variety of Silicon Valley startup companies mainly in the benefits and health services spaces, such as Oration and Carrum Health, with responsibilities ranging from product development to patient education. At VIVIO, he leads clinical and technology development that drive VIVIO's mission.
Bhargav has bachelors’ degrees in Biological Sciences and Computer Science as well as an MD with a concentration in Biomedical Informatics all from Stanford University.
Samuel Kabue, PharmD
Director, Clinical ProgramsSamuel is a clinical pharmacist with a background in Delivery Science and Clinical Informatics. Prior to VIVIO, Samuel worked in managed care institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of clinical teams managing preventative health programs for diverse populations. Samuel completed a Delivery Science and Clinical Informatics fellowship at the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Division Of Research. He has lead-authored published literature in the use of data-modeling to assist pharmacists in identifying and prioritizing patients at highest risk of adverse events in the managed-care setting. He is also certified in Pharmacy Informatics by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy. Samuel has a bachelor's degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from California State University East Bay, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California San Francisco, and a post-graduate fellowship in Delivery Science and Clinical Informatics.
David is a data-driven, process improvement expert focused on creating better user experiences. He was COO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization where he led 33,000 controllers, technicians, engineers and support personnel who are responsible for keeping air traffic moving safely and efficiently. David also served as the FAA’s Chief Counsel and Acting Deputy Administrator.
Earlier, David served Continental Airlines and its affiliates for 22 years, retiring as SVP of Customer Experience. Through a data-driven constant quality improvement process, he led Continental to address persistent deficits in product delivery to improve the total travel experience for Continental customers. In 2004, he served the U.S. Department of State in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Attaché, Senior Advisor and Coordinator for Transportation and Infrastructure.
As Managing Partner of Westport Healthcare Advisory Group, Bryan currently advises payers, health care organizations, money managers and private equity firms. Bryan was most recently Chairman, President and CEO of Truveris, an HCIT company, where he created the company’s three business units, Pharmacy Claims Management, Pharmaceutical Couponing and OneRx.
Prior, he was Chairman and CEO of Touchstone Health and President and CEO of Medco Health Solutions’ $15B Employer Account division and helped take it public. Bryan has also held executive leadership positions at Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, taking them public from a non-profit, and Oxford Health Plans, where he ran corporate provider contracting and was CEO of the CT Division. Bryan was co-founder of iHealth Technologies, which merged with Connelly to form Cotiviti, a public company.
Mary Catherine Person
Mary Catherine is an innovative entrepreneur with nearly thirty years of deep and intensive knowledge of the healthcare payer and self-funded employer. She served as President of HealthSCOPE Benefits and led the development of multiple ventures that grew the company's scope, size, market presence and profitability. Her leadership included network development, medical management, operations, account management, and sales. For many years, she was Vice President of Managed Care Services for CNA Health Partners, overseeing the company’s network development and medical management efforts in the US and Argentina. Prior to joining HealthSCOPE Benefits and its predecessor companies, Mary Catherine gained extensive experience at the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, exploring and solving challenges faced by both providers and employers across rural America, including telemedicine.
Ms. Person received a Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Prior to VIVIO Health, Mike was VP Finance/CFO for a number of startups across the healthcare IT, smart grid and network security spaces. These included Oration PBC (acquired by PokitDok), Grid Net, Star Analytics, PacketMotion (acquired by VMWare) and RedCreek Communications (acquired by SonicWALL). Before these, Mike spent more than 14 years in Corporate Finance with KLA-Tencor and Amdahl Corporation.
Mike holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA in Economics from Wheaton College. He serves as Treasurer on the Board of TCV Food Bank in Fremont, CA.
Fmr Coalition & National Pharmacy Practice Leader, Aon
Lisa is a nationally recognized healthcare and pharmacy benefit expert with a proven track record of building, overseeing, and advising innovative pharmacy purchasing coalitions and solutions for self-insured plan sponsors. Most recently, she was SVP, Strategic Coalition Lead for Aon’s National Pharmacy Practice. Lisa started out her career in the consulting industry at Mercer where she spent 13 years on both medical and pharmacy benefits. Selected by Business Insurance as a “Women to Watch” in the insurance, risk management, and employee benefits industries, Lisa has distinguished herself as a masterful negotiator and a passionate, highly effective, results-driven client advocate.
Fmr SVP Global Benefits, Walmart
Sally is an expert in payer/employer solutions that improve healthcare quality, lower costs and reduce inappropriate care. She was SVP, Global Benefits for Walmart, where she oversaw benefits programs for 2.2 million associates and their families. Prior, she was SVP, Corporate Benefits for Wells Fargo. Sally serves as Board Director for The Leapfrog Group and as Board Advisor for the Penn Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics. She has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for the ERISA Industry Committee, on the boards of the National Business Group on Health and the Pacific Business Group on Health, and on the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network launched by HHS.
Fmr VP Employee Benefits, McKesson
Gerri is a strategic benefits leader with deep experience in healthcare plan design, total rewards strategy development and Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) program management and contract negotiation. For more than 25 years, Gerri led corporate benefits teams for large complex, global corporations including McKesson, Stanford University and Safeway. During her tenure, she led ground-breaking change management initiatives to implement consumer-driven health, transparency tools, navigational aids and value-based payment programs. She was a member of the Board of Directors for the Pacific Business Group on Health and served on the Client Advisory Boards for both Anthem and Cigna. During her tenure at McKesson, she implemented an award-winning Wellness Program, receiving the C. Everett Koop Award as well as other national awards.
President, Hinge Health
Jim is the President at Hinge Health. Prior to Hinge, he served as the Chief Commercial Officer for Livongo Health, where he was a member of the founding executive team that built and grew Livongo into the leading consumer-focused digital health company in the world, helping take them public in 2019, ultimately culminating in an $18.5B acquisition by Teladoc Health. Prior to Livongo, Pursley held executive leadership roles at Intel-GE Care Innovations and GE Healthcare. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science & Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is also Six Sigma Green and Black Belt trained.
Fmr VP Talent Management, CHG Healthcare
At CHG, Nicole was responsible for employee development, foundational training, performance management, leadership development, two benefit programs, 401k, worker’s compensation, wellness, onsite clinics, onsite health coaching, financial education, HR technology, and HR compliance.
As seen in Forbes, Nicole “first began seeing specialty drugs on her claims report about three years ago, after the FDA approved medications to cure Hepatitis C. and treat Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, HIV, and other conditions, with price tags ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 a month. The dollar amounts started escalating, but they accepted it. ‘We assumed we don’t really have any choice,’ said Thurman. ‘People need these drugs. We want to help our people.’ ”
Fmr SVP, Health Transformation, Walmart
Marcus previously served as Senior Vice President of Health Transformation at Walmart where he was focused on furthering Walmart’s goal of improving the healthcare industry in the U.S. by increasing access and affordability in the system for consumers, helping to launch Walmart Health and other key health initiatives. Prior to joining Walmart in 2007, Osborne served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative, helping increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment in the developing world, and as a Senior Management Consultant for Alliance Consulting Group in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended the Harvard Business School and received his Masters in Business Administration, graduating with honors.
Healthcare Product Innovator
As a product innovation and program development expert, Cathy works with healthcare companies to bring new products to market for employers, consumers, physicians and hospitals. Formerly an executive with UnitedHealth Group and co-leader of Towers Watson Health Care Strategy Practice, Cathy also created and served on the boards of the Integrated Benefits Institute and the Disability Management Employer Coalition.
Chief Strategy Officer, Health Transformation Alliance
Lee is an innovator and strategist helping large, national, self-funded employers save millions on healthcare through leading practices, vendor partnerships and member engagement.
Lee pioneers methods around the convergence of digital health, medical consumerism, biomedical supercomputing and system reengineering.
Thomas L. Kelly
Fmr CEO, HealthSmart
Tom was CEO of HealthSmart, the largest independent administrator of health benefits. Under his leadership, HealthSmart introduced the first integrated approach to incentivizing selection of lower cost healthcare services. Earlier, Tom served as Head of Medicaid for Aetna and CEO of Schaller Anderson. During his time at Aetna/Schiller Anderson, Medicaid enrollment tripled and the company entered seven new state markets. Before this, Tom was EVP and CFO of Davita, founder and CEO of Mercy Health Plans and partner and National Director of Healthcare Services at KPMG. He currently serves on the boards of Fidelis Care New York, Covenant Health, Welvie, FOCoS Innovations, DoctorGlobe and Discovery Triangle.
Fmr Vice Chair & Deputy CEO, Deloitte
A prominent regulatory expert, Bob has significant relationships with the SEC, PCAOB, Treasury, as well as both Committees and Members of Congress. Bob’s clients have included Fortune 100 companies Boeing, General Motors, Best Buy, and Dow Chemical. He spent 39-years with Deloitte, serving as Deloitte’s Deputy CEO, and Vice Chairman.
Fmr Dir., Corp. Relations & New Ventures, Stanford University
Ted is former Director for Corporate Relations and New Ventures at Stanford University Medical Center and the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. Serving more than 25 years at Stanford University and the University of Chicago, Ted has extensive experience developing strategies and partnerships with corporate enterprises, venture investors and entrepreneurs that accelerate the translation of solutions to improve health and medical practice, care delivery and research.
Ted is an adviser, investor and board member for early-stage technology ventures. He serves as an associate of TriVentures (Menlo Park, CA), a business development adviser to Roam Analytics (San Mateo, CA), ViiV Healthcare (London, UK) and LifeLink AI (Oakland, CA) and a member of the Center for Innovation in Global Health Advisory Council at Stanford University.