Healthcare professional with 10 years of experience (including 2 years of leadership development training) working in managed care as well as in strategic healthcare consulting, setting the strategic direction to meet financial objectives, creating internal wellness programs, health information technology (HIT), member/patient relations, government relations, and the development of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Patient-Centered Medical Home models. I also created and hosted the Innovation Rising Podcast, presented by Healthbox, interviewing dozens of the healthcare industry's leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and investors, and innovation leaders.
I'm also passionate about health and wellness at both the community and individual level. As an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, I designed and built a holistic wellness program for a 5,000+ employee organization across 14 states. I'm also the Founder of StandUp Chicago, a non-profit volunteer organization working to help schools implement standing desks in their classroom for their students.