Health Fidelity is a San Mateo, Calif. healthcare tech start-up that was founded in 2011. Our company started as a best-in-class Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology and inference platform to analyze vast amounts of unstructured data in order to provide clinical and financial insights. Our NLP engine was developed in close collaboration with Columbia University, whose faculty and staff continues to work closely with Health Fidelity scientists to advance and refine the engine’s accuracy through a supervised machine learning feedback loop.
Today we are focused on helping payer and provider organizations address risk and quality in value-based payment models through our prospective and retrospective solutions. Our applications were designed with real-world workflow input from UPMC Health Plan, a key development partner and strategic investor in our company.
Vice President, Business Development
John BlevinsVice President, Business Development
John brings over 25 years of healthcare technology experience and leadership to Health Fidelity, where he oversees Business Development. He has deep commercial experience in sales, marketing, business development, and corporate finance.
Throughout his career, John has enabled and driven growth for innovative healthcare technology companies, including dozens of venture-backed, early-stage companies seeking to disrupt the status quo, as well as market leaders such as 3M HIS and IDX Systems Corporation. John is passionate and dedicated to improving quality, reducing costs, and aligning stakeholders across healthcare.
John holds a Bachelor’s in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MBA with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.
Director, Human Resources & Team Member Engagement
Betsy BrookesDirector, Human Resources and Team Member Engagement
With over 20 years’ experience in People Operations in high tech high growth industries, Betsy strives to design experiences and programs to inspire individuals, teams, and organizations to reach their full potential. At Health Fidelity, Betsy manages strategic and tactical HR initiatives including talent acquisition, benefits, and team member engagement.
Betsy is a champion of Health Fidelity’s mission and values, partnering with leadership to create a dynamic environment that fosters collaboration and innovation to attract top minds, and nurture and build top talent. She enjoys keeping pace with the high intensity of growth companies and has a true passion for creating people-driven cultures while juggling everything from process improvement to benefit questions.
Betsy has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University. and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) SCP certification. Betsy is a dedicated steward of our culture upholding our company values with every team member interaction.
Senior Vice President, Engineering
BJ Choi Senior Vice President, Engineering
BJ Choi enjoys applying his 20+ years of experience to help make healthcare more efficient and effective in an effort to achieve better outcomes for patients.
Prior to joining Health Fidelity, BJ was the Chief Architect at NRC Health, a patient feedback intelligence company. He has developed numerous multi-tenant SaaS/BI platforms in Healthcare both for providers and payers working at Cal Index, Vocera, MedeAnalytics, Health Integrated, Advisory Board Company, and Neoforma. BJ is excited to apply the latest/emerging technologies to bring tangible innovation to practical healthcare problems.
BJ studied at Seoul National University and Carnegie Mellon University.
Vice President, Client Partnerships
Michael brings more than 20 years of direct experience in multiple healthcare disciplines, including provider, payer, medical devices and clinical services. His passion for turning “it can’t be done” into “done” reflects his unique ability to align people, processes, and technology in a way that exceeds client expectations.
At Health Fidelity, Michael is responsible for the company’s business development strategy and execution. He works closely with our partners to identify and close information gaps in order to deliver higher quality care while reducing costs and producing better outcomes. Michael’s vision for Health Fidelity is to utilize its position as a leader in NLP technology to be the catalyst of change in markets such as Risk Adjustment.
Prior to Health Fidelity, Michael was the Managing Director of Accenture’s health management operations practice. Michael was also an early executive at MediCall, a clinical outsourcing startup, where he successfully scaled the company through to acquisition by Cognizant. Michael has a BS in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific.
Director of Legal Operations
Jacqueline EngelDirector of Legal Operations
Jacqueline Engel has been a licensed attorney for more than 25 years with a primary focus in healthcare. During her legal career, among other areas of specialization, she has provided legal services and legal counsel in the fields of IT contracting, HIPAA Privacy & Security, electronic health records compliance, payer strategy, and clinical and translational research. As Director of Legal Services, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary, Jackie’s background in IT contracting and healthcare allows her to provide the legal support and guidance needed for Health Fidelity’s growing operations.
Jackie joined Health Fidelity after more than five years with Catholic Health Initiatives, a large non-profit health care entity with more than 100 facilities in 18 states, where she held the position of Corporate Counsel. Prior to Catholic Health Initiatives, Jackie served as a Contracts Attorney with the Office of Grants and Contracts for the University of Colorado Denver at the Anschutz Medical Campus where she was responsible for negotiating contracts related to clinical research. Jackie’s extensive legal experience also includes service as Assistant General Counsel for Denver Health and Hospital Authority; a position as a State of Colorado Assistant Attorney General in the Regulatory Compliance Section where she represented the Board of Medical Examiners, the Pharmacy Board, and the Board of Nursing Home Administrators; and several years in private practice during which she represented physicians, nurses, and hospitals in medical malpractice cases.
Jackie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a Juris Doctor from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
Chief Financial Officer
Craig GomulkaChief Financial Officer
Serving as CFO, Craig leverages his broad experience across multiple areas, including corporate finance, partnerships, transactions, and software technology, to provide financial and operational leadership to Health Fidelity. Craig’s diverse background allows him to effectively evaluate the feasibility and impact of technology-based solutions, and provide the support and guidance needed by a high-growth company.
Prior to Health Fidelity, Craig has served as an Executive in Residence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Vice President at Highmark Health, Chief Investment Officer of Innovation Works, and director and partner with Draper Triangle Ventures. He has also served on numerous boards such as Axial Healthcare, Imago Scientific, and Bitarmor Systems.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Craig holds a Bachelor degree from Colgate University, and a Master’s of Science in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Vice President, Advisory Services
Adam GronskyVice President, Product Management
With a passion for synthesizing data into actionable information, Adam helps Health Fidelity clients realize their full potential through the careful application of technology guided by analytics. Adam came to Health Fidelity in April 2015 from UPMC’s Technology Development Center, where he concentrated on medical intelligence solutions for CDI, quality management, and risk adjustment that leveraged natural language processing.
With experience that spans all three sectors of health care – payer, provider and health system, he’s often one of our clients’ most trusted advisors, a role that motivates him to think beyond our current offerings and consider ways to reshape the way in which clinical risk is understood and managed. Health Fidelity’s culture of controlled innovation and exploration is what Adam enjoys most about his work.
A Pittsburgh native, Adam holds a Master’s degree in Health / Health Care Administration / Management from Duquesne University and manages the consultative client services team based there. In the future, Adam’s long-term ambition is to bring together and align business with technology and create the next model of healthcare delivery.
Vice President, Engagement Services
Matt HenningVice President, Engagement Services
With more than 20 years’ in healthcare, Matt is a senior executive with an extensive history of rapidly building complex successful consulting organizations across various markets. Matt started his professional career as an ICU registered nurse and utilizes his strong clinical background to quickly organize, launch and manage complex processes and strategies. As VP of Engagement, Matt leads Health Fidelity’s initiatives to building strong partnerships with our clients.
Matt has held executive leadership roles with some of the most successful companies in healthcare as well as organizations in various stages of maturity. These companies include Aidan, Inc., a start-up cancer research company developing autologous dendritic cell cancer vaccines, Hill-Rom, Depuy Spine (J&J), and most recently Stericycle Communications where his role was National Vice President of Healthcare Sales. Matt has extensive experience in developing market strategies, product development, M & A integration, client services development and consultative sales build out.
Henning graduated with his BSN from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 1995 and currently resides in Denver, Colorado with his wife Melanie and their three children.
M. Evan Hétu
Vice President, Solution Architecture
M. Evan HétuVice President, Solution Architecture
Evan has 20+ years of experience in health care analytics, risk adjustment, and software management and development. He has a wide variety of experience, having worked for health plans, medical groups and software vendors. Evan holds two patents for analytic software and has led the development of numerous applications for health plans and risk bearing medical groups which focused on identifying members in need of intervention for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Commercial markets.
Evan comes to us most recently from Anthem where he performed the role of Director, Medicare Risk Adjustment Analytics and Strategy. Evan was also SVP, Enterprise Solutions at Altegra Health, where he focused on integration of software systems to provide complete solutions for clients. Evan also spent time working for Optum where he used his deep understanding of risk adjustment to help health plans and medical groups deal with their risk adjustment challenges.
Evan has a BA in Psychology from University of California, Irvine and a Master’s degree in Psychology Research from California State University, Long Beach. He brings his real-world experience in risk adjustment and years of experience in solution development to Health Fidelity.
Andrea SerraDirector, Marketing
The creative catalyst behind Health Fidelity’s brand and communications, Andrea credits her ability to simplify complex concepts into compelling and engaging narratives to her tenure in healthcare. For more than the last decade, Andrea’s career has been devoted to technology marketing across multiple facets of the industry including population health, provider, and payer.
At Health Fidelity, Andrea is the conduit between sales and prospective clients. A data-driven marketer, her primary responsibility is to intertwine the art of B2B selling together with precise marketing automation parameters to develop a reliable revenue engine. The ability to build marketing from the ground up and ‘do it right’ without legacy constraints is what attracted Andrea to the San Mateo startup – that and the promise of getting out of Michigan in the winter months to visit California.
With previous experiences at McKesson, Healthagen, and Accountable Care Solutions from Aetna along with a BA in Economics and French from Albion College, Andrea’s well positioned to attain her vision of maturing marketing into a strategic asset for Health Fidelity.
Founder, Chief Development Officer
Anand is one of the founders of Health Fidelity and is responsible for leading corporate strategy, business development, sales, and marketing. His industry experience coupled with his background as Founder brings incredible value to our commercial efforts as Health Fidelity continues to develop and grow.
Over the last five years, Anand helped found our company, guided the development of its technology and fostered key relationships with UPMC and Columbia University. Prior to founding Health Fidelity, Anand was Vice President of EHR and HIE products at Optum. He came to Optum by way of acquisition of Axolotl Corporation, a visionary company in the HIE movement, where he was Vice President of products. Anand was a founding member of the Oracle Health Sciences business unit and headed the product organization that was responsible for creating the earliest commercial healthcare analytics products in the industry.
Anand has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in addition to an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Anand has an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Vice President, Finance & Human Resources
Michele SlivkenVice President, Finance & Human Resources
Formerly a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner, Michele’s had exposure to a wide range of industries and approaches for managing cash, compliance and reporting. This breadth of experience affords Michele great insight into how to manage Health Fidelity’s limited resources to support fast paced growth.
Health Fidelity is Michele’s first foray into healthcare, and she’s fascinated by the dynamic nature of the industry. A veteran of start-ups, she enjoys designing the financial and business processes necessary to make sound business decisions. Her work often intersects with staff development, benefit administration, human resources, payroll, financial modeling and compliance which fuels her passion for learning.
At Health Fidelity, Michele and her team develop internal controls to safeguard company assets and comply with SOX regulations, while making certain financial reporting is accurate and reported to stakeholders in a timely fashion. Michele finds the expanse of responsibilities invigorating, and is gratified seeing results quickly materialize.
Vice President, Sales
Chuck is a leader in healthcare sales with over 15 years of experience in creating successful client partnerships. At Health Fidelity, Chuck employs his consultative approach with prospective clients to develop opportunities to address their business objectives and create mutual success.
Chuck is a veteran in the field of enterprise healthcare IT. Prior to joining Health Fidelity, he was responsible for delivering value-based enablement at Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions group as Vice President. In this role, Chuck built relationships with providers to develop ACO, CIN and PCMH programs. Chuck has also held leadership roles at Cogent Healthcare, where he rapidly grew their acute care business and at McKesson Corporation, where he managed strategic provider relationships throughout the western United States.
Chuck has an Executive MBA from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Miami University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Product Marketing
Christina SungVice President, Corporate Strategy & Product Marketing
At Health Fidelity, Christina serves as the link between the inside world of product development and outside world of market strategy. Her time is split between understanding the market needs in order to steer corporate strategy and ensuring that Health Fidelity’s products are properly articulated to resonate with the market. Her background is heavily rooted in healthcare and technology with organizational experiences from small start-ups to large companies such as Kaiser Permanente.
From her vantage point, Christina brings her love of developing solutions to address unmet needs into launching new products, exploring business cases for new innovations, and enabling multi-disciplinary teams to bring new solutions to market. As an early Health Fidelity hire, she’s motivated by seeing the direct impact that her insights have on company growth and strategy.
With a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Christina aims to deploy her blend of business and technical know-how to continually decrease US healthcare inefficiencies, either as an entrepreneur or supporting organizations who have a similar ambition, like Health Fidelity.
Raj TiwariChief Architect
Working with cutting-edge technology that has a meaningful impact on healthcare and also makes business sense is the unique opportunity that attracted Raj Tiwari to Health Fidelity. He works alongside talented engineers, clinical informaticists and data scientists to solve some of the hardest problems in healthcare with Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Large-scale Data Analytics, advanced UX design and industry-leading cloud operations.
Raj believes in achieving technological excellence through a balance of creativity and unwavering discipline. His role involves not just architecture of software, but also processes that allow our software to be developed reliably and run at scale. He’s committed to providing our clients with a high quality, secure product that they can count on.
Raj has an extensive background in delivering safe, reliable and highly available SaaS products as part of his leadership roles at UPEK Inc. (now part of Apple) and Nuance Communications. He has an MS from Oregon Health & Science University and a BS from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in Electrical Engineering.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve WhitehurstChief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years of leadership and experience in healthcare, Steve has successfully built, scaled, and launched technology businesses of varying size and maturity. His success lies in his ability to assess and find partners to support growth, fill in gaps and create better operational scale. As CEO at Health Fidelity, Steve is focused on building a great team that is strongly aligned with our mission and purpose.
Throughout his career, Steve has worked to directly improve upon our country’s healthcare system and his efforts have yielded a vast network of contacts and relationships that span the entire healthcare infrastructure. Steve held a leadership role at Stericycle Communications Solutions, a provider of cloud-based communication solutions for the healthcare industry after they acquired BerylHealth, where he was Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer. Earlier, Steve was Executive Vice President at H5, an innovative firm that developed NLP technology for e-discovery. Prior to that, Steve was Senior Vice President and General Manager at McKesson Provider Technologies.
Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College. He sits on a number of boards and acts as a mentor for the healthcare startup community.
Chief Operating Officer
Bill and his Pittsburgh-based client services team partner very closely with Health Fidelity clients to solve complex business challenges. Bill employs a holistic approach to solve systemic problems by identifying root causes while keeping an eye on the big picture.
Bill pioneered and oversees our unique risk adjustment assessment process, which involves an early pilot engagement with clients to help ascertain opportunity and readiness in order to evaluate long-term viability prior to broad adoption. He also directs a consultative, advisory team of experts that work alongside clients to integrate data, stand up new deployments, train coding staff, and provide support.
Bill has spent the last 25 years in the healthcare industry. He has helped several early to mid stage companies grow their businesses. Most recently, Bill was Vice President of strategy for Stericycle Communication Solutions. He has also served in senior management roles at Dynamed Solutions and Nationwide Better Health. Bill holds a BA in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.