About Us

Creating momentum

With a long history of flexing to support our clients’ specialized needs, HealthDyne is the perfect partner for all types of healthcare companies to empower better pharmacy care and service for their customers. The forward-thinking clients we work with tap into our medication distribution capabilities, infrastructure and clinical expertise as we help them refine, launch and scale their businesses. It’s all about creating momentum to help clients achieve speed, growth and success.

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Leading with vision

Many of the most experienced and dynamic leaders in our industry work at HealthDyne and our family of companies. You may have attended their webinars, seen them onstage at industry events or gained insights from their comments in national publications. They gained experience at the nation’s largest healthcare companies and now choose to work for a nimble organization ready to drive change in healthcare. Putting all that experience to work for our clients, our leaders are well positioned to support visionary ideas for a better tomorrow.

Meet our leaders

Brian Laird

President

Brian Laird leads the vision and strategy for all aspects of HealthDyne, offering a seasoned perspective on value and value creation for our clients, including oversight for business and product development, acquisition integrations and growth planning. He draws from leadership expertise in aligning the perspectives of consumers, payers and providers while improving cost and quality. Brian served in multiple executive leadership roles since joining WellDyne in 2020 before taking the helm of HealthDyne as President. Previously, he was SVP of Strategy and Growth for Optum Specialty and Infusion Pharmacies and has held executive roles in long term care, community practice, specialty pharmacy, PBM and technology development. Brian earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, and a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida.

Mark Miller

SVP, Sales

Mark Miller has 20+ years of experience collaborating with large, complex clients to craft and deliver pharmacy and medical solutions that address some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. Working with innovative organizations, Mark has developed insight into today’s transformational approaches in which flexible and forward-looking business solutions can thrive. In 2020, Mark joined the company to drive company growth and lead  the sales team for our outsourced pharmacy solutions. He worked closely with health plans, manufacturers, healthcare providers and specialized healthcare organizations to streamline business operations, improve clinical outcomes and achieve savings. Prior to joining the company, Mark was Area VP, Sales, at UnitedHealth Group and Regional VP at Anthem. Mark earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Central Connecticut State University.

Sarah Thomas

VP, Sales and Commercialization

Sarah Thomas brings a keen understanding of business priorities, patient needs and technical capabilities that clients need as she helps clients find solutions to their challenges and grow their businesses, scale efficiently and reach their growth goals. Sarah brings more than 12 years of experience developing, launching and selling complex and highly strategic pharmacy products. She previously led commercialization for the OptumRx commercial book of business, representing products in the market and bringing the voice of the customer into product development. Her entrepreneurial experience includes the launch of a technology start-up consulting firm that provided plan sponsors with aligned incentive healthcare benefits for their members. Sarah is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the College of St. Benedict, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Spanish. She is a member of the Women’s Health Leadership Trust.

Chris Kouzios

Chief Technology Officer

A technology veteran with more than two decades in the healthcare business, Chris Kouzios is an experienced leader with a background in innovation, infrastructure and healthcare technology. He is responsible for leading the team that delivers technology solutions and infrastructure needed to support outsourced pharmacy services for our clients. Chris drives long-term value for clients by delivering flexible technology with full white-label capabilities, including digital consumer engagement technologies. Prior to joining WellDyne, Chris served as Chief Security Officer and VP of Technology at Optum, the health services platform of UnitedHealth Group. He has held senior IT roles at Insurance Auto Auctions, Masergy Communications and ForteRx, a Senticore Holdings Company. Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Information Technology, from Warren National University.

Rich Wipperfurth

Chief Commercial Officer

With 20 years in healthcare sales, account management, marketing and product leadership, Rich Wipperfurth knows what it takes to drive company growth, manage client relationships and deliver a superior customer experience. Rich recognizes that each client has unique needs and leads a team that brings fresh thinking and a creative mindset to solve client challenges. His national sales and account teams consistently craft innovative solutions that reduce pharmacy spend, lower risk, drive adherence and improve outcomes. Before joining the company, Rich was VP of Strategic Sales at OptumRx, and was part of the Catamaran acquisition. In past roles, he held key leadership positions at Innoviant, Express Scripts and UnitedHealth Group. Rich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Rebecca Mechanik

VP, Operations

With 30+ years of experience at some of the largest companies in the pharmacy industry, Rebecca provides strategic oversight and guidance for the HealthDyne operating model, including pharmacy support operations, client implementations and Medicare Part D operations.  She manages the enterprise-wide process for onboarding new clients and leads the team that has accountability for an accurate, timely and successful go-live. During her career, Rebecca has led large cross-functional operational departments, including mail order pharmacies, call centers and plan administration teams, focusing on quality, operational integration and transformation. Rebecca has a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, from Tufts University.

Diane Fortunato

VP, Client Services

With 30+ years of pharmacy industry experience, Diane Fortunato leverages deep expertise in driving business operations and developing and leading high-performance teams. Diane leverages a deep understanding of client needs to deliver tailored guidance and solutions. She ensures the client voice is used to guide corporate priorities and program enhancements. In her role managing strategic accounts, she guides account managers and account executives as they analyze data, understand challenges and deliver outcomes that exceed client expectations. She joined the company in 2020, coming from Health Business Systems where she spent nearly 27 years moving up in roles of increasing responsibility. Starting with Health Business Systems as a Sr. Software Support Specialist, Diane held key roles in implementations, project management, account services, software development and operations. Diane attended Bucks County Community College in Newtown PA.

Manoj Kumar

VP, Product Management

With experience leading healthcare strategy, product innovation and operations, Manoj Kumar brings tremendous skill and knowledge to product development and commercialization, disease management, digital transformation, revenue cycle management, healthcare analytics and regulatory compliance solutions. Manoj joined the company in 2019 and brings more than 20 years of experience to his role. Manoj was previously Sr. VP, Head of Products at RJ Health, a specialty drugs data and analytics firm. Past positions also include Sr. Director, Clinical Product Strategy and Innovation, OptumRx, where he was responsible for the company’s clinical program strategy for member and prescriber engagement, and the disease management portfolio. Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership positions at Express Scripts. Manoj earned his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kurukshetra University and an MBA, Management Information Systems from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Katie Lettau

Sr. Director, Head of Marketing

Katie Lettau leads the Marketing team, taking the HealthDyne story to the marketplace, including value proposition, sales collateral and lead generation activities. Since joining the company, she played a key role in the company’s rebranding, managing strategic client deliverables and client communications. Prior to joining the company, Katie was Sr. Marketing Manager at CastiaRx, steering marketing activities through multiple corporate acquisitions and subsequent rebranding. She held previous roles at Dohmen Life Science Services, where she developed and implemented client-focused communications and product campaigns for pharma manufacturers working to bring new drugs to market. Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a minor in Business.

Movement and power

That’s what “dyne” is all about. Rooted in history, dyne originated from the Greek word for power: dýnamis. Dyne is a measurement of the unit of force needed to produce acceleration.

Our company name, HealthDyne, conveys our role as a force multiplier for companies committed to change and better ideas in healthcare. Putting our industry and clinical expertise, leading technology and pharmacy infrastructure into the hands of these companies accelerates their path to growth and success. When healthcare is made better, everyone wins.

Get to know our family of companies

WellDyne Specialty

WellDyne Specialty serves complex patients across the country with an industry-accredited and award-winning specialty pharmacy. We build relationships with patients and physicians, promote adherence and follow solid clinical practices to create better outcomes. Digital tools add depth and choice as patients have multiple options for interacting with their care team.

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WellCardRx

Our free prescription discount card gives consumers and their families access to savings on a variety of commonly prescribed medications. Our program includes a range of additional healthcare products, including vision care and dental care. Perfect to help coalitions and associations help their members save on pharmacy and other services with one card.

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WellDyne

Our sister company brings 30 years of mail order, specialty pharmacy and PBM experience. We serve as a positive force in making medications more affordable, effective and accessible to people who need them. We are experts at engaging patients to embrace the power of medications to manage their health while empowering clients with analytics and insights.

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Join our team

Our employees play a vital role in getting medications, care and services to those who need it. Every day, we are making a difference for companies innovating in preventive health, supporting people with complex and chronic disease and addressing everything in-between. Want to play a role in that?

Are you ready to go? We are!

Contact us to learn more and chat about how we can help you meet your goals.