"Wellopp is a clinically based solution that targets people with unaddressed SDOH factors. Based on deep industry expertise – MDs, RNs, case managers and social workers – Wellopp was borne out of the ProMedica health system. Desgined to be delivered at any touchpoint, the flexible platform delivers actionable insights so you can dramatically improve the care trajectory to truly impact quality of health, and life." – Tom Lauzon, President & CEO
To improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by overcoming social determinants of health through interactive, personalized experiences, delivered digitally, beginning at any touchpoint and continuing through an individual’s health journey.
A world where social determinants of health don’t dictate patients’ quality of life or ability to access care.
A belief in the power of technology combined with deep healthcare expertise to deliver previously unimagined results.
Respect for all patients, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Empathy for those with health challenges.
We’re a group of passionate, dedicated clinicians, experts, and healthcare leaders, and we love what we do. A great deal of health happens outside the hospital and the doctor’s office. Even the most carefully designed care plan can fail the most vulnerable patients when critical social health elements such as a lack of money, transportation, food or housing are not addressed.
Tom L. Lauzon
President & CEO
Tom is an IT executive with more than 40 years of experience in data processing, software development, and information management in the banking and healthcare industries. His healthcare experience of more than 34 years spans the gamut of planning, design, development, and implementation of software systems. He has served on the Health Information Exchange Advisory Board for the states of New Hampshire, Iowa, and Illinois, as well as on the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission and the Michigan Association of Health Plans Board of Directors. He was named a CIO Magazine Top 100 Award Recipient for five years. Tom has extensive breadth and depth of knowledge regarding the health IT needs of physician groups, hospitals, and health plans.
Tom was previously Executive Vice President and CIO of Meridian Health Plan, Inc. (formerly Health Plan of Michigan), where he succeeded in moving the organization from startup phase to a $2.3 billion company. Prior to that, he was Founder and President of the IT consulting company Computer Development Group, where he engineered practice management software targeted to independent physicians, clinics, and healthcare systems, in addition to heading up marketing, budgeting, and other operational efforts. He has also served as a Systems and Programming Manager for Michigan Healthcare Corporation and President and Owner of Technical Data Solutions.
As Wellopp’s President & CEO, Tom is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, including new business development, finance, marketing and operations.
Chief Operating Officer
Nicole is an experienced leader in software sales, customer cultivation, and relationship management. Her expertise, along with her passion for improved outcomes, has enabled her to help stakeholders of varying size and needs navigate the integration of data and technology. Her skillset includes product strategy, lead generation, competitive analysis, digital communication and marketing, and business development.
Nicole was previously Territory Manager for LexisNexis, where she was positioned consistently in the top 10 percent among the LexisNexis global salesforce and honored in the Circle of Excellence for exceeding sales and new business quotas multiple times. She previously held sales and account manager roles at companies including Restaurant Technologies and Jtech Communications. She has been a top-ranking professional and exceeded sales goals in every role she has held.
As Chief Operating Officer, Nicole oversees strategic growth and fosters “intraprenurial” leadership within the organization. She’s also responsible for client success: ensuring that they are delighted with the product and the Wellopp organization.
Brandon S. Cohen, JD, MBA
Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel
Brandon is a strategic partner with an extensive record of providing a full range of legal support to executives, operational teams, and boards for various technology-driven companies in healthcare, information technology, and manufacturing. He has been a licensed member of the Ohio Bar Association since 1993.
Previously, Brandon served as President of the Ohio IT Alliance, where he was recruited to restructure and grow the 501(c)(3) economic development agency funded by the Ohio Department of Development to support information technology commercialization in Ohio. He was also Co-founder, CFO and General Counsel for GatewayDefender, Inc., an email threat interdiction software platform that grew to more than 700 customers and 300,000 end users in three years.
As CFO and General Counsel for Wellopp, Brandon is responsible for negotiating and finalizing client agreements, ensuring company compliance with all facets of healthcare law, overseeing the financial success of the company and providing the CEO and board of directors with guidance on corporate strategy.
Jon Wiedmann, BS
Chief Information Officer
Jon previously served as Web Engineer at AI software company Woven, and has been a Web Developer at organizations including Enlighten, PicoCal, Inc. and Nology Digital.
As Chief Information Officer, Jon is responsible for leading the engineering and implementation of Wellopp’s software solutions and serves as the Principal UI Engineer and Project Manager on all projects.
Thomas L. Lauzon II, BS, MBA
Vice President of Finance, Director of Reimbursement
Thomas is an experienced financial executive with a deep understanding of many facets of healthcare including pharmacy, managed care, wellness programs, Medicaid and Medicare, and clinical service lines including oncology.
Previously, Tom spent more than a decade at Caidan Management, which provides management services for healthcare in areas including information systems, claims processing, compliance, and health and wellness programming. He held several positions during his time at Caidan, including Care Management Specialist, Pharmacy Coordinator, Financial and Data Analyst, Manager of Special Projects, and finally, Manager of Medical Economics and Financial Outcomes.
As VP of Finance, Tom is responsible for implementing and maintaining financial practice management, accounting and payroll processes across the organization, performing regular finance and budget analysis and communicating financial information to the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction for the company.
Sarah L. Sharp, BA
Sarah Sharp is an experienced, innovative leader with deep knowledge in large-scale program management, training and talent development, and marketing communications. She has collaborated with Fortune 500 companies and other organizations to support and guide their efforts in accelerating the performance of internal teams, business relationships, products, and ultimately the bottom line. She also has health plan and Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization (MBHO) expertise.
Previously, she served as Managing Partner at HPS Consulting. Prior to that, Sarah was Director of Training and Development at Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid HMO in Michigan, where she drove onboarding initiatives and system training for newly hired and existing staff. In this role, Sarah spearheaded the creation and launch of Meridian University, an enterprise-wide learning organization, where she led training for departments, onboarding, engagement leadership programs, communication, software and soft skills. She also oversaw development of training for Medicare, Medicaid, and Exchange products as well as pharmacy benefit managers.
As a Healthcare Consultant to Wellopp, Sarah provides strategic direction for the company, especially in the areas of onboarding and training, by developing curriculum and tools to educate clients on the full spectrum of the solution’s benefits.
Diana D. Hallfield, RN, BSN, MSN, CCM, CPHM
Diana is a seasoned professional who has focused her career on disease management, behavioral health, care coordination, readmission reduction and case management. She has developed curricula and training materials for nurses and case managers, designed and managed case management conferences for a major Michigan HMO and a multi-hospital health system, and presents regularly at regional and national conferences. Diana has been a Registered Nurse for more than 45 years.
Previously, Diana was Co-founder and Managing Partner of HPS Consulting, LLC, which specializes in auditing, reviewing and preparation for industry standard accreditations. Prior to that, she was an independent healthcare consultant for Meridian Health Plan, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of a transition of care program aimed at readmission prevention. She also served as Director of Utilization Management for Meridian Health Plan of Michigan and Director of Care Coordination for the corporate office. She has also worked as a staff nurse, discharge planner, ICU cardiac nurse and supervisor for the social work and discharge planning departments at various hospitals.
At Wellopp, Diana is responsible for reviewing and developing screenings from a clinical perspective and assisting with risk scoring.