Scott is responsible for the strategic development and expansion of Affinity’s product lines and overall company leadership. A 25-year industry veteran, Scott brings deep, diverse, and innovative experience leading healthcare technology businesses. Prior to Affinity, Scott led the global expansion Strand Life Sciences and co-founded Genomind, both leading genomic precision medicine companies. Earlier in his career, Scott served as Group President of Cardinal Health’s $81B pharmaceutical segment and Executive Vice President of Service and Technology for CIGNA.
Dr. Tkach leads the Affinity business line and ensures the team seamlessly meets unique needs of our customers with focus user experience and innovations. He has over 15 years of mental health & business experience, including leadership positions held at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Target, and Wells Fargo. Dr. Tkach is a published researcher and graduate level instructor, having worked in faculty positions at several universities throughout the United States.
Ken leads the technical development and product management of the company’s suite of solutions. Ken’s diverse educational background that includes graduate degrees in Media Studies, Education, and Cognitive Psychology, provides him with an in-depth knowledge of human-computer interaction, human and machine learning, and AI. Ken has held Chief Learning Officer positions in global technology and e-Learning companies for over 30 years. In this capacity, he has been responsible for innovative award-winning solutions in the fields of substance abuse prevention, telecommunications, software adoption, and medical education. With over 25 years managing large software projects, he ensures industry best practices are applied and efficiencies are optimized within all the company’s development activities.
As a leader in information technology, program management, and business development, Nawed oversees product innovation, design, development and sustainment for government and private sector clients that operate in the most unique and demanding cybersecurity and regulatory environments. Nawed is passionate about digital transformation, having delivered enterprise software, telephony, cybersecurity, and training solutions. He brings over 20 years of experience in a variety of technology, business operations and government procurement functions, and has in-depth expertise within federal government, defense, and health IT markets across the US and Canada.
Becky is responsible for all aspects of the member experience, starting with putting the user at the center of all product design decisions through ongoing of voice of the customer activities to support current customer relationships. She also holds responsibility for the customer interaction strategy, road map, and service enablement. Becky ensures all areas are fully equipped to act on voice of the customer feedback while working to continuously elevate user experiences.
Prior to Affinity, Becky held key leadership roles at U.S. Bank focused on client relationships, her teams were responsible for building relationships and ensuring large corporate clients received the highest standards of consultative service possible. Becky ensured relationship retention was at the center of their servicing tenets.
Dr. Olson leads the Medical Research efforts at Affinity, providing expert medical insight in the development of unique solutions to meet customer needs. He is a practicing physician and board certified in Occupational Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. In addition to his work at Affinity Empowering, Shawn is the CMO and Lifestyle Medicine Director at the Dome Ranch. He has also taught with University of Minnesota Occupational Medicine Residency program and has been a featured speaker at multiple conferences.
Danielle is responsible for creating digital content for Affinity Empowering and all of its digital solutions. Danielle also manages all of Affinity Empowering’s social media platforms and multimedia output. She has more than 7 years of experience in multimedia creation, digital content management, and brand marketing.
John is responsible for all operational aspects for Affinity Clients. As SVP of Operations, he leads the effort in planning, directing, coordinating and day-to-day operations activities in the organization, ensuring development and implementation of efficient operations, continuous improvement, and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the organization and our clients.
Prior to Affinity, John held key leadership roles throughout his 32 years in the military. Among his many awards and campaigns, John earned a Bronze Star while in Baghdad, Iraq for actions on the battlefield. He is a disabled veteran that brings a unique perspective to the Affinity organization.
Josephine leads Affinity’s Human Resources department. Her priority is providing an excellent customer experience while delivering results-driven talent acquisition, retention and motivation solutions. Josephine as over 7 years of experience in relationship building and managing various sizes and levels of clients, work directly with executives, managers, employees and clients in the efficacy of their capabilities and efficiencies. In addition to managing day-to-day and full cycle HR cycle and responsibilities as a Human Resources Manager at Affinity, she has experience in leading and implementation changes in an organization, including HRIS, benefits and policies changes and implementation.
Heather leads the Affinity Empowering team in Business Development for the Commercial Market. Her goal is to build strong partnerships with organization that share comparative values in removing barriers to care, increasing access to services, and expanding into innovative markets. Heather is recognized regularly for her ability to build and sustain lasting successful partnerships and has a talent for identifying innovative solutions to many organizations’ biggest obstacles. She has an extensive Business Development and Process Improvement background. She is a decorated employee with over 14 years of combined experience in sales, finance, and healthcare for organizations that include CVS/Aetna, US Bank, Wells Fargo, and Sprint Mobile.
Shirley has been leading and overseeing the finance, accounting and Human Resources teams at Affinity since 2007. As a key member of the Affinity senior leadership team, Shirley provides analytical reporting and financial insights in support of the ongoing management and strategic direction within all business lines.
Affinity supports wellness and is not a substitute for health care services. Affinity does NOT provide medical treatment or health care clinical services of any type, makes no medical referrals issues no prescriptions, and provides no medical advice. Affinity is also not an insurance company and offers no insurance or health benefit policies.