HealthChampion Announces Inaugural Expert Advisory Board

HealthChampion Announces Inaugural Expert Advisory Board

HealthChampion Announces Inaugural Expert Advisory Board

Leaders in healthcare, technology tapped to guide product innovation

HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the formation of its Advisory Board comprised of physicians, healthcare experts and technology innovators.  The Advisory Board will serve to inform HealthChampion’s product development and business strategy as it accelerates its mission to empower users to improve their own health outcomes. The seven members of the Advisory Board include Dr. Joseph Donzelli (an otolaryngology specialist), John Flavin (co-founder of Pyxis Oncology), Cathy Kenworthy (founder of Health Hippo), Dr. Ari Levy (founder of SHIFT), Suzi Meschbach (EVP at IntellaTriage), Arti Pullins (founder of Pundit Consultantz) and Dr. Sapan Shah (managing partner of Alera Group’s HPL Division); brief bios for each are below.

“In less than two years, HealthChampion has already connected tens of thousands of users to their own health data, giving them the information they need to take control of their health. At the same time, it has become a powerful tool for healthcare providers and employers, who see better health outcomes for their patients and employees who engage with the app,” said HealthChampion CEO Terrence Ryan.  “As we grow, we must continue to innovate to serve our users, just as we’ve done with our new COVID-19 monitoring solution. The experts on our Advisory Board come from a variety of professional backgrounds – tech, clinical medical, entrepreneurial – each of which will provide unique and valuable insight as we improve and evolve HealthChampion for our users’ changing needs.”

To register for HealthChampion’s app visit this link, or click here for info for your business.

HealthChampion’s Advisory Board members:

Dr. Joseph Donzelli

Dr. Joseph Donzelli, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Naperville, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He views his role as a part of a care team to serve as an educator and director, and feels strongly that patients should be involved in the decision-making process. He attended The Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center, and is active in lecturing for continued medical education programs and Physician Assistant training. Joseph has been recognized as an AAO-HNS Fellow and has been featured as a Checkbook Top Doc and in West Suburban Living Magazine.

John Flavin

John Flavin, Founder & CEO of Portal Innovations is a seasoned life sciences entrepreneur and executive. Prior to forming Portal earlier this year to incubate and grow life sciences companies at Fulton Labs in Chicago (, he was the CFO of Endotronix, a heart failure medtech company where he led the $70 million financing to advance the Cordella wireless sensor and remote management system in to pivotal clinical trials. In parallel, he co-founded as Chairman and led the $22 million series A financing for Pyxis Oncology, a biotech company developing antibody therapeutics to promote the body’s immune response to cancer based on new insights into the tumor microenvironment. Over his career, he has co-founded, taken public and scaled several life sciences companies as President and CFO such as Advanced Life Sciences and MediChem Life Sciences and has also co-founded and led transformative life sciences incubators including MATTER and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago.

Cathy Kenworthy

Cathy recently founded Health Hippo on the belief that well-structured information has the power to transform entire industries, and it’s more than time for that transformation in healthcare. Cathy also serves as President of ConceiveAbilities, a fast-growing agency that has helped intended parents start families by matching them with gestational carriers and egg donors for the last 25 years. Additionally, Cathy serves on several boards, including on the Board of Managers for Ascension Ventures, a well-regarded investment fund that seeks innovative answers in healthcare; on the Board of Directors for Yenkin-Majestic Paint Corporation; Board of Directors for The Chicago Network  where she is also leads the Programs Committee; Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors for the American Heart Association; and on the Advisory Board for AFFIRM Research.   Previously, Cathy was with Interactive Health, a provider of workplace wellness programs, from 2013-2018.  In 2015, as CEO, Cathy led the company through a successful liquidity transaction on behalf of majority equity owner CI Capital. During Cathy’s leadership term, the company doubled in size and become more profitable.  Cathy also has significant management and operating experience in financial services serving as an executive at JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and GE Capital and worked as a consultant with McKinsey and Company for six years.

Dr. Ari Levy

Dr. Levy is the Founder & CEO OF SHIFT. He is in the business of helping people live better. Focused on the intersections of neuroscience, immune-physiology, and allostatic load (wear-and-tear on the body), his work and research is redefining the way we think about managing and building health and personal well-being. He believes that sustainable change to one’s health is within reach if the appropriate structure and plan are put in place. Ari earned his undergraduate degree in History and Sociology from Emory University, his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and his MBA at the University of Chicago. He was featured in Crain’s 40 under 40 and by the Chicago Sun-Times for pairing medicine with fitness. He has spoken about fixing broken healthcare. Ari served as a member of the physician team for the Chicago Blackhawks during all three Stanley Cup seasons.

Suzi Meschbach

Suzi’s career has centered on the healthcare industry at the intersection of service and technology. As a serial entrepreneur, she has founded and worked at several companies in the healthcare space. Once such company, IntellaTriage, consists of a network of nurses across the country who provide telehealth services to the homecare, hospice, and physician group markets. Suzi currently serves as Executive Vice President at IntellaTriage.

Arti Pullins

Arti Bedi Pullins is a strategic, data-driven entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of experience in business strategy, product innovation, digital marketing and end-to-end deployment. In 2017, she founded Pundit Consultantz, a healthcare innovation and creative services design consultancy. At the forefront of human-health thinking, Pundit combines consumer & patient centered design, product strategy development and business consulting to help organizations embrace emerging technology, in order to address their most complex business challenges. Arti partners with clients in the healthcare, medtech, emerging technologies and recruitment industries to drive innovation, define and execute strategic transformational plans, creating partnerships that allow for rapid expansion into new markets and channels. Prior to founding her business consultancy, Arti held senior leadership roles with SessionM, Glassdoor and She earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from Michigan State University. Arti has been featured by Crain’s Chicago as one of the Notable Entrepreneurs of 2019.

Dr. Sapan Shah

Sapan Shah M.D., J.D. is the Managing Partner of Alera Group’s HPL Division and a Board Director of Alera Group, a national insurance and financial services firm. Sapan joined Alera in 2017 when Alera acquired Flagship Healthcare, which he co-founded in 2008.  Being a physician and an attorney, Sapan has a unique perspective on medical professional liability issues and innovative business strategies in healthcare. Sapan is also an active Angel Investor in Hyde Park Angels (HPA) in Chicago, having invested in 40+ startups. He is also on the Board of Directors of Kaizen Health, a Board observer for Blueprint, and was previously a Board Director for Regroup therapy, all HPA healthcare portfolio companies. Sapan is admitted to the Illinois Bar and is also on the Board of Advisors for the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plains, NY. Sapan lives in Libertyville, IL with his wife, Rachna Shah, M.D., an allergist in private practice.

HealthChampion Launches HIPAA-Compliant COVID-19 Screening App for Employers

HealthChampion Launches HIPAA-Compliant COVID-19 Screening App for Employers


HealthChampion Launches HIPAA-Compliant COVID-19 Screening App for Employers

Easy-to-use and customizable app pre-screens employees before they come to work

HealthChampion has announced the launch of its HIPAA-compliant COVID-19 solution for businesses and organizations returning to work or ramping up during the pandemic.  


The app allows employees to prescreen themselves in less than a minute, before they leave for work. The solution also provides employers with a dashboard that tracks employee compliance and alerts authorized admins when an employee has symptoms of COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone with the novel Coronavirus. 


Built on the HealthChampion digital health app for consumers, the HealthChampion COVID-19 app for workers and employees can be downloaded for free from both Google Play and the Apple App Store. The COVID-19 employer solution allows employees and designated users to share their COVID-19 screening results – and only those designated screening results – with the employer. 


“We’re committed to helping businesses and organizations get back to work as safely and sensibly as possible,” explained Terrence Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion. “Walso understand the importance of creating a solution that is both robust but simple to use. We were able to leverage our expertise in consumer-facing user experience to build a COVID-19 screener that will help companies get back on track, while still protecting their employees and customers. 


The screening “pathway” used for employees applies the most current guidelines from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), including temperature checks and inquiries about contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19. It is also customizable for specific needs of a company or its location, such as whether the employee has traveled out of state or the country.  


The HealthChampion COVID-19 solution is available for immediate use, and organizations of all sizes can start using the screening and monitoring solution in less than 24 hours. The COVID-19 package is free for businesses and organizations with ten or fewer users, with an affordable monthly subscription for medium-sized businesses and enterprise clients. 

Businesses and organizations can sign up for a free demo or register for a 14-day free trial of the HealthChampion COVID-19 screening and monitoring app at

COVID-19 App for Michigan Employers | HIPAA Compliant Screening & Monitoring Solution | HealthChampion

Helping Michigan businesses & organizations get back to work safely

Our HIPAA-compliant COVID-19 solution for MI organizations helps you protect your teams, workplaces and clients
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Daily COVID-19 screening for employees & employers


Employees are alerted before they come to work.


Users can complete online screenings in minutes.


Your dashboard tracks compliance & potential issues.


Identify & guide flagged employees on next steps.


Review and track company-wide trends & warning signs.

Efficient COVID-19 monitoring for all Michigan businesses & organizations

Building off our digital health app for consumers, HealthChampion has created a HIPAA-compliant COVID-19 monitoring solution for employers.

Helping you meet Michigan’s COVID-19 requirements

The HIPAA-compliant HealthChampion COVID-19 monitoring solution is helping companies and organizations — across all segments and sizes — to bring their employees back into the office and get their teams back to work. See how we can help your team.

The COVID-19 monitoring & tracking tool for MI businesses


Eliminate the hassle of paper or cumbersome spreadsheets.


Easy to set up. Users can self-screen in under two minutes.


Free for organizations with up to 10 users, our app offers great value and ROI.


Users can use the app on their smart phone, tablet or computer.

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Setup your account and start using the dashboard right away.


Avoid bottlenecks at your front door & give cleared users easy entries.

An affordable COVID-19 solution for MI businesses


For organizations and businesses with up to 10 employees.

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Up to 25 employees, adjustable to your company’s size.

Demo today for free.



Additional savings for larger organizations and companies.

Schedule your free demo today.


Protect your workplace from Coronavirus

Preventing COVID

Screen your employees for common Coronavirus symptoms — before they come to work.

Keep your team healthy

Monitor your workforce with your employer dashboard to know which employees need your support.

Contact tracing

Our upcoming contact tracing feature can help you track potential follow-up targets when an infection is flagged.

Empowering your employees for COVID-19 & more

The HealthChampion COVID-19 solution for employers and organizations is built on the HealthChampion digital health app for consumers — which empowers individuals with the tools to take control of their health and healthcare.

The COVID-19 screening app you can rely on


CDC guidelines

HealthChampion incorporates the most current CDC guidelines for our workplace screening protocols.


Customize alerts, screening criteria, employee instructions and other features to meet your specific needs.

Real time reporting

Dashboard continuously updates to keep admins on top of employee COVID-19 screening results.

The COVID-19 monitoring dashboard

HealthChampion COVID-19 Dashboard for Event Coordinators

Easily stay on top of Coronavirus symptom tracking & reporting


The customizable HealthChampion dashboard provides real-time symptom monitoring for your entire team.


  • Your employees can self-report through their smart phone, PC or tablet.
  • Immediately highlight employees that need to see a doctor or self-quarantine before coming back to work
  • Understand which employees need your support and care

Committed to user security and privacy

HIPAA compliance

Rigorous employee training and systems audits have earned us a HIPAA Seal of Compliance from the Compliancy Group.


Privacy protection

Only the employee’s COVID-19 screening answers are shared with employers — with permission.

Secure sharing

Users can share their data securely with their physician, specialists or therapists — only if they want to do so.

Integrated with the HealthChampion consumer app

More than monitoring

The HealthChampion consumer app empowers your employees — and their families


During this Coronavirus crisis, HealthChampion is making its powerful consumer health app available for free. Even if you don’t use our COVID-19 solution for employers, you can empower your employees with our helpful app.


  • Family health. Users can monitor their entire family for symptoms — even parents and children living far away.
  • Medical records. For the first time, consumers can now gather together all their family’s digital health records from all their doctors, hospitals and providers.
  • Health data sharing. Users can securely and privately share their health records with family members, as well as with their doctors and healthcare providers.
  • Health improvement. App users can take advantage of care “pathways” for losing weight, smoking cessation or managing chronic conditions.

Supporting Michigan’s essential businesses during the pandemic

HealthChampion may not be at the front lines like many of you, but we want to do our part to support you and your employees. For essential businesses, our employer health platform helps you take care of your health reporting and employee health tracking concerns – so you can focus on work that really matters.

HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors

HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors


HealthChampion Appoints John Papadia to Board of Directors

Data analytics veteran will help guide rollout strategy of platform that provides automatic access to health records and remote care capabilities

HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced the appointment of John Papadia, founder of Nousot, which builds AI-powered predictive analytics solutions, to its board of directors.

Papadia brings more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, senior strategist and delivery leader in analytics-focused software and services companies. He is an expert across the analytics lifecycle, and has led some of the world’s best-known brands in planning enterprise data programs, implementing predictive capabilities, driving change management initiatives and establishing data-driven cultures.  Previously he founded Clarity Insights, which was recently acquired by Accenture for integration into its Applied Intelligence Group, and earlier in his career he served as a principal at Knightsbridge Solutions as well as PWC Consulting.

“We are excited to welcome John to our board of directors. I have known John for many years and expect that his decades of leadership in data analytics will be vital to our future operations and strategy,” said Terrence Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion. “John’s expertise will strengthen our commitment to empowering consumers to own their own health data and improve their lives.”

The appointment comes on the heels of HealthChampion’s acquisition of alligatortek as the company continues to gain traction in empowering users to automatically gather and securely share their data with doctors, nurses, therapists, trainers, loved ones and other caregivers to improve health outcomes.

HealthChampion’s app has recently been recognized by leading reviewers for its ability to help users remotely manage, monitor and optimize their health: AppAdvice says, “HealthChampion puts this information to good use, offering observations about how a user can optimize their health based on data their smart devices are providing.”

“Consumer demand for monitoring their health remotely, and for managing their health information with the power of new technologies, is growing exponentially,” Papadia said. “HealthChampion is committed to equipping people with this capability, and I’m excited to be part of the journey. The company’s expertise in both healthcare and analytics puts it in a unique position to lead the remote health market.”

HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek

HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek


HealthChampion Announces Acquisition of alligatortek

Move will quadruple team to accelerate delivery of its platform which provides automatic access to health records and remote care capabilities

Chicago, IL – April 21, 2020 – HealthChampion, a digital health analytics company and creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform, today announced it will be acquiring alligatortek, an award-winning software development company and Microsoft partner, also headquartered in Chicago. 

alligatortek delivers bespoke software development built on a cloud technology stack. Its innovative solutions address process bottlenecks to improve efficiency, productivity and the bottom line for clients. The acquisition will serve to strengthen HealthChampion’s position and enhance its ability to rapidly deploy expanded remote care and data analytics to consumers and B2B partners. As demand for remote health monitoring and analytics solutions continues to increase, the initiative provides HealthChampion with an additional 60 resources and moves the company to a global delivery model, scaling the talent and technology it needs to accelerate its mission. 

HealthChampion empowers users to automatically gather and securely share their data with doctors, nurses, therapists, trainers, loved ones and other caregivers to improve health outcomes. With increased health risks, including COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to get the data to the right people at the right time.

“Over the last two decades, alligatortek has built a leading development team, one that has been recognized as Partner of the Year by Microsoft,” said Terrence M. Ryan, CEO of HealthChampion. “This acquisition will bolster our product development efforts, enabling us to accelerate data-driven health insights for consumers and businesses in response to strong market demand for our offering.” 

Sid Bala, CEO of alligatortek, will be joining HealthChampion’s board of directors and will be in charge of the integration. In his new role, he will oversee strategy and help drive further innovation across the organization.

“We celebrate a milestone today as we join the HealthChampion team,” said Bala. “We will draw on our decades of experience to push the boundaries of digital health innovation and remain focused on delivering outstanding technology, capabilities and service to the healthcare industry.”

The deal is expected to close in the near future, subject to customary closing conditions. 

To register for HealthChampion’s app visit this link, or click here for info for your business. 

About HealthChampion

It’s your health. Own it. HealthChampion is a leading digital health analytics company and the creator of the world’s first consumer-driven health platform and mobile app. We believe people deserve to easily access, manage, and securely share their health data with professionals and loved ones alike. Our platform provides a comprehensive view of health data for providers and individuals, as well as personalized tools and recommendations driving increased engagement. By reshaping the way data is used, leveraging today’s technologies, we are creating a fundamental shift to the healthcare ecosystem. For more information, visit

About alligatortek

For over 25 years, alligatortek has partnered with clients to build enterprise software applications. Its extensive portfolio includes the design and construction of software solutions to meet the needs of its global clients and their stakeholders. With a strong focus on identifying bottlenecks in business processes, the company brings deep industry knowledge and expertise to every project, enabling its team members to quickly identify and design solutions for unique business challenges. A Microsoft Gold Managed Partner, alligatortek was the winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the category of Innovative Technology for Good Citizenship. The firm is a two-time recipient of the Chicago Innovation Awards for its game-changing solutions. alligatortek has received elite recognition for four consecutive years by the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and was listed as one of the Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent. To learn more, visit

View the full press release here.


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