Our leadership team is comprised of industry veterans with proven track records of success.
Read more about them below.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Jeff Surges has over 20 years of executive experience managing high-growth healthcare information technology companies. Jeff currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of RLDatix, the global leader in patient safety information technology solutions, where he is overseeing the rapid growth and transformation of the company into a Governance, Risk & Compliance platform.
Prior to joining RLDatix, Jeff most recently served as CEO of Connecture, a publicly traded company in the payor sector, where he led the turnaround resulting a ‘take private’ transaction by private equity. Before Connecture, Jeff was President of Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive provider information. Jeff was also the CEO of Merge Healthcare, a medical imaging company, that was acquired by IBM and was President of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, a leading healthcare information technology provider, where he led the company’s global sales and marketing teams. Early in his career, Jeff was a co-founder and CEO of Extended Care Information Network, a healthcare information technology company, for eight years through the company’s start-up, early stage and growth phases culminating in an acquisition by Allscripts.
VP OF FINANCE
Steven brings over 16 years of financial and administrative leadership to Orthus Health. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Director of Accounting & Administration for a medical device company, and has also held financial leadership roles with Medfusion, Cree and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Steve is a certified public accountant in North Carolina and Ohio.
Steven earned a BSBA from Youngstown State, Master’s Degree in Accounting from Kent State University and an MBA from East Carolina University.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & PRESIDENT
Chris leads Orthus Health as CEO and President, responsible for strategic oversight, growth, and business operations. Chris has spent over 20 years in the Healthcare Information Technology, (HIT) space partnering with top companies like Cerner, IDX/GE, and EPIC Systems.
Chris has served in senior leadership positions with Eclipsys/Allscripts, responsible for New Business Sales, and Enterprise Revenue Cycle Product Development. Previously at McKesson, Chris led the Managed Services Group (MSG), including Remote Hosting, IT Outsourcing, and Technology Sales. Chris began his HIT career in Imaging, and software consulting sales.
VP OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Chance joined Orthus Health in 2015 and leads all customer delivery (implementation services, account management, and customer support).
He is responsible for defining best-in-class service solutions and aligning all Orthus Health operations to deliver multi-dimensional results for client wellness strategies.
Chance has worked in Healthcare Information Technologies for more than 20 years and has extensive experience leading enterprise product service and support organizations. Prior to joining Orthus Health, Chance held various senior leadership positions for McKesson Corporation spanning all aspects of patient care.
ANDREA COVIELLO, MD, FACE, MMCi, MSc
CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Coviello is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism as well as Obesity Medicine. As both a practicing physician at Duke Health and Associate Professor at the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Coviello brings over 25 years of clinical experience and knowledge to Orthus Health.
She works alongside the product development team to expand Orthus Health for Diabetes with clinically relevant, evidence-based interventions.
“I am excited to be working with Orthus Health to empower people to improve their health. The Orthus Health platform provides the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of employees and their loved ones.”
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
As Chief Technology Officer, Yogesh leads the product and engineering teams at Orthus. He is responsible for aligning technical and business priorities to deliver best-in-industry solutions. He establishes a technological vision for the organization and drives the company's technological development.
Before Orthus Health, Yogesh spent two decades working with multiple Fortune 500 companies leading software development of their web and mobile solutions.
Yogesh holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering and an MBA in Finance. Additionally, he is a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
MARIA WAGNER BSN, RN, CDCES
DIABETES CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Maria Wagner obtained her nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh. After moving to the Raleigh area, she obtained her certification for diabetes education from the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. Maria worked in the Duke Health System for over three years, most recently at Duke Children’s Specialty Clinic as an ambulatory care nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator.
Maria leads the Orthus Health for Diabetes solution as a health coach and diabetes care and education specialist. She is responsible for continuing to develop out and enhance the program alongside the product development team and Orthus Health CMO Dr. Andrea Coviello.
Todd Pope has spent more than 25 years working in key leadership positions within the healthcare industry, at both privately held and multi-national companies. His knowledge and deep understanding of the industry, technology, products, market and history contribute to his passion for managing companies with innovative, advanced technologies and the potential to drastically improve the current standard of care. Time Magazine named him one of the “50 most influential people in healthcare 2018.”
Prior to joining Orthus Health, Todd was the president and CEO of TransEnterix Surgical, a company devoted to pioneering the use of robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery. He also previously served as worldwide president of Cordis, a multi-billion-dollar division within Johnson & Johnson’s medical device business.
MARKETING + COMMUNICATIONS
Our analytics team reviews data from a prospective and retrospective view. They work with clients to uncover hidden cost-savings opportunities. Our team provides reporting, analysis, and recommendations based on your unique data.
Every client is assigned a dedicated Account Manager. The Account Manager serves as the point of contact for the client and provides guidance and support during the duration of the wellness program.
Health Coaching is a highly recommended service offered by Orthus Health. Our experienced health coaches are qualified registered nurses and exercise physiologist that assist members in achieving their wellness goals.
We have an in-house marketing and communications team which assists in customizing client and member materials. Our team works with clients to ensure that members stay informed and energized for their program.
Our Member Support team is composed of bilingual support specialists. Our call center assist members in answering questions from the beginning of their on-boarding process throughout the duration of their program.
All of our platforms are homegrown solutions. Our product development team works to create solutions that fill gaps in the market and enhance our current platforms to meet industry needs and standards.