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Management Team

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Paul Lotharius, President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul brings 20-plus years of experience in operations and technology management in the health care and insurance industries. He previously was president and chief executive officer of CoreSource, a provider of benefit administration and health management services. He has a Master of Business Administration from Butler University.

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Brian Gagne, Chief Operations Officer

Brian has more than 20 years of health, fitness and wellness experience in the corporate, commercial and medical fitness markets. Prior to HealthFitness, Brian was director of integrated behavioral solutions and provided strategic design and development for patient education programs for the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Brian has a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Illinois.

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Dennis Richling, M.D., Chief Medical and Wellness Officer

Dennis has a background covering clinical services, wellness product development, community education and programming, and health care policy research. He is also senior medical director for Trustmark, HealthFitness’ parent company. Dennis received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and is a fellow of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago.

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Teri Lonergan, Chief Information Officer

Teri brings 20 years of experience as a programmer, business analyst and information technology executive. She most recently served as senior IT director for Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, LLC. In that position, her responsibilities included accountability for corporate IT investments, as well as development and execution of long-term IT strategies.

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Steve Alavi, Chief Financial Officer

Steve brings more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. He most recently served as executive director of treasury and financial management at Health Care Service Corporation and was responsible for treasury forecasting and planning, financial benefits, and asset liability management. Steve is a certified public accountant.

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Mark Totts, Senior Vice President, Product Development

Mark previously served as vice president, product development, for the Trustmark Employer Medical Division, where he was responsible for developing client-focused solutions based on market analysis. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Mark holds a Master in Business Administration in business management from University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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Sean McManamy, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Sean is responsible for coordinating and creating alignment around HealthFitness’ long-term growth strategy. Prior to HealthFitness, he was vice president, product development and marketing for Trustmark subsidiary, CoreSource, where he was responsible for ongoing development of the company’s data analytics and population health management programs.

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Brian Harrigan, Vice President, Sales and Development

Brian leads the business development and sales team for all population health management and fitness solutions. Brian has more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry with an emphasis on new business development, strategic planning, account management, and marketing. Brian is a graduate of Duquesne University with a master’s degree in communications.

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Kelly Merriman, Vice President, Service Delivery

Kelly ensures operational excellence for all participant services, which include: lifestyle and condition management coaching, worksite screening, and engagement and health advocacy services. She has more than 15 years of experience in operations and management in the health sector. She has a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Tina Loskota, Vice President, Human Resources

Tina is responsible for all aspects of human resources including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and development, performance management, employee relations, payroll administration, safety and legal compliance. She has more than 15 years experience in human resources leadership and management specific to the health and wellness industry.

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Debra Marshall, Vice President, Marketing

Debra is responsible for HealthFitness’ strategic marketing and communications initiatives. She brings 30 years of experience marketing to the business community and consumers. More than a decade of Debra’s expertise is concentrated in the health and fitness industries, delivering measurable success through marketing communications for a health and fitness facility and an industry-leading manufacturer of inline skates.

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Katherine Meacham, Vice President, Account Management

Katherine leads the national account management team, ensuring client satisfaction and business results. She brings 25 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, including leadership positions with the design of health management strategies for more than 100 organizations. She has a Master of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University.

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Bob George, Vice President, Operations

Bob is responsible for leading and integrating the Reporting and Analysis, Customer Service, Fulfillment and Implementation teams. He brings 25 years of industry experience, including 14 years of on-site program management and 11 years of regional operations management. Bob joined HealthFitness in 2003 as part of the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. acquisition.

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