About AffirmHealth


Our Story

We founded AffirmHealth in March of 2016 amidst the opioid crisis that claimed more than 42,000 lives that year. Since the inception of our company, the crisis has worsened, and numbers have risen in both lives lost and associated costs. We have a passion to help in the fight against the ongoing opioid misuse and overdose epidemic. The founders each have been directly impacted by the epidemic -- Mitch and John are from small, rural towns in Tennessee and Kentucky that have been hit particularly hard by the crisis; Mario is an ER physician who sees the devastation at the front line.

At AffirmHealth, we firmly believe that technology can better facilitate prescriber compliance, resulting in more effective long term outcomes.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help healthcare leaders drive responsible, compliant prescribing across their entire organization.


Our Team

Mitch Evans, CEO AffirmHealth

Mitch Evans

Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Prior to building AffirmHealth, Mitch worked in healthcare technology and new product development. Mitch received his BS from Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from Vanderbilt University. Previously, Mitch served as a Strategy & Operations Consultant at Deloitte and as Managing Director at Jumpstart Foundry and NC2 Media.

John Cole, COO AffirmHealth

John Cole

Chief Operating Officer, Founder

John has worked in various industries including financial services (M&A), payment processing, and healthcare. He completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University with a degree in Human and Organizational Development and also was a member of the football team for 5 years.

Mario Ramirez, Chief Medical Officer AffirmHealth

Mario Ramirez

Chief Medical Officer, Founder

Mario graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his training and fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  He then joined the United States Air Force and served as an Emergency Medicine Physician and Flight Surgeon.

Todd Baker, General Counsel AffirmHealth

Todd Baker

General Counsel

Todd is a technology and business lawyer focused on delivering legal solutions to creative and high-tech professionals and businesses.

John Wingstrom, Engineering AffirmHealth

Josh Wingstrom

Head of Engineering

Josh leads AffirmHealth's Engineering team. Previously, Josh was the CTO at Lonely Planet and NC2 Media. He has a proven track record of delivering cutting edge functionality in multi-tiered architectures across cloud and mobile.

Keith Holloway, Senior Engineer AffirmHealth

Keith Holloway

Senior Engineer

Keith has 20+ years of experience leading software teams. He was the Senior Technical lead at Ericsson for eight years. Previously, Keith led the server development team for NC2 Media.