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.
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 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 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.
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 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.