Digital health and wellness leader capitalizes on growing momentum for personalized member engagement and activation across health plans, PBMs and health systems
PROVIDENCE, RI, September 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — blank pulse, the first digital health and wellness company, today announced that Salem Shunnarah, a former executive of Elevance Health, has recently joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Health Plans and Systems. health. This leadership appointment strengthens the company’s commercial leadership team to accelerate momentum in key markets and achieve ambitious goals. Salem reports to the Chief Revenue Officer Andre Reeves.
“Healthcare organizations and employers around the world trust us to drive record engagement, cost savings and real results among their populations. Changing habits, closing gaps in care and improving outcomes we helps create a stronger relationship with members,” said Andre Reeves, Chief Revenue Officer of Virgin Pulse. “We are evolving our leadership team based on the direction of the market and strengthening an already strong team. We will all benefit from Salem’s deep understanding of the healthcare system and his connection to the many ways in which data, technology and services can have an impact.”
In his new role as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Health Plans and Systems, Salem will leverage his wealth of healthcare industry expertise to maximize the company’s growing footprint among payers and providers, as well as than the employers who rely on them. By aligning market needs and demand with the company’s high-tech, high-touch solutions, he will help clients achieve their financial goals and drive meaningful improvements. Salem has already made an impact at Virgin Pulse, leading the launch of VP Activatean enhanced smart outreach solution that enables health plans and systems to more effectively connect with their populations to take action, leading to measurable health outcomes and reduced costs.
“Joining an organization with the power to connect with more than 150 million consumers and take essential health actions like getting a shot, renewing a prescription or speaking to a care advocate is energizing and worthwhile,” added Salem. “I’m excited for what the future holds and to partner with more organizations to change lives for good.”
Salem joins Virgin Pulse with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare, benefits and human resources. Over the past ten years at Elevance Health (formerly Anthem), he has played a leadership role in the organization’s national business development efforts for medical care, prescription drugs, dental, vision , life and disability, exceeding membership targets for seven consecutive years. Salem spent the previous five years at Aon Hewitt, where he led business development for the health and benefits consulting firm for the Southeastern United States. He previously held an executive position in AT&T’s benefits administration group.
About Virgin Pulse
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