Meet our team

We are a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare leaders, scientists, and clinicians dedicated to creating the future of healthcare through effective, collaborative work. Inception team works with stakeholders across the spectrum of healthcare. And we are very proud to partner with the most innovative and forward thinking leaders worldwide to harness the power of digital to transform health.

Management Team

Mike Anderes

President

Mike is the President of Inception Health and the Chief Innovation and Digital Health Officer for Froedtert Health. He is passionate about the potential to improve people’s health in ways we were never able to imagine 10 years ago. He believes that new technology combined with deep customer centricity will transform how health care is delivered. Inception Health embodies these beliefs through it operations, clinical, and venture arms.

David Chao

Emerging Technology Principal

David comes to Inception Health with over 20 years of technology experience, of which 17 years were invested in the health care field. David's passion is forward thinking technology and being able to link it to clinicians in a meaningful and innovative way.

Brad Crotty

Chief Medical Officer

Brad is driven to make health a more seamless part of people's lives. An important focus is how to design care experiences in tandem with technology.

Caitlin Dunn

Director of Population Health

Caitlin is eager to implement technology to transform today's health care delivery system and improve the health status of patients. She is especially interested in the application of 'big data' and of technology that empowers individuals to independently manage medical conditions.

Karen Fickel MD

Medical Director, Virtual Care

Karen comes to Inception Health with over 20 years in the health care industry. She started her medical career at the Medical College of Wisconsin and spent over 15 years in physician group leadership roles including Regional Medical Officer, operations, quality, process improvement and physician coaching. Her passion is to help design improved systems of patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective care.

Erin Green

Executive Director, Virtual Care Operations

Erin comes to Inception Health with over 15 years of health care experience ranging from practicing as an RN in both Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, to leading current Digital Health operations, including the Virtual Intensive Care Unit, Telemetry and TeleObservation.

Nick Harris

Head of Engineering

Nick comes to Inception Health from the Cyber Security industry, the first 10 years of which were spent at the National Security Agency where he used technology to accelerate Cyber Operations, design high throughput data flows, and build a highly related knowledge base to defend the nation against foreign threats.

Jeff Mark

Legal Counsel

Jeff Mark is a Shareholder in the Health and Business Sections at Von Brieson. Jeff has extensive experience advising hospitals, multi-institutional health care systems, physician groups and specialty providers regarding a variety of transactional health care related matters including affiliations, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures; fraud and abuse; Stark; physician agreements; and equipment and office space leasing arrangements.

Mike Maschek

Director

Mike is a Director at Inception Health. In his role he focuses on developing relationships to further advance the local tech and innovation ecosystem in Milwaukee, supporting population health efforts and business transformation for the health system and determining how to leverage digital tools to enhance care provided to underserved communities. Mike has extensive experience working with academic medical centers at both Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin here in Milwaukee.

Jennifer Moore

Implementation Manager

Jen is passionate about leveraging technology to improve care for patients and care teams. She has a background in Clinic Operations, and holds a MHA from St. Francis University and a certificate in Advanced Lean Training from the Virginia Mason Institute.

Natalie Mortensen

Manger, Clinical Platform

Natalie is passionate about alternative and innovative modes of care delivery that offer high quality care at lower costs. Increasing the patient-centered consumer experience is what she hopes will encourage patients to be active participants in their health care. Natalie has been with Froedtert Health for 10 years and joined the Inception Health team in October 2018.

Adam Smith

Executive Director, Decision Support & Financial Planning

Adam Smith brings 15 years of diverse health care experience to Inception Health. This experience includes budget and long-range financial planning, operational analytics and benchmarking, financial modeling, operations leadership in a clinical department of a medical school, strategic planning and business development.

Patricia Smith

Executive Assistant

Patti is on a quest to be part of the team that will break through the barriers that come with the adoption of technology in health care. She comes from a diverse background with 30+ years experience having attended University of Maryland while serving in the United States Navy.

Erika Smith PharmD

Director, Enterprise Care Coordination and Redesign

Erika has a passion for data driven care improvement and redesign. Her experience as a clinician and leader of ambulatory pharmacy lent itself to common discussions around role definition and measuring value.

Melek Somai

Chief Technology Officer

Melek Somai is the principal in digital health engineering at Inception Health. He holds also the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Somai's expertise is in health informatics and data engineering.

Kelly Stevenson

Implementation Manager

Kelly comes to Inception Health with 9 years of experience in the health care field. Kelly joined the team because she is especially interested in reinventing, and meaningfully improving, the patient experience through innovative digital solutions.

Product Engineering Team

Stephen Bapple

Senior Software Engineer

Jake Gaylor

Principal Platform Engineer

Jake is a software developer with over a decade of experience delivering applications to end users. Jake's focus is on empowering our product teams to get their work into the hands of our customers. He believes that through self-service tooling, world class documentation, a customer success focused attitude, and a bit of elbow grease, product teams can be given super powers.

Nick Harris

Head of Engineering

Nick comes to Inception Health from the Cyber Security industry, the first 10 years of which were spent at the National Security Agency where he used technology to accelerate Cyber Operations, design high throughput data flows, and build a highly related knowledge base to defend the nation against foreign threats.

Uliana Heron

Associate Software Engineer

Uliana is a Junior Software Developer. She has always been interested in healthcare and technology and is excited to combine the two areas to develop innovative solutions in medicine. Uliana graduated from Carroll University in 2021 with the highest honors and is looking forward to continue her education in a software field to boost professional performance and to benefit Inception Health.

Blake Johanning

Software Engineer

Blake has been in the software engineering field for 8 years in various industries. His career started off in the pharmaceutical industry based in St. Louis as a developer working in the Federal Division for government contracts while working his way through his undergraduate degree in Web Development and Computer Science.

Long Mai

Principal Software Engineer

Long comes to Inception Health from over 10 years of software consulting background working with various business domains, technologies, and cultures. Long's primary responsibility as a consultant for a client is software delivery. Other experiences include software architecture as well as coaching and working on agile teams.

Varun Raj

Engineering Product Manager

Varun comes to Inception Health with 15 years of experience in Information Technology. His areas of expertise include Software Engineering, Product Management and Systems Integration. He is passionate about improving the quality of Healthcare using technology especially on building solutions around what patients need (instead of around what providers do).

Melek Somai

Chief Technology Officer

Melek Somai is the principal in digital health engineering at Inception Health. He holds also the position of Assistant Professor of Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr Somai's expertise is in health informatics and data engineering.

Sam Spencer

Senior Software Engineer

Sam comes to Inception Health with 8 years of software development experience with a focus on AWS applications. Outside of work Sam enjoys weightlifting, gaming, and Dungeons & Dragons. He lives in Menomonee Falls, WI with his wife and two cats.

Board of Directors

Mike Anderes

President

Mike is the President of Inception Health and the Chief Innovation and Digital Health Officer for Froedtert Health. He is passionate about the potential to improve people’s health in ways we were never able to imagine 10 years ago. He believes that new technology combined with deep customer centricity will transform how health care is delivered. Inception Health embodies these beliefs through it operations, clinical, and venture arms.

Steve Basilotto

Senior Vice President, Chief Experience Officer

Steve Basilotto serves as chief experience officer for Froedtert Health, charged with identifying and executing leading edge opportunities to provide customers, patients and staff with an experience they want and value.

Scott Hawig

Senior Vice President of Finance

Scott Hawig, CPA, CMA, MBA, executive vice president of Finance, chief financial and administrative officer and treasurer, is responsible for all strategic and operational matters related to finance and administration for the health system including financial planning and budgeting, financial reporting, decision support, revenue cycle management, managed care contracting, insurance products and risk, supply chain operations, facilities planning and plant operations, information technology and strategic initiatives.

Cathy Jacobson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Jacobson serves as president and CEO of Froedtert Health, a regional health care system based in Milwaukee, Wis. Jacobson joined Froedtert Health in 2010 as executive vice president of finance and strategy, chief financial officer and chief strategy officer. She was promoted in 2011, becoming president and in 2012, she assumed the CEO role. Prior to joining Froedtert Health, Jacobson spent 22 years at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in various leadership roles.

Joe Kerschner MD

Dean, School of Medicine, and Executive Vice President

Dr. Joseph Kerschner became the Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in November 2011 following 10 months as Interim Dean. Dr. Kerschner assumed the additional role of Provost of the MCW Health Science University in 2017. He also is Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology.

David Olson

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Joseph Kerschner became the Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in November 2011 following 10 months as Interim Dean. Dr. Kerschner assumed the additional role of Provost of the MCW Health Science University in 2017. He also is Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology.

Jonathon Truwit MD MBA

Enterprise Chief Medical Officer

Jonathon D. Truwit, MD, joined Froedtert Health and The Medical College of Wisconsin on Jan. 13, 2014, as enterprise chief medical officer. Dr. Truwit also holds the rank of tenured professor of medicine (pulmonary) at the Medical College.