Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO of Wellness for Life, Igor offers unique expertise in working with local governments, educational institutions, and insurance brokers and carriers. Through this expertise, Igor helped position Wellness for Life as one of the leading employee health service providers to municipalities, school districts and public employee unions.
Prior to his current role with Wellness for Life, Igor worked as a Management Consultant, specializing in healthcare strategy, service line expansion, acquisition of physician practices, and market analysis. Igor’s professional experience in healthcare also includes primary care practice management and operations improvement with the VA Hospital Administration.
Igor earned an MBA and a Masters’ in Health Management and Policy from the University of Iowa. Prior to his career in healthcare, Igor served in the United States Army in various leadership and intelligence roles and helped develop a diplomatic relationship and exchange program between FEMA, the U.S. National Guard, and Russian Federal Emergency Services – at the time the only cooperative military program between the two nations. In addition to his civilian education, Igor is a graduate of the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School.
Chief Operating Officer
As the COO of Wellness For Life, Justin is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of the company. In this role, he has helped establish Wellness For Life as a respected employer-based on-site and direct primary care clinic management company, both regionally and nationwide.
Prior to joining Wellness For Life, Justin held several executive positions in various companies related to technology, banking, real estate and general business consulting where he focused on developing business strategies, driving execution, incorporating technology and setting best practices.
Justin’s forte lies in streamlining operational processes with measurable results by leveraging technology, data and human resources to achieve maximum efficiency and productivity.
Dr. Kayur Patel
Chief Medical Officer
Our operating model is based on Dr. Patel’s vision of successful alignment between employers, patients, on-site medical staff, and community physicians that improves health outcomes for patients, distributes medical resources more effectively, and reduces employers’ overall healthcare expenditures.
Dr. Patel is a result-oriented Business & Healthcare Leader with over two decades of experience in the Healthcare Industry. Formerly Senior Vice President of TeamHealth and a Chief Medical Officer of a Midwest hospital, Dr. Patel is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, and American College of Emergency Physicians.
A practicing physician with extensive experience in internal and emergency medicine, his forte lies in aligning physicians and hospital leaderships for successfully converting the challenges of healthcare reforms into opportunities for community, physicians and hospitals. Dr. Patel is a nationally-recognized authority and a national speaker on the subject of quality in healthcare. He currently serves as consultant to KEPRO, the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for more than 30 states.
Vice President of Operations
As Senior Clinic Operations Manager, Amber oversees HR, project management, clinic management, wellness and the quality control teams. She is responsible for all provider recruiting and credentialing and assists in the supervision and evaluation of staff.
In 2012, Amber joined Wellness For Life as a member of the original staff at our first clinic. Shortly thereafter she moved to the central office and has helped develop quality control, supply management, and clinic management. She plays a key role in the opening and operating all of our medical clinics.
Prior to joining Wellness For Life, Amber was a medical assistant, and has over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Director of Business Development & Growth Initiatives
Having joined Wellness For Life in 2013, Brian was instrumental in helping us achieve the growth and the success we enjoy today. Brian oversees Enterprise and Direct Primary Care sales, as well as broker, government and B2B relations.
Over the years, Brian has built a reputation for initiative and leadership. Our outstanding client retention track record – one of our industry’s best – was only made possible by Brian’s enduring dedication to the organization and to his clients.
Brian is a business and sales professional with over 25 years of experience across a broad range of industries.
Tricia Stanley, DNP
Director of Clinical Operations
As a nurse practitioner who holds dual board certifications in Adult and Family health, Tricia plays a key role in the development and implementation of operational procedures and clinical protocols. She is also responsible for developing policies and clinical guidelines to help direct the quality of care our patients receive. Tricia assists in the recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation of medical staff as well as provides direction for clinical process improvement.
Tricia has over 15 years of clinical experience. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Primary Care from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. While at Vanderbilt, her doctoral work focus was on COPD. Her work was published in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, and she was also selected to present her research at Vanderbilt’s School of Nursing Annual Research Day in 2011.
She has served as a preceptor for nurse practitioners for Indiana Wesleyan University, Ball State University, Purdue University and Indiana State University for nurse practitioner students. Tricia was awarded the Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Clinical Preceptor at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Director of Enterprise Optimization
Ethan Garcia is an experienced business executive with a 28 year track record of hands-on leadership. He has exemplified many skills that he has adopted from his Six Sigma Black Belt certification over the past 14 years. He brings a very positive presence and a large degree of knowledge to Finance and process development as a whole.
David Van Laecke
Director of Products & Technology
Mr. David T. Van Laecke is the Director of Products & Technology. He joined Wellness For Life in August of 2018. He has been involved as a strategic partner/advisor with Wellness For Life since 2014. Mr. Van Laecke is responsible for overseeing all technology related to Wellness For Life. This includes managing systems and relationships with software vendors, data share partners and internal/external resources. As a solution-engineer, he works closely with the C-Suite to understand corporate objectives, develop solutions and introduce software and/or processes into the organization and marketplace.
Prior to Wellness For Life, Mr. Van Laecke has served as the Director and/or Vice President of Products and Technology in the software, healthcare and telecommunications industries. Over the last two decades, he has been responsible for developing brand image, sales and marketing initiatives, application design and leading development teams in the creation of cutting-edge, proprietary web-based software solutions. He has led development teams to successfully deploy several complex software applications to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Van Laecke lives in Parker, CO with his wife and four children. An avid musician, he enjoys playing a variety of instruments as well as recording and producing music with aspiring local artists.
Roger Cox, NP
Director of Provider Development