Houston, TX, December 10, 2018 – Vivante Health, the digestive health and disease experts and creators of the GIThrive all-in-one digital program for gut health and disease, announced today the hiring of Donovan Lucas as Regional Vice President of Sales, Western US.
Mr. Lucas will be responsible for introducing GIThrive as a disruptive solution in the healthcare space with the ability to improve quality of life for people battling digestive diseases. His role will include educating the healthcare world on how patient care programs can help drive down costs and improve productivity among workforces.
Lucas comes to Vivante Health with over 10 years in the healthcare industry and more than two decades in senior management positions. He has seen success not only in corporate management, but also as an entrepreneur in the healthcare insurance industry, building two companies from scratch. Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Sales at ACI Specialty Benefits, where he was instrumental in increasing business by over 200 percent in just 24 months.
For Mr. Lucas, the decision to join Vivante Health was about more than just business. “I wanted to be part of a platform to help people who suffer from the same affliction I’ve dealt with most of my adult life, digestive disease. At this point in my career, I want to be able to help people, not just sell another commodity in the marketplace,” he said.
Lucas holds an MBA from Colorado State University in Organizational Theory and was a collegiate basketball player. The Vivante Health team welcomes the competitive spirit Lucas brings to the company.
“I am pleased that we were able to get Donovan on our team. He brings a lot of healthcare experience and knows the business and the pain points of many of our corporate clients as well as helping benefit consultants fill the gaps in their services. He’s a great team player and will represent us very well,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Vivante Health founder and CEO.
With offices in Houston, Nashville, and Athens, Greece, Vivante Health’s global team of experts in digestive disease, microbiome science, clinical care, medicine and technology came together to build the GIThrive platform. It is the first comprehensive program that brings together, in one virtual healthcare hub, all the necessary tools, including instant, on-demand support from a human care team, to effectively manage chronic digestive symptoms.
About Vivante Health
Vivante Health is an innovative digital healthcare company reinventing the way chronic conditions are managed. Our mission is to fill the unmet needs of people living with chronic conditions that are invisible, neglected or stigmatized, starting with digestive disease. Our health management ecosystem, GIThrive, empowers people, through brilliant technology and advanced science, to spend less time worrying about their digestive symptoms and more time living life.
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