Houston, TX, January 7, 2019 – 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 addition of Sally Welborn of Welborn Advisory Services to its Board of Directors.
Vivante Health aims to completely redefine chronic condition management, beginning with digestive disease and is committed to lowering healthcare costs and filling gaps in care for the nearly 70 million Americans struggling with digestive conditions.
As a healthcare policy expert, Welborn advises innovative healthcare organizations, entrepreneurs, and others in the employee benefits arenas. She was most recently the senior vice president of global benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc. where she oversaw global benefits programs for Walmart’s more than 2.2 million associates and their families in 28 countries. Prior to joining Walmart, Ms. Welborn was senior vice president of corporate benefits for Wells Fargo & Company. Her expertise in payer/employer solutions that result in improved health care quality, lower costs, and less inappropriate care will help Vivante tailor its offerings to enterprise clients and fulfill its goal of providing stellar client and member experiences.
“Unmanaged digestive conditions are one of the top concerns in many employers’ health plans,” said Ms. Welborn. “Vivante Health’s comprehensive solutions will make a difference for payers and patients, and I am honored to join its Board.”
“We are so lucky to have Sally on our Board and to have the opportunity to work with her,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Vivante Health founder and CEO. “She is an unique forward thinker, has loads of experience, and is just a wonderful person to build something new with. She adds so much to our mission.”
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. For more information: VivanteHealth.com, [email protected]