Health Monitor Network, Montvale, NJ 07645
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About Us

Health Monitor Network   is the leading direct-to-patient company and has the largest marketing platforms in medical offices, in patients’ homes and on the go. The company continues its record breaking growth and expansion having received a significant investment from WestView Capital Partners in 2019. Looking forward to the future, we are positioned to continue on this path as a result of our ongoing investment in technology with a major focus on innovation, accelerated growth and new products.


Our Mission:

to facilitate meaningful dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals


Our Reach: 

more than 150 million consumers/patients through 200,000 medical offices, more than 400,000 physicians and healthcare professionals, and in patients’ homes


Our Integrated Solutions: 

reach patients in medical offices and at home


Our Partners: 

we have taken the lead in forming powerful alliances and partnerships


Health Monitor Network is led by a seasoned team of professionals with stellar industry credentials:


As a seasoned entrepreneur and executive, Ken has successfully started, built, operated and grown a variety of world-class organizations. For the past 14 years, he has helped transform Health Monitor Network into becoming the leading patient-engagement company in the U.S. The company has grown ten-fold since he joined the organization and the employee base has quadrupled over the past 4 years. The company has continued to be the leader in print patient education in physician offices around the U.S. and has now become a digital leader in exam rooms. In May 2019 Ken led the organization through a transaction that brought a significant investment to the company, led by WestView Capital Partners to support and propel it’s dynamic growth. Prior to joining Health Monitor Network, he was CEO of TransLocal Health Corporation, a leading multimedia health information provider to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Previously, he was president of InteliHealth, initially a joint venture between Aetna U.S. Healthcare and Johns Hopkins, a leading consumer and professional health information, technology and commerce provider. Ken was also an executive with Thomson/Medical Economics and the founder and publisher of The Collegian Magazine.


He attended Skidmore College and completed an Executive MBA certificate program at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, through the Thomson Information Publishing Management Development program.


Ken plays drums in a rock and roll band called MedROCK, is an active international philanthropist and founded a business plan competition ( at Skidmore College eight years ago that continues to inspire him and hundreds of students from a wide variety of majors and countries around the world.

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Freirich

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Alex is a seasoned executive, most recently serving as the Director of Consumer Marketing for MetLife, the largest insurance company in the U.S. Previously, he served as vice president of global marketing and strategy at TransLocal Health Corporation, a supplier of health information. He also held executive positions at Walker Digital, founding company of, and Warner Lambert, where he helped drive product strategy and lead generation programs and e-branding for all consumer healthcare brands.


Alex holds an engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Strategic Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Executive Vice President

Alex Dong


Howard has over 20 years of experience in launching and developing diverse businesses within the media and advertising industry, with proven success in executing business strategies and maximizing financial performance.


Before joining Health Monitor Network, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, North America at the Reader’s Digest Association. During his 16 years at Reader’s Digest, Howard established the direct selling startup, Taste of Home Entertaining, Inc. and collaborated on the launch of Every Day with Rachael Ray, an Ad Age “Magazine Launch of the Year.” In addition, he negotiated the acquisition and sale of various business units while serving as CFO of several of the company’s divisions.


Throughout his career, Howard has built a reputation for achieving bottom line results, effectively aligning business and technology needs, and leading and developing high-performance teams.


His experience also includes work at Deloitte and Touche LLP, New Woman magazine and The New York Times. He is a certified public accountant, and holds a BS and MBA from New York University.


Howard has a passion for type 1 diabetes research and charitable activities. He currently serves as a board member of Insulin for Life USA and is a participant in the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) study.

Chief Financial Officer

Howard Halligan


Will is Chief Technology Officer providing strategic leadership for the continued implementation of innovative, forward thinking, and secure information technology initiatives to meet the ever-evolving Point of Care space.


Prior to joining Health Monitor Network, Will spent 25+ years in various information technology roles. Most recently, Will served as Chief Information Officer with Regalis Health Services, a leading managed services organization, supporting health system clients throughout the United States. In this role, Will crafted the IT strategy and its seamless execution and implementation to end users with a preference toward technological solutions that are easy to use while providing true value for external and internal stakeholders.


Prior to Regalis, Will served as Director of Information Systems at Westmed Practice Partners, the managed services arm of Westmed Medical Group, one of the largest physician practices in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area. There, Will successfully led the implementation of a process driven application infrastructure that maximized efficiencies throughout the organization.


Will has also held IT/IS management positions for such well-known brands as Citation Air by Cessna, Cadbury Schweppes, and People’s United Bank.


Will holds a BS in Information Systems from the University of Connecticut and an MS in Computer Sciences from Sacred Heart University.

Chief Technology Officer

William Saint-Louis


Chris is Senior Vice President, overseeing the Partnerships and Alliances team, focusing on medical societies, associations and patient advocacy groups.


Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceuticals industry and service businesses. He has held senior management positions with medical-marketing consultancies, including President of a division of Quintiles, and Vice President of Marketing for the healthcare branch of Pearson PLC, a multinational publishing and education company. He was President of Avant Healthcare Communications and a member of the executive leadership team of its parent company, DWA Healthcare Communications Group.


In 2006, Chris cofounded a business and product development consultancy, Nine-TZ Healthcare Ventures, that worked with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Earlier in his career he held global marketing and sales positions with SmithKline and Fisons Pharmaceuticals in Europe and moved to the United States in 1989 to join Schering-Plough.


He is an active member of Professional Patient Advocates in Life Sciences, a recent Executive Advisory Board Member of the Galien Foundation, and Board member of the Point of Care Communication Council (PoC3) whose mission is to advocate for the effective use of the Point of Care channel to advance health and healthcare outcomes.

Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Alliances

Christopher O’Toole


Steve has over 20 years of experience consistently driving and surpassing sales goals in commercial sales leadership, operations and marketing in the healthcare and pharma industries. He oversees the HM Physician Network, which includes the outside and inside Sales teams, the Health System Sales team and Sales Operations for the HM Physician Network.


Prior to Health Monitor Network, Steve was a National Sales Director with Noden Pharma/IQVIA, where he was responsible for the launch, management and strategic growth of specialty pharmaceutical products. Steve built a sales force of 60 people and 6 regional sales directors in 90 days, developed a robust CRM (Customer Relationship Management Platform) and created a culture which drove over 95% of sales team retention. 


Steve’s professional experiences also include Vice President, Sales & Marketing with MRI Global (overseeing preclinical services to pharmaceutical and biotech customers), Regional Sales Director with Grifols (working with large health systems, institutional practices, and specialty pharma) and a 10+ year tenure with Merck as Senior Director of Neuroscience Sales and Regional Business Director. 


Steve has a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. 

Senior Vice President

Stephen Phillips

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Joe has compiled a track record of over 20 years building and optimizing high performance teams and organizations. Before joining Health Monitor Network, Joe served as the Chief Talent & Engagement Officer of Westmed Practice Partners, the management services organization for Westmed Medical Group, P.C., the leading outpatient healthcare organization in Westchester County, NY. Joe helped scale Westmed during a period of hyper-growth, which included overseeing the organization’s tripling in size and an HR department that grew from 2 employees to over 15. Joe’s leadership led to Westmed receiving national recognition as one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 30 Workplaces in Healthcare in the U.S. for back-to-back years (#27 in 2017 and #21 in 2018).

Earlier in his career, Joe spent 5 years as VP of Corporate Human Resources at Porter Novelli, one of the largest marketing communication agencies in the world, with a strong footprint in healthcare, print, and digital marketing. Having a non-traditional start to his career, Joe spent his first 7 years as a client-service benefits consultant with national leaders, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Hewitt Associates, respectively.

Joe attended Alfred University in upstate NY, earning both his BA and MBA in 1997 and 1998, respectively, where he was selected to Omnicom Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society. He holds both a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the Human Resources Certification Institute and is a Senior Certified Professional by the Society for Human Resources Management.

Joe is an active business leader and community volunteer in Westchester County as well as a frequent lecturer/speaker providing thought leadership on critical topics impacting Human Resources.

Chief People Officer

Joseph DiCarlo


Rodnell has over 20 years of progressive marketing experience with such marquee corporate brands as BBDO, Unilever BestFoods, the National Football League and the Madison Square Garden Company. His professional experiences have included development/execution of national marketing campaigns, strategic brand management, business development endeavors and cross-functional leadership.


In 1999, Rodnell began an 18 year period perfecting his marketing skills with iconic global sports properties. That experience includes orchestrating premiere fan development campaigns with the NFL (including the Super Bowl Halftime Show, demo specific programs and sponsor activation), securing high valued integrated corporate partnerships for the New York Giants, Madison Square Garden Company and New York Cosmos, leading a strategic brand reintroduction as CMO with the New York Racing Association and, most recently, managing brand marketing for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment’s team properties. His career has been defined by innovative marketing and successful revenue generation. Rodnell brings to Health Monitor Network (and the healthcare industry) a similar strategic approach to elevating a corporate brand and promoting its expansive suite of products, while intimately supporting its continued unprecedented growth.


Rodnell holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, has been an adjunct professor with NYU and remains an active professional mentor.

Chief Marketing Officer

Rodnell E. Workman

Editorial Excellence

Health Monitor Network has a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to improving patient/doctor communication. All of our editors are respected experts within their chosen condition areas. With a wealth of experience, the Health Monitor Network Editorial team brings to patients and caregivers relevant healthcare information from around the world. Our staff reviews medical journals daily for the latest news and condition updates. We also keep in contact with patients and top medical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, trusted content of the highest quality.


The information is written in easy-to-read, consumer-friendly language by an expert editorial staff. Recent reader surveys conducted by an independent third party find that our magazines have been described as accurate, authoritative, objective, comprehensive, easy-to-read, timely and practical.


Board of Editors

Health Monitor Network is led by a seasoned team of professionals with stellar industry credentials.

Allergy & Immunology

Gary Rachelefsky, MD, Executive Care Center/Asthma,
Los Angeles



Michael J. Blaha, MD, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD

Roger S. Blumenthal, MD, Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, Baltimore, MD

Michael H. Crawford, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Hugh Calkins, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD

Elazer Edelman, MD, PhD, FACC, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge

Susheel Kodali, MD, FACC Director, Heart Valve Center, Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Michael J. Mack, MD, Baylor Healthcare System, Dallas; The Heart Hospital Research Center at Baylor Plano

Juan Rivera, MD, Cardiólogo de prevención y Jefe de corresponsales médicos de Univision Network


Timothy G. Berger, MD, University of California, San Francisco
Mark G. Lebwohl, MD, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
Warwick L. Morison, MD, Lutherville, Maryland



Ejigayehu G. Abate, MD, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Philip Levy, MD, MACE, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ

Rachel Pessah-Pollack, MD, FACE, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Arlan Rosenbloom, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dawn Sherr RD, CDE, Practice Manager, AADE, Chicago
Fred Whitehouse, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit

Carol H. Wysham, MD, University of Washington school of Medicine, Spokane, WA


Family Practice

Roger K. Cady, MD, Headache Care Center of Missouri, Springfield



Darren M. Brenner, MD, AGAF, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Douglas A. Drossman, MD, AGAF, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Andrew J. Muir, MD, Duke University School of Medicine

Selvi Thirumurthi, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Terry Gernsheimer, MD, Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle
David Kuter, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Michele P. Lambert, MD, MSTR, Division of Hematology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Michael Tarantino, MD, The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Institute, Peoria, IL



Andrew J. Muir, MD, MHS, Duke University Medical Center, Durham

Mental Health

Susan Kornstein, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women’s Health

Michael Edward Thase, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Michelle T. Fabian, MD, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

Stanley P. Fisher, MD, Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute in Kansas City, MO 

Mark W. Green MD, FAAN, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Sylvia Klineova, MD, MS, Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis Icahn

School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Ana C. Krieger, MD, MPH, Departments of Medicine, Neurology and Genetic Medicine at

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York City

Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, MD, University of Florida, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration

Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, FACP, Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

James P. Wymer, MD, PhD, CPI, FAAN, The University of Florida in Gainesville

Nurse Practitioner

Sattaria Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, Southeastern Louisiana University

Debra A. Danforth, NP, The Florida State University, Tallahassee



Rupal S. Bhatt, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston 

Andrea Bullock, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge

Steven E. Come, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Marc B. Garnick, MD, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge
John Hainsworth, MD, Chief Scientific Officer, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, Nashville

Carol Ann Huff, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Caroline C. Kim, MD, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge

Deepa Rangachari, MD, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge

Matthew Rettig, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore
Richard R.P. Warner, MD, Center for Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Tumors, Mt. Sinai, Hospital, New York City

Roy S. Weiner, MD, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans


Physician Assistant

Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem


Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine

Steven D. Nathan, MD, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

James A. Stoller, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic Foundation


Susan Bukata, MD, UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles

Richard M. Dell, MD, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Downey, CA

Madelaine Feldman, MD, Coalition of State Rheumatology Offices, Wilmington, NC
Elinor Mody, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Joseph M. Lane, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City
Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, University of Alabama, Birmingham



Benjamin R. Lee, MD, FACS, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Gary Lemack, MD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

Jeffrey Lumerman, MD, FACS, Department of Urology ProHEALTH Care, Lake Success, NY


Elizabeth Ratchford, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Women’s Health/OB-GYN

Mary Jane Minkin, MD, Yale University School of Medicine

Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME, FACS, Loyola University, Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL

Leslie M. Rickey, MD, MPH, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT