LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet the Carenet Health executive leadership team.

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John Erwin

John Erwin

Chief Executive Officer
John Erwin

John Erwin

Chief Executive Officer

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, John was part of the original investment team that acquired Carenet in 2004. He brought with him a vision of helping the healthcare industry deliver exceptional member and patient experiences that ultimately improve care, outcomes and costs. John is an innovator in the field of healthcare consumer influence and has grown Carenet Health to be a leading healthcare engagement, clinical, telehealth and advocacy solutions provider supporting 50 million consumers annually. He has received a number of national awards, including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. His work in improving healthcare engagement includes partnering closely with the leadership of more than 100 of the nation’s premier health plans. Prior to Carenet, John created West Corporation Outbound in San Antonio, Texas. The company quickly became a market leader.

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Mick Mazour

Mick Mazour

President
Mick Mazour

Mick Mazour

President

A seasoned consumer engagement executive, Mick collaborates with CEO John Erwin and the senior leadership team to advance the company’s mission of unlocking healthcare value through consumer empowerment and connection. Prior to Carenet, Mick enjoyed a successful 28-year tenure at West Corporation, where he served as president of numerous entities including West Business Solutions (WBS). In that role, he led 25,000+ team members across the globe. In 1990, he collaborated with John to launch West Outbound. Starting with a single client, they grew the business to exceed $200 million in revenue in 10 years.

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Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

Chief Operating Officer
Christopher Rogers

Christopher Rogers

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Christopher brings his 20+ years of consumer and client engagement expertise to Carenet Health, guiding all facets of service delivery and client operations. Prior to joining Carenet, he served as executive integration advisor for Sitel Group and chief security officer at Sykes Enterprises (acquired by Sitel Group). During his more than 20 years at Sykes, Christopher also directed high-performance teams in client management, operations and strategic planning in the U.S. and Asia. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has served on prestigious advisory boards, including the Forbes Technology Council.

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Robin Hamel

Robin Hamel

Executive Vice President, People Services
Robin Hamel

Robin Hamel

Executive Vice President, People Services

As EVP, People Services, Robin provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure Carenet continues to grow as a people–first organization. This critically important role leads our organization’s commitment to world–class talent and human capital management. Robin joined Carenet in July 2020, bringing more than 30 years of experience managing human resources organizations across multiple industries, including energy, technology and professional services. Before Carenet, she was executive vice president of human resources and finance at MTVP Power Corporation, a high–tech clean energy company. Robin earned a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Baker College in Flint, Michigan, and she holds numerous professional certifications.

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Steve Harstad

Steve Harstad

Executive Vice President, Strategy
Steve Harstad

Steve Harstad

Executive Vice President, Strategy

Steve Harstad joined Carenet Health’s leadership team as chief strategy officer (CSO) in July 2019. As EVP, Strategy, Steve manages and sets the direction for ensuring the Carenet organization continues to grow and expand strategically into new markets and areas of opportunity. A highly knowledgeable business transformation leader, Steve has more than 20 years of experience leading product and business development organizations across multiple industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. Before joining Carenet, Steve was vice president, employer market at WebMD Health Services and served in leadership positions at Redbrick Health, Optum and Deluxe Corporation.

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David Mulligan

David Mulligan

Executive Vice President, Technology
David Mulligan

David Mulligan

Executive Vice President, Technology

David joined Carenet Health in January 2022 as an experienced global IT executive in the healthcare, telecom and retail industries. As EVP-Technology, he is charged with ensuring that our organizational goals are well aligned with the kinds of progressive technology that drive continuously higher company and client performance. Prior to Carenet, he served as chief operating and chief technology officer at PhyzData Healthcare Solutions, and earlier as CIO at Acelity. He has also held several key positions at Inter-Tel and 3M – KCI. David is an Arizona State University graduate with a B.S. in applied mathematics, and he received his MBA from Regis University.

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Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

As EVP-Sales, Brad leads our business development initiatives and teams. Before coming to Carenet, he spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles at one of the world’s largest BPO companies (Sykes Enterprises). In his most recent roles there, he was responsible for business relationship development and strategic account management in the Technology and Cloud Services sectors, and earlier, for financial services sales and client relationship management for Sykes Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Other successes include co-founding an innovative consulting firm and SaaS company (Walkabout Collaborative). He’s a Lake Forest College alumnus.

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Vikie Spulak

Vikie Spulak

Executive Vice President, Client Success
Vikie Spulak

Vikie Spulak

Executive Vice President, Client Success

Vikie drives Carenet’s achievement of industry-renowned client partnerships, leads the company in unifying client initiatives across the organization and ensures the delivery of high-performing solutions. Vikie joined forces with CEO John Erwin at Carenet in 2005. In 2013, she was awarded the San Antonio Business Journal Women’s Leadership Award for Corporate Leadership. A seasoned executive, Vikie has nearly 25 years of experience developing and executing consumer engagement strategies. Prior to Carenet, she was client services vice president at West Corporation, where she managed many of the company’s key business relationships.

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Scott Schawe

Scott Schawe

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Scott Schawe

Scott Schawe

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

A strategic financial architect and CPA with an analytical eye, Scott has played a significant role in Carenet’s outstanding growth since joining the company in 2008. In 2013, Scott received the Best CFO & Financial Executive Award from the San Antonio Business Journal. He began his career as a tax consultant with an internationally recognized accounting firm and has previously served as vice president, controller and treasurer for a multi-national aircraft manufacturer.

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Wendi Summers

Wendi Summers

Executive Vice President, Service Delivery
Wendi Summers

Wendi Summers

Executive Vice President, Service Delivery

A strategic financial architect and CPA with an analytical eye, Scott has played a significant role in Carenet’s outstanding growth since joining the company in 2008. In 2013, Scott received the Best CFO & Financial Executive Award from the San Antonio Business Journal. He began his career as a tax consultant with an internationally recognized accounting firm and has previously served as vice president, controller and treasurer for a multi-national aircraft manufacturer.

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