GetWellNetwork is led by a dynamic group of individuals, each bringing their expertise to build on our strategic vision. Representatives of our senior leadership team include:
Michael O'Neil, Jr.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Michael O’Neil was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at age 28. After four cycles of chemotherapy, Michael immediately began building GetWellNetwork, a company committed to working with hospitals to improve performance and outcomes through patient engagement.
Today, GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. GetWellNetwork has also been acknowledged as one of the fastest growing companies in the Washington, D.C. area by Inc. Magazine, Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ and SmartCEO magazine.
Michael is a member of Mindshare, a forum of CEOs from leading early-stage technology companies in Washington, D.C. He serves on the board of directors of the Lisner Home, a long-term care facility for disadvantaged elderly citizens in Washington, D.C., and The DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to honoring nurses. Michael has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs in Venture Magazine and as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program in Washington, D.C.
Michael has served as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and he is a guest speaker at University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith Business School and The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
Michael received a B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D./MBA from Georgetown University.
Chief Financial Officer
Wellford Dillard joined GetWellNetwork in 2011 as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. With extensive experience in technology, finance and operations, Wellford is responsible for the financial operations of GetWellNetwork, including financial planning and analysis, accounting and procurement.
Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Wellford served as the VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at OPOWER, a high-growth, venture-backed SaaS company that is changing how utilities interact with their customers, helping people reduce their energy consumption and improving customers' experiences with their utility. After joining OPOWER in July 2009, Wellford led the Company's finance, human resources, IT, recruiting and operations teams, helping to drive and support the Company's exponential revenue growth, as well as helping to raise $50 million in venture funding during his tenure.
Prior to OPOWER, Wellford was the Chief Financial Officer at Acumen Solutions, a consulting company with offices across the U.S. and Europe. While at Acumen, Wellford played a critical role in developing the strategies, financial framework and internal processes that drove the company's 3x revenue growth during his tenure.
Previously, Wellford served as the Chief Financial Officer at TMA Resources and also held positions at WWC Capital Group, Ernst & Young's Center for Strategic Transactions and in the Equity Research group at FBR & Co.
Wellford holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Finance from the University of Memphis.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer for GetWellNetwork, Robin leads the team responsible for software development, systems administration, implementation and installation, and research and development. Having brought the GetWellNetwork product from prototype to production and overseen numerous successful implementations, Robin’s focus is now on the growth of the engineering staff and the future of the GetWellNetwork solution.
Robin’s experience in technology includes bringing Internet and process management technology to several government agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services; providing technical leadership to a small consulting firm by spearheading the development of a genetic HLA typing database to facilitate matching donor and recipient tissue samples; creating document imaging and indexing software for grant preparation and submission; and establishing system applications and process design for the Center for Mental Health Services.
Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Robin worked at iXL Inc./Scient, a software consulting firm, where he provided professional services to several Fortune 500 companies, including Monsanto, Dupont and GE. As Vice President of Engineering, he led a team of 50+ engineers.
Robin holds a DEC in Pure and Applied Sciences from John Abott College, Canada.
Chief Outcomes Officer
David Wright brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and hospital leadership to GetWellNetwork and our client hospitals. Prior to joining the organization, David spent 13 years as the lead marketing, strategy and business development executive for the Inova Health System, one of the largest integrated health systems on the Eastern Seaboard.
David’s role centers on assisting our clients achieve their desired outcomes. He often serves as a consultant for our clients, combining his experience and knowledge of hospital strategy and operations with the capabilities of the GetWellNetwork system to ensure that each hospital receives maximum value from the interactive platform.
Greater Washington universities recognize David as an outstanding preceptor and adjunct faculty member. David has received numerous awards for communications, advertising, public relations, health care strategy and marketing excellence, including the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) national marketing excellence award. Dave currently serves on the board of directors of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the world's largest nurse credentialing organization.
David has a B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis in health care administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Senior Vice President, Client Experience
Beth Martinko joined GetWellNetwork in 2012 as the Senior Vice President of Client Experience. She brings extensive experience in client relations and is responsible for the implementation, training and ongoing support of the GetWellNetwork client hospitals. Beth oversees the implementation teams, help desk staff, support engineers and product services teams, assuring client needs are continually met with optimal system performance. Beth is passionate about patient and caregiver education and support, having had significant personal experience as a caregiver in non-GetWellNetwork environments.
Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Beth was vice president of Customer Success at Avid Technology, where she led the design, strategy and creation of the global Customer Success function. Before that, Beth was vice president of Customer Service at Wavelight, where she combined field service engineering and clinical training teams to focus on improving the customer experience. She also held executive leadership positions at Hewlett Packard, Peregrine Systems, Merant and Intersolv
Martinko earned her B.A. from Wilmington College.
Sharon S. Kaufman
Senior Vice President, People
Sharon joined GetWellNetwork in February 2013. In the role of SVP, People Sharon’s focus is on building the human capital strategy for sustainable growth; and providing strategic consulting throughout the organization, including talent management, recruiting, organization and professional development, change management, and compensation.
Sharon brings more than 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources field as a change-agent in leadership roles across multiple industries in both entrepreneurial settings and for iconic brands. Her corporate experience includes roles leading HR for Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins U.S. operational businesses, Director of HR at Tiffany & Co. with responsibility for all U.S. Retail and Sales Channels, Vice President of HR at Citibank, and GE Capital’s RFS Human Resource training program. On the entrepreneurial side, she was the 39th employee at D.E. Shaw & Co. where she helped build the Talent Acquisition function and implemented the first human resource structures. More recently, she held the role of Head of HR at OPOWER where she originated and built the function from the ground up, including the development of unique employee engagement and performance systems aligning culture, mission, and employee development.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with Honors, Magna Cum Laude from Brown University.
Vice President, Sales
Michael Schram joined GetWellNetwork in November of 2006, bringing over 20 years of sales and sales management experience to the organization. Mike is responsible for leading the company’s sales efforts.
Prior to GetWellNetwork, Mike worked in the Cardiac Rhythm and Disease Management division for Medtronic, Inc., a world leader in medical devices. Mike also ran sales for the Midwest Region at Parametric Technology Corporation, a billion dollar engineering and manufacturing software company based in Needham, Mass. In addition, Mike spent several years with Mountain View, Calif.-based Ariba, the leader in Web-based spend management solutions; and Endeca, Incorporated, a leader in search engine technology.
Mike graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing and holds an MBA, with honors distinction.
Vice President, Marketing
Tony Cook, a veteran high-tech marketing executive, joined GetWellNetwork in December 2009 to lead the marketing effort to help hospitals leverage GetWellNetwork’s solutions to achieve health care priorities such as patient satisfaction and engagement.
Tony was most recently the vice president of Americas Marketing at Tandberg, where he was responsible for driving brand awareness and demand for sales and channel partners. He helped drive sales through innovative marketing programs, resulting in 20% revenue growth for the Americas division during his tenure. Cook also held executive marketing positions at Unisys Federal, Digital Paper, Metavante and Quadramed. While at Software AG, Tony played a key role in the company’s IPO on the NYSE.
Tony holds a B.S. in Marketing from The Ohio State University.
Vice President, Client Services
Paula Hamm joined GetWellNetwork in April 2010 and serves as Vice President of Client Services. Paula leads the effort to maintain high levels of client satisfaction, deliver new client-specific Iinteractive Patient Care (IPC) solutions, and ensure clients successfully achieve their patient and hospital outcomes. Her team delivers client service solutions that help client hospitals accomplish their IPC goals through a methodology developed at GetWellNetwork called the Interactive Patient Care Blueprint for Success.
Before joining GetWellNetwork, Paula was most recently a Vice President at Symantec Corporation, where she led business operations improvement processes. Prior to that role, Paula managed enterprise education and support service lines, built a global services product management team and spearheaded integration planning strategies. Previously, Paula held leadership positions in development and technical sales at EDS and Software AG. Paula holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Dayton and an M.S. in Management from the University of Maryland.