NOVO Health Story

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Meet Our Team

The NOVO Health team (from left to right): Paul Johnson, Aaron Bleier, Scott Hutchinson, Angela Rust, Curt Kubiak, Sandi Rochon, Teri Jones, Dana Vander Velden, Matt Knight and Sean Johnson.

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Paul Johnson

Vice President Business Development

Paul educates and helps self-insured clients identify ways to reduce their medical spend. He counsels self-insured clients on a wide variety of topics including consumerism, spend, cost containment, and quality metrics. Paul has been providing business owners with practical cost effective solutions since 2015.
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Aaron Bleier

Director of Finance

Aaron has spearheaded the development of numerous cost-saving innovations, among them surgical price bundles. His background includes 8 years of experience with Plexus, an electronics manufacturing company where he held various finance positions.
Aaron is also the Director of Finance at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute.

Scott Hutchinson


Working with the leadership and marketing teams of NOVO Health partners, Scott provides content to drive awareness of the NOVO Health brand. He is the primary writer for NOVO Live and a contributor to the magazine’s development and trajectory since its inception.
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Angela Rust

Chief Legal Officer and Strategy Implementation

Angela prepares and maintains the contracts through which NOVO providers coordinate and deliver services to employers and other payers, providing legal and regulatory analysis to assure statutory compliance. She also works closely with other members of NOVO’s leadership team to identify and implement strategic projects.

Curt Kubiak


Curt is co-founder and CEO of NOVO Health. His previous experience in the manufacturing and product realization industry brings a unique perspective on efficiency and process improvement to the delivery of healthcare. Curt is also CEO of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute, one of the founding members of NOVO Health.
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Sandi Rochon

Chief Clinical Integration Officer

Sandi is responsible for quality, credentialing, and strategic operations. With her background in clinical service line management she provides guidance for the development of integrated team-based care initiatives. Sandi also serves as the Administrator at NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, one of the founding members of NOVO Health.
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Teri Jones

Care Coordinator

Teri navigates the journey for all employee patients whose employers have a Direct Contract relationship with NOVO Health. As liaison and advocate, Teri’s job is to review options, answer questions, and assist in appointment scheduling to ensure each patient has an exceptional experience.
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Dana Vander Velden

Marketing/Graphic Design

Dana’s proficiency in a wide range of media and software allows her to develop new design concepts, graphics, and layouts that present a unified vision of the NOVO Health brand to the public. She created the branding imagery and guidelines for NOVO Health and designed NOVO Live magazine.
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Sean P Johnson

Public Relations Manager

Sean is the storyteller in chief at NOVO Health. There is honestly no topic he cannot add to, no discussion he cannot dominate, no group he can’t wow with his vast repository of knowledge. Referred to by teammates with monikers that include “Renaissance Man,” “Mr. Jeopardy,” “The RLJ Polymath” and “No, the other Johnson that talks all the time,” Sean loves good wine, tight deadlines and eliminating Oxford commas.

Matt Knight

Vice President Employer Engagement

Matt partners with employers to help educate their employees on cost-effective medical options that optimize care outcomes and provide a superior experience. He brings years of advocating for customers in multiple industries to NOVO Health clients and their families. Matt believes high-quality care is best guided by high-quality information, transparency and responsiveness.

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Chapter I

The Beginning

Motivated by its physician-owners to offer patients a clearly better experience than they were used to, the group reached out to employers with a bold plan: to provide priority access to top orthopedic providers who could deliver quality outcomes at competitive prices.

Ch. 2

The Delivery

And deliver they did, with sets of aggregated medical services, or bundles, that provided fixed prices and single bills for transparent, high-quality care.


The Experiment

The experiment and subsequent success of the orthopedic program inspired the collaboration of other independent specialists to expand the scope of services to meet the needs of employers.



Will it Work?

If it worked for orthopedics, why not spine, cardiac services, imaging, primary care, or any other specialty?


The Birth of NOVO Health

Providers desiring a better way to serve their patients wanted in, and so NOVO Health was born. It would be the strategic connector for employers, providers and patients. And through word of mouth, what began as a local solution for area employers began to grow.


Ch. 6

Word of Mouth

Employers partnering with NOVO Health shared their success stories with other employers – the savings realized, outcomes achieved, employees satisfied. Employees spoke to family, friends and co-workers of their health care experiences, and how they were finally done right.

Ch. 7


Independent providers maintained their autonomy and practiced medicine in the manner that first brought them the profession. The groundswell could not be stopped; it was organic, real, based on being beneficial for all.


Ch. 8

The Evolution

The NOVO Health market continues to evolve, making new connections based on the needs of the people, businesses, and communities who come to our platform. We require only your willingness to share your input in order for all of us to gain greater control over the things that matter. Health care is just the beginning.

Explore the NOVO Health Community

NOVO Health is a community of like-minded medical providers,

strategic suppliers and forward thinking employers committed to

upending traditional models and delivering affordable, accessible

high-quality health care and related services.  

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Contact us to learn about proven solutions that work for employers,

providers and patients – and make our communities stronger.