The Citus Health management team and advisory board consists of home infusion specialists; healthcare technology leaders; physicians; marketers; and business development professionals.
Melissa Kozak, RN, CRNI
Chief Executive Officer
As a home infusion nurse, Melissa saw first-hand the chaos and frustration among patients and care providers as they struggled to receive and deliver prompt, cost-effective care; she watched as referral sources grew frustrated with complications that resulted from lack of compliance with therapy guidelines. Melissa founded Citus Health in 2016 to tackle these challenges head on.
Chief Technology Officer
Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is a technology strategy consultant to many federal agencies and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100" award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 21 year career. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites; he’s built several web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s and TATRC’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications. Shahid runs three successful blogs. At http://shahidshah.com he writes about architecture issues, at https://www.healthcareguy.com he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists, and at https://www.hitsphere.com he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.
EVP, Chief Commercial Officer
With over 20 years of marketing and business strategy leadership experience, Michael has helped guide numerous blue chip healthcare and pharma clients. He has a distinctive ability to identify business opportunities and build innovative solutions that capitalize on fundamental consumer and business truths.
EVP, Business Development
Experienced business professional with proven ability to identify and develop strategy, relationships and opportunities for corporation’s operations. Passionate about issues related to health, marketing, sales, production and personnel.
Former Brightree, Chief Marketing Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Seasoned executive with expertise in transforming technology companies into enterprise software solution providers by improving operational excellence and deploying innovative go-to-market strategies that increase revenue, market share and customer satisfaction.
Former President, CEO, and Board Member of BioScrip, Inc.
Rick Smith is the former President, CEO, and Board Member of BioScrip, Inc. where he transformed the organization into the largest independent infusion company in the industry. Prior to Bioscrip, Rick served as CEO of Byram Healthcare Centers Inc. and as President and COO of Option Care, Inc. Rick has a proven track record of building high-growth companies that consistently deliver value to both shareholders and customers.