Daniel Messina, an experienced and well-regarded health services executive and entrepreneur, has been appointed to Semler Scientific’s Board of Directors, effective August 13, 2020. With this addition, Semler’s Board now totals four members.
“Dan’s insights and industry knowledge will be invaluable assets to the Semler Board as he is a respected senior executive with nearly 40 years of business experience as both a healthcare system professional and a technology solutions entrepreneur,” stated Douglas Murphy-Chutorian, M.D., chief executive officer of Semler Scientific. “We welcome Dan to our Board and expect to leverage his significant industry expertise and proven leadership capabilities, as we continue to plan and execute on our growth goals, including the development and commercialization of additional proprietary products and services that make a meaningful impact on the evaluation of patients with chronic diseases.”
Daniel Messina is the co-founder of HandsFree Health, the creator of WellBe®, the premier voice-enabled virtual health assistant platform designed to help individuals access their health and wellness resources from home. Prior to co-founding HandsFree Health in 2016, he was co-president of West Corporation’s health advocate division for ten years. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Messina was the president of Rendina Healthcare Real Estate. Before that, from 2000 to 2002, Mr. Messina served as chief executive officer and president of Magellan Health and from 1998 to 2000 as the chief financial officer and head of business strategy of Aetna Health. For the decade prior to that, he was vice president of Financial Reporting at Cigna Corporation. Mr. Messina began his career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte. Mr. Messina earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.