Health & Wellness Innovations is a leading digital health solution provider helping organizations improve the health and wellness of their populations by providing strategic consulting and innovative digital health solutions.

Our Vision & Mission

OUR VISION

Our vision is a world in which all people are happy and healthy. Happiness and health can be influenced by innovative solutions, and we aspire to positively impact millions of lives globally and to become the world's leading health solution provider.

OUR MISSION AND CORE VALUES

We strive to provide innovative solutions to promote a healthy lifestyle and generate sustainable lifestyle changes. Our innovation is achieved through the following core values.

  • Innovation - Discover New Solutions. Embrace Creativity.
  • Passion - Strive for Excellence. Inspire through Dedication.
  • Integrity - Trust in Honesty. Adhere to Morals.

Our Founder's Story

Mia Jang is our founder and CEO. While growing up, Mia saw her mother's struggles with obesity and diabetes. Because of that, Mia became interested in nutrition and developed a desire to help her mother and others improve their overall health. She went on to study Food and Nutrition in her undergraduate and graduate programs. When Mia started her Ph.D. program at Michigan State University in 1994, Leptin, a protein that was lacking in a genetically obese mouse model, was just discovered. It was a revolutionary discovery in obesity research. Mia dove into the Leptin research to see its effects on neurotransmitters to figure out the mechanisms for correcting obesity in a mouse model in the hopes of developing medicine that cures obesity in humans. She was a typical scientific researcher who loved to find solutions through an understanding of mechanisms and analytical thinking. Becoming an entrepreneur was not in her path.

Mia's abrupt change from a scientist to an entrepreneur came after a sudden loss of her nephew to an accident in 1999. While coping with the loss, she created a grief support website to support her families and others who lost their loved ones. Since there were not social media sites that could connect people back then, she learned HTML and acquired some web skills to create a website. In the early stages of the digital technology era, she was fascinated with technologies' potential in connecting people with experts and providing personalized healthcare and accessible support.

Obesity and its associated diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart diseases are preventable, lifestyle-associated diseases. Lifestyle management is the most effective solution that can create long-lasting results. Mia wanted to help people control their health through tools and support they can access from anywhere. That was the start of her mission, and her business journey began.

Running a digital health solution company is challenging when technology adoption in healthcare is slow. Clients with innovative mindsets and members have been driving force for her to stay in business. Regardless of any challenges, Mia continues her journey with another type of mouse (a computer mouse!) to impact others' lives through digital health solutions.

Our Team

Our team and advisory board members have deep experience and extensive backgrounds in health, technology, and business. We provide strategic consulting and technology core engine to help organizations plan, design, and build their technology-integrated chronic disease management programs.

Mia Jang, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO

Dr. Mia Jang is the Founder and CEO of Health & Wellness Innovations. Dr. Jang earned her M.S. and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Michigan State University, and her B.A. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Seoul National University in South Korea. She brings her 20 years of experience in technology to the company. Prior to Health & Wellness Innovations, she provided digital health solutions and services to individuals in South Korea through major media sites (donga.com & joins.com) and companies in the US. Read more.

Jeff Martin

Marketing Executive

Jeff Martin has more than thirty years of management and marketing experience in organizations ranging from small privately-held professional service firms to Fortune 500 publicly-held enterprises. He has considerable experience in software development, mobile technology deployment, and productivity improvement. Read more.

Dave Morin

Business Development Executive

Dave Morin is the previous CEO and co-founder of Cielo MedSolutions LLC, which was sold to the Advisory Board Company and resulted in a 42% IRR to its investors. Dave has over 25 years of experience in helping numerous startups and managing technology-related organizations. Read more.

Chris Song, MD

R & D Specialist

Dr. Chris Song brings creative ideas and evidence-based research findings to enhance solutions and assist in data-driven product and content development. Dr. Song is doing his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia Medical Center (New York Presbyterian Hospital) in New York City. Read more.

Dee Edington, Ph.D.

Advisor

Dr. Dee Edington is nationally and internationally known for his pioneer work in the wellness industry. He has been called “The Father of Wellness” by many HR and benefits professionals, and was selected as one of the ‘10 most influential people in HR’ in the US in 2014. Read more.

Mark Fendrick, MD

Advisor

Dr. A. Mark Fendrick is a Director of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design at the University of Michigan and a Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine. Dr. Fendrick conceptualized and coined the term Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) and is the leading advocate for development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative health benefit plans. Read more.

Amy Shin, PharmD

Advisor

Amy Shin is the CEO of Health Plan of San Joaquin, serving about 350,000 members in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties in California. Amy has 20 years of progressive Medicare, Medicaid and commercial managed care leadership experience, with a focus on strategic planning development and program implementation. She has demonstrated leadership, research and analysis, and evaluation expertise. Read more.

John Harris

Advisor

John Harris was the Founder and CEO of Harris HealthTrends, Inc., one of the earliest and most successful entrepreneurial wellness companies. After merging Harris HealthTrends, Inc. with several other companies to form Axia Health Management, Axia was sold to Healthways where John served as Chief Well-being Officer before it was acquired by ShareCare. Read more.

Stew Nelson

Advisor

Stew Nelson is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, business coach, business plan competition judge, mentor, adviser, and more. Read more.