Wells Pharmacy Network has assembled a leadership team with a wealth of experience across the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries as well as additional fields. Their combined knowledge and experience allow them to offer superior science and service capable of meeting and exceeding provider and patient needs and expectations.
President & CEO
Ben David has 25 years of executive management and leadership experience in the health care industry, having served in a variety of roles with globally recognized businesses.
Prior to his appointment as CEO/President of Wells Pharmacy Network, Mr. David served as the Division Vice President for the South East Division of Apria Health Care. Mr. David spearheaded the entire operation for one of the country’s largest suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME) and respiratory services.
Previously, Mr. David served as CEO of Ottobock Orthopedic Services and CEO/President of Nurses Now. Prior to founding Nurses Now, he served as Vice President of Claims for United Healthcare Dental. Mr. David holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration & Finance.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Kristopher Fishman has amassed a wealth of experience in sales and operations and has driven effective turnaround, process improvement, and enhanced management for several medical organizations. Prior to joining Wells Pharmacy Network, Mr. Fishman served as Area Operations Manager for the Southeast region at Apria Healthcare, overseeing profit and loss operations for 32 branch locations. He also served as National Director of Operations & Sales and District Business Manager for the West Coast at Ottobock Orthopedic Services.
Throughout his career, Mr. Fishman has established himself as a leading sales producer and refined his abilities to optimize diverse operations through implementation of best practices.
Vice President of Business Operations
Deanne Bauman possesses a wealth of diverse experience spanning across the health care industry between two countries. This includes 20 years of management in hospital, pharmacy, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) settings, specializing in retail and compounding pharmacy, retail wellness, and veterinary medicine. Mrs. Bauman is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Certified Pharmacy Technician and has 15 years of compounding and retail pharmacy experience.
In addition, Mrs. Bauman is also well versed in the wellness market having spent 14 years as an advocate of BHRT and testing services for medical professionals and their clients. This is complemented by more than10 years of experience in nutritional supplementation and lifestyle coaching.
Vice President of Information Technology
Mike Merritt has acquired extensive IT Project Management experience throughout his career and has built a solid track record of managing the software life cycle and utilizing PMI methodology to achieve successful software implementations that support the organizations goals and objectives. He currently manages the integration and implementation of the company’s Business Support Systems including the compound pharmacy software.
Prior to joining Wells Pharmacy Network, Mr. Merritt served as Director of Billing & Portals and IT at Vizada for 14 years, where he managed satellite billing software and a web portal provisioning and reporting systems accessed by international users. Previously, he was Manager of Consulting Services for BearingPoint Consulting. Mr. Merritt holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) as well as his Project Management Professional (PMP) designation and ITIL Certification.