Meet the Team

BRIAN KLEPPER PhD

Founder & CEO

Brian Klepper is CEO of Proven Health LLC and a nationally prominent health care analyst and commentator. He speaks, writes and advises extensively on the management of clinical and financial risk, high-performance health care, and realizing the potential of primary care. His current focus is on high-performing healthcare organizations that consistently deliver better health outcomes and/or lower cost than usual approaches in high-value niches and, how, integrated with advanced primary care, they might be configured into turnkey comprehensive high-value health plans that can disrupt the status quo.

Pamela D. Willis

President

Pamela Willis is a seasoned, resourceful, and results-driven Healthcare Marketing Strategist offering an uncommon blend of analytical and creative talents, Energetic and pragmatic, with an ability to develop and apply innovative ideas, she has a track record of propelling companies to higher performance levels. Coming from the medication management sector, Pamela joined forces with Brian Klepper, a healthcare analyst focused on identifying, vetting, and advocating for high-value healthcare, to co-found Proven Health, where she serves as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Charles W. Smithers, Jr., CPA/CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Chuck Smithers is Chief Financial Officer for Proven Health. A certified public accountant, he is a seasoned healthcare finance and operations specialist with expertise in care management, wellness and prevention programs, physician practice management, health plan operations and healthcare information systems.

Chuck began his career in 1973 in public accounting and moved into health care in 1980 when he became the administrator/CEO of a multi-specialty physician group that he grew from 35 to 165 physicians.

Chuck partnered with Brian Klepper in 1991 as a Principal and Co-Founder of Healthcare Performance, Inc., an international health care consulting and business development/management organization. After ten years of full-time consulting, Chuck turned his attention to the care (disease) management, wellness, and prevention segment of the health care industry. Chuck served as the COO and CFO in the wellness industry for eleven years and in April 2013 Chuck retired from the industry. This was a short-lived status as the next challenge presented itself when Brian Klepper became the CEO of National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) where we took them through a restructuring to meet the challenges of navigating the ever-changing health care industry and lead the search for a permanent CEO.

During the timeframe of 1991 to present, Chuck has remained as an active principal in Healthcare Performance while juggling the efforts of other entities he has had responsibility for developing and/or managing. In 2023 Chuck took on the additional responsibility of CFO for the start-up healthcare entity Proven Health, LLC.