Meet the Leadership Team
Chris Cosgrove, Market President, Provider
Chris serves as our SVP of Sales for Tea Leaves Health, a Welltok Company. With over 19 years of operational and sales leadership experience, including background in directing large sales organizations and product development teams, Chris brings a consistent track record of building top-performing teams and facilitating employee development/advancement. Chris has a history of success in positioning a company’s products and services to optimize sales and market share and revenues within heavily competitive environments, with an emphasis in the health care industry.
Before joining Tea Leaves, Chris’ held positions including Vice President of Population Health and Quality at Premier Healthcare Corporation, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Provider Markets for Vitals/MDX Medical Corporation, Executive Vice President, US Operations for Awarepoint Corporation, Division Vice President of Clinical Sales/Revenue Cycle and Operations for McKesson, among other high-level sales positions.
Chris brings a multi-functional leadership background that includes Operations, Human Resources, Project Management, Marketing, Services and Business Development. B.S. in Marketing, Six Sigma Green Belt.
Jody Spusta, COO, Provider Market
Jody is a veteran healthcare marketing and client strategy professional with nearly 16 years of experience in account and client relationship management. In her role as Vice President of Client Strategy and Service at Tea Leaves Health, a Welltok Company, Jody leads a 15-person team that manages a base of over 300 hospital clients. Jody provides significant strategic insight to her clients during not just the planning process, but throughout the life of the relationship. She has a keen sense of best practices, ensuring her partners’ return on investment goals are met. She also oversees the flawless execution of all the print and digital marketing campaigns executed within the Tea Leaves platform. Jody helped found Tea Leaves in 2011, and has since developed the client base as well as led all technology implementations to date.
Prior to her role at Tea Leaves, Jody excelled as an Account and Program Manager for Charlton and Minacs, and led national client development for REACH3 (now Influence Health). She served on the board of the Wisconsin Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society (WHPRMS) as an Education Co-Chair from 2009-2016. During her seven years of service, she executed its annual conference and provided top-notch educational programming for its members. Jody holds a B.A. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Anand Kuppusamy, VP of Product Management, Platform
At Tea Leaves Health, a Welltok Company, Anand is responsible for all aspects of technology including software development, data builds, quality assurance, maintenance, network operations and corporate infrastructure. As VP of Product Management, Platform, he is a key team member behind Tea Leaves Health’s master person index and matching technologies.
In 2003, Anand started with TechSafari. Over the next decade there, he became the data architect of large volume data systems spanning telecom, credit, real estate, demographics, healthcare, accounting and more. He led several M&A data warehouse integration projects as a consultant through TechSafari.
Prior to TechSafari, Anand worked at SchlumbergerSema as team lead for the call rating unit within the Latin division for their telecom billing product BSCS.
Anand completed his Bachelor’s in Engineering at Anna University in Chennai, India. He moved to the United States to pursue his Masters at Louisiana Tech University in 1997.
Lori Brenner, VP of Physicianology
As the VP of Physicianology, Lori helped found Tea Leaves Health more than five years ago. She conceived, designed and guided development of the Physicianology platform, creating the tool she always wanted while leading physician relations departments for healthcare organizations. Lori understands the information needs of healthcare executives and physician relations professionals as they work to strategically grow their organizations.
Lori has been on the business side of healthcare her entire career, and has a passion for both data and physician relations. Prior to her time at Tea Leaves, she held leadership positions with Ministry Health Care & Marshfield Clinic, and also worked with REACH3 (now Influence Health) and CMP Medica/Physicians Practice. Lori received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Don Larson, VP of Implementation
Don Larson is a 20-year healthcare veteran with wide-ranging experience in business and product development and hospital operations. In his current role, Don oversees data acquisition and integration, new product research and development, as well as data platform enhancements.
Don has extensive healthcare data experience that includes interfacing with most major patient data and decision support systems, service line development and financial data integration, and strategic healthcare market intelligence expertise.
Don previously served as Senior Director of Strategic Planning for a large national hospital system. He has also developed IT and business intelligence solutions for multiple healthcare vendors and hospital associations. Don received an M.A. in English from Wake Forest University and a B.S. in Biology from Lambuth University.