A non-profit 501(c)(3) premium and copayment foundation
Dana A. Kuhn, Ph.D., is a person with an expensive chronic illness. He is the founder and president of Patient Services Incorporated, which is a non-profit charitable organization that helps patients find health insurance and then provide or subsidize the cost of health insurance premiums/co-payments for persons suffering from specialized expensive chronic illnesses.
Dana received his Ph.D. in clinical counseling from Emory University and Christian Bible Seminary, and was the Hemophilia Treatment Center clinical counselor and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia Hospitals from 1988-1995. Dr. Kuhn has helped to create innovative well-rounded Patient Assistance Programs for companies servicing the chronically ill communities. State Special Health Care Needs Programs have utilized these innovative well-rounded programs developed by PSI and have experienced astounding cost-avoidances and cost-savings for their programs. Companies have utilized PSI's programs and have realized increased product usage, decreased use in compassionate product, and an altruistic approach in helping those persons suffering from expensive chronic illnesses.
Dana has led the Patient Services organization in obtaining a positive Office of Inspector General's Opinion in 2002 and the inclusion in the Code of Federal Regulation of allowing non-profit organizations to satisfy the TrOOP (true out-of-pocket) utilizing cash donations from pharmaceutical corporations in June 2004.
Senior VP Marketing & Program Development
Art Wood is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development for Patient Services Incorporated. Art was drawn to Patient Services in 2003 from a background working with non-profits, which have focused on helping people with special needs.
Art leads the efforts in conjunction with PSI's President, Director of Government Relations, and Communications Director to secure donations from the pharmaceutical, government, and corporate sectors to ensure that Patient Services can provide assistance to as many patients as possible who have needs in the various disease states. Pharmaceutical companies have utilized PSI's programs and have realized increased product usage, decreased use in compassionate product, and altruism in helping those persons suffering from expensive chronic illnesses.
Director of Partner Relations and Business Development
Melissa has a 13-year history of business development, growing for-profit and non-profit companies in the chronic and rare disease industry. Prior to her industry specific experience, she spent 10 years providing patient care in the clinical environment. Melissa holds an MBA with a focus in Finance and Information Systems, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor emphasis in Psychology. Some of the companies she has held positions with include AmerisourceBergen, CVSCaremark, Chronic Disease Fund, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine. Melissa enjoys attending Frisco RoughRiders games in her spare time. The Frisco RoughRiders are a Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club.
Program Development and Maintenance Analyst
Karen began her career with PSI in 2004 as a Patient Services Representative (PSR) in the Operations Intake department and transitioned into a maintenance role servicing patients with their medication and health insurance premiums. In 2005, Karen transferred to the accounting department as a Bookkeeper, allowing her to learn an overall view of PSI's services. She assisted with specific tasks including, accounts payable & receivable, reconciling of bank statements, and processing payments to PSI patients. She was promoted to Program Manager of PSI's Enzyme Deficiency programs in December 2006 and managed the Intake department, which services more than 25 PSI financial assistance programs. In October 2011, Karen joined the Marketing Team as the Program Development and Maintenance Analyst. She currently develops and oversees the success of patient assistance programs at PSI. Karen enjoys time with her two teenage boys and spends the summer months relaxing at the beach and riding the Harley with her boyfriend.
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Mandy Herbert was drawn to PSI in 2005 and has always had an increased personal interest for helping people with chronic illnesses. Since 2005, Mandy has contributed to the continued success of biologics and select oncology programs, led numerous funding campaigns, secured features in local and major national media outlets such as USA Today, aided in program development, and generated close relationships with industry and patients through marketing and fundraising efforts. Mandy received her BA in English with a minor in Psychology from High Point University in 2005 and received a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Mandy is currently a full-time MBA student with a focus in the area of management and strategy. She currently resides in VA with her husband and their son (who has mild hemophilia A) and daughter. Aside from work and school, Mandy enjoys date nights with her husband, playing with her children, photography, and hosting dinner parties for her friends. She is also an avid wine taster!
Marketing Account Manager
Holly brings 16 years of marketing, advertising, and project management experience to PSI. She started her career in the for-profit world negotiating and building relationships with clients and vendors. For the past 13 years, she dedicated her time to the non-profit world raising awareness and funds surrounding health and education to those in need. Holly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising with a minor in Psychology from Radford University. Some of the companies she has held positions with include Barber Martin Advertising and ChildFund International (Formerly Christian Children’s Fund). Holly joined the PSI Marketing family in June 2014 to help provide support to its donors and marketing staff. In her spare time, Holly enjoys spoiling her niece and nephew along with taking photos, hiking, camping and visiting wineries.