Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson

Chief Executive Officer

Business Major with 26 years of Executive Management experience. Gary also holds additional accreditations in Solidworks and Rhino CAD software. Having spent the last 9 years in rapid medical device prototyping and software development, Gary has a unique understanding of the medical device industry.

Brian Carrico

Brian Carrico

President

Brian Carrico is the President of Innovative Health Solutions (“IHS”).  Brian began his career in Indianapolis, IN after earning a double Bachelor of Business degree from Indiana State University in 2004. Before joining IHS, Brian held executive sales positions with Bard Medical and St. Jude Medical, now combining more than 13 years of business leadership experience in the healthcare field.  During his career, he has built a reputation for innovative strategic thinking, working with the highest level of integrity, and a deep and passionate commitment to his clients. 

Since joining IHS in 2012, Brian has directed all marketing and sales strategies, overseeing product distribution, advertising, and public relations.  He has worked with political leaders, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, hospital CEO’s, private practice physicians, and countless other leaders throughout the country to implement protocols and procedures addressing the current opioid problem facing the nation.  

Brian’s goal is to lead development and execution of the company’s strategy while staying focused on the long-term mission to create value for all of the IHS team and clients along with future clients and shareholders.  Brian is focused on protecting and strengthening Innovative Health Solutions’ competitive advantages while bringing the world a brand and culture that is recognized as first class.  Through hard work and dedication, the ultimate destination is to create a global brand and a top ranked company to work for while delivering world class products.

Dr. Chris Brown DDS, MPS

Dr. Chris Brown DDS, MPS

Chief Medical Officer

His degrees include a BS from U Indy, DDS from Indiana University School of Dentistry, and an MPS ( masters of professional studies ) from Lynn University. Proceeding Dental school Dr. Brown worked for The American Arthritis Society in research Immunology and  while in dental school at IU Oral Health Research Institute. He is currently assisting with research development with several Universities, the Henry Jackson Foundation and the DVCIPM ( Defense and Veteran’s Center for Integrative Pain Management ). He served on the Board of Directors of The American Academy of Pain Management for 15 years and a term as the President.

Dr. Brown has authored many articles and textbook chapters regarding the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain and the bio – mechanics of physical  trauma. His most recent publications ( 2014 ) are regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CFO ( chronic fibrosing osteomyletis) and the multi- disciplinary and multi- modality approach to chronic pain. In addition to the American Dental Association, Dr. Brown retains membership in The American Academy of Pain Management, The Society of Automobile Engineers, and the North American Neuromuscular Society.

In addition to his role at Innovative Health Solutions Dr. Brown continues in private practice in Indiana with a concentration in head, neck, and facial pain and advancing clinical applications of peri- auricular PENFS ( percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation ).

Tom Carrico

Tom Carrico

Chief Regulatory Officer

38 years in the Health Care Industry

Served on several State Association Executive Boards and has served as a national Liaison to an Indiana Health Care Association. He served as a Regulatory Advisor on those boards.

Over 10 years’ experience managing an Integrative Health Care facility.

Has been with Innovative Health Solutions since February 2012.

Skip Graham

Skip Graham

Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Business Development

Skip Graham is a business and entrepreneurial pioneer whose business strategies have helped companies raise tens of millions in investment capital and laid clear paths for the success of their product, sales and business strategy efforts. As a much sought after speaker, Skip has brought insight and actionable strategies to conferences and round tables around the country. As a leading executive he brings that same insight to board rooms and management teams looking to take their companies to the next level. A successful entrepreneur in his own right, Skip has over 25 years’ experience launching, growing, and selling companies in the media, software, and healthcare industries.

Dan Clarence

Dan Clarence

Board of Directors

Dan Clarence is a proven senior executive with results oriented general management skills and a consistent track record of successful sales and marketing initiatives over his career of thirty plus years.  Dan attained a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Michigan University, followed by Graduate Studies at the University of Chicago MBA program.

Dan started his career with the Black & Decker Corporation and rose rapidly through different divisions with increased responsibilities in Sales, Marketing, and Executive Management.

Dan’s next position was as Vice President World-Wide Sales and Marketing at Seymour Housewares.  As a corporate officer, executive committee member, and equity partner, Dan was instrumental in restructuring and revitalizing Seymour Housewares working with Chase Chemical Venture Partners. Dan managed and mentored 5 marketing team members, 8 sales managers, and 28 outside sales reps.

Following the successful sale of Seymour Housewares, Dan became the CEO and Managing Partner of MSA, a 6 partner sales, marketing, and product development company with offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong.  MSA grew to over $75 Million annually.  Dan’s experience in the medical industry came from his time as CEO and Managing Partner of Best Cure Medical, a contracted distributor for IHS.

In his role as VP of Sales and Senior Director of Sales at Euro-Pro/Shark Ninja, a multi-Billion dollar privately held corporation, Dan was responsible for pioneering the Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club business, which now represents a large portion of the current Shark/Ninja sales volume. Euro-Pro was named Wal-Mart Supplier of the Year for a record five consecutive years under his leadership.

The expectation is that Dan’s broad-based experience in executive management, developing channel strategies, and in building sales and marketing teams in both a fortune 100 corporate role and in an entrepreneurial role domestically and internationally will bring a great deal of value to IHS.

Angie Evans

Angie Evans

Office Manager

 Associates of Applied Science – Business – Indiana Wesleyan University

Worked for Innovative Health Solutions since April 2012 as Office Manager

24 Years in Life Insurance Industry

Mark Volz

Mark Volz

Vice President of IT / Communications

Mark has been with Innovative Health Solutions since 2010. Mark graduated with Bachelors in Science Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Indianapolis in June 2014. He was awarded “The Best in Show” at the Portfolio Show from The Art Institute of Indianapolis, in June of 2014. He holds certificates in Digital/Multimedia Technology, Computer Networking and Computer Repair Technology. He presented at the poster presentation at The American Academy of Pain Management in Sept, 2014 for Methods of Visual Education for Modern Day Pain Practices. He competed and placed at the National Conference of The Business Professionals of America in Video Production, held in Anaheim, California in June of 2010. Mark enjoys missionary work, racing off-road and is an avid hunter.

Deanna Utter R.N.

Deanna Utter R.N.

Vice President of National Training

Deanna has been a practicing Registered Nurse since 1993.

She has several years experience of working with the device and loves to be a part of making a positive difference in the life and health of others.

Marita Mergenthal

Marita Mergenthal

Clinical Specialist

Marita has worked in a clinical setting with pain patients since 1988. As well as working with the device since 2009. She has also travelled extensively throughout the U.S. Training practioners in the use of the device.

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Assistant Office Manager

Belinda graduated from Indiana Business College in 1986. She has 8 ½ years of banking experience and 8 years of experience in medical management. She lives in Greensburg with her husband Chris and she has two children Mark and Savanna. She also has two step-daughters Jessica and Abby. She is a member of St. Louis Church in Batesville and is actively involved with First Baptist Church of Greensburg. In her free time she enjoys activities with her children, reading, hiking and playing golf.

Rachel Wright

Rachel Wright

Customer Service Representative

Rachel has been a Customer Service Representative for Innovative Health Solutions for a year and a half. She attended the Southeastern Career Center and received her certificate in Medical Assisting and immediately pursued a career with Innovative Health Solutions.