Who We Are

LifeWIRE® delivers a patented communications platform that empowers healthcare Providers and Payors to extend the point of care through scripted, automated dialogue anywhere, any place, any time, using any device. Automating Patient engagement drives down cost while improving outcomes and clinical efficiencies. HIPAA and HITRUST compliant, LifeWIRE® connects with Patients, Providers, Labs, Pharmacies and Payors to enable real time communications for patient outreach, follow-up, feedback and compliance. LifeWIRE® operates throughout North America with Offices in Arlington VA and Toronto, Canada.

LifeWIRE® was developed under the careful guidance of some of the most senior thought leaders in the mobile health (mHealth) field. Founder Howard Rosen is a regular speaker at international symposia (HIMSS), has addressed US Congressional committees, written the guidelines for Ontario`s `Taking Ontario Mobile` policy initiative and has been called upon by the Canadian federal government to represent the country in international trade and policy meetings on health innovation. LifeWIRE’s extended team of business leaders such as Major General Elder Granger US Army (ret), Dr. Adam Darkins and partners allow us to create solutions and keep on top of changing standards across the country and around the world.


Howard Rosen


Howard is the strategic and visionary leader for LifeWIRE; first developing the LifeWIRE communication platform in 2005 on which holds six patents.  He is widely recognized as a healthcare IT entrepreneur, named as one of the top 100 Innovators of the Next Century (Rockefeller Foundation) and one of the Top 30 mHealth Innovators by the mHealth Alliance (UN Foundation).  He has been appointed to the North America Public Policy Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, a global non-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. And he recently joined eHeath Initiative's (eHI) Leadership Council, a diverse community of leaders representing every sector of healthcare to serve as a network of allies around shared goals and initiatives.
Prior to LifeWIRE, Howard spent two decades as a film and television producer where he mastered the skill of client /audience engagement that drives LifeWIRE platform.
Howard speaks regularly at conferences, graduate schools at leading Universities as well as teaching post-graduate courses based on LifeWIRE.

Howard received his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Toronto).


Committee/Board Memberships:


Major General Elder Granger M.D. US Army (retired)

Chief Medical Officer

Elder is responsible for ensuring that LifeWIRE meets or exceeds our customers expectations with respect to the application of LifeWIRE to their specific needs and for pushing LifeWIRE into new and innovative applications.


Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2009, Dr. Granger served as deputy director and program executive officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, overseeing all aspects of the managed care program within the Military Health System. While with TRICARE, Dr. Granger led a staff of 1,800 in planning, budgeting, and executing a $22.5 billion defense health program, providing accessible health care for 9.2 million members worldwide. He also led the largest U.S. and multi-national battlefield health system in recent history while serving in Iraq. He earned the Bronze Star Medal and the Defense Superior Service Medal, among other awards.


Elder graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Henry Kaiser Medical Fellowship. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas State University and an honorary Doctor of Science from Meharry Medical College.


Don Whitbeck


Don is responsible for all operating aspects for LifeWIRE including product innovation and execution, platform infrastructure, sales and client success.

Over the last 30 years, Don has led several entrepreneurial companies while also working at some of the country’s largest IT organizations. Don drove marketing and sales into 44 countries for an IT security firm.  More recently he oversaw the creation and delivery of one of the worlds’ first Internet banking systems as well as the world’s first internet-based equity trading platform.  He’s taken the helm at two publicly traded Enterprise software firms, raised over $50M in financings, recruited sales, marketing, finance, IT, development and operational executives as well as grown, acquired, sold and divested companies. 

Don has an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from McMaster University.



Bill Danis


Bill oversees LifeWIRE’s financial management and accounting functions.  Prior to joining LifeWIRE, Bill spent 12 years working in the healthcare field, initially as CFO of Med-Emerg International, a publicly traded healthcare services company and subsequently as the SVP – Operations and Finance of AIM Health Group.

Bill obtained his CPA designation with Deloitte and subsequently became a partner at Toronto-area CPA firm.  After leaving public accounting Bill spent 15 years in venture capital, before entering the healthcare field.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Lakehead University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.



Leslie Kelly Hall

Vice President, Health Systems Integration

Leslie supervises LifeWIRE’s technology’s engagement, interoperability and integration of the patient, clinicians, client workflows, values and direction in clients respective system.

Her advocacy and commitment to patient engagement, consumer empowerment, and the use of health information technology to support collaborative care were the pillars of her 25 years of executive leadership in health information technology. She influenced policy for patient engagement, shared decision-making, and standards in health reform at the national level as a Senior Vice President for Policy at Healthwise.

She also served Saint Alphonsus Health System as Vice President, for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, where she integrated 56 separate systems across seven Idaho healthcare organizations to support Idaho’s first physician web portal. Prior to that she developed a health information technology consulting practice, serving hospitals and health systems internationally.

Isiah (Ike) Harper


Ike is in-charge of LifeWIRE’s medication management solutions, with an emphasis on opioid manangement, developing and coordinating strategies, supporting client programs as they relate to their clinical and administrative interactions through the platform.

He began his Army career in 1981 as the Chief of Ambulatory Pharmacy and the Chief of Pharmacy Support at Darnell Army Community in Fort Hood, Texas. In his 30-year career, Harper has served in virtually every pharmacy position in various locations around the world, from Seoul, Korea to Fort Detrick, Md.

He managed the US Army’s $757M pharmacy budget and played a key role in advising the Surgeon General of the United States Army (TSG) on pharmacy issues that impacted soldier healthcare and readiness. He has served in the US Department of Defense Pharmacy Board of Directors and Tricare Management Activity (TMA) by managing its $6.7B pharmacy program in collaboration with the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Health Affairs to implement congressionally mandated legislations.

Jeffrey Ellis

Vice President, Business Development

Jeff oversees LifeWIRE’s sales and business development objectives, managing partnerships and alliances with provider networks, insurance carriers, healthcare consulting and payers.

He is backed by 17-years of experience building and managing strategic alliances with healthcare companies, delivering patient engagement solutions to both channel partners and major payor networks across the United States. He has held leadership roles at TeleVox Software, ClientTell, Inc., Updox, and Solutionreach, Inc. where he led cross-functional teams and built strategic relationships to achieve revenue targets and long-term strategic objectives.