HealthWell Foundation Strengthens Senior Management with New Chief Business Development Officer

09.10.2015HealthWell Foundation


Seasoned Biotechnology Professional, Alan Klein, Joins Team

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — September 10, 2015 — The HealthWell Foundation®, an independent non-profit that offers a financial lifeline for inadequately insured Americans, today announced Alan Klein has joined the Foundation as Chief Business Development Officer. In this newly created role, Mr. Klein will identify, develop and manage strategic partnerships relating to the Foundation’s corporate operations.

As a seasoned executive in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare arena, Mr. Klein brings more than 24 years of business experience with product portfolios, corporate transactions, and development programs to HealthWell’s senior management team. Prior to joining HealthWell, Mr. Klein was co-founder and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at ETX Pharmaceuticals, a start-up organization focused on the development and commercialization of clinical stage assets in the gastrointestinal field.

“On behalf of our Board and the HealthWell staff, I’m honored to welcome Alan to the team,” said Krista Zodet, HealthWell Foundation President. “Alan’s vast experience within the biotechnology and drug development arena, coupled with his expertise in a wide range of disease areas, will allow the Foundation to explore new business opportunities that were previously unpursued.”

Mr. Klein commented on his new position, “I’m excited to join the HealthWell team and look forward to playing an integral role in supporting its mission to provide financial assistance to underinsured Americans.” Mr. Klein continued, “I’m eager to identify and implement strategies to broaden and strengthen the Foundation’s current and newly developed corporate relationships.”

To learn more about Mr. Klein, visit About Our Leadership on the Foundation’s website.

About the HealthWell Foundation

A nationally recognized, independent non-profit organization founded in 2003, the HealthWell Foundation has served as a safety net for more than 200,000 underinsured patients by providing access to life-changing medical treatments they otherwise would not be able to afford.

HealthWell provides financial assistance to adults and children facing medical hardship resulting from gaps in their insurance that cause out-of-pocket medical expenses to escalate rapidly. HealthWell assists with the treatment-related cost-sharing obligations of these patients. For more information, visit

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