Executive Team


Billie K. Dragoo, Chairperson of the Board

Billie Dragoo is an entrepreneurial healthcare executive with 25 years of experience in the healthcare services industry and a co-founder of Verve Health. She founded RepuCare in 1995 with the mission of providing medical staffing services to hospitals, clinics, schools and nursing homes in central Indiana. Billie is a leader for women’s advocacy and devotes considerable time to this endeavor. She is the past Chairperson and President of the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).

Jen Hodges, Chief Operating Officer

Jen Hodges joined Verve Health in 2014 and is responsible for the planning and delivery of all worksite health center and wellness services. Her experience and ongoing education focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of progressive employee wellness services, individual health improvement and collaborative strategies to expand member engagement in any client/employee setting. Previously, she was the Director of Onsite Services for WebMD Health Services (WHS). She implemented and managed the largest and most financially lucrative onsite wellness program to date at WHS, expanding to over 200,000 employees nationwide.

Theresa Patterson, Vice President of Operations

Theresa Patterson is the Vice President of Operations who joined Verve health in 2014. Theresa has a BS in Nursing from Indiana University. As an RN Theresa was certified in adult critical care where she developed a passion for caregiving and personal wellness. Theresa brings two decades of successful leadership to Verve Health from the volunteer and not for profit sector serving as the President of the Indianapolis Children’s Museum Guild in 2010. She is responsible for the daily operational excellence at Verve, focusing on the seamless delivery of programs and services that are instrumental in achieving Verve’s goal of improved health for their clients.

Lisa Bonnewell, Executive Director of Clinics/Health Centers

Lisa Bonnewell, RN, joined Verve Health in July 2015. She is a registered nurse who has delivered onsite management for medical clinics providing occupational medicine and direct medical services. Lisa’s last 14 years of experience includes serving as the Practice Manager for onsite medical programs for IU Health and Community Hospitals. Lisa’s experience includes areas such as manufacturing, insurance, airline and long term health.

Dr. Craig Nadelson, D.O.

Craig Nadelson, D.O., is a physician specializing in employer direct medical services, acute care, Occupational Medicine and Sports Medicine, with extensive experience in the medical field. Dr. Nadelson was previously the Medical Director of a division of a statewide healthcare system, as well as a privately-owned primary care clinic system. Dr. Nadelson joins Verve Health in the position of Corporate Medical Director.