Kenneth Wells, MD, MBA, MPH

Kenneth Wells, MD, MBA, MPH

West Des Moines, IA — Telligen, a 100 percent employee-owned ESOP company, announces the appointment of Kenneth Wells, MD, MBA, MPH to its board of directors.

Dr. Wells joins the board with more than 30 years’ experience delivering tailored healthcare services and corporate wellness programs around the world. Dr. Wells founded Alken Health Resources as an administrative resource to provide medical direction and health consulting services to Fortune-size companies. He has developed and managed dozens of national and international health management programs for clients, delivering substantial savings and efficiencies. He has advised a global conglomerate, major energy company, insurance companies, top U.S. municipality, hospitals, NASA, and the nation’s largest railroad, in their efforts to develop innovative health solutions to improve quality and control costs.

Dr. Wells is currently on the Board of Directors of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston; he serves on both the Audit and Quality Committees. He is also on the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio board and a member of the Academic Affairs Committee. Throughout the past two decades, he has served on nine other not-for-profit boards and six different advisory boards, gaining experience on many committees, including executive, governance, nominations, HR and quality.

Dr. Wells has extensive education and training. He earned a Master of Business Administration in management from Northwestern University. He holds a Medical Doctorate and Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from Texas Southern University. He completed a fellowship in primary care policy with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has completed residencies in occupational and family medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and aviation medicine instruction at the U.S. Army School of Aerospace Medicine. He is licensed to practice medicine in Texas and holds a Texas insurance license. He attained certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by the HR Certification Institute (SHRM).

“I am delighted and honored to join this incredibly talented board and company,” said Dr. Wells. “Telligen is poised to become one of the most innovative population and health management providers and I am excited to work with their exceptional team.”

The Telligen board provides governance, leadership and guidance in service of the company’s overall mission of transforming lives and economies by improving health by deploying proven health management solutions.

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About Telligen
For more than 50 years, Telligen has been transforming lives and economies by improving health. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. For more information, visit