OdessaConnect Team

A passionate team of leaders from healthcare, technology, senior living and the arts.  Based in Louisville, KY.

Todd Smith

Founder & CEO

Todd is an artist entrepreneur with a background in music, blended with a passion for technology and the startup culture.  Entrepreneurship is Todd’s second act.  Before health tech Todd enjoyed an extensive career in music, as a producer and recording engineer, and as a performing and recording artist.

Tim Wesley


Tim brings more than thirty years of executive level experience in the healthcare and senior living industries. He has an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions and served as the founding CFO of Atria Senior Living. He spent the last twelve years with Elmcroft Senior Living serving as their CFO And President.

Jessica Heck Chief Business Development Officer

Jessica Heck

Chief Business Development Officer

Jessica brings nearly a decade of senior living operational experience to the team. Beginning with Atria Senior Living, Heck went on to work for Elmcroft Senior Living and Milestone. She rose to the position of Chief Strategy Officer at Blake Management Group and brings with her a demonstrated history of success working in the healthcare and hospitality industry. Jessica understands firsthand the operational obstacles that hinder performance and is committed to bring technology solutions to the industry to help operators.

JT Smith

Interim COO

JT brings extensive executive leadership experience in operations and services from both GE and Philips. Most recently, JT led the $1.4B services and served as North America COO at Philips. JT has a Master of Electrical Engineering Degree from University of Louisville and an Executive MBA from Vanderbilt University.

Lakin Louiso

Senior Account Executive

Lakin graduated from Bellarmine University and is a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She began her career path as a Nursing Account Manager for a healthcare staffing company where she quickly realized she found her true passion interacting with residents on her sales meetings. Lakin has first-hand community experience as a Memory Care Program Director at Nazareth Home in Louisville, KY. Lakin also holds a Certified Dementia Practitioner Certification.

Bert Ansback

Product Manager

Bert has over 10 years of experience as a digital communication professional with a deep focus on UI/UX and creative.

Tim Spurlock

Technician & Security Specialist

Tim has been with OdessaConnect since May of 2018, starting as an intern while finishing up his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. Tim brings skills and experience to help support OdessaConnect’s user base while also protecting and maintaining the company’s infrastructure. Tim puts security as a main focus while working with OdessaConnect partners to deliver proper guidelines and procedures to make sure the company is compliant with industry standards.

Brent Bowman

Medicare Lead

Brent started with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, where he worked in Silicon Valley and Europe, with several stops in between. In his 15 years with Kaiser Permanente, he led efforts ranging from implementing an electronic medical record and telehealth patient/physician connection solution, to managing the Colorado region’s market expansion and service improvement strategies. Brent managed the P&L of health plan and care delivery operations of a $700M division serving 110,000 covered lives.

Join the team

We are always looking for passionate, talented people to join our team. Drop us a line and let’s chat.
Contact Us