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.

Nate Wilson

Director of Operations

Nate brings education from obtaining his MBA in Healthcare Management from the University of Akron and uses his operational experience in multiple states and settings of senior living to help lead the operations of OdessaConnect. Working as a Licensed Nursing Home administrator in Kentucky and Tennessee with Signature HealthCare, Nate understands the importance of what OdessaConnect brings to the geriatric population and senior living organizations.

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.

Mitch Embry

Customer Ambassador

Mitch joined OdessaConnect in February 2020 as a Customer Ambassador. He brings with him an MAT from the University of the Cumberlands, as well as years of experience in customer service roles. Before Joining OdessaConnect, he spent 5 years as a public school teacher. Mitch is dedicated to providing outstanding service and leverages his time management and organizational skills to deliver on this aspect at all times. He works hard to build great relationships with OdessaConnect partners and customers.

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.

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