About the Founders
Dan KostelnikDan Kostelnik is a founder and Vice President of Operations for A Wiser Mind and its parent company DRS Health Group, LLC. Mr. Kostelnik has been instrumental in bringing significant innovations to the care and treatment of individuals and families in need.
Prior to co-founding A WiserMind, Mr. Kostelnik was a founding partner in Mountain Life Care a senior in-home and transitional care organization. Mr. Kostelnik also has a successful track record as an entrepreneur, building a number of businesses from the ground up including Cyber Business Solutions and CRP Solutions which were technology consulting organizations. Mr. Kostelnik, lives in Lakewood, CO.
Rick WatsonRick Watson is the President of A Wiser Mind and DRS Health Group, LLC. Mr. Watson has personal experiences responding to the symptoms and care demands of Alzheimer’s disease and cancer-induced dementia. In response to these personal challenges, Rick has been instrumental in bringing significant innovations to the care and treatment of individuals and families in need.
In 2007 his work was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as a Champion in Healthcare for innovation in dementia care.
Over the last 20 years–he has provided leadership for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations including work to improve the fraud-detection capabilities for Medicare Carriers in regional processing centers across the United States, and creating ground-breaking software to bring assistive technology to special-needs children.
Rick serves on the board of The Invisible Disabilities Association, a non-profit organization focused on educating, supporting and assisting those touched by chronic illness and pain. He also acts as a founding member and board adviser for the Alliance for Healthy Aging.