Why Workwell Management Team

Kevin Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to becoming CEO, Kevin Schmidt served as the Senior Vice President for Enterprise Solutions at WorkWell Systems since 2007 and has been with WorkWell since 2001. He served as leader for WorkWell’s consulting practice and Innovation Laboratory.

Kevin brings 26 years of business-to-business operational management experience. He has worked in the high tech and manufacturing industries and gained experience with many other industries as a consulting manager with Accenture’s business strategy practice. Most recently, he was a partner in a consulting firm that specialized in providing change management and psychological consulting to Fortune 500 organizations. He has an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Brandon Johnson

Brandon Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

Brandon Johnson oversees general business operations for WorkWell. He has previously held the positions of Vice President of Operations and Director of Operations.

Prior to joining WorkWell, Brandon worked in operational analytics for the Office of Access Management at Mayo Clinic.  At Mayo Clinic, he provided internal business consultative services in the areas of clinic operations and patient access. Brandon has an extensive background in operations, which includes experience in operational analytics, business analysis, quality improvement and project management.  He has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business.


Laurie J. Johnson, PT

Laurie J. Johnson, PT

Vice President of Clinical Services

Laurie Johnson oversees the WorkWell Prevention and Care clinical team. She provides clinical support, consultation and documentation feedback to the provider network. She also markets WorkWell Quality Providers and their services to payers, employers and other referrers, and educates them regarding WorkWell’s injury prevention and management programs.

Laurie has extensive, first-hand knowledge and experience in implementing WorkWell’s programs. As a WorkWell faculty member, she has taught the protocols and principles of these programs to many other therapists. Laurie also has authored numerous articles and contributed chapters on work injury/illness management to two textbooks. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its Minnesota Chapter, the Orthopedic and Private Practice Sections of APTA and the Orthopedic Industrial Rehabilitation Special Interest Group (SIG). She is presently on the editorial board of the private practice section publication, Impact.


Shelly T. Johnson

Shelly Johnston


Shelly Johnston joined WorkWell Prevention & Care in 2016 in the position of Controller. In this role, she serves as WorkWell’s finance and accounting lead, overseeing financial reporting, budgeting and daily accounting functions.

Prior to joining WorkWell, Shelly worked in the sciences, biotech and private equity industries in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She brings to WorkWell an extensive background, including 15+ years of experience with a concentration on process improvements, internal controls and financial reporting. Shelly earned her MBA from the Walsh College of Accountancy and Business.


  • Proven methodology and resultsProven methodology and results
  • National network of WorkWell trained providersNational network of WorkWell trained providers
  • Exclusive partnership for EFA testingExclusive partnership for EFA testing
OFCCP Compliant

25 years of experience in providing employers with musculoskeletal injury prevention and physical therapy treatment programs.

OSHA Compliant
ADA Compliant