AxelaCare® is now BriovaRx® Infusion Services

AxelaCare is now BriovaRx® Infusion Services Our name and look have changed, but our phone numbers, processes and exceptional patient care will remain. Questions? Contact your representative


The Heart of BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc.

BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. is led by a team of talented and dedicated professionals
who believe that patient care comes first… above all else.

Ted Kramm
Chief Executive Officer

Prior to founding AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company in July 2008, Ted was the Vice President of Operations at US Bioservices, a division of AmerisourceBergen Specialty Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in building successful home infusion and specialty pharmacy companies. Ted is a licensed pharmacist and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.


Dan Buning
Chief Operating Officer

With over 30 years of operational and leadership experience in the US Army, GE, Citigroup and Accretive Health, Dan joined AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company's growing business in December 2014. Dan, a West Point graduate and certified GE Master Black Belt and Black Belt joins the existing Leadership Team to drive operational excellence and standardize high quality service to support AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company's rapidly expanding national delivery network. Prior to joining AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company, Dan was Senior Vice President of Operations for Accretive Health, a Chicago based company founded in 2003 with the sole focus of generating significant, sustainable improvements in healthcare provider revenue cycle outcomes. His work included operational leadership in building pre-service centers, new business service offerings and in 2013 P&L Client Delivery Leader for Accretive Health’s largest client.


David Maurer

Chief Sales Officer

David joined AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company in July 2013. In his role as CSO, he is responsible for overseeing all sales aspects for AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company. Prior to joining the company, David excelled in multiple sales leadership and training roles with Covidien and Cintas. David is a motivating, hands-on executive who has a track record of successfully building top-notch sales teams. David earned a degree in Business Administration from William Jewell College.


Joe Zavalishin
EVP, Strategic Contracting & Payer Relations

Joe joined AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company in January 2014 and is responsible for driving the managed care strategy while fostering and improving relations with customers. Additionally, he is responsible for leading the contracting efforts with accountable care organizations (ACOs), pharmaceutical manufacturers, health systems, and other related partnerships opportunities. He brings over two decades of management and healthcare experience, having most recently spent nearly 5 years at Walgreens where he was the VP, Contracts & Pricing Development. Prior to that he was VP, Pharmacy Networks for Aetna and also headed up strategy and business development for the PBM. He has also held leadership roles with CIGNA, MetLife, and the Veterans Administration. Joe has bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Health and Industrial Psychology from the University of Connecticut and received his MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer in Troy, NY.


Michele Hartmann Tamene
Vice President and General Counsel
Chief Compliance Officer

Michele joined the AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company team in September 2013 and serves as the first General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the company, responsible for overseeing all legal, compliance and regulatory aspects of the operations of AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company.
Michele has been working in the health care industry for over 26 years, beginning her career and working in numerous roles in the hospital setting while attaining her Bachelor's Degree and Practical Nursing Diploma. 

Michele is a licensed attorney and holds a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, MO and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
She currently serves as a Board Member of the Women's Leadership Council for the American Health Lawyers Association.


Shay Fields
Vice President, Procurement & Supply Chain Management

With almost 30 years of operational and leadership experience in the home care alternate site setting, Shay joined the AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company executive team as part of the company’s acquisition of Ambient Healthcare in January 2014. During his 13 years with Ambient, Shay served in various corporate operational, managed care, procurement and business development positions including VP-Business Development and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Ambient, Shay served 4 years as the President/CEO of Fields & Associates, a full-service home health care/home infusion consulting company providing acquisition advisory services, operational assessments and interim executive level management to various home health care and home infusion companies across the country. Prior to Fields & Associates, Shay served 12 years as Managing Director of Baylor HomeCare, owned by the Baylor Health Care System of Dallas, TX. While at Baylor, Shay led a team from start-up to an integrated home care alternate site company with $50mm in annual revenue of services through multiple Medicare certified home health agencies, a home infusion therapy pharmacy company and a multi-site durable medical equipment company. Shay has a BS and MBA in Business from Louisiana Tech University.


Brendan Beggin
Vice President, Finance

Brendan joined AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company in 2013, bringing more than 25 years of infusion, diagnostic, and medical device experience. After gaining initial infusion industry experience with Caremark and Coram, he was involved in the successful start-up and sale of several private equity backed companies. Brendan then gained extensive experience in overcoming major public health challenges while serving as the Deputy CFO of Cook County which operates one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. Brendan is a licensed CPA and received his MBA and Bachelors in Accounting from Western Illinois University. In his role with AxelaCare, a BriovaRx Infusion Services, Inc. company, Brendan provides leadership in senior finance, reimbursement, and compliance.