Alternate Health Key Personnel

In order to attract a highly targeted audience while maintaining complex and integrated technology platforms, our team of industry experts work together to present quality Alternate Health solutions to medical and patient networks.

Meet our Team... they are always up to something great!

Howard Mann
Howard W. Mann
Chief Executive Officer

A prolific entrepreneur, Howard Mann is the founder of Alternate Health and the Co-Founder of DC Netcast Media Group Inc. Making a name for himself in online business and technology, Howard has developed numerous annuity-based membership platforms, social networks, television and video production, animation and merchandising, branding and direct marketing projects.

Howard is a keen investor and developer of entertainment and media assets, having launched innovative projects ranging from social media and gaming to developing, licensing and syndicating various pay-per-view programs and DVD, magazine and related multi-media properties.

As a pioneer in the online gambling industry, Howard operated, managed and divested an early stage software and licensing firm that grew to a tremendous success internationally. Howard is the former Director of New Business Development for World Gaming PLC, and the former Director of Product Development and Marketing for PlayStar PLC. Howard has also made numerous appearances as a commenter and correspondent on a variety of news media programs.

Howard attended Sir Sandford Fleming College in Ontario Canada with a Diploma in "Computers".

Howard Mann
Stephen Bugbee
Senior Vice President of Technology

Stephen Bugbee is a technology consultant who specializes in sales, marketing, business development, management and operations in the technology sector. His proven track record in taking companies to profitability is second to none. Stephen initially worked with many large brands in the entertainment space at the inception of the Internet assisting companies like Carsey Werner, King World and the Coca Cola Company to embrace early rich media technologies. This was followed by helping Digital Island acquire Softaware, Sandpiper Networks and Exodus prior to preparing the company for the Cable and Wireless acquisition. For the past 15+ years Stephen has helped many companies reach heightened profitability by utilizing his experience and skill-set to Director manage and drive revenue.

Jay Briggs
Vice President of

Jay Briggs has over 10 years of experience as a business leader, entrepreneur and investor. Before accepting his position at Alternate Health, Jay led matrixed teams of software and product developers for USAA, a Fortune 500 company, and built a reputation as an innovator and collaborator. Jay also spent several years working in the financial services industry as a Certified Financial Planner and registered investment adviser. Jay studied business in college at the undergraduate and graduate levels; he most recently received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jay will use his experience and business acumen to establish Alternate Health as a world-class organization, and he is dedicated to the company’s mission of bringing revolutionary management solutions to the medical cannabis industry.

Joseph Ciupik
General Manager
of Media

Joseph (Joe) started his career in 1985 in video production and post production, producing programming for ESPN, OnDemand, DirecTV, and Dish Network among others. Being at the forefront of digital media production in the early 90’s, Joe adapted his skill set and seamlessly made the transition into digital media production.

As an entrepreneur, Joe has been a business owner since 1995, providing digital video production, post production, motion graphics and graphic design, among other services, for broadcast and corporate clientele. His “Minnesota Nice” approach and hard work ethic, along with extensive experience is an invaluable asset to Alternate Health.