Who we are

About Us

Salus provides tools for case management that improve outcomes.

We have extensive experience as the developers of the Primero™ platform and now offer a complete solution for social, health, and human services providers in the US and Canada.

Our Story So Far

In 2013, we won a public tender to build a new case and incident management system for UNICEF. As a global organization focused on ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children, its case workers face diverse and complex challenges in this mission. Our team, led by Sue Willard and Pavel Nabutovsky collaborated with UNICEF stakeholders throughout development to ensure a solution designed specifically for case workers, managers, and leadership. Our work included requirements analysis at the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, beta testing the platform with the government of Sierra Leone, and other field work to understand the needs of this global organization. Design, coding, and testing required fifteen months for the first release of the platform and the first Primero client went live in early 2015.

UNICEF relied on our team for continuing development and support of the platform after launch. We were responsible for the evolution of Primero from an on-premises web application to a Software-as-a-Service, as well as establishing the platform as a Digital Public Good. As of 2023, Primero is deployed for more than 80 UNICEF offices, implementation partners, and national governments. Over 10,000 case workers and managers use the platform to help children and families worldwide.

Over this decade of work, we witnessed how better tools for case management made a meaningful impact, and for many children and families transformed their lives. We founded Salus in 2023 to provide this platform to other social, health, and human services organizations. We leverage Primero as the open source core of a comprehensive case and incident management system that is designed for case work and built to adapt to the needs of any organization responsible for the coordination of care and other social services. We remain committed to being a member of the global Primero community. All new features and enhancements we make to the core functionality will be contributed to the open source project, Primero.org. For Salus clients, we are not only providing software, but a global community of developers and users dedicated to case management.

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Meet the Team

Founder & President
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Brad Kain
Founder & CTO
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Jean Pierre LeJacq
Chief Operating Officer
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Laurie Corkum
Platform Architect
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Pavel Nabutovsky
Product Manager
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Sue Willard