Leadership

Sami Inkinen
Sami Inkinen
CEO, Founder

Trulia Co-Founder & President / McKinsey & Company / Nokia / Microsoft / Stanford MBA, MSc Physics

Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD
Stephen Phinney, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer, Founder

Stanford MD / PhD Nutritional Biochemistry MIT / Fellowship Harvard / Prof of Medicine emeritus, UC Davis

Jeff Volek, PhD, RD
Jeff Volek, PhD, RD
Chief Science Officer, Founder

Penn State PhD / Professor of Kinesiology at The Ohio State University / Published 300+ peer-reviewed papers

David Hatch
David Hatch
Head of User Experience

Trulia VP of UX / Adobe / 20 yrs designing user experiences for digital products and leading teams

Anand Parikh
Anand Parikh
General Counsel & Business Development

J.D. NYU / Morrison & Foerster / clerk Chief Judge Rosen E.D. Michigan / California Senate Fellow

James McCarter, MD, PhD
James McCarter, MD, PhD
Head of Research

Washington Univ MD, PhD / Prof of Genetics / Divergence Founder / Princeton Biology / Aspen Institute Fellow

David Bill
David Bill
Head of Engineering

25 years experience building technology companies and teams / 16 Software patents / Big data expert

Shannon Field
Shannon Field
Head of Product

Stanford MBA, MA Education / Trulia / Pinterest / Disney / McKinsey & Company / Genentech

Michael Scahill, MD, MBA
Michael Scahill, MD, MBA
Medical Director

Stanford MD, MBA / PLUS Residency at UCSF / Fulbright Scholar / Clinical Instructor at Stanford

Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS
Sarah Hallberg, DO, MS
Medical Director

Medical Director / Indiana Univ Health Medical Weight Loss / Executive Director at The Nutrition Coalition

Amit Shah
Amit Shah
Head of Ops & Customer Success

Stanford MBA / Paladina Health / McKinsey & Company / Amazon

Mike Payne
Mike Payne
Head of Commercial & Policy

Omada Health / Gilead Sciences / Stanford MBA / McKinsey & Company / Stanford MSci Health Services Research

Full Team

Brittanie Volk, PhD, RD
Brittanie Volk, PhD, RD
Clinical Team
Amy McKenzie, PhD
Amy McKenzie, PhD
Research
Erica Frandsen
Erica Frandsen
Engineering
Brent Creighton, PhD
Brent Creighton, PhD
Clinical Team
Neha Shevade
Neha Shevade
Engineering
Theresa Link, RD, CDE
Theresa Link, RD, CDE
Clinical Team
Adam Ryan
Adam Ryan
Engineering
Bobbie Glon, RN
Bobbie Glon, RN
Clinical Team
Marcy Abner, RD
Marcy Abner, RD
Clinical Team
Pete Petrash
Pete Petrash
UX Engineering
Deryk DeGuzman
Deryk DeGuzman
Engineering
Jeff Stanley, MD
Jeff Stanley, MD
Physician, Internal Medicine
Jon Skulski
Jon Skulski
Engineering
Ryan Nabat
Ryan Nabat
Engineering
Catherine Metzgar, PhD, RD
Catherine Metzgar, PhD, RD
Clinical Team
Camy Pearson
Camy Pearson
Business Operations
Meredith Loring
Meredith Loring
Business Operations
Jackie Lee, PhD
Jackie Lee, PhD
Data Science
Joey Banks
Joey Banks
Design
Kevin Baca
Kevin Baca
Business Operations
Lindsay Schweikert
Lindsay Schweikert
People Ops & Recruiting
Bryce Aebi
Bryce Aebi
Engineering
William Blase
William Blase
Engineering
Marlia Braun, PhD, RD
Marlia Braun, PhD, RD
Clinical Team
Anna Barnwell, MSW, MPH
Anna Barnwell, MSW, MPH
Clinical Team
Kat Hawthorne
Kat Hawthorne
Engineering
Caroline Roberts, MD
Caroline Roberts, MD
Physician, Endocrinology
Ryan Whitney
Ryan Whitney
Finance
Nasir Bhanpuri, PhD
Nasir Bhanpuri, PhD
Research
Marc Mooney
Marc Mooney
Chief of Staff
Sarah Koenck, RD
Sarah Koenck, RD
Clinical Team
Todd Niemietz, RD
Todd Niemietz, RD
Clinical Team
Dian Xiao
Dian Xiao
UX Engineering
Paul Systma
Paul Systma
Marketing
Eva Schulteis
Eva Schulteis
Customer Success
Garret Voorhees
Garret Voorhees
Design
Jackson McCue
Jackson McCue
Clinical Team
Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens
Business Operations
Rich Wood, PhD
Rich Wood, PhD
Clinical Team
Adam Whalen
Adam Whalen
Customer Success
Esteban Montero
Esteban Montero
Information Technology
Jamie Piazza
Jamie Piazza
UX Engineering
Alexandra Van Helden
Alexandra Van Helden
Customer Success
Nicki Choudhary
Nicki Choudhary
Product
Gillian Judge
Gillian Judge
Content
Bill Snyder
Bill Snyder
Commercial
Adam Ma'ruf
Adam Ma'ruf
Analytics

Scientific Advisors

Bruce Bistrian, MD, PhD
Bruce Bistrian, MD, PhD

Dr. Bistrian is Chief, Clinical Nutrition, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bistrian is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard.

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Fredrick Hecht, MD
Fredrick Hecht, MD

Dr. Hecht is the Osher Foundation Endowed Chair in Research in Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He is also Research Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

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Ronald M. Krauss, MD
Ronald M. Krauss, MD

Dr. Krauss is Senior Scientist and Director of Atherosclerosis Research at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at UCSF, and Adjunct Professor of Nutritional Sciences at UC Berkeley.

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Carol Levy, MD
Carol Levy, MD

Dr. Levy is the Director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

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Ethan Weiss, MD
Ethan Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss is a cardiologist specializing in preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease and general cardiology. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and a member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI).

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Kevin Fontaine
Kevin Fontaine

Dr. Fontaine is Chair of the Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A psychologist specializing in the treatment of obesity, he is also Adjunct Faculty in Rheumatology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

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Healthcare Industry Advisors

Peter Attia, MD
Peter Attia, MD

Dr. Attia is the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance.

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Senator Bob Kerrey
Senator Bob Kerrey

Senator Kerrey was trained in pharmacy before becoming Nebraska's Governor and Senator. He is currently a Managing Director of Allen & Company LLC, the lead financial advisor to Virta Health.

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Zeev E. Neuwirth, MD
Zeev E. Neuwirth, MD

Dr. Neuwirth was appointed Senior Medical Director of Population Health for the Carolinas Healthcare System (CHS) in November 2016. In this newly created position within CHS, he serves as the senior most physician responsible for advancing the system's value focused strategies.

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Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE
Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE

Dr. Ratner was Chief Scientific & Medical Officer for the American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® from 2012-2017.

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Michael E. Chernew, PhD
Michael E. Chernew, PhD

Dr. Chernew is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

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Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA
Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA

Dr. Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and Visiting Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley.

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Shawn Leavitt
Shawn Leavitt

Shawn Leavitt is the SVP of Total Rewards for Comcast, one of the world’s largest media and technology companies, including Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Spectacor. In this role, Shawn and his team are responsible for improving the wellbeing of the company’s 150,000 employees by enhancing their total reward experience and delivering customized products to drive better outcomes.

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John Cannon
John Cannon

John Cannon most recently was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Health Care Service Corporation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which provides health insurance and associated benefits to over 14 million people in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana and New Mexico.

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Board of Directors & Observers

In addition to Sami Inkinen and Stephen Phinney, we have the support of three other exceptional board participants.

Bob Kocher, MD
Bob Kocher, MD
Director

Bob is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. He is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution Engleberg Center for Health Reform.

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Bryan Roberts, PhD
Bryan Roberts, PhD
Observer

Bryan joined Venrock as a Kauffman Fellow in 1997. He is based in Palo Alto and invests broadly across the healthcare industry. Bryan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

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Vishal Vasishth
Vishal Vasishth
Observer

Vishal Vasishth brings over 20 years of experience across operations and investment in both developed and emerging markets. He earned a B. Tech degree in India, a Master’s degree in Sciences from North Carolina State University and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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