As far as I'm concerned, I'll always be "in training." To suggest that I could ever stop learning or growing is simply incongruent to my very nature.
My road to this moment in time has been an adventure in many areas of the healthcare arena. As the eldest child of two pediatricians, I went to college intent upon following in their footsteps...until I saw that I would have to take Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus all at once! I decided to major in Finance instead (which seemed an infinitely easier choice at the time), but I never forgot my passion for the one sector that seems to affect us all sooner or later.
In 2003, I helped my father, a pediatric pulmonologist, launch Not One More Life (NOML), a nonprofit education program. Not One More Life's mission is to partner with communities of faith to provide health literacy services and free lung function testing to help reduce the vast disparities in respiratory health outcomes between inner city ethnic groups and the broader population.
Later I joined Navigant Consulting in their healthcare practice, working on both managed care litigation and in hospital turnaround projects for financially distressed health systems. I spent some time in the business development department of a specialty hospital in Atlanta, worked in patient assistance programs at two multinational pharma companies, and then joined PatientsLikeMe, the world's first open health data-sharing platform. There I developed and led the delivery of multiple outcomes research projects, the company's first payer strategic partnership, and the first clinical study of the PLM platform's effect on patient self-efficacy. Most recently I joined Kyruus, a healthcare SaaS startup aiming to solve the industry's biggest patient access challenges.
You see, to truly change the thing that most fascinates you, you have to turn it upside-down and inside out and peek into every corner...know it thoroughly from every possible perspective. And that's what I aim to do in healthcare...so join me on the journey, or we'll see you on the other side.
Besides healthcare, I love international travel, all things food-related, singing (mostly to myself), reading, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.
I hold a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University, an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and a PhD in Being Awesome, with a certification in the art of humility.