Using scientific rigor to better innovate the future of health
Michael Blum, MD
Executive Director, Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics UCSF and Chief Digital Transformation Officer UCSF
Dr. Blum is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics at UCSF. He specializes in preventative cardiology and the care of patients with congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease. Prior to his medical career, he was trained as an engineer and applies his technical expertise as UCSF’s Chief Digital Transformation Officer and Executive Director for CDHI. He has a special interest in the application of digital technologies and clinical decision support to improve clinical care. As Executive Director for CDHI, he leads UCSF’s early stage validation and incubation of digital health technologies to improve wellness preservation and disease management. Under his leadership, CDHI collaborates with industry partners to commercialize and distribute the solutions.
Director of Data Science and Advanced Analytics Program Director, SmarterHealth Artificial Intelligence Program
Dr. Callcut is double board certified in General Surgery and Critical Care and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF. She maintains an active clinical practice as an ICU Intensivist and Trauma/General Surgeon. Dr. Callcut’s efforts with the Center for Digital Health Innovation are focused on leading a multi-disciplinary team working at the intersection of artificial intelligence to drive change in the delivery of healthcare for both patients and providers. Dr. Callcut also directs a multidisciplinary NIH and DOD funded translational research lab focused on optimizing outcomes following severe injury and illness.
Mary Beth has over 25 years of healthcare experience in creating, validating and commercializing innovative solutions in digital health, biopharma, behavioral health, population health (including disease management), wellness, and pharmacy benefit management. In 2010, Mary Beth co-founded Healthrageous, a chronic disease self-management platform combining monitoring device data with algorithm-driven digital behavioral coaching. As CEO she was responsible for the company's sale in 2013. Prior to Healthrageous, she established public/private partnerships on behalf of Pfizer to validate new population health lifestyle modification models within Medicaid populations.
Mary Beth supports the lifecycle of our projects, including articulating a market need, visualizing the design, identifying growth market targets, creating the business plan, and securing the funding and strategic partnerships to achieve the vision.
Ed Martin is the Director, Technology at CDHI. Ed has implemented several ground-breaking healthcare applications that have won several UC Sautter Innovation Awards. Examples include Careweb Messenger, a clinician collaboration application that facilitates communications around in-patient care; a mobile patient care survey and analytics tool for UCSF Health's Nursing Performance Improvement team; and a Research Participant Management Systemthat facilitates the enrollment of research volunteers for clinical studies campus-wide by allowing people to register online for projects they are interested in.
Prior to UCSF, Ed was founder and VP, Engineering for Loyalty Lab, a marketing solutions startup that was acquired by TIBCO. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Informatics from Boston University.
Aaron Neinstein, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Informatics at CDHI. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Clinical Informatics, and maintains an active clinical practice in Endocrinology. His expertise in the development and use of novel diabetes technologies spans from publishing peer-reviewed articles, to consulting and advising companies, speaking at conferences and educational events, and blogging for Medscape. Dr. Neinstein believes in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand, and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional healthcare settings. He has devoted his informatics career to advancing health policy and creating tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care as well as ecosystems that enable integration of innovative software into care delivery workflows. He helped lead UCSF's Epic EHR implementation and optimization and was on the founding team of Tidepool, a non-profit that creates open-source software to empower people with diabetes. At CDHI, he leads a multi-disciplinary team focused on digital transformation of care delivery at UCSF, development and commercialization of novel technologies, and advocacy work that hopes to enable a national digital health ecosystem. He majored in American Studies at Northwestern University, graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and did his Internal Medicine residency and Endocrinology fellowship at UCSF. He was inducted as an inaugural Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Bob Rogers, PhD, is Expert in Residence for Artificial Intelligence (AI) at UCSF/CDHI Smarter Health, where he applies his experience solving problems with advanced analytics and AI to help build world-class medical AI technologies. Prior to CDHI, Bob was Chief Data Scientist in the Data Center Group at Intel. Bob was also co-founder and Chief Scientist at Apixio, a big data analytics company for healthcare. Bob’s mission is to put powerful analytics and AI tools in the hands of all decision makers. To achieve that, he believes that the secrets of unstructured data must be unlocked through the application of broadly accessible analytical tools.
Rhona Snyman is the Chief Strategy Officer for UCSF’s Center for Digital health Innovation. Working with the Executive Director, Rhona is responsible for defining and implementing CDHI’s Strategy in addition to managing CDHI operations which includes all deliverables, assets, and partnerships. Rhona is responsible for ensuring that all operational areas of CDHI are effectively engaged in supporting the organizations continued aggressive growth in achievement of CDHI Strategic Initiatives. Rhona works with and across all CDHI’s teams & partnerships to establish specific plans, deliverables and measurable objectives. Rhona has 20 years experience in technology, 12 years focused on Digital health transformation. Prior to joining CDHI, Rhona was responsible for overseeing the product development and business strategy for the UCSF School of Medicine IT, which included planning the early stage adoption of innovation programs such as Telemedicine and Salesforce across UCSF.
Andrew Auerbach, MD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF, in the Division of Hospital Medicine, where he is the Chair of the Clinical Content Oversight Committee for UCSF Health, the operational group responsible for developing and implementing electronic health record tools across the UCSF Health enterprise.
Dr. Auerbach is a widely recognized leader in Hospital Medicine, having authored or co-authored the seminal research describing the effects of hospital medicine systems on patient outcomes, costs, and care quality. He leads a 13-hospital research collaborative focused on new discoveries in healthcare delivery models in acute care settings, and continues an active research mentoring program at UCSF.
In addition, Dr. Auerbach serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the flagship peer-reviewed publication for the field of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Auerbach’s research has been published in prominent journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He has received the Mack Lipkin Award for Outstanding Research as a fellow, and the Western Society for Clinical Investigation Outstanding Investigator, and is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.
Medical Director for Practice Innovation, UCSF Health Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine
Dr. Gleason joined CDHI in 2017 and is a clinical informatics lead on the Digital Patient Experience and Referrals Automation products. He joined the faculty in 2011 and currently serves as Medical Director for Practice Innovation for UCSF Health, focusing innovations that improve access to timely, high-value care in the outpatient setting.
Dr. Gleason developed an eConsult program at UCSF, offering primary care providers timely access to specialist expertise and allowing patients to avoid the travel, work absence, and other costs associated with a visit to the specialist’s office. With funding from the UC Office of the President and a Medicare innovation grant with Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Gleason led dissemination of this eConsult platform across all UC Health Systems and additional Academic Medical Centers nationally. The implementation grants provided firsthand experience leading teams to understand barriers and facilitators of adoption of innovations by physicians and physicians and health systems.
Dr. Gleason is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine where he practices as a primary care physician and teaches medical students and residents. Nat Gleason attended UCSF for his medical degree and residency training in General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Raman Khanna is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Hospital Medicine at UCSF and Physician Lead for Inpatient Informatics at UCSF Medical Center. He has an appointment in the Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) where he works primarily on CareWeb, a project to transform clinical communication within and between providers and their teams.
Raman's work centers on the design and implementation of information technology applications in health care. He is also currently active in the EMERGE project, which seeks to unify diverse information streams in a single intricate visualization to prevent harms in the ICU, as well as the ASCENT project where he is codirecting an effort to improve followup for subcritical lab and radiology results in a safety net setting. For his clinical time Raman attends on the Medicine Teaching services. He received his BA and MD, and subsequently completed his residency, at Northwestern University, following which he completed a research fellowship and Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.
Lu Chen is a Data Scientist at CDHI. She works on applying computer vision and natural language processing to the medical field at CDHI. Prior to CDHI, she analyzed millions of points of user behavioral data and worked in search engine optimization, where she gained a deep understanding of relational and non-relational database structure, data reporting, containerization, and machine learning. Her background is in economics and statistics, and she is very passionate about public health and AI. She believes in using data for good and is striving for advancing medical practice efficiency with deep learning.
Cheree Fernandez is the Finance Analyst for CDHI, where she designs and implements financial analyses, supports budget implementation, and manages compliance.
She has had a 15 year career at UCSF, including supporting the Oncology clinic of the Department of Ophthalmology, and the AI division of the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging.
Most recently she was the Business Operations Analyst with the Occupational Medicine for the Dept. of Medicine, specializing in procurement, followed by her time as a Research Finance Analyst in the Urology Department, where she handled a $15 million portfolio mostly comprised of NIH funding, industry sponsored grants, State/ Foundation funding, and revenue/ gift & University monies. She is an expert in collaborating with faculty and staff to support them to engage with a range of administrative functions.
Eli is a Technical Project Manager for UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. He brings over seventeen years of experience in the broader healthcare industry from leadership in clinical roles to clinic/division operational oversight to divisional chief financial officer at one the nation's largest public teaching medical center. He brings an extensive knowledge and expertise in Institutional and Healthcare project portfolios and in managing large, complex multi-departmental/industry development projects.
As a Technical Project Manager, Eli fosters an environment of teamwork, breaks down silos and ensures that strategy and accountability are clearly defined while overseeing performance and maintaining morale. His strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement enhance CDHI’s process-driven management philosophy.
Eli holds an MBA from Florida International University, a BA from San Francisco State University, and is Lean Six Sigma trained.
Farshad Hemmati is currently a full stack developer at CDHI. He has been writing coding since he was 7 years old -- writing QBASIC programs on a x286 machine. He studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and is an avid Microsoft .NET stack enthusiast, earning several Microsoft MVP awards. He comes from a background of startups, having started his first profitable startup company when he was 16 years old, and founded a dozen companies since. The startup world gave him the insight and experience in different aspects of a product; from the engineering, architecture, product design, team building, management and most importantly the user.
Hannah Sample is the Program Manager for the UCSF Center for Next-Gen Precision Diagnostics (NGDx). She works closely with the founding research labs of NGDx as well as the UCSF Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, CDHI and UCSF Innovation Ventures to further both research and clinical discovery. Sample earned her BS from Azusa Pacific University in Biology, minoring in Global Studies. Her undergraduate research included studying mouse models of autism as well as a global study project on maternal health in disadvantaged communities in Kenya. Sample has been at UCSF since 2014 and was closely involved in the launch of the NGDx Center, making mNGS for pathogen detection first available for clinical use in 2016. Her goals include streamlining the translation of innovative research and increasing access to novel diagnostics like mNGS for pathogen detection. Her favorite parasite is Dracunculus medinensis.
Ianthe Pretorius is the executive assistant to Dr. Michael Blum, UCSF Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics, Chief Digital Transformation Officer and Executive Director of CDHI. Prior to joining CDHI, Ianthe had extensive experience in supporting C-level executives in the private and corporate sectors globally, as well as leading operational and workforce management for these corporations.
Ianthe has a special interest in providing executive support to highly dynamic functional leadership teams with significant complexity, rapid growth and executive level decision-making. Ianthe has a deep passion for providing growth opportunities to colleagues and mentor them along the journey of their personal success.
Mr. Hesse leads the technical architecture, implementation and operational activities for the CDHI SmarterHealth initiatives. He works in partnership with faculty and data science teams with an overall goal of delivering agile and secure solutions that address complex data acquisition, processing, and analytic problems with an emphasis on impacting clinical workflows and patient outcomes.
Ladd joined CDHI in 2015, where he redesigned the CareWeb application, improving reliability, functionality and performance. Ladd joined UCSF in 2006, as part of the UCSF Medical Center Web Services team, where he served as lead developer and created and enhanced several important applications including UCare Notewriter and Medication Reconciliation. When UCSF moved to the Epic EHR, Ladd helped with the data migration, and transitioned to the Ambulatory/Clinical Documentation team.
Prior to that Ladd worked for a major hospital software vendor on the Conversion team and later became a DBA. He began his first computer company with a friend in 1978, where he developed systems to do everything from accounting to calculating the grinding instructions for eye glasses, moving then to medical and dental software.
Ladd has won numerous awards including recognition for his work on UCare Notewriter which was awarded the “GE Customer Innovation Award” and for his work on CareWeb which was awarded the “UCSF Patient Safety Award”.
Mark Savage is Director of Health Policy at CDHI, where he leads health policy strategy and development and data governance for the Center and its programs to advance interoperability, electronic health information exchange, delivery reform, and access for patients, providers and consumers nationwide. Mr. Savage serves on numerous multi-stakeholder policy committees under the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT; serves on the board of directors of Manifest MedEx, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health information exchanges combining claims and clinical patient records; recently co-chaired the National Quality Forum’s Interoperability Committee; and has provided Congressional testimony and numerous presentations on various health IT issues. Prior to joining UCSF’s Center for Digital Health Innovation, he was Director of Health IT Policy and Programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families, where he oversaw strategy and work to advance electronic health information access and exchange as the backbone for patient access and engagement, delivery reform and shared care planning, patient-generated health data and social determinants of health, and health equity. His team also led the Consumer Partnership for eHealth, a coalition of more than 50 leading consumer, patient and labor organizations working to advance patient-centered health IT. Mr. Savage graduated from Stanford Law School and the University of California, Berkeley.
Matt O'Brien works to improve the healthcare delivery landscape by developing AI in the medical imaging domain. He received his training in the second cohort of University of San Francisco's masters of data science program. Prior to UCSF, Matt worked in movement science, taught mathematics, and trained amateur athletes.
Mike Sanchez, MPH, CHES, is a Project Manager at CDHI supporting the Digital Patient Experience Program. He has dedicated his career to integrating research, practice, and technology to implement evidence-based solutions into real-world healthcare settings. He applies his training in health services and behavior science in the academic, government, and private sectors of healthcare. Prior to CDHI, he was as a Senior Consulting Manager at Kaiser Permanente, where he led a team to provide strategic consultation services to Executive Directors across a portfolio that included patient experience, mobile apps, cancer care, and automated patient outreach. Prior to that, he worked as a Public Health Advisor at the National Institutes of Health developing research methods, evidence-based tools, and supporting cross-center research in Implementation Science.
Ramakrishna (Ramki) Yerramsetty leads product management for Referrals Automation – a suite of products built at CDHI to improve the efficiency of processing referrals and patient access. Prior to joining UCSF, he led the development and launch of Cisco’s telehealth platform. Before that, he worked at various early stage healthcare startups building solutions for providers and patients - a self-management solution for COPD patients and a mobile care coordination solution for hospitals that helped reduce readmissions and improve patient satisfaction. He also led early customer implementations with hospitals, ACOs and community-based healthcare organizations to drive improvements in care transitions. Before transitioning to healthcare, he managed a customer engineering team at Qualcomm responsible for commercializing multimedia on Snapdragon chipsets. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and Master of Science in Computer Networking from NCSU.
Randi McNulty is the Project Coordinator for the SmartertHealth program at CDHI.
Randi has been with UCSF since 2017, prior to which she was the program manager for Pediatric Urology at UCI for six years. During that time, Randi started an ACGME accredited fellowship program for the department, and assisted in the training and implementation of EMR into the clinic setting. She holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Cal State Fullerton and Master Degree in Social Work. Randi is also a child advocate for youths in the foster care system.
Sarah Cadotte Taylor is an Administrative Officer at CDHI where she supports the Director of Informatics, Dr. Aaron Neinstein and Director of Technology, Ed Martin at CDHI and is also part of the operations team. She has over 20 years of experience in a variety of administrative support functions including, CRM management, HR, accounting and expense reporting, event planning, web management, training and calendaring. Prior to joining to UCSF, she worked primarily as an executive administrative support to C -level Executives, principals and business owners in the financial planning industry.
Sondra Renly, Technical Architect working on the Digital Patient Experience initiative, is implementing integrated information technology solutions with a patient centered approach to delivering better collaboration, insights, and health outcomes in care delivery. Sondra is a passionate advocate for advancing health IT capabilities and is experienced in industry interoperability and coding standards, patient consent and privacy requirements, and solution architecture. Her past work includes implementation of Health Information Exchanges, building IHE healthcare interoperability profiles, and laboratory information systems. Sondra has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology, both from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Teresa Toy is the Administrative Officer at CDHI supporting the “Chief Strategy Officer Rhona Snyman,” as well as, communication, marketing and development. Previously, Teresa worked in fund development at UCSF’s University Development and Alumni Relations and at various Sutter Health-affiliated medical centers in the Bay Area for the past sixteen years. Prior to that, she worked in business development, marketing and communications in the telecommunications/broadband industry for seven years.
Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on management from San Francisco State University.
Valentina Pedoia, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Musculoskeletal and Imaging Research Group.
She is a data scientist with a primary interest in developing algorithms for advanced computer vision and machine learning for improving the usage of non-invasive imaging as diagnostic and prognostic tools.
Dr. Pedoia obtained her doctoral degree in computer science working on features extraction from functional and structural brain MRI in subjects with glial tumors. After graduation, in 2013, she joined the Musculoskeletal and Imaging Research Group at UCSF as post-doctoral fellow. Her role was in providing support and expertise in medical computer vision, with a focus to reduce human effort and to extract semantic features from MRI to study degenerative joint disease.
Her current main research focus is on exploring the role of machine learning in the extraction of contributors to osteoarthritis (OA). She is studying analytics to model the complex interactions between morphological, biochemical and biomechanical aspects of the knee joint as a whole; deep learning convolutional neural network for musculoskeletal tissue segmentation and for the extraction of silent features from quantitative relaxation maps for a comprehensive study of the biochemical articular cartilage composition; with ultimate goal of developing a completely data-driven model that is able to extract imaging features and use them to identify risk factors and predict outcomes.
Dr. Pedoia’s recent work on machine learning applied to OA was awarded as annual scientific highlights of the 25th conference of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance In Medicine (ISMRM 2017) and selected as best paper presented at the MRI drug discovery study group.
Robert Newton provides financial management support for CDHI. With over 20 years of banking experience and 10 years of internet product development experience, Robert brings a depth of knowledge in managing financial data.
Fel has over 20 years of healthcare experience ranging from providers to payers to consumers. His seminal work at Kaiser Permanente’s Caregiver Workstation Group transitioned his career path into healthcare. Upon leaving Kaiser, he co-founded a startup that was subsequently acquired by Healtheon which in turn, merged with WebMD. At Healtheon, he was one of five Principal Engineers that designed and implemented the healthcare platform, resulting in two US patents. He went on to join other startups with varying roles: Principal Engineer, VP of Engineering, and COO. As the Integration Architect at RelayHealth/McKesson, he led the design and implementation to tightly integrate patient application data to back-end health systems. He took a sabbatical to live in Paris for one year before joining MuleSoft as the Healthcare lead. After MuleSoft, he joined John Muir Hospital as the Lead Product Developer and finally UCSF as a Principal Engineer. With his years of experience in the healthcare space, Fel is well-versed in a wide range of product development methodologies, programming languages and HL7 (v2.x and FHIR) standards.
Harris Durrani is an analyst at CDHI, who identifies high volume templates for departments that are adopting the Fax to Referral Application in Epic. Aside from working on templates, his role also includes supporting new departments during the implementation of Fax to Referral by resolving issues with the app or training new users on how to use it. Prior to joining CDHI he graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Information Systems.
Daniel Alexander Tjandra, BS, CDHI Application Support Analyst, works with CDHI to analyze and develop technologies used to improve health systems today. With experience as a software engineer and database manager, he has a thorough understanding of the processes needed for the secure collection and utilization of research data.
Oleksandr (Alex) Solonets, is a QA automation engineer supporting the Digital Patient Experience initiative. Alex has spent the past 7 years of his career in designing and developing testing frameworks, processes, and scripts for web and mobile application and API's. He was most recently at eBay where he was involved in several QA automation projects involving data exchange across multiple systems. Alex has a Master's Degree in Finance, Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering, and a MBA in Management Information Systems.
Dr. Odisho received his undergraduate training from the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in Molecular Biology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations. He then earned his MD from the University of California, San Francisco with an Area of Distinction in Medical Humanities. He stayed at UCSF for his General Surgery and Urology training. During residency, he earned a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics. He then completed fellowship training in Urologic Oncology at the University of Washington. In 2017, Dr. Odisho joined the faculty at UCSF. Specializing in urologic cancer care, he is part of the multidisciplinary urologic oncology team of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Dr. Odisho’s research focus combines his technical and computational background in software development and statistical programming with his interests in caring for patients with prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer. His research interests include incorporating novel digital health technologies to engage patients and improve care delivery, developing interactive data visualizations to inform patients, and using machine learning to support clinical decision-making. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on these topics and has contributed to multiple open-source software projects.
Dr. Avrin has served in several university and national leadership positions in SIIM (Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine), and RSNA. He is the creator and initial Program Director of the UCSF ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and the recent Chairman of the RSNA Steering Committee for Digital Roadmap Content. Previously, Dr. Avrin was Chairman of the RSNA Informatics Committee for six years. Dr. Avrin holds a joint appointment in the UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM formerly SCAR).
Jerry Young applies his expertise in design thinking, lean product management, and Agile development to UCSF as a digital product manager in the Digital Patient Experience Initiative. Prior to joining the CDHI, he led the development of an on-site enterprise service offering for One Medical, launching more than a dozen wellness centers on Google campuses nationwide, and innovating integrated primary and specialist care supported by next generation electronic health records. He also served as a Product Management Transformation Leader for Pivotal Labs, where he assisted Fortune 50 clients become more software driven and adopt a startup state of mind. A Bay Area native, Jerry has Silicon Valley DNA as well as Fortune 500 know-how and deep industry experience in healthcare and insurance.
Jessica Wong serves as an administrative analyst for SmartherHealth team. As part of the administrative support team, she is supporting Dr. Callcut, the staff and leadership team at the Parnassus office. She is a recent Dietetics graduate from SFSU who is hoping to expand her knowledge about the medical field.
Yana Peterson spent her first five years at UCSF with the Institute for Health & Aging in the School of Nursing as their lead Operations, HR, and supporting Financial Analyst, in addition to serving as the Directors executive administrator, where she provided high level support to both the department Director and the Institute’s founder. She enjoys engaging with teams to learn their needs and excels in providing a high level of service.
Yana is a graduate of the San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and Health Education, with an emphasis in community-based public health.
Prerna Anand is a Product Manager at CDHI focusing on patients' experience in the referral process. She brings to the team a deep understanding of care quality and management, risk adjustment, utilization, data interoperability, Agile product development, HIPAA compliance, and elegant solution design.
Prior to CDHI, Prerna was a Product Manager at Apixio, a data analytics company. She owned the risk adjustment product suite (built on machine learning and cognitive computing). She is also the Director of Market Intelligence at Health 2.0. She built their online database that tracks innovation in health tech.
She has an MBA in Finance and a Masters in Applied Economics. Outside of work, she spends her time sailing, skiing, or singing.
Molly Hovorka is a marketing leader with 25 years of experience in high technology startups and growth stage companies. Prior to joining CDHI, she served as Director of Marketing and chief storyteller for PresenceLearning, the leading company bringing telehealth services to children with special needs in school districts throughout the United States. In this role she developed and managed brand voice and messaging, provided high value content and programming to an audience of nearly 200,000 school administrators and related services practitioners, and oversaw product marketing, public relations, social media, creative direction, and all website content. She previously held marketing leadership roles in mission driven companies focusing on green technology and corporate social responsibility. Molly graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English.