Ashlee leads Research & Strategy at Rock Health, where she develops proprietary research that supports portfolio companies, partners, and the digital health ecosystem. Her past work includes building The Food Business School's online Mentor Network, which connects entrepreneurs with accomplished food business leaders, and leading Business Development and Product Marketing at Better, a digital health service developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. Ashlee received her MBA from the Haas School of Business, where she focused on technology and public health. She is committed to creating environments that foster inclusive leadership, and is also the Co-Founder of Hygge Health, a community supporting women leaders in health.
Managing Director of Brand Experience, Giant and Co-Founder, Hygge Health
Christine oversees clients’ key brand campaigns including brand positioning, creative development, content, and digital strategies. Her extensive background as a medical illustrator and healthcare managing director lends itself to developing innovative means of growing awareness and increasing effectiveness around these integrated initiatives. Prior to Giant, she was managing director and previously creative director at the digital creative agency, IOMEDIA, where she worked over a nine-year period. During this span, she focused on design and technology aspects for healthcare clients’ campaigns. The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association recognized Armstrong as a rising star in 2009.
Former CEO, Redwood Bioscience and Co-Founder, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
Karen has spent more than 25 years launching, funding and building life science and medical technology companies. As a member of Broadway Angels, Karen is currently investing in private companies at all stages of development in the health care and technology sectors. Most recently, Karen was the CEO of Redwood Bioscience which she joined as the first non-founder employee in 2009, leading the company through its acquisition by Catalent (CTLT) in late 2014. Prior to joining Redwood, Karen was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner with Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a medical technology-focused venture firm with $600 million under management. During her venture career, Karen was involved with 15 companies from initial investment that went public and/or were acquired, three of which she launched in collaboration with scientific founders.
CEO, Collective Health
As Collective Health’s CEO, Ali brings more than 15 years of technology startup and executive management experience to the company. Ali has a strong personal motivation to improve the quality and cost of company-sponsored health care after experiencing a major health problem while employed at a growing technology company. Prior to co-founding Collective Health, Ali was VP of Product Management and Business Operations at AdMob (acquired by Google). Previously, Ali held executive and management positions at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Yahoo!, and is a graduate of both Stanford and Oxford universities.
Founder & CEO, One Medical
Tom is the chief executive and visionary behind One Medical Group—a rapidly growing model of primary care that integrates innovative design with leading technology to deliver higher quality care and service, while also lowering the total cost of health care. Prior to One Medical, Tom served as Chief Medical Officer, Editor-in-Chief, and lead designer of mobile applications for Epocrates—currently in use by millions of health care professionals worldwide to reduce medication errors. Tom is a board-certified internist who completed training at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his BS from Yale University, MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
CTO, One Medical
Kimber is the Chief Technology Officer of One Medical Group, working to scale the technology innovations that underpin the re-invented doctor’s office and create a fully connected health engagement platform. Prior to joining One Medical, Kimber gained valuable experience at Box where she was most recently Senior Director of Web Application Engineering, leading a number of engineering teams behind the growing commercial success of the company. Before that, Kimber co-founded and ran her own software company, Increo, which was acquired by Box. She is Chairman of the Board for the San Francisco Circus Center and is also an amateur circus artist.
Partner, Canvas Ventures
Ranked #23 out of 100 top tech investors on Forbes’s 2015 Midas List, Rebecca Lynn is a Partner at Canvas. She focuses on early-stage venture investments in financial services, digital health, SaaS, and mobile. Rebecca led Canvas’s investments in FutureAdvisor, CrowdFlower, HealthLoop, and Viewics, and currently sits on the boards of each.
Creative Director, Omada Health
Jenn Maer is the Creative Director of Brand and Marketing at Omada Health, where she works to bring insight, personality, and creativity to the world of healthcare. Previously, Jenn was a Design Director at IDEO, where she offered brand strategy, storytelling, and creative leadership to a diverse group of IDEO clients, including Marriott, ConAgra, and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. She also developed, wrote, and taught IDEO U’s online course, “Storytelling for Impact.”
Managing Director, CMN Consultancy
Claire established CMN Consultancy in 2008, an advisory and coaching business aimed at developing and retaining talent in Asia. Clients include multinational institutions, universities, and corporate executives with specific focus on women in leadership and the finance sector. CMN Consultancy also provides pro bono advising and consulting support to non-profit organizations. Prior to that, Claire was at Goldman Sachs from 1995 until January 2008, where she helped build their Asian Equities business in Singapore and the U.S. Claire was appointed managing director in 2002. She co-chaired the GS Women's ASCEND conference in Asia and continues to be a huge advocate for promoting qualified women into key leadership positions.
Carissa is a partner at diversity consulting startup Paradigm working with top tech companies like Airbnb, Slack, Pinterest and Dropbox around improving diversity and inclusion in their respective workplaces. Before joining Paradigm, Romero co-founded and served as director of programs at the Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS), an applied research center at Stanford University that aims to increase students’ motivation and overall achievement. Romero is an expert in “learning mindsets,” which refers to the way people approach and think about learning. She’s in the camp of fully engaging with her work and persisting through any challenges that come up.
Cami Samuels joined Venrock in 2014 and focuses on healthcare with an emphasis on biotech and consumer health. Prior to Venrock, Cami was a Managing Director at Versant Ventures for a decade where she led investments in Achaogen (AKAO), Kythera (KYTH), Novacardia (acquired by Merck), and ParAllele (acquired by Affymetrix), among others. She was also a board observer at several companies including Genomic Health (GHDX), Fluidigm (FLDM), and Syrrx (acquired by Takeda).
Co-founder & General Partner, Healthy Ventures
Seasoned healthcare leader and venture capitalist with experience in business development/deal-making, operations, strategy, sales/marketing, and public policy. Sector experience includes: digital health/health IT, medical devices, diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals. Business experience spans operating companies, venture capital, and management consulting.
Director of Healthcare Ventures, GE Ventures
Ruchita Sinha leads key partnerships and strategic initiatives for GE Ventures Healthcare. Ruchita specializes in building partnerships that enable startups to scale and drive growth for GE Healthcare. Prior to GE Ventures, Ruchita was a Director at Pfizer's Corporate Strategy, Portfolio Management and Commercial Operations group and a management consultant with LEK Consulting's life science practice. Ruchita is passionate about empowering women entrepreneurs through organizations like the Cherie Blair Foundation and exploring the bay area with her husband and two kids.
Service Operations Consulting Leader, Deloitte
Lynne Sterrett is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP who brings more than 20 years of consulting experience with a track record of successful delivery of complex executable strategies for clients. Lynne’s background as a clinician is a key differentiator as she works alongside provider clients in a multitude of initiatives including electronic health records, workflow transformation, mergers and acquisitions, and technology engagement and adoption.
Director of Content, TechCrunch
She is an early team member at TechCrunch joining in 2008 to run CrunchBase. Working from the Atherton ranch, Gené was also involved with the set up of TechCrunch50 and TechCrunch Disrupt events from 2008 to 2012. Prior to joining TechCrunch, she was a Director of Marketing and Key Partnerships at RealNames, the company that provided natural language navigation in the browser bar.
Director of Strategic Marketing and Relationships, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research
As Director of Strategic Marketing and Relationships, Terra Terwilliger leads the Industry Affiliates program, as well as managing marketing and strategic partnerships for the Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership. Prior to joining the Center, Terwilliger spent 20 years in technology companies and consulting. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing at Citrus Lane. Her prior experience includes leading marketing organizations at Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, Reputation.com, Rypple, and a variety of other venture-backed companies, as well as consulting for McKinsey and Company.