Our team represents the best in leadership, engineering, and medical expertise, sharing a common passion for solving healthcare's hardest problems.
Lonnie is a healthcare professional with a passion for underserved populations, human rights, and digital tools. During her third year of MD/MBA training, Lonnie continuously encountered patients who came in for care without their medical records — in response, she created a program for medical entrepreneurship in collaboration with faculty from the BU School of Medicine and BU School of Business, and pursued a leave of absence in order to explore innovation in medicine. Lonnie is Co-Founder of Medal, with a mission to enable a globally accessible and useful record of health. The Medal team has raised capital from leading investors and strategic partners including 8VC and Founders Fund.
Andrew McMurry is an expert in secondary use of electronic health records to enable population scale clinical investigations. Dr. McMurry was the lead architect for Harvard’s Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), which provides federated search systems of over 10 million de-identified patient samples, thousands of clinical phenotypes, and 60 health institutions. Dr. McMurry’s model architectures have been cited by FDA’s Sentinel Initiative for drug surveillance and the CDC for population health monitoring.
Emilian is a transformational leader having demonstrated the ability to drive innovation and operational excellence in a collaborative manner, while growing profitable revenues. At Cisco, he led the Integration Teams for 32 acquisitions during his tenure of 7 years, and at British Telecom for 14 years he successfully managed the development and implementation of 6 global JVs with multinational partners. For the last 10 years he developed and implemented “Go-To-Market & M&A” strategies for “SMB to Fortune 1000” companies to grow revenues and drive M&A activities. Emilian earned a M.Sc. in Cybernetics from the Academy of Economic Studies from Romania, and he was selected to participate in Cisco’s “Leadership-In-Action” Program, and BT’s Executive Management Program sponsored by INSEAD/Wharton Alliance. Later he completed an Advanced Marketing Program in Market Psychology at Berkeley – HAAS.
Vanessa Cheng is the head of product for Medal, focusing on building products customers love. Prior to joining Medal, she was the Product Manager of Namely’s Integrations and API team, and was a Project Manager for several healthcare institutions, including Northwell Health and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Vanessa’s vision of solving challenges comes directly from the customers she serves.
Manzoor "Manz" Brar is a creative and entrepreneurial leader running sales, marketing, and business development for Medal. Prior to joining the team, Manz led sales operations and strategy at Ripcord, led global campaign strategy for cloud security solutions at Palo Alto Networks, and implemented go-to-market strategies for several startups in Silicon Valley.
Famed white-hat technology security researcher, Dan Kaminsky serves on Medal’s board of directors. He leads Medal’s information security team, which ensures the security and integrity of our clients’ data. Kaminsky is known for discovering and patching a core flaw in DNS and is one of the world’s seven key holders who is trusted with resetting the internet in case of emergency.
John Wilbanks is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks and a Senior Fellow at Faster Cures. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led to acquisition the bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was executive director of the Science Commons project at Creative Commons. In February 2013, in response to a We the People petition that was spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, the U.S. government announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks holds a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and also studied modern letters at the Sorbonne.
Dr. Mandl directs CHIP (The Computational Health Informatics Program) at Boston Children’s Hospital and is the Donald A.B. Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Mandl’s work at the intersection of population and individual health has had a unique, sustained influence on the developing field of biomedical informatics. His Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers was for pioneering real time biosurveillance, tracking infections and detecting outbreaks with diverse data. Mandl has long advocated for patient participation in producing and accessing data. He created the first personal health systems, crowdsourced knowledge from online patient networks, and advanced participatory medicine and engagement in clinical trials. Cognizant of the limitations of extant electronic health record systems, Mandl developed a widely adopted, highly influential approach (SMART)–substitutable iPhone-like apps that run universally on health IT systems. SMART lets innovators reach market scale and patients and doctors access an “app store for health.” Mandl uses his open source inventions to lead large EHR research networks–he is principal investigator of the Accessible Research Commons for Health (ARCH) network across Boston hospitals and nationally. Recognized for teaching, Mandl received the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. He was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. His clinical training and experience is in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Mandl has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society. He is a recent recipient of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.
Dee Hock is the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa USA and Visa International (now Visa, Inc.). Visa was initially created around a new and innovative organizational model conceived by Hock, which he eventually described as “chaordic.” After leaving Visa, Hock went on to found the Chaordic Alliance, dedicated to developing, disseminating and implementing new concepts of organization that result in more equitable sharing of power and wealth, improved health, and greater compatibility with the human spirit and biosphere. For more than 30 years Hock has shared his ideas and experience with organizations in a widely varied range of pursuits; including religions, fisheries, healthcare, financial services, and payment systems – to name but a few. Hock is the author of three books – Birth of the Chaordic Age (1999), One From Many (2005) and Autobiography of a Restless Mind (2013). He was inducted into Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Money Magazine Hall of Fame in 1992. www.deewhock.com
Jan Oldenburg is an expert on personal health engagement, with a focus on transforming health care and the physician-patient relationship through digital tools. She currently serves as vice chair of the HIMSS Connected Patient Committee and is a former member of the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee. Jan has also held positions at Ernst & Young, Kaiser, Epic, and Aetna. She is the editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement (published 2013) and Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation (to be published June 2017).
Paul Bohm is an active angel investor and network economist with a special focus on strategic self-organizing networks and organizational design. He’s written the Dropbox LanSync protocol, designed vault storage for billion dollar digital commodities, and developed improvements to the BB84 Quantum Cryptography Protocol.
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