Team

Halle Tecco Co-founder and CEO

Halle Tecco Co-founder and CEO

Halle is responsible for building partnerships and overseeing Rock Health’s strategic direction. She previously worked in finance and BD roles for Intel and Apple. She earned a BS at Case Western Reserve University and an MBA at Harvard Business School. Halle was named one of CNN’s “12 Entrepreneurs Reinventing Healthcare” and Forbes “30 under 30.″

 

Malay Gandhi Chief Strategy Officer

Malay Gandhi Chief Strategy Officer

Malay works with Rock Health startups to design sustainable business models and leads all research efforts at Rock Health. He was previously with Deloitte Consulting, where he worked with leading payers and global pharma companies on growth issues. Malay earned a Masters concentrated in Health Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from West Virginia University.

 

Nate Gross, MD Co-Founder and Medical Director

Nate Gross, MD Co-Founder and Medical Director

Nate is a developer & designer, and serves as Rock Health’s Medical Director. Passionate about breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship and communication in healthcare, Nate loves working with great people and ideas at the intersection of medicine, policy and technology. He is a graduate of the Emory University School of Medicine and Harvard Business School.

 

Caitlyn Krebs VP of Business Development

Caitlyn Krebs VP of Business Development

Caitlyn leads business development at Rock Health and has spent more than a dozen years in the biotech industry, helping companies build successful businesses so they can improve the lives of patients. Previously, Caitlyn worked in BD roles at both Tethys Bioscience and Entelos, where she brokered strategic partnerships across corporate, government, and medical organizations. She helped build BayBio, the trade association for the biotech industry in Northern California and holds a BS in biology from Brown University.

 

Mitchell Mom Venture Associate

Mitchell Mom Venture Associate

Mitchell manages deal flow for Rock Health and connects digital health entrepreneurs and companies to Rock Health resources, including its expert network. Before joining Rock Health, he was a product manager at eHealth, where he helped redesign a health insurance marketplace. He matriculated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Architectural Design and is passionate about the intersection between products, design, and health.

 

Mollie McDowell Marketing Manager

Mollie McDowell Marketing Manager

Mollie leads marketing and communications at Rock Health. Her previous work includes refugee resettlement at the International Rescue Committee and casework at The Suitcase Clinic. She graduated with highest honors from UC Berkeley — double majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies and Studio Art – with a concentration in maternal health.

 
 

Mara Perman Program Manager

Mara Perman Program Manager

Mara creates educational opportunities for Rock Health and the greater digital health community. Prior to joining the Rock Health team, she worked on the Organizational Learning and Support team at Peer Health Exchange. Mara holds a BA in Government and Global Health from Cornell University.

 

Luke Griffin Operations Associate

Luke Griffin Operations Associate

Luke runs operations and logistics for Rock Health, helping to maintain a happy and healthy work environment. Before joining the team, he worked on public health projects in Tanzania and at the University of Southern California, where he earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.

 

Teresa Wang Strategy Manager

Teresa Wang Strategy Manager

Teresa supports the Rock Health portfolio companies across a wide range of strategic capabilities and contributes to all research efforts. Prior to joining Rock Health, she worked at Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst covering not-for-profit healthcare systems. Teresa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in the Vagelos Life Science and Management program with a B.A. in Biology and B.S. in Economics, with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

 

Sonia Havele Research Associate

Sonia Havele Research Associate

Sonia supports portfolio companies and research at Rock Health. With a passion for medical anthropology and background in health journalism, she is fascinated by the capacity of digital health technology to transform modern medicine and is thrilled to be engaging with this field at Rock Health.  She holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University.

 

Ryan Pierce Entrepreneur in Residence

Ryan Pierce Entrepreneur in Residence

Ryan advises entrepreneurs on strategy, funding, and product design, leveraging experience at De Novo Ventures and several medtech companies. An inventor on over 20 issued US patents, he has designed FDA-cleared devices to treat stroke and sleep apnea. Ryan teaches Medical Device Innovation at Stanford, and earned degrees at MIT, Stanford, and Harvard Business School.

 

Raj Gokal Entrepreneur in Residence

Raj Gokal Entrepreneur in Residence

Raj advises entrepreneurs on business models, product research and design, fundraising, and recruiting, leveraging his experience as CEO and Chief of Product at Sano, a VC-backed health monitoring product company, and as an investor at General Catalyst Partners, a venture firm in Boston. Raj is a developer and designer by trade, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

 
 

Clare Wylie Alumni Coordinator

Clare Wylie Alumni Coordinator

Clare was Rock Health’s second employee, starting as an intern and eventually leading our Health Innovation Summit and other strategic programming. She currently works at Better, and continues to stay involved by planning social events for our portfolio companies. She graduated with honors from Santa Clara University double majoring in Public Health and Psychology. Her past work includes studying health systems while living in Copenhagen and working at The Center for Applied Ethics and Advocacy in Health Care.

 

Ana Duffy Bookkeeper

Ana Duffy Bookkeeper

Ana manages the bookkeeping and accounting functions at Rock Health. Her previous work includes Finance and Accounting Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Controller at JustAnswer (Pearl.com). She graduated from the University of San Francisco with a bachelors in accounting and a Masters in Finance from Golden Gate University.

 

Priyanka Agarwal Medical Strategist

Priyanka Agarwal Medical Strategist

Priyanka creates collaborations between the broader medical community and Rock Health. She currently directs Rock Health Angels, an angel investing community for physicians and other medical professionals. She is also a practicing physician of internal medicine at UCSF. Priyanka earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Kristen Bova Research Fellow

Kristen Bova Research Fellow

Kristen Bova has over five years of experience working in healthcare and health technology. Kristen has an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University and is expecting her MBA and MPH degrees from UC Berkeley in December 2014.

 

Sheila Shah Research Fellow

Sheila Shah Research Fellow

Sheila holds a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in Economics and Political Science and is completing her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management.

 

Linda Avey Board Member

Linda Avey Board Member

Linda is a founding Board Member of Rock Health. She’s also the co-founder and CEO of Curious, Inc., and previously co-founded 23andMe.

 
 

Michael Esquivel Legal Counsel

Michael Esquivel Legal Counsel

Michael serves as legal counsel for Rock Health and our portfolio. He’s a partner at Fenwick & West where he works with technology and emerging growth companies including Facebook, GoPro, Dropbox, and HealthTap. Michael holds a BA from Stanford University and JD from Columbia University School of Law.