Co-Founder & CEO
Halle is responsible for building partnerships and overseeing Rock Health’s strategic direction. She previously worked for Intel and Apple, and founded YogaBear.org. 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″.
Sarah is Rock Health’s operational lead. She oversees daily business operations and directs the Rock Health incubator. Sarah previously worked at Sutter Health managing hospital quality and safety initiatives, and she was also the second employee at a VC-backed medical technology start up in Palo Alto. Sarah earned her BA from Stanford University and MPH from Columbia University.
Chief Strategy Officer
Malay works with Rock Health startups to design sustainable business models and leads the earned income and proprietary research efforts at Rock Health. He previously worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he advised leading payers and global pharma companies on growth. Malay earned a Masters in Health Policy from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.S. from West Virginia University.
Nate Gross, MD
Co-Founder & 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 health care, 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.
Director of Business Development & Partnerships
Dana manages strategic partnerships and sponsorships across the Rock Health incubator, events and research. Prior to Rock Health, Dana led user acquisition, engagement, marketing and PR at HealthTap and was a consultant at Easton Associates, a boutique healthcare strategy consulting firm in New York. Dana has a BS in Biology from Duke University.
Clare creates educational opportunities for Rock Health and the greater digital health community. 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.
Marketing & Media
Amy leads research, social media, and marketing at Rock Health. Previously, she worked for the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health, and was in charge of fundraising at a non-profit that led international training trips for physicians in Mongolia and China. She has a BA in sociology from Northwestern.
Vanessa manages XX in Health, a female leadership initiative. Previously, Vanessa worked in product commercialization for a pharmaceutical consulting firm and consulted on program strategy and operations for public health and nonprofit programs in the US, Mozambique, Argentina and Brazil. Vanessa has a BA in psychology from Yale University and a MPH from Columbia University.
Michael serves as legal counsel for Rock Health and its startups. He’s the premier digital health lawyer, started the Life Sciences Legal Insights blog, and is a partner at Fenwick & West where he works with technology and emerging growth companies including Facebook, Pinterest, Dropbox, and HealthTap. Michael holds a BA from Stanford University and JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Zach’s background includes engineering, anthropology, healthcare, business, and product development. He has a degree in engineering from MIT, a masters from Harvard, and was a biodesign innovation fellow at Stanford.
Events and Incubator Intern
Paul supports operations, events, and marketing at Rock Health. He is excited to work at the intersection of healthcare and technology and helping involve medical students and professionals in the emerging field of Digital Health. Paul has a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University.
Deborah Pascoe, PhD
Entrepreneur in Residence
Deborah focuses on solving complex cross-disciplinary problems and developing people and ideas. She most recently led Operations at 23andMe and held leadership roles in drug development and manufacturing technology at Genentech. Deborah holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Priyanka Agarwal, MD
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.
Max develops and manages partnerships with foundations who support Rock Health’s mission of making meaningful change in healthcare. Previous experience includes non-profit development, public health research, and senior living. He has a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Erica is a young adult survivor passionate about health+technology, concert harp, and innovation in healthcare delivery. Erica supports the digital health eco-system by powering the next generation of health entrepreneurs. She also supports the venture eco-system at SVB Analytics, providing strategic advisory services to corporate venture organizations and valuation services, with a focus on Health IT.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Michael is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He was formerly the Vice President of Engineering at Twitter, led software and services development for Palm’s webOS platform, was general manager of .NET Online Services at Microsoft, and co-founded Passenger Inc. and Composite Software. He has extensive experience in building technically challenging web apps and services.
Linda co-founded personal genetics company 23andMe, named TIME magazine’s Invention of the Year and the World Economic Forum’s Tech Pioneer in 2008. Her career, spanning 25+ years in the biotech/pharma industry, highlighted the need for dramatically innovative strategies in disease research and prevention.
Geoff serves as a mentor and adviser to numerous startups in software technology and healthcare IT. An entrepreneur and engineer, Geoff was previously founder and CTO of Health Hero Network (acquired by Robert Bosch Healthcare) and a senior engineer at Apple.
Ron is the Founder & CEO of HealthTap, and formerly founder and CEO of Wellsphere (acquired by HealthCentral). Ron is the Curator of TEDx Silicon Valley, an advisor to early and late stage technology and health companies, and an angel investor focusing on early stage technology startups. He has his MBA from Stanford GSB.
Daniel Kraft, MD
Daniel is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of clinical, research and innovation experience. Daniel is Executive Director for FutureMed & chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University. Daniel has multiple inventions, including the MarrowMiner, and is founder of RegenMed Systems and IntelliMedicine.
Michael Matly, MD
Montreux Equity Partners
Michael is an Investment Principal at Montreux Equity Partners. Previously, he led Business Development and New Ventures at the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation where he led the creation of internally incubated ventures and external partnerships with Fortune 50 companies and cutting-edge start-ups. He has an MD from Mayo Clinic and MBA from Harvard Business School.
MIT Media Lab
Frank heads the New Media Medicine group at the MIT Media Lab and is co-founder of Bluefin Labs. He was Director of the MIT Media Lab from 2006- 2011, CEO and chairman of Tivoli Systems, and co-founded several other companies including Stellar Computer, Bowstreet, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals. Moss holds a PhD from MIT in Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Eric is the creator of the Lean Startup methodology and the author of the popular entrepreneurship blog Startup Lessons Learned. He previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU. In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech and in 2009 he was honored with a Engineering TechFellow award.
Aenor Sawyer, MD
Dr. Sawyer is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at UCSF and Associate Director of Digital Health in Biomedical Informatics at the Clinical & Translational Science Institute where she co-directs the UCSF T1 Catalyst Digital Health Grants program. Dr. Sawyer is also co-Founder of Trinity, a web-based collaboration technology for Virtual Tumor Board and Multidisciplinary Management of complex patients.