Team

Malay Gandhi Managing Director - SF

Malay Gandhi Managing Director - SF

Malay serves as Rock Health’s Managing Director, leading the organization and working closely with portfolio companies. He joined Rock Health in 2012 after nearly eight years with Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice. Malay earned a Masters concentrated in Health Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from West Virginia University. His work in digital health has been cited in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, CNBC, USA Today, Inc. and KQED.

 

Halle Tecco Managing Director - NYC

Halle Tecco Managing Director - NYC

Halle is a Founder at Rock Health and currently serves as Managing Director in NYC, strengthening Rock Health’s national presence. 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.″

 

Nate Gross, MD Medical Director

Nate Gross, MD Medical Director

Nate is a Founder at Rock Health, and currently 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

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.

 

Emily King Office Manager

Emily King Office Manager

Emily manages the office operations at Rock Health. She has a fascination with entrepreneurship and a zeal for supporting interesting people. Emily holds a B.A. in Business from the University of Southern California.

 

Caitlyn Krebs Executive in Residence

Caitlyn Krebs Executive in Residence

Caitlyn supports Rock Health entrepreneurs with business development, leveraging more than a dozen years in the biotech industry, where she helped companies build successful businesses to improve the lives of patients. Previously, Caitlyn led BD at Rock Health and 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.

 

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.

 

Jeff Engler Entrepreneur in Residence - Boston

Jeff Engler Entrepreneur in Residence - Boston

Jeff advises entrepreneurs on product development and business strategy. He is co-founder at Podimetrics, a medical device startup and Rock Health portfolio member. Previously Jeff worked at MatchLend, Unitus, and Lehman Brothers. He has a BA in history from Columbia College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Richard Ludlow Entrepreneur in Residence

Richard Ludlow Entrepreneur in Residence

Richard reunites with Rock Health after supporting the inaugural class as an EIR in 2011. As an entrepreneur, he founded Academic Earth and co-founded AltSchool. At Stanford Hospital, he worked as Manager of Strategy and Innovation. Richard holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

 
 

Madeleine Englis Marketing Fellow

Madeleine Englis Marketing Fellow

Madeleine is passionate about the intersection of emerging tech and healthcare. After graduating from Vanderbilt with a B.S., she began her career as a hospital consultant. She then leveraged her healthcare knowledge within the media space, building her social media, public relations, and advertising skills at a variety of agencies.

 

Charu Raghu MBA Fellow

Charu Raghu MBA Fellow

Charu is a current MBA/MPH student at Yale University. Prior to enrolling in school, she worked as a hospital revenue capture consultant in San Francisco. She also holds a BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley. This past summer she worked for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Patient Engagement Technology team, and is particularly interested in digital health innovations within clinical settings.

 

Lauren DeVos Strategy Fellow

Lauren DeVos Strategy Fellow

Lauren is a current student in the dual MBA/MPH program at UC Berkeley. Most recently, she worked at Fletcher Spaght, a healthcare and technology consulting and venture capital firm in Boston. She graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Biology and a BA in Economics.

 

Priyanka Agarwal Rock Health Angels

Priyanka Agarwal Rock Health Angels

Priyanka manages the Rock Health Angels program, 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 
 

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.