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 The New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC, NPR, USA Today, Inc. and The Information.

 

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 and supports portfolio companies. 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 Program Associate

Emily King Program Associate

Emily supports Rock Health’s events and education. 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.

 

Lauren White Senior Communications Manager

Lauren White Senior Communications Manager

Lauren manages PR, communications and speaking engagements for Rock Health and its portfolio companies. She has a decade of experience devising and executing communications campaigns for a diverse array of organizations, ranging from global tech companies to arts nonprofits. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC with a BA in Public Communications and International Studies.

 

Katie Dahl Office Manager

Katie Dahl Office Manager

Katie manages Rock Health operations, and keeps the office running on track. Her past work includes biological research and laboratory education, as well as office administration at a radiology practice. She holds a BS in Biology from Claremont McKenna College, and is passionate about transforming the field of health care.

 

Charu Raghu Special Projects Associate

Charu Raghu Special Projects Associate

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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Patient Engagement Technology team, and is particularly interested in digital health innovations within clinical settings.

 

Jennifer Liao Partnerships Manager

Jennifer Liao Partnerships Manager

Jennifer supports business development and partnerships at Rock Health. Previously, Jennifer researched ALS in a molecular biochemistry lab at Columbia University, and ran business development for Pawprint, an electronic health record for pets. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Biological Basis of Behavior, with a minor in Healthcare Management.

 
 

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.

 

Carlos Rodriguez Research Fellow

Carlos Rodriguez Research Fellow

Carlos supports Rock Health’s research efforts. Previously, as a strategy consultant, he advised pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies on global commercialization issues. Carlos earned his AB in economics from Princeton University in 2009 and will be pursuing an MBA from Harvard Business School in fall 2015.

 

Danielle McGuinness Marketing Fellow

Danielle McGuinness Marketing Fellow

Danielle supports the communications team and marketing endeavors at Rock Health. Her previous experience ranges from laboratory research to community health outreach in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. She is currently pursuing a B.A. in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and plans to continue her education in physical therapy. Danielle is particularly interested in exploring technology’s impact on rehabilitation medicine and direct patient care.

 

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 Director

Linda Avey Director

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.

 

Bridget Duffy, MD Director

Bridget Duffy, MD Director

Bridget serves on Rock Health’s Board of Directors. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of Vocera Communications. Previously, she was the co-founder and CEO at ExperiaHealth, which was acquired by Vocera. Dr. Duffy also served as Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic—the first senior position of its kind in the nation—leading the institution in improving patient experience.

 

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.