Our boards

Meet the people behind MATTER.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors includes senior leaders from across the healthcare industry who are dedicated to fostering collaboration and innovation to spark meaningful change.


David Ormesher

Chair of the MATTER Board, Founder, closerlook Inc.


Jeffrey S. Aronin

Chairman and CEO, Paragon Biosciences


Laura Ferris Anderson

Managing Director, Head of Multi-National Sales, Merchant Services U.S. Division, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Andrew Cittadine

Chief Operating Officer, Monopar Therapeutics


Steven Collens

CEO


Joel Farran

Executive and Organizational Advisor


Steven A. Gould, MD

Founder & Principal, The Gould Consulting Group


Steve Hamman

Healthcare Executive


Jeffrey D. Kent, MD, FACG, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, Sling Therapeutics


Stephen N. Keith

Medical Director, Syneos Health


James L. Madara, MD

CEO & Executive Vice President, American Medical Association


David Mao, PhD

Head of Corporate Strategy and Planning, HCSC


Suzet McKinney, DrPH

Principal, Director of Sterling Bay Life Sciences


Peter McNerney

Adjunct Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


Ellen A. Rudnick

Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business


Edrice L. Simmons

VP of Oncology Solid Tumors, Abbvie


Jim Sullivan

Co-founder and CEO, Vanqua


Nancy Sullivan

CEO & Managing Director, IllinoisVENTURES


Karen C. Teitelbaum

Former CEO, Sinai Chicago | Board Member | Senior Advisor


Phil Tennant

Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Oncology Business Unit, Astellas Pharma


Glen Tullman

Chief Executive Officer, Transcarent


Eric Whitaker

Chairman, TWG Partners, LLC

Advisory Board

Comprised of leaders from across the healthcare industry, our Advisory Board guides MATTER’s engagement strategy to ensure we provide opportunities for our industry partners to build innovation capacity and connect with our entrepreneurial community.


Holly Copeland

Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Impact, Horizon Therapeutics


Marco De Polo

Global Head Acceleration, Insights & Open Innovation, Roche


Thomas Kawalec

Executive Partner, Accenture Life Sciences Practice


Christopher Leggett

Lead, Global Commercial Innovation, Genmab


Nadine Lindley

Executive Director, Business Operations, Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals


Joseph Maliekal

Commercial Innovation Director, AbbVie


Francisco M. Rausa

Director, Digital Health & Innovation, AbbVie


Robert Samuel

Executive Director, Enterprise Technology Architecture and Innovation, CVS Health


Michael Senical

Executive Director, U.S. Strategy and Innovation, Astellas


Jolynn Suko

Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Parkview Health


Michael Tutty

Group Vice President, Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability, American Medical Association


Nicole Lynn Walker

Vice President, Customer Experience, Health Care Service Corporation


Jim Welch

Global Medtech Leader and Health Science and Wellness Leader for the Americas Central Region, EY


James Wieselman-Schulman

Global Design Lead, International Innovation, Evernorth

Health Systems Advisory Board

Comprised of leaders within the healthcare delivery space, our Health Systems Advisory Board helps guide MATTER’s engagement strategy to ensure we are providing opportunities for our health system partners to engage with entrepreneurs.


Craig Anderson

Director of Innovation, BayCare


Daniel Derman

Chief Innovation Executive, Northwestern Medicine


Charlotte Gabet

Director of Innovation and Advanced Simulation Lab, Parkview Health


Jason Keeler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Chicago Medical Center


Karl Kochendorfer

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Chief Health Information Officer & Associate Chief Medical Officer, UI Health


Marcelo Malakooti

Associate Chief Medical Officer of Hospital Operations and Medical Innovation and Medical Director of Lefkofsky Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Lurie Children's Hospital


Kristen Murtos

Chief Innovation & Transformation Officer, Endeavor Health

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board


Charles DeShazer, MD

Director, Clinical Products, Google


Javier Evelyn

CEO and Founder, Alerje


Cristal Gary

Chief Advocacy Officer, AMITA Health


Derek J. Robinson, MD

VP and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois


Charles Smith

CEO and Founder, CS Insurance Strategies


Nicole Walker

Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures