Who we are

Meet the people behind MATTER.


We’re a team of restless innovators working to change healthcare. We believe rapid technology advances hold the keys to better health and healthcare. We’re ambitious, entrepreneurial, and optimistic. We’re here to change lives. If that sounds like you, check out our open positions.

Steven Collens


Joe Rizk

VP, Strategic Partnerships

Michael Williams

Venture Acceleration Dire...

Arun Bhatia

Senior Program Director

Peter Strandquist

Service Delivery Director

Monica Vajani

Partnerships Director

Rachel Lund

Partnerships Manager

Carrie Hill

Executive Assistant

Liz Kennedy

Marketing Manager

Caitlin Kryl

Marketing Associate

Priyanca Kotwal

Program Associate

Noelle Sales-Griffin

Service Delivery Associate

Casey Sheridan

Events Associate

Alejandra Fernandez

Marketing Coordinator

Courtney Zhu

Program Coordinator

Daniel Wexler

Program Coordinator

Erika Marks

Events Coordinator

Gil Bolster

Service Delivery Coordinator

Nick Morales

Service Delivery Coordinator

Pete Albertson

Web Developer

Patrick Flavin


David Johnson


Maryam Saleh, PhD


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.

Jeffrey S. Aronin

Co-Chairman of the MATTER...

Timothy P. Walbert

Co-Chairman of the MATTER...

Laura Ferris Anderson

Chief of Staff, Office of...

Andrew Cittadine

President & CEO, Diagnost...

Steven Collens


Thomas J. DeRosa

CEO, Welltower

Steven A. Gould, MD

Founder & Principal, The ...

James L. Madara, MD

CEO & Executive Vice Pres...

Peter McNerney

Founder & Senior Advisor,...

James O'Connor, Jr.

Global Head of Venture Ca...

David Ormesher

Founder & CEO, closerlook...

Sheli Z. Rosenberg

Principal, Roselin Invest...

Ellen A. Rudnick

Clinical Professor of Ent...

Kevin Schoeplein

CEO, OSF Healthcare System

David Schonthal

Professor of Entrepreneur...

Ramona Sequeira

President, United States ...

Rishi Shah

Managing Partner, JumpSta...

Jeffrey R. Stewart

President, U.S. Commercia...

Jim Sullivan

Vice President, Discovery...

Nancy Sullivan

CEO & Managing Director, ...

Glen Tullman

Chairman and CEO, Livongo...

Manika Turnbull

Vice President, Community...

Eric Whitaker

Chairman, TWG Partners, LLC

Advisory Board

Comprised of leaders from across the healthcare industry, our advisory board guides MATTER’s program strategy and helps build bridges between industry and entrepreneurs.

Meg Barron

Digital Health Strategy D...

Holly Copeland

Director of Public Affair...

Jerry R. DeVault

Global Client Service Par...

Robert Jennetten

Director of Innovation Pa...

Lindsey Karberg

Vice President of Digital...

Thomas Kawalec

Managing Director, Accen...

Christopher Leggett

Director, Commercial Inno...

Addison McGuffin

Business Technology Innov...

Carlos Noronha

Director - Customer and P...

Nicole Paulk

Senior Vice President of ...

Francisco M. Rausa

Senior Principal Research...

David Roman

Vice President of Strateg...

Kevin Tyler

Vice President of Investm...

James Wieselman-Schulman

Senior Consultant & Produ...

Health Systems Advisory Board

Our health systems advisory board helps build bridges between the world’s top health systems and entrepreneurs.

Craig Anderson

Director of Innovation, B...

Becky Buchen

OSF HealthCare

Daniel Derman

Senior Vice President of ...

Jason Keeler

Executive Vice President ...

Karl Kochendorfer

Assistant Vice Chancellor...

Marcelo Malakooti

Medical Director, Lefkofs...

John Pigott

Chief Innovations Officer...

Scott Powder

Chief Strategy Officer, A...