Cohere (verb): To hold together firmly; to become united in principles.

No one wakes up and says, “I’d like to make this process more complicated and inefficient.” No one thinks that working in silos builds trust or makes the process better. And absolutely no one wants to waste $90 billion*. The healthcare system just isn’t working like it should.

*JAMA “Waste in the Healthcare System”, 2019

Cohere (verb): To hold together firmly; to become united in principles.

No one wakes up and says, “I’d like to make this process more complicated and inefficient.” No one thinks that working in silos builds trust or makes the process better. And absolutely no one wants to waste $90 billion*. The healthcare system just isn’t working like it should.

*JAMA “Waste in the Healthcare System”, 2019

Enough is enough. We’re taking a stand against complexity and frustration, starting with a very simple premise: every patient deserves to know where they’re going, every physician should feel supported in their decisions, and every health plan should be able to deliver better outcomes for their members.

For every physician, every patient and every journey, health is here.

Enough is enough. We’re taking a stand against complexity and frustration, starting with a very simple premise: every patient deserves to know where they’re going, every physician should feel supported in their decisions, and every health plan should be able to deliver better outcomes for their members.

For every physician, every patient and every journey, health is here.

Leadership

Prior to co-founding Cohere Health, Siva was a founding partner of SCIO Health Analytics which served over fifty Fortune 500 clients. Siva’s experience also includes serving as SVP, Chief Revenue Officer at MphasiS, SVP, Payer Services at Dell, and Senior Software Engineer at Intel.

Siva received his bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli. He holds a master’s in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

CEO & Board Member

As COO of the mental healthcare company Mindstrong and as Executive Vice President at Iora Health, Duncan led the rapid expansion for these disruptive businesses. At Iora specifically, Duncan oversaw patient growth, provider satisfaction and operating metrics for thirty-four practices in eight states.

Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Co-Founder & COO

Gina has nearly ten years of product management experience in the healthcare technology space with roles including Director of Product Management for Haven, VP of Product at Kyruus and product management roles at Verily Life Sciences and Castlight.

Gina earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chief Product Officer

After practicing orthopedic surgery for over twenty-five years, Dr. Brian Covino has joined Cohere as a Medical Director. During his time as a surgeon, Dr. Covino worked at Mercy Medical Center and Parkwest Hospital in Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s from Harvard University as well as an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Covino received his surgical training at the University of Virginia Graduate School of Medical Education.

Medical Director, MSK (Musculoskeletal)

A technology leader in the healthcare and life sciences spaces, Niall most recently acted as Chief Technology Officer for Genospace, a cloud-based software company focused on delivering personalized medicine. Niall was a member of the founding team at Genospace which was acquired by Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA. Niall also held software engineering positions at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Fidelity Investments.

Niall earned a B.S. in Electronics and Computers from National University of Ireland, Galway and attended the Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced operations leader, Malissa served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Circulation, an innovative supplier of non-emergency medical transportation which was acquired by LogistiCare in 2018. She has also held senior positions at CareCentrix, JPMorgan Chase, Medco and Express Scripts.

Malissa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University.

VP, Service Operations

A seasoned leader in human resources, Lorrie worked as a Vice President of People for Yaymaker and a Director, Human Resources at TripAdvisor. She holds certifications as a Professional Coach and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Lorrie earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from St. John Fisher College and is certified in Human Resources Management from Bentley University. 

Director of People
Kristen acted as a Senior Director of Finance and Accounting at TripAdvisor where she drove value creation across multiple business units. Kristen’s experience also includes serving as Manager of Financial Analysis for the Tribune Company and Senior Auditor at Crowe Horwath LLP.

Kristen holds a B.S. as well as an M.B.A in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

Head of Finance

Matt has wide-ranging experience as a technology-focused executive. Prior to joining Cohere, Matt was Executive Vice President of Network at Circulation, one of the largest managers of non-emergency medical transportation which was acquired by LogistiCare. Matt’s previous experience also includes leading partnerships at Boston Children’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator. Matt was a Healthcare Industry Scholar for Flare Capital Partners. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Boston College.

Head of Clinical Content and Provider Relations

Leadership

Prior to co-founding Cohere Health, Siva was a founding partner of SCIO Health Analytics which served over fifty Fortune 500 clients. Siva’s experience also includes serving as SVP, Chief Revenue Officer at MphasiS, SVP, Payer Services at Dell, and Senior Software Engineer at Intel.

Siva received his bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli. He holds a master’s in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

CEO & Board Member

As COO of the mental healthcare company Mindstrong and as Executive Vice President at Iora Health, Duncan led the rapid expansion for these disruptive businesses. At Iora specifically, Duncan oversaw patient growth, provider satisfaction and operating metrics for thirty-four practices in eight states.

Duncan holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Co-Founder & COO

Gina has nearly ten years of product management experience in the healthcare technology space with roles including Director of Product Management for Haven, VP of Product at Kyruus and product management roles at Verily Life Sciences and Castlight.

Gina earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chief Product Officer

After practicing orthopedic surgery for over twenty-five years, Dr. Brian Covino has joined Cohere as a Medical Director. During his time as a surgeon, Dr. Covino worked at Mercy Medical Center and Parkwest Hospital in Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s from Harvard University as well as an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Covino received his surgical training at the University of Virginia Graduate School of Medical Education.

Medical Director, MSK (Musculoskeletal)

A technology leader in the healthcare and life sciences spaces, Niall most recently acted as Chief Technology Officer for Genospace, a cloud-based software company focused on delivering personalized medicine. Niall was a member of the founding team at Genospace which was acquired by Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA. Niall also held software engineering positions at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Fidelity Investments.

Niall earned a B.S. in Electronics and Computers from National University of Ireland, Galway and attended the Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced operations leader, Malissa served as Senior Vice President of Operations at Circulation, an innovative supplier of non-emergency medical transportation which was acquired by LogistiCare in 2018. She has also held senior positions at CareCentrix, JPMorgan Chase, Medco and Express Scripts.

Malissa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University.

VP, Service Operations

A seasoned leader in human resources, Lorrie worked as a Vice President of People for Yaymaker and a Director, Human Resources at TripAdvisor. She holds certifications as a Professional Coach and a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Lorrie earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from St. John Fisher College and is certified in Human Resources Management from Bentley University. 

Director of People
Kristen acted as a Senior Director of Finance and Accounting at TripAdvisor where she drove value creation across multiple business units. Kristen’s experience also includes serving as Manager of Financial Analysis for the Tribune Company and Senior Auditor at Crowe Horwath LLP.

Kristen holds a B.S. as well as an M.B.A in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

Head of Finance

Matt has wide-ranging experience as a technology-focused executive. Prior to joining Cohere, Matt was Executive Vice President of Network at Circulation, one of the largest managers of non-emergency medical transportation which was acquired by LogistiCare. Matt’s previous experience also includes leading partnerships at Boston Children’s Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator. Matt was a Healthcare Industry Scholar for Flare Capital Partners. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Boston College.

Head of Clinical Content and Provider Relations

Board of Directors

Dr. Gary Gottlieb most recently served as CEO of Partners in Health. From 2010 until 2015, he served as president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, the parent of the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Gottlieb is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He served as president of Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, as president of North Shore Medical Center, and as chairman of Partners Psychiatry. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, he earned an M.B.A with distinction in health care administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Gottlieb is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Chairman of the Board
  • Former CEO of Partners HealthCare (now MassGeneral Brigham)

Michael was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners, and earlier in his career was with Polaris Partners, as well as held positions at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co.

Current and prior board seats include Aspen RxHealth, BlueTarp Financial, Circulation, Cohere Health, Explorys, Functional Neuromodulation, HealthVerity, higi, Iora Health, MicroCHIPS, Nuvesse, PolyRemedy, Predictive Biosciences, Predilytics, T2 Biosystems, TARIS Biomedical, VidSys and Welltok (observer). Additionally, Michael served on the board of International Data Group, the founding partner of IDG Capital, a leading venture capital fund in China and other important innovation centers in Asia, and is on the board of The Forsyth Institute, the leading Harvard-affiliated oral health research organization.

Board Member
  • General Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Dr. Shrank began his career as a practicing physician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Shrank served as Director, Research and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation Group, for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Shrank was Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Chief Medical Officer of Provider Innovation at CVS Health.

Prior to joining Humana, Dr. Shrank served as Chief Medical Officer, Insurance Services Division at  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Dr. Shrank received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, He received a master of science degree in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

Board Member
  • Chief Medical Officer, Humana

Lynne Chou O’Keefe is the Founder and Managing Partner of Define Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in digital health companies redefining healthcare that will change all our lives. Lynne’s experience includes both healthcare operating, investing, and finance roles. Previously, she was a Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins focused on digital health and connected devices early stage investing. She worked with many portfolio companies, such as Livongo Health (NASDAQ: LVGO), Lumeris, and Oculeve (Acquired by Allergan). Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Lynne worked at Abbott Vascular and Guidant in multiple roles launching over ten product families in the US and internationally. Lynne was responsible for building the global commercial strategy and therapy development as well as playing a key role in the clinical, reimbursement, and operational strategy for these therapies. Earlier in her career, Lynne worked at Apax Partners with a focus on software venture capital investing. In addition, Lynne worked at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and worked on multiple multi-billion dollar acquisitions and sell side transactions in various industries. Lynne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Board Observer
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Define Ventures

Board of Directors

Dr. Gary Gottlieb most recently served as CEO of Partners in Health. From 2010 until 2015, he served as president and CEO of Partners HealthCare, the parent of the Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals. Dr. Gottlieb is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He served as president of Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, as president of North Shore Medical Center, and as chairman of Partners Psychiatry. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, he earned an M.B.A with distinction in health care administration from the Wharton Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Gottlieb is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Chairman of the Board
  • Former CEO of Partners HealthCare (now MassGeneral Brigham)

Michael was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners, and earlier in his career was with Polaris Partners, as well as held positions at Wasserstein Perella & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co.

Current and prior board seats include Aspen RxHealth, BlueTarp Financial, Circulation, Cohere Health, Explorys, Functional Neuromodulation, HealthVerity, higi, Iora Health, MicroCHIPS, Nuvesse, PolyRemedy, Predictive Biosciences, Predilytics, T2 Biosystems, TARIS Biomedical, VidSys and Welltok (observer). Additionally, Michael served on the board of International Data Group, the founding partner of IDG Capital, a leading venture capital fund in China and other important innovation centers in Asia, and is on the board of The Forsyth Institute, the leading Harvard-affiliated oral health research organization.

Board Member
  • General Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Dr. Shrank began his career as a practicing physician with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Shrank served as Director, Research and Rapid-Cycle Evaluation Group, for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). From 2013 to 2016, Dr. Shrank was Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Chief Medical Officer of Provider Innovation at CVS Health.

Prior to joining Humana, Dr. Shrank served as Chief Medical Officer, Insurance Services Division at  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Dr. Shrank received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, He received a master of science degree in health services from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

Board Member
  • Chief Medical Officer, Humana

Lynne Chou O’Keefe is the Founder and Managing Partner of Define Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on investing in digital health companies redefining healthcare that will change all our lives. Lynne’s experience includes both healthcare operating, investing, and finance roles. Previously, she was a Senior Partner at Kleiner Perkins focused on digital health and connected devices early stage investing. She worked with many portfolio companies, such as Livongo Health (NASDAQ: LVGO), Lumeris, and Oculeve (Acquired by Allergan). Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Lynne worked at Abbott Vascular and Guidant in multiple roles launching over ten product families in the US and internationally. Lynne was responsible for building the global commercial strategy and therapy development as well as playing a key role in the clinical, reimbursement, and operational strategy for these therapies. Earlier in her career, Lynne worked at Apax Partners with a focus on software venture capital investing. In addition, Lynne worked at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers and Acquisitions group and worked on multiple multi-billion dollar acquisitions and sell side transactions in various industries. Lynne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Board Observer
  • Founder and Managing Partner, Define Ventures

Medical Advisory Board

Adrian Thomas, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Akhilesh Sastry, M.D.

Orthopedic Joint Surgery

Vijay Yanamadala, MD, MBA

Neurological Surgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations: Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital-Nashua

  • Hospital For Special Surgery (previous)

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

  • Affiliations: Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Portsmouth Regional Hospital (HCA Hospital)

  • Director of Robotics Surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

  • MAKO robotic surgery

  • Harvard Medical School

  • Affiliations: Director, Center for Surgical Optimization (CSO) at Montefiore

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Medical Advisory Board

Adrian Thomas, M.D.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Affiliations: Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital-Nashua

  • Hospital For Special Surgery (previous)

Akhilesh Sastry, M.D.

Orthopedic Joint Surgery
  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

  • Affiliations: Atlantic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Portsmouth Regional Hospital (HCA Hospital)

  • Director of Robotics Surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

  • MAKO robotic surgery

Vijay Yanamadala, MD, MBA

Neurological Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School

  • Affiliations: Director, Center for Surgical Optimization (CSO) at Montefiore

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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