SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 18, 2023 – The
WiTT Group™, Inc., a company focused on solving the non-clinical challenges
cancer patients face as they go through treatment, is pleased to announce that
is has assembled a National Advisory Board to help accelerate its impact on
cancer patients. The Advisory Board
consists of industry leaders in Digital Health, Oncology, Patient Advocacy,
Pharma & Life Science, FinTech, and Nonprofits, and will help guide the
company through organizational, operational and go to market strategies.
Members of the WiTT Advisory Board include
(in alphabetical order by last name):
Lori Abrams who previously served as the Vice President of Patient Advocacy and Diversity
in Clinical Research at WCG. Prior to
that, Lori was the Director of Diversity & Patient Engagement at
Rich Bialek was most recently the CEO of Global Technology Partners, a fintech company
serving Africa. Prior to that, Rich
held leadership roles at VISA.
Courtnay Caufield is the Chief Nursing Officer at Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital and has
held nursing leadership roles at Providence Health and Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Bonnie Clipper is a former chief nurse executive with 20+ years of expertise in improving
employee engagement and the patient experience through innovation.
Heidi Floyd is a key opinion leader and influencer with 15+ years of experience in
healthcare advocacy and breast cancer activism and has served as the "voice of
the patient” for myriad organizations.
Matt Hermann is a senior
executive with 25+ years healthcare investing / strategy experience. He spent over 20 years as the Senior Managing
Director at Ascension Ventures.
Kolleen Kennedy is a senior global MedTech executive who spent 24 years
in leadership roles at Varian Medical Systems, most recently as the President
of Oncology Systems, Proton Solutions and Chief Growth Officer.
Deepak Khuntia is the SVP & Chief Medical Officer at Varian Medical Systems. He is an experienced healthcare executive in
the hospital and health care industry.
Craig Lipset was the Head of Clinical Innovation and Venture Partner at Pfizer, and is now an
advisor to technology and biopharmaceutical companies at the intersection of
research, digital solutions, and patient engagement.
Lisa Morris is the Director
of Philanthropic Services at Force Family Office and has been involved in the
non-profit and philanthropic world with various foundations.
Carla Tardif is the CEO of Family Reach, a national non-profit that is leading the charge to
remove financial barriers that stand between a cancer patient and their
treatment. She is driven to improve the
lives of Cancer patients and is a sought-after patient advocate.
"I am humbled and honored to have the
opportunity to work with such a great group of incredible people who see the
potential in what we are building. I am
excited to leverage their expertise, connections, and insight to enable us to
accelerate our vision of removing the non-clinical barriers cancer patients
face as they go through treatment," said Rahul Mahadevan, Founder and CEO of
the WiTT Group, Inc.
information on the WiTT Advisory Board and its members can be found on the
company website at www.wittforever.com.
The WiTT Group, Inc.
The WiTT Group, Inc. is focused
on solving the non-clinical challenges (financial and non-financial) patients
face as they go through treatment. The
company partners with a variety of organizations including non-profits, cancer
support groups, hospitals, providers, employers and church groups to use its WiTT Support Registry platform. WiTT’s
Support Registry platform de-stigmatizes asking for help by combining the
personalized needs of a patient with the simplicity of a wedding registry and
leveraging a financial tool to facilitate payments, thereby making it easy for
a patient to ask, but more importantly, making their needs visible to those
that want to help. This not only makes it easy for a patient to ask for
support, but it also makes it easy for those that want to support a patient to
know exactly what they can do to help. WiTT's
initial focus is on cancer care, but the platform can be used for all chronic
diseases. More information on the WiTT
Group can be found at www.wittforever.com. You can also follow The WiTT Group on
Facebook and Instagram at @wittforever, LinkedIn and @WiTTSupportTeam on