Adam leads development of the web app and is an expert at deploying information technology. Prior to SIRUM, he was a health care consultant at McKinsey & Company. Adam received his bachelors and masters from Stanford, and is on indefinite leave from Harvard Business School.
Amy leads SIRUM‘s clinic recruitment and retention efforts. Previously, Amy worked as a Stanford Tom Ford Fellow at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a venture philanthropy firm that invests in early-stage, high-impact social entrepreneurs. Amy received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford.
Kojo Worai Osei
Kojo helps the SIRUM team with internal operations such as responding to donor requests. He is a current junior at Stanford University majoring in Mathematical and Computational Science and is passionate about leveraging current technology for social impact. His current tasks include managing web widgets and data analysis.
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Jim Bildner is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership and Hauser Center Institute for Nonprofit Organizations. His work focuses on strategies to increase the capacity of foundations, non-profits and social enterprises to solve complex societal problems such as systemic poverty, access to healthcare, social justice and community development. In his board service, Mr. Bildner serves on the Investment Committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $5.5B and serves as a member of 10 finance, investment and/or audit committees of these boards.
Michelle Branch, JD, PhD, also serves as an Acting Assistant Professor in New York University’s Lawyering Program, where she teaches the art and science of legal practice. In prior years, Michelle counseled Google as an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and served as interim General Counsel of the Founders Fund venture capital firm in San Francisco. A strong advocate for public service, Michelle has served as an executive board member with each of City Slicker Farms, the La Cocina kitchen incubator, and the Junior League of San Francisco.
Geraldine is a strategy consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area, and advises companies ranging from start-ups to international pharmaceutical groups within the biotechnology space. She holds a PhD in molecular biology from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France, and started her career as an academic researcher in neuroscience at Stanford University. As a professional in the biomedical field, she’s had a long-lasting interest in healthcare, and joined SIRUM as a volunteer in 2008. She strongly believes that all Americans should have access to quality healthcare, and that SIRUM provides an innovative solution working towards that goal.
Vishal Saluja is the the Founder and Managing Director of Endurant Capital Management, a healthcare focused fund in the SF Bay Area. Prior to Endurant, Vishal started and managed the Seligman Health Spectrum fund for nine years, and was a partner at Seligman at the time of it’s acquisition by Ameriprise Financial. Vishal was a management consultant in the San Francisco and New York offices of Mckinsey before starting his tenure in investment management.
Vishal is a graduate of the Stanford GSB and the University of Pennsylvania M&T Program. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, classical music, and travel.
Sam Samad joined Cardinal Health in November of 2007 and was promoted shortly afterwards to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Pharmaceutical Segment. Sam was appointed as Corporate Treasurer for Cardinal Health in February of 2012. He currently has responsibility for treasury, credit and collections and tax in addition to his direct responsibility for the finance organization of Cardinal Health’s China business. Prior to Cardinal Health, Sam was with Eli Lilly and Company where he spent 12 years in various international leadership roles in finance and in the business. His last position with Lilly prior to joining Cardinal Health was as Chief Financial Officer of Eli Lilly Canada. In addition to Sam’s responsibilities at Cardinal Health, he is treasurer and a board member for the Cardinal Health Foundation.
Rebecca Turner has been a licensed nursing home administrator for over 20 years. She has been an active member of the California Association of Health Facilities at the state and local level, and received the CAHF Distinguished Service Award in 2006. She has a passion to ensure that residents in long-term care facilities receive a standard of care that would be acceptable to all.
Paul Duranczyk has been a licensed nursing home administrator for almost 30 years. In addition to serving as the Senior Administrator of Creekside Rehabilitation & Behavioral Health in Santa Rosa, California, he is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Administrators. He has also served in numerous other leadership positions within healthcare, including within the California Association of Long Term Medicine and the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board.
Emeritus, Director of Product Operations at Door Dash
Andrew Ladd is the Director of Product Operations at DoorDash, a last-mile logistics technology company. Previously, Andrew was a product manager at Lark Technologies, a wearable health technology startup, and a researcher at Stanford University and Genentech. Andrew graduated from Stanford with a degree in Chemistry and was a Mayfield Fellow.
Dr. Lofholm, PharmD, FACA, is also President of Ross Valley Pharmacy, Larkspur, California and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of the Pacific. A Fellow in the American College of Apothecaries, he also serves as the Director of Clinical Affairs for the organization’s new American College of Hospice and Pain Pharmacy. Dr. Lofholm has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmacy field and has served on numerous professional advisory committees and organizational boards.
Josemaria ‘JM’ Paterno is currently a third year physician resident at the Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Since early in medical school, JM has had a deep interest in medication under-utilization. JM led the initiative along with his classmates Emiley Chang, Michael Mancuso, Joe Perazza, and Sheila Ravi that culminated in a collaboration with State Senator Joe Simitian and ultimately the passage of Senate Bill 798.
Laura Scher is co-founder, chairperson and chief executive officer of Working Assets, a mobile and credit card company dedicated to building a world that is more just, humane and environmentally sustainable. Under Laura’s leadership, the company has donated over $50 million to progressive nonprofit groups such as Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Watch, Rainforest Action Network and Oxfam America. Laura is also a lecturer at Stanford University, teaching ‘Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.’