Coaches

 

Rebecca Brown XLerateHealth

Rebecca Brown

Concurrent with her PhD work at Yale University, Rebecca completed internships both in Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research and in the Lead Discovery department at Bristol-Myers Squibb. As such, she has seen technology development through several distinct lenses and hopes to learn more from the XLerateHealth team about the interface of academia, biotechnology, and business. Rebecca is a Neuroscience PhD candidate at Yale University. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from Brown University.

Karen Handmaker  

Karen is an engaging population health management expert with a passion for new models and technologies to improve health and healthcare with the “consumer at the center.” Over the course of her career, Karen has worked at major healthcare and benefits consulting firms as well as technology and service companies delivering disease management, wellness and population health programs to employers, health plans and health systems.  Karen received a BA in American Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT (Phi Beta Kappa) and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University. 

Stephen Hanson

Stephen has over thirty years of C-suite experience in five health systems and four standalone hospitals serving seven states, including four years as CEO of Baptist Health KY/IN.  Stephen is currently an executive in Residence at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr Hanson was a former Chair of the American Hospital Association Council on Health Systems. Stephen’s recent local volunteer involvement include Chair (with his wife) of the Metro United Way campaign, Chair and Vice Chair of Greater Louisville Inc., and Chair of the Health Enterprise Network. Mr. Hanson holds a Master of Public Health degree in health administration from the University of Oklahoma and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. 

Greg Langdon

Mr. Langdon’s background is in corporate and product strategy for technology businesses. He has experience in executive management, business development,marketing and public relations, acquisitions, product management, software architecture and development, project management and digital electronics design.

Jake Miller

Executive with over 18 years experience designing, developing, and implementing new products, services, and business models.

Professional focus is on making entrepreneurial endeavors a reality for enterprises of all sizes. Recent professional highlights include introducing a first-of-its-kind retail-health clinical trial model and leading the cross-functional launch of 11 new products in less than 18 months in a highly-matrixed organization.

Elizabeth Rounsavall

Elizabeth joined Chrysalis in 2007 and provides research and analytical support to the investment team for Chrysalis’ primary investment sectors: healthcare and technology.

Bob Saunders, Chairman & Co-founder

Bob is a General Partner of OCA Ventures (Chicago), a Founding Partner of Saunders Murdoch and Associates (Louisville/Boston), and is an active investor in many healthcare startups.  Bob was a Managing Director and General Partner at Chrysalis Ventures from 1997 to 2009. Bob was a founding board member of MetaCyte Business Lab, the University of Louisville’s life science incubator. Over the last 30 years, he has invested in several dozen startup companies and has mentored 100+ startups. Bob received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. from the London School of  Economics, and an M.A. from Harvard University. He was both a Fulbright Scholar and a Marshall Scholar. 

Jackie Willmot, CEO & Co-founder

Jackie has 30+ years of experience in the healthcare industry including executive positions in the Life Science, Payer and Healthcare Service space. Jackie was trained by Steve Blank in his ‘Lean Launchpad Educators Class’ at Stanford University and serves as a business coach in a variety of capacities. She was a founding member and on the Board of Directors of the Network for Entrepreneurial Women and works with healthcare startups via the LaunchIT program where she works closely with Coulter, ExCITE, and iCorp funded companies.  Jackie volunteers her time in the start-up community and has served as a judge for the annual Invention and Innovation Awards competition and the Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge. She is a Master’s prepared Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and holds an MBA from the University of Louisville’s entrepreneurship program, a Master’s of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Baccalaureate Nursing degree from Villa Maria College.