Our Team

Staff

Gregory Makoul

Founder and CEO

An expert in doctor-patient communication and shared decision making, Greg is internationally recognized for a radical common sense, patient-centered approach to innovation. He started PatientWisdom because professional and personal experience made it clear that listening to patients – individually and at scale – is the real key to improving health and care. Greg earned a BA from Wesleyan, PhD from Northwestern, and MS in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth.

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Kathy Landschulz

CGO

Kathy is an accomplished sales and strategy leader who comes to PatientWisdom from Premier, where she worked closely with healthcare organizations to drive value as Vice President of Performance Alignment. Kathy leverages an uncommon blend of business sense, entrepreneurial experience, clinical background, and deep knowledge of the healthcare industry. She earned a BS in Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Nate Perry-Thistle

CTO

Nate is an experienced software engineering leader who drives value via agile software development methodologies, including continuous integration and delivery, and a robust dev­ops culture. Over the past 20 years, he has helped pioneer the creation and successful operation of large-scale e­commerce, online learning, and digital advertising sites. He served in the US Air Force, and is a Master of Kung Fu San Soo.

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David Toole

CFO

An operationally minded CPA with a Big 4 background, Dave leverages extensive strategic and financial experience to help lead emerging companies through rapid growth, process improvement, and increased enterprise valuation. He has served as CFO for a number of technology and venture-backed entities, ranging from start-ups to public companies, including Tangoe, Kavado, and Transcentive.

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Eric Bauerfeld

Software Engineer

Eric is passionate about software, particularly related to new web­ based technologies. His coding prowess is rivaled only by his consumption of energy drinks. A recent graduate of the A100 software apprenticeship program, Eric is currently working toward a computer science degree. Past projects include work for a healthcare startup in Hartford, a web based, multiplayer arcade game, and an algorithm for rapidly winning a guessing game.

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Chris Butler

Software Engineer

Chris has a multidisciplinary background in information design, web development, and video production. He enjoys the challenge of solving problems and the satisfaction of learning something new, and can always be counted on to lead the charge for efficient and cohesive solutions. He holds a BS in Electronic Media, Arts & Communication with a Human-Computer Interaction minor from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Mike DeRosa

Software Engineer

Mike is an experienced software developer who takes pride in creating experiences that better people's lives. He started his career developing productivity applications for mobile devices before focusing on full stack web development. He likes spending his free time with his family, playing drums, and creating music. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with BS in computer science and mathematics.

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Evan Isaacs

Coordinator

Evan curates the stories that are shared on PatientWisdom, with a focus on rigorous content analysis to extract themes and subthemes. His work helps turn patient perspectives into actionable information that drives learning and improvement. Evan has experience working in a clinical environment, conducting research for NYU-Langone Hospital as well as North Shore University Hospital. He graduated in 2017 from Wesleyan University.

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AJ Miller

Software Engineer

AJ Miller is a seasoned full stack developer with expertise in scalable and high availability systems. He's architected large-scale systems for companies like Odyssey Logistics, Merial, and Home Depot. When he's not at work, his time is spent with his family and at the gym training in the martial art Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Boston University.

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Peter Mooney

Software Engineer

Peter is a dedicated technology enthusiast who has worked on a number of web and mobile application projects. He served as a consultant and Android developer for Sobrio, the Uber of sober driving on college campuses. Prior to joining PatientWisdom, Peter was the IT Manager for a large non­profit in New Haven, managing infrastructure for over 700 employees. He holds a BS in Communication Sciences from UConn and is a graduate of the A100 software apprenticeship program.

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Jennifer Moore

Implementation Manager

Jennifer is passionate about improving the patient experience. She is based in Milwaukee, and works on-site at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin with a focus on user testing, educating stakeholders, and working with leaders to ensure successful implementation of PatientWisdom across the system. She has a background in Clinic Operations, and holds a MHA from St. Francis University and a certificate in Advanced Lean Training from the Virginia Mason Institute.

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Leigh Morgan

Partner Success Supervisor

Leigh joins PatientWisdom with over 10 years of experience in online advertising, with a focus on building strong client relationships. She began her career working with Fortune 100 partners at Google, managing complex advertising campaigns and leading e-Commerce partner integrations. Most recently, she directed successful account management teams at Twitter. Leigh holds a BA in Communications and Media Studies and MA Public Communications from Fordham University.

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Shravanthi Reddy

User Experience Designer

Shravanthi is a User Experience designer who loves problem solving with a mind that is both logical and creative. With formal education in design and more than 10 years of visual design experience, Shravanthi brings her passion for usable design into the digital world. She creates intuitive, delightful, and meaningful user experiences from concept through implementation. In her spare time she loves to travel, cook, and craft at the intersection of art and technology with her children.

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Katrina Veerman

Business Development Director

Katrina joined PatientWisdom because she is passionate about people and has seen first-hand how personal connections between patients and providers leads to better lives. She has experience building businesses, leading sales teams, and translating the complex into the understandable. Katrina holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA in English and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania where she was also captain of the crew team.

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Erin Wolter

Coordinator

Erin focuses on user-­centered testing and calibration. She also handles curation of PatientWisdom content and manages operations related to the Communication Assessment Tool (CAT). Erin has experience supporting the patient experience at hospitals in New England and working as a medical interpreter at wellness clinics across Connecticut. She graduated from Boston College with a BS in Biology and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

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Board

Dr. Gregory Makoul

is internationally recognized for expertise in physician-patient communication and shared decision making as well as a radical common sense, person-centered approach to health care innovation. He is Founder and CEO of PatientWisdom and Executive-in-Residence at AVIA. He is also Professor of Medicine at the UConn School of Medicine. Greg devoted six years to care transformation as Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer / Chief Academic Officer at Saint Francis Care, an integrated delivery system based in Hartford, gaining real-world experience that complemented 15 years on the faculty at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The tools he developed for teaching and assessing communication skills – as well as his award-winning series of videos for bringing patient perspectives into health care – are used worldwide. Greg earned a BA from Wesleyan, PhD from Northwestern, and MS in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth.

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Steve Allegretto CPA, MPH

is the Vice President, Value Innovation and Strategic Analytics for Yale New Haven Health System, a $4.4B health system with over 24,000 employees located primarily in Connecticut. He has been at Yale-New Haven Hospital/Yale New Haven Health System for close to 30 years, serving in a variety of financial and operational roles. He is a certified public accountant with an undergraduate degree in economics from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. Steve has a deep interest in demonstrating how the actual application of integrated clinical, operational and financial data drives actual improvement in patient care quality and cost while generating opportunities for value innovation and venture creation.

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Michael Anderes, PT, MBA, FACHE

is the Chief Innovation and Digital Officer for Froedtert Health and the President of Inception Health, a company formed by the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network to accelerate the adoption of digital health, identify and partner with innovative companies and increase the innovation capacity of the network. Prior to this role, Mike was responsible for leading the strategy and performance of the orthopaedic, neuroscience and spine service lines across the health system that includes: an academic medical center, medical college practice, community hospital division and an employed community physician practice. Mike is a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives. He received a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of Connecticut and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arizona. Mike is also a board member of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

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Eric Langshur

is co-founder of Abundant Venture Partners as well as PatientWisdom, AVIA, and LifeXT. Prior to co-founding these partnerships, Eric was Founder and Chairman of Rise Health, a venture-backed digital technology and services company. An early leader in social media, Eric is also Founder of CarePages, which he built to become the world’s largest healthcare social networking website. Eric has dedicated his career to modeling values-based leadership by caring for people and investing time in developing their potential. He cultivates organizations that nurture individuals while unleashing the power of innovation through Abundant Venture Partners, which focuses on investing in and building companies that can improve the human condition. Eric is co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, Start Here: Master the Lifelong Habit of Wellbeing. He earned a BBA from the University of New Brunswick and holds an MBA from Columbia.

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George Rehm

is a founding partner of aeris CAPITAL AG. He has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer and executive in international licensing, technology transfer, and investment and privatization transactions in the US, Europe and Asia. George has held board or observer positions in numerous transformational healthcare companies, including Crescendo Biosciences, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, and Ion Torrent, Inc. Currently, from a base in Northern California, George continues to manage the aeris Life Science portfolio and serves as a director of GenomeDx Inc., PFS Genetics, Butterfly Networks, LAM Therapeutics Inc., Solstice Biosciences, G2i and Jiff Inc. He received his BSFS from Georgetown University, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in parallel to graduate studies in City Planning at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley and served as graduate assistant at the Earl Warren Legal Institute, UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall.

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Advisers

Glyn Elwyn

Glyn Elwyn BA MD MSc PhD is a tenured professor and physician-researcher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, where he leads The Preference Laboratory, an interdisciplinary team that studies shared decision making. His main focus is to develop and understand the impact of Option Grids decision aids, evidence-based tools to foster better conversations. He developed the Observer OPTION and CollaboRATE measures of shared decision making. Glyn studied medicine in the United Kingdom and did his doctorate with Professor Richard Grol in the Netherlands. His international experience and expertise in shared decision making research and tool development will add value to the PatientWisdom platform.

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Barry Leffler

Barry Leffler is the Chief Marketing Officer for Tenet Healthcare, a Fortune 200 healthcare services company operating more than 400 hospitals and outpatient centers across the country. Prior to joining Tenet in January 2014, Barry was the owner of WCHL, a radio station in Chapel Hill, becoming nationally known for an innovative and groundbreaking approach to hyper-local digital media. Previously, he led the largest expansion of a local television station in the US while transforming its business plan through imaginative innovation projects to better serve the community on multiple platforms. Barry earned a BS in Broadcast Communication / Marketing from the University of Miami. Barry’s international experience and expertise in digital marketing and consumer engagement will add value to the PatientWisdom platform.

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