Meet the Judges

Katie Cleary
KATIE CLEARY
AutoimmuneMom.com is equal parts community and storytelling and expert information for moms managing… read more

Melinda Seed
MELINDA SEED
TYPE 1 DIABETES NETWORK | Melinda was a co-founder of the Type 1 Diabetes Network, one of the earliest… read more

Kelly Wahle
KELLY WAHLE
I am navigating my wonderfully un-average journey with my husband, my crazy dog, my faith and chronic… read more

Mary Casey-Sturk
MARY CASEY-STURK
Mary has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years and during that time has been fortunate to learn… read more

Whitney Zatzkin
WHITNEY ZATZKIN
RARE DOTS, INC and FLIP THE CLINIC | Whitney Bowman-Zatzkin, MPA, MSR, is a passionate community architect… read more

Amy  Atwood
AMY ATWOOD
TAKEDA ONCOLOGY | Amy Atwood is a communications leader with more than 20 years of experience in all… read more

Emmy Ganos
EMMY GANOS
ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION | Emmy is a Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she… read more

Amos Adler
AMOS ADLER
MEMOTEXT and A4i INC | For 10 years (that's 100 in digital health years), Amos has been dedicated to… read more

Luke Escombe
LUKE ESCOMBE
Luke Escombe is an award-winning singer-songwriter, comedian and health advocate. He is the creator of… read more

Robin Donovan
ROBIN DONOVAN
Robin is an award-winning professional writer and editor with experience covering health, wellness, medicine,… read more

Sally James
SALLY JAMES
Journalist and freelance writer about medicine and research. Reviewer for Health News Review, a nonprofit… read more

Melisa McNeil
MELISA MCNEIL
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY | Melisa is the Residential Program Director of the Emergency Medical Care… read more

Dr Mike Sevilla
DR MIKE SEVILLA
FAMILY PHYSICIAN and SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST | Dr Mike Sevilla is a Family Physician in a small town… read more

Morgan Gleason
MORGAN GLEASON
Morgan is a Patient Advocate and a sophomore at Auburn University, double-majoring in psychology and… read more

Leigh Anne Naas
LEIGH ANNE NAAS
ELI LILLY AND COMPANY | Leigh Anne Naas has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry,… read more

Michele Rhee
MICHELE RHEE
ENZYVANT | Michele is the Head of Patient Affairs at Enzyvant, following leadership and patient advocacy… read more

Bhargav Sri Prakash
BHARGAV SRI PRAKASH
FRIENDS LEARN | Bhargav Sri Prakash is an engineer and serial entrepreneur. He is a former professional… read more

Chris Hass
CHRIS HASS
MAD*POW | Chris is a Sr. VP of Experience Design at Mad*Pow and established Mad*Pow's Boston office and… read more

Janine Budding
JANINE BUDDING
MEDICALFACTS and MEDEASY | "The Engagement Era and inclusiveness is new to some, but not to me." Janine… read more

Jennifer Gallo
JENNIFER GALLO
TONIC LIFE COMMUNICATIONS | As a Vice President at Tonic Life Communications, Jennifer lives and breathes… read more

Alan Hauser
ALAN HAUSER
CDx PRECISION HEALTH | Known as a 'multi-lingual' genomics geek & innovation-to-commercialization… read more

Arielle Toth
ARIELLE TOTH
I am The Happy Tummy, and I offer support to people living with chronic digestive illnesses. I blog about… read more

Swapnil Hiremath
SWAPNIL HIREMATH
NEPHROLOGIST and #NEPHJC | Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, FASN, is a Staff Nephrologist at the Ottawa Hospital,… read more

Nick van Terheyden, MD
NICK VAN TERHEYDEN, MD
NTT DATA, INC. (formerly Dell) | A 25+ year veteran of healthcare technology with a diverse career and… read more

Alicia Staley
ALICIA STALEY
#BCSM | Alicia Staley is the Director of the Precision Medicine Advocates Team and co-founder of the… read more

Jethro Heiko
JETHRO HEIKO
COMMON PRACTICE | Jethro is CEO and co-founder of Common Practice. He has over 20 years of experience… read more

Aaron Laxton
AARON LAXTON
Aaron is a self-proclaimed "guy living with HIV who makes YouTube videos". He currently is finishing… read more

Colin Hung
COLIN HUNG
#HCLDR | Colin is a HealthIT and healthcare marketer all rolled into a ball of energy & enthusiasm.… read more

Jake Schutz
JAKE SCHUTZ
IBM WATSON HEALTH | Jake's expertise lies in commercializing innovative health technologies and therapies… read more

Dr Felix Jackson
DR FELIX JACKSON
MEDDIGITAL and MEDCROWD | Dr Felix Jackson is the founder of medDigital and medCrowd. He's a doctor and… read more

Jason Berek-Lewis
JASON BEREK-LEWIS
HEALTHY STARTUPS | Jason is a lifelong cardiac patient and had 3 heart surgeries between the ages of… read more

Mindy Schwartz-Brown
MINDY SCHWARTZ-BROWN
Retired Clinical Social Worker. 25 years experience in health care, primarily pediatric specialties.… read more

John Nosta
JOHN NOSTA
NOSTALAB | First and foremost, John is a thinker. A thinker entrenched in the world of science, medicine… read more

Cyrena Gawuga
CYRENA GAWUGA
Cyrena had a peripatetic path: med school, a biomed PhD, and now social work. So why health care? The… read more

Ela Pathak-Sen
ELA PATHAK-SEN
COMMOTION | Ela Pathak-Sen is a patient and public activist with expertise in engagment & involvement… read more

Shoshana Ungerleider
SHOSHANA UNGERLEIDER
UNGERLEIDER FUND and END WELL | Shoshana Ungerleider, MD is an internist in San Francisco. She serves… read more

Kat Esser
KAT ESSER
BUSINESS INNOVATION FACTORY | Kat is a trusted and empathetic thought partner, who gets joy teaching… read more

Burt Rosen
BURT ROSEN
HEALTHSPARQ | Burt oversees all Marketing for HealthSparq. He is responsible for developing and telling… read more

Muriel Londres
MURIEL LONDRES
Muriel is a French thyroid e-patient. In 2010 she received support from her community Vivre-Sans-Thyroide… read more

Sarah Hand
SARAH HAND
XTALKS.COM | Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Xtalks.com, a digital media company providing educational… read more

Lori-Ann Holbrook
LORI-ANN HOLBROOK
Lori-Ann Holbrook lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and therapy cat. She writes about living with… read more

Kirsten Ostherr
KIRSTEN OSTHERR
RICE UNIVERSITY | Kirsten Ostherr, PhD, MPH is a media scholar and health researcher at Rice University… read more

Marcella Debidda
MARCELLA DEBIDDA
SCIENCE 37 | Marcella has been in healthcare for about 20 years, working in molecular oncology before… read more

Erin Barker
ERIN BARKER
THE STORY COLLIDER | Erin Barker is the artistic director of science storytelling organization The Story… read more

Ulyana Desiderio
ULYANA DESIDERIO
Ulyana is currently the Director of Scientific Affairs at the American Society of Hematology, a non-profit… read more

Leonard Kish
LEONARD KISH
YOUBASE.IO | Leonard is the Co-founder and CEO of YouBase.io. Their vision is to give individuals access… read more

Hayman Buwan
HAYMAN BUWAN
CAREUMBRELLA | Physician (Physiatry; focus on Geriatric Rehab, Dementia, Stroke, Brain Injury, Spinal… read more

George Gibson
GEORGE GIBSON
XEROX | George is the Director of Technology Scouting for Xerox and serves on the boards of the Rochester… read more