Meet the Judges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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