Join Drew Schiller, Validic, and Anahita Nakhjiri, Echo Health Ventures, in an engaging discussion on how health care startups are re-evaluating strategies and accelerating efforts to meet the demands created by the public health crisis.
Cambia Grove Lunch & Learns, taking place twice a month, presented by Echo Health Ventures, Epic Ventures, Intermountain Health Ventures and Mountain Pacific Venture Fund is a series offering opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn about high-value health care topics while enjoying a mid-day snack.
This Lunch & Learn will be taking place virtually.
Anahita Nakhjiri, Associate, Echo Health Ventures
Anahita Nakjiri is an Associate on the Strategic Investment team at Echo Health Ventures, responsible for transaction execution and portfolio management.
Prior to joining Echo Health Ventures in 2019, Anahita served as a Senior Associate at McKesson Ventures in San Francisco. She co-led the team's portfolio development efforts and assisted in sourcing and performing due diligence on new digital health investment opportunities. Previously, Anahita was a consultant with The Advisory Board Company, advising health system executives on clinical workflow improvement and implementation of performance technologies.
Anahita graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in Business and a concentration in Economics & Public Policy. Originally from Seattle, Anahita is happy to once again call the city home and enjoys traveling, exploring new cultures and serving as a sous-chef alongside her husband.
Drew Schiller - CEO, Validic
Drew Schiller co-founded and serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Board Director at Validic, the digital health platform for connecting patient-generated data from in-home medical devices, health apps, and wearables to the healthcare system. A patented technologist, Drew believes that technology will humanize the healthcare experience for patients and care providers. He regularly speaks and writes on a variety of topics, including advancements in consumer health data and standards, the future of digital health technology, overcoming barriers to interoperability and data access, as well as the ROI and opportunities in remote monitoring.
Drew is a Board Member of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Health & Fitness Technology Division and a member of the CTA Board of Industry Leaders. Drew also contributes to advancing the industry through CTA policy efforts and his involvement with the CTA Health & Fitness Technology Standards Subdivision. Drew serves on the Board for the eHealth Initiative (eHI) and participates in the eHI Policy Steering Committee. Drew is also on the Board of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in North Carolina. He served as a Team Member for the Clinical Trials Transformation Institute (CTTI) project Advancing the Use of Mobile Technologies for Data Capture & Improved Clinical Trials . Drew previously served on the Federal Advisory Committee joint HITPC/HITSC API Task Force on Meaningful Use 3.
Before co-founding Validic, Drew started and managed an award-winning web development firm for eight years. He also founded and exited a niche dietary nutrition website for patients with celiac disease, and served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Iowa, teaching graduate courses in web development and usability.
Drew lives in Chapel Hill, NC with his wife and two sons. He enjoys design, technology, good beer, great food, and coffee.