We help employees use benefits well
We designed Capsci for after enrollment, when coverage begins. For the usual times when you are out in the world and you need your ID card, a provider directory or other plan information. But also for the unusual times when someone in your family gets sick at night, or when you know you must do something about your back pain but aren’t sure starting at a surgical clinic is a good idea.
Capsci provides personal local real-time help based on your actual benefits and situation. That requires an enormous amount of data and we keep that up in the cloud, where it should be. We present users with options and the information about those options that will help them choose – on a smart phone with a great user experience. That alone improves engagement and utilization of programs like telehealth and chronic disease management.
Chris has been a leader in the emergence of cloud computing and delivering software-as-service. Prior to founding Capsci, Chris was the CEO of SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc. a cloud data management platform for diabetes data. SweetSpot was purchased by Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM) in February 2012, and Chris continued as General Manager of the SweetSpot subsidiary through 2013. Prior to SweetSpot, Chris was the EVP of Business Development at LiveOps, Inc., the leading provider of virtual and distributed call center services. Chris joined LiveOps from Avaya where he was Vice President of the Avaya On Demand Business Unit. Chris also held executive positions at Driveway Corporation, Fabrik Communications, Inc., and Farallon Computing, Inc.
Chris received his B.S. Degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Control Systems from the University of California, Davis.
Adam’s work unites a deep background in technology, including research in computational chemistry, trading and reporting systems on Wall Street, and experience in numerous startups, with a personal passion for reinventing healthcare with data and analytics. Prior to founding Capsci, Adam was the founder and CTO of SweetSpot Diabetes Care, Inc, a healthcare company focused on improving the use of data in the treatment of diabetes. SweetSpot was purchased by Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM) in February 2012, and Adam continued as CTO of the SweetSpot subsidiary through 2014. He worked as a technology Associate at Morgan Stanley and has worked with several technology startups.
Adam received a B.A. in Computer Science from Bowdoin College, with a minor in Biology.
VP Design and UX
Randall has been a design leader in Portland startups for 15 years. With a former career as systems administrator and developer, he combines a technologist’s appetite for detail with a humanist’s view of design as a tool for improving lives. Randall has always had a passion for improving health with technology, serving as designer and developer on two open source EMR systems. Most recently Randall was VP of User Experience at Puppet Labs, where he built the design department and shipped several major versions of Puppet Enterprise.
Randall received a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from Portland State University.
Board of Directors
Mr. Lefkof is a technology executive and investor with a track record of helping fast growth companies develop value. His leadership roles included Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Motorola, Inc. and then the spinoff, Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc., where he established group that sponsored and integrated software company acquisitions. Mr. Lefkof also served as a Director and as President & CEO of Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA), from June 1996 until it was acquired by Motorola, Inc. in February 2007.
Mr. Lefkof currently serves on the Board of Directors of Capsci Health, Cognitive Electronics, and Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT). He is also on the Leadership Committee of the Diabetes Center at UCSF and the Finance Committee at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Mr. Lefkof earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Nitin is the CEO of MergerTech, a technology focused M&A advisory firm. Prior to MergerTech, Nitin was the founder, Chairman and CEO of Saber Corp., one of the largest providers of state government solutions in the country. Nitin cofounded Saber in July 1998 and helped grow it to 1,200 employees and over $120MM in revenue by 2007 when it was sold to EDS for $460MM. Nitin then assumed leadership of EDS’ government business operation that included Saber.
Nitin sits on the boards of Freewire Broadband, TiE Oregon (non-profit) and the Classic Wines Auction (non-profit), and in addition advises over half a dozen companies in the mobile, social, and cloud spaces.
He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s of Engineering degrees from Purdue University.
Dawn Bonder is a leader in health care reinvention with more than 15 years experience driving technology and policy change in public and private healthcare environments. She’s a go-to expert on the Affordable Care Act and consumer-driven health care strategy for a wide range of publications including the New York Times.
Most recently, Ms. Bonder served as President and CEO of Health Republic Insurance Company (HRIC). She led the start-up’s successful launch in one of the country’s most competitive markets and grew it into one of the fastest growing carriers in Oregon. Previously Dawn was Senior Policy Advisor for former Oregon Governor Kulongoski and Director of Public Policy for the Oregon Business Association. As Director of Oregon’s Regional Extension Center for Health IT, Dawn helped influence the landscape for health information technology in Oregon and nationally.
Dawn has a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University School of Management, summa cum laude, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Dr. Tuchschmidt influenced health care on a national scale in administrative roles in the VA health system including Acting Principal Deputy Undersecretary, Executive Director of the Office of Healthcare Transformation and Strategic Integration and CEO of the medical system in Portland.
Additionally, Dr. Tuchschmidt held clinical and academic positions at the VA in Chicago, Chicago Medical School, USC Medical Center and Oregon Health Sciences University. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Medical School and has a Master’s degree in Management from Northwestern University.
He currently serves as Chief Executive for Clinical Programs and Physician Strategy at Providence Health Systems leading all Oregon clinical programs including the Heart & Vascular Institute, Cancer Center and the Brain and Spine Institute. He is also accountable for other key programs and services, including Women & Children’s Services, Orthopedics, Medicine, Surgery and hospitalists.
Paul Ford is a visionary health care and insurance executive with experience that spans underwriting at Aetna, account management at Mercer and strategic work at Safeway Health. He led a health care engineering firm that helped launch many innovative start-ups, applying his expertise on cutting and controlling costs while improving outcomes.
Currently, Paul is founder and CEO of OrchestraRx, a new paradigm PBM platform based on patent-pending technology. OrchestraRx’s approach to consumerism, transparency, and integrated health management will dramatically improve member health and costs for clients.
Rael is a gifted technologist who’s made important contributions to computing starting with the earliest days of the commercial internet. Rael headed web services as the Vice President of DNAI, a pioneering Berkeley, CA-based internet service provider. In five years at O’Reilly Media Rael filled several roles, including Chief Technology Officer, chair of the Emerging Technology Conference, book editor and web developer.
He was Founder and CEO of Values of n, the web services startup that created Stikkit (a natural-language based personal productivity application) and I Want Sandy (one of the first virtual personal assistants). Values of n was acquired by Twitter in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, Rael worked on making Twitter scale to serve its exploding user base. Most recently, Rael worked as a software engineer at Medium, and then was CTO and then Head of Product at charity: water, a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to people in need