Management Team and Board of Directors

Dennis Fortier, MS MBA*     President and CEO

Mr. Fortier has 30+ years of experience in developing new markets, specifically those based on leveraging new healthcare technologies. In his former role as Global Director of Strategy for Bausch & Lomb, he gained valuable insights about facilitating change within various, international healthcare systems. He earned an MBA from Cornell University and an MA in Sociology from University of California at Irvine.

William R. Shankle, MS MD*     Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Shankle is a renowned neurologist and biostatistician, and is a key opinion leader in the field of memory disorders. He has 30+ years of experience in Alzheimer’s research, and have extensive clinical experience in managing patients with AD and related dementias. He previously served as a clinical director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at University of California at Irvine. He received an MD from Brown University and MS in Biostatistics from University of Southern California

Tushar Mangrola, MS     Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Mangrola has 20+ years of experience as software architect with additional strengths in database administration and data warehouse design. He also has extensive experience managing offshore development projects, specifically in India. He formerly served as a Senior Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers overseeing large integration projects for ERP applications. He earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from the California State University.

Junko Hara, PhD*     Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Hara has 20+ years of experience in cognitive research and technology development. She is expert in data science and bioinformatics as well as translational research with strong international project management background. She earned a MS in Media and Governance, and a PhD in Science with the focus on Biomedical Engineering from Keio University.

Sam Ho, MD*     

Dr. Ho was a former Chief Clinical Officer for UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealth Group’s health benefits division, and President of Clinical Shared Services. During his tenure, he was responsible for the clinical advancement of 38 million members throughout the U.S., including enrollees in commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid health plans. He was also the clinical executive specifically responsible for the execution of the quality improvement, medical management, care delivery transformation, performance measurement, transparency, and health care affordability programs throughout UnitedHealthcare, and was active in helping lead the value-based benefits and value-based provider payment programs.

*Member of the Board of Directors