Livongo, Launchpad Digital Health, and more digital health hires

By Laura Lovett
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Mountain View, California-based Livongo Health, a chronic health management company, recently announced that Arnnon Geshuri will be joining the team as chief people officer. Previously Geshuri was the vice president of human resources at Tesla. Earlier in his career, Arnnon was the director of staffing operations for Google. 

"Arnnon has worked with some of the most innovative consumer companies leveraging the power of technology,” Glen Tullman, Livongo’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. "His experience scaling a digital consumer health company where people are our most important asset, and knowledge in the form of helping people stay healthy is our product, will be a valuable addition to an already exceptionally strong management team.”

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Bill Gurley will be joining board of care coordination platform Stitch Health. Gurley is a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, which recently acted as the lead investor in Stitch Health’s Series A funding round. He also sits on the board of GrubHub, OpenTable, and Uber, according to Crunchbase. 

Mark J. Morgan will be joining the advisory board at San Francisco-Based Launchpad Digital Health, a US seed investor. Morgan was previously the president of Anthem Blue Cross - California. He has over 20 years of experience working as a healthcare executive. 

"Mark brings a level of sophistication with healthcare payers and providers that is unique and very difficult to find,” Fred Toney, CEO of Launchpad, said in a statement. “His extensive experience has been impactful for Limelight Health, and I expect that same level of impact on other companies in the near future. We are delighted he is more deeply involved here now.”

Leaf Healthcare, maker of a wearable patient monitoring system, has announced that it is establishing a clinical advisory board, the first members of which are Tracey Yep and Susan Kennerly. 

Yep is currently an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing and a senior fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. 

Kennerly is a professor in the Department of Nursing Science at East Carolina University College of Nursing, and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. 

"As we expand the Leaf Patient Mobility Monitoring System's capabilities, Tracey and Susan will provide valuable guidance to help us develop technology that provides the most benefit for patients and their providers," Barrett Larson, Leaf CEO and coufounder, said in a statement. "The Clinical Advisory Board reaffirms our commitment to developing technology that allows clinicians to deliver more efficient and effective care to their patients.”

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Dr. Karen DeSalvo, a physician who has done extensive work in health information technology, will be joining the faculty of Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin. Previously, she served as the national coordinator for Health Information Technology, under President Barack Obama. She is now serving as assistant secretary for health in the US Department of Health and Human Services.