StartUp Health adds new CFO and more digital health hires

By Jonah Comstock
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StartUp Health, a digital health industry group that incubates companies, connects startups and investors, and tracks funding in the space, has hired a new Chief Financial Officer. Michael Horton, the former managing director of GE Capital, is joining the company. 

“Throughout his career, Mike has forged new pathways with wisdom, vision and boundless energy,” Steven Krein, CEO of StartUp Health, said in a statement. “His unstoppable energy, ‘batteries-included’ attitude and get-it-done-right mindset is an enormous asset for StartUp Health’s entire army of Health Transformers and every enterprise in our growing network. We are enormously excited to have him join our leadership team.”

Boston-based nonprofit T1D Exchange, which is investing millions in automated insulin delivery technologies, has hired three new executives and a new board member.

The new board member, David H. de Weese, was most recently a partner at Paul Capital. Prior to that he served as CEO and president of a number of tech companies including Machine Intelligence, Cygnus Therapeutic, and Siga Technologies.

The company hired Jaya Plamanabhan, whose previous companies include Cure Forward and Reder App, as its new Chief Technology Officer. Nicole Roiles, most recently the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Director at the Boston Public Health Commission, joins T1D Exchange as Quality Improvement Director. Finally, Jason Dana Costa, who has serves as CFO at T1D Exchange for the last three years, was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. 

Los Angeles-based telemedicine company SnapMD has added healthcare investor and advisor Mary Jo Potter to its advisory board. The founder and CEO of Healthcare Angels, Potter has served on a number of advisory boards in the healthcare, academic, and startup worlds.

“Mary Jo is a valuable addition to the SnapMD advisory board based on her extensive experience in supporting organizations that are changing the healthcare delivery model, and her wealth of knowledge in guiding emerging growth companies,” Dave Skibinski, CEO of SnapMD, said in a statement. “We look forward to her valuable insight as we continue to grow and innovate as a healthcare IT business that’s leading the charge in telehealth.”

Pittsburgh healthcare documentation company DocsCorp added two new sales directors to its ranks. Mark Neace, who previously worked at startup tech firm Vast, will lead sales for the North Central United States while Bob Kessing, who has experience at Chrome River, High Q, and Thomson Elite, will lead sales in the Midwest.

Value-based specialty care management company New Century Health has brought on Paul Marchetti as Chief Growth Officer. Marchetti has a good deal of payer experience, having led Aetna's National Clinical Operation and Provider Networks, and he also worked at United Healthcare, Horizon Healthcare, and Physician Health Services.

“Paul brings a unique set of experiences and accomplishments in critical areas of healthcare transformation as NCH continues to innovate as a leader in specialty care management," Dr. Atul Dhir, CEO of New Century Health, said in a statement. "Paul will have a significant impact in how we continue to innovate and serve both our health plans and physician partners in the delivery of high quality and affordable cancer and cardiac care.”