LetsGetChecked, Vida Health, Beddr augment their executive teams, and more digital health hires

Also: Livongo's latest board addition to lead its audit committee.
By Dave Muoio

Home health testing platform LetsGetChecked has added three new members to its upper ranks.

Dr. Robert Mordkin, whose more than 20-years of experience range from a residency at Georgetown University to a chief of urology position at Virginia Hospital Center, will serve as the company’s new chief medical officer.

Richard Southern, who comes from Optum Ireland and Deloitte, is stepping into a chief analytics officer position, while Simon Dunne will take on the role of chief marketing officer.

“LetsGetChecked is changing how individuals access and monitor their health data,” said Peter Foley, CEO and founder of LetsGetChecked. “We are recruiting the best talent to help build an even better service for our consumers. We will continue to innovate across all aspects of our offerings to include technology, data science and clinical services to make this a reality. I am pleased to welcome our new team members and look forward to seeing what we will achieve together.”

Last week virtual health coaching platform Vida Health the appointments of Cynthia Mark as chief commercial officer and Chris Mosunic as VP of behavioral health.

Mark comes from a seven-year stint at Teladoc Health, where she most recently served as their national market leader. At Vida, she will head commercialization and scaling of the virtual care platform as it expands into new segments of the market.

"Throughout my career, I have firmly believed in a horizontal approach to healthcare, especially when it comes to telehealth and virtual care,” Mark told MobiHealthNews in an email statement. “One of the reasons I am most excited to be a part of the Vida team is that they share this belief and have built their platform from the beginning to address the whole person, not just verticalized conditions. Their approach has changed the model for chronic care management, removing silos and improving patient understanding and outcomes in the process. In doing so, Vida has put health back in the hands of their members, empowering them to better understand and manage their conditions.”

Previously, Mosunic tackled behavioral health’s intersection with addiction and chronic diseases as the director of the Center for Behavioral & Nutritional Health at Yale New Haven Health, and as a senior director at Johnson & Johnson.

"One of the reasons that building a successful healthcare company is so hard is that we have, for so long, been misguided about health itself,” Mosunic told MobiHealthNews. “Vida Health is one of the few companies that recognizes that combatting chronic illness means looking beyond diabetes, or heart health, or fibromyalgia, and looking at the entire person living in this experience. What are an individual's habits? What is their mental state? All of these factors matter, and I am excited to be a part of a team that recognizes the whole person, and is committed to treating every aspect.”

Sleep tracking device maker Beddr recently announced five new hires joining the company.

These include the appointments of HealthTap veteran Subarna Mitra as head of product; former director of coach and business development Ed Pienkosz as head of sleep coaching; Ritam Priya, formerly of Baxter Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson and Eko Devices, as the VP of quality and regulatory; Dr. Jagdeep Bijwadia as chief medical officer; and Dr. Meir Kryger as senior scientific advisor.

“They will be instrumental in expanding our sleep health solutions so that Beddr can provide not only vital technology and data, but also the personalized and accessible care needed to reverse the global epidemic of poor sleep,” Mike Kisch, cofounder and CEO of Beddr, said in a statement. “Our customers frequently share how SleepTuner has already improved their sleep health, and we can’t wait to offer additional therapies and deliver on our mission.”

Karen L. Daniel is joining chronic disease management company Livongo’s board of directors to lead its audit committee. Daniel’s career includes a 36-year stay at global engineering, procurement and construction firm Black & Veatch Corporation, where she led its global financial and technology solutions groups. She currently holds board roles at Commerce Bancshares, Snap-On Tools and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City.

"Karen is a seasoned financial leader who brings valuable experience building and scaling great companies," Livongo founder and executive chairman Glen Tullman said in a statement. "This is another exciting step for Livongo as we add additional capability and independent directors to our board."