Health Helm is guided by a strong team with extensive industry experience. Prior to developing Trusted Patient Coach, our team successfully developed a similar solution into what is now the gold standard of patient clinical trial compliance in the global pharmaceutical industry.
Pamela W. McNamara is our CEO & President. She is an entrepreneur who has profitably scaled and run patient management, healthcare information technology, and medical technology businesses. Previously, she was CEO of CRF Health. During Pam’s 5-year leadership from 2003 through 2008, CRF Health achieved 40% compound annual growth and was the first in its sector to achieve sustained profitability and demonstrated scalability.
Pam was CEO of Arthur D. Little, Inc. from 2001 to 2002. During this time she restructured the company and achieved the profitable turnarounds of its business units, allowing the successful sale of those business units and assets.
She is a Trustee of SouthCoast Health System and Hospitals Group, where she chairs the Finance Committee, and serves as an Overseer for the Tufts University School of Engineering. Pam is a member of the CEO Collaborative Forum and of MIT’s Venture Mentoring Service. She has previously served as an independent or non-executive corporate director on the boards of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OMRI) and GTC Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: BTCB).
John B. Day is our senior partner. John’s focus in our business is on health care providers and plans, practical solutions, the economics of this solution, and our strategic partnerships and financing.
John is the former CEO of SouthCoast Health System in Massachusetts. In 1996 he was instrumental in bringing three separate, local health systems together to form SouthCoast which has been recognized as one of the state’s largest, most advanced, well respected and successful community health systems. That merger was one of the first full-asset mergers of both the hospital and parent legacy organizations in the country and has been used as a case study representing successful mergers by the Harvard School of Public Health MBA Program and the Advisory Board.
John was co-founder and President of the National Association of Urban Hospitals (NAUH) in Washington, DC, and has served on numerous boards of healthcare businesses and startups.
Walter Houseman focuses on operations and clinical development and is co-founder of Health Helm. He was Former VP US Operations of CRF Inc. in charge of clinical trials, patient and physician/investigator services, data management, technical software support, help desk. Prior to CRF, he was a clinical leader and manager in CROs and clinical trials software companies, including at Clinsoft, Domain Pharma, Phase Forward, and Parexel. Walter has a BS from Cornell University.
Howard Lilienfeld, MD, FACP, FACE is our Chief Medical Officer. He is a leading endocrinologist with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Lilienfeld is our medical leader and clinical expert in diabetes and internal medicine.
Dr. Lilienfeld is on the staff at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, part of an elite group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Moffitt Cancer Center focuses on the development of early stage translational research aimed at the rapid translation of scientific discoveries to benefit patient care.
Dr. Lilienfeld has treated a broad spectrum of diabetes patients and has been a leader in disease management solutions, including as a medical advisory board member of American Healthways.
Jan Immerman, MBA, BS, has over 20 years of experience in software development, primarily as a Product Manager. Her in depth experience, working with high quality products in an efficient manner, includes working with clients such as Cengage Learning, Bluefire Securities, Dragon Systems, Wang Laboratories, and HBO and Company. Jan is an expert at defining a product strategy and roadmap, managing product teams and guiding them through the development process, and collaborating with customers to implement the product strategy. She brings this incredible expertise to Health Helm, where she is managing the continuing improvement of TPC and contributing her wealth of knowledge to our team.
Greg Gogates leads our Quality & Regulatory Affairs. Greg has been working with Clinical Outcome Assessments since 1996 and is a leader in e-Patient Reported Outcomes in clinical trials. He has 35+ years experience in the electrical, controls, software, pharmaceutical, wireless, and nuclear industries.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Widener University. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is qualified/certified in numerous quality/certification schemes as a lead auditor/lead technical assessor.
Additional Team Members
Alan Barber is Health Helm’s CFO. He has over 30 years experience as CFO and a financial expert in life sciences, medical products, healthcare IT. He has been a consulting CFO to GliaCure, Health Helm, Desalitech, Nirogyone Therapeutics, Nido Surgical, Karyopharm Therapeutics, Neuron Systems, Arch Therapeutics, Forma Therapeutics, Foundation Medicine, Marinus Pharmaceuticals, City Squares, Durata Therapeutics, Karos Pharmaceuticals, Repligen, Gene Network Sciences, InaVein, BioAssets Development, Photovac, and Rhythm Pharmaceuticals. He was Previous CFO to growth companies including BioTrove, Omnisonics Medical Technologies, MyWay.com.
Timothy Moriarty is Health Helm’s Analytics Leader and is on the Advisory Board . He is an expert in marketing analytics, the art and science of understanding and influencing customer behavior using information technology. Tim brings over 20 years of successful experience built on his unique blend of skills around multi-channel Customer Relationship Management: direct marketing, database marketing analytics, Web analytics, marketing information technology, and e-business intelligence. Tim has built and led analytic consulting practices at powerhouse CRM players such as Epsilon, Dun & Bradstreet, and Web-analytics leader NetGenesis. His past clients include American Express, Household International, Charles Schwab, Fidelity Investments, Bose, Titleist, Glaxo-Welcome, and Compaq Computer.
Lisa McCarron is Health Helm’s Operations and Project Team leader. Lisa has extensive experience working in tech company operations — in start ups and larger businesses like Wang and Harte-Hanks Data Technologies, as they scaled operations. Her background in operations, customer service, project management, and delivering and servicing technology provides insights and practicality as Health Helm scales in the market.
Daniel J. Hannon, Ph.D is Health Helm’s Human Factors Engineering expert and on the Advisory Board. He is a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University School of Engineering, engaged in the 'practice' of human factors engineering in industry and teaches at Tufts, and is on staff at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. His work focuses on human factors in medical product design, transportation, educational technology, team performance, and the use of technology in mental health practice. His work includes system design, integration and analysis, as well as empirical investigation, human-in-the-loop simulation, and the modeling of human performance. Dr. Hannon is Engineering Psychologist at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA. Previously he was on staff or faculty at Battelle Memorial Institute, Syracuse University, Ithaca College and Woburn Public Schools, Woburn, MA.
Kim Damokosh advises Health Helm on Strategic Pricing, Contracting. She is an independent health care strategy and business development consultant. Over the past thirty years, she has had a wide range of consulting and senior management experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in Payer /Provider Contracting, Payer Strategy Development, Provider Affiliations, and Regulatory and Policy expertise. Prior to establishing her own firm in 2003, Kim was Vice-President of Product Strategy at CIGNA HealthCare in Bloomfield, CT, where she led CIGNA’s early efforts to create consumer focused products that improved price and quality transparency.
Vladimir Marik is a chairman of CertiCon, a.s., the SW development company located in Prague, Czech Republic. CertiCon is strategic partner to Health Helm and has 270 employees with branches in Pilsen, Ostrava and Vienna. Among its customers belong Medtronic, Bosch, IBM, Airbus Group, Frequentis and many other international companies. Vlad Marik was the Director of Rockwell Automation Research Center as a part of Rockwell Automation, Inc. Milwaukee, WI, for 17 years and has participated in many large projects for ONR, GM, Toyota etc. In parallel he is a University Professor and Director of the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics, and Cybernetics at the Czech Technical University in Prague, fully supporting the start-up accelerator eClub. He acts as the VicePresident of the IEEE SMC Society.
Ron Jonash is on Health Helm's Advisory Board. Ron is on the faculty at Hult International Business School and the Tufts School of Engineering. He is a senior partner at the Center for Innovation, Excellence, and Leadership and is also chairman of the Board of the Global Innovation Management Institute. He was founder and head of the global innovation and technology practices at Arthur D. Little and then at the Monitor Group, and has over 40 years of experience in Innovation with much of this experience in the Health Care Industry.
Sophie Chapelle is an advisor to Health Helm and is the Chief Commercial Officer of Scipher Medicine. Sophie has been a senior pharma/biotech leader building value in both high growth and big biopharma businesses, including Pfizer, UCB, CereSpir, Cogstate, and Variagenics. During more than 20 year's experience, she has delivered results via business development and operations, with deep expertise in precision medicine (biomarkers), clinical trials, autoimmune disease, and Alzheimer's. Sophie serves on the Board of Directors of the National Biomedical Research Foundation and is an active angel investor with Sky Ventures.
Flora Treger, MD is an advisor to Health Helm and is a Primary Care Physician with Women's Internal Medicine, Inc. in Rhode Island. She has over 23 years experience in women's health. Dr. Treger has a BS from Tufts University, and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and did her Residency at Rhode Island Hospital.
Chester Black is a Healthcare Entrepreneur Co-Founder and Managing Member at Angel Healthcare Investors, LLC. He is an entrepreneur with over 35 years experience in the healthcare industry as owner, investor and consultant.