Lee is a seasoned innovator and strategist with more than 25 years’ experience in Europe, the US and Asian markets. He has previously worked in senior management roles for global brands including Vodafone and Harrods, and has led creative agencies in Tokyo and London. For the last 12 years he has specialized in the health sector, leading branding and consumer product innovation projects for organizations including US healthcare giant Humana, global telehealth-care company Tunstall, and major US health systems. Lee is an expert in consumer engagement and behavior change marketing, and pioneered population health management strategies in the UK’s NHS. In addition to co-founding Bluedoor, he is a Co-founder and Fellow of The Institute of Healthcare Design Thinking. Lee holds a BA and MA in Oriental Studies from Cambridge University, UK.
Michael is a passionate healthcare executive turned digital health evangelist and entrepreneur. In addition to co-founding Bluedoor, Michael has served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center for Health Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has designed and developed their Digital Health Program in support of UNC’s Digital Transformation strategy. Prior to Bluedoor and UNC, Michael was Co-founder and COO of Digital Therapy, a cognitive computing platform powered by IBM Watson in the behavioral health space. His previous leadership roles include Vice Chair of Administration for the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Health System, engineering a $15 million turnaround within his first year; and Director of Clinical Operations for UNC Health Care’s specialty ambulatory clinics where continued growth and expansion were achieved. Michael also held several leadership roles at UCLA Health within various clinical departments. He has a BSc in Neuroscience from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MBA from Elon University in North Carolina.
Tania is a successful entrepreneur and lawyer whose focus for the last 22 years has been in healthcare. She has built various businesses centered on connecting patients with physicians to increase access and improve outcomes including Vital Health Network which was implemented with Aetna, and Virtual Medical Group, a national network of board certified physicians who treat patients via telemedicine. In 2007, she founded COPE Today, a telemental health company which was acquired by MindCare Solutions Group in 2013. Tania has served on non-profit boards holding the position of Chair and on for-profit boards including a company that was sold to Intuit for $91 million. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and Georgia State University School of Law and is a member of the bar in North Carolina and Georgia.
Emerson has 14 years of experience architecting and implementing cutting-edge technology solutions across the marketplace. His experience covers the spectrum of technical leadership from early-stage technology research and development in venture-backed start-ups to enterprise-wide projects in major corporations. Emerson has been instrumental in designing and building cutting-edge technology platforms that drive business value, efficiency, and best-in-class performance across the life science and healthcare sector. He has played key roles in long-term strategic visioning and focuses on technology roadmaps that allow rapid, iterative improvement and delivery of value while incorporating the flexibility to adapt to evolving needs and use cases. Emerson has spoken frequently on software design and architecture best practices and the role and impact of emerging technology in the healthcare sector. He advises numerous early-stage organizations on technical strategy.
Donald has three decades of healthcare business development success providing management services, strategic insight, product propositions, and go-to-market strategies to employers and clients including Wyeth, Pfizer, Amgen, BMS, RediClinic, Revolution Health, Medscape, and WebMD. He has led/participated in transformative, technology-driven initiatives that have influenced the seamless system of patient care, electronic medical information, patient and provider education, and provider accreditation.
Casey has dedicated her career to advising leaders – including philanthropists and senior executives at Fortune 500 companies, family foundations, the United Nations, and global health partnerships – on how to strategically evolve their organizations and teams to ensure their operations and people are positioned for the greatest impact. Most recently, she led Unlocking Potential, a non-profit established in 2017 and dedicated to expanding access to high-quality professional development in the social sector. Casey previously served as the Chief of Staff to philanthropist and financier Raymond G. Chambers, the Policy Director on Carly Fiorina’s 2016 presidential campaign, and an independent consultant for mission-driven businesses. She started her career at McKinsey & Company after earning a BA with High Honors from the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and beagle.
Meryem grew up in Germany and received her PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Berlin with distinction (magna cum laude). She then worked as a research scientist in the fields of cancer, skin disorders and autoimmune diseases at renowned institutions including the National Institutes of Health, Duke University, Georgetown University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has co-authored close to 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals. To pursue her wider interest in healthcare she attended UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School to receive her MBA with a concentration in Healthcare, Marketing and Operations Management. Meryem joined Bluedoor in 2017 as a Senior Research Analyst and leads market research and trends analysis across our portfolio of clients.
Kevin is our odd Southern duck, a designer with an MBA, who has spent over two decades engaging people through creative strategy and design solutions. He has worked for Fortune 100 companies, startups, universities, healthcare institutions, financial services, aerospace, and the military. His broad background speaks to time spent in roles ranging from designer to account manager to strategist to Chief Creative Officer. In being a creative leader, Kevin enjoys pulling new ideas from fertile minds, mentoring, guiding teams to better solutions, pushing for more exuberant thoughts, and honing the importance of quality work. That’s what Kevin does well, he pushes beyond the normal with a passion for meaningful creativity and branding.
Patrick has over 20 years’ experience within the talent management and placement industry. He has extensive experience in providing staffing services to Fortune 100, mid-market, and government entities in the US and Canada within information technology and project management solutions. Through the course of his career, he has founded multiple staffing companies from one-person start-ups to multi-million dollar organizations employing hundreds of people internally and in project-based solutions. During his tenure as CEO of CompuGroup Technologies, Inc. 5,000 named his organization as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US in their annual listing for three consecutive years. When he is not in Chapel Hill helping to build out Bluedoor Connect as the first talent management and search firm focused exclusively on the rapidly growing digital health industry, Patrick lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two daughters.