Picnic is freeing your health data so it's a joy to use.
Here's the team making it happen:
Noga was inspired to create PicnicHealth after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and struggling to keep track of her own health data. She had previously co-founded Lumni USA, where she raised and deployed the first US investment fund to help underserved students access low-risk, equity-style student loan products. She has been a regular speaker and consultant on financial innovation for the underbanked and, more recently, an advocate for patient data access in the healthcare system. Noga has a BA from Stanford where she studied Human Biology and Economics. She can regularly be found spacing out while trying to meditate.
Troy is an engineering generalist and a data specialist. His work in the past has ranged from analyzing Monte Carlo simulations over mission trajectories for SpaceX to creating a web app for crowdsourcing healthcare price transparency data. With two doctors for parents, he's been thinking about ways to make healthcare work better for as long as he can remember. Troy studied Physics, Aerospace Engineering, and Economics as an undergrad at MIT. When he's not busy teaching robots how to think, he loves playing sports and has given in to drinking the Crossfit Kool-Aid™.
As director of medical informatics, Gillian has a passion for empowering patients to take control of their health. She originally came to the field of patient-centered medicine through her own experience managing a chronic blood disorder. After earning her undergraduate degree from Tulane University, her medical career began with graduate work in biomedical ethics at Harvard before earning her doctoral degree in evidence-based naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University and completing residency in integrative primary care. Gillian speaks and consults regularly on the topic of engaging patients through technology. Despite her focus on healthy living, she possesses an uncanny ability to discuss historical flavors of Girl Scout Cookies at length.
Pye Phyo Maung
Pye is a software engineer with a long lived passion for making healthcare better and smarter. He dropped out from University of Medicine 1 Yangon (in Myanmar) due to his interest in technology. He majored in Math and Computer Science at Ripon College, with a research focus in neural networks. He's worked on problems ranging from manufacturing automation to building software for home health agencies. Pye is extremely optimistic about the role technology can play in improving the lot of humanity, and sees the singularity as a goal rather than a prediction. In the physical world, Pye loves swimming and training Aikido.
Roy is a student studying computer science at Purdue University. He is part of a student-led movement on campus to make Purdue a more innovation focused school. Roy is a leader in Purdue Hackers, and helps organize Purdue’s premier hackathon, BoilerMake. Last year, he interned at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, writing embedded software on satellites. When he’s not doing tech stuff, Roy can be seen in solitude, training to become a yoyo master.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Sophie has a passion for improving access to quality, comprehensive health care for all. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Latin American/Latino Studies. In her spare time she volunteers at the Women's Community Clinic and enjoys camping in the great outdoors, cooking up delicious meals and most of all rooting for the San Francisco Giants!
Markan is a software engineer with a lifelong drive to modernize healthcare. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. After working with and developing medical devices in college, he decided that software is the best way to bring healthcare to the 21st century. In his off time, he can either be found playing tennis, skiing or mountain biking.
Betsey Rapp is a healthcare marketing and strategy expert focused on launching innovative products and services. Betsey previously served as the Director of Marketing at Crescendo Bioscience (now a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics), where she led marketing efforts to patients and physicians for Vectra DA, the first multi-biomarker blood test for measuring disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis. Prior to Crescendo, Betsey worked on the launches of several oncology drugs at Genentech. Betsey holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Biopsychology from Tufts University. In her free time she enjoys travel and hiking, and recently climbed a 14,000 foot mountain in Borneo.