Meet our team
Vice President, Software
Steve is a proven information technology executive with a background in designing and building complex enterprise systems who was instrumental in the long-term growth of two technology firms. Steve is a competitive sailor who met his wife, Heather, while racing against her in the Rhodes 19 National Championships. He continues to race in a variety of classes in Marblehead, Massachusetts, where he and Heather are raising their two sons, Jack and Cooper.
Senior Director, Compliance & Subscriber Services
Lauren has served in project management roles in both the pharmaceutical industry and academia and has extensive experience in human subjects research administration. She lives just outside of Philadelphia where you can find her doing home improvement projects.
Senior Medical Director
Dr. Danny Sands is a practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics and is passionate about healthcare transformation. He’s worked for over 25 years in a variety of capacities in the healthcare IT industry and spent almost 14 years doing clinical informatics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. There, he developed and implemented innovative systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement. In addition to practicing, Dr. Sands is a co-founder and board chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine.
Patient Advocacy Lead
Kathleen has dedicated her professional career to working with patients and families and is the former Director of Patient Advocacy, Rare Diseases for Sanofi Genzyme, where she led a team dedicated to managing relationships with rare disease patient organizations. Prior to Sanofi Genzyme, she worked as a pediatric social worker dedicated to Cystic Fibrosis and other chronic illnesses.
Software Test Engineer
Allison has diverse experience in writing, research, and communications. She’s currently in Boston where she brings all of her skills together to perfect the Backpack Health experience for users.
Director, Software Experience Design
Jerel has been designing for mission-driven organizations for several years. A proponent of design systems and storytelling — he believes in the power of empathy and logic made manifest in well-designed tools for living. He lives in upstate New York.
Senior Director, Software Engineering
Steve has been involved in projects ranging from telecommunication systems to medical record capture and analysis. When he’s not building the Backpack Health application and infrastructure, you can find him serving his community with family & friends or playing with his woodworking tools.
Multi-lingual Support Manager
Cris' passion has always lied in helping and improving the quality of life of other people, in a variety of different contexts. They live in Switzerland where they bring that drive and their multilingual background to help make Backpack Health more accessible to people across the world. They spend their free time traveling and taking photographs.
Software Engineering Consultant
Jonathon has spent his career in healthcare informatics specializing in integration. Based in Auckland New Zealand, he has worked on projects all over the world. In his spare time, he can be found trying to create the perfect rum at a small craft distillery.
Associate Director, Software Engineering
Adam’s home base is Connecticut, but he is beginning to enjoy traveling as he works. He’s been a software developer, animator, and filmmaker. He’s a board game aficionado.
Director of Business Development
Michael lives in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and two dogs. His passion for supporting those in need drives his creativity and direction in his work with rare disease populations. He is a dedicated bicyclist and film score enthusiast.
Erin Smith MPH
Senior Program Manager
Erin lives in the greater Boston area with her husband Topher and two children Hattie and Ben. She is most passionate about improving access to health care and tools that support wellness for vulnerable and underserved populations. As a project manager she gets to fulfill that passion working directly with our partners to create specialized groups within Backpack.