Kim Gandy MD, PhD Founder / CEO

Kim is a physician/scientist and entrepreneur with 25 year of experience in healthcare, her clinical and scientific career including institutions such as Duke and Stanford. Having been a leader in her field of transplantation, she has led international committees in translational medicine and been selected by her peers as one of the nation’s top doctors. Having cared for patients in transplantation and congenital heart disease, she has a deep understanding of the importance and issues involved in motivating patients to be adherent. Over the last four years, she has led Play-it Health to a position where it has been recognized by five major health organizations for its potential and vision in the health adherence space.

Jonathan Epstein COO

Jonathan Epstein has spent 20 years in enterprise IT sales and business development, with the last 11 years in healthcare. He has built and managed annual revenue streams exceeding $10MM and led teams in the United States and internationally. In 2006, Jonathan co-founded Tx Xchange, the market's first cloud-based telehealth platform focused on patient self-management of chronic disease. A 2008 study with United Healthcare validated Tx Xchange's ability to improve orthopedic outcomes, reduce medical costs and improve patient satisfaction. The company, now called Telespine, has partnerships with provider organizations and payers covering 30MM lives. Jonathan is passionate about patient-centered care, innovative care delivery models and helping clinical teams use technology to operate more efficiently.

Steve Roatch CTO

Steve is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and technologist. After 17 years as a managing partner at Accenture, he founded his own software development firm, 27 Global, which he has been running successfully for 8 years and which has offices in both Denver and Kansas City. Kim and Steve, both Northwestern alumni, teamed up two years ago to develop Play-it Health’s software system. Steve now formally joins the Play-it Health team to take the company to the next level.

Dexter Goodwin Director of Sales and Marketing

Dex has over a decade of experience helping start-ups and entrepreneurs across the technology sector establish a market-fit and grow their development verticals. He brings significant operations acumen to the team through his experience with Outerwall, DVDXpress and Robo Innovations. Dec is known for his ability to develop strong relationships with clients and to effectively create and articulate value propositions in the marketplace.

Davin Hills Director of Interoperability

Davin Hills is a highly experienced entrepreneur and technologist with over twenty years of experience creating innovative solutions in health technology. Davin was the chief architect for Medinotes, eventually taking over the position of Senior VP of operations. The company executed a successful exit to Eclipsys in 2008. Davin then went on to design the nutritional platform Bettrlife and to serve as the CTO for several health tech organizations that are currently in their growth phases. Davin’s expertise is significantly strong in healthcare interoperability including HL7, FHIR, and many other proprietary APIs.

Steve Eakin V.P. Security and Integrations

Steve is a seasoned developer with over 10 years experience as a lead developer and president of a successful start up tech firm. He also has extensive experience in security and database management at larger entities such as Experian.

Katie Neben Director of Product Development

Katie has been a VP and Director of product development at Welltok and Trizetto, respectively. She has immense knowledge of the digital health landscape, experience in taking products to market, and a well-honed appreciation of the fine details of the user experience.

Advisory Team

Esther Dyson Advisor

Esther is a world renowned author, angel investor, mentor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. She is known for her keen insight and predictive prowess in the fields of tech and health, having established herself in the early days of tech by creating a newsletter that was seen as one of the key resources for identifying elements with transformative power.

Steve Roatch Advisor, Technology and Business Development

Steve is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and technologist. After 17 years as a managing partner at Accenture, he joined IntraISP Software Solutions as COO to help escort that company to its exit to Clearwire in 2007. He then founded his own software development firm, 27 Global, which he has been running successfully for 8 years and which has offices in both Denver and Kansas City.

Will Boenig Advisor

Will is an experienced business executive known for his creativity, collaborative nature, unbounded energy and transformative idea. Currently a regional director at Trumpet Behavioral Health and formerly, director of clinical operations at Davita, he has extensive experience in disease management. With degrees in engineering physics and civil engineering and an MBA from Stanford, his multidisciplinary background allows him to bring a distinct set of skills to his passion for patient advocacy.

Piero Ferrante Advisor, Algorithms and Data Strategy

Piero is an experienced data scientist well respected nationally for his algorithm development and analytic skills. Never afraid to think out of the box, he has been a valued senior data scientist at organizations such as Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Sprint, and C2FO. Piero loves and believes in the power of large sets of data, and so does Play-it Health.

Jake Savin Advisor, Product Development

Jake is a passionate software exec with 18 years of experience in project management and mobile, web, back-end, and desktop development. He has delivered state of the art solutions into the marketplace for organizations such as Microsoft, Hitachi, Radio Userland, and Black Pixel.

Tom Sanders Advisor

Tom Sanders is an experienced healthcare executive who has been running companies for 12 years. Having been the Founder and President of the health engagement company Captify Health for the last 7 years, he recently executed its acquisition to Continuum Health.