Who We Are and
Why We’re Here

While just about everyone knows that chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease are costly and challenging for clients, providers and health plans, far fewer people know that evidence-based, relatively low cost programs exist that have been proven to help people self-manage these conditions. Under the traditional care delivery model, however, most people who could benefit from these programs have not been able or willing to access them.

Mobile and cloud technologies, combined with fresh thinking by clinicians, are now making it possible for many more people to access these programs, and to maintain their gains over the long haul.

Our mission is to make that happen. We have worked with thousands of people with chronic conditions, and know which aspects of the evidence-based model work best for each patient situation. We also enjoy deep experience and demonstrated success building consumer experiences that educate and engage, and we know how to scale from pilot tests to large scale, mission critical operations. We understand the realities of today’s clinical workflow, billing and accreditation requirements, and we tap into the latest insights from cognitive psychology for sustained behavior change.

Leadership Team

Dan Sheeran, CEO

Dan has deep experience creating engaging consumer experiences and building and operating consumer services. He led the consumer & mobile divisions of RealNetworks, including overseeing the Rhapsody music service. During his tenure the company's SAAS-based consumer services grew to more than one million subscribers, and the company developed advanced systems for consumer acquisition, engagement and retention. Before Real, Dan led consumer research, product management and marketing for nCUBE, a leading technology platform for interactive television. He has a BS from Georgetown and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern.

Jared Saul, MD, CTO

Dr. Saul is a board certified neuroradiologist trained at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Arizona. Dr Saul co-founded & ran Petfinder.com which became the most popular pet-oriented website on the Internet, and has facilitated more than 30 million pet adoptions. Following the sale of Petfinder.com to Discovery Communications in 2007 he oversaw technical operations as a Senior Vice President. He also founded and ran Teleradiology Services, LLC an early web based secure tele-radiology reporting system.

Andrea Serlet, RD

Andrea is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with experience working towards weight-related disease prevention including diabetes prevention, bariatric counseling and workplace wellness. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition – Dietetics from Metropolitan State University of Denver and continued to follow the path to becoming a RD with the Sodexo Distance Education Dietetic Internship with an emphasis in leadership. Prior to studying dietetics, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in Motivational Interviewing, a behavior change counseling technique. As one of the original HealthSlate DPP Lifestyle Coaches, Andrea has developed content and updates to our coaching and program policies and procedures. Now as a Lifestyle Coach Manager, she continues to create and revise while acting as a coach mentor.

Kimberly Konczak, MS, RD

Kimberly is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with over 10 years of experience working with individuals to improve their health and nutrition, in particular in the areas of diabetes self-management and weight management. She attended the University of Missouri where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences degree as well as completed their Coordinated Program in Dietetics. After working for several years as a WIC Nutritionist and Clinical Outpatient Dietitian, she switched gears and took on a management role as the Director of Nutrition for a community-based health center in Chicago while simultaneously completing a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University. Upon moving to Seattle, she worked as a nutrition and diabetes specialist for an outpatient diabetes program and then joined HealthSlate where she currently functions as both a Lifestyle Coach and Lifestyle Coach Manager.

Clinical Advisory Board

David Harlan, MD

Chief, Diabetes, UMass Memorial Medical Center. Co-Director, Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMass Memorial Medical Center. Division Chief of Diabetes at The University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Michael Shannon, MD

Chair, Endocrinology/Diabetes, Providence Health & Services

Randi Leggett, MD

Internist at Qliance. Member of the University of Washington faculty since 1984, and served on the clinical faculties at University of New Mexico and Stanford University. Board certified internist with an emphasis on primary care and ambulatory medicine. Appointed by the governor for six years to the Washington State Board of Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

Martha Price, D.N.Sc. Nurse Practitioner, CDE

Doctor of Nursing Science, University of California; dissertation on the cognitive and psychological adaptations needed to self-manage diabetes. Assistant clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Past Chair of Research Committee, AADE.

Dan Kent, Doctor of Pharmacy, CDE

Board of Directors, AADE. Pharmacy Specialty Care Coordinator, Group Health Cooperative. Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington.

Investors

HealthSlate is funded by management, angel investors in the health tech field, and Second Avenue Partners, a Seattle-based provider of management, strategy, and capital for early stage companies in the Greater Puget Sound area. Second Avenue is led by Nick Hanauer, Pete Higgins and Mike Slade. Second Avenue Partners has funded companies such as Market Leader (NASDAQ: LEDR); acquired by Trulia, In Situ; acquired by Boeing, Azaleos; acquired by Avanade, Newsvine; acquired by MSNBC.com, Fan Nation; acquired by Sports Illustrated, Real Self, & Qliance.

  1. Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC