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 Comminications 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.

Meghann Moore, CDE & RD

Meghann is a certified diabetes educator (CDE), and registered dietitian (RD) with over a decade of experience working with people with diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, overweight and obesity, and more. She is experienced as a program coordinator for both an ADA recognized and AADE accredited Diabetes Self Management Education Program. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has written numerous publications for print. She received her bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from Washington State University, and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

Jacque Corey, R.N., M.P.H., C.C.M., C.N.S., C.D.E.

Jacque is passionate in helping people gain the confidence, knowledge, skills, and tools to reach their personal health goals. She is a clinical nurse specialist, certified in case management and diabetes education. Jacque’s 37 year healthcare career includes work in acute care, long-term care, occupational health, public health, and for the past ten years, diabetes education. Jacque has served in several capacities for the Oregon Diabetes Educators, including as president. She received her undergraduate degree at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington.

Paul Coombs, VP DE Programs

Paul leads our joint programs with the American Association of Diabetes Educators to provide in-clinic digital tools for diabetes educators. Paul also oversees our customer care & account management teams. He is the former general manager of Calico Homes, A Denver-based home builder. He previously worked for 10 years as Vice President and in other roles at Bank of America and predecessor companies.

Jeff Yarlett, Director

Jeff has over a decade of film, video, and broadcast television experience in health & consumer services. Prior to joining HealthSlate, he was a production manager for Animal Planet at Discovery Communications. He started his career as a video journalist with Fox News after graduating with a Bachelors in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida.

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