PHIND Advisory Board
Founding Member, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Brook Byers is a founding member of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. A venture capital investor since 1972, Brook has been closely involved with more than 60 new technology-based ventures, many of which have become public companies. He formed the first life sciences practice group in the venture capital profession in 1984 and led KPCB to become a premier venture capital firm in the medical, healthcare and biotechnology sectors. KPCB has invested in and helped build more than 110 life sciences companies that have developed hundreds of products to treat underserved medical needs for many millions of patients. Brook was the founding president and then chairman of four biotechnology companies that were incubated in KPCB's offices and went on to become public companies with an aggregate market value of more than US $8 billion. He serves on the board of directors of Cell Design Labs, Enjoy, Newsela and Zephyr Health.
Brook serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of California San Francisco medical campus and hospitals, the Stanford Medicine Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the New Schools Foundation. In 2007, UCS awarded Brook the UCSF Medal, its honorary degree equivalent. In 2008, Brook was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Venture Capital Association. In 2010, he received an honorary Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology.
CEO & Board Chair of CellSight Technologies
Aruna Gambhir is the CEO & Board Chair of CellSight Technologies, a PET imaging tracer company that allows visualization of a patient’s immune system to allow clinicians to make informed decisions. The technology was licensed from the Gambhir lab at Stanford and is now in Phase II clinical trials worldwide. Prior commercial experience includes Siebel Systems where she helped build and manage a globally distributed sales consulting team, during its growth from startup phase to Fortune 500 status. She currently serves on the advisory board at Earli whose mission is to catch and cure cancer early. Previously she served on the boards of the Pacific Art League, Breast Cancer Connections and Portola Valley Schools Endowment. Ms. Gambhir has a BA in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley, MS in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and an MBA from UCLA.
Rati N. Godrej, MD
Physician, Godrej Industries Limited
Dr. Rati N. Godrej graduated from the UCLA school of Medicine in 1988 and completed her training in Internal Medicine from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Godrej has been living in Mumbai, India since 1991. Her Professional experience in India has included being a clinical consultant for the US Consulate Medical Unit in Mumbai, India from 1994 to 2014 and Deputy Medical Director for the Asian Heart Hospital from 2009 to 2011. She has served on the Ethics Committee of the Tata Memorial Hospital from 2006 to 2009. Additionally, she has served as the President and continued to be a Board Member of the Jai Vakeel School for Children with Special Needs, until April 2014 and has also served as a board member for ICTPH, a public health organization committed to creating innovations to improve the access and quality of health care in rural India. She is currently a member of the Board of Advisors for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Center in Mumbai, India. She is also on the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Global Advisory Board for 2017.
Dr. Godrej is a trustee for The Foundation for research in Community Health and serves on the Board of trustees for the Framjee Cawasjee Institute in Mumbai, an Institute founded in 1862, which to date provides financial assistance to low income students in local schools and colleges to support them in achieving their educational and professional goals.
Joseph M. Hogan
President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Align Technology
Joseph M. Hogan joined Align in June 2015 as President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and a Director of Align Technology. Mr. Hogan is an accomplished chief executive with extensive experience across multiple industries including healthcare, technology and industrial automation. Before joining Align, Mr. Hogan served as CEO of ABB, a $40 billion global power and automation technologies company based in Zurich, Switzerland. During his five years at ABB, Mr. Hogan oversaw a 25% increase in revenues. Prior to ABB, Mr. Hogan spent 25 years at General Electric (GE) in a variety of executive and management roles, including eight years as CEO of GE Healthcare, where he drove significant geographic and market portfolio expansion and more than doubled revenues from $7 billion to $16 billion. Mr. Hogan earned an M.B.A. from Robert Morris University and a B.S. degree in Business and Economics from Geneva College, both in Pennsylvania.
Vice Chairman & Founding CEO, GRAIL
Jeff Huber is the Vice Chairman & Founding CEO of GRAIL. GRAIL’s mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. By building on high-intensity genome sequencing technology, large-scale clinical evidence development, and leading-edge computer science, bioinformatics, and machine learning, GRAIL is creating a new scientific understanding of cancer biology to develop a blood test that can detect cancer at an early stage and hopefully save millions of lives. Prior to GRAIL, Jeff worked at the intersection of life sciences and computer science at Google[X] (2013-2016). Previously at Google, Jeff led development for Google Ads (2003-2011), Google Apps (2005-2010), and Google Maps (2011-2013). Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Harvard University. He is a board member of Electronic Arts (EA) and The Exploratorium, and formers board member of Illumina (ILMN; 2014-2016).
Richard M. Levy, PhD
Chair, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Ravenswood Family Health Center at the Berkeley School of Public Health
Richard Levy was chairman of the Varian Medical Systems Board of Directors from 2002-2014. He was General Manager of the Medical Business from 1986-1999 and CEO of the company from 1999 to 2006. Levy was on the Board of Sutter Health, an $11B Healthcare system, 2006-2016, and was Chairman of that Board 2013-2014. He has served on the Board of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Sutter Health, since 2002, and the Bay Area Board of Sutter Health since it was formed in 2015. He was on the Board of the United Way Silicon Valley 2002-2014, and served as Chair in 2008-2009. He has been a co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, is currently a mentor to students in Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, and previously an active participant in summits for CCI (Center for Corporate Innovation, Inc.), with a focus on improvement of the national healthcare system. Other Boards include North Hawaii Community Hospital and he is a past chairman of the board of directors of the American Electronics Association. Levy holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a doctorate in nuclear chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Executive Partner, Siris Capital Group LLC
Bethany Mayer is currently an Executive Partner with Siris Capital Group LLC, a New York based private equity firm. Ms. Mayer is the former president and CEO of Ixia, a publicly traded $500M company and the market leader in test, visibility and security solutions. During her tenure at Ixia, Ms. Mayer drove the growth of the company in key new markets culminating in a successful sale of the company to Keysight Technologies Inc in 2017. Ms. Mayer brings over 25 years of technology experience serving in executive roles in companies both large and small. Prior to Ixia, Mayer was senior vice president and general manager of HP’s $2.5B Networking business unit and the NFV business unit. In addition, Mayer served as senior vice president, marketing and alliances for Blue Coat Systems, and held leadership roles at Cisco Systems and Apple. Ms Mayer is an independent board member of Sempra Energy and a board member of Pulse Secure Inc. Ms. Mayer holds a BS from Santa Clara University and an MBA from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Amir Dan Rubin
President & CEO, One Medical Group
Amir Dan Rubin is the President and CEO of One Medical Group. Amir was formally Executive Vice President of Optum/UnitedHealth Group and its Optum health services organization to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone. As Executive Vice President Optum, CEO Optum Care, CEO Optum CSG Population Health Services and CEO Optum360, Amir works with a team of dedicated staff and physicians to deliver better health and coordinated care.
Amir previously served as President and CEO of Stanford Health Care, the academic health system affiliated with Stanford University in California. Prior to Stanford, Amir served as Chief Operating Officer for the UCLA Health System in Los Angeles, Chief Operating Officer for Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, Assistant Vice President for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Texas, and health care management consultant with APM in San Francisco.
In 2014, Amir was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Northern California amongst Large Companies. Amir earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.