Pearl Grows Team to Accelerate Bringing Humanism Back to Healthcare

Pearl Health | Steven Duque, Chief Growth Officer; Lana Cohen, Sr. Director of Product; Peter Jamieson, Head of Data Science; James Young, Principal UX Designer; Charles Gillock, Sr. Market Success Manager; Sujai Arakali, Provider Growth Associate

Former athenahealth, Catalant, Press Ganey, and naviHealth leaders join Pearl Health to supercharge efforts to empower physicians in Medicare’s value-based care programs.

Pearl Health is accelerating its path to empower and enable primary care physicians in Medicare’s value-based programs with increased autonomy, outcomes-aligned incentives, and actionable insights to provide the best care possible. 

To do this, we’re building a world-class team to join us on our journey to bring humanism back to healthcare. Each member of our team plays a critical role in designing, building, and driving adoption of our solutions for unlocking the latent value in empowering physicians. Not only will new members help us achieve our goals faster, but we’re also proud to say that each addition to our team is deeply consistent with our values of hiring genuine, mission-driven, and conscientious colleagues. 

To that end, we’re thrilled to welcome a new cohort to the Pearl team this September! New team members bring deep experience across Growth and Marketing, Product, Data Science, UX Design and Market Success. As we scale our organization to help an ever-growing number of physicians perform in value-based care programs, it’s our core belief that talent drives not only our success, but also the success of our doctors and their patients. We’re bringing together the best minds in product, design, growth, and data to help unlock a better future for primary care.

Since Pearl’s Series A funding led by a16z (link), we’ve continued to build out our team, payor partnerships, and physician network. As we accelerate expansion, we’re investing heavily in our product and user experience for physician practices — all aimed at helping them escape the unrewarding, burdensome experience of Fee-for-Service (FFS) and thrive, enabled by technology in value-based models.

If you’re a physician interested in expanding your practice and performing in value-based models, contact us here

New Team Member Bios: September 2021

Steven Duque – Chief Growth Officer

Steven Duque is Chief Growth Officer at Pearl Health. He was previously Vice President of Marketing at Catalant Technologies, where he partnered with cross-functional company leaders to design and execute Catalant’s go-to-market strategy and messaging, build brand awareness through thought leadership and category creation, and enable sales teams and product-led growth to efficiently generate more than 40% year-over-year revenue growth during his tenure. Prior to Catalant, Steven served as Vice President of Product and Marketing at Happie, in addition to serving in various marketing, sales, and evangelism leadership roles at Intuit and Bullhorn, among others. 

Steven received his A.B. in Philosophy (primary concentration) and Sociology (secondary field) from Harvard University.

Lana Cohen – Senior Director of Product

Lana Cohen is the Senior Director of Product at Pearl Health. Prior to joining Pearl, Lana spent over seven years at athenahealth as a Product Leader in the Platform division working on integration strategies and patient engagement solutions. 

She is passionate about enabling physicians with the right information and tools at the right time and place to achieve better outcomes — and in empowering patients to be active agents in their care. At athena, she led the rollout of “login with athenahealth” credential for patients across the athena network and numerous patient and clinician-facing app integrations, including Apple Health and several Payor integrations. Prior to her MBA, she led Product for an early-stage fintech company.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration, with a Healthcare certificate, from the MIT Sloan School of Management and B.A. in English from Clark University. 

Peter Jamieson – Head of Data Science

Peter Jamieson is the Head of Data Science at Pearl Health. Peter has extensive experience leading data science teams in both the healthcare and financial services industries. Prior to joining Pearl, he ran the DS team for Poloniex, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, focusing on issues related to security, risk, and financial performance. Before that, he worked as a consultant with BCG Gamma, Boston Consulting Group’s data science and advanced analytics practice, supporting clients in the pharmaceutical and insurance verticals, among others. In addition, he spent several years overseeing athenahealth’s population health and patient engagement data science efforts. He is passionate about helping businesses leverage cutting-edge technologies to make smarter decisions and serve their customers better. 

Peter holds a BA in Mathematics, magna cum laude from Carleton College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. 

James Young – Principal UX Designer

James Young is Principal UX Designer at Pearl Health. James comes to Pearl with expertise in split attention and high cognitive load users. He has over a decade of experience designing in medical technology systems, both in origin and iteration. Throughout his career he has worked within Clinical User Experience and Patient Experience, helping deploy technology, streamline workflows, and achieve success in patient experience.

Prior to Pearl, James was Senior Director of Experiences for Bravado Health, where he supported product design and development across both clinical and patient-facing applications.  His previous experience includes Deloitte, Press-Ganey, CareSight and Humana.

James is an avid supporter of animal welfare causes, mentorship and Veteran assistance.

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Charles Gillock – Senior Market Success Manager

Charles is Senior Market Success Manager at Pearl Health. He previously worked in Strategy and Innovation at naviHealth where he designed and launched new programs in post-acute care for Medicare Advantage customers. He was also responsible for working with external partners and exploring collaboration opportunities for naviHealth. Prior to naviHealth and while in business school, Charles worked for two healthcare-focused venture funds, identifying and executing on early-stage investment opportunities in healthcare services and IT. 

The son of a physician and a nurse, Charles has a passion for improving the patient and provider experience. He received his B.A. in Government and History from the University of Virginia and MBA from Vanderbilt University. Outside of the office you can find him jamming with his family band. 

Sujai Arakali – Provider Growth Associate

Sujai is Provider Growth Associate at Pearl Health. Prior to joining Pearl, he co-founded NeoHealth, a startup focused on developing pharmacy management software for healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa. NeoHealth has won numerous grants and awards including 3rd place at the Michigan Business Challenge and 1st place at the China Business Challenge. Sujai also started a student organization called MedLaunch which designs assistive technology for individuals with disabilities. MedLaunch has expanded to two colleges and created 10+ technologies to assist various community partners. 

Sujai is passionate about combining his experience in entrepreneurship, marketing, and design in order to address inefficiencies in the healthcare system. He received his degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan.

Interested in helping revolutionize healthcare and joining a world-class team of kind, passionate, gritty individuals? Explore open opportunities on our careers page, or reach out directly at [email protected]

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