Greg Lewis has over 21 years of working in the pharmaceutical marketing sector at large global agencies as well as small boutique shops. In 2019, he joined Calcium as President and Managing Partners – prior roles included Managing Partner at WPP’s Grey Health Group and President at Havas Health and You.
With a range of experience from biologics to toothpaste, and from large DTC-launched brands to specialty products, he has a keen understanding of the fundamentals needed to drive brand growth in today’s marketplace. He has acted as an integrated world-wide team lead on large global brands for J&J, Pfizer, and Bayer, yet he understands the nuances of becoming a trusted partner at more agile and entrepreneurial client organizations.
Greg has led multiple cross-functional marketing launches and campaigns including all on- and off-line professional promotion, medical education, pharmacy outreach, PR and DTC efforts. He likes to connect the dots and has served in lead integration roles as a Brand Chemist for JNJ’s anti-TNF Golimumab, a US Team Leader for Boehriger Ingelheim and as a Global Brand Leader over-seeing Pfizer’s Hematology portfolio.
Greg received a dual degree in marketing communications and political science from Villanova University. He has taken executive classes at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth and the Harvard Business School. In 2017 and 2020, he was recognized as a Transformational Leader by PM360 and in 2020 was named as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People by Pharma Voice. He sits on two non-profit boards and lives in Mt Lakes, NJ with his wife and 5 children.
Howard is a Managing Director and focuses on healthcare investments at Asahi Kasei, a diversified conglomerate based in Tokyo. A physician by training, Howard has over 20 years of experience investing in innovative public and private healthcare companies. Prior to Asahi Kasei, he was an investor at Hambrecht and Quist Capital (a leading healthcare fund) and Advent International (one of the largest global private equity firms). His early career includes time at The Advisory Board Company and Goldman Sachs.
Howard received his AB in Economics from Harvard University where he was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team. He then received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. Howard lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.
Passionate. Unique. Loyal. Resilient. These words are commonly used to describe Sharron S. Rouse. Sharron is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of working in the education and nonprofit industries. She is skilled in program coordination, leadership, community outreach, and curriculum development. Sharron is a strong educational professional with an Administrator certification focused in Educational Leadership and Administration.
A native of the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, she has dedicated her life to influencing the world as a kidney disease, dialysis, and now transplant survivor. Sharron actively shares her story to bring hope and healing to anyone facing difficult circumstances in life. To expand the scope of her reach, Sharron founded Kindness for Kidneys International, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, encouraging, and empowering kidney warriors and their families. Sharron lives in Maryland with her husband Shawn and daughter Kyla.
Chet Alan Bennett aka Chef Bennet; Licensed Cosmetologist; School Owner; Salon Owner; Radio Host; Conference Host; Instructor; Motivational Speaker; Author; Executive Producer; and Founder of a non-profit. These are some of the many titles that Mr. Chet A. Bennett has held over the years while being a successful businessman. He is a proud graduate of Morehouse College with a BA in Religion and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Howard University. From holding contracts for the Correctional Corporation of America and the DC Department of Corrections, to coordinating conferences, producing the documentary, “Don’t Put Down the Clippers,” writing the book “My Business is the Beauty Business,” and owning 6 salons, two daycare centers, and a beauty school, Mr. Bennett has achieved great heights in all his endeavors. Although he has held a strong role in the beauty industry for over 29 years, C. Alan Bennett has been cooking and catering since 1992.
It wasn’t until he received a kidney transplant that he decided to spend the rest of his life dedicated to the culinary industry. He created The C. Alan Foundation to not only bring awareness to the kidney disease community, but to educate the community on how to create a healthy lifestyle. Under the foundation, The Kidney Kafe’ with Chef Benne’, and the Kidney Conversations Talk Show was created. C. Alan has become a sought-after caterer at the Bennett Career Institute, The Kidney Kafe Pop-ups; a personal Chef; an inspiring Chef host on a progressive cooking show that airs on The Urban Television Network; his YouTube channel, and his website kidney-kafe.com.
He is now partnering with Access Housing Inc., a Southeast DC Veteran’s Service Center catering meals for the homeless, and is set to air his cooking show this spring on DCTV. He also has a book about a healthy eating lifestyle coming out in April “From the Ground to the Gut.” Chef Benne’ started the Kidney Kafe Garden in Washington DC’s most economically challenged community growing spices and sustainable food for the local area. There is much more to come from C. Alan Bennett, as his impact in the culinary community has just begun.
Linda has spent over 20 years in the healthcare industry working with several leading technology companies. She has used her experience, leadership and a collaborative approach to human and health services to work alongside her clients to deliver innovative digital health solutions to patients. As a member of the leadership team at Mozzaz, Linda has been instrumental in the company’s growth and mission to bring digital health to individuals with complex care needs by establishing relationships with health plans and providers. Linda is also active with community mental health and social services and has served as board member in non-profit organizations dealing with complex care healthcare delivery.
Since joining Mozzaz in 2013, Linda has played many roles including VP of Client Success, demonstrating her commitment and dedication to helping healthcare providers deliver services that maximize their clients’ abilities to live independently and to support them on their journey. Additionally, Linda serves as VP of Strategic Partnerships, helping partners like CVS Health bring virtual care to their members to improve engagement and promote better outcomes across the populations they serve. Linda also works closely with Mozzaz strategic partners like Microsoft, leveraging the channel and her relationships to foster account expansion in new LOB areas.
Sarah Lee is the Chief Executive Officer of Relavo. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering (2019) from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Master of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (2020) at JHU.
Sarah has led Relavo’s work since its initiation in September 2017 as an undergraduate design team in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) department, of which she served as the Team Leader and Project Manager. Under her leadership, Relavo raised nearly $1,000,000 in non-dilutive funding, including a National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I award and the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis Phase II award, and has grown to become one of the most successful projects coming out of the BME Design Team program at JHU. Relavo’s work has also been recognized by the James Dyson Award, VentureWell, the National Kidney Foundation, and numerous business plan competitions.
In addition to her work with Relavo, while at Johns Hopkins, Sarah was part of an undergraduate design team that aimed to develop a low-cost cryoablation device to treat breast cancer in low- and middle-income countries. She led early bench-testing efforts and helped earn a Bronze Medal at the 2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition at the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Linda Trinh Memorial Award from JHU. She also participated in the National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates program as an REU Fellow in 2018 where she worked to develop permeable scaffolds for microvessel growth to treat spinal cord injuries, and was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society in the US.
Dalton, a former division one athlete at the University of Iowa, suffered career ending injuries from a near-fatal motorcycle accident during his sophomore year. One of the injuries (to his brachial plexus) left him with a paralyzed right arm. After about a year, during which his arm was paralyzed. Dalton underwent an experimental nerve transplant operation and eventually was able to regain full movement of his arm.
With his co-founder Eric Pahl, Dalton started OmniLife in 2016. They connected initially through their common interest in medical technology and their shared connected purpose to organ and tissue transplant.
Michael Pimental is Partner & Co-Founder of CVS Health Ventures and Senior Director of Business Development, for CVS Health. In his current role within Strategy & Business Development, Pimental has led partnership and investment activities in several key strategic areas of focus, including, diagnostic testing, social determinants of health, oncology genomic testing and dialysis services.
Pimental joined CVS Health in 2011 and held previous roles in Finance and Corporate Development (M&A). During his time in Corporate Development he was deeply involved in the strategy development and execution of transactions including the more than $70 billion acquisition of Aetna.
Pimental earned his bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. Previous to CVS, he worked in financial services.