Rachel Pacheco Joins Vivante Health Board of Directors
Experienced digital healthcare advisor and management expert to help kick-start digestive diseases
CHICAGO, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Living Healththe leading digital solution for digestive health and disease, today announced the addition of a business management authority and a faculty member from the Wharton School of Business Rachel Pacheco on the company’s board of directors. Pacheco will work with the company’s leadership team and other board members to help scale the company amid a growing need from employers and health plans for solutions that reduce to both medical claims and help employees improve their digestive health.
Pacheco teaches global strategy and organizational behavior at the Wharton School, is the author of Bringing the Boss Up: Practical Lessons for New Managers, and sits on the board of several digital health and wellness startups, including Maven Clinic and Wellthy.
She has also served on the management teams of several healthcare and big data startups, as a human resources director at a healthcare consulting firm, and as a founding faculty member of the Entrepreneurship in Education at University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches entrepreneurship courses focused on the practical side of working in a small organization. She holds a Ph.D. and MBA from The Wharton School and a BS from Georgetown University.
“We are currently in high growth mode with 400% growth in our customer base since 2021, multiple Fortune 500 customers and partnerships with top healthcare solutions for employers,” said Bill Snyder, CEO of Vivante Health. “Rachel’s experience helping start-ups build a culture that can both drive and support expansion will be instrumental in helping us maintain this momentum and continue to deliver world-class care to clients and their families. employees.”
Pacheco joins a board of leading benefits specialists and investors that includes Sally Welbornformer senior vice president of global benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc., and health care and benefits consultant; Shawn Ellis, Managing Director at NFP Ventures and Managing Partner at Distributed Ventures; and Robert Garber, partner of 7wireVentures. NFP Ventures and 7wireVentures are both investors in Vivante Health, which closed a $16 million Series A funding round led by 7wireVentures in March.
“Digital health is transforming healthcare, and Vivante Health is at the forefront of the digestive disease movement,” Pacheco said. “Joining their board of directors gives me the opportunity to improve the lives of some of the more than 70 million Americans with digestive health issues by helping to build a business base that can lead the company into its next phase. of growth.”
Living Health GIThrive is the first comprehensive digital health platform designed specifically to address digestive health issues. The platform combines gut bacteria analysis and identification of trigger foods with personalized app-based action plans, food diaries, educational materials and 24/7 personal support from dietitians and health coaches supported by a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, microbiome scientists and other clinical professionals. . The program is designed to educate, coach, and monitor users to reduce drug dependency, reduce flare-ups, and ultimately improve quality of life, all without lab visits or appointments. nobody.
A nonprofit organization participating in the GIThrive program reduced participants’ annual medical expenses by 15% through fewer emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Additionally, 70% of participants reported a positive impact on their health.
About Vivante Health
Vivante Health is an innovative digital healthcare company reinventing the way chronic disease is managed, gut first. The Company’s all-in-one gut health program, GIThrive, empowers people to improve their digestive health through easy-to-use technology, advanced science and on-demand human support, while lowering their costs of care. For more information, visit the Company Website or email I[email protected].
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