Anne is the Managing Director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator. She provides expertise and guidance to promising early stage medtech and digital health companies as they collaborate with Cedars-Sinai to rapidly iterate and scale innovative technology solutions.
Prior to her current role, she supported the Accelerator program as Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Previously, Anne was Chief Product Officer and a founding team member at Stanson Health, where she developed an EMR-integrated, patient-specific clinical decision support and analytics product, recently named by KLAS as the #1 solution for clinical process improvement. In her role at Stanson Health, Anne focused on developing scalable, standardized processes for the authoring, deployment, and analysis of evidence-based clinical algorithms, specifically focused on reducing cost and waste based on personalized recommendations driven by patient data. Additionally, Anne has provided product strategy expertise to a variety of leading healthcare technology organizations, primarily focused on clinical decision support, precision medicine, clinical content development and management, and actionable analytics. She began her career at Epic, supporting the technical implementation of Epic’s inpatient orders and clinical documentation products.
As the Program Director at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, Janice focuses on ensuring that early stage companies are achieving the greatest value from the program and the Cedars-Sinai network at large. With extensive knowledge of the digital health landscape and creative thinking, she works with entrepreneurs to deeply understand their strategy, product, market, and aspirations in order to deliver a results-focused experience.
Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Janice led the Market Strategies team at Abundant Ventures Innovation Accelerator (AVIA), the nation's leading healthcare innovation network of health systems. There, she and her team established AVIA's point of view on a wide array of topics, trends, and companies. She also worked with leaders of healthcare organizations to link their strategies to emerging digital solutions. Janice previously held roles at Rush University Medical Center, AHIMA, and Teach for America.
Janice graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University and Rush University. She joined the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator team because of her passion to advance technology-enabled innovation in service of creating more equitable healthcare and powering healthier communities.
Sam brings operational and administrative expertise as the Program Manager at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, where she helps company founders and their teams find their path through Cedars-Sinai. Prior to her current role, Sam worked at the Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai as the administrative assistant to eight physicians in the Cardiothoracic Surgery ICU.
Sam graduated from California State University Northridge with a BA in Health Administration and an MS in Public Administration with an emphasis on Health. She is excited to work with emerging digital health companies and believes that these solutions can provide new, alternative methods of care for patients today and in the future.
Alex Hart | Innovation Sourcing Lead, Cedars-Sinai
Alex is the Innovation Sourcing Lead at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, where he works to discover and recruit the next generation of innovative medtech and digital health companies. He is excited by the opportunity to connect the CS Accelerator with leading investors, mentors, and companies, particularly within the burgeoning Los Angeles healthcare ecosystem.
While completing his MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management, Alex assisted with recruitment for the Summer 2019 cohort of companies. For his Summer MBA internship, he performed market entry research and analysis for a pipeline molecule at Genentech, a leading biotechnology company in the Bay Area.
Prior to business school, Alex worked at Square, a publicly-traded, leading FinTech company. He worked on the product team as a founding member of Square Payroll, a SaaS product that allows small businesses to pay their employees according to tax compliance requirements.