|Stanford University, Master of Arts||1997|
|Communications & Healthcare Administration|
|English Literature; Theater Minor|
Missy joins Morgenthaler Ventures’ Menlo Park office with more than twenty years of product development and marketing, business development, and policy experience in healthcare and health information technology. Her experience ranges from coordinating high-level policy briefings at senior levels of federal government to launching technology products at Google.
Missy worked at Google for 5 years in health and consumer marketing. She was one of the founding members of Google Health, an online medical records and wellness platform and spearheaded the Google Health Advisory Council. In her later years at Google, she managed and led the search launches marketing team.
Prior to her role at Google, Missy worked for the Bush Administration in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was Senior Advisor to Dr. David Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., the first National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Before coming to HHS, she worked as Product Marketing Director for CareScience, a healthcare information technology company that developed the first Health Information Exchange (HIE).
Prior to her role at CareScience, Missy led the Communications and Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan, national, healthcare policy think tank. She also worked at Aetna where she spearheaded provider networking and communications during two corporate mergers to help the company enter the managed care space.
She is also a mentor at 500 Startups, a tech incubator and accelerator in the Silicon Valley and a mentor at Health Box, a new healthcare accelerator out of Chicago, IL. She also advises several health 2.0 startup companies in the Silicon Valley. She has published a series of articles and blogs and is a member of HIMSS, served on the CCHIT Task Force on PHRs, the Lance Armstrong International Advisory Council, and the Planned Parenthood International Marketing Advisory Council.