Strategic Head of Partnerships
Missy is a seasoned digital health operator with over 30+ years of healthcare and digital health experience. She has worked at digital health startups, large technology companies, foundations, the government and in venture capital. She currently works as Head of Strategic Partnerships for Alexa Health & Wellness at Amazon. Prior to her role at Amazon, she served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Healthcare & Life Sciences at Box, a publicly traded cloud collaboration company. In that role, she launched the first industry division and grew new company ARR in provider, payor and global life sciences segments. She also led the company in its first industry-based corporate acquisition. Prior to her role at Box, Missy was Vice President at Morgenthaler Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm that invested in 300 companies and had over $3B under management. At Morgenthaler, Missy focused on digital health investments, including Practice Fusion, Doximity, HealthLoop and Viewics. Missy also served as special advisor to the Canvas Venture Fund, which invested in Vida Health. Prior to her role in venture, Missy served as one of the founding executives of Google Health where she spearheaded Google’s first entry into the healthcare application market. She held various positions at Google on the healthcare team for over 5 years. Prior to her role at Google, Missy worked for the government under President George W. Bush in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Missy served in the first Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and worked on legislation that led to the HITECH Act as well as Electronic Health Record (EHR) certification and Meaningful Use. Before her role in government, Missy worked as a Product Marketing executive at CareScience, a digital health startup that went public and developed the first Health Information Exchange (HIE). Prior to her role at CareScience, Missy led policy research at the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-partisan, national, healthcare policy think tank. Before KFF, Missy worked at Aetna where she drove provider marketing during two corporate mergers. Missy has served on several digital health company boards including: HealthLoop, Digisight, and Naya Health and has advised several companies in the industry. She has mentored at StartXMed, the Stanford University startup accelerator, 500 Startups, the Nike Accelerator, Techstars at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and at HealthBox. Missy has a M.A. from Stanford University in healthcare policy and business administration and a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA.