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About Primary.Health

We build data-driven, human-focused software for the healthcare industry.

Let us help you create simple solutions to your complex problems.
Primary.Health’s Mission

Create and scale access to simple and streamlined healthcare experiences.

Primary.Health is working to eliminate long-standing health and social inequities and disparities by empowering inclusivity and illuminating social determinants of health through not only our software, but on providing services where they are needed most, including communities of color, unhoused populations, institutional settings – wherever people are.

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Mission-driven

We began as a volunteer effort, comprised of ordinary people who came together to protect one community in extraordinary times. We retain that mission-driven focus on protecting communities through our evolution and growth.

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Science-based

Throughout our company, we begin with and build upon facts. Therefore, we are, first and foremost, data-driven.

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Partnership-oriented

Our success is credited to the many organizations and businesses who share our vision and focus, and we will continue to grow through partnership - with communities, businesses, and public health.

Staff

Leadership Team

We design testing/vaccination programs at scale for public and private sector organizations, from high-capacity drive-throughs, to campuses and health care facilities, to mobile pop-ups.

Andrew Kobylinski is passionate about bringing consumer-friendly solutions to a complex health care system. This core principle led him to create a simpler, low-barrier, more accessible way to run public health initiatives including COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

In March of 2020, Andrew co-founded Primary.Health, a software platform that helps government agencies, community-based organizations, school districts, and health systems organize, streamline, and automate their testing and vaccine programs. In less than a year, Primary’s team has grown to more than 75 employees who have managed millions of tests and vaccines administered across 15 states.

Andrew has more than 15 years of innovative experience working with digital health start-ups as a founder, leader and driver of growth. Previously he was Head of Platform at BetterDoctor, a platform that enables health care consumers, physicians, and insurers to access accurate provider directories. BetterDoctor was acquired by Quest Analytics, where Andrew led corporate development and oversaw the integration of teams and processes to create a unified provider network management system. He has also helped launch several consumer health portals including Healthline.com as well as search engines for Aetna, Genentech, and UnitedHealthGroup.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and toddler, Lexi.

Andrew Kobylinski

CEO & Co-Founder

Full Bio

Jessica has more than 15 years of experience working in the healthcare industry including mergers and acquisitions, financial forecasts, integrations, process improvement, leadership solutions and as a primary driver of innovation and growth. Before joining Primary.Health, she was the Senior Director for Healthline, a top ranked health publisher, “Dedicated to making health and wellness information accessible, understandable, and actionable so that readers can make the best possible decisions about their health.”

At Healthline, Jessica created and led the Center of Excellence Department which identified challenging problems and created viable solutions. She enjoys taking on challenging projects that have historically been stuck in a rut, and deemed impossible, and turning those challenges into success stories. Nothing makes her happier than demonstrating that magic is, in fact, possible.

Jessica is passionate about health care and empowering people with quality health information. She is particularly interested in solutions to manage the obesity and diabetes epidemic in the US – solutions that will help people living with those health challenges thrive and have a brighter future.

Jessica is a world traveler who spent more than two years living in Latin America. She enjoys spending time with her family, kids, and her little “Heinz 57” dog Maddie.

Jessica Perkowitz

Chief Administrative Officer

Full Bio

Tucker is passionate about simplifying complex problems through optimization and iteration. He is especially interested in increasing access to equitable healthcare solutions and preventative diagnostics.

In March of 2020, Tucker co-founded Primary.Health, a software platform that helps government agencies, community-based organizations, school districts, and health systems organize, streamline, and automate their testing and vaccine programs. In less than a year, Primary’s team grew to more than 75 employees who have managed millions of tests and vaccines administered across 15 states.

Tucker has over 12 years’ experience in large-scale logistics and process engineering that spans a number of industries. He began his career as an engineer, focusing on sustainable design and leading technologies. Later, he found interest in production design, managing large teams, complex budgets, and critical timelines.

In his free time, Tucker loves to spend time with his family, garden, and cook.

Tucker Warner

COO & Co-Founder

Full Bio

Jackie Martinez is a motivating force behind Primary.Health’s mission to increase access to quality healthcare with a platform that adapts to the needs of communities and providers. She’s also passionate about advancing knowledge through research and believes tech can be used to free up researchers to do what they do best, find answers.

Prior to Primary.Health, Jackie’s experience spans roles in research projects in East Africa, strategy and analytics at Google, and data strategy at Movii, a Columbian fintech firm focused on financial inclusion.

Jackie also serves as Director of Operations for the non-profit Returning a Promise Scholarship Fund. In this role, she helps empower students in East Los Angeles with financial scholarships so that they can pursue higher education and ultimately help their community grow.

In her free time, Jackie plays Ultimate Frisbee and a variety of musical instruments.

Jackie Martinez

Head of Product

Full Bio

Chris Zhu believes that the quicker you get something built, the sooner it can be tested and improved. His engineering and product management talents were key to Primary.Health’s blazing trajectory from inception, to an efficient and streamlined software platform during a time of critical health care need.

Before coming to Primary, Chris worked as software engineer for big tech including building algorithms for Facebook and Instagram and as a lead engineer for Airbnb where he used ML and AI to develop a chatbot platform that powered Airbnb’s customer support.
A challenge Chris would like to solve in the healthcare space is how to create a patient centric EHR that empowers people to carry their healthcare data with them and be able to transfer it seamlessly between hospitals and providers. Chris is also interested in volunteering in environments where he can teach software skills to people, as well as developing and maintaining open source software.

In his free time, Chris enjoys reading and playing multiple sports including golf, hockey, volleyball and tennis.

Chris Zhu

CTO & Co-Founder

Full Bio

Brad Guth is energized by technology driven change like Primary.Health’s continual innovation to help large organizations, including government entities and large employers protect the health of their populations through reimagined diagnostic testing.

He has deep experience in leading disruptive companies through periods of hyper growth. At iBasis, he was a key member of the executive team as the communications as a service provider and was at the forefront of changes in how international voice and data communications are transported and sold. He helped enable growth from $100 million in revenue to $1.2 billion revenue annually, with three consecutive years as the fastest growing company in New England.

At CIC Health, he was part of the founding team that created and scaled a highly successful COVID-19 solutions business and led business development for channel partnerships and large employers.

Brad is passionate about soccer, supporting Fulham FC and playing in his adult Sunday league. He enjoys a good book and established a book club with his close friends that to date has had over 120 book and beer pairings.

Brad Guth

SVP, GM of Enterprise

Full Bio

Abigail Stoddard is passionate about effectively managing the intersection of public health, technology and community engagement to increase health equity and provide quality diagnostics for all populations, everywhere.

Abby served as Primary’s Vice President of Business Development and now, as General Manager, she expertly leads Primary’s work with policy makers, state and federal agencies. She holds a dual Doctor of Pharmacy/Master of Business Administration degree and has over ten years of experience across all facets of the healthcare industry including retail, hospital, managed care and public policy.

Prior to joining Primary, Abby worked in managed pharmacy benefits, including informing underwriting for state managed Medicaid rate setting, pharmacy network reimbursements, and specialty pharmacy pipeline and trend analysis. She enjoys being an active participant in Minnesota state policy making, serving for six years on the state’s Drug Utilization Review Board, three years on the state’s Medical Cannabis Review Panel, and she remains an active mentor for pharmacy students at her alma mater, the University of Minnesota.

In her free time Abby enjoys spending time with her wife Clare, traveling, and over feeding her cat.

Abigail Stoddard

GM of Government and Public Programs

Full Bio

Phoebe Gutierrez is passionate about health equity, population health and how through technology we can expand access to services that individuals might not have access to otherwise. Phoebe is always thinking about how the Primary.Health platform can support those who most need it.

As Head of Client Success, Phoebe leads the team with a client-centric mindset to deliver services that directly support our Clients and their different needs. She works closely with the Client Success Team to provide top tier client management and understands the importance of representing the voice of the Client internally at Primary.Health. Prior to being in this role, Phoebe was Director of Strategic Partnerships focusing on Covid-19 Testing in Schools.

Prior to joining Primary, Phoebe led various health care initiatives and policy reformations for the California State Medicaid program, Medi-Cal including implementing the Affordable Care Act. With over 8 years of health care policy experience, she understands the importance of technology to reduce disparities in our healthcare system.

Phoebe is a mom to four boys, so while free time is scarce, she enjoys attending all the different sporting events that her kids participate in, traveling to tropical places and trying new restaurants with her husband.

Phoebe Gutierrez

Head of Client Success

Full Bio

Galia is passionate about building marketing teams, driving revenue, and partnering with other leaders in technology-driven companies in the hyper-growth stage.

Her passion for health equity, customer centricity, and a diverse and inclusive workplace led her to her position as Head of Marketing at Primary.

At Primary she is helping build a health tech platform to help that enables affordable diagnostics and preventative care at scale to help end infectious diseases for all. She leads a customer-centric, top-performing marketing team focused on building the next phase of growth for Primary, our partners, and customers.

Prior to joining Primary, she spent 15 years in various positions in Marketing leadership across start-ups, scale-ups, and Fortune 500 companies.

She helped drive revenue growth, relaunch brands and build top-performing teams in Fintech, HRTech, Services, and now the Health tech industry. Galia is a Go-To-Market Marketing leader and "general athlete" able to strategically partner with other business leaders to drive alignment and execution across global marketing, insight sales, and sales teams focusing on a common set of KPI's.

Galia is a foodie, a world-traveler and a music aficionado. She enjoys spending time with her family, kids and friends.

Galia Dyankova

Head of Marketing

Full Bio

Toni Nandwana is an innovative and strategic technology leader whose career in public health and healthcare informatics has spanned 25 years. She has a passion for establishing secure and equitable portals for access and engagement, as well as opportunities for training, education, and empowerment.

As Primary’s Chief Information Security Officer, Toni uses her expertise in IT/IS alignment to direct cross-functional and multi-cultural teams in the design and integration of cutting-edge technology solutions. She does this work with the foundational belief that technology, when leveraged with empathy and compassion, can be the great equalizer to help eliminate disparities.

Toni devotes her free time to a fund that provides annual scholarships to those wanting to go into public service, as well as traveling around the world with her family, and baking.

Toni Nandwana

Chief Information Security Officer

Full Bio

Clinical Leadership

Prior to joining Primary.Health as a Medical Director Consultant, Aditya Chandrasekhar, MD, MPH has been at Fenway Health since 2014, first as a Primary Care Physician and as a Lead Physician since 2016. Dr. Chandrasekhar earned his MD from Grant Medical College in Mumbai, India and his MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Chandrasekhar completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is a Linde Fellow in Primary Care Leadership at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chandrasekhar’s areas of clinical interest include LGBTQIA+ health and HIV care.

Aditya Chandrasekhar, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical Director

Full Bio

Rafid Fadul, MD, MBA is a physician and health tech executive who is passionate about leveraging technology for the benefit of the masses.

He is triple board certified (internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care). He completed his medicine training at Georgetown University while doing his MBA at Johns Hopkins, followed by training in pulmonary/critical care at the Cleveland Clinic. He has published extensively in clinical medicine, health economics, and digital health, and has presented nationally and internationally on the same. Dr. Fadul also serves on the Board of Directors for MedWish International and leads medical missions overseas.

Rafid Fadul, MD, MBA

Primary.Health Medical CEO and Clinical Advisor

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Rachel Keith, Ph.D., APRN, ANP-C is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and Director of Human Subject Services at the Environment Institute. As a regulatory trained clinician scientist, Dr. Keith combines her diverse skill set in basic sciences, nursing, community participatory research and clinical studies to understand how environmental exposures impact health outcomes, targeting prevention of cardiovascular disease and novel identifiers of early disease. Though genetics plays a role in susceptibility of individuals to disease, a larger portion likely comes from the environment, which can range from lifestyle choices such as physical activity and tobacco use to inhaled compounds such as air pollution or biotics like Sars-CoV02. Her research, including oversight of numerous clinical studies, seeks to establish how the environment influences both disease and the perception of risk, which has many policy and regulatory implications.

Rachel Keith, PhD, APRN, ANP-C

Advisor

Full Bio

Anne Wyllie, PhD, MBioMedSci, BMedSci is a research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale School of Public Health at Yale University and is the principal investigator of SalivaDirect. Dr. Wyllie was the lead author of a 2020 research article which led to the development of the SalivaDirect PCR method of testing saliva for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. She has also worked on community studies to better understand pneumococcal disease.

Wyllie completed a BSc in Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland in 2007, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters in Medical Science in 2009 at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (University of Auckland). She also received a Ph.D. in medical microbiology in 2016 at Utrecht University.

Anne Wyllie, PhD, MBioMedSci, BMedSci

Advisor

Full Bio

Join our team

Ready to tackle life-changing work? We’re always on the lookout for curious, smart, and optimistic new talent to join Primary.Health.

Board members &
advisors

Andrew Kobylinski is passionate about bringing consumer-friendly solutions to a complex health care system. This core principle led him to create a simpler, low-barrier, more accessible way to run public health initiatives including COVID-19 testing and vaccination.

In March of 2020, Andrew co-founded Primary.Health, a software platform that helps government agencies, community-based organizations, school districts, and health systems organize, streamline, and automate their testing and vaccine programs. In less than a year, Primary’s team has grown to more than 75 employees who have managed millions of tests and vaccines administered across 15 states.

Andrew has more than 15 years of innovative experience working with digital health start-ups as a founder, leader and driver of growth. Previously he was Head of Platform at BetterDoctor, a platform that enables health care consumers, physicians, and insurers to access accurate provider directories. BetterDoctor was acquired by Quest Analytics, where Andrew led corporate development and oversaw the integration of teams and processes to create a unified provider network management system. He has also helped launch several consumer health portals including Healthline.com as well as search engines for Aetna, Genentech, and UnitedHealthGroup.

In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, Andrea, and toddler, Lexi.

Andrew Kobylinski

CEO, Co-Founder

Full Bio

Chris Zhu believes that the quicker you get something built, the sooner it can be tested and improved. His engineering and product management talents were key to Primary.Health’s blazing trajectory from inception, to an efficient and streamlined software platform during a time of critical health care need.

Before coming to Primary, Chris worked as software engineer for big tech including building algorithms for Facebook and Instagram and as a lead engineer for Airbnb where he used ML and AI to develop a chatbot platform that powered Airbnb’s customer support.
A challenge Chris would like to solve in the healthcare space is how to create a patient centric EHR that empowers people to carry their healthcare data with them and be able to transfer it seamlessly between hospitals and providers. Chris is also interested in volunteering in environments where he can teach software skills to people, as well as developing and maintaining open source software.

In his free time, Chris enjoys reading and playing multiple sports including golf, hockey, volleyball and tennis.

Chris Zhu

CTO, Co-Founder

Full Bio

Tucker is passionate about simplifying complex problems through optimization and iteration. He is especially interested in increasing access to equitable healthcare solutions and preventative diagnostics.

In March of 2020, Tucker co-founded Primary.Health, a software platform that helps government agencies, community-based organizations, school districts, and health systems organize, streamline, and automate their testing and vaccine programs. In less than a year, Primary’s team grew to more than 75 employees who have managed millions of tests and vaccines administered across 15 states.

Tucker has over 12 years’ experience in large-scale logistics and process engineering that spans a number of industries. He began his career as an engineer, focusing on sustainable design and leading technologies. Later, he found interest in production design, managing large teams, complex budgets, and critical timelines.

In his free time, Tucker loves to spend time with his family, garden, and cook.

Tucker Warner

COO, Co-Founder

Full Bio

Jyri Engestrom is General Partner of Yes VC, an early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He was previously a member of the investment team at True Ventures.

He is founder of two mobile consumer companies: Jaiku, a mobile social network acquired by Google; and Ditto, a mobile local recommendations application acquired by Groupon.

As an executive he has run product teams at Google, Groupon, Boosted and Nokia.

He is co-founder of Sesat School, a micro-school in San Francisco; and serves on the board of the Rare Cancer Research Foundation. He also co-owns a café in Helsinki.

Jyri Engeström

External, Lead Investor

Full Bio

Rajni Aneja, MD, MBA CPE is a MIT Connection Science Fellow, health care strategist, public speaker, and transformative change agent with expertise in population health management and digital health.

Dr. Aneja has served in senior clinical and executive leadership and advisory roles for several organizations including Chief Medical Officer for WebMD health, EVP of Joslin and Strategic Executive Transformation Leader at Humana along with Global Head of digital strategy for Novartis and Sanofi. She is spreading the vision for strategy and innovation across different spectrums of health care. Dr. Aneja received her MD from Research Medical Center in Kansas City and MBA from University of Massachusetts.

Rajni Aneja

External, Director

Full Bio

Kristian Segerstrale is the Co-founder of Initial Capital and Board member of Supercell, as well as the Co-founder and CEO of Playfish. Kristian has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001.

He was a co-founder of mobile gaming pioneer Macrospace – today Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) in 2001 through the successful IPO in 2007. He left to co-found Playfish, the social gaming pioneer, where he served as CEO through the company’s rapid growth to 60 Million players and the subsequent acquisition by Electronic Arts for $400M in 2009.

After a period as EVP Digital at Electronic Arts driving the aggressive transformation of the company from packaged goods to digital, Kristian left in March 2013 to focus on startups. Today Kristian leads seed stage investments with Initial Capital and serves on the board of Supercell, the #1 iOS game company.

Kristian has previously served on the board of LOVEFiLM, the European streaming video pioneer until its acquisition by Amazon.com.

Kristian Segerstrale

Board Observer & Advisor

Full Bio

Adam is the CEO and co-founder of Altru, a venture-backed software company that lets brands generate customer engagement and insight by supporting social and environmental impact initiatives led by nonprofits. He was previously an operating executive with AI-driven software companies, including WorkFusion, where during his 7-year tenure as founding marketing leader he helped shape the intelligent automation category and positioned the company as its leader, growing ARR from $900k to $50m.

In addition to his go-to-market strategy work for Primary.Health he advises Teampay, Singularity Systems and Reality AI (acq. Renasas) and serves as a venture partner for The Venture Collective, an early-stage venture fund.

Adam lives in NYC but travels extensively, usually to surf or ski, and is passionate about doing well by doing good.

Adam Devine

Advisor

Full Bio

Caterina Fake is an investor at Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage venture capital fund, and is the host of the #1 Tech Podcast Should This Exist? addressing the question of our times: how is technology impacting our humanity? Previously, she worked at Founder Collective as a Founder Partner, served as Chairman of Etsy and was the co-founder of Flickr. Yes VC invests in scalable social systems, brands that embody cultural movements, and founders who recognize the opportunity in the rising power and affluence of women. Caterina sits on the boards of Public Goods, the Sundance Institute and McSweeneys.

Caterina is an early creator of online communities and a long time advocate of the responsibility of entrepreneurs for the outcomes of their technologies. In her work she addresses the cultural impact of new technologies, human interactions online, design, good governance, innovation and creativity–and how we can all make the internet a kinder, more human place.

Ms. Fake has received Honorary Doctorates from the Rhode Island School of Design and The New School. Time Magazine named her one of the Most Influential People in the world, and she was given the Silicon Valley Visionaries award in 2018.

Caterina Fake

Advisor

Full Bio

Cyrus is the founding CEO and President of Olema. He was the co-founder and CEO of Neomorphic, Inc., a computational biology company that was acquired by Affymetrix, Inc., where he served as Vice President, Computational Genomics, and General Manager. He received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, where he applied computer vision and machine learning techniques to the analysis of spatial patterns of gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster.

Cyrus Harmon

Advisor

Full Bio

Tim is a Partner at Mayfield Fund, investing in next-gen Commerce & Marketplaces, Communities, Health & Wellness and Digital Media, and has been twice named to the Forbes Midas List and the AlwaysOn Power Players of top investors, as well as receiving the Special Achievement award from the Gamification Summit for his work in leveraging game design thinking. Tim has led early stage investments in Iridigm, Playdom, ngmoco, Basis, AdChina, and Moat, creating more than $2.6B in total exit value. His current portfolio includes Grove Collaborative, Massdrop, Ript Labs, Classpass, HealthTap, TRIPP, Next Entertainment, Pillow, Lantern and 3Drobotics.

Tim holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an MS in electrical engineering/system engineering as well as a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Tim is an accomplished musician who performs with bands, and is passionate about leveraging technology with wisdom to boost consciousness and wellness across body, mind and spirit.

Tim Chang

Advisor

Full Bio
Core Values

At Primary.Health we believe:

  • No one knows the customer’s needs better than – the customer.

  • Common sense over complexity.

  • Eliminate barriers to healthcare.

  • Don’t just improve the process, build new solutions.

  • Bright, passionate, creatives can change the world.

  • Meet people where they are.

  • Access to quality healthcare is a basic human right.

  • Technology has the power to change policy.

  • Good citizenship is foundational.

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