Dr. Mathew Cummings

Partner

A highly motivated and independent Pharmacist, Entrepreneur, and Business Owner. Business areas include healthcare technology, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer medicine, patient advocacy, patient relationship management, and innovative clinical care delivery systems. Passionate about advancing patient care, improving pharmacist-patient interactions, and patient safety.

Graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Minor in Molecular Biology in 2012. University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy graduate 2016( Pharm.D.).

 

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Abagail Echo-Hawk

Advisor

Abigail Echo-Hawk, MA is the Chief Research Officer at Seattle Indian Health Board and the Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute. The mission of the UIHI is to decolonize data for indigenous people, by indigenous people.
Abigail directs a team of researchers, evaluators and epidemiologists dedicated to restoring indigenous scientific knowledge systems. UIHI was established as a Division of the Seattle Indian Health Board, a community health center for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs). The UIHI is one of 12 tribal epidemiology centers (TECs) funded by the Indian Health Service (IHS). While the other 11 TECs work with tribes regionally, the UIHI focuses on the nationwide urban AI/AN population.

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Dr. Cara James
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Advisor

Cara James is President and CEO at Grantmakers In Health (GIH). Prior to joining GIH, she served as Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she provided leadership, vision, and direction to advance the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CMS goals related to reducing disparities and achieving health equity for vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic populations, persons with disabilities, sexual and gender minorities, and persons living in rural communities. 

Dr. James holds her doctorate in health policy and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Dr. Mathew Cummings

Partner

A highly motivated and independent Pharmacist, Entrepreneur, and Business Owner. Business areas include healthcare technology, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer medicine, patient advocacy, patient relationship management, and innovative clinical care delivery systems. Passionate about advancing patient care, improving pharmacist-patient interactions, and patient safety.

Graduate of Washington State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Minor in Molecular Biology in 2012. University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy graduate 2016( Pharm.D.).

 

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Ben Dubin

General Partner

Ben was a fund Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Asset Management Ventures for more than 15 years. 

Ben focused Asset Management Ventures on investing in Health Science Technology - the intersection of health care with technology. With board positions in most of the companies, Ben worked to guide each to create meaningful value and maximize the fund's return. 

His work with non-profits has been ongoing as either a trustee, board member, or volunteer with such groups as the Foothill-De Anza College Foundation, CancerCAREpoint, No Bully, BAWSI, Reset Foundation, and the Computer History Museum.
Ben has BS degrees in both Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and MBA from the Harvard Business School.
    

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Tom Cervantez

In House Counsel

Tom is a co-founder of Business Counsel Law Group, LLP and has decades of experience working as a lawyer in the venture capital and startup technology company field in Silicon Valley. Tom's core area of law practice is the securities and finance field, with a focus on helping emerging growth companies, venture funds and software and hardware computer companies navigate issues concerning new entity choice/formation, venture financing, securities, capital structure planning, private placements, mergers and acquisitions and licensing transactions.​

Tom holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University, a JD from Harvard Law School and a MBA from Harvard Business School.​

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Esteban Burchard M.D., M.P.H. 

Advisor

Professor, UCSF Schools of Pharmacy & Medicine

Lab Research: Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children affecting Puerto Rican and African American children more than other races/ethnicities. We study the interplay between genes and the environment to determine the root causes of asthma health disparities in children and adolescents to identify and develop targeted interventions to improve asthma outcomes. The complexities of asthma and respiratory disease require a multi-disciplinary approach. I, therefore, cultivated and maintained over 20 years a network of collaborators with expertise in epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, molecular and cell biology, and genomics to perform comprehensive research in this area. Together, we are working to ensure that modern advances in genomics will benefit all populations.

Race and Genetic Ancestry in Medicine — A Time for Reckoning with Racism

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