Watershed Leadership Team
The Watershed team consists of proven experts in the field of healthcare, technology and health technology services, who have all come together in our mission to help patients feel better and live longer. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana with outposts in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, Watershed benefits from diverse perspectives and deep experience working closely with payers, health systems, post-acute providers and patients.
Founder & CEO
Dr. Chip Grant founded Watershed Health after building a career as an interventional cardiologist with a passion for solving post-acute care gaps. Prior to his role as Chief Executive Officer at Watershed, Dr. Grant focused his practice and research on preventative medicine, chronic disease management, population health and digital medicine.
As Chief Operating Officer of Watershed, Lisa manages day-to-day operations, healthcare provider partnerships and internal personnel management at the company. Lisa comes to Watershed with extensive management experience within healthcare systems.
Andrew leads Watershed’s software engineering and implementation teams, ensuring that our complex technology is simple to use, seamless to implement, scalable and continuously improving in Watershed’s quest to drive better health outcomes for all stakeholders. Andrew comes to Watershed with extensive experience as both a co-founder and CTO for several startups in health and tech, and was most recently a software development leader at Amazon.com.
As Watershed Health’s CFO, Robbie manages financial dealings and analysis for Watershed. A career finance leader for healthcare organizations, Robbie has spent over a decade developing financial practices for startups, and previously held the role of Controller for such organizations as the Travis County Medical Society and the Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas.
Lauren is responsible for articulating and sharing Watershed with those who can benefit from becoming part of the network. Lauren comes to Watershed after running marketing for the public health brand, Kinsa. Prior to Kinsa, Lauren served as a marketing leader for several health and tech startups and as an advisor to numerous mission driven organizations.
VP, Sales & Business Development
Laurie brings over a decade of commercial and operational leadership experience building early-stage, venture-backed, Silicon Valley healthcare technology companies to Watershed Health. She has closed a company’s first customer, fourth customer and beyond across a variety of customers including payers, health systems, self-insured employers, PBMs, and pharmaceutical companies. She has also scaled account management and project management functions to support company growth.
Director of Communications
Laurie leads communications at Watershed, ensuring hospitals, healthcare providers and patients understand and unlock the value of Watershed. Prior to Watershed, Laurie worked at large marketing agencies such as Leo Bernett and BBDO before founding and running her own healthcare marketing company for over a decade.
Director of Customer Success
Michelle leads Customer Success for Watershed Health, ensuring that all post acute care providers and their patients are getting as much value as possible out of the platform. Prior to her role at Watershed, Michelle spent her career in healthcare delivery, most recently as Area Vice President overseeing regional relationships for a leading home health provider.
Director of Compliance
As Watershed Health’s Compliance leader, Scott ensures that compliance is at the forefront of every decision at Watershed, and all programs are managed carefully and appropriately throughout the platform, as well as at Watershed itself. Scott comes to Watershed with decades of experience in logistics and management.
Customer Success Lead
Veronica is Watershed Health’s Delivery Manager, working with hospitals as they adopt the Watershed platform. By assisting hospitals in becoming a part of the network and connecting them with post-acute care facilities and patients to improve post-acute patient outcomes, Veronica is ensuring that all are achieving their full potential with Watershed.
Board of Directors
Emma is a proven health tech investor and advisor. She has served in multiple C-level positions for both public and private companies and has deep expertise in healthcare technology and technology-enabled healthcare services industries. Under her leadership and guidance, healthcare companies have created and brought to market successful products and services that have led to successful exits.
Software Support Lead
Webster leads care coordination for Watershed Health, managing the large team of Watershed Health Navigators that use Watershed to manage both chronic and post-acute patients. Webster also leads post-acute analysis, uncovering leading post acute facilities and areas for the improvements that will lead to better patient outcomes.
Amit is a Managing Director at Wanxiang Healthcare Investments and has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, investment banking, management consulting, and as an operator at a Health IT startup. With several successful exits under his belt, Amit’s investment and advisory focus is on early-stage health IT companies with an emphasis on decentralized technologies that improve micro and macro health outcomes.
Board of Directors
Dr. Richard Milani is a Harvard-trained physician-scientist recognized as one of the world’s leading technology innovators. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Milani has received acclaim for his forecasts of the future of healthcare delivery, innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain our health.
Effie has led healthcare teams across growth, operations, network contracting, sales, business development, and government/policy for over a decade. Currently the Chief Growth Officer for Healthcents, a managed care contracting services and consulting firm, Effie’s former positions include CEO of Best Practice Management and General Manager/VP of Payer Relations of Team Select Home Care, as well as Chief Growth Officer for Logisticare | Circulation (PRSC NASDAQ). Effie lives in TX with her husband and four children.