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, reducing hospital readmissions along the way. 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 improving patient outcomes. 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, care coordination services and internal personnel management at the company. Lisa comes to Watershed with extensive management experience within healthcare systems.
As Chief Revenue Officer of Watershed, Effie oversees all sales and marketing operations for the company. Previously a Watershed advisor, Effie has held several CEO, GM and Chief Growth Officer positions, leading healthcare teams across operations, business development, sales, growth, network contracting and government/policy for over a decade.
Florin leads Watershed’s engineering and implementation teams, ensuring that our complex technology is simple to use, seamless to implement and scalable in support of our mission. Prior to Watershed, Florin held several technical leadership roles focused on healthcare, most recently leading development in Population Health at Athena Health.
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 large enterprise deals across a variety of customers including payers, health systems, self-insured employers, PBMs, and pharmaceutical companies.
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 Burnett 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 to Watershed care coordination services. 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.
Software Support Lead
Webster leads care coordination services 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.
Director of Interface
Tammy leads the Watershed Interface Team, ensuring that patient information and documents are securely sent from any hospital to the Watershed Platform, and that all providers can view the information they need to safely transition patients to their next level of care. Prior to her role at Watershed, Tammy spent decades specializing in case management as a nurse.
Director of Navigation
As Watershed’s Director of Navigation, Katie works with providers to train them on the Watershed platform and ensure smooth and effective care coordination for patients. Katie comes to Watershed with experience in both inpatient and outpatient post-acute care coordination, chronic care management and training program development.
Board of Directors
Emma is a proven health tech investor & advisor. She has served in multiple C-level positions for both public & private companies & has deep expertise in healthcare technology & technology-enabled healthcare services industries. Under her leadership & guidance, healthcare companies have created and brought to market successful products & services that have led to successful exits.
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.
Board of Directors
Fred founded Launchpad Digital Health, a leading sector venture investor, after 25+ years in tech, medical & digital health. Fred was Co-Founder, Executive Chairman & CFO of RxList (exit WebMD) & CEO of HealthCentral (IPO). Board Member & Observer positions: Medable, Limelight, Hint, Anagram, Harmonize, Tueo (exit Apple), SBT (exit Meredith), Roundtable Analytics, Breezometer.
Amit is a Managing Director at Wanxiang Healthcare Investments & has over 20 years of experience in venture capital, investment banking, consulting & as an operator at a Health IT startup. With several successful exits under his belt, Amit’s investment & advisory focus is on early-stage health IT companies with an emphasis on decentralized technologies that improve micro & macro health outcomes.
As a Watershed advisor, Andrew draws on more than a decade of experience in the payer world. Currently VP of Network Development at Devoted Health, Andrew previously spent over 11 years in various roles at HealthSpring and Cigna Medicare, where he focused on building deep provider relationships and maturing them into strategic, value-based care partnerships.
Dr. Martha Williams is a national leader in post-acute care with more than a decade of C-Suite experience focused on improving care for older patients and helping them retain independence. Dr. Williams received her MS and PhD in Human Resources & Leadership from Louisiana State University and has been featured in numerous publications on these issues.
Andrew has held engineering management roles at such industry leaders as Amazon and Facebook, as well as executive and founder roles at multiple small startups. Passionate about improving life through technology, Andrew stepped in as an engineering leader for Watershed in the company’s early growth stage, and continues to play an advisory role in the organization.
Kaycee is head of marketing at Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement company, where she specializes in innovative commercialization and go-to-market approaches, including large-scale partnerships and joint ventures. Prior to her work at Premier, Kaycee focused on patient and caregiver empowerment for the American College of Cardiology.