Meet the driving force of Gryt Health

The Gryt Health Team is comprised of humans who work remotely from all over the United States and hold a myriad of healthcare experiences as patients, survivors, caregivers, and researchers. The healthcare experiences they have encountered add value to our team in immeasurable ways.

 Learn more about our board members and then explore our C.R.E.A.T.E. team members.



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Board of Directors

Bob Brentin

Bob Brentin

“Improving the circumstances of those living with cancer more bearable and finding ways to mitigate the pain and connect with others is something that I find extremely valuable.”

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David Craig

“My approach and hope with everything that GRYT does is to be authentic about my life and create a safe space for others to feel seen, heard, and valued.”

Kenny Kane

Kenny Kane

Bio coming soon!

Brad Love

Brad Love, PhD

Bio coming soon!

Shelley Nolden

Shelley Nolden

The first sign of her disease was losing her baby during the nineteenth week of pregnancy. She spent the first forty days of her illness inpatient, simultaneously mourning the loss of her baby while missing her eighteen-month-old.

Sheila Thorne

Sheila Thorne

Bio coming soon!

Advisory Board

David Beach

David Beach

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Catherine Benedict

Dr. Catherine Benedict

“I can work with a patient and give personalized care, but to have a big impact on the whole community, to take it out of the hospital, and be able to reach thousands and maybe one day millions, that’s really exciting.”

Dr. Guy Boike

Dr. Guy Boike

“I believe we’re on the verge of filling significant gaps in healthcare and healthcare support.”

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Kate Griffin

Bio coming soon!

Shwen Gwee

Shwen Gwee

Bio coming soon!

Kamala

Dr. Kamala Maddali

Bio coming soon!

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Jennifer Sertl

 “I’m inspired to do work with Gryt Health by the impact we have on the community.”

Community

Lauren Lastauskas

Lauren Lastauskas

“… I’ve always been pretty outspoken, but after cancer, it’s really taught me time is precious. Not in some magical, whimsical way but in the way of saying no when you don’t want to do something.”

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Vivibot

As the Gryt Health Support Extraordinaire, I was designed to increase resilience and decrease distress for people facing healthcare crises and challenges.

Research

Rachel Byrd

Rachel Byrd

“I’m grateful daily for the opportunities I have to help our community and help them feel less alone in their experiences.”

Darcy Flora

Dr. Darcy Flora

“I’m excited to see the research team continue to be so successful in doing research work that is making direct impact to patients.”

Dan Platt

Dr. Dan Platt

Bio coming soon!

Sam Schneider

Sam Schneider

“It’s amazing to be a part of an organization that puts both patients’ and employees’ mental and physical well-being first.”

Empowerment

Dave Bjork

Dave Bjork

Bio coming soon!

Emily Diaz

Emily Diaz

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Hailey Johnston

Hailey Johnston

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Uma Rana

Uma Rana

“I’m honored to be a part of a company dedicated to such purposeful projects and missions.”

Eileen Shannon

Eileen Shannon

Bio coming soon!

Roxanne Sharkey

Roxanne Sharkey

Bio coming soon!

Katie Stout

Katie Stout

Bio coming soon!

Administrative

Kevin Beckford

Kevin Beckford

“I’m driven to use my voice to promote equity for all and have meaningful impacts on the lives of the people I lead.”

Jessica Valence

Jessica Carroll

“My community allows me to not only connect with my coworkers on that level, but I get to connect with an entire community and partners who get it. It’s just expanded and enriched my life tenfold.”

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David Craig

“My approach and hope with everything that GRYT does is to be authentic about my life and create a safe space for others to feel seen, heard, and valued.”

Colleen Elberty

Colleen Elberty

Bio coming soon!

Amy Spindler

Amy Spindler

“With Gryt Health encompassing research, support, and public policy, I feel like our organization is the epitome of a holistic approach.”

Bill Walsh

Bill Walsh

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Technology

David Aleksandrowicz

David Aleksandrowicz

Bio coming soon!

Beth Franklin

Beth Franklin

Bio coming soon!

Kenny Kane

Kenny Kane

Bio coming soon!

Ben Valence

Ben Valence

“There are times that might be uncomfortable in speaking up or asking questions, but in the long run, that’s what makes you a better person.”

Lenore Watson

Lenore Watson

Bio coming soon!

Engagement

Christian Bullock

Christian Bullock

“Helping to change how we communicate within the community while stringing all of our experiences together is a driving force in what I do.”
Katie DeRaddo

Katie DeRaddo

“I’m driven to use my voice because I understands that in the healthcare system, not everyone is taken seriously. There are misrepresentations and misunderstandings for a variety of reasons.”

Liz Hiles

Liz Hiles

“I’ve always had advocacy and public education running through my veins.”

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Cheyenne Hollis

Bio coming soon!

Dee Phelps

Dee Phelps

Bio coming soon!

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