Healthcare Angels

Healthcare Angels

About Us

This network of advisors and investors was founded by Mary Jo Potter, a highly qualified leader who has been on a number of health system boards, including CHW/Dignity™, Christus™, and CHI™. Mary Jo was also on the Board of Ocular Sciences when it sold to Cooper and currently serves on the UC School of Public Health policy board. In addition, Mary Jo is joined by advisors and investors, many of whom who have been founders themselves, and raised funding to scale to their own organizations. All have significant healthcare experience and content expertise in IT, clinical redesign, medical products, and data analytics in the acute and post acute settings.

We have invested in a number of healthcare start-ups as a long term investor. These include:

Our network has worked with the leading innovative organizations in the industry, Including Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, and Sutter, as well as some of the leading payers and physician groups. Many of these are likely to be strategic investors for the entrepreneurial ventures, facilitating the testing of concepts and real world applications in optimum settings.

MARY JO POTTER

Offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto

EXPERIENCE

HEALTHCARE ANGELS 2015 to present

CEO and Managing Director

Healthcare Angels is an investment and advisory firm focused on promoting innovation in healthcare. By working with entrepreneurs, investors, and strategic partners, the firm facilitates connecting these various constituencies to ensure the successful growth, scaling, and exits of technology enabled products and delivery systems in the healthcare sector.

KEIRETSU CAPITAL 2015 to present

General Partner

Keiretsu Capital is a fund designed to optimize tech investments across industry sectors.

BDC ADVISORS

Senior Advisor 2011 to present

Founded in 1990, BDC Advisors is the nation’s leading strategy consulting firm exclusively serving the healthcare services sector in the United States. The firm has a strong national track record leading constructive change with major health systems, academic medical centers, hospitals, national and regional health plans, and large physician group practices.

HIGHPERLINK 2004 to 2011      

Managing Partner and CEO

Highperlink is a network of strategy and organizational change consultants. Projects include governance, merger integration, organization re-design, and strategy development and implementation.

SIBSON CONSULTING GROUP-a Division of The Segal Company                  1999 to 2004

Senior Vice-President-Governance Practice Leader

Sibson is a management consulting firm focused on strategic human capital work. Working with most of the Fortune 1000, SCG focuses heavily on acquisition integrations, restructurings, technology remediation, talent optimization, and board effectiveness. As a Principal, responsibilities included client development and management for the technology, healthcare, financial services, and professional services sectors.

CORPORATE ALLIANCE, INC.                                 1991 to 1999

Managing Director

Corporate Alliance is a professional service firm whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of organizations in transition. As a network of worldwide experts who support transformation efforts from strategy through implementation, the firm provides expertise in organization and work re-design, merger/acquisition integration, consolidations, alliances, and infrastructure development for spin-offs and start-ups. Clients included technology, information services, financial services, telecommunications, health care, and professional service organizations.

OMEGA PERFORMANCE CORPORATION 1986 to 1991

Executive Vice-President, International

Omega is a consulting firm specializing in individual and organizational performance improvement in the financial services sector. Responsibilities in this position included establishing international offices and business in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and growth of 400% in two years. The firm focused heavily on broad-based sales and service initiatives.

OXICON/McGRAW-HILL 1981 to 1986

Co-Founder and President; (Company was purchased by McGraw-Hill in 1984)

Oxicon is a consulting and software services organization. In consulting, the organization focused on aligning people with business strategy for companies in high tech, healthcare, financial services, retail, and consumer products. As an outgrowth of the consulting, software was developed and sold globally.

BOARD POSITIONS

Current

UC School of Public Health-Advisory Board, 2010-present

Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy-Advisory Board, 2011-present

NACD – Northern California Board – 2009 to present
Legacy Foundation– 2018 to present

CHA – Public Policy, 2014 to present

Hanna Center – a 60-year-old non-profit residential care facility for troubled youth – Board Member, 26 years, Executive Committee, Chair of Strategic Planning, and Chair of the Board, now Board of Regents

Previous

CHW/Dignity – a $20B multi-state, multi-hospital system that grew by acquisition – Board Member, 11 years, Board Chair and Compensation Committee Chair

CHI – a $20B multi-hospital and long-term care system, based in Denver, Colorado – 2004 to 2015; Executive, Compensation, and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee
Christus
– a $8B multi-hospital system headquartered in Dallas, Texas – 6 years Vice-Chair, Compensation Committee Chair and Nominating Committee

GTU– the largest and most diverse partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States–2008-2017; Secretary and Chair of Advancement Committee

Compli – a private risk-management software company (SAAS) based in Portland, Oregon – 2004 to 2018; Compensation Committee Chair

Les Concierges – private SAAS services organization purchased by John Paul– 2012 to 2015

John Paul– A French company that acquired by Accor in 2016

Ocular Sciences – a $340M public company, manufacturing and distributing contact lenses globally- Board Member 2003 to 2005, Chair of Governance Committee, Comp Committee; company purchased by Cooper in 2005

Executives’ Club of Chicago – a 1500 Member organization for Chicago business leaders– Board Member, 7 years,

Chair of Membership

Siena Heights University – a Liberal Arts University offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees– Board Member 2004 to 2014, Executive and Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Governance Committee

Hope Unlimited International – a Brazilian organization providing residential, educational, and vocational care for street children- International Board Member 1994 to 2017

ADVISORY BOARDS   Pension Dynamics, Snap MD, Caretaker, Safer Lock

EDUCATION

Northwestern University                                                                Master’s Degree

Evanston, Illinois

Siena Heights University                                                               Bachelor’s Degree

Adrian, Michigan

Stanford University                                                                        Executive Program

Mumbai, India

MEMBERSHIPS

HealthTech Capital

Women Corporate Directors

National Association of Corporate Directors

International Women’s Forum
LP at Purple Arch Fund

GP at Keiretsu Capital

CLIENTS AND PARTNERSpartial listing

Professional Services

Ernst and Young

BDC Advisors

Reed Smith

Moss Adams

Healthcare/Biotech

Genentech

Kaiser Permanente

El Camino Hospital

Partners in Boston

Trinity Health Care

Hackensack Health Care

Brigham and Women’s

High Tech/Software

WebMD

Healthbox

Novellus/Lam

Canon

Contact

Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Office Locations

71 Stevenson Street #400
San Francisco, CA 94105

Office Locations

228 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301