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


Healthcare Angels, 2015 to present

CEO & 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, 2011 to present

Senior Advisor

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, 1999 to 2004 a Division of The Segal Company

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.


CEO & 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 spinoffs and start-ups. Clients included technology, information services, financial services, telecom


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.

Current Board Positions

  • UC School of Public Health, Advisory Board
  • Northwestern University School of Education & Social PolicyAdvisory Board
  • NACD, Northern California Board (Emeritus)
  • CHA, Public Policy Committee
  • Hanna Center, Board of Regents
  • International Women’s Forum, Executive Committee & Treasurer
  • GTU, Advancement Committee

Advisory Positions

  • Pension Dynamics, Snap MD, Caretaker, Safer Lock


Northwestern University, Evanston, IllinoisMaster’s Degree
Siena Heights University, Adrian, MichiganBachelor’s Degree
Stanford University, Mumbai, India Executive Program



  • HealthTech Capital
  • Women Corporate Directors
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • International Women’s Forum
  • LP at Purple Arch Fund
  • GP at Keiretsu Capital

Previous Board Positions

  • CHW/Dignity, Board Member, Board Chair and Compensation Committee Chair, 11 years
  • CHI, Executive Compensation, and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, 2004 to 2015
  • Christus, Compensation Committee Chair, Vice-Chair, & Nominating Committee 6 years
  • Compli, Compensation Committee Chair, 2004 to 2018
  • Legacy Foundation, 2018 to 2019
  • Les Concierges, (John Paul), 2012 to 2015
  • John Paul, 2016
  • Ocular Sciences (Cooper), Chair of Governance Committee, Comp Committee, Board Member 2003 to 2005
  • Executives’ Club of Chicago, Board Member, Chair of Membership, 7 years
  • Siena Heights University, Executive and Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Governance Committee, Board Member 2004 to 2014
  • Hope Unlimited International, International Board Member 1994 to 2017

Clients & partners- partial listing

Professional ServicesHealthcare/BiotechHigh Tech/Software
Ernst and YoungGenentechWebMD
BDC AdvisorsKaiser PermanenteHealthbox
Reed SmithEl Camino HospitalNovellus/Lam
Moss AdamsPartners in BostonCanon
Trinity Health Care
Hackensack Health Care
Brigham and Women’s


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