How do you transform a healthcare system that, instead of finding cures, profits from peddling medicine?
Winston Ball has been trying to answer that question on his 20-year journey as a senior executive in healthcare corporate development.
After his father recovered from a catastrophic health issue, Winston Ball watched his father manage diabetes in a healthcare system that has major gaps in access to quality healthcare for people of color.
His father was misdiagnosed because the system focused on treating the symptom(s) and not the cause (rather than the opposite). Ball dealt with the very real issue of trying to help his father follow a prescription for healthy eating while living in a community that misunderstood the benefits of having access to healthy foods.
Winston’s desire to make the healthcare system work better for people like his father has taken him on a 20-year journey to try to build a proactive healthcare system focused on prevention, affordability and equal access to quality healthcare instead of just profits.
Winston is a highly strategic Operations and Finance Executive with over 15 years of experience in the consumer products, entertainment, financial services, wellness and insurance industries. Winston has a track-record of success in identifying and implementing business strategies that improve operational efficiencies, ensure effective management of capital and resources, and increase top-line revenue. He has a broad range of transaction experience including: mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and corporate restructurings.
Murray Zucker, MD, is the chief medical officer at Happify Health. Dr. Zucker has worked as a healthcare consultant and psychiatrist for more than 20 years. He's had senior leadership roles as a medical executive in the health insurance and managed care industries. He has consulted for large hospital systems and Fortune 500 companies, as well as for large provider groups. As a healthcare expert, Dr. Zucker has appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America”, “20/20”, CNN, and the LA evening news. He has also been a featured guest host on radio programs and a quoted expert in prominent media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and People magazine.
Brendon is vice president of Customer Success at Happify Health. Throughout his career Brendon has had the unique opportunity to work across teams, functions, and industries, with sales being the consistent through-line. For Brendon, being of service by understanding and solving complex problems for others is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding endeavors one can embark upon. It's that sense of purpose and drive that gets him out of bed in the morning and keeps him moving forward (that and trying to keep his two children, ages 5 and 3, from burning the house down).