Health eVillages - Our Story

About Us

Founded in 2011, Health eVillages bridges that gap in health education with mobile technology. Our lifesaving resources include medical reference and clinical decision support tools for medical and public health professionals in the most challenging clinical environments in the U.S. and abroad. It is our belief that by delivering technology, facilitating access and empowering health care providers, we can help “heal the villages” and move the needle on global health care.


Our Team

Donato Tramuto

Donato J. Tramuto
Founder
 

Donato J. Tramuto, is the former CEO of Tivity Health , Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY), and is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation that led the New York Times to deem him “a global health activist.”

Tramuto is also the founder and chair of The Tramuto Foundation which advances young people’s rights to education and healthcare access and combats human right violations. He launched the foundation in memory his two friends and their 3 year old son who lost their lives on 9/11 when United Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. Tramuto was scheudled to be on that flight, however and due to a toothache, he never boarded the plane. Since the launch of the foundation, over 100 young adults have received a Tramuto Foundation Scholarship to pursue their dream of a College Education and many organizations have received financial and partnership support helping them deliver on their promise to make the world a more equitable place.

His three-decade commitment to social change and innovation has earned numerous awards, including the pretsigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope and the RFK Embracing His Legacy Awards . Tramuto currently serves as a member of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and is chairman of its Leadership Council where his foundation has committed to funding a three-year, $1 million grant to address workplace bullying, leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity and inclusion in the U.S. and Europe.

Tramuto is a passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Under his tenure as CEO of Tivity Health and following his execution of a successful turnaround, he transformed the business business model to center around partnering progressively, profitably and collaboratively with consumers, payers, healthcare practitioners and employers in cutting-edge approaches to SDOH conditions including nutrition, fitness and social connection, that improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs.

Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto’s record of bringing together social commitment with healthcare innovation included his founding of Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to WebMD in 2019), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. Reflecting a conviction that universal healthcare is a basic human right for all people, he launched Health eVillages in 2011, a non-profit organization providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments and working to broaden healthcare access.

Tramuto is a member of the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, as well as the boards of directors of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Livongo Health Foundation, Sharecare, Inc., GoCheck Kids, as well as a member of the Gryphon Investment Executive Advisory Board. He is the mastermind behind a groundbreaking 360° public service campaign and annual summit addressing challenges unique to older adults, including the too-often overlooked issues of isolation and loneliness.

A proponent of lifeling learning, Tramuto holds honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Thomas Jefferson University, Lasell College and Saint Joseph’s College, and is the author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business now available in the U.S. and Italy.

Sumit Nagpal
Executive Director, Health eVillages

Sumit Kumar Nagpal is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on disruptive digital health innovation at scale. Over the past 25 years, he has co-founded and grown five companies that have tackled progressively bolder systemic challenges in healthcare experience, cost, and access. Sumit now serves as CEO and Board Director at Cherish Health, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based company that he cofounded. Cherish Health develops advanced sensors and artificial intelligence combined with medical evidence and human touch, focusing on the elderly, the frail, and those living with chronic conditions to improve their lives and proactively enable supported self-care wherever they live and as they go about their everyday lives.

Sumit began his career working with Steve Jobs at NeXT, Inc., who taught him how to abstract extremely complex problems and systems down to their essence. Trained as a software developer, Sumit also learned how to architect very large-scale systems to meet the needs of Fortune 100 clients. This was the genesis of Sumit’s “design-led innovation” approach—to imagine, develop, socialize, and scale engaging, innovative, and incredibly simple solutions that make complex processes approachable.

In 1993, Sumit launched Wellogic where he created one of the industry’s earliest longitudinal health records for hospitals. The next generation of Sumit’s work fused workflows and patient information across multiple organizations and enabled remote consultations—all before broadband and before the Internet was ubiquitous. As his vision grew, Sumit aimed at more complex new challenges—creating regional health information sharing networks by integrating patient information from laboratories, pharmacies, imaging centers, and others involved in care delivery with records from health and social care providers, all to enable safer patient care. Sumit sold this company to diagnostics supplier Alere (now a part of Abbott) to bring connected health solutions to market that integrated medical records with medical device data in community and patient home settings to proactively predict risk and intervene early to avoid cost and higher acuity. The work also focused on chronic conditions to enable individuals to better care for themselves under the supervision of their care providers.

After Alere’s acquisition of Wellogic, Sumit started LumiraDx where he worked with his partners to further disrupt diagnostic-led care, launching a portable diagnostic device and platform that brings reference lab precision testing into ambulances, physician offices, emergency rooms, even to the work kits of visiting nurses, and to remote village clinics.

His next startup was Carefully, where he focused on the vision of a hospital alternative at home. Here Sumit helped to architect care pathways, payment models, technology, health care services, logistics, and turnkey operations so that hospital-level care for a range of conditions that currently require admission to a hospital medical floor could be delivered safely in our homes, at a meaningfully lower cost, and with a better experience for patients. While incubating Carefully, Sumit joined Accenture as Managing Director and Global Lead for Digital Health Strategy and worked on care transformation at a global scale. His client, Comcast NBCUniversal, soon asked him to join as SVP and Global GM for Health innovation. Sumit spun out from Comcast to create his next high growth startup – Cherish Health, merging Carefully into the company to focus on enabling safety, wellbeing, and care in the home.

Cherish Health’s first innovation is a low cost, connected, wearable biosensor patch that is now being used to help mitigate COVID-19, enabling people with the virus to recover, socially distanced, where they live with 24×7 support from their care teams.

Catherine Marcoullier
Program Coordinator, Health eVillages

Catherine Marcoullier is a recent graduate from Saint Michael’s College, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Her passion in international development led to her thesis, “Trade Openness and its Effects on Development in Africa,” to be specially presented at the Saint Michael’s College Academic Symposium in May of 2020. During the Fall of 2019, she interned for Senator Patrick Leahy at his Burlington, Vermont office.

Her passion in international development translates into Catherine’s passion in traveling to experience unique cultures, lifestyles, and to understand how systems operate differently from community to community and country to country. Her role as program coordinator has allowed her to express these passions at Health eVillages.

Amy Tenanes
Program Coordinator, Health eVillages

With a passion for bringing innovative products to market in the industry of big data and analytics, Amy Tenanes has worked to bring products to market and create brand recognition in all her tenure, with specific experience in the healthcare, software, and financial fields.

In addition to her full-time positions, Amy took on the extracurricular title of Chapter Head of Boston Health 2.0. Through this work, Amy is passionate about helping other women find their way into fulfilling careers through hard-work, dedication, and networking. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business management, with a minor in graphic design and a concentration in marketing, from Westfield State University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics.

Raffy Rabin
Cherish Health, Technical Liaison

Raffy Rabin is the Lead Solutions Architect for Cherish Health. As full-stack software developer, he is fully hands-on working with product and solutions team. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in designing and building enterprise-wide system using different architecture models, integrating various business domains. His approach is direct and simple, and that is to innovate and create solutions using software development best practices without compromising underlying technology needs.

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Steve Woods
Promerica Health Executive Liaison

Steve Woods is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Promerica Health. Steve also serves as the president and chief executive officer of TideSmart Global, Promerica Health’s parent company.

Since 2003, Steve has stewarded Promerica Health’s growth and development, leveraging strategic investments in technology (including an industry leading patient platform), service offerings (including the acquisition of an analytics and compliance auditing company), campus (featuring eco-friendly construction) and clinical talent to establish Promerica Health as one of the leading providers in the health & wellness space.

Prior to founding Promerica Health, Steve served as the President a global Omnicom agency specializing in experiential marketing. Steve has also held key positions with other noteworthy agency groups (including Interpublic Group and WPP) and brands (Coca-Cola USA, Miller Brewing Company, Ford.)

As an adjunct professor at several leading universities, including the University of South Carolina, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State, Steve has shared his expertise with tomorrow’s leaders and providers over nine years.

Active as a community leader and supporter, Steve supports local entrepreneurs (Maine Angels), has contributed to a collection of non-profit organizations and has served on many boards (including the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame). He is a former town councilor and town chairman (Yarmouth, ME) and a U.S. Senate candidate.

Steve, his wife Katie and their three children live in Yarmouth, Maine.

Elizabeth Colyer
Sharecare Executive Liaison

Elizabeth Colyer is senior vice president at Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, where she is responsible for managing the evolution and execution of the Community Well-Being Index.

With Sharecare since 2014, Colyer has held various roles in the organization that have enabled the company’s data-driven approach to creating better outcomes. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of business intelligence, overseeing reporting and analytics, competitive intelligence, outcomes strategy and execution, predictive modeling, academic collaborations, performance intelligence, research and data sciences, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Previously, Colyer worked at a San Francisco-based digital agency, Rauxa-ThoughtMatrix, where she consulted for clients like General Motors, AAA, Amway, Oracle, and Verizon across measurement, digital strategy, social listening, integration, information architecture, and data best practices. Prior to Rauxa, Colyer worked for WebMD managing client analytics, including scalable reporting, insights and optimization across pharma and consumer goods portfolios.

Colyer graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelors’ degrees in Spanish and international business.

Donato Tramuto

Donato J. Tramuto Founder

Donato J. Tramuto is the CEO of Tivity Health, Inc (NASDAQ: TVTY), a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions in healthcare. A recognized innovator and industry leader, he has more than 35 years of healthcare experience, with a deep commitment to global healthcare access, a steadfast focus on patient outcomes and a keen understanding of digital solutions.

In less than a year after being named Tivity Health’s CEO, Tramuto executed a turnaround of the company’s performance by harnessing the lessons he learned through various adversities and “bulldozer” moments, and engineered a creative sale of one of the company’s non-performing divisions, adding nearly $1 billion of valuation to the company. In 2008, Tramuto founded Physicians Interactive Holdings (now known as Aptus Health), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. There he served as CEO and chairman prior to joining Tivity Health, Inc.

In 2011, Tramuto founded Health eVillages, a non-profit organization which provides state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments. He is also the chairman and founder of the Tramuto Foundation, which helps individuals and organizations achieve their educational and healthcare goals.

Tramuto has been widely recognized for his more than three decade commitment to social change and healthcare innovation. In 2014, he was honored alongside Hillary Clinton, Robert DeNiro and Tony Bennett, with the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award. He is a 2017 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps Embracing the Legacy Award, which recognizes individuals who have worked tirelessly to better the lives of children and their families. In 2015, Tramuto received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the College of Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and in 2017, he received an honorary doctorate of science from Thomas Jefferson University. Donato Tramuto is a three time PharmaVOICE 100 most inspirational leader honoree and a recipient of the PharmaVOICE Red Jacket Award, which recognizes individuals in the life sciences field for innovative and motivational approaches to addressing industry challenges. He was honored in 2012 as one of the most innovative people in Massachusetts.

Tramuto serves on several executive leadership boards, including the board of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Livongo Health Foundation, the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, the board of directors for Sharecare, Inc. In 2016, he was appointed to the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, where he serves as chairman of the Leadership Council and is leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity. Tramuto is also chairman of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights Europe.

Tramuto is the author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business, a Hamilton Press publication.

Sumit Nagpal
Executive Director, Health eVillages

Sumit Kumar Nagpal is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on disruptive digital health innovation at scale. Over the past 25 years, he has co-founded and grown five companies that have tackled progressively bolder systemic challenges in healthcare experience, cost, and access. Sumit now serves as CEO and Board Director at Cherish Health, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based company that he cofounded. Cherish Health develops advanced sensors and artificial intelligence combined with medical evidence and human touch, focusing on the elderly, the frail, and those living with chronic conditions to improve their lives and proactively enable supported self-care wherever they live and as they go about their everyday lives.

Sumit began his career working with Steve Jobs at NeXT, Inc., who taught him how to abstract extremely complex problems and systems down to their essence. Trained as a software developer, Sumit also learned how to architect very large-scale systems to meet the needs of Fortune 100 clients. This was the genesis of Sumit’s “design-led innovation” approach—to imagine, develop, socialize, and scale engaging, innovative, and incredibly simple solutions that make complex processes approachable.

In 1993, Sumit launched Wellogic where he created one of the industry’s earliest longitudinal health records for hospitals. The next generation of Sumit’s work fused workflows and patient information across multiple organizations and enabled remote consultations—all before broadband and before the Internet was ubiquitous. As his vision grew, Sumit aimed at more complex new challenges—creating regional health information sharing networks by integrating patient information from laboratories, pharmacies, imaging centers, and others involved in care delivery with records from health and social care providers, all to enable safer patient care. Sumit sold this company to diagnostics supplier Alere (now a part of Abbott) to bring connected health solutions to market that integrated medical records with medical device data in community and patient home settings to proactively predict risk and intervene early to avoid cost and higher acuity. The work also focused on chronic conditions to enable individuals to better care for themselves under the supervision of their care providers.

After Alere’s acquisition of Wellogic, Sumit started LumiraDx where he worked with his partners to further disrupt diagnostic-led care, launching a portable diagnostic device and platform that brings reference lab precision testing into ambulances, physician offices, emergency rooms, even to the work kits of visiting nurses, and to remote village clinics.

His next startup was Carefully, where he focused on the vision of a hospital alternative at home. Here Sumit helped to architect care pathways, payment models, technology, health care services, logistics, and turnkey operations so that hospital-level care for a range of conditions that currently require admission to a hospital medical floor could be delivered safely in our homes, at a meaningfully lower cost, and with a better experience for patients. While incubating Carefully, Sumit joined Accenture as Managing Director and Global Lead for Digital Health Strategy and worked on care transformation at a global scale. His client, Comcast NBCUniversal, soon asked him to join as SVP and Global GM for Health innovation. Sumit spun out from Comcast to create his next high growth startup – Cherish Health, merging Carefully into the company to focus on enabling safety, wellbeing, and care in the home.

Cherish Health’s first innovation is a low cost, connected, wearable biosensor patch that is now being used to help mitigate COVID-19, enabling people with the virus to recover, socially distanced, where they live with 24×7 support from their care teams.

Catherine Marcoullier
Program Coordinator, Health eVillages

Catherine Marcoullier is a recent graduate from Saint Michael’s College, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Her passion in international development led to her thesis, “Trade Openness and its Effects on Development in Africa,” to be specially presented at the Saint Michael’s College Academic Symposium in May of 2020. During the Fall of 2019, she interned for Senator Patrick Leahy at his Burlington, Vermont office.

Her passion in international development translates into Catherine’s passion in traveling to experience unique cultures, lifestyles, and to understand how systems operate differently from community to community and country to country. Her role as program coordinator has allowed her to express these passions at Health eVillages.

Amy Tenanes
Program Coordinator, Health eVillages

With a passion for bringing innovative products to market in the industry of big data and analytics, Amy Tenanes has worked to bring products to market and create brand recognition in all her tenure, with specific experience in the healthcare, software, and financial fields.

In addition to her full-time positions, Amy took on the extracurricular title of Chapter Head of Boston Health 2.0. Through this work, Amy is passionate about helping other women find their way into fulfilling careers through hard-work, dedication, and networking. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in business management, with a minor in graphic design and a concentration in marketing, from Westfield State University and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics.

Raffy Rabin
Cherish Health, Technical Liaison

Raffy Rabin is the Lead Solutions Architect for Cherish Health. As full-stack software developer, he is fully hands-on working with product and solutions team. He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in designing and building enterprise-wide system using different architecture models, integrating various business domains. His approach is direct and simple, and that is to innovate and create solutions using software development best practices without compromising underlying technology needs.

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Steve Woods Promerica Health Executive Liaison

Steve Woods is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Promerica Health. Steve also serves as the president and chief executive officer of TideSmart Global, Promerica Health’s parent company.

Since 2003, Steve has stewarded Promerica Health’s growth and development, leveraging strategic investments in technology (including an industry leading patient platform), service offerings (including the acquisition of an analytics and compliance auditing company), campus (featuring eco-friendly construction) and clinical talent to establish Promerica Health as one of the leading providers in the health & wellness space.

Prior to founding Promerica Health, Steve served as the President a global Omnicom agency specializing in experiential marketing. Steve has also held key positions with other noteworthy agency groups (including Interpublic Group and WPP) and brands (Coca-Cola USA, Miller Brewing Company, Ford.)

As an adjunct professor at several leading universities, including the University of South Carolina, Clark Atlanta University and Georgia State, Steve has shared his expertise with tomorrow’s leaders and providers over nine years.

Active as a community leader and supporter, Steve supports local entrepreneurs (Maine Angels), has contributed to a collection of non-profit organizations and has served on many boards (including the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs and the Maine Sports Hall of Fame). He is a former town councilor and town chairman (Yarmouth, ME) and a U.S. Senate candidate.

Steve, his wife Katie and their three children live in Yarmouth, Maine.

Elizabeth Colyer
Sharecare Executive Liaison

Elizabeth Colyer is senior vice president at Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all their health in one place, where she is responsible for managing the evolution and execution of the Community Well-Being Index.

With Sharecare since 2014, Colyer has held various roles in the organization that have enabled the company’s data-driven approach to creating better outcomes. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of business intelligence, overseeing reporting and analytics, competitive intelligence, outcomes strategy and execution, predictive modeling, academic collaborations, performance intelligence, research and data sciences, and search engine optimization (SEO).

Previously, Colyer worked at a San Francisco-based digital agency, Rauxa-ThoughtMatrix, where she consulted for clients like General Motors, AAA, Amway, Oracle, and Verizon across measurement, digital strategy, social listening, integration, information architecture, and data best practices. Prior to Rauxa, Colyer worked for WebMD managing client analytics, including scalable reporting, insights and optimization across pharma and consumer goods portfolios.

Colyer graduated from the University of Georgia with bachelors’ degrees in Spanish and international business.