Ignite Advisors & Judges

Suzan Deison

CEO/President/Founder

Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Houston, Texas

Ayse McCracken

President

eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC

Houston, Texas

David H. Berger, MD

Senior Vice President

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Houston, Texas

David Bradshaw

Former CIO

Memorial Hermann Health System

Houston, Texas

Sara Brand, PhD

Investor, Managing Director

True Health Ventures

Austin, Texas

Patricia Gail Bray, PhD

Director, BridgeUp
The Menninger Clinic

Houston, Texas

Juliet Breeze, MD

CEO
Next  Level Urgent Care, LLC

Houston, Texas

Terri Burke

Former VP Marketing and Business Development

Edwards Lifesciences

Los Angeles, California

Denise Castillo-Rhodes

Executive Vice President & CFO
Texas Medical Center

Houston, Texas

Stephanie Carlton

Associate Partner

McKinsey & Company

Dallas, Texas

Avni Cirpili

Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer

The Menninger Clinic

Houston, Texas

Craig Cordola

President and CEO

Ascension-Texas Ministry

Austin, Texas

Cris Daskevich

CEO

Children’s Hospital of San Antonio

Sr. VP of Maternal Services Christus Health

San Antonio, Texas

Myra Davis

Sr. VP & CIO

Texas Children’s Hospital

Houston, Texas

Dorit Donoviel, PhD

Director

Translational Research Institute for Space Health at Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, Texas

Juliana Garaizar

Former Managing Director

Houston Angel Network

Houston, Texas

Eric Halvorsen

JUDGE

Director, TMC Innovation Institute

Houston, Texas

Irene Helsinger, SHRN-SCP, SPHR

Human Capital Practice Leader, Managing Director and Member of Board of Managers
Newport Board Group

Houston, Texas

Constance Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Dean Research

UT School of Nursing

Houston, Texas

Vicki Keiser

Board Member

Community Health Choice/Banner Health

Houston, Texas

Douglas M. Krebs

Operating Partner

BERKS Group NPG

Kansas City, Kansas

Tom Luby

JUDGE

Head of JLABS @ TMC

Houston, Texas

Loretta McCarthy

JUDGE

Managing Partner

Golden Seeds

New York, New York

Sonia Mathur

Vice-President

Houston Angel Network

Houston, Texas

Lesa Mitchell

Managing Director

Techstars-Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas

Kelli Newman

President
Newman & Newman, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Elif Oker, MD, FACEP

Executive Director

Healthcare Service Corporation (HCSC)

Houston, Texas

Dan Parsley

President

AngelMD

Houston, Texas

Kathryn E. Peek, PhD

Former Healthcare Professional

KEP Consulting

Houston, Texas

Chantell Preston

Chief Development Officer

Atlantic Health Group

Houston, Texas

Troy Thibodeaux

Regional President

Sound Physicians

Westlake Texas

Mary Jo Potter

Founder & CEO

HealthCare Angels

San Francisco, California

Kerry Rupp

JUDGE

Managing Director

True Wealth Ventures

Austin, Texas

Roberta Schwartz

JUDGE

Executive Vice President
Houston Methodist

Houston, Texas

Daniel Shoenthal

Exec. Dir. Innovation Center

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Cheryl Stavins

Retired, Healthcare Executive, Consultant
CS Consulting

Houston, Texas

Etan Walls

COO

Allied Physicians Group of NY

New York, New York

Wendy Whittington, MD, MMM

Physician Executive, Investor

AngelMD

Dallas, Texas

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