Sandra Shpilberg is the Founder and CEO of Seeker Health. She founded Seeker Health to harness the power of technology to connect patients to clinical trials and help the biopharmaceutical industry accelerate drug development and innovation. Prior to founding Seeker Health, Sandra was an executive at Nora Therapeutics and at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, where she led commercial launches and product development for treatments for rare diseases. She graduated with a BBA from Pace University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Heather Hernandez, Director of Business Development
Heather Hernandez is passionate about developing health solutions. She has worked managing clinical trials, in all phases, for both medical device and biotech companies for 8+ years, including Menlo Therapeutics, Cytokinetics, FribroGen and Penumbra. Now as a Director of BD for Seeker Health, she’s helping Clinical Ops Leaders accelerate enrollment into their clinical trials, by connecting them to the Seeker Health portal & services. In her free time, Heather enjoys serving as an alumni advisor to the BEAM, Stanford Career Education team, serving on the PHE Next Council, playing volleyball and running marathons. Heather graduated with a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University.
Sharon Francis, Digital Marketing Manager
Sharon Francis is a seasoned digital marketer with over 10 years of experience in online ad and website design, project and financial management. Sharon previously served as Director of Program Management at Carat and Associate Director at DigitasLBi, where she produced award-winning advertising campaigns. Sharon started her career at Deloitte Consulting as a healthcare consultants. She earned a BA from Barnard College. Sharon has a passion for the growing use of social media and its potential to revolutionize clinical trials.
Nadia Espinoza, Digital Marketing Analyst
Nadia Espinoza studied communications with an emphasis in media at University of California, San Diego. Post academics, Nadia returned home to the San Francisco Bay Area, and proceeded to work in a fast, dynamic environment, assuring hands-on experience on startup ground. Passionate about technology, Nadia has since continued to pursue professional development in tech-based startups. Her background includes roles in marketing, media, and operations.
AnneMarie Schmidt, RN Case Manager
AnneMarie Schmidt is an RN Case Manager for Seeker Health. In this position, AnneMarie continues the pre-screening process, helping to accelerate enrollment of clinical studies for new medicines for serious disease. Previously, AnneMarie worked in various nursing capacities, including oncology, perioperative, geriatric, community-based, as well as emergency disaster relief work. In addition, AnneMarie’s experience as a nursing home administrator, hospice clinical director, as well as her work in the biotech industry has also provided a broad background in the healthcare field. AnneMarie graduated with a BS in Biology from Westmont College as well as a BSN and MBA from Northern Arizona University.
Amy Ye, Graphic Designer
Amy Ye is a graphic designer who helps develop digital assets for campaigns and websites, as well as marketing collateral for Seeker Health. She is currently pursuing a double major in Design and Managerial Economics at UC Davis.