Experts and innovators in clinical services, healthcare systems management and law, quality of care, pharma and biotech, healthcare IT, and business development
Senior Management Team
Co-founder John Golenski brings to Kairoi the perspectives of his diverse background in clinical services management, health policy, physician leader training, and primary care redesign. In 1986, John founded Health Priorities Group, advising hospitals of every kind, medical groups, insurers, large employers, and the U.S. and foreign governments in the areas of healthcare delivery and health policy. He has also been executive director of the George Mark Children’s House, the first residential pediatric end-of-life facility in the United States. John earned his EdD in human development at Harvard University. A former member of the Jesuits for 25 years, he was received as a priest of the Episcopal Church in 2003.
Joe Addiego’s career combines extensive clinical experience and diverse academic and business roles; his skill set spans managing pharmacy and medical benefits and costs, coordinating working relationships among healthcare professionals, and achieving quality outcomes for physician group practices. Prior to joining Kairoi, he served as chief medical officer and head of clinical services for Prescription Solutions, a division of United Healthcare. His clinical career includes 20 years of practice as a board-certified pediatric hematologist/ oncologist. He has been medical director of the Hematology/Oncology department at Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland, California. He has also taught, conducted clinical and basic science research, published articles in prominent medical journals, testified before Congress on healthcare issues, and served on many advisory panels, executive committees, foundations and task forces.
Jeffrey Dao has some 30 years of experience in the creation and management of emerging technology and new business development, most recently in biotech. A co-founder of Genyous Biomed, he is the former co-CEO and President of Omnitura, a Genyous spinoff developing multivalent immuno-oncology therapies. In that post Jeffrey oversaw key aspects of the company’s operations including product pre-clinical & clinical development, regulatory affairs, organization development, strategic alliance formation, and product management. Earlier he held executive and marketing positions with Nokia, Oracle, and Communication Intelligence Corporation (CIC). Jeffrey studied engineering physics at UC Berkeley and attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.
Jeffrey Wu joins Kairoi with a strong background in healthcare IT. After spending six years at Epic Systems, managing and implementing Epic's suite of surgical products, he moved into data analytics, joining Qlik Tech International as senior solutions architect in the healthcare space. He completed a Masters of Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focusing on outcomes analysis for UW Health's population health initiatives, including their reporting process within their MSSP-ACO.
Russell’s special expertise is in applying transportation logistics to improve patient flow in clinical settings. He has been program development manager at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Director of Health Systems Innovation at Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, and senior business analyst at Dignity Health, along with a decade of experience in managing outpatient clinics. Previously he was a high-level planner for an international transportation company. Russ holds a PhD in Sociology from Harvard University.
Mindy brings to Kairoi her expertise in strategy development, business development, business process improvement, operations, and finance. She is the former president of Jawbone, a company that develops wearable technology; prior to that role she was at Microsoft, where she was corporate vice president and CFO for the Online Services division (Bing, MSN, and the global data centers) as well as the Entertainment and Device division (Xbox, Windows phone, and Mediaroom). Before her time at Microsoft, Mindy spent nine years at Time Warner in various leadership roles and was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley. She serves on the boards of Technicolor, the Learning Care Group, and the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and advises a variety of start-ups on business strategy, business models, and rapidly scaling operations. Mindy has an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and is a member of its Dean’s Advisory Board.
Stan Watson has unparalleled knowledge of healthcare law as applied in clinical settings. He spent many years as an attorney and litigator with major San Francisco Bay Area law firms, eventually focusing on healthcare issues. He served as Senior Consultant with the Bioethics Consultation Group and as Senior Counsel with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (1993–2006). He was also Vice President and Director of Kaiser Foundation Research Institute (2006–2013), advising the Kaiser Permanente board on all the legal dimensions of research. Stan earned his law degree at Harvard Law School and an MA in ethics from the Pacific School of Religion/Graduate Theological Union. Among other community service, he is board president at Openhouse, which serves LGBT seniors in San Francisco.
Marj Wolf is an innovative leader, consultant, and teacher with deep experience in healthcare strategic planning, organizing, fundraising, financial management, construction, and clinical operations. As a senior manager for Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics, she designed and implemented new facilities at Kaiser Oakland Hospital & Medical Center, and later as hospital Administrator at Kaiser Martinez Hospital, overseeing the computerizing of operations and innovations in cost-saving, quality management, and community health. She has also been CEO of the Sierra Pacific Network–Veterans Administration, where her accomplishments spanned governance, strategic planning, decreased costs, and increases in services. Marj has also taught widely and served with community organizations in the U.S. and overseas.
Jed Weissberg, MD, FACP
A nationally recognized leader in quality of healthcare, Dr. Jed Weissberg held a variety of executive positions over his 30-year career at Kaiser Permanente from 1984–2014, most recently as Medical Director of Medicare Advantage, Cost and Prescription Drug Plans, as well as Senior Vice President of Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence. Following his KP career, Jed was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review. He continues to consult for a variety of life science organizations and healthcare start-ups. Dr. Weissberg is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center).
Alide served as Senior Vice President of Quality and Service for the national Kaiser Permanente program. She is also an internationally recognized consultant and speaker, frequently addressing international audiences on health care dynamics and global trends. As a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, she works in the areas of population health and community well-being. Her consulting focuses on optimizing health system performance. During Alide’s nearly 20-year career at Kaiser, she held various operations positions and directed key clinical initiatives designed to support Kaiser Permanente’s goal to transform healthcare, including its groundbreaking Care Management Institute.