Board of Directors and Strategic Advisors

  • Lizza Miller

    Co-Chair, Board of Directors, VitalTalk
    Founder and CEO, DatStat, Inc

  • Bob Arnold

    Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Board of Directors, VitalTalk

  • James Tulsky

    Co-Founder and Board of Directors, VitalTalk

  • Naveen Rajkumar

    Board of Directors, VitalTalk
    CEO and President, ISOutsource

  • Tessie October

    Board of Directors, VitalTalk
    Distinguished Faculty, VitalTalk
    Medical Officer, The National Institutes of Health

  • Tony Back

    Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor, VitalTalk


  • Anthony Back MD

    The landscape of patient and clinician is changing so rapidly that we have to keep innovating. I am Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

  • Robert Arnold MD

    I never want to stop being a doctor—talking to patients and families is the best work I do. In my day job, I also direct Palliative Care at the University of Pittsburgh, where I am the Leo H. Creip Professor of Medicine.

  • James Tulsky MD

    One of the most gratifying things I do is create interventions that enable doctors to become better. I’m Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Founding Advisors

  • Kelly Edwards PhD

    Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Director, Community Engagement and Ethics Core, University of Washington