Founders

  • 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.

  • Kelly Edwards PhD

    My vision is about creating trust—I want to build a network of mentors and a community of practice through VitalTalk. I’m Professor Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington, and Assistant Dean of The Graduate School.

  • 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.

Board of Directors

  • Tony Back

    President and Co-Founder, VitalTalk

  • James Tulsky

    Treasurer and Co-Founder, VitalTalk

  • Bob Arnold

    Secretary and Co-Founder, VitalTalk

  • Cynthia Carter Perrilliat

    Executive Director, Alameda County Care Alliance

  • Lynsey Seabrook

    Chief Operations and Channel Development Officer, Vibeonix

  • Naveen Rajkumar

    CEO and President, ISOutsource

  • Lizza Miller

    Founder and CEO, DatStat, Inc