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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FOUNDERLaura Chavaree founded Calliopy to put information about financial resources in the hands of those who need it most - people with cancer. Prior to founding Calliopy, Laura was a Director at Genentech who designed and led their portfolio of patient services and managed their BioOncology Brand. Throughout her more than 20 years in the healthcare and pharmaceutical space, she has used her expertise to navigate the complex health care system. Nothing gets her more riled up than hearing about the disparate experiences of people facing illness, and the antiquated systems that exacerbate the problems. Laura practiced as a hospital social worker after obtaining her MSW from the University of California at Los Angeles.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CO-FOUNDERAs a founding member, Cyrena blends her deep oncology commercial experience with her passion for efficiently removing barriers to help people gain access to needed treatments. She applies her experiences working in Genentech BioOncology and Reimbursement & Patient Assistance Programs, and designing a cancer clinical app to ensure relevance and usability of Calliopy's technology. Cyrena holds a BS in Microbiology from Cornell University, and an MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.
ADVISORKevin Knopf MD, MPH is a practicing oncologist for Sutter Health in San Francisco as well as a Health Economist and Health Services researcher. He is an editor at Value Based Cancer Care and an expert on health economics and outcomes research. He investigates patterns and quality of care, decision analysis, health systems analysis, “big data” in cancer care, and analytic techniques. Dr. Knopf has clinical faculty positions at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine; and was formerly adjunct faculty at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center. He received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his clinical training at Northwestern Medical School, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the National Cancer Institute. He obtained an MPH in Epidemiology and Statistics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
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