The team at Florence Health is committed to serving frontline healthcare professionals wherever they are, working across every specialty and point of care, from hospital ICUs, retail clinics, rehab facilities, schools, labs, and community health centers.
Our mission is to deliver news, education and community to Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Healthcare Administrators, helping each to succeed in the changing world of health.
Meet the Florence Health Team
Maura Hohman is a health journalist with an MA in magazine writing from the University of Missouri. She started her career as WhatToExpect.com's first ever News Editor before working as a freelance content strategist, writer and editor for a variety of brands. She's collaborated with TV networks, like MTV and TNT, established outlets, like PEOPLE and HISTORY.com, start-ups, like Katie Couric Media, and more. Her heart truly lies, though, in creating medically-accurate yet consumer-friendly and engaging health content.
Karim FaragChief Executive Officer
Karim has 20 years of digital experience - the last 14 years in health. Prior to Florence Health, Karim was CEO and Founder of uGO Health, and was Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategy at Everyday Health where he was part of the senior management team responsible for growing the company from early stage to a successful IPO.
Eliot WallVP Operations
Eliot has over 10 years of experience in healthcare and life sciences using technology to solve operational challenges and improve patient care. Eliot was previously CEO and Founder of Beacinsight, a workflow optimization tool for health care professionals. He has also worked in leading medical centers including, Boston Children's Hospital, Mass General Hospital, and St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital.
Veer is the CEO and Co-founder of two venture-backed organizations acquired by F500 companies. Maxwell Health (est. 2010) was acquired by Sun Life Financial in June 2018. Maxwell Health ranked #100 on Deloitte's 2017 Technology Fast 500™ list. Control-F1 (est. 1999) pioneered automated technical support solutions and was acquired by Computer Associates (CA) in 2006.
Amy O’ConnorEditorial Advisor
Amy is a content strategist and consultant to Florence Health, Healthination, and other digital health and healthcare companies. Previously, she co-founded Health.com and was Vice President, Editorial Director at Everyday Health. She currently teaches health and food journalism at New York University and the City University of New York.
Sal ChieffaloChief Financial Officer
Sal has spent nearly thirty-five years as a financial executive in large corporations, middle market and start-up companies including past agency work at Assembly, TargetCast tcm, Sudler & Hennessey and Ammirati Puris Lintas and KPMG. He started an outsourced CFO practice in 2015 focusing on bringing world-class financial operations expertise to clients.
Florence Health’s Founders
Michael is a seasoned consultant and investor with 28 years of experience primarily focused on the life sciences and healthcare industries. He was a Managing Director at Jennison Associates for 14 years where he was a successful Equity Research Analyst and investor in all areas of healthcare both long and short. Previously, Michael was a management consultant for 14 years, focusing on pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
A serial entrepreneur with a history of successful start-ups, Aditya co-founded two biotech companies in his twenties, and his last company, which was backed by Accel Ventures, sold to a publicly-listed company in 2010. He received his degree in engineering at the IIT, Delhi, and was a Baker Scholar at HBS. He was most recently Co-Founder, CEO and then Chairman of Paddle8.
Satish Tadikonda is an entrepreneur in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. His primary interests lie in Healthcare IT and at the intersection of drug, medical device and diagnostics development, and software systems development, primarily for accelerating clinical trials and regulatory approvals. Satish has helped found and/or fund a number of innovative companies in technology, health care and the life sciences.
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