Team Members


David Schacht - Product Designer

David comes to Audere with a long career as a digital designer, both in agency and in-house settings. He's worked with ad agencies, tech startups, and non-profits, and relishes any opportunity to use creative thinking and design to solve real-world problems.


Jay Steingold - Software Engineer

Jay likes helping people through software. He used to work for T-Mobile building data visualization applications to help people get better phone service. When he's not coding, he's hanging out with his puppy or at a coffee shop with his wife.


Jenny Abrahamson - Software Engineer

Jenny worked on ads at Facebook for four years and is thrilled to be working on software for improving global health. She can be found climbing when not coding.


Michael Marucheck - Software Engineer

Michael loves building software.  He has worked on compile-time optimizations and developer tools at Facebook and distributed systems at Microsoft, and he is excited to create software to help save and improve lives around the world.


philip su - CEO

Philip launched and led Facebook's London engineering office as its site director, growing it from a founding team of one dozen engineers into a site of over six hundred people in five years.  In addition to leading software teams, he was an engineer in Oculus and Facebook's Workplace product prior to becoming an Entrepreneur in Residence at Madrona Venture Group in Seattle.  Previously, Philip wrote software and led teams at Microsoft for over twelve years.


Ram Kandasamy - Software Engineer

Ram built coding platforms for the elementary school computer science curriculum at Previously, he worked on consumer payments at Google. Ram is mission-driven and is excited to make a positive impact in healthcare tech.


Rob Jarrett - Software Engineer

Rob loves building great experiences that solve meaningful problems, and has spent the past 19 years at Microsoft trying to do just that. His work has focused on the broad, such as multitasking and windowing, as well as the emergent, such as augmented & virtual reality and natural input methods. Rob enjoys being a dad, creating music, fixing things, and watching bad films, and is very excited to contribute toward improving global health using technology.


Sam Smedinghoff - QA Engineer & Analytics

Sam spent the last nine years teaching high school math and computer science, where he encouraged young people to explore their interests in STEM. He has a love of all things quantitative, and is excited to help Audere fulfill its mission of improving global health. Outside of work, Sam enjoys hiking and snowshoeing.

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Shawna Cooper - Principal Product Manager

Shawna spent the last 10+ years at Microsoft and Caradigm in Product and Program Management roles focusing on population health. She led multiple product lines in the areas of care coordination, care management, and risk stratification. Shawna is excited to combine her public health background with her passion for creating applications for real people who need solutions to real problems on a global level.


Tanya Su - Development Officer and Corporate Secretary

Tanya has served in program-leadership roles at several Seattle non-profits, including Hopelink. She holds a Masters of Public Affairs with a focus on Nonprofit Management.

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Terri Paik - QA Lead

Terri is passionate about software quality. She previously worked on integration software at webMethods and as an IT manager in China. She also took some time off from software to support charitable causes. She is eager to combine software and a philanthropic mission in her new role at Audere.


Board Members


Alec Ramsay

Alec spent 30 years designing & building commercial software in a variety of startups and large ISVs, including Microsoft where he led large engineering teams for 15 years. He also has an MBA and coaches technology executives through leadership, management, and strategy challenges. Alec bridges the gap between two worlds: he can go arbitrarily deep with developers and then explain the technical issues to business people in lay terms and vice versa.


John Halamka

In his current role of Chief Information Officer for the Beth Israel Deaconess system, John leads technology implementation and operations for the organization’s clinical, financial, administrative, research, and educational areas. John is also an International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Chief Information Officer at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the National Health Information Technology Standards Panel for the Bush administration, and Co-chair of the National Health Information Technology Standards Committee for the Obama administration.

John received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his Master of Science from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Doctor of Medicine from University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. John was named to the HIMSS list of “50 Most Influential Technologists of the Past 50 Years” and to CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame.


Lauren Lavoie

Lauren is passionate about using technology to improve people's lives, and has had opportunities to do so in both professional and volunteer capacities. She led engineering efforts for MOTECH, an open source mobile health platform developed by the Grameen Foundation and deployed in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently the Head of Engineering at CareZone, and previously spent 8 years at Microsoft.