Gail Foster Embt

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gail Foster Embt leads Kinergy Health as CEO and founder. A serial entrepreneur, Gail has delivered a variety of ground-breaking services over her career. During her tenure at AOL, she led their entry into personal webpage publishing with AOL Hometown, and drove the initial distribution of AOL Instant Messenger and web-based chat. Prior to her engagement with consumer Internet technology, Gail was a pioneer in wide area network management responsible for delivering market leading technologies that allowed corporations to centrally manage complex distributed data networks with easy to use tools.

Gail serves as co-chair for the Sullivan Institute’s Patient Experience Council which is uniting key policy makers including CMS, ONC, HHS, NIH and CDC with industry stakeholders to deliver solutions for creating positive experiences for patients and their family caregivers in the healthcare system.  Listening to the patient and caregiver voices, the Council will translate those needs into data that can be shared across the health care team to improve care, reduce costs and enhance the patient experience.

Gail is a tireless advocate for improving the model for transitions of care. She speaks on the issues of transitions of care, patient engagement and patient-centered care. She is a member of the Society for Participatory Medicine, the Health Information Management Systems Society, and the American Telehealth Association and she is an Alzheimer’s Association Advocate.


Daniel Z. Sands, MD, MPH, FACP, FACMI

Chief Medical Officer

Danny Sands serves as chief medical officer. He is passionate about healthcare transformation, non-visit based care, collaboration in healthcare, and participatory medicine. He spent six years at Cisco, most recently as chief medical informatics officer, where he provided both internal and external health IT leadership and helped key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT.

Previously, Danny was chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, a leader in secure email and e-prescribing. Prior to Zix, Danny spent 13 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he developed and implemented numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement.

Danny has earned degrees from Brown University, Ohio State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and trained at Boston City Hospital and Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. He currently holds an academic appointment at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health IT.

Danny is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics, and is a founder and co-chair of the board of the Society for Participatory Medicine. In 2009 he was recognized by HealthLeaders Magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.”


Larry Lu

Chief Technology Officer

Larry Lu leads the technology vision and development for Kinergy Health. Founder and CEO of OpenConcept Systems, Inc., which focuses on developing large scale web applications and mobile applications in the area of web content management, healthcare collaboration and coordination, and mobile conference management. Larry is the chief architect of the Kinergy Health technology platform and head of engineering at Kinergy Health.

Prior to OpenConcept Systems, he was vice president of technology at AOL for over 16 years, responsible for core infrastructure systems, the AOL platform, and later the entire suite of AOL’s web applications.

Larry Lu received a BS in mathematics, MS in mechanical engineer, and was PhD candidate for computer graphics and computer human interaction at George Washington University. He is a holder of 13 US patents.


Kathleen M. Healy

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Kathleen Healy leads business development seeking to form partnerships, new business and investment for Kinergy Health. A consumer health technology executive for more than eight years, Kathy was the head of Product Management and Strategy for leading consumer health company, Everyday Health ($100MM revenues), and was a senior member of the Corporate Development team at consumer-directed health technology pioneer, Revolution Health. She also spent seven years in investment banking, closing over $6BN in financing and M&A transactions. Most recently, Kathy has been a Strategic Health Technology Consultant, advising early stage health technology companies on strategic and capital raising initiatives. Kathy received her MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Anne Pusey Roberts

Senior Director, Products and Services

Anne Pusey Roberts is the Senior Director of Products and Services at Kinergy Health. Anne was Director of Personalized Services at AOL in the new product development organization. She worked with the technical organizations and content programming experts to develop personalization features to deliver an individualized experience to AOL members. In particular, her expertise was in taking consumer features from inception through early phases of member adoption. In addition, Anne was responsible for system-wide long-term efforts such as streamlining the registration experience and integrating seamless authentication processes across AOL and Time Warner properties.

Anne spent her early career bringing together interactive live and networked Continuing Medical Education events for pharmaceutical companies and teaching hospitals. She also spent time on Capitol Hill in political fundraising. Anne has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from Georgetown University.


Merrily Evdokimoff, RN, PhD

Clinical Leader, Kinergy Care Navigator Program

Merrily Evdokimoff leads the Kinergy Care Navigator Program. She has more than 35 years nursing experience, primarily in community and public health. She has been a direct service provider, manager and chief executive officer. She also owns M & J Associates, a consulting firm providing support to home care agencies, non-profits and IT companies involved in improving the care of patients.

Merrily has a BS in Nursing from University of Michigan, a MS in Community Health Nursing from Boston University and most recently received a PhD in Nursing from Boston College.