Our Team

Our team works together to build and operate shared platforms and health services that neither governments nor tech companies are well-positioned to create. We are passionate technologists, entrepreneurs, public servants, academics, scientists, industry leaders and advocates from across the globe who have gathered to use our collective knowledge and expertise for the common good.

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Jen

Zhu Scott

Executive Chair, Global Board

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China

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project Foundation. Prior to The Commons Project, she was the founder of Radian Partners, focusing on direct investment in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech. Jennifer was Forbes World’s Top 50 Women in Tech in 2018 and one of Fortune's Most Influential Business Women in China in 2021. She is a China Fellow of the Aspen Institute and has a dual Fellowship at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) under the Asia Pacific Program and the Digital Society Initiative. She is a Council Member at the Data Policy Council of the World Economic Forum, where she served for the China Council and the Future of Blockchain Council. WEF named Jennifer as a Young Global Leader in 2013. She is a Board Trustee of Web Science Trust.

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Robert

Wah

Chair, US Board; Secretary, Global Board

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United States

Dr. Wah is a past President of the American Medical Association, where he served on the Board for over a decade and as Chair of the Board of Trustees. He was the Global Chief Medical Officer at CSC (now DXC) and has served on the faculties of several medical schools, including Harvard and University of California, San Diego. He served 23 years on Active Duty in the Navy and was the Associate CIO for the Military Health System. Dr. Wah served as the first Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS and helped to set up the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). He chaired the HITAC at HHS 2017-2020 and served on the Boards of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation, Higi (acquisition exit to Babylon Health) and American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Wah's clinical work is at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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Zhenya

Lindgardt

CEO

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United States

Zhenya has served as the CEO of the Commons Project Foundation since October 2021. Prior to joining the Commons Project, she was Vice President of Platform and Customer Engagement at Uber, where she focused on incubating and scaling early stage Uber businesses and standing up customer engagement programs across business units.

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Paul

Meyer

Executive Founder & President

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United States

Paul is Executive Founder and President of The Commons Project Foundation. After beginning his career working on Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, Paul served as one of President Clinton’s speechwriters. He was the first Chief Operating Officer of Endeavor, and then joined the International Rescue Committee. Paul co-founded IPKO and the IPKO Foundation. He also co-founded and served as CEO of Voxiva.

Executives

Meet our leadership team.

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Zhenya
Lindgardt
CEO
United States
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Paul
Meyer
Executive Founder & President
United States
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JP
Pollak
Co-founder & Chief Architect
United States
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Jean
Philbert Nsengimana
Managing Director, Africa
Rwanda
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Jeff
Kenney
Chief Technology Officer, CPO, CISO
United States
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Lesley
Edwards
Chief of Staff
United States

Board of Directors

The Commons Project Foundation is governed by an independent Board of Directors. Our board includes leaders and innovators in healthcare, business, technology, and philanthropy from around the world.

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Jen
Zhu Scott
Executive Chair, Global Board
China
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Robert
Wah
Chair, US Board; Secretary, Global Board
United States
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Paul
Meyer
Executive Founder & President
United States
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Alan
Warren
Vice Chair, US Board
United States
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Alexander
Saint-Amand
US Board
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Amy
Knapp
US Board
United States
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Andrew
Watson
Treasurer, US Board
Professor of Surgery; Senior Medical Director, UPMC
United States
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Daniel
Schwartz
Global Board; US Board
CEO, Dynamica
United States
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Esther
Dyson
Global Board; US Board
Executive Founder, Wellville
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Gabriela
Kennedy
Global Board
Partner, Co-chair Intellectual Property Practice, Head of Asia IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown
United States
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Howard
Morgan
US Board
Chair, B Capital Group
United States
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James
Kondo
Vice Chair, Global Board
Chairman, International House of Japan
Japan
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John
Dutton
Global Board
Head of UpLink; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
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Karim
Kawar
Global Board
President of Kawar Group
Jordan
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Leslie
Maasdorp
Global Board
South Africa
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Paul
Uhrig
Secretary, US Board; Global Board
Chief Legal & Digital Health Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network
United States
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Steve
Martin
US Board
Managing Partner, Paxton Advisors, LLC
United States

General Assembly

Our general assembly members support our Swiss Federation and come from across the globe, spanning the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Their expertise lends insight to our work.

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Jen
Zhu Scott
Executive Chair, Global Board
China
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Robert
Wah
Chair, US Board; Secretary, Global Board
United States
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Paul
Meyer
Executive Founder & President
United States
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JP
Pollak
Co-founder & Chief Architect
United States
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Akudo
Anyanwu
United States
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Alvaro
Rodriguez
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, IGNIA
Mexico
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Andrew
Cohen
Australia
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Aneesh
Chopra
United States
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Ángel
Cabrera
Spain
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Anir
Chowdhury
Bangladesh
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Anuj
Hasija
VP WW Oncology LCM and Established Medicines, Novartis
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Arturo
Condo
Costa Rica
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Brad
Perkins
Co-founder & Chief Medical Advisor
United States
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Brian
Trelstad
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Bruce
Greenstein
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer, LHC Group
United States
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Catherine
Zhu
Canada
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Christina
Lopes
United States
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Daniel
Kraft
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Daniel
Sachs
Sweden
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Daniel
Schwartz
Global Board; US Board
CEO, Dynamica
United States
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David
Brailer
United States
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David
Rothenberg
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Deborah
Estrin
Professor and Associate Dean, Cornell Tech
United States
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Douglas
Rushkoff
Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics, CUNY/Queens
United States
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Edem
Adzogenu
Ghana
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Esther
Dyson
Global Board; US Board
Executive Founder, Wellville
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Gabe
Rijpma
CEO, Aceso Health
New Zealand
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Gabriela
Kennedy
Global Board
Partner, Co-chair Intellectual Property Practice, Head of Asia IP & TMT Group, Mayer Brown
United States
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Hiroaki
Miyata
Japan
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Ida
Sim
Professor of Medicine, UCSF
United States
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Jaewoong
Lee
South Korea
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Jaime
de Bourbon de Parme
Netherlands
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James
Chau
Host of The China Current, WHO Goodwill Ambassador
Hong Kong SAR
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James
Kondo
Vice Chair, Global Board
Chairman, International House of Japan
Japan
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Jason
Li
Australia
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Jean
Philbert Nsengimana
Managing Director, Africa
Rwanda
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Jeremy
Garrett-Cox
Company Director
United Kingdom
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Jitesh
Gadhia
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John
Dutton
Global Board
Head of UpLink; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
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Jonathan
Spalter
United States
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Julie
Gerberding
United States
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Kamal
Amakrane
Managing Director, Africa Climate Mobility Initiative & Rising Nations Initiative; Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
Morocco
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Karim
Kawar
Global Board
President of Kawar Group
Jordan
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Kathryn
Tucker
Co-founder & Advisor
United States
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Kathy
Roth-Douquet
CEO, Blue Star Families
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Khadija
Rejto
Advisor
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Leslie
Maasdorp
Global Board
South Africa
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Linda
Rottenberg
Co-Founder & CEO, Endeavor
United States
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Lisa
Witter
Germany
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Matt
Anestis
United States
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Mina
Al-Orabi
UAE
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Miriam
Altman
South Africa
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Mona
Siddiqui
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Muna
Abu-Sulayman
Saudi Arabia
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Ninie
Wang
China
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Pamela
Johnson
United States
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Paul
Uhrig
Secretary, US Board; Global Board
Chief Legal & Digital Health Officer, Bassett Healthcare Network
United States
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Penny
Low
Singapore
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Peter
Neupert
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Peter
Rabley
Managing Director, PLACE
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Priya
Jaisinghani Vora
United States
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Rajiv
Shah
United States
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Ray
Yang
China
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Rebekah
Gee
President and Founder of Nest Health
United States
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Reuben
Abraham
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Ron
Piervincienzi
United States
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Schubert
Lou
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Stanley
Shuman
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Tahasin
Alam
Co-founder & Advisor
Bangladesh
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Thomas
Crampton
SVP and Head of Corporate Affairs, GreenLight Biosciences
United Kingdom
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Tim
Brown
United Kingdom
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Tom
Kalil
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V. Bunty
Bohra
Singapore
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Zainab
Salbi
Co-founder, Daughters for Earth; Chief Awareness Officer, FindCenter
Iraq

Team

Meet our staff.

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Alissa
Chung
IT Operations Support Manager
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Eddie
Cruz
Jr. Software Engineer
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Karen
Truluck
Project Manager
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Yuri
Fukuda
Lead Mobile Developer
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Tiphany
Jones
HR Operations Manager
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Kerry
Keys
Director, Legal Operations
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Christopher
Lumpkin
Director, Enterprise Architect
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Adrian
Soghoian
Technical Advisor
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Benjamin
Tseytlin
Lead Android Developer
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Annet
Steenbergen
Advisor, Europe
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Rob
Broere
Industry Specialist
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Sandra
Kinzler
Director, Client Onboarding
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Richard
Gakuba
Advisor, Africa
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James
Kizer
Technical Advisor