Rebecca Onie

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

A MacArthur “Genius” awardee, Rebecca Onie, JD is widely recognized for creating the definitive framework for addressing social needs – like heat, food and housing – as part of healthcare delivery. In 1996, as a college sophomore, she co-founded the social enterprise Health Leads to address the blind spot that, while 70% of patients’ health…

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Rocco Perla

President

Rocco Perla is the President of Health Leads, a social enterprise that works with leading healthcare organizations to tackle social co-morbidities by connecting patients to the community-based resources they need to be healthy – from food to transportation to healthcare benefits. Health Leads has been the leading voice in…

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Damon Francis

Chief Medical Officer

Damon joined Health Leads after five years in the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in the East San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked on all aspects of the Agency’s vision for “healthy people, places, policies and systems.”

As interim director and medical director of Health Care for the Homeless, Damon led the adoption and expansion of clinical…

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Bill Brodnitzki

Managing Principal, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

At Health Leads, Bill oversees product innovation, account and program management, business development, and philanthropy. Bill has been in the technology and health care service sector for almost 20 years in a variety of leadership roles at StorageNetworks, Silverlink, and MeYou Health. He built StorageNetworks’ product strategy framework and created service offerings enabling them to…

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Alexandra Quinn

Managing Principal

Alexandra has been with Health Leads since 2008 in a number of leadership positions focused on strategy and growth. Currently, as Managing Principal, Alexandra oversees Health Leads West Coast operations and People and Culture work, nationally. In the past, Alexandra worked at the U.S. Justice Department, first as a Staff Assistant to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and subsequently…

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Ken Himmelman

Managing Principal

Ken Himmelman is currently a Managing Principal at Health Leads, a social enterprise that has been working for twenty years to promote a health system that addresses all patients’ basic resource needs as a standard part of quality care. As Managing Principal, Ken is responsible for overseeing organizational learning and fundraising. Prior to Health Leads,…

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