Vanessa Mason is CEO and founder at Riveted Partners, a digital health consultancy advising early-stage digital health startups on product development, design thinking and user acquisition, and co-founder at WISE Health, a nonprofit that aims to spark innovative solutions and strategies to build healthy communities. She also serves on the Health IT advisory board for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (TCC) for Health Disparities Research at Morehouse School of Medicine.
She led product development and marketing for ZeroDivide’seHealth portfolio of digital health products focused on reducing health disparities. Vanessa fostered talent acquisition and investment opportunities for XX in Health, a community of female digital health entrepreneurs and healthcare executives at Rock Health, a digital health incubator. Prior, she shaped product commercialization planning for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Vanessa has facilitated strategic partnerships and organizational development for projects funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health. She also led global health service design initiatives in Mozambique, Argentina and Brazil and supported mobile health product development for clients in west and east Africa.
Vanessa has written about diversity in tech issues and events for Women 2.0 and spoken at conferences such as the Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT Consumer Health IT Summit and and the upcoming Tech Inclusion Summit in San Francisco. She also supports diversity in tech by volunteering for causes including the #Yes We Code Hackathon and Women of Color in Tech Bay Area. Vanessa earned her BA in psychology from Yale University and her MPH in global health from Columbia University.