In addition to covering more people than any other insurer in the US, Medicaid also covers half of all births and one-quarter of all behavioral health spending. Improving Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, is one of the best investments we can make in the health of our state.

One of the most efficient ways to achieve this improvement is by helping market-based innovations succeed and scale in the health care safety net. The CHCF Health Innovation Fund invests in emerging technology and service companies that enable payers and providers to expand access, improve quality, and lower costs for patients — in Medicaid and beyond.

Brian Chee
Managing Partner, Polaris Partners
Martin Felsenthal
Partner, Health Velocity Capital
Chris Grant
Senior Vice President, Kaiser Permanente & KP Ventures
Barbara Lubash
Managing Director, Versant Ventures
Lynne Chou O’Keefe
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers
Tom Rodgers
SVP and Managing Director, McKesson Ventures
Lisa Suennen
Senior Managing Director, GE Ventures
Nicholas Augustinos
President & CEO, Aver
Melissa Buckley
Director, Innovation Fund
Carl Bouthillette
Senior Program Investment Officer 
Hong Truong
Senior Program Investment Officer
Leslie Walker
Communications Consultant, Innovation Fund
Andrea Hsu
Innovations Fellow
Apryl Rhinehart
Program Associate