About Caredox

A unified health record for every family

We’re on a mission to power the future of health for the next generation. The CareDox team is working hard to make sure American school districts lead the nation in public health, health technology and preventative care. We’re building a unified health record for every family in the US.


History and milestones

Founded in 2014, CareDox is led by a team of veteran entrepreneurs from the retail, banking and health technology sectors. From inside New York’s StartUp Health incubator, our founders initially set-out to create a tool for parents to manage their own family’s health data. They quickly discovered a huge need for technology to support America’s public school health programs and expanded their focus to both parents and districts. CareDox now works with schools around the country, providing free technology that covers the health of more than a million students.

CareDox Founded

Launches with first school on CareDox

Builds a robust EMR with episodes, medication, and screenings

Introduces the ‘Free for Public Schools’ program

Signs Broward County Public Schools as a school health parther

Passes one million students under management

Serves schools in over half of the US States

Meet our team

We are passionate and experienced

Hesky Kutscher

Hesky is a serial entrepreneur who founded and sold both ShopLocal and HighGear Media. As a family man with three children and a passion to disrupt healthcare, Hesky founded CareDox for kids and schools everywhere. You can often find him watching soccer and talking to his mother.

Benjamin Maisano

Ben is an experienced technologist passionate about creating software solutions that improve healthcare. He served as VP of Engineering at Andera and oFlows and held lead engineering positions with Bank of NY and UnitedHealthCare. Outside of work, Ben enjoys building educational games for kids, mountain biking, and spending time with his family.

Meni Shikhman

Meni is a passionate digital health product evangelist. Meni previously worked in a variety of roles at Abbott Diagnostics that included Director of Healthcare Informatics. He also served as the Chief Software Architect at STARLIMS Inc. Outside of work, Meni enjoys cooking and mountain hiking with his family.

Cathy D. Zier, M.Ed.

After many years working with hearing-impaired students, Cathy joined Apple Computer as Director of WW Sales & Support, was Founder/CEO of Learning Tools International and most recently, SVP Global Sales & Alliances at Promethean. She is serving a third term on the SIIA Education Board (ETIN) and second term on the National Education Association Foundation Board (NEAF). Cathy nurtures her urban apiary of honey bees in her spare time.

Giri Rao

Giri has over 25 years of experience in serving clients in healthcare and other industries. He has extensively worked with payers, providers and other health services companies on strategy and operational issues. He has also led large-scale transformation efforts. Previously, he was a partner at The Boston Consulting Group and, earlier, he was a partner at Booz & Company. He has graduate degrees in Engineering from SUNY, Buffalo and Purdue and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Karin Holtz

Prior to CareDox Karin was the VP of Alliances and Business Development for PowerSchool.  She joined PowerSchool in 2015 through the acquisition of InfoSnap. Karin joined InfoSnap in 2003 and subsequently started the public school business serving in the roles of head of public schools sales, marketing, and business development.

Henry Tseng

Henry is a serial entrepreneur and an engineer at heart. He is excited about big data problems and utilizing distributed computing to solve them. He worked as cofounder and CTO at Gigzolo, a three-sided marketplace for event planners and cofounded an ad agency platform called Canvas Digital. He has two children and wants to transform the landscape of healthcare.

Yaron Kufert

Yaron enjoys utilizing new technologies to turn ideas into products. He served as CTO for Chatway. He has a BS in Bioinformatics from TAU and is passionate about computer science as much as he is about life sciences. When not working, Yaron enjoys spending time with his wife, exploring the city, photography, good food, and Netflix.

Joseph Palmiotto

Joe is a tech startup leader with expertise in growing sales and marketing teams. His passion for helping students and school leaders brought him to CareDox to join in the effort to improve student health nationwide. Out of the office, Joe is an avid reader, an aspiring chef, and a world traveler.

Matt Stehle

Matt joined CareDox in early 2016 and is excited by the prospect of improving pediatric health through a coordinated care platform. Prior to CareDox Matt worked at a K-5 edtech startup. He is also a former middle school teacher and financial analyst. Outside of work, Matt supports New Heights, a sports-based youth development and educational organization.

Sung Yoon

Sung joined CareDox as an Intern while getting his Bachelor of Science in Psychology, taking on any and all roles necessary. His strong work ethic and passion for improving health outcomes through technology comes out in everything he does. When he isn’t helping out a school or doing some analytical research on the web, he is following his beloved Mets.

Dennis McNamara

As an alumnus of Teach for America, Dennis spent two years teaching in the public schools of Memphis, TN, where he worked to close the gaps in student achievement. Outside of work, Dennis can be found cheering for his beloved Celtics or hunting for New York’s best slice of pizza.

Yaka Yamaguchi

Yaka is passionate about improving the systems implemented in public schools. She spent the past 5 years teaching high school with the NYC DOE and prior to that she taught English on an island in Thailand and also previously worked in advertising sales. Outside of work, she is a personal stylist, traveler, and an avid Giants & Yankees fan.

Jed Biesiada

Jed Biesiada is eager to grow the role of data-science research in the life sciences to ensure a healthier future.  He has a Ph.D. in particle physics from Princeton University and has worked on experiments that discovered the Higgs boson and then as a data scientist at Amazon.com before joining CareDox.  He is also a politics and current-events junkie and is constantly reading the news.

Lee Baird

Lee is a seasoned Sales Executive with a B.S. in Education with over 15 of those years in Educational Tech Sales. His expertise in building and maintaining relationships, coupled with his versatility, he has experienced unsurpassed success throughout his career. With a passion for Healthcare, he is looking forward to transforming Healthcare for K-12 Schools. He is a Husband, a Father and “Papa”, and in his free time he enjoys family time, grilling, bowling and billiards.

Yashi Amola

Yashi has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NYU and has experience working with Startups. Being from a small town in India, she understands the value of her contribution to children’s health care while working with CareDox. Other than coding and learning new technologies, she enjoys cooking, exploring the big apple and celebrating life as it is!

Adam Bunke

Adam is an experienced Creative Director, design evangelist, and multi-disciplinary designer with a passion for all things design and how it can unlock the potential to solve real problems. Previously he served as the Creative Director and UX/UI Team Lead for Remedy Partners and comes from a diverse background of creative work in advertising, branding, product, and interactive experiences. Outside of the office, he enjoys comic books, painting, playing boardgames with his wife and running around with his dog.

Erik Osmond

Erik came to software development via a career in Finance, after receiving a BA in History.  Having cut his teeth for over four years as an engineer at an AdTech company, Erik now enjoys leveraging those skills to improve health care coordination. When not coding, you’ll most likely find Erik biking, drumming, or cooking (but mostly doing dishes).

Ariana Sisti

Ariana comes from a background in ad tech Client Success. Passionate about closing the gaps in pediatric healthcare, Ariana joined to CareDox to help improve the care provided to students in K-12 schools. In her free time, Ariana can be found enjoying a bike ride around the city, or looking for the next best hole in the wall restaurant.

Patrick Krieger

Patrick comes to CareDox from ed-tech startup, Zearn, a K-5 digital math curriculum. There, he worked with districts, schools, and teachers as they adopted Zearn’s curriculum. Before Zearn, he taught high school math just outside DC. In the evenings and on the weekends, you’ll find Patrick running, reading, or dancing to Beyoncé.

Grayson Allen

Yasser Kavousi

An instructor in software development as well as a great practitioner, Yasser knows how to build beautiful user interfaces. Yasser and Hesky worked together previously on MotherKnows.com. He has a young daughter and is also passionate about children’s health.

Alex Cherkashin

Alex is a reliable software engineer who knows well both Front-End and Back-End components. He enjoys challenging design tasks and modern technologies. In his spare time, he doesn’t mind playing chess or riding a bicycle.


Dr. Joe Hairston

Dr. Hairston’s leadership achievements include raising students’ academic performance throughout his 12-year tenure as Superintendent in Baltimore County. He is the president of the prestigious Horace Mann League of the USA. Dr. Hairston holds many awards such as the Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Society for Technology in Education.

Karthic Bala

Karthic is the President of Precision Health Data Institute. He is a highly-accomplished executive with more than 22 years of experience in large data platforms (finance, healthcare and consumer media and marketing). He has a BS in Electronics Engineering and an MS in Technology Management.

Saum Sutaria, M.D.

Saum is a Senior Director of McKinsey & Company. He’s an expert on the healthcare sector with a special emphasis in healthcare delivery and financing. He leads the Provider Practice in the Americas and he has served over 15 major health systems across over 75 markets, as well as healthcare systems globally.

Jonathan Miller

Jon has worked as Chief Digital Officer and Chairman and CEO, Digital Media Group for The News Corporation, driving the company’s overall digital strategy; as a Chairman and CEO of AOL, where he led the company to a record annual profit growth; and as a CEO and President of USA Information and Services. He also served as Managing Director of Nickelodeon International.

Randall Crowder

Randall is a co-founder and managing partner of TEXO Ventures. At TEXO, he focuses primarily on the convergence of health information technology and healthcare services. Randall is passionate about new venture creation and the innovative spirit that fuels entrepreneurs. As an active investor and entrepreneur, he understands what makes a startup successful and what it takes to successfully raise and leverage capital.

Join our team

We’re on a mission to power the future of health for the next generation. Join the CareDox team as we work hard to make sure American school districts lead the nation in public health, health technology and preventative care.



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