Meet our dedicated team.
Chief Executive Officer - Boston, MA
Senan is an entrepreneur and scientist dedicated to using technology to improve global health. He has a PhD from Harvard in Computational Neuroscience, in which he applied machine learning approaches for seizure prediction in epilepsy. He has previously worked to build products for human health, including at nference, CrowdMed and Daktari Diagnostics. Senan enjoys playing intramural water polo, eating Brazilian food, and listening to deep house mixes; he aspires to eventually do all three at the same time.
Chief Operating Officer - Boston, MA
Hassaan Ebrahim is an educator and social justice activist focused on improving outcomes for children around the world. Hassaan has been involved with a number of non-profit organizations including Teach For America, and is an education policy fellow with the Urban Leaders Fellowship. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Neuroscience. When he is not teaching or building outcome-driven products, Hassaan enjoys travel, photography, and listening to tropical house music.
Chief Technology Officer - Boston, MA
Erik is a Software Engineer at Jobcase, a job search network and social media platform. In his role at Jobcase, he has built software features for Fortune 500 clients and has architected systems that have scaled to millions of users. Erik has a breadth of technical and business experience spanning several venture-backed early stage technology companies with successful exits.
Chief Medical Officer - Boston, MA
Dr. Michael Chilazi is currently a resident physician in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. His family immigrated from Aleppo, Syria which he traveled to annually to visit relatives. He studied Neuroscience and Arabic at Harvard College before earning his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. Michael is passionate about supporting medical education and healthcare delivery domestically and internationally, having worked with both Kaiser Permanente and the Syrian American Medical Society. In his free time, Michael enjoys traveling, cooking, and (occasionally) running.
Chief Financial Officer - Denver, CO
Melissa Shelton is a Denver native, currently working as a Compliance and Privacy Specialist at Children's Hospital Colorado. She is certified in both Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Healthcare Privacy Compliance (CHPC). With a passion to gain new experiences that have a focus on justice and health equity, she serves on the board of a volunteer organization that focuses on meeting the unmet medical needs of vulnerable populations in her community. She firmly believes that access to healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege. When she is not working or volunteering, you can find her teaching yoga or leading a local run club.
Chief Design Officer - Toronto, ON
Adesh is a fourth year undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Guelph. He was previously a Research Associate at Massachusetts General Hospital studying seizure prediction and now works as a Software Engineer at Publicis Sapient in Toronto. He has a strong interest in data science and machine learning applications in the healthcare space and human-centered design. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing pool, photography, and cooking.
Development Director - Boston, MA
A Consultant in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) and Real-World Evidence (RWE) & Advanced Analytics division at Trinity Partners, focusing on quantitative evidence generation and long-term strategic planning for biotech, pharma, and medical devices. Zahra holds a M.S. in Health Economics from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.S./B.A. in Biological Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University. She is passionate about the intersection of health and data access disparities and enjoys singing, Arabic calligraphy, and pretending to write poetry.
Data Director - Boston, MA
Emma Rogge is a Computer Science student at Harvard College with a focus on neuroscience applications. She now works to develop machine learning applications for healthcare to improve patient outcomes at Hikma Health. She previously worked at Twilio and Amazon, where she developed a throttling solution for Amazon Music. Emma enjoys teaching, reading, and meeting artists from all over the world.
Research Director - Boston, MA
A fourth year MD MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. He currently conducts orthopaedic surgery research focusing on radiographic predictors of trauma at Brigham and Woman's Hospital as well as Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also working on a project to better identify victims of intimate partner violence from fracture patterns. He serves on the executive board of Harvard Medical School’s Surgical Society as well as Harvard Medical School’s Makerspace. He has represented the state of Massachusetts as a delegate of Harvard Medical School at the American Medical Association. Before coming to Harvard, Jordan was a Healthcare Consultant at IMS Health. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University with a degree in Biochemistry. Jordan enjoys playing guitar, biking and unfortunately, rooting for the Jets and Mets.
Medical Informaticist - Boston, MA
Dr. Firas Bounni is a physician and postdoctoral researcher in neuroscience/neurosurgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is trilingual, and has clinical experience caring for both Arabic and English-speaking patients. Outside of work, he enjoys meditation, CrossFit, cycling, traveling and photography.
Medical Informaticist - Tampa, FL
Eliza is a third year medical student committed to creating socially just communities through medicine and public health. She is the president of Student Physicians for Social Responsibility at Morsani College of Medicine, where she attends medical school, and is on the staff of the BRIDGE clinic, a free, student-driven clinic for uninsured patients in Tampa, FL. Eliza also serves on the board of the Tree of Life Educational Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that offers transnational and cross cultural travel opportunities to promote engagement in social activism and the creation of a just world. Eliza graduated from Harvard University, with a concentration in the history of science. When she isn’t studying, Eliza enjoys rock climbing, Netflix, and hanging out with her cat, Amora.
Software Engineer - Boston, MA
Austen Novis is a software engineer with a focus on cloud infrastructure automation. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in electrical engineering Austen has worked with several nonprofits developing applications and setting up their backend infrastructure, as well as volunteering in schools to promote and teach computer science. In his free time, Austen enjoys traveling, cycling and reading.
Mobile Developer - Beirut, Lebanon
Iskander is a MEPI Tomorrow's Leaders Scholarship alumni with a Computer Science degree and a minor in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut. Driven by his passion for his field, strong technical skills and will to deliver help to those who need it the most, he aspires to help building a customized healthcare system for refugees and vulnerable patients. When he is not chasing bugs (computer bugs) down, Iskander likes hanging out, playing simulation racing video games, watching the FIA World Rally Championship and anything with a powerful engine and four wheels.
Machine Learning Engineer - Providence, RI
A CS student at Brown University with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Equipped with strong technical aptitude and drive to create meaningful impact in healthcare technology, he hopes to engineer a personalized bilingual healthcare system to the most vulnerable patients. His work with Hikma Health is inspired by his own childhood experiences as an Iraqi-American refugee. Bilal works with several organizations including Johnson & Johnson, Teach for America, and Beat the Streets. On his free time, Bilal enjoys urban photography, marathon training, and traveling.
Machine Learning Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT
Sam is a machine learning engineer and founding principal at Cairn Labs. Sam graduated from Harvard College, worked on a machine learning team at Google, and was the first data scientist at a successful startup in LA. Sam now specializes in NLP, AI, and data engineering projects, and has worked with clients ranging from two-person startups to Fortune 500 biotechs. You can find Sam mountain biking, climbing, or relaxing with his family.
UI/UX Designer - Toronto, ON
Jason Au is a passionate designer and business analyst focused on developing impactful applications through UI/UX design. Jason has a technology consulting and marketing background. He recently worked at Deloitte Canada involved in the design and functional development of mobile applications for various clients, and at PepsiCo Canada as an Assistant Marketing Manager. Outside of work, Jason is a photographer and Instagram influencer on his blog Jason’s Adventures.
Business Analyst - Old Lyme, CT
Luke is a Senior at Amherst College majoring in political science. He plans to pursue a career in law to ensure that everyone, regardless of wealth, gender or ethnicity, has a voice. At Hikma, Luke works with the business team, focusing on social media and fundraising. Luke has previously worked for Senator Chris Murphy (CT) as a policy intern. Luke enjoys hanging out with his dog Rufus, playing soccer, and avidly following the Minnesota Vikings.
Grants Manager - Boston, MA
Bilal Nadeem is a junior at Harvard College studying a combination of molecular biology, global health, and Arabic. He plans to pursue a career in medicine and help build resilient health systems that address the psychosocial needs of refugees and displaced peoples in the Middle East and South Asia. At Hikma, he is helping create new partnerships with NGOs and conducting research to evaluate the specific needs of physicians and healthcare staff operating in humanitarian contexts.
Product Manager - Boston, MA
Gauri is a Systems Project Manager for Steward Medical Group and previously worked at athenahealth in Product Management. She has a Masters of Public Health from Saint Louis University and a Bachelors degree in Health: Science, Society, and Policy from Brandeis University. Her passion for healthcare has been a driving force in helping vulnerable populations and joining a mission-driven cause like Hikma. In her spare time, Gauri loves to read, dance, sing, and spend time with her family.
Data Scientist - Boston, MA
A PhD candidate in applied mathematics, co-advised between Prof. Federico Capasso at Harvard University and Prof Steven G. Johnson at MIT Mathematics. His current research is about numerical methods and optimization, combining mathematics, statistics, physics, and computer science. Originally from Versailles, France, Raphaël earned an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris and a MBA from ESSEC Business School He enjoys working on interdisciplinary and intercultural projects where his skill set can make a difference.
Data Scientist - Boston, MA
Meredith Dost is currently pursuing a PhD in government and social policy at Harvard University, specializing in American politics and quantitative methods. She previously worked at Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. doing public opinion research, including questionnaire development, data management and analysis, and production of reports on U.S. political issues. Meredith holds a B.A. in public policy and Hispanic studies from the College of William & Mary. Outside of research and teaching, Meredith is a resident tutor and academic advisor for Harvard undergraduates.