Dr. Paul Godin
Founder, Chairman, and Chief Medical Officer
Paul has practiced medicine for more than twenty years in different settings and has experienced firsthand the frustrations of patients and physicians trying to navigate a broken health care system that seems designed to serve everyone but them.
He was a leader and innovator in digital health before there was a name for it, and sees the current dysfunctional state of health care as the unintended consequence of a haphazardly evolved complex system that lacks the one thing it needs most: market discipline.
Motivated to make a deep and lasting contribution to patients and the medical professionals who serve them, Dr. Godin and his co-founders at Concila are creating technology that brings patients, providers and vendors together into a network that best serves the interests of each.
A specialist in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine, Paul was educated at Princeton and has done graduate and postgraduate work at the University of Colorado, the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. He has long standing interests in complex systems, decision analysis, and game theory.
Dan has spent his career building and growing new technology companies that meet the extraordinary needs of ordinary consumers. His goal is finding effective ways to harness the power of technology to make a meaningful difference in the lives of customers. Dan is driven by a belief that Concila will change its customers’ lives for the better and in so doing, will change the health care industry itself.
Before becoming co-founder of Concila, Dan’s prior leadership role was CEO of Purple Communications, Inc., which he helped build into a $100 million business and a leading provider of Internet-based communication services for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Dan was also CEO of GoAmerica, Inc. and President and CEO of Wynd Communications, Inc., which was recognized by the White House for technology innovation for people with disabilities, and was the recipient of the California Governor's Technology Award for accessible communications.
Dan earned bachelor of science and MBA degrees at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Duncan has a passion for health care and a belief that ultimately health care is the responsibility for each and every one of us – if only we had the proper tools available when we needed them most.
He is a strategist and a change agent who is convinced that enabling patients to make decisions about the cost and quality of their own care, while consulting with their one trusted advisor – their own physician – will make a difference. Concila is providing just such a solution.
Duncan spent the last ten years with Blue Shield of California, most recently as Vice President & General Manager of Specialty Benefits and previously as Vice President of Provider Network Strategy & Operations. During much of that time he focused on the cost of health care and developing strategies to slow cost trends and ensure patients had access to high quality network providers. A consistent over-achiever of business results in sales, marketing and operations, Duncan has prior start-up experience and worked as a senior manager for three years in the Deloitte Consulting health care practice, specializing in organizational change.
He earned BS and BA degrees from Stanford and an MBA from Yale.
With a career reflecting dedication to, and a vision for, indelible design in all aspects of technology, Dushan is committed to creating next-generation software tools to bring transparency to the health care marketplace and realizing the consumer health revolution represented by Concila.
An experienced technology professional and an expert in corporate enterprise solutions, he has more than 15 years of experience in building high availability, networked and cloud-based systems. He was one of the founders of VARDA, a Software-As-A-Service (SAAS) asset management system for high net worth individuals, where he also served as CTO. Additionally, he previously served as Senior Architect and Director of IT at trov, Director of IT at GoAmerica Communications, and Director of Corporate Applications at Purple Communications, a leading provider of Internet-based communication services for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
He is the founder and principal of Pantheon Technology in San Francisco, an independent technology consultancy providing high quality software solutions, technology strategy and engineering management guidance to businesses in various industries.
Dushan earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Ron has spent much of his career creating interest in, and crafting clear communications for, complex health care topics.
He was previously associate vice president of health sciences communications and vice president for communications and marketing at Emory University, one of the nation’s leading universities with special strengths in biomedical research and public health. The scope of Ron’s duties at Emory included media relations and both print and online communications with the university’s external and internal communities of interest. He also spent more than a decade at Johns Hopkins University where he headed media relations, provided writing services to the president, and served as director of consumer health information.
Ron is motivated by the opportunity to participate in the disruptive innovation that Concila will bring to American health care, resulting in a system that works better for both patients and physicians.
He began his career as a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary.