New vision and leadership at the helm as Medic pursues a new three-year strategy, re-doubling their focus on building sustainable, nationally adopted electronic community health information systems.
San Francisco, California – Medic Mobile Inc. (Medic) announced that Raffi Krikorian will expand his role on the Board of Directors as incoming Board Chairperson. Effective 28 July 2023, Raffi succeeds long-time Board Chair Greg Ennis, who will step down from the board.
As a venture capitalist for over 30 years, witnessing Medic’s accomplishments has been the most rewarding experience of my career. In this moment of organizational strength and stability, I pass the baton to Raffi with full confidence. Raffi is the right leader for the next phase of Medic’s growth, with expertise and proficiency to guide Medic through product and strategic challenges as they emerge.”Greg Ennis, Outgoing Board Chairperson
Since joining Medic’s Board in 2020, Raffi has been instrumental in supporting Medic to sharpen its long-term technical vision and strategy and navigate the trade-offs between scale and extensibility.
A builder and empowering force for change, Raffi currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Emerson Collective, with previous leadership roles at Twitter, the Democratic National Committee, and Uber.
As a Vice President of Engineering at Twitter, Raffi ran a global team focused on making the platform available and highly-responsive for the world. As Chief Technology Officer at the Democratic National Committee, he increased the DNC’s security posture after the 2016 security attack and revamped their technology infrastructure to ensure every campaign could have access to industry-quality technology and analytics to engage and connect with voters. As the Director of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, Raffi helped launch their self-driving initiative, tasked with building and deploying the first-ever self-driving and passenger-carrying fleet. Through each of these roles, a common thread in his career has been a passion for mission-driven work – exploration of moonshot ideas to fundamentally enhance our global society.
I’m deeply honored to accept the role of Board Chair. It is a privilege to engage in projects that prioritize human-centered design, empowering community health workers to uplift their communities effectively. Being among such an inspiring group as Medic allows me to witness the power of technology in amplifying the efforts of remarkable individuals dedicated to bettering their communities.”Raffi Krikorian, Incoming Board Chairperson
Medic thanks Greg for his 12-year tenure, serving as a thoughtful strategic partner, trusted mentor, and dedicated advocate for community health workers and Medic’s pursuit to revolutionize digitized community-based health. His leadership has directly contributed to Medic’s advancement and maturation, from its first pilot in Malawi to today – an established global good steward supporting community health projects and over 45,000 frontline health workers across 16 countries.
I am incredibly grateful for Greg’s leadership and commitment over the past decade, for his engagement and dedication to Medic. I equally am thankful to work with Raffi – a renowned technical expert – who will be stepping in at the helm, shepherding our continued evolution and growth. With sincere thanks for Greg’s long-standing service, I join the entire Medic team in welcoming Raffi to his new role as Board Chair.”Krishna Jafa, Chief Executive Officer
As Medic advances in its second decade of operations, it is deeply grateful to Greg for his invaluable guidance, leadership, and care for Medic’s mission and team. Medic cordially welcomes Raffi in his new leadership role with excitement and gratitude.
Medic advances equitable care and strengthens global community health systems by building, innovating, applying, and scaling open-source, cost-effective digital health tools in collaboration with local, regional, and global partners. Medic serves as technical steward and core contributor of the Community Health Toolkit (CHT), a collection of free and open-source technologies; open-access design, technical, and implementer resources; and a community of practice. As steward, Medic builds and supports the CHT as a global public good; partners with Ministries of Health, NGOs, and technical organizations to design, deploy, and scale digital health apps powered by the CHT; and advances R&D for precision global health. The collaborative vision of Medic and the global CHT community is a world in which professionalized health workers are supported with world-class software as they provide care for their communities, where universal health coverage is a reality, and where health is a secured human right – for everyone, everywhere, always.