Our Mission

We're empowering people with chronic conditions to
lead fuller lives through our digital therapies.

Our Leadership Team

Steven Basta

CEO

Steve brings 20 years of commercial medical technology leadership experience across multiple medical device and biopharma companies. His success includes product commercial introductions and growth in multiple healthcare markets. Prior to Mahana, Steve served as president, CEO, and director of Menlo Therapeutics, Inc., and continues to serve as a director of its successor, VYNE Therapeutics. Steve previously led BioForm Medical and its successor Merz Aesthetics to create a leading worldwide medical aesthetics business. In his downtime, Steve enjoys bicycling and raising three teen daughters.

Steven Basta

CEO

Steve brings 20 years of commercial medical technology leadership experience across multiple medical device and biopharma companies. His success includes product commercial introductions and growth in multiple healthcare markets. Prior to Mahana, Steve served as president, CEO, and director of Menlo Therapeutics, Inc., and continues to serve as a director of its successor, VYNE Therapeutics. Steve previously led BioForm Medical and its successor Merz Aesthetics to create a leading worldwide medical aesthetics business. In his downtime, Steve enjoys bicycling and raising three teen daughters.

Steven Basta

CEO

Simon Levy

Co-Founder & CTO

Simon has over ten years of experience building world-class, mission-driven software products at scale in regulated industries. Prior to Mahana, Simon was an engineering leader at Credit Karma where he helped launch new product verticals and was a technical lead for the Hangouts project at Google. When not engineering he enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and playing with his two Goldendoodles.

Simon Levy

Co-Founder & CTO

Simon has over ten years of experience building world-class, mission-driven software products at scale in regulated industries. Prior to Mahana, Simon was an engineering leader at Credit Karma where he helped launch new product verticals and was a technical lead for the Hangouts project at Google. When not engineering he enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and playing with his two Goldendoodles.

Simon Levy

Co-Founder & CTO

Soren Mills

CMO

Soren brings more than 20 years of experience in B2C and B2B environments with a proven track record of leading and executing digital transformation, marketing management, e-commerce, retail, product strategy, and strategic partnerships. He has held executive marketing positions, been a general manager, and has a demonstrated history of innovation and growth in CPG, retail, eCommerce, and technology businesses. Soren’s experience in both blue-chip, Fortune 100, and VC-backed start-up companies includes PepsiCo, Priceline.com, Walmart, Newegg, and Syncrony.

Soren Mills

CMO

Soren brings more than 20 years of experience in B2C and B2B environments with a proven track record of leading and executing digital transformation, marketing management, e-commerce, retail, product strategy, and strategic partnerships. He has held executive marketing positions, been a general manager, and has a demonstrated history of innovation and growth in CPG, retail, eCommerce, and technology businesses. Soren’s experience in both blue-chip, Fortune 100, and VC-backed start-up companies includes PepsiCo, Priceline.com, Walmart, Newegg, and Syncrony.

Soren Mills

CMO

Ann Montgomery

VP of Product

Ann has over 15 years of experience as a Product leader building disruptive, industry-defining technology products. Before Mahana she was a product leader at Intercom and Airbnb where she helped launch new products and worked on org scaling and team building through hyper-growth. Before Airbnb, Ann founded NabeWise, a location-based consumer platform, which she sold to Airbnb. Ann lives in Sonoma County on a tiny vineyard with her husband, two kids, and one bouncy Jack Russell.

Ann Montgomery

VP of Product

Ann has over 15 years of experience as a Product leader building disruptive, industry-defining technology products. Before Mahana she was a product leader at Intercom and Airbnb where she helped launch new products and worked on org scaling and team building through hyper-growth. Before Airbnb, Ann founded NabeWise, a location-based consumer platform, which she sold to Airbnb. Ann lives in Sonoma County on a tiny vineyard with her husband, two kids, and one bouncy Jack Russell.

Ann Montgomery

VP of Product

Myla Puyat

VP Finance & Operations

Myla runs the finance, accounting, HR & operations infrastructure at Mahana. She came to us having guided many healthcare companies from inception to commercialization, including HealthTell, Auxogyn, Verinata Health, and ForteBio. She’s also co-founded a couple of computer peripheral startups of her own.

Myla Puyat

VP Finance & Operations

Myla runs the finance, accounting, HR & operations infrastructure at Mahana. She came to us having guided many healthcare companies from inception to commercialization, including HealthTell, Auxogyn, Verinata Health, and ForteBio. She’s also co-founded a couple of computer peripheral startups of her own.

Myla Puyat

VP Finance & Operations

Kendal Dinsmore

VP of Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance (RA/QA)

Kendal has more than 20 years of experience in quality and regulatory with a focus on medical device, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and clinical genomics. He has built quality and regulatory systems from the ground up at multiple startups, scaling from scratch to IPO or acquisition several times. Kendal is passionate about leading a culture of quality in startups and building cross-functional teams. During off-hours, he enjoys swimming and strategy games.

Kendal Dinsmore

VP of Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance (RA/QA)

Kendal has more than 20 years of experience in quality and regulatory with a focus on medical device, in vitro diagnostic (IVD) and clinical genomics. He has built quality and regulatory systems from the ground up at multiple startups, scaling from scratch to IPO or acquisition several times. Kendal is passionate about leading a culture of quality in startups and building cross-functional teams. During off-hours, he enjoys swimming and strategy games.

Kendal Dinsmore

VP of Global Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance (RA/QA)

Adam Hardin

VP of Clinical Operations

Adam brings more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and biotech. He has demonstrated his passion and expertise in his work, successfully applying digital health technologies to transform clinical trials and create a competitive advantage. Before joining Mahana, Adam held senior positions focused on operations and clinical technology at Eli Lilly and Company, Amgen, Lightship, and Gilead. Adam was also co-founder of Hiro Health, which focused on consumer digital health analytics and insights.

Adam Hardin

VP of Clinical Operations

Adam brings more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and biotech. He has demonstrated his passion and expertise in his work, successfully applying digital health technologies to transform clinical trials and create a competitive advantage. Before joining Mahana, Adam held senior positions focused on operations and clinical technology at Eli Lilly and Company, Amgen, Lightship, and Gilead. Adam was also co-founder of Hiro Health, which focused on consumer digital health analytics and insights.

Adam Hardin

VP of Clinical Operations

Kelly Price

VP of Market Access

Kelly brings more than 15 years of pharmaceutical experience with a track record of winning results in market access. She held leadership positions at Advanced Script Specialty Pharmacy, Medimetricks Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Direct Success, Inc., and Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp. As a Registered Nurse with extensive work in the pharmaceutical industry, Kelly brings a unique understanding of both the patient and treatment side of the business. Kelly’s market access work has also focused on patients and pharmacy.

Kelly Price

VP of Market Access

Kelly brings more than 15 years of pharmaceutical experience with a track record of winning results in market access. She held leadership positions at Advanced Script Specialty Pharmacy, Medimetricks Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Direct Success, Inc., and Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corp. As a Registered Nurse with extensive work in the pharmaceutical industry, Kelly brings a unique understanding of both the patient and treatment side of the business. Kelly’s market access work has also focused on patients and pharmacy.

Kelly Price

VP of Market Access

Our Advisors

We're working with leaders in gastroenterology to support our first product,
the first-ever digital therapeutic for IBS

Marc Benninga, M.D.
University of Amsterdam, Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Division, Emma Children's Hospital
Carlo di Lorenzo, M.D.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Chief of Division, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Hazel Everitt, MBChB, BSc, MSc, PhD, FRCGP
University of Southampton, GP & Professor of Primary Care Research
Mel Heyman M.D.
UCSF, Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Ilan Koppen M.D. Ph.D
Amsterdam UMC, Resident Pediatrics
Peter Lu M.D.
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Pediatric Gastroenterologist
Emeran Mayer M.D.
UCLA, Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience (CNSR)
KT Park, M.D.
Genentech, Principal Medical Director, IBD
Jasmine Zia M.D.
Swedish Medical Center, Gastroenterologist

Leaders in Psychology

Rona Levy Ph.D
University of Washington, Professor, School of Social Work; Founder & Director, Behavioral Medicine Research Group
Rona Moss-Morris Ph.D
King's College London, Head of Psychology Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Tonya Palermo Ph.D
Seattle Children's Hospital, Associate Director for Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development
Lee Ritterband Ph.D
University of Virginia, Professor, Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences
Walter Sipe M.D.
UCSF, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Miranda van Tilburg, Ph.D
Campbell University, Associate Professor of Clinical Research
Anava Wren Ph.D
Stanford University, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Gastroenterology

Leaders in Business

Todd Bazemore
Kala Pharmaceuticals, COO
Everett Crosland
Applied VR, SVP of Commercial
Greg Deener
Sucampo, Former Sr. VP, Global Marketing and Strategy Implementation
Meghan Cole Harris
The Walt Disney Company, Former Exec Director Creative Affairs
Peter Hutt JD
FDA, Former Chief Counsel
Annalisa Jenkins MBBS, MRCP
Merck Serono, Former Global Head of R&D + EVP
Peter Lichtlen M.D., Ph.D
Sucampo, Former CMO
Ruchita Sinha
Sanofi, Former Senior Director of Investments
Harpreet Sood MPH, MD
NHS, Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer
Marc Yoskowitz
Tempus, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Life Sciences

Our Quality Policy

Mahana is committed to the development of safe and effective digital therapeutics. Mahana strives to exceed customer expectations through its never-ending pursuit of quality.

Mahana defines itself by the quality of its products, enabled by the application of its quality programs and continuous improvement.

Mahana is committed to ensuring the Quality Policy and Quality Objectives are compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, and other applicable standards.

Join Us at Mahana

If you want to make a difference in the lives of millions of people living with chronic health conditions, join us at Mahana. 

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