Jessica A. Zeaske
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As a Partner at Echo Health Ventures in Boston, Jessica A. Zeaske, PhD, MBA, identifies and invests in emerging and growth stage companies for Echo. She is a seasoned venture capitalist and board leader having worked at independent, corporate, and university funds, and has written dozens of investment themes over the years.
She previously served as Director of Healthcare Investments at GE Ventures and a Principal at Lemhi Ventures, a fund investing in health care services with a focus on market disruption. Prior to joining Lemhi, Jessica worked on forming and spinning out MedTech companies based on University intellectual property at U of Minnesota and Oregon Health & Science University. Jessica began her career writing software for a start-up health care delivery company. She then moved to a merchant bank, Greenspring Advisors, where they launched and invested in data-driven health care start-up companies. Jessica received an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master of Health Science and PhD, and completed her MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration at Regis University.
Jessica currently serves on the Boards of Genome Medical, Heartbeat Health, Wildflower Health, and Avalon Healthcare Solutions, and is a Board Observer at Abacus Insights. She has a breadth of company formation to growth stage experience across health tech-enabled services companies such as Bind On-Demand Health Insurance, Medication Management Systems, Arcadia.io, and PlanSource. Jessica also serves on the Board of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a non-profit seeking to improve oral health for all, is a Trustee for Boston Medical Center's Exceptional Care Without Exception Trust, is an Advisory Board member for Boston Children's Hospital, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.