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Echo Health Ventures Welcomes Three New Team Members

Echo 2021 new hires

The Echo Health Advisors team manages strategic engagement between Echo Health Ventures, its portfolio companies, and members of the Echo Innovation Alliance. Recently, the team welcomed three new members: Maura Little, Bob Dolan and Josiah Hanko.

“The level of talent and diversity of experience that Maura, Bob and Josiah bring to the team is a huge asset for Echo,” said Karim Botros, Managing Partner of Echo Health Advisors. “We look forward to the perspective they will each bring to both our portfolio companies and Alliance members.”

Maura Little, Managing Principal, Echo Health Advisors

Maura joins Echo Health Ventures from the Cambia Grove, a health care innovation hub where she served as Executive Director. During her tenure with Cambia Grove, she oversaw the creation of programs, events and initiatives focused on supporting the health care innovation ecosystem.

Prior to Cambia Grove, Maura was responsible for growing the state of Washington’s health innovation industry, serving as Governor Jay Inslee’s Life Science and Global Health Sector Lead. Maura has over 12 years of experience working to shape the health care system from leadership roles in both the government and private sector.

Maura holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and serves on the board of the Technology Alliance.

At Echo Health Ventures, Maura is part of the Advisors team and will serve as the Cambia Health Solutions lead while providing support across all of the Alliance members and the portfolio. Maura is based in our Seattle, Washington office.

Bob Dolan, Principal, Echo Health Advisors

Bob has over 30 years of leadership roles and health care experience with startup companies and strategic alliances, strategic business planning, change management, transformation, process design and technology advancement.

Before joining Echo in 2021, Bob was the Executive Director at The Partnership for a Healthy Arkansas (PHA), a shared services partnership that includes four of Arkansas’s largest health systems and Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. At PHA, Bob helped lead an effort with clinical, state government, and public health experts to help design the Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE), which became law in 2017. Before PHA, Bob was Vice President, Partner Management and Coordination at Life & Specialty Ventures, an ancillary insurance products partnership of six Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. In addition, as CEO, Bob led the Saint Francis Heart Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a startup specialty hospital identified in 2004 as only the fifth fully digital hospital globally.

Bob received an undergraduate degree with High Honors from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

At Echo Health Ventures, Bob is part of the Advisors team and will serve as the USAble Corporation lead while providing support across all of the Alliance members and the portfolio. He is based in our Little Rock, Arkansas office.

Josiah Hanko, Associate, Echo Health Advisors

Josiah Hanko is an Associate, Echo Health Advisors, at Echo Health Ventures. At Echo, he is focused on the opportunities that exist between insurers and providers to improve the health care system. In his role, he works directly with Echo’s portfolio companies to accelerate their success.

Before joining Echo, Josiah started his career with two years at Blue Cross NC in a Rotation Development Program. There, he led member focused transformation initiatives in their contact center, supported Echo’s partnership opportunities, and supported a large enterprise level cost management initiative from their finance division.

Josiah earned an MMS from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

At Echo Health Ventures, Josiah is part of the Advisors team and will provide support across all of the Alliance members and the portfolio. He is based in our Durham, North Carolina office.