Moss & Friends
By Moss and Friends
Moss & FriendsOct 05, 2022
Ep 027 with our friend Kaitlin Christine of Gabbi
Kaitlin Christine is a breast cancer survivor and ovarian cancer previvor who has made it her life's work to empower women to understand their bodies and advocate for themselves. She is the CEO & Founder at Gabbi, Inc. where she and the Gabbi team are on a mission to decrease delayed diagnosis. Kaitlin has spent over 9 years in women’s health--working for leading nonprofits and as a sought after national speaker. She was the youngest hire for the world’s leading genetic testing company, Myriad Genetics. So far, she has brought Gabbi through a successful oversubscribed first round of funding in early 2021 and has pulled together a team of highly qualified experts and advisors. Kaitlin has also been selected as Oregon’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, winner of the HITLAB Women’s health tech challenge and HITLAB’s audience choice award. Kaitlin Christine lives in Portland, Oregon. She frequents the Portland State Farmers Market every Saturday and in her free time (what free time?!) is a yoga instructor, avid hiker, and (un)professional wine aficionado. In her past life, she was a food writer -- naturally she enjoys bringing people together to laugh while gorging themselves with her favorite farmers market finds and natural wine.
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Ep 026 with our friend Michelle Ng of Neuemoon Health
In today's episode, we chat is Michelle Ng of Neuemoon Health. Michelle is working to educate women on what is normal and what is not when it comes to their health. After going through difficult healthcare issues herself, Michelle is now pushing for women to advocate for themselves.
Find more here:Twitter: @neuemoonhealth Instagram: @neuemoonhealth
Ep 025 with our friend Briana Taylor of Well&Hued
In this episode, we chat with Biana Taylor of Well&Hued. Her mission is to help Black and Latino patients get the health and wellness services they deserve by connecting them with culturally competent healthcare providers and various other resources and tools. Their goal is to build generational health in Black & Latino communities - one patient, one family at a time. Listen to find out what brought Briana into the healthcare space.
Want to connect? Find Briana and Well&Hued on various platforms:Website Well & Hued Twitter Well & Hued Instagram Briana's Twitter Briana's LinkedIn
Ep 024 with our friend Nuzi Barkatally
Nuzi is a healthcare researcher, designer and product strategist. She spent the early part of her career designing consumer experiences, including working for a men's grooming startup called Dollar Shave Club. She then went on to focus her efforts on her true passion in healthcare, completing a Masters of Research in Healthcare and Design through the Royal College of Art in conjunction with Imperial College - School of Medicine. Following her Masters, she spent two years as the Director of Product at Manatee, a children’s mental health startup. Currently she consults with healthcare startups as well as hospitals systems. Her hope is to be a part of designing the future of healthcare and improving patients’ experience one startup or health system at a time.
Ep 023 with our friend Alexis Commodore of BirthX
Alexis Commodore founded BirthX in January of 2020 to combat the inequities and obstetric violence she witnessed as a nurse and full-spectrum doula. She believes that by centering the patient experience through clinical empathy, we can not only improve patient outcomes but improve the birth experience. Alexis has always been inspired by the strength and power of the human body to birth. She understands that with the right education, tools, and support, giving birth is empowering. Alexis runs her organization on a reproductive justice framework in which she knows that by centering the needs of Black birthing people, we can improve the culture of birth for all of us.
Find Alexis and BirthX via the links below:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/birthxapp/ Twitter: @BirthXapp Instagram: @birthxapp Tik Tok: @birthxapp Company Website: birthx.com
Ep 022 with our friend Kat Plouffe of Get Only
During today's episode, we chat with Kat Plouffe, co-founder and CEO of Get Only, offering a range of sustainable period products delivered across Canada. Kat was raised in Hamilton and moved to Ottawa to get a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Carleton University. Shortly after graduating, she snowballed her way into entrepreneurship after realizing that the period products made by the big brands she'd been using her whole life are made of heavily processed, synthetic materials.
Connect further by visiting Get Only's Instagram and Website.
Ep 021 with our friend Liz Andolong
During today's epsiode, we chat with Liz Andolong, a wellness practitioner, facilitator, and intuitive teacher. Liz runs restorative practices ranging from collective energy healings to restorative yoga or yoga Nidra. Today, we talk about the mind-body and spirit connection and how having a balance of that helps us live our most authentic lives. Liz is a believer in trauma-informed practices being normalized, and that we should create space for stillness in our daily routines. If you'd like to connect further, you can find Liz at lizandolong.com, or on Instagram.
Ep 019 with our founders Katy & Sarah
This episode is a little different! Heidi Christine, Moss & Friend's esteemed editor, interviews Moss founders Katy Atherholt and Sarah Gear about what it was like to build a business over the past year. And, there's a huge announcement at the end (as well as some bloopers). Enjoy!
Ep 018 with Our Friend Molly McGrath of Allara
During today's chat with Molly McGrath of Allara, focused on tackling Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, better known as PCOS. Allara is working to create a collaborative care model for PCOS treatment, bringing together all kinds of healthcare professionals. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Molly via LinkedIn. You can find some of Molly's work on Medium, and learn more on the Allara website.
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Ep 017 with Our Friends Priyanka Jain & Laine Bruzek of Evvy Health
During today's chat with Priyanka Jain & Laine Bruzek of Evvy Health, we chat about the metrics of measuring health in female bodies, healthcare data set tracking, and how building their community first brought them to their brand. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with them via Instagram or head over to their website for more information.
Ep 016 with Our Friend Brandon Boswell of Dorsata
During today's chat with Brandon Boswell of Dorsata, we chat about how they're improving electronic healthcare records, what brought them into the pregnancy space, and partnerships they've made to improve their services. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Brandon via LinkedIn or visit Dorsata's website.
Ep 015 with Our Friend Maggie Richard of Santa Barbara Actuaries
During today's chat with Maggie Richard we talk about how the healthcare insurance system works, how companies calculate costs, and how the pandemic impacted the industry. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Maggie via LinkedIn or visit the Santa Barbara Actuaries website.
Ep 014 with Our Friend Tina Harirchian of Blush Sands Creative
During today's chat with Tina Harirchian of Blush Sands Creative, we talk about how her background in public health and cognitive science has helped her develop processes in design thinking, such as using color theory and human-first thinking when creating brands and products that connect technology with their people. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Tina via email, Instagram, LinkedIn, or visit the Blush Sands Creative Website.
Ep 013 with Our Friend Aya Suzuki of Aavia
Ep 012 with Our Friend Jeanne Chung of Mighty Menopause
During today's chat with Jeanne Chung of Mighty Menopause, we talk about transitioning into how she got into the menopause space, the science behind Mighty Menopause's supplements, and how she's rewriting the narrative of what menopause is and how women experience it. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Jeanne on Instagram. If you're interested in the data, feel free to contact Jeanne directly by emailing email@example.com.
Ep 011 with Our Friend Suhaila Baheyeldin of Kohl Studio
During today's chat with Suhaila Baheyeldin of Kohl Studio, we talk about transitioning into healthcare design, how she keeps herself balanced, and how important it is for designers to understand their true responsibility. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Suhaila to continue the conversation on Instagram: @suhailaskb, @kohlstudio
Ep 010 with Our Friend Kathryn Cross of Anja
Ep 009 with Our Friend Lex Oiler of Peachy Pay
During today's chat with Lex Oiler of Peachy Pay, female entrepreneurship, company culture, and the experience of building something that puts design first. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Lex to continue the conversation on Twitter.
Ep 002 with Our Friend Zach Pousman of Helpfully
For episode 002 we talk with our friend Zach Pousman of Helpfully, an R&D shop based in Atlanta, GA. We talk about design strategy, building relationships as a consultant, and large vs small scale problem-solving! We hope you enjoy the episode and check out Zach on Twitter @thinky along with the Helpfully website and Twitter.
Ep 008 with Our Friend Lisa deBettencourt of Forge Harmonic
In today's chat with Lisa deBettencourt of Forge Harmonic, we talk about the importance of rigorous product testing, risk mitigation, and financial models for startups. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Lisa to continue the conversation on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Ep 007 with Our Friend Meg Dryer of Evidation
Ep 006 with Our Friend Ben Meszaros of O/M
In today's conversation, we engage with the question of empathy, intelligence, and activism in the world of design. Listen in to learn about Ben, a designer working to create a better world.
Ep 005 with Our Friends Shainoor Khoja and Barrie Hadfield of Thriving.ai
Today we continue our discussion of aging care through a talk with the incredible team at Thriving.ai. Listen in to learn about how ambient technology, machine learning, and design thinking can merge to create a more empathetic and connected world for seniors.
Ep 004 with Our Friend Emily Lonsdale of West End Seniors Network
During today's chat with Emily Lonsdale of the West End Seniors Network, we chat about aged care, guardianships (#freebritney), and how to create equitable aging experiences. We hope you enjoy the episode and check Emily out on Twitter @emma_shai and LinkedIn.
Ep 003 with Our Friend Jackie Dinarte of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Today we talk with our friend Jackie Dinarte of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. We chat about design for healthcare and how to protect vulnerable users with some great real-life examples from Jackie's time at the hospital innovation lab. We hope you enjoy the episode and check Jackie out on Twitter @jackiedinarte.
Who is Moss - Ep 001 with Kylie Timpani
Hello! Welcome to episode 001 with our friend Kylie Timpani. We talk about starting a studio remotely & during a pandemic, our approach to design for healthcare and wellness, and dig into who Moss is! Huge thanks to Kylie for acting as our host for this introduction - check her out on Twitter @kylietimpani ✨