Meet The Team

 

Dr. Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA –  @DrBonnie360

Bonnie is a strategist, connector, storyteller, and trend-weaver.

She has combined her expertise as a clinical dentist and Wall Street analyst to spearhead her current career as a digital health consultant & autoimmune patient advocate – adding in her personal passion, upbeat spirit, and sense of humor along the way!

Over her 25 years of multidimensional business experience, Bonnie has:

  • Built 2 dental practices from scratch
  • Analyzed & evaluated new technology and business models of nearly 1000 healthcare companies
  • Amassed 3000+ contacts in more than 6 industry segments, with an exceptional network of healthcare & technology relationships

In the past 2 years alone, as DrBonnie360/Your Autoimmunity Connection, she has:

  • Interviewed 200+ start-up companies
  • Attended 50+ digital health meetings on behalf of the 50M+ autoimmune patients
  • Been an invited speaker for events including TEDx, SXSW, and Stanford Medicine X
  • Featured work in The Mighty, Medium, The Doctor Weighs In, Forbes, Thrive Global, and more.

With her unique experiences as a healthcare provider, researcher, analyst, scientist, and patient, Bonnie bridges diverse industries and helps propel the growing convergence of science, tech, and patient demand towards individualized autoimmune care through her consulting, writing, and speaking.

View Bonnie’s full visual resume.


Ellen M Martin – @ellenmmartin

Managing Director, Life Sciences, Haddon Hill Group Inc

Ellen’s more three decades of experience in strategic and tactical communications for science and technology covers a wide range of fields:

  • Healthcare: Autoimmune, bio/pharmaceuticals
  • Biomanufacturing, agricultural and industrial biotech
  • Digital health, bioinformatics, big data, life science tools, mobile health
  • Information technology: big data, systems integration
  • Medical devices, aesthetic medicine, optics
  • Finance, marketing, strategic planning, investor & public relations

As a freelance writer and editor, building on a science background with ongoing professional and personal interests in scientific and technical fields, she clearly and concisely communicates complex ideas to a variety of audiences. She has co-authored white papers, presentations and blog posts with DrBonnie360 on autoimmune disease, the microbiome, mobile health and big data in healthcare.

Focusing on the invisible autoimmune epidemic, she has worked with Bonnie Feldman (DrBonnie360) to organize and lead workshops, as well as to create presentations and panels for conferences including TEDx, Stanford Medicine X, Cambridge Health IT, and SXSW.

Currently Ellen is a director and officer of boutique systems integrator HHG (founded 2003), managing marketing, corporate communications and administration.

As well as working with Dr Feldman for more than 20 years, she provides strategic communications services with Nadine D. Tosk Communications.

Ellen was a partner in Kureczka|Martin Associates for 15 years, directed corporate communications for two public biotech companies (DNAP & XOMA—which developed one of the first MAb drugs for psoriasis) and was a commercial banker for ten years.

Ellen holds an MBA in marketing and finance from Northwestern University’s Graduate School of Management (now Kellogg) and a BS in physical anthropology from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), with graduate work in archeology, population genetics and osteology.


Becca Malizia, BS, expected MS & Food Studies Certificate, 2019

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” 1973 – Theodosius Dobzhansky

Becca is a scientist and educator at heart, passionate about storytelling for a non-science audience.

She grew up in Chapel Hill, NC, attended college in Washington D.C, worked in Birmingham, AL, then moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue graduate studies in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her interests and skills are as diverse as the many places she calls home.

Becca received a BS in Biology from The George Washington University in 2015. She graduated Cum Laude, with a double minor in Archaeology and Fine Arts, while playing for their Division I soccer team.

With medical school on her mind, she fell in love with the field of Evolutionary Medicine, seeing health and disease in evolutionary and ecological context. After graduating, she became a clinical research assistant for the Emergency Department at UAB, focussing on trauma and the transition from prehospital to hospital care. Simultaneously, she was a clinical assistant triaging patients for various clinics at Children’s of Alabama, the main outpatient children’s hospital in the state.

While working in clinical care she continued her studies of evolutionary medicine and after two years in Alabama, moved to California to pursue a Master’s of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA, with a focus on Evolutionary Medicine (the first and only of its kind in the US). With her ever-expanding curiosity to guide her, she added a Food Studies Certificate, broadening her knowledge surrounding many aspects of food.

Bringing an eclectic mix of interests and expertise, she views autoimmunity through an evolutionary lens, illuminating on topics such as food, the microbiome, and overall health and wellness.

View Becca’s visual resume

Change Makers in Training (“The Interns”)

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  • Ellie Macartney: Senior Psychobiolgy major at UCLA
  • Carly Christensen: Senior Psychology major and Entrepreneurship minor at UCLA
  • Hailey Motooka: Senior Biology major at UCLA
  • Kelsey O’Donoghue: Senior Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology major and Global Health minor at UCLA
  • Harish Balasubramani: Senior Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology major at UCLA