Protect the health and wellbeing of all people; one person at a time.
Make healthcare safer by making it automatic.
Save 333 lives a day - 121,545 a year - by 2021.
Meet the Team!
We are just a group of hard working individuals who aim to protect the health and wellbeing of all people, one person at a time.
Director of Creative Services
Glenda is a highly adaptable multi-tasker, with strong technical capabilities and skills ranging from print advertising, Internet marketing, 3D and graphic design, to software training and GUI troubleshooting. She studied Fine Art and Graphic Design and later specialized in 3D Animation. Her creative abilities combined with IT acumen and strong people skills allowed her to move quickly through her field as a creative, from Head Designer to Creative Director overseeing a small department of Animator’s, Graphic Designers and Web Designers.
Dr. David Covall
Chief Medical Officer
David is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in management of arthritic and painful joints. He has served as Medical Director at both Northside Arthritis Center and Resurgens Total Joint Replacement Center as well as the Chief of Surgery at Northside Hospital Forsyth. After receiving his undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard College, David earned his medical degree from and completed his residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has been widely published and lectures throughout the world.
Technical Design ManagerSam is our Technical Design Manager for the research and development department, where she is responsible for developing the functional and design specifications, helping with UX design and the overall usability of Lifeography. She graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a degree in Technical Communication B.S. and started her technical writing career at Honeywell for three years, writing reports for the Home and Building Technologies department. Although she has a passion for writing, she also brings on a creative design background with her skills in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Mockplus.
Vice President of Sales
David is a performance-driven sales leader with more than 15 years of demonstrated excellence in building and directing high performance sales teams. David has extensive experience with both B2B and Business to Government sales. David previously served as VP Sales & Marketing at nCourt where he led a team that achieved greater than 50% year over year revenue growth during his entire tenure. nCourt was acquired by private equity interests in late 2013. Most recently David served as Sr.Regional Sales Director for Navient’s Government Solutions line of business. Prior positions also include VP Sales at ICM Corporation, VP Sales eCom Solutions, and Director of Business development for Applied Systems Intelligence.
Chief Financial OfficerGraham has been the CFO for multiple venture-backed companies since 1993 primarily in the high-tech field. Sectors focused on have been software, Saas, security, healthcare, staffing, consulting, and IoT. He has been on both buy and sell sides of transactions and has been involved with raising over $200 million equity and venture debt. Graham has been a fractional CFO for over 8 years. He is a native of North Carolina, but has lived in the Atlanta area for a number of years. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Diana and has one daughter and a granddaughter. In his spare time, Graham loves to fly fish and upland bird hunt.
Chief Scientific Officer
Ophir Frieder holds the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Computer Science and Information Processing and previously served as the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Georgetown University. He is also Professor of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics in the Georgetown University Medical Center. In addition to his academic positions, he is the Chief Scientific Officer for UMBRA Health Corp.(UHC) and a Research Associate at the Institute of Information Science and Technology at the Italian National Research Council (ISTI-CNR). He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and NAI, and a Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Clinical Affairs AssociateBethany brings nearly 10 years of clinical and research experience to her role of Clinical Affairs Associate. She completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia College & State University, where she earned a B.S. in Psychological Sciences. Most recently, Bethany spent over 7 years working closely with children who have developmental disorders and their families in the Language and Learning Clinic at the Marcus Autism Center, an affiliate of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In her time at Marcus, Bethany learned first-hand the importance of individualized care and dissemination of empirical research.
UMBRA Health FounderRamon is an inventor and entrepreneur with a love for solving big problems. He has over 30 years of experience in technology and Health IT companies, and in the development of new products and businesses. Ramon has founded several companies, including ICM Corporation, a company providing innovative solutions to life science organizations and NeuraTech LTD, a company using neural mapping technology for knowledge management solutions. Before NeuraTech, his company MidWare Technologies merged with FGH, a technology and consulting company that grew to become IBM’s largest business partner in sub-Saharan Africa. Ramon was instrumental in bringing the software and consulting groups to market and profitability. Ramon has also worked with IBM Global Services and Sun Microsystems in various capacities.
Quality ManagerSarah joined the team as a technical writer and has moved into the position of Quality Manager. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Professional Writing from Kennesaw State University. Her duties have included writing functional specifications, testing the software from a user’s perspective, and communicating errors to our programmers. Sarah has moved to Quality Manager, a position in which she designs all the quality aspects of producing world-class software.
Vice President of Program ManagementTim brings more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of business environments and system architectures to his role in the oversight of the programs and pilots to support the launch and roll out of UMBRA Lifeography. With his comprehensive background in the program and project management of IT networking initiatives, Tim is highly regarded for his consistent delivery of successful programs with adherence to strategic project planning and execution methodologies. He began his career at AT&T as a Systems Engineering Specialist, and then moved on to project and program management positions with IBM Global Services and Hewlett-Packard.
Software Research EngineerJared joined UMBRA Health as a Software Research Engineer and is working with R&D to extend UMBRA’s industry by transforming technology into new frontiers in healthcare. His technical and software development knowledge aids the research team in developing and testing the new and revolutionary prototypes under development at UMBRA. Jared brings with him valuable experience in areas such as robotics and healthcare software prototyping and development, utilizing his knowledge of the Microsoft development tools and technology stacks.
Want to Join Our Team?
UMBRA is a company of innovators focused on disrupting the status quo in healthcare to help people live healthier, happier lives. We’re looking for creative, collaborative colleagues who are passionate about reinventing healthcare for a new generation.
Our security foundation: the bedrock for everything we build
UMBRA has been developing the technology to make Lifeography™ a reality for over six years. We knew from the start that security is not merely an important thing; it is the only thing. Families trust us with their most personal information. And we view this trust as a sacred pact. An essential part of this pact is that your data is yours to control. We will never share it or sell it.
So in designing our underlying technology, we started with a world-class foundation and built our solution to meet the standards the security model required. It’s not the easiest or the cheapest way to build software, but it is the only proper way to build life-critical software.
Patented security innovation
During the development of our approach, we collaborated with Georgetown University Medical Center and their Computer Science Department personnel. The comments received guided our journey.
While we cannot disclose the details of our security, we can provide you with a sense of how seriously we take this subject. In countless ways, we take security much more seriously than many companies in healthcare. The recent headlines about security breaches and ransomware speak for us in this regard.
The UMBRA Cloud
Our technology is built on the Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure. While many people are skeptical about using the cloud, they often do not realize they use clouds on a daily basis. The free email services such as outlook.com and gmail.com are cloud-based products, as are the “drives” you store your photos and music on. The difference, however, is that Microsoft has taken extraordinary steps to secure Azure specifically for healthcare.
The question to ask yourself is whether you are comfortable going to a doctor’s office where your records are on a local computer server in the same office. That is, are you comfortable with your files residing on a server usually maintained by an “IT services” company from time to time? In contrast to this, the cloud infrastructure has thousands of security experts monitoring the environment 24 hours a day, every day. Furthermore, do you trust a server that any office worker can gain access to, or do you trust a data center that does not allow human access to the hardware…ever?
These questions introduce critical concerns as more than 50% of all security breaches occur as a result of an internal breach. For example, a disgruntled worker may bring a USB drive to the office, copy records off the server, and walk out with them. The headlines tell this story all of the time. So when it comes to the cloud, that is where we place our trust and our technology; and we are not alone. Doctors, hospitals, and other providers are moving to the cloud. It is just a better and more secure way of doing things.
Microsoft Azure: The best cloud
Microsoft Azure brings a specific level of focus to the security of health and healthcare data. Check out this video for an overview:
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