Meet the parents behind Vitalxchange

Meet the parents behind Vitalxchange

Parents have the power

A parent raising a child with disabilities or developmental challenges can often feel overwhelmed and isolated. We also know from our own experiences as parents that proper guidance on how to help our children and a support network can make all the difference.

Being empowered as a parent can significantly impact our child’s progress and our own mental health and wellbeing. We need a guide who has walked in our shoes before, understands our situation, and can guide us every day in our parenting journeys.

That is precisely what Vitalxchange is – a parenting ecosystem and community that fosters the ‘vital exchange’ of information and coaching to help parents do their best.

Parents have the power

A parent raising a child with disabilities or developmental challenges often feel overwhelmed and isolated. We also know from our own experiences as parents that proper guidance on how to help our children and a support network can make all the difference.

Being empowered as a parent can significantly impact our child’s progress and our own mental health and wellbeing. We need a guide who has walked in our shoes before, understands our situation, and can guide us every day in our parenting journeys.

That is precisely what Vitalxchange is – a parenting ecosystem and community that fosters the ‘vital exchange’ of information and coaching to help parents do their best.

Our Audacious Mission

  • Enable parents with access to personalized guidance & support to help their children live their best lives.
  • Empower parents to fearlessly partner with their child's care providers and educators to identify and advocate for the best resources.
  • Connect parents and families to a personalized support system so that never feel alone, isolated or struggle to access resources to support their children.
  • Align incentives between families, healthcare systems, schools and support organizations to improve the disability landscape.
  • Our Audacious Mission

  • Enable parents with access to personalized guidance & support to help their children live their best lives.
  • Empower parents to fearlessly partner with their child's care providers and educators to identify and advocate for the best resources.
  • Connect parents and families to a personalized support system so that never feel alone, isolated or struggle to access resources to support their children.
  • Align incentives between families, healthcare systems, schools and support organizations to improve the disability landscape.
  • “Every family and passionate professional that joins us makes us stronger. Together we will transform and make the world a better place for our children.”

    -Dr. Charu Ramanathan & Ketal Patel, Founders of Vitalxchange
    Dr. Charu Ramanathan & Ketal Patel, Founders of Vitalxchange
    Dr. Charu Ramanathan & Ketal Patel, Founders of Vitalxchange

    “Every family and passionate professional that joins us makes us stronger. Together we will transform and make the world a better place for our children.”

    -Dr. Charu Ramanathan & Ketal Patel, Founders of Vitalxchange

    Our Team

    The world-class team of business leaders, technologists, pediatric professionals, and experienced parents that make Vitalxchange possible.

    Dr. Charu Ramanathan - Co-Founder & CEO

    Charu Ramanathan

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Repeat Entrepreneur, Healthcare Strategist

    Ketal Patel - Parent, CTO & Co-Founder

    Ketal Patel

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Concept to market product engineering leader

    Our Team

    The world-class team of business leaders, technologists, pediatric professionals, and experienced parents that make Vitalxchange possible.

    Our Core Team

    Jeffrey Adair - Senior Manager

    Jeffrey Adair

    Senior Manager

    Solutions & Data Architect, Mobile, Big Data Systems

    Jiji Gardi - Senior Engineer

    Jiji Gardi

    Senior Engineer

    UI/UX, Mobile & Desktop, Web Applications

    Paull Marcotullio - Senior Sales Advisor

    Paul Marcotullio

    Commercialization

    Global Health & Benefits Commercialization

    Mindy Fox - Senior Sales Strategist

    Mindy Fox

    Commercialization

    Large & Middle Market Growth Strategist

    Our Core Team

    Clinical Advisors

    Dr. Drew Hertz - Vitalxchange Chief Clinical Advisor

    Dr. Andrew Hertz

    Chief Medical Advisor

    Pediatrician and
    Innovator

    Dr. Eli Schneider - Vitalxchange Senior Clinical Advisor

    Dr. Eli Schneider

    Senior Clinical Advisor

    Child Psychologist and Scholar

    Dr. Ken Redcross - Vitalxchange Senior Physician Advisor

    Dr. Ken Redcross

    Senior Physician Advisor

    Physician & Author of 'Bond'

    Claire Heffron - Vitalxchange Senior Clinical Advisor

    Claire Ferry Heffron

    Senior Clinical Advisor

    Pediatric Occupational Therapist

    Lauren Drobnjak - Vitalxchange Clinical Advisor

    Lauren Drobnjak

    Senior Clinical Advisor

    Pediatric Physical Therapist

    Dr. Sheeba Arnold - Vitalxchange Senior Clinical Advisor

    Dr. Sheeba Arnold

    Senior Clinical Advisor

    Neurodevelopmental Data Scientist

    Clinical Advisors

    Business Advisors

    Adam Kaufman - Vitalxchange Investor Advisor

    Adam Kaufman

    Senior Advisor

    Business and Health Network

    Jake Coniglio - Digital Health Advisor

    Jake Coniglio

    Senior Advisor

    Commercialization & Sales Leader

    Ethan Cohen - Vitalxchange Senior Advisor

    Ethan Cohen

    Senior Advisor

    Strategic Healthcare Finance

    Mark Richey - Vitalxchange Senior Advisor

    Mark Richey

    Senior Advisor

    Venture partner, investor, & founder

    Frances Post - Vitalxchange Clinical Advisor

    Frances Post

    Senior Advisor

    Strategy and non-profits

    Business Advisors

    Advisory Board of Parents

    Jennifer Rainey - VitalGuide Parent Mentor

    Jennifer Rainey

    Parent Advisor

    Mom, Trained Social Worker

    Suzanne Shaft, VitalGuide on handling behavioral issues

    Suzanne Shaft

    Parent Advisor

    Mom, Parent Advocate

    Crystal Covington - Vitalxchange Parent Mentor

    Crystal Covington

    Parent Advisor

    Mom, Sister, Occupational Therapist

    Heidi Hughes - Vitalxchange Parent Mentor

    Heidi Hughes

    Parent Advisor

    Mom, Parent Advocate

    Dani Reichert - OT and Mom

    Dani Reichert

    Parent Advisor

    Mom, OT, & Mental Health

    Advisory Board of Parents

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