Meet the parents behind Vitalxchange

Parents have the power

Vitalxchange empowers parents to do the most important job of their lives – ensure their children’s health and well-being.

Becoming a parent is a significant and highly anticipated event in our lives.  From the time we bring our little bundles of joy home to the time they leave the nest, we play a very big role in their nurture, laying the foundation of a lifetime.   However, parenting in the modern world is challenging, complex, and full of stress.  Most parents are in isolated settings, solely responsible for all aspects of caregiving.  Balancing work and life is an ongoing struggle for most families.

Research shows that the first five years of a child’s life are crucial for brain development and to build their social emotional resilience.  This work cannot be outsourced to doctors or childcare centers.  Parents need the skills and tools to help their children develop and resolve issues quickly.  When parents are engaged, the created bonds help the child develop lifelong self-esteem and resilience.

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 to help their children thrive.  Vitalxchange is an investment in the most important asset for our future – our children’s health and well-being.

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 Core Team

Jeffrey Adair - Senior Manager

Jeffrey Adair

Senior Manager

Systems Architect, Mobile, Big Data Systems

Dr. Eli Schneider - Vitalxchange Chief Clinical Advisor

Dr. Eli Schneider

Chief Clinical Officer

Child Psychologist, Author, and Scholar

Clinical Advisors

Dr. Drew Hertz - Vitalxchange Clinical Advisor

Dr. Andrew Hertz

Chief Medical Advisor

Pediatrician and

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

Business Advisors

Mindy Fox - Senior Sales Strategist

Mindy Fox


Large & Middle Market Growth Strategist

Paull Marcotullio - Senior Sales Advisor

Paul Marcotullio


Global Health & Benefits

Jake Coniglio - Digital Health Advisor

Jake Coniglio

Senior Advisor

Commercialization & Sales Leader

Ethan Cohen - Vitalxchange Senior Advisor

Ethan Cohen

Senior Advisor

Strategic Healthcare Finance

Adam Kaufman - Vitalxchange Investor Advisor

Adam Kaufman

Senior Advisor

Business and Health Network

Mark Richey - Vitalxchange Senior Advisor

Mark Richey

Senior Advisor

Venture partner, investor, & founder

Enrique Partida - Chief Growth Officer

Enrique Partida

Growth Strategist

Growth Marketing Strategist

Frances Post - Vitalxchange Clinical Advisor

Frances Post

Senior Advisor

Strategy and non-profits