Heather Leigh Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ConsenSys Health, a spin-off from ConsenSys AG effective March 2nd, 2020. She is also Co-Founder and Board Chair of Blockchain in Healthcare Global (“BiHG”), a new 501(c)6 trade association organized under the IEEE ISTO. She chairs the IEEE SA P2418.6 Standards Development Working Group (blockchain in healthcare and life sciences), serves as the FY19 Co-Chair of the global HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, Chairs the Healthcare Special Interest Group at the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and is an Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Frontiers Blockchain for Science. Ms. Flannery is also an Innovation Fellow at EP3 Foundation, has served as Industry Faculty for the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (US HHS ONC) and is an active consultant, advisor, and keynote speaker.
Prior to ConsenSys, she founded and led Obesity Prevention, Policy, and Management, Inc. (“Obesity PPM”), an innovative provider of disease management, population health, research administration, and information technology managed services for health systems in the Americas, and an early adopter of blockchain technology.
Ms. Flannery has driven business model innovation via technology early adoption throughout her 25-year career as an entrepreneur, technologist, and strategist. She has consulted in the public sector in context of international development, bringing a global health perspective to her work. Focusing in the health sector since 2006, Ms. Flannery is a broad, lateral thinker who applies complex adaptive systems thinking to make progress against macroscopic challenges.
Due to her personal life experience, Ms. Flannery is intrinsically motivated to impact population health and economic prosperity. She builds mission-driven organizations aligned by shared values: making measurable societal contributions, creating economically sustainable interventions, and prioritizing diversity and inclusion.