About us

Cala Health is a bioelectronic medicine company transforming the standard of care for chronic disease. The company’s wearable neuromodulation therapies merge innovations in neuroscience and technology to deliver individualized peripheral nerve stimulation, and its vertically integrated commercial model is reshaping the delivery of prescription therapies. Cala Health’s lead product, Cala Trio™, is the only non-invasive prescription therapy for essential tremor.

Meet the executive team
Renee Ryan Chief Executive Officer Arrow Right read more
Renee Ryan Chief Executive Officer

Renee Ryan has 25 years of experience in building category-creating healthcare companies. She led the medical technology investments for Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JJDC) on the West Coast and Asia Pacific for 8 years. While at J&J, she made over 15 new investments, including the Series A for Cala Health. Before that, she had been a healthcare investment banker at RW Baird, Jefferies and Goldman Sachs.

Kate Rosenbluth Chief Scientific Officer Arrow Right read more
Kate Rosenbluth Chief Scientific Officer

Kate Rosenbluth is a Founder, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chief Scientific Officer at Cala Health. She has previously served as Chief Executive Officer and raised three rounds of financing totaling over $80M. She is an engineer and neuroscientist, and has worked on cutting-edge neurotherapies at Stanford Biodesign, UCSF Neurosurgery, Brainlab, Autonomic Technologies and Genentech.

Doug Biehn Chief Commercial Officer Arrow Right read more
Doug Biehn Chief Commercial Officer

Doug Biehn previously served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing responsible for leading the growth strategy for iRhythm Technologies, one of the fastest growing digital health companies and also originated from the Stanford BioDesign program. He has also served as the Chief Operating Officer of AliveCor, Inc., a pioneer in AI enabled ECG detection ranked by Fast Company as one of the most innovative healthcare companies in 2017 and Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Shield of California where he helped achieve the fastest growing Blue Plan nationwide. Doug has a B.S. in Business Administration & Marketing from San Francisco State University and an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. Doug is a Board Advisor for a number of early stage digital health companies as well as volunteers as a Mentor for the Stanford Graduate School of Business Lean Launchpad program.

Deanna Harshbarger VP of Product Arrow Right read more
Deanna Harshbarger VP of Product

Deanna Harshbarger has spent 16 years in the medical device industry leading global upstream, downstream and clinical marketing teams in various positions at Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson. She focused on building innovative pipelines and new franchises. Prior to her career in healthcare, Deanna spent time as a researcher and engineer in various industries. Deanna holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Steve Higa VP of Manufacturing & Quality Arrow Right read more
Steve Higa VP of Manufacturing & Quality

Steve Higa has held numerous manufacturing, operational, and engineering roles in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Cala Health, Steve worked as VP, Manufacturing for miraDry and held a VP, Operations role for Zoll Circulation. Steve holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, watching basketball (Go Warriors!), and visiting Disneyland with his family.

Greg Schulte VP of Hardware Arrow Right read more
Greg Schulte VP of Hardware

Greg has 20 years of experience in product strategy, design, and engineering for companies and clients of all sizes focused in medical, utility, and consumer electronics. A mechanical engineer by training, Greg cofounded Guide Medical Ventures in 2011, managing strategic vision and technology for a portfolio of 6 start-ups in the medical device space. Prior to joining Cala Health, Greg led engineering at Mindtribe, a boutique hardware development consultancy acquired by Accenture. Greg started his career at Medtronic as a mechanical design engineer in neurological leads and honed his engineering leadership at Intelect Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), Enpath Medical and EnteroMedics

Bobby Thomas VP of Digital Arrow Right read more
Bobby Thomas VP of Digital

Bobby Thomas has over two decades of experience in customer focused product innovation and has lead world-class engineering teams at companies like Intuitive Surgical, Blue Shield of California, Edifecs Inc, Kaiser and Navigating Cancer. A seasoned healthcare executive, Bobby has served in a variety of roles throughout his extensive career from startups to leading large scale enterprise transformation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Outside of work, when not hacking away on open-source software, Bobby enjoys hiking and reading.

Ali Samiian Sr. Director, Reimbursement Arrow Right read more
Ali Samiian Sr. Director, Reimbursement

Ali has over 15 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical and medical device sector in several commercial roles of increasing responsibility in global, regional and country organizations. A lawyer by training, Ali has worked in government in the healthcare sector providing policy advice to the Minister of Health in Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining Cala Health, Ali worked at Abbott Diabetes Care, including 5 years as the global head of Market Access, Health Economics and Pricing, where he was a key contributor to securing reimbursement for a novel diabetes monitoring system.

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Stacy Enxing Seng Chairwoman
Amy Len Kobe Healthcare Investment Team
Mike Carusi General Partner and Team Leader of Lightstone Ventures
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