President, CEO and Founder
Howard Look is President, CEO and Founder of Tidepool. Previously, Howard was on the founder’s team at TiVo where as VP of Software and User Experience he led the efforts that made TiVo as easy to use as it was disruptive. He was also VP of Software at Pixar, where he led the team developing Pixar’s proprietary film-making system, and at Amazon where he ran a secret software project to develop devices that leverage cloud services. At Linden Lab, he led the team that delivered the open-sourced Second Life Viewer 2.0 project. Howard has a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His teenage daughter has T1D.
Steve McCanne, PhD
Chief Technical Officer
Steve was the founding developer and architect of GreenDot Diabetes, which evolved to become Tidepool. Steve serves part-time as CTO of Tidepool. He has a PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, worked as a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Steve was the CTO at Inktomi and founder and CTO at Riverbed. He is currently founder and CEO of Jut. His teenage daughter has T1D.
Saleh Adi, MD
Lead Medical Advisor
Dr. Saleh Adi is a pediatric endocrinologist, diabetes specialist and Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF Children’s Hospital and the UCSF Diabetes Center. He is the recipient of a Clinical Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Adi was instrumental in the development of blip, our first application, and is the lead medical advisor for Tidepool.
VP Product and Business Development
Brandon Arbiter was a Vice President at FreshDirect where he built the company’s data management and analytics practices. He was diagnosed at age 27 with Type 1 Diabetes. He developed a new generation diabetes app, “nutshell,” that gives patients the information they need to make the right decisions about their dosing strategies. Brandon has become an outspoken member of the patient community, advocating greater access to data and the expanding role of software in health management. As VP of product and business development at Tidepool, Brandon is focused on making diabetes technology smarter and more accessible to patients everywhere.
Sara Krugman an interaction designer with a degree from the Copenhagen Institute for Interaction Design. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five, Sara applies her design talents to integrate health and self care into the products and services that people depend on to be healthy. She does the UI and UX design for Tidepool’s applications. You can find her @skrugman and at Aesthetics of Healthcare Technology.
Jamie Bate is a New Zealand-based software engineer who holds a BSc from Otago University. He is working on Tidepool’s application framework—the glue that binds applications to Tidepool’s platform. Jamie has had Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 11.
Before Jana Beck was using computer languages to engineer software, she was studying linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania — researching the verbal morphology of Hungarian as well as the syntax and semantics of Ancient Greek. Jana translates data into useful, actionable visualizations by coding Tidepool’s user interaction and data visualization tools. Jana was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 19. She gave a popular Quantified Self talk about her experience visualizing her blood glucose data.
Nick is the Customer Operations Lead for Tidepool, but dabbles in all sorts of operation-side activities including QA and documentation. Nick comes to us from Asana where he was a founding member of the User Operations team and then the Customer Success team. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 10, he feels passionately about enabling patients to have control over their medical data and to be empowered to engage with this complicated disease. With a degree in Philosophy, Nick is ecstatic to be working for a non-profit aiming to support patients and clinicians with free software. Nick is also pursuing acting in his spare time and loves dogs and motorcycles.
Bryan Roberts, PhD
Bryan is a Fellow at Venrock, a venture capital firm, where he focuses on a broad range of healthcare investments. Bryan also has a son with Type 1 Diabetes.
Aaron Neinstein, MD
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Aaron Neinstein is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Endocrinology and Assistant Director of Informatics at UCSF. He is a noted expert in the intersection between technological innovations and system improvement in healthcare. His goal is to make health information easier to access and understand. Dr. Neinstein oversees the integration efforts between Tidepool and UCSF’s existing EHR system.
Jenise Wong, MD PhD
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UCSF, a pediatric endocrinologist at the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, and a scholar specializing in clinical research in childhood Type 1 Diabetes and diabetes technology. Along with Drs. McCanne, Adi, and Neinstein, she helped develop GreenDot Diabetes, now Tidepool. Dr. Wong is currently overseeing the design and implementation of clinical studies to evaluate the impact of Tidepool’s applications. She also advises on medical aspects of system development.