Who <i>we</i> are

Who we are

We believe, with unshakable conviction, in the power of family to heal.

Our story

In 2014, we launched Health Lit Now as a small group of individuals driven to redefine healthcare. A simple question inspired us: “Knowing that patients look to their loved ones for comfort, why not give families the best chance to support them?” 

We found that families, who often care most for their loved ones, could help dramatically improve health outcomes of patients. By equipping this untapped resource with basic yet vital health skills, these loved ones could be the keystone to ensuring proper recovery in the hospital and post-discharge at home.

Over the years, we have transformed into an organization powered by subject matter experts, strategists, designers, and technologists — all tirelessly striving towards equipping people to become agents of their own health outcomes and well-being.

Our mission

Improve outcomes and strengthen health systems by equipping family caregivers with the skills they need to care for their loved ones.

Our vision

A world where patients and their caregivers are a core component of healthcare delivery and family-member training is a standard of care.

We believe inclusive and accessible healthcare is made possible by the collaborative efforts of public health professionals, doctors, nurses, designers, and business leaders from across the world.

Our leadership

  • Shahed Alam Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • Anubhav Arora Head of Product
  • Jacqueline Cooksey Director, Branding and Caregiving Labs
  • Edith Elliott Co-Founder and Co-CEO
  • Arefin Islam Country Director, Bangladesh
  • Nira Jethani Chief Financial Officer
  • Suparna Kalghatgi Director, Programs
  • Seema Murthy Senior Research Specialist
  • Samina Rahman Associate Director, Design
  • Arjun Rangarajan Director, Global Partnerships and Strategy
  • Varun Rangarajan Director, Implementation
  • Keri Wachter Chief of Staff

Our board of directors

  • Dr. Shahed Alam Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Health Lit Now
  • Kate Courteau Former Director of Non-Profits, Y-Combinator
  • Iqbal Dhaliwal Global Executive Director, J-PAL
  • Edith Elliott Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Health Lit Now
  • Ann Kim Chief Innovation & Design Officer, Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
  • Claire Mazumdar CEO, Bicara Therapeutics
  • Ajay Sondhi Board Director and Strategy Advisor
Our partners & supporters