Every Row of Data is a Life

Whose Story Should be Told with Dignity


 

Our Mission

Nuna’s mission is to be a trusted partner in the healthcare industry. We want to inform meaningful change, and every day we strive to realize a vision of America where affordable, high-quality healthcare is available to everyone. We champion equity, empathy, quality, and accountability in everything we do.

 
 

Mom, Dad,
Big Sister

 
 

Jini and Kimong were born one year apart. Their parents, immigrants from South Korea, had moved to the United States drawn by the promise of adventure, education, and job opportunities.

At the age of two, Kimong was diagnosed with severe autism. He hit his head when he was frustrated, flapped his arms when he was excited, and has only been able to learn three words:  엄마 eomma, 아빠 appa, and 누나 nuna: mom, dad, and big sister. At the age of eight, Kimong developed grand mal epilepsy, suffering sudden, violent seizures.

Unable to confidently read and speak English and facing the possibility of debilitating debt due to mounting medical bills, Jini’s parents struggled to cope. They needed Jini to navigate the convoluted and opaque American healthcare system, and in 1990, she managed to register Kimong for Medicaid. Jini was only 9 years old.

Repairing American healthcare became Jini’s life’s work, and at the age of 29, Jini named her company Nuna in honor of Kimong, and after caregivers and big sisters everywhere. The Kim family still lives together in the suburbs north of Berkeley.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Company

 

Nuna is a health-technology startup headquartered in beautiful, foggy, San Francisco, California. We partner with organizations to make a positive impact through data-driven healthcare projects.

Nuna was founded by CEO Jini Kim and CDO David Chen in 2010. In 2013, Jini and CTO Joey Liaw were enlisted by the White House to save the embattled rollout of healthcare.gov. In 2014, Nuna began work on the first standardized data platform for Medicaid, which stores the data of over 73 million poor, disabled, and children across the United States. Over this time, Nuna also began working with large, self-insured employers, and health plans to improve quality of care for their populations. In two rounds of funding with Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, John Doerr, and others, Nuna has raised over $90 million dollars.

Today, Nuna has grown to over 110 engineers, data scientists, designers, and experts in economics, health policy, privacy, security, and corporate operations. We are united in our dedication to a brighter future for American healthcare.

 

 
 

Founders

 
 
 
 

Jini Kim
Founder and CEO

Jini Kim is Chief Executive Officer at Nuna. Prior to founding the company, she was a product manager at Google Health, tasked with developing Google’s genomics strategy. Her work led to the funding of research labs and startups focusing on genetic sequencing and large database work on genotypic/phenotypic associations. She helped launch Google Public Data, fostering deep understanding of how to create tools for people who had little to no experience with data analytics or visualization.  

 

 
 
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David Chen
Co-Founder and CSO

David Chen is the Chief Strategy Officer at Nuna. Prior to co-founding the company, he was a Senior Data Scientist at Netflix and a Post Baccalaureate Fellow at the National Institute of Health. He received his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford, a MS in Bioinformatics from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

 
 
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Leadership
Team

 
 
 
 
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Clint Talbert
VP of Engineering

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Elizabeth Stone
Chief Operating Officer

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Gui Woolston
Head of Network Products

 
 
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Mark Krempley
Head of Government Services

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Rob Bruggner
VP of Strategy

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Tamra Lair
Head of Employer Data & Analytics

 
 
 

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