Team

Eric Klos, CEO and Founder, is a seasoned executive with broad health IT expertise and relevant entrepreneurial skills. Besides owning his own Federal Health IT consulting firm, Eric successfully co-founded an online competitive intelligence firm, G2Xchange Health. Inspired by a recognition that environmental factors have been long neglected by the medical community when it comes to personalized health, he founded HEALTHeWeather.  He is the innovator of DailyBreath.

Mark Pruitt, Chief Medical Officer, has been a nurse practitioner for 18 years primarily in allergy and immunology, owning his own practice, Remote Allergy Providers, but also has experience in primary care, emergency medicine, and clinical research.  Mark is the creator of Allergistic, developed by his co-founded software company, Riverbay Softworks.  Mark has long developed skills in software development, most recently, in iOS development utilizing Swift.  Mark is the product manager for DailyBreath and coordinates the DailyBreath Medical Advisory Board. 

Dr. Harsha Rajasimha (MS, PhD), Chief Data and Research Officer, is the founding leader of one of the 1st small businesses uniquely dedicated and focused on precision medicine for healthcare and life sciences clients, Jeeva Informatics Solutions.  His work over the last 17 years has focused on data-driven, value-based, precision medicine R&D and commercial programs for cancer and other diseases.  Dr. Rajasimha recognizes the emerging need to include omics as it relates to the environment and health in personalized health and precision medicine initiatives.  He supports HEALTHeWeather in the ongoing development of our data model, the patent-pending DailyBreath Risk Index, and research opportunities.

Key Advisors

Oron Strauss is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading successful start-up ventures in the technology sector. He founded Net.Capitol and led its rapid growth and eventual sale to Netivation.com. He has been part of the founding team at Babel Health, Pantheon, MOST Ventures, IDS International, SBS Studios, and High Heat Real Estate. He has served as a Director of IDS International, SBS Studios, New Media Strategies, and The Hanover Review, Inc., as well as an advisor to a number of other start-ups.  Oron provides strategic guidance to HEALTHeWeather.

Marjorie McGuirk, a Scientist, Professional Meteorologist, and Climatologist, consults in climate services, applying data to decisions in climate adaptation, mitigation and sustainability.  She leads CASE efforts to transform the latest scientific findings into real world decision-making, helping clients to introduce effective measures to build climate resilience into their strategies, activities and processes.  Marj led the evidence-based research for the correlation of weather and environmental exposure thresholds with increased asthma impacts and supported development of the DailyBreath Risk Index algorithm.

Additional Advisors

Andy Weixler, an asthma patient himself, brings more than 15 years of experience directing product marketing, marketing communications, and branding efforts for software (Cloud/SaaS), high-growth technology, Health IT, and financial services businesses.  Andy supports HEALTHeWeather’s market traction activities.

Akram Khan is the President of Pantheon, a Technology Services and Software Development firm headquartered in Arlington, VA. He serves as a technical advisor for HEALTHeWeather and brings 20 years of software development and technology management expertise to the team. Akram is a graduate of the College and William and Mary and the University of Virginia.

Wendra-Kate Klos is a licensed clinical social worker with experience in pediatric oncology, emergency care, and hospice care. Kate understands the downstream impact of weather and environmental factors not only on patient health and wellness, but on the healthcare system at the provider level.  She educates providers, community health specialists, and asthma educators about DailyBreath.

Greg Eoyang is CTO of GrekTek building HealthyWatch, a proactive solution for those with heart conditions. Most recently, in 2012, he founded daVinci.io, a mobile app development company.  Involved in the initial development of the DailyBreath prototype, leveraging its daVinci.io’s Well-Connected mHealth platform, Greg continues to advise on mobile app development and go-to-market issues.