Jessica Zeaske, PhD
Echo Health Ventures
As a partner at Echo Health Ventures, Jessica A. Zeaske, PhD, MBA, identifies and invests in emerging and growth-stage companies for Echo in the tech-enabled services, insurtech, and digital health sectors. She is a seasoned venture capitalist and board leader having worked at independent, corporate, and university funds and written dozens of investment themes over the years. She previously served as Director of Healthcare Investments at GE Ventures and a Principal at Lemhi Ventures, a fund investing in health care services with a focus on market disruption. Prior to joining Lemhi, Jessica worked on forming and spinning out MedTech companies based on university intellectual property at University of Minnesota and Oregon Health & Science University. Jessica began her career writing software for a start-up health care delivery company. She then moved to a merchant bank, Greenspring Advisors, where they launched and invested in data-driven health care start-up companies. Jessica received an undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University, graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health with a Master of Health Science and PhD, and completed her MBA with a focus on Healthcare Administration at Regis University. Jessica currently serves on the Boards of Genome Medical, Heartbeat Health, Wildflower Health, and Avalon Healthcare Solutions, and is a Board Observer at Abacus Insights. She has a breadth of company formation to growth-stage experience across health tech-enabled services companies such as Bind On-Demand Health Insurance, Medication Management Systems, Arcadia.io, and PlanSource. Over the years, Jessica has chaired multiple Audit and Compensation Committees as well as served on Nomination and Financing Committees. Outside of Echo, Jessica serves on the Board of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a non-profit seeking to improve oral health for all, is a trustee for Boston Medical Center's Exceptional Care Without Exception Trust, is an Advisory Board member for Boston Children's Hospital, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Jessica lives in Boston with her husband and three children and enjoys having a kindle full of good books and a passport full of stamps.