Castlight founders

Healthcare is deeply personal. For me, it began at a young age growing up in Italy where I saw the impact of my mother’s Buddhist work on the lives of others. My formative experiences were part of the reason I went into medicine and practiced psychiatry. While practicing medicine, my patients were my life, my family, my everything.

Yet throughout my experience, it became quite apparent that the system is imperfect. I have seen too many people suffer because they lack the information that would allow them to access the best care at the moment they need it most. This is not fair, in America, we have the best-trained doctors in the world and people deserve nothing but the best care. Yet simply finding the right care with the right provider seems to require a certain level of expertise itself.

That was the reason Todd Park, Bryan Roberts, and I co-founded Castlight: to solve the challenge of healthcare navigation for Americans. I went on to serve as CEO for many years, and I’m extremely proud of the company Castlight has become today.

—Giovanni Colella, MD

Giovanni Colella, MD Co-Founder and Member, Advisory Board

Giovanni is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Before OODA, he co-founded Castlight Health in 2008 with Todd Park and served as CEO of the company until 2017. Before co-founding Castlight, Giovanni was founder, president, and CEO of RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson in 2006), a pioneering healthcare company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors with their patients.

Giovanni has also served in senior roles at Sapient and SAI and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Before beginning his business career, he practiced medicine in Manhattan and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Giovanni graduated with an MD from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He completed his fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Todd Park Co-Founder

Giovanni is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Before OODA, he co-founded Castlight Health in 2008 with Todd Park and served as CEO of the company until 2017. Before co-founding Castlight, Giovanni was founder, president, and CEO of RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson in 2006), a pioneering healthcare company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors with their patients.

Giovanni has also served in senior roles at Sapient and SAI and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Before beginning his business career, he practiced medicine in Manhattan and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Giovanni graduated with an MD from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He completed his fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Bryan Roberts Co-Founder and Chairman

Giovanni is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Before OODA, he co-founded Castlight Health in 2008 with Todd Park and served as CEO of the company until 2017. Before co-founding Castlight, Giovanni was founder, president, and CEO of RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson in 2006), a pioneering healthcare company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors with their patients.

Giovanni has also served in senior roles at Sapient and SAI and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Before beginning his business career, he practiced medicine in Manhattan and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Giovanni graduated with an MD from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He completed his fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Giovanni is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of OODA Health. Before OODA, he co-founded Castlight Health in 2008 with Todd Park and served as CEO of the company until 2017. Before co-founding Castlight, Giovanni was founder, president, and CEO of RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson in 2006), a pioneering healthcare company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors with their patients.

Giovanni has also served in senior roles at Sapient and SAI and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Before beginning his business career, he practiced medicine in Manhattan and is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Giovanni graduated with an MD from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He completed his fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Todd Park co-founded Castlight Health and played a critical role on the early team in developing the company's mission, culture and initial business model. Prior to Castlight, Todd co-founded athenahealth and co-led its development into a leading software & service partner to physicians & health systems. Todd departed Castlight to become the first Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and later served as Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Todd is currently Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Devoted Health, a company focused on dramatically improving health care for seniors by taking care of everyone like they are family.

Bryan Roberts co-founded Castlight in 2008 and has served as a director since that time. He previously served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors from 2010 until April 2017. Dr. Roberts joined Venrock, a venture capital firm, in 1997, where he currently serves as a Partner. Dr. Roberts currently serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of Achaogen, Inc. and as a director of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vitae Pharmaceuticals and Zeltiq Aethetics, Inc. as well as several private companies. Dr. Roberts previously served on the board of directors of athenahealth, Inc. from 1999 to 2009, XenoPort, Inc. from 2000 to 2007 and Sirna Therapeutics, Inc. from 2003 to 2007. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Roberts worked in the corporate finance department of Kidder, Peabody & Co., a brokerage company. Dr. Roberts received a B.A. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University.

Castlight history

2008

Transition to consumer-driven healthcare Castlight transformed the healthcare industry by introducing price and quality transparency tools.

2013

Guiding employees on their healthcare journey Building upon transparency, Castlight’s Care Guidance platform launched, steering employees to the right care, while driving cost savings for employers.

2013

Reshaping employer wellness Capitalizing on employee benefits complexity, and the growing digital health ecosystem, Jiff releases a holistic Wellbeing Platform and Engagement Hub for employers.

2014

Making it personal Driven to connect users to the right care, at the right time, Castlight launches its Personalization Engine – tailoring care recommendations and outreach.

2017

Looking to the future Castlight acquires Jiff, combining Jiff’s Wellbeing Platform and Engagement Hub with Castlight’s Care Guidance platform.

2018

Expansion to health plans Engage, Castlight’s comprehensive health plan solution, is brought to market, providing a single health and wellness hub to health plan members.

2018

Bringing it all together Castlight launches the first comprehensive health navigation platform, Castlight Complete.

2019

Adding a human touch To meet users wherever they are in their healthcare journey, Castlight launched Care Guides for a holistic experience that complements digital navigation with empathic human guides.