Our Vision and Mission

We envision a world where caregiving is valued and supported as fundamental to a healthy society. We have made it our mission to be the trusted source of actionable information on the realities of family caregiving, while delivering relevant solutions to make it easier and more effective.

Caregiving is heading for a crisis: there simply are not enough caregivers to meet a rising need, and current systems intended to support them cannot scale. New reports on the scope of this growing issue — and new products, programs, and services to engage caregivers — are being released every day. But without deep, contextual knowledge about the day-to-day experience of family caregivers, it will be difficult to address the critical challenges that lie just ahead.

Our Vision and Mission

From our beginnings as an innovative pilot project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to our current studies exploring and enabling care ecosystems and caregiver wellbeing, our focus is on providing the quantitative and qualitative data that leads to a meaningful understanding of the complexities of family caregiving.

We hope to spark awareness, strengthen caregivers and their communities, and inform the entrepreneurs, institutions, policymakers and others who impact the lives of family caregivers. We welcome you to Atlas of Caregiving!

Team

Leadership

Rajiv Mehta - CEO & Founder

Rajiv Mehta

CEO | Founder

Rajiv designed and conducted the Atlas of Caregiving Pilot Study, serving as its Principal Investigator. Founder of Bhageera Inc., Rajiv spent more than a decade developing solutions for consumer health and wellbeing. Prior to Bhageera, he held roles managing new product strategy with companies including Apple and Adobe, building upon his work as a research scientist with NASA. Rajiv holds an MBA from Columbia, MS from Stanford, and BSE from Princeton. He sits on the board of Family Caregiver Alliance.

Susan E. Williams

Communications

Susan E. Williams is an anthropologist and digital health consultant who supports non-profit, academic and startup efforts to help people achieve their full potential in health and wellness. She's an active member of the Quantified Self community and convenes an inter-professional network of health and technology thought leaders in Los Angeles. Susan received her BA in Anthropology from Columbia University and her MA in East Asian Cultural Studies from New York University.

Board of Directors

  • Kathy Kelly, Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

    Kathy Kelly

    Executive Director, Family Caregiver Alliance

    Kathy Kelly has led FCA from a grassroots program to a national organization providing leadership on supporting family caregivers with best practice interventions, public policy, state system development, and leading edge research. She oversees programs including the Bay Area Caregiver Resource Center, National Center on Caregiving, and the recently launched CareJourney, an online caregiver portal for healthcare and social service systems. She was recently recognized as a 2016 Influencer on Aging by PBS affiliate NextAvenue.

  • Bill Portelli, Managing Director, CEO Quest

    Bill Portelli

    Managing Director, CEO Quest

    Bill holds CEO Advisory and Board positions for companies in enterprise application and infrastructure markets, assisting in the creation of breakout products, business strategies, and high impact teams. He has cofounded and led startups including CollabNet and CCT, and held executive roles at Cadence, responsible for driving rapid revenue growth. Rewarded for his leadership in internet and open source, Bill was awarded the Davos Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum.

Advisors

  • Susannah Fox, Former CTO of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Susannah Fox

    Former CTO of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Susannah Fox recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she created opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation across the Department’s 27 divisions and 80,000+ employees. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Susannah served as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and advised organizations like the Collaborative Chronic Care Network as they work to improve care delivery by including people living with IBD, diabetes, and cystic fibrosis on their innovation teams. From 2000-14, Susannah was an Associate Director of the Internet Project at the Pew Research Center where she helped quantify and explain the social impact of the internet. In the 1990s, when dinosaurs roamed the internet, Susannah was the editor of USNews.com and part of the startup phase of RealNetworks. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.

  • Carol Levine, United Hospital Fund

    Carol Levine

    United Hospital Fund

  • Dawn Nafus, Intel Labs

    Dawn Nafus

    Intel Labs

  • Roni Zeiger MD, Smart Patients

    Roni Zeiger MD

    Smart Patients

Partners and Supporters

We are grateful for the support of our funders, partners, and supporters – without them, we would not be able to continue the work of Atlas of Caregiving.

Funders

Supporters

Partners