Meet the Virtual Mentor co-founders and team and learn about our history
Tiffany Lundeen is a certified nurse-midwife. She conceived of the Virtual Mentor and is CEO of Virtual Mentor Health.
Dilys Walker is an obstetrician-gynecologist and professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She directs the Global Maternal Newborn Child Health Research Group at UCSF. She is Co-Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Mentor Health.
Anthony Wanyoro is an obstetrician-gynecologist and professor at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. He is Co-Chief Medical Officer of Virtual Mentor Health.
Hannah Park is deputy director Global Maternal Newborn Child Health Research Group at UCSF. She is CFO of Virtual Mentor Health.
Virtual Mentor wouldn’t exist without the input of frontline nurses and midwives!
In 2017, Tiffany conceived of Virtual Mentor while reviewing how to use an automated external defibrillator. She invited Anthony, Dilys, and Hannah to join her in a pitch to Saving Lives @ Birth (SL@B) Development XChange. Virtual Mentor won a SLAB seed grant that year to pursue a proof of concept and focus on treatment of postpartum hemorrhage.
In 2018 Virtual Mentor was a finalist for the Johnson & Johnson Gen H Prize and received generous funding to build and test a prototype. In 2019 we leveraged the SL@B funds to complete scoping and design activities in Kenya.
In early 2020 we tested Virtual Mentor with 16 nurses and midwives in Kenya, and have continued to iterate the tool based on their user feedback.