Chronic disease management transformation led by a world-class team

We believe and care deeply about what we do. Improving the health and well-being of others is important and meaningful work.

Our Values

Founded in 2020 and headquartered in North Carolina, we’re a passionate group deeply invested in improving the health and well-being of everyone living with complex chronic diseases.


We Are Driven To Transform
Health Care


We Lead With Integrity And


We See The Possibilities


We Build Confidence Through Support And Accountability


We Believe Diversity
Makes Us Stronger

Zeal (noun): great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective; a group of zebras

Our Team

We are visionary physicians, entrepreneurs, researchers, and industry leaders known for leading notable shifts in health care.

Ralph Snyderman, MD

Founder and Board Chair

  • former Duke University Health System founding CEO and chancellor for Health Affairs, Duke University
  • Duke Center for Personalized
    Health Care executive director
  • former Genentech executive
  • P&G, CareDx, Press Ganey, and PPD board member

Maureen O’Connor

President, CEO, and Board Member

  • former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina senior executive
  • former Whiterabbit.ai president
  • former Mosaic Health Solutions (now Echo Health Ventures) founder and president
  • APIE Therapeutics, FastMed, and Roobrik board member

Connor Drake, PhD

Co-founder, Research

  • Duke Center for Personalized Health Care research fellow
  • Duke University School of Medicine Department of Population Health Sciences faculty member
  • Health services researcher and implementation scientist

Cassie Wallace

Business Development and
Business Operation

  • former Acclivity Health executive
  • Fieldstone Perspectives founder and president
  • former Echo Health Ventures principal

Ginny Leavitt

Coaching Operations

  • Setpoint Wellness founder
  • former Vida Health coach manager and virtual health coach
  • Certified Health Coach, Weight Management Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and CDC NDPP Lifestyle Coach

Board Members

Steve Nelson

Founding Board Member

  • former Wakefield Group (VC) managing partner
  • Carbon, Inc co-founder 
  • former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina chairman

Christopher O'Connor, MD, MACC

Board Member

  • Inova Heart and Vascular Institute president

  • former Division of Cardiology chief and Duke Heart Center director

Marcus Osborne

Board Member

  • former Walmart Health senior vice president
  • former Walmart Health vice president of payer relations