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What We Do

The Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship is an annual mentoring program that provides health industry entrepreneurs with business and leadership guidance as they seek to drive impact. The Mentorship was created in honor of its namesake, Tom Main. Among his many professional roles, including Founder and Leader of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center, Tom was a passionate mentor — to entrepreneurs leading new startups, well-established executives, and anyone in between. The Mentorship models Tom’s innate character and desire to support those who sought to transform the health industry in pursuit of better health and optimal value. Through the Mentorship, we aspire to carry on Tom’s mission to support those with vision, passion, and determination in transforming the health industry.

How It Works

We kick off the selection process by asking our nominating committee to nominate a mission-oriented CEO of a high-potential start-up.
We ask each nominee to share their story and ambitions for impact. After extensive review, discussion, and deliberation, our internal selection committee determines three finalists who move onto the final Pitch Day.
Pitch Day
On Pitch Day, a panel of judges comprised of Oliver Wyman Partners and OWHIC Community members come together to declare a winner.
A dedicated duo of senior mentors from our Health and Life Sciences practice supports the mentee by addressing business challenges, as well as navigating the dynamics of effective leadership.

Nominating Committee

andreessen horowitz
echo health ventures
general catalyst
health catalyst capital
HC9 Ventures
lrv health
Stand Together Venture Labs
ucsf rosenman institute

Hear From Our Past Mentees

Anna De Paula Hanika, Co-founder and CEO of Uno Health was the recipient of the 2023 Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship. Uno matches low-income seniors to non-clinical services that meet their needs outside the doctor’s office, reducing their chances of ending up in hospital, and generating millions in revenue and savings for Medicare customers. 

Jeff Wessler, MD, CEO and founder of Heartbeat Health was named the recipient of the 2022 Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship. Heartbeat Health is a New York-based company that delivers virtual-first cardiology services. In this podcast, Jeff discussed how telehealth is no longer just for primary care services.

Corbin Petro, former CEO and Co-founder of Eleanor Health, and 2021 winner of the Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship, shares how her experience has impacted the organization’s growth. Prior to working at Eleanor Health, Corbin also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Benevera Health and Chief Operating Officer of the Massachusetts Department of Medicaid, among other experiences.

Lisa Alderson, former CEO and Co-founder of Genome Medical was the 2020 recipient of the Tom Main Health Innovation Mentorship. Genome Medical operate as a virtual medical practice, powered by a digital health platform. Genome Medical expands the impact of precision medicine by partnering with healthcare providers, health plans, employers, labs and biopharma.