Our team is crafting a better future for primary care

Our Leadership Team

Each of us is here to help practices and physicians succeed.
We respect that our work sits at the center of the physician-patient relationship. The community at Elation Health embraces the challenge of setting a higher standard for health technology.

Kyna Fong
Kyna Fong, PhD
Kyna Fong, PhD

Co-Founder &
Chief Executive Officer

Kyna Fong, PhD

Guiding the organization as a passionate leader for independent primary care. Primary care practice office manager. Stanford economics professor, focusing on game theory and healthcare. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy at UC Berkeley and UCSF. AB applied math, MS computer science, Harvard; PhD economics, Stanford GSB at age 23.

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Conan Fong
Conan Fong, MHS
Conan Fong, MHS

Co-Founder &
Chief Experience Officer

Conan Fong, MHS

Driving direction for the overall experience of our customers. Deep expertise in front-line physician practice workflows and operations. Consultant, Courtyard Group, healthcare technology practice. BS microbiology and immunology, McGill University; MHS in health finance management, Johns Hopkins University.

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Pratik Savai, MS, MBA
Pratik Savai, MS, MBA

Chief Technology Officer

Pratik Savai, MS, MBA

SaaS technology leader responsible for leading Elation’s product and engineering teams with experience building product development teams globally and architecting platforms that support multiple products used by millions of users. Previously EVP Engineering at Cornerstone. MS from USC and MBA from UCLA.

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Sarah Kasten
Sarah Kasten
Sarah Kasten

Chief People Officer

Sarah Kasten

Kasten is a dynamic senior human resource executive with extensive background and experience directing startups and international HR operations as well as leading change management, organizational design, employee engagement, diversity, equality and inclusion, talent acquisition, and more. Previously the head of human resources for Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan Professional, Sarah directed the overall HR function for a $300+ million organization, supporting 5,000+ full- and part-time global employees, proving success in driving performance, generating significant cost savings, and consistently exceeding strategic business goals.

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Lennart Lepner
Lennart Lepner

Chief Finance Officer

Lennart Lepner

Before joining Elation Health, Lennart spent 9+ years at cloud commerce platform company, AppDirect, in various finance leadership positions. At AppDirect, he helped the company to scale from few customers, two dozen employees and less than million in revenues to thousands of customers, 900 employees and hundreds of millions in revenues. Prior to AppDirect, Lennart worked in New York as an investment banker advising financial service corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financing transactions. Lennart holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in economics and psychology from Amherst College. In his spare time, Lennart is an avid cyclist and tennis player and enjoys exploring the greater Bay Area with his wife, Emily, and their baby boy Stellan.

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Blake Wolff
Blake Wolff
Blake Wolff

Head of Customers

Blake Wolff

Blake is a fanatical Customer leader and accomplished high-growth SaaS executive. Elation is Blake’s sixth high growth company. Prior to joining Elation, Blake led post-sales and partnership organizations at Salesloft and ServiceMax. Blake also successfully founded and grew two service-focused companies serving high tech and SaaS organizations. Blake has an undergraduate degree from University of Texas and a MBA from Emory University.

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Ryo Kawaoka
Ryo Kawaoka
Ryo Kawaoka

VP, Product Operations

Ryo Kawaoka

Previously with Location Labs by Avast, where he started as an engineer and advanced to serve as VP of Product and Operations across 13 years. BS degree in molecular biology (immunology) from University of California, Berkeley.

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Sara J Pastoor
Sara J. Pastoor, MD, MHA
Sara J. Pastoor, MD, MHA

Director of Primary Care Advancement

Sara J. Pastoor, MD, MHA

Elation’s leader in primary care advocacy. Board certified and clinically active family medicine physician. Experienced primary care innovator in military medicine, academic medicine, private practice, and employer-sponsored delivery models. Accomplished primary care champion and leader in patient-centered workflow, EHR optimization, and health system transformation. MD, Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences; MHA Trinity University.

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Our Investors and Advisors

Prominent advisors from Kapor Capital, IDEO, Threshold Ventures (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), and other leading organizations share our dedication to better lives for the people working in primary care, and how that translates to a better healthcare system for us all. 

Al Ko
Al Ko
Al Ko

CEO of Early Warning

Al Ko

CEO of Early Warning, the fintech firm behind the Zelle banking network. Prior to Early Warning, Ko served as Chief Transformation Officer at Intuit, where he drove the company’s operating cadence and oversaw cross-company change initiatives. He was previously a management consultant at both the Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey. He holds a bachelor’s (B.A.) in History and International Studies from Yale University, and a juris doctorate (J.D.) from Harvard Law School.

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