Building Bridges to Racial Unity

Scheduled for: September 14th, 2021, 12:00 pm PT / Category: Interviews

How digital connection and engagement can impact racial equity and build stronger communities.

Michael O’Neil is the Founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. He is an active leader in the healthcare, entrepreneurial, and non-profit communities, including Graybridge, a non-profit he launched in 2020 alongside ten families. Graybridge, a non-profit, non-partisan, inclusive organization focuses on improving racial unity through human connection. Graybridge seeks to address deeply rooted racial stereotypes and intolerance through an interactive journey of discovery, connection, and impact to educate and empower people to improve racial equity and justice. Michael is also a cancer survivor and the founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork, a leading global digital health company that offers interactive patient engagement solutions. For more than 20 years, Michael has focused on bridging care gaps to create a seamless experience for patients and their families.

Michael’s work with both GetWellNetwork and Graybridge focuses on fostering connections and engagement to provide experiences that are inclusive and equitable, whether it is providing a patient with the tools to be more active in their healthcare or helping move the world forward down a conscious path toward racial unity. In 2019, Michael was named an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow and received The Global Good Fund’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Georgetown Entrepreneurial Alliance’s Social Impact award. He serves as Chairman of the Board for PerfectServe, a private equity-backed clinical communications company and has previously served on the boards of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the DAISY Foundation.