Alexandra Drane is an entrepreneur and activist with special interest in supporting caregivers, those with serious advancing illness, and palliative care. She is the co-founder and CEO of Rebel Health and ARCHANGELS and co-founded and led the Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp: HMSY). Alexandra takes an active role with non-profits she feels are doing their best to change the world, including two she co-founded. She sits on Harvard Medical Schools’s Executive Council of the Division of Sleep Medicine, the Leadership Council for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, the Entrepreneurs Council for The United States of Care, and has served as a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart. She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s unsung heroes, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life. In addition to being an inventor with multiple patents, Alexandra serves on the Board of Advisors for MassChallenge HealthTech. She is a Governor-appointed member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and a member of the Health Executive Leadership Network. Alex was named 2019 Healthcare’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year by PR News, one of the Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and one of Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders. She appears on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Healthspottr Future Health 100 lists,
Alex’s background in the healthcare industry made her an ideal candidate to join Prudential Financial in exploring the unique and modern challenges (and opportunities) facing Americans today in a new film series called “The State of US.” She has one hobby outside of her passion for revolutionizing health care, and her love of family and adventure . . . car racing.