December 18, 2017
Ovia Health Continues Expansion of Maternity Benefits Solution, Executive Team
BOSTON (Dec. 18, 2017) – Ovia Health, the leading women’s health and technology company innovating the way women navigate their health from preconception through parenthood, today announced that Gabriela Perez Hobson has joined as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Perez Hobson will play a key role in growing the company as it continues to gain significant momentum in the employer space with its comprehensive maternity benefits solution.
For the past two decades, Perez Hobson has founded and built successful healthcare-technology companies. She served as a member of the founding team at Best Doctors, a pioneer in the market of global e-second opinions and five-time winner of Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies in America” and “Most Innovative Companies.” Following Best Doctors, Perez Hobson led the recapitalization of Attune as Chief Growth and Marketing Officer. In 2014, she was recognized by the International Business Awards as Female Executive of the Year. Perez Hobson currently is a partner at NextGen Ventures and sits on the investment board of the Florida Institute for Commercialization of Research and Technology and is an Advisor to Mayo Clinic and numerous health technology companies.
“I’ve spent my career building technology-enabled healthcare companies and see the need — and value — of Ovia Health,” said Gabriela Perez Hobson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Ovia Health. “With the workforce becoming increasingly female and millennial, Ovia Health solves two big problems for employers: rising healthcare costs and the need to recruit and retain top talent. Through extraordinary member engagement — on average, an employee uses Ovia Health every day and 78% of employees enroll in their first trimester — early identification, and proactive intervention, Ovia Health is bridging the gap between the support women and families need and the support they’re currently receiving.”
Since launching in 2012, Ovia Health has helped over 8 million women and families navigate their health with Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy, and Ovia Parenting. Ovia Health partners with employers to provide a maternity benefits solution that supports women from preconception through return-to-work, while also helping to reduce maternity costs, improve care outcomes, and boost retention and satisfaction.
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