Rita Sharma has a strong dedication to improving health by empowering individuals. Early on, she realized that the only viable path for her health was prevention and wellness. She learned from her mother’s struggle with Type 2 Diabetes that a chronic health challenge could truly compromise your quality of life. In the end, Rita’s mother died of kidney failure and her body’s fight against the dialysis treatments. This experience reaffirmed Rita’s commitment to empowering patients and caregivers to manage their health challenges by deeply understanding all their treatment options and connecting to others like themselves—FoundHealth was born, in partnership with like-minded and passionate team members.
As CEO of FoundHealth, Rita Sharma brings years of experience at the nexus of healthcare and technology. Prior to starting FoundHealth, Rita was the Director of Strategic Marketing at LifeScan, a Johnson and Johnson company focused on diabetes. At LifeScan, she was responsible for shifting strategic and product development from simply measurement towards diabetes management, for both consumers and health care professionals. Prior to LifeScan, Rita led Healthcare business development at Handspring (now Palm). Through her work in management roles at healthcare organizations, Rita deeply understands the healthcare system from many key points-of-view. Rita received an MBA, with honors, from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA and a BS in political science from UCLA.