CEO and Founder
WEGO Health was created by Jack Barrette, a former Yahoo! executive focused on lifestyles,
health and medicine. At Yahoo!, and throughout his career in healthcare, Jack has seen
millions of people struggle to find credible, useful health information online. WEGO
Health was born as a result of these experiences. Jack lives in Boston with his beloved
wife and terriers. He believes fervently in giving back to the community through his
non-profit work, and also in the health benefits of good wine.
Andrew is a seasoned technologist who focuses on building applications to identify,
connect and engage online Health Activists. His strategy and thoughtful designs are paving
the way to grow the WEGO Health Activist Network and activate the online community through
targeted opportunities developed through complex network analyses. Before joining WEGO
Health, Andrew managed worldwide hosting, web development and digital marketing technology
for PUMA. Andrew is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys boating, cycling, running and tennis.
Director, Sponsor Programs
Kristen is passionate about improving the patient experience, and has been a part of the
WEGO Health team since 2010. In her current role, she oversees client services and leads
the strategy and development for integrated projects. She works to connect leading
pharmaceutical and health companies with WEGO Health’s passionate network of online
patient influencers through implementation of innovative social media marketing
initiatives focused on education and engagement. When she’s not at work, you can find her
cheering on her Clemson Tigers; drinking a big glass of red wine; spending time with
family and friends; and most recently out on the lake with her husband on their new boat!
Business Development Manager
Laurel has been in the digital and social media space for over 15 years, and she
specializes in forming sincere and productive relationships. Everyday at WEGO Health, she
works to create collaborative connections between patient community leaders and healthcare
businesses while continuing WEGO Health’s growth as a caring and informative company.
Laurel spends her free time as an avid runner, boater, cook and mom to her twins.
Chief Strategy Officer
David has spent his career working at the intersection of technology and social change.
Following his wife’s diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer, he became a passionate
advocate for patient empowerment and connected health. As chief strategy officer, David
works to identify new ways for WEGO Health to bring meaningful value to our patient
network, as well as to health care organizations and life sciences companies that can
benefit from patient leaders. David is a Healthbox mentor and has served as an advisor to
Stanford University’s MedicineX conference and the SXSW Healthcare Accelerator. David
lives in Salt Lake City where he can be found skiing, mountain-biking and hiking with his
labrador retriever, Izzy.