The Wana Story
Wana was built by a team of people who live with chronic and invisible conditions and understand what our community members are going through. Our founders met by chance and connected over their shared health stories: mysterious symptoms, frustrating misdiagnoses, and a sense of isolation. As they bonded over their symptoms, shared advice about treatments, and supported each other in finding answers, their health challenges became a lot less overwhelming. They got better, together.
Wana is a community that fosters hope, direction, and healing for people with chronic and invisible health conditions. The community enables users to connect, learn and discover while empowering them to feel better, together.
Meet the Team
Co-Founder + CEO
After being misdiagnosed for 4 years across 30 practitioners, he finally received his answer: Lyme disease. He has since left the trading desk to dedicate his life to getting smart on chronic conditions and helping others do the same.
Co-Founder + Head Visionary
Early in her health journey, Nicole decided that no one facing chronic illness should ever have to feel alone again. Since then, she's dedicated herself to that mission. She believes at her core that a centralized place for support, guidance, and information can have the greatest impact on the chronic illness community.
Chief Technology Officer
He has over 10 years of experience building iOS, Android, web, and TV applications, having spent the last 6 years at healthcare startups. He is passionate about using data to help users find answers to their health questions.
Director, Strategy + People
A consultant by trade, he has worked in both small and large healthcare systems. Billy thrives at increasing productivity and brand awareness at any organization. He is passionate about patient outcomes, and integrative medicine.
She has built and managed several pipelines across healthcare non-profits. Her first-hand understanding of chronic illness has allowed her to cultivate online and offline communities for those in need of support.
Meet the Experts
Michelle L. Shuffett, MD
VP, Scientific Research
Columbia Care Everyday Health
Editor in Chief
HealthiNation Everyday Health
Robin Foroutan, MS, RDN
Academy Of Nutrition and Dietetics
Erica Matluck, ND FNP
One Medical Group
Justin Laube, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine