by Stephani Simmons
October 10, 2018
Giovanni Colella, MD
CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Giovanni Colella is the CEO and co-founder of OODA Health. Colella drives OODA’s mission of transforming healthcare administration by enabling collaborative, real-time interactions between providers, payers, and members.
Before OODA, Colella co-founded Castlight Health in 2008 with Todd Park and served as CEO of the company until 2017. Before co-founding Castlight, Colella was founder, president, and CEO of RelayHealth (acquired by McKesson in 2006), a pioneering healthcare company that provides secure digital communications to connect doctors with their patients.
Colella has also served in senior roles at Sapient and SAI and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Before beginning his business career, he practiced medicine in Manhattan and is a board-certified psychiatrist.
Colella graduated with an MD from the Universita Degli Studi di Milano in Italy. He completed his fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School.