Dr Jennifer Schneider is the chief executive officer of Homeward, an organization focused on improving access to high-quality, affordable comprehensive care in rural communities. Having grown up in the small town of Winona, Minnesota, and being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a young age, she experienced first-hand the lack of primary and specialty care that millions of families across rural America deal with every day. This fueled her passion to create a new approach to comprehensive, value-based care in rural America.
Previously, Dr Schneider served as the chief medical officer and president of Livongo. While there, her team led the company through the largest consumer digital health Initial Public Offering in history and the industry’s largest merger ever between Livongo and Teladoc Health, valuing Livongo at $18.5 billion and beginning a new era of consumer centric virtual care. She also served as chief medical officer of Castlight Health.
Dr Schneider has been honored by Modern Healthcare as one of the “50 Most Influential Clinical Executives” and by Fierce Healthcare as a “Woman of Influence” for her work empowering women and modeling diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Dr Schneider is also on the boards of the Health Assurance Acquisition Corp, Revolution Health Acquisition Corp, Cityblock, Sword, and Jasper.
Dr Schneider completed her bachelor's degree in biology at the College of the Holy Cross. She went on to get her MD at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her master’s degree in Health Services Research at Stanford University.