Andrea Bloom, MBA
Founder and CEO
Andrea is a seasoned executive bringing over 20 years of business experience to ConnectWell, including 15 years in the healthcare industry in various product development, marketing, international, business development and consulting roles. She transferred her broad healthcare experience to found, lead and build the ConnectWell offering and organization. She is a sought out innovator in corporate wellness and has spoken at the Wellness Rewards Congress, NCHRA Total Rewards Conference, HR West and Data Driven HR, Haas Healthcare and WIL Conferences, and Stanford and UC Berkeley business schools.
Andrea has worked for leading healthcare companies (Johnson & Johnson, Becton Dickinson, Roche), medical device start-ups (Metrika, iCare, Calibra Medical) and health-related non-profits (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, Diabetic Youth Foundation, Playworks, Wellness City Challenge and Institute for Responsible Nutrition). Andrea spent five years in the international division of Johnson & Johnson, where she gained global healthcare experience. She also understands healthcare reimbursement involving payers, providers and government policies from her work devising pathways for reimbursement and market acceptance for new medical devices. In 2008, Andrea affiliated with Institute for the Future, a leading think tank in Palo Alto, California. As part of their Health Horizons practice area, she is an active contributor to their research on the future of health and healthcare.
Andrea is a native of the Bay Area where she has been an active advocate in her community for health and wellness. She served on the Lifetime Planning Committee of the Pleasanton Unified School District and helped push forward with Wellness Administrative Regulations that were adopted by the school board to create a healthier food, activity and balance environment for the 15,000 students in the school system. Andrea is a 2020 task force member of the American Heart Association to engage the Greater Bay Area community to improve by 20 percent the cardiovascular health of Americans by 2020. In Andrea’s everyday life, she makes a difference whether it is helping introduce healthier snacks for her kids’ sports teams or starting a co-ed softball team for adults to experience the joy of sports and help balance their lives.
Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Berkeley with departmental honors, high distinction in general scholarship and Phi Beta Kappa and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.