About Us

We Focus On What We Can Change

We are an agile team of servant leaders bringing our passion and technical talents to build AI platforms and advanced sensor technology to power more human healthcare.

Our CARE Values

Change Agents

We are passionate about transforming the way health care is delivered.

Advocates

We are dedicated to improving the lives of care teams and their patients.

Relationship Builders

We're committed to delivering enterprise class solutions our clients can trust to improve the delivery of care and safety in their facilities.

Entrepreneurs

We are driven by the belief that a culture of ingenuity, grit and determination leads organizations to be their best.
Chakri Toleti Chakri Toleti
Chakri Toleti
Founder & CEO
Founder & CEO
Drew Vaughn Drew Vaughn
Drew Vaughn
Chief client officer
Chief client officer
Parag Gadkari Parag Gadkari
Parag Gadkari
Chief technology officer
Chief technology officer
Kate Palazzolo Kate Palazzolo
Kate Palazzolo
Chief growth officer
Chief growth officer
Mark Crandell Mark Crandell
Mark Crandall
Chief Delivery Officer
Chief Delivery Officer
Mario Garcia Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia
Chief Experience Officer
Chief Experience Officer
Joe Sanantonio Joe Sanantonio
Joe Sanantonio
Vice president engineering
Vice president engineering
Enrique Santiago Enrique Santiago
Enrique Santiago
General Counsel
General Counsel
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Chakri Toleti
Chakri Toleti
Founder & CEO
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Chakri founded care.ai to bring the first and only AI-powered autonomous monitoring platform to healthcare to safeguard patients and improve outcomes.

Prior to founding care.ai, Chakri was the founder and ceo of HealthGrid, an enterprise patient engagement platform designed to connect patients and providers via their smart devices. In 2018, HealthGrid was acquired by Allscripts to integrate HealthGrid’s functionality into their FollowMyHealth platform.

Prior to that, he was a co-founder of Galvanon, a company which first introduced patient self-service kiosk registration, to automate patient check-in and intake processes at hospitals. Galvanon was acquired by NCR in 2005.

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Drew Vaughn
Drew Vaughn
Chief client officer
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Drew brings over a decade of healthcare information technology experience to this role.

Prior to care.ai, Drew served as EVP and GM at HealthGrid, an enterprise mobile patient communication platform, where he was responsible for P&L management, and ownership of all functions of the organization.

Drew’s prior experience includes roles spanning Strategy, Growth, Product, and Operations, ranging from start-up to mid-size healthcare technology companies.

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Parag Gadkari
Parag Gadkari
Chief Technology Officer
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Parag oversees care.ai’s innovative technology assets that power the healthcare industry’s first and only AI autonomous monitoring platform.

Prior to joining care.ai, Parag was Chief Technology Officer at HealthGrid, a mobile-first, enterprise patient engagement solution for providers, designed to promote healthy patient populations while improving the patient experience.

Prior to that, he was the Chief Software Architect at PatientPoint, a company that authors patient education and engagement content for health systems and provider offices throughout the country.

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Kate Palazzolo
Kate Palazzolo
Chief growth officer
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Kate brings vision and energy to optimizing and growing all revenue-generating aspects of care.ai, including sales, partnerships and overall go-to-market strategy.

Building successful businesses through focus, creativity, trusted relationships and execution is something Kate has long been passionate about throughout her 20 years of sales and business development experience.

Kate joins care.ai after a decade-long tenure with the FollowMyHealth platform that was acquired by Allscripts in 2013. What started as a controversial approach to patient portals quickly disrupted the patient engagement market, with Kate as a core member of the leadership team who drove FollowMyHealth from an interesting idea to a solution with more than 2400 clients and 40 million users.

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Joe Sanantonio
Joe Sanantonio
Vice President Engineering
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Joe leads care.ai’s software and hardware engineering team. Joe brings more than 11 years of engineering leadership and experience to care.ai.

Prior to care.ai, Joe led the engineering team at Newyu, a company that provides a subscription-based communications platform offering on-demand services to consumers, to help proactively manage health and safety for individuals treating, caring for, or living with chronic diseases.

As a technology geek at heart, Joe’s passion for engineering is evident by his proven track record of success delivering technical results throughout all phases of his career.

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Enrique Santiago
General Counsel
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Enrique Santiago serves as in-house counsel for care.ai. Prior to joining, he worked as an associate at Locke Lord LLP, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, private equity venture capital transactions, and general corporate work. Previously, he served as in-house counsel to EMC Corporation.

Enrique graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Business Administration before attending law school at Boston University School of Law. He specializes in banking, finance, corporate, and securities law. He has represented both private equity and venture capital funds as well as start-ups, companies in the healthcare, technology and energy ‎spaces as well as other public and private companies.

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Mario Garcia
Mario Garcia
Chief Experience Officer
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A seasoned digital storyteller with extensive experience in multidisciplinary design and usability, Mario is responsible for the development and ongoing management of care.ai’s brand image as well as overseeing the user experience and interface for care.ai products.

Mario previously served as Chief Experience Officer at Savana and fintech startup Nymbus. Prior to that he was Creative Director for HealthGrid (acquired by Allscripts).

Equipped with more than 20 years of experience in online user engagement and experience design, Mario has provided consulting on audience engagement, user experience, and interactive design for more than 300 clients worldwide, including JP Morgan Chase, Epson and Volvo.

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Mark Crandell
Mark Crandell
Chief Delivery Officer
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Mark Crandall brings more than twenty years of Information Technology and Management Consulting experience across Healthcare settings to “connect the dots” between mountains of big data, actionable information, and true outcome improvement for patients through technology. Prior to joining care.ai, Mark served as Chief Information Officer for one of the largest Senior Healthcare Services providers in the United States.

Mark has collaborated with IT resources all over the world to navigate the ever-changing complexities of regulated industries to combine seamless delivery with outstanding business value. Featured in a variety of industry publications as well as an award-winning CIO, Mark embraces technology to lead the innovative charge, enhance quality of care given by tens of thousands of practitioners, and power more human care.

Mark also serves his community on several non-profit Boards and co-founded a nutritional platform for culinary and health professionals. He is a proud father of two daughters and lives in Downtown Orlando.