Independa Announces Former WebMD VP Jennifer Willey as Chief Business Officer

by Parks Associates | May. 8, 2017

SAN DIEGO -- Independa, Inc., the global leader in remote engagement technologies, announced today Jennifer Willey as chief business officer. Willey is responsible for leading strategy, marketing, sales and partnerships for Independa's commercial and consumer business units and will help to further accelerate company growth.

“Bringing Jennifer on board allows Independa to advance our growth nationally and globally as the technology platform of choice for remote engagement and care,” said Kian Saneii, founder, chairman and CEO of Independa. “She shares our mission and passion of addressing not only aging in place, but healthcare challenges at large, and we are delighted to have her on our team.”

Willey has more than 20 years of experience building strategic partnerships across the healthcare industry. She previously served as vice president of consumer strategy and partnerships for WebMD Health Corp. (NYSE: WBMD). Willey is recognized for fostering innovation, driving growth and building long-term relationships vital to a company’s development. She has served in a variety of roles at companies such as Yahoo Inc. (NYSE: YHOO), AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), Sharecare Inc., and Everyday Health. Prior to working in the digital media industry, Willey began her career as a news anchor and reporter at CBS and ABC affiliates in South Carolina and New York.

“Making a difference in the world to improve the lives of others is important to me,” said Willey. “I’m thrilled to be joining Independa where I can leverage my experience along with Independa’s award winning technology to help individuals and providers provide better care, even when they can’t be there. I treasure the opportunity to help providers across the care continuum drive organizational and staff efficiencies, while delivering an enriching, engaging experience for their patients, residents and customers, literally from the hospital to the home.”

Willey has served on the boards of the Consumer Health Products Association and the New York chapter of the Alliance for Women in Media. Willey is passionate about supporting women in the workforce and has founded, led and volunteered at numerous women’s business empowerment networks, such as the WebMD Women’s Network, AOL Women, and CSweetener, an executive mentoring non-profit. She has been a presenter and panelist at a number of industry conferences, such as the Kantar Retail Health and Wellness Forum, the Consumer Health Products Association Executive Conference, ePharma, DTC National, Rent the Runway’s “Project Entrepreneur,” and the Pfizer/Google Health Innovation Forum, as well as the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Willey is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and resides in New Jersey with her husband and two sons.

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