Maren is a strategic, results-oriented innovation leader currently focused on addressing the rapidly evolving consumer-driven digital health marketplace. Maren has fostered relationships, spread technologies, and developed tools and training to help Kaiser Permanente meet consumer expectations through innovation and digital health excellence.

Her professional goals are to facilitate and promote the design, development, and distribution of consumer healthcare technologies that are easy to use and which engage, motivate, and encourage individuals to take ownership of their health and well being.



Senior Innovation Business Consultant
Kaiser Permanente
: Oakland (2010 – present)
Discover, screen, showcase, and facilitate adoption of advanced consumer healthcare technologies to maximize patient outcomes and member experience. Technologies include mobile, wearables, 3D printing, virtual agents/AI, robotics, and telemedicine amongst others.

Co-Founder and Program Director
User Centered Health Initiative : San Francisco (2009 – 2012)
Co-founded and led grassroots group of healthcare visionaries to spread patient-focused innovation and technology.

Developed and led highly successful HealthCamp SF Bay annual “un-conference”​ on healthcare innovation: sponsored by Sprint, Cisco, Intel, Health 2.0, Smart Design. Some of our keynote speakers included Todd Park, the second Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Robbie Pearl, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. The event sold out each of the 3 years I ran it.

Global Marketing Communications Manager
Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care, LLC : New York (2006 – 2008)
Global branding and communications project manager for $900M Diabetes Care division with increasing level of responsibility.

Successfully delivered division’s highest profile project: rebranding entire portfolio of global product packaging in over 25 countries. Received accolades and maximum bonus for successfully delivering project on time and budget.

Marketing and Strategy Consultant for Biotech and Pharma
The Amino Group, LLC : New York (2002 – 2006)
Provided branding and communication strategy to life science firms, also produced several start-up pitches. Clients included ImClone Systems, Boston Scientific, JDS Pharmaceuticals, Kent, Renolds & Stuart.

Marketing Communications Coordinator
CareCentric, Inc. : Atlanta (2001 – 2002)
Brand strategy development and execution for home healthcare operations software company; increased brand awareness, improved CRM efficiency for sales staff, and reduced annual department costs by 10%.



Certificate, Change Management
Certificate, User Experience Design
MBA, Marketing
Certificate, Bioscience Industry Graduate Program
BFA, Graphic Design, Marketing minor