Our Leadership Team
Diverse, Passionate and Resilient.
Co-founder & CEO
Jose holds degree's in both Electrical Engineering
and Physics. Prior to Cura, Jose worked at Intel as
a Technical Account Manager.
Co-founder & COO
Krishna has a degree in Computer Science with a
concentration in Biology. Prior to Cura, Krishna
worked at McGill University as a Software engineer.
Ali Kriegsman is the COO and co-founder of Bulletin, a new retail concept that gives small, women-run merchants access to shelf space in the company’s physical stores. Kriegsman formerly worked in sales at the content marketing startup Contently before starting Bulletin as a side hustle with then-colleague Alana Branston, who is the startup’s CEO. After going through many different iterations of Bulletin and two separate Y Combinator accelerators, Kriegsman and Branston have created a space for female entrepreneurs to sell apparel, accessories, jewelry, and beauty products while creating a feminist, inclusive community centered around its physical stores. The company donates 10% of its profits to Planned Parenthood of NYC, solidifying its feminist cred. In April, the company opened its third permanent retail store in New York City’s Union Square, and Kriegsman hopes to open several more stores in different parts of the country by the end of 2018.
Medical Data Advisor
Dr. Karamchandani is an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Pathology, and is a neuropathologist at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University His clinical specialty is neuropathology and anatomic pathology. His research employs bioinformatics data to identify and to characterize biomarkers relevant to classification and prognosis of brain tumors and neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Karamchandani is the director for the Neuro’s clinical, biospecimen, imaging, genetics repository (CBIGR). His laboratory at the Neuro examines pathologies of both the central nervous system as well as neuromuscular disease. Jason was born in Ottawa, Canada. Jason attended Harvard University, where he received his AB Honors degree
in biochemistry cum laude, Dr. Karamchandani
earned his medical degree at Stanford University
School of Medicine where he was class valedictorian.
A physician, artist, traveler, teacher, and entrepreneur, Ari completed his undergraduate degree in human biology & philosophy at Stanford University, his medical degree at the University of Washington, his residency in Family Practice in Central Pennsylvania, then traveled for several years throughout the USA and around the world as physician, lecturer, and dance instructor, all the while honing his appreciation of the intersection between wellness, medicine, and the Arts, and developing his unique program of 'experiential wellness' that harnesses the power of music, movement, and medicine to achieve wellness, balance, and happiness in life. Also, serves as a faculty member at Singularity University and practiced medicine for several years as a locum tenens physician throughout the USA before truly combining his medical background with his avocational interests in music, the Arts, and social partner dance to create a very innovative and incredibly successful program [using the Arts to] that not only helps his patients to reduce stress, but also to helps his patients to gain a much better sense of wellness, balance , and awareness in their lives and relationships, and in so doing, brings them much closer to finding happiness and joy in their lives.
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