We believe every person deserves a clean bill of health

We see a way to drive better health outcomes faster – by putting you at the center. You are the people, the community leaders, the researchers. Connected. Together. We can change the way research is done—better, faster.

Our Values

Our core values reflect the philosophies and ideas started by a team of leaders, visionaries, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers—people just like you.

Curiosity

Always look for new ways to see a situation, solve a problem, and improve the status quo.

Creativity

Embrace chaos and explore ideas from everyone and everywhere.

Collaboration

Value every person, every partner, and every community.

Communication

Connect through transparency, honesty, and empathy in our daily actions.

Bob Kain + Dawn Barry

Our Leadership

Bob Kain

Chief Executive Officer + Co-Founder

Bob was Illumina’s Chief Engineering Officer and, during his 15-year tenure, helped grow the Company from a 30-person startup to a global genomics leader of 3,000 employees at $1.5 billion in revenue. His team reduced the cost of genome sequencing from $1 million dollars in 2006 to $1,000 in 2015. This innovation enabled new applications for DNA sequencing in myriad areas of human health and well-being. Bob was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2020.

Dawn Barry

President + Co-Founder

Dawn was the VP of Applied Genomics at Illumina and, for twelve years, built pioneering teams from health screening to nutritional security. Dawn highlights one such program, named Understand Your Genome, in her TEDxSanDiego 2016 talk. Today, she serves on the Board of the Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial County, was a Girl Scouts San Diego Cool Women recipient in 2019, and was San Diego Business Journal’s 2017 Business Woman of the Year.

David Lewis

David Lewis

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER + CO-FOUNDER

David Lewis is the former Chief Investment Officer and Co-founder of Ganley Investments LLC, where he helped source and vet attractive investment opportunities across the globe. He’s also the former Global Head of Consumer Staple Equity Research at Citigroup and a former Analyst at Lehman Brothers. David’s leadership at LunaDNA goes well beyond managing investors and finances. He spearheads business growth, builds new relationships with trusted partners, and drives measurable value that impacts prosperity.

Scott Kahn, Ph.D.

Chief Information + Privacy Officer

Scott Kahn is the former Chief Information Officer and Vice President Commercial, Enterprise Informatics at Illumina, and serves on the Board of Directors at Rady’s Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. At LunaDNA, he’s integrating data privacy and security provisions that comply with GDPR, HIPAA, and other policies that keep member data safe, private, and secure.

Scott Kahn
Debora Thompson

Debora Thompson

VP of Strategy + Operations

Debora is the former Director of Strategic Business Operations, Market Strategy and Innovation at Illumina, where she defined integrated requirement and business strategies in clinical and applied markets. At LunaDNA, she’s leading the product development and marketing team’s strategic planning and implementing processes to ensure appropriate integration of cross-divisional efforts.

Dawn Barry

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Founded in 2017, our team, investors, and advisors are renowned in the patient-advocacy, health, and science fields.

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