Discussion Leader

Sharing insights, inspiring change

Alexandra Drane

Co-Founder and CEO ARCHANGELS; Cashier-on-leave, Walmart

Alexandra is the co-founder of ARCHANGELS, Engage with Grace, Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp – ticker: HMSY), and three other companies (all boot-strapped).  As a serial entrepreneur, she also works part time as a cashier at Walmart.  She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s unsung heroes, and that a bad death is a con.  She takes an active role with the non-profits she feels are doing their best to change the world, including two she co-founded. She sits on the Board of Advisors of TEDMED, the Harvard Executive Sleep Council, and is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Teaching Hospital. She is a Governor appointed member of the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), and part of the Health Executive Leadership Network. Alex was named one of Disruptive Women in Health Care’s Women to Watch in 2014, and one of Boston Globe’s 2013 Top 100 Women Leaders. She appears on Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” and Healthspottr Future Health 100 lists, as well as an inventor on multiple patents.  She has few hobbies outside of her passion for revolutionizing health care, and her love of family and adventure.