CHRISTINA LOPES M.A.: Founder & ceo
Christina Lopes is a co-founder of The One Health Company. Previously, Christina was a Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management and since Cerberus, Christina has been working on deals in the innovation space including Biotech for AIMCO. Christina has served on the Board of International Planned Parenthood for the Western Hemisphere, participated in The United Nations Commission for the Status of Women, and lectured at Columbia University. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in March 2010. This honor is bestowed each year to recognize the most distinguished young leaders nominated below the age of 40 from around the world. Christina was also honored a Rising Talent by the Women’s Forum in 2014. She holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in International and Political Affairs from Columbia University, and Doctoral Coursework in Ethics at Princeton University.
Benjamin Lewis: FOUNDER & Chief operating officer
Benjamin Lewis is an animal health visionary, proud pet parent (whose dog participated in a trial), a clinical trial participant and former Olympic Athlete. Today, Ben is the Co-Founder and COO of The One Health Company, an innovative contract-research organization exclusively utilizing spontaneous disease models in companion animals. Formerly, Ben was the Co-Founder and CEO of 4Vets, the largest B2B distributor of animal health products in Brazil. Ben also represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, where he served as Captain of the K4. Ben studied Bioengineering at Dartmouth College where he was inducted in the Dartmouth Hall of Fame (Wearer of the Green). Ben also studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and Health Care Management at The Wharton School of Business.
Todd Rothenhaus: Chief medical officer
Dr. Rothenhaus joined The One Health Company to help revolutionize medical discovery, recognizing the One Health Platform as the only humane, socially responsible, developmental pathway to establish efficacy prior to human trials. Prior to joining The One Health Company, Dr. Rothenhaus was SVP and Chief Medical Officer at athenahealth, Inc. where he served in a number of leadership roles, launching the company’s data science and research teams, leading the acquisition and integration of athenahealth’s Population Health Management service, and as General Manager of the athenaClinicals the company's second largest service. Prior to joining athenahealth, he was Chief Information Officer of Steward Health Care, the largest community-based health system in New England. Dr. Rothenhaus was Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine as well as an Instructor of Health Informatics at Northeastern University. He graduated with distinction from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane.
Ravi Tolwani, D.V.M., Ph.D.: Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Tolwani is the former President of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and has overseen Rockefeller University’s Comparative Bioscience Center’s (CBC) since 2007. From 1994 to 2007, he served on the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine, where his laboratory focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of brain plasticity. Dr. Tolwani holds a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University, in Alabama. After two years in private practice, treating pets in Nashville, Tennessee, he turned to research, completing a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular pathology and postdoc residency in laboratory animal/comparative medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. For his research, he developed a mouse model to study a common illness in humans associated with an enzyme deficiency in fat metabolism. Dr. Tolwani later earned a master of science in management degree, an M.B.A. equivalent for mid-career professionals, at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ravi is an industry insider pushing animal models into the 21st Century.
Pedro j. carrasco: CHIEF of staff
Pedro brings strong operational and leadership skills to the team. He provides consulting to the CEO and COO in all the business, operations, and legal matters. Prior to joining One Health, Pedro was a Legal Counsel at a top LatAm bank, where he led the implementation of 2 tech projects, led the coaching team on new banking regulations, and was appointed as President of the Bank’s Occupational Safety and Health Committee. Pedro has entrepreneurial and management experience from co-founding and acting as Counsel and Board Member of a real estate company. During his time at law school he also worked at the corporate and IP divisions of two big law firms. Pedro holds a Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, a Business Management International Diploma from TEC de Monterrey, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from The University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Wharton Business and Law Certificate from The Wharton School of Business.
And many more...
The team at The One Health Company includes a number of researchers, vets, scientists, and animal lovers who share one common interest: advancing standards of care for our peers and companion animals.