Oculus Forum 2021 Cohort

Kristin Torres Mowat

Kristin is an experienced leader in scaling healthcare and technology businesses.  She enjoys a successful track record developing and implementing growth strategies in Fortune 500 and high growth startup environments.  She excels at inspiring teams to address complex problems, creating and managing alliances, business development and developing talent across business functions.

Kristin is an investor and advisor in the healthcare services and technology spaces.  She most recently served as SVP Corporate Development for Castlight Health.  She built and managed the portfolio of medical, pharmacy, dental, and behavioral health plan relationships along with the data operations capabilities.  Previously, Kristin was vice president at DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500 and one of the largest global healthcare services providers. She was responsible for corporate strategy, started and ran Falcon EHR (electronic health record business), and recruiting for the Redwoods Leadership Development Program.

Kristin grew up in Mexico City, is natively bilingual, and is a dual Mexican – American citizen.  She earned her bachelors in international relations and minor in human biology from Stanford University.  After a consulting career at Bain & Co. and The Bridgespan Group, Kristin worked at Chiron Corporation before returning to Stanford to earn her MBA and JD.  She serves as a Director on the board of Women’s Health USA, a leading business partner to women’s healthcare providers.  Kristin brings her experience in strategy, corporate development, acquisitions, integrations, and business development across healthcare services and technology sectors to every team with which she works.


Basak Ertan

Basak is the Chief Revenue Officer for Radiology Partners (El Segundo, CA) and has been an operational finance and strategy executive for over 20 years within the healthcare services space.  DaVita, Inc and Radiology Partners have both been significant platforms that have expanded her intuition around what it takes to wrap a culture of dignity around a rapidly scaling business model.  She is respected for her ability to drive large complex initiatives that deliver significant business outcomes within abbreviated execution windows.   Her ability to recruit and develop talent by placing them in the right positions, allowing them the freedom to execute, and providing effective feedback and coaching has been a hallmark of her success.



Ruth Shaber, MD

Ruth is the founder and president of the Tara Health Foundation in San Francisco, CA, which promotes health, well-being and opportunity for women and girls through innovative evidence-informed programs.  She is also the co-founder and board chair of Rhia Ventures, a group of foundations and investors that collaborate to bring new types of capital and enterprise to the field of reproductive health in the United States.

Ruth had a robust career as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Kaiser Permanente from 1990 – 2012. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she held many leadership positions including Director of Women’s Health, founder of the Women’s Health Research Institute and the Medical Director at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute.


Tina Lai Liedtky

Tina resides in San Diego, CA and is the President of the Clinical Diagnostics Division of Thermo Fisher Scientific.  She graduated from Princeton and went on to get her MBA from Harvard. She worked at several multi-national medical device companies in various commercial leadership roles. She also has experience with small-cap medical device companies in the endovascular space.  She made a strong shift from medical device to point of care diagnostics by taking a leadership role at Alere (acquired byAbbott Laboratories) where she held progressive roles for five years moving from Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development for its largest business unit to General Manager, US HCP with P&L responsibility for $850MM business within the Abbott Diabetes Care portfolio growing the business at 40% year over year in 2020.  Tina is a board member of the Harvard Business School Alumni Club of San Diego, serves on the board of BioSurplus Inc., was an advisory board member of the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, which focuses on childhood cancer; and founded Social Capital Philanthropists, an organization supporting grassroots philanthropy.