Brenda Schmidt is a Senior Lecturer of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Brenda, MS and MBA, is the founder and CEO of Solera Health. Solera Health was founded in 2015 around Brenda’s belief that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to getting and staying healthy. She founded Solera to change that paradigm, creating a technology platform as the digital front door that matches people to the “best fit” community or digital provider to help them holistically manage their health where they live, work, play, pray and shop. Solera’s network model, combined with performance-based medical claims payments, has transformed a previously chaotic landscape into a consumer marketplace tailored to help people holistically manage their health in their community.
Brenda has received numerous awards, including the MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best MedTech CEO” in 2018, a 2019 finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and being named by Becker’s Hospital Review as a “Woman Health IT Leaders to Know” in 2019. She serves on various boards, including the AZ Bioindustry Association, the StartUpAZ Foundation, Healthcare Executive Group, and the American Diabetes Association Community Board.
Brenda has her undergraduate degree in microbiology from Indiana University, Master’s in immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MBA from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.