Deepa Prasad currently serves as a managing director at WestRiver Group (WRG), where she leverages her more than 20 years of investing and operating experience to focus on investments in healthcare innovation across biotech and digital health and artificial intelligence. Prior to WRG, Ms. Prasad served as chief of staff at Blue Shield, regional vice president and general manager for Optum, head of managed care at the California Hospital Association, and Coherus Biosciences (CHRS) where she led financial strategy and business development. She began her career in investment banking working with biotech and pharma companies on private placements and buyside and sellside mergers and acquisitions. She currently serves on the Grant Funding Committee for UC Davis and as a charter member for TiE, a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Ms. Prasad earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of California, Berkeley and her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with emphasis in finance and health industry management.