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Ross Mason

Founder - HINRI


Ross is the former Chairman of the Department of Community Health Board - the 3rd largest health plan in the United States with a $11.2 billion annual budget and 660,000 covered lives. He is the former Chairman of the Metro Atlanta United Way’s Health Access Board and former Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Georgia Regents University. He is the current Chairman of the Commercialization Advisory Board for the Rick Hansen Institute and serves on the Board of Trustees for Georgia Tech. He has also served on Emory University’s Healthcare Advisory Board and as a Senior Fellow at the Georgia Public Policy Foundation - a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Georgians through public policies that enhance economic opportunity and freedom. Ross holds a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and a masters of business administration in finance from The Wharton School. Prior to his accident in 2007, Ross was actively involved in triathlons, wreck, cave, and ice diving, surfing, rock and ice climbing, and was a NASCAR certified driver. He lived and worked in San Francisco from 1999 to 2004 where he started and sold a healthcare software company. He also worked for Volkswagen’s Healthcare Venture Accelerator Fund in Germany, was an Associate in Private Banking at Morgan Stanley, and created a real estate investment and development company in Moscow, Russia that he owned and operated for 12 years. Today, Ross runs a venture philanthropy called HINRI ('henry') that focuses on solving today's most difficult healthcare challenges. HINRI partners with leading healthcare innovators to serve the indigent and uninsured, wounded warriors and their families, autistic children and victims of sex trafficking. Please visit hinri.org to learn more.