Co-Founder, General Counsel & Business Affairs
Misha is a graduate of the University of Miami where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries and Minors in Business Law and Psychology. Thereafter, she received her Juris Doctorate with an Intellectual Property Concentration from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. She was admitted to practice law in New York and subsequently in Florida. Her post-graduate professional experience includes working in Business Affairs at Bertelsmann Music Group (which subsequently merged with Sony) and later, litigating cases as a trial attorney in New York’s Supreme and Appellate Courts. Misha serves as Chairperson and counsel for the G. Kennedy Foundation, a startup non-profit organization whose mission is to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education to underprivileged and at-risk students in South Florida. As General Counsel and head of Business Affairs for HealthSnap, Misha looks applies her skills and experience both as an attorney and as an entrepreneur to the business to positively impact the current state of healthcare in America.
Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Smith joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 2007, and is currently the chair of the undergraduate exercise physiology program and the director of the graduate program in nutrition and human performance. Dr. Smith attended the University of Florida and earned a MS degree in Exercise Physiology and continued on towards his PhD where he won the Lee and McCachren Doctoral Student Scholarship. In graduate school, Dr. Smith’s research was focused on aging and skeletal muscle; he also performed research using an in vitro heart model to study ischemia-reperfusion induced myocardial injury and oxidative stress. His Master’s Thesis, “Alterations of contractile force and mass in the senescent diaphragm with beta-2 agonist treatment,” was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Dr. Smith transferred to University of Miami in order to concentrate his research interests on geriatric exercise physiology and physical vulnerability in seniors using a more applied approach. Through research, Dr. Smith was dedicated toward the betterment of muscle testing in the elderly and exploration of new exercise strategies specifically designed to combat age-associated functional decline. In this regard, Wes has developed a cost-effective, easy to use field test, which can quantify lower body muscle power in seniors. This data was presented at the 2007 American Geriatric Society conference was published in Clinical Interventions in Aging. Dr. Smith used the research as his dissertation and completed his doctoral degree at the University of Miami where he was the two-time winner of the Exercise and Sports Science Department’s Outstanding Doctoral Student award. After being hired as a Clinical Assistant Professor, he concentrated his efforts on converting the exercise physiology program to a more applied academic model for pre-medical students and fostered a rapidly growing graduate program in nutrition.
Co-Founder, VP Product & Design
Chase Preston graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Miami in 2014 with a B.S in Exercise Physiology where he earned the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award in Exercise Physiology. He continued his education at the University of Miami on an advanced track to receive his M.S in Exercise Physiology with a focus in Nutrition and Human Performance in 2015. Chase managed the Guardrails Prevention Initiative as an undergraduate and graduate student where he played a pivotal role in the development of HealthSnap’s core algorithm. Chase currently leads HealthSnap’s product development, UI/UX, and technology roadmap.
Yenvy Truong is a graduate of the University of Miami where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering, followed by a Master’s in Business with emphasis in Global Technology Management. She has worked with large-scale corporations, such as Ivax Pharmaceuticals, as well as medical diagnostics start-ups and has helped grow the companies from an early conceptual stage to profitable. Her professional background includes positions as an analytical chemist, sales representative, sales and marketing director and chief operating officer. Yenvy has over 15 years of business experience in the anti-aging, nutrition and integrative medical industry, diagnostic lab testing, and medicinal herbal supplements where she collaborates with physicians, and health and wellness centers.
Co-Founder, VP Sales & Business Development
Samson Magid graduated from the University of Miami in 2014 Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. He then received a M.S. in Nutrition and Human Performance at the University of Miami in 2015 where he earned the award for Outstanding Master’s Student. Samson managed the Guardrails Prevention Initiative as an undergraduate and graduate student where he played a key role in the execution of various pilot studies and clinical operations. Samson currently leads HealthSnap’s operations, sales, and strategic partnerships.