Meet Our Team

Dr. Hitesh Tolani

Dr. Hitesh Tolani

Founder & CEO

Dr. Tolani's Bio

After Hitesh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he trained in pediatric, special needs, and public health dentistry. He completed his BS magna cum laude in computer science with emphases in math and biology from Wofford College. Today Dr. Tolani serves as an adjunct faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine in the department of Public Health and Community Service while also serving as an advisor for students interested in healthcare and entrepreneurship careers at Harvard College.

Hitesh’s personal story is compelling. His success led to national immigration precedent and emphasized for him first-hand the meaning of supporting others, as he watched over 35,000 people selflessly advocate for him and his family. This life experience drives Hitesh’s commitment to do for others and as a public health oriented dentist, Hitesh has worked to fulfill this commitment through expanding access to oral healthcare.

Hitesh conceptualized, nurtured and built the foundation for Virtudent at the Harvard Innovation Labs and eventually launched the company with three desires: 1) To pay forward the kindness shown to him; 2) To advocate for all patients to have high quality, ethical, and transparent care; and 3) To increase access to care for those who are unable to access dentistry, a basic healthcare need.

Today, when asked about Virtudent’s commitment to do good while doing well, Hitesh very gratefully points back to those 35,000 individuals who supported him and his family.

 

John Voith

John Voith

SVP of Operations
John's Bio

John’s passion for revolutionizing healthcare is personal: it developed after he and his family had to navigate our complicated healthcare system during the illness and eventual loss of his mom. After receiving his BA from Harvard, John dove into improving our healthcare system as a healthcare consultant, through healthcare startups, and eventually joined athenahealth. In his seven-year tenure there, he focused on improving doctors’ communication methods across institutions by helping to launch and run operations and product management initiatives, including the CommonWell Health Alliance. In addition to a BA, John also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

John teamed up with Hitesh to build Virtudent in a strong commitment to patient care: to innovate patient care delivery and to play a part in moving The U.S. healthcare system toward more affordable higher-quality care. John’s extensive hands-on experiences coupled with his passion for improving care delivery offers the vision needed for a paradigm shift in oral healthcare delivery.

 

Ryan Spillane

Ryan Spillane

Director, Client Partnerships
Ryan's Bio

After 8 years of excelling in sales and marketing at Forrester and Hubspot, Ryan wanted to commit his skills to a mission that would allow him to do good while doing well. He found a home at Virtudent.

In 2007, after graduating with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont, Ryan lived in Southeast Asia and Nicaragua, where he taught economics while implementing healthcare programs with local NGO’s. His passion for taking on challenges that lead to impactful changes coupled with his abilities to bridge viewpoints and foster collaborations are central to Virtudent’s efforts as we work to change the course of oral healthcare delivery.

 

Faith Cassetana

Faith Cassetana

Patient Success Manager
Faith's Bio

As the Patient Success and Revenue Cycle Manager, Faith oversees all the details that keep Virtudent running smoothly for our team and our patients. One of the most rewarding parts of her role is working with a group of people who share the same dedication for helping others.

Faith has over fifteen years of experience in Dental Administration ranging from chair side assistance to office management. What has kept Faith passionate about dentistry is being able to have a hand in assisting patients to successfully reach their oral health goals. Learning that Virtudent has a focus on providing dental care to patients that is easy, affordable, and accessible, proved that Virtudent was the right fit for Faith. Through her adept management of the overall patient experience, Faith ensures that our core values are maintained and translated to each and every patient. She is readily available to address and assist with any questions or concerns patients may have in order for them to successfully reach their oral healthcare goals.

Faith has a passion for traveling, reading, personal styling, and organizing. When she isn’t at work, you can usually find her pursuing one of these activities.

 

 

Hannah Nunez

Hannah Nunez

Operations Associate

Hannah's Bio

As Virtudent’s Operations Associate, Hannah works to make sure day-to-day functions run smoothly. Hannah began her career in the nonprofit sector, working wholeheartedly to resettle refugee families in the United States. Through this work, she witnessed how difficult it is to navigate the current healthcare system, which inspired Hannah to join Virtudent. She comes to the team motivated by the company’s mission to do good while doing well and is eager to play a role in making healthcare accessible and affordable to people of all walks of life.

 

Hannah graduated from Harvard College in 2015. When she isn’t helping spread greater grins at Virtudent, you can find her exploring New England, camping, and trying new recipes at home.