Health Care Communications Industry Veteran Joins 23andMe Leadership Team
Mountain View, Calif. – June 20, 2014 – 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced the appointment of Angela Wonson as vice president, communications. Wonson brings more than 18 years of communications expertise in the health care, science and technology industries to 23andMe.
She will oversee the company’s corporate communications, media relations, investor relations and internal communications activities.
“Angela’s experience working across a diverse group of medical device, patient advocacy, technology and consumer health brands is a great addition to our leadership team,” said Andy Page, President of 23andMe.
Prior to joining 23andMe, Wonson served as vice president of communications and senior media advisor at Intuitive Surgical ($ISRG), the global leader in robotic-assisted surgery. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Wonson held senior positions in health care media relations at both Weber Shandwick and Edelman Public Relations. She also served as the chief communications officer at The Cleveland Clinic.
Wonson began her career in television working in a number of roles including production, community affairs, news, and later in corporate communications for MSNBC and CNBC.
“23andMe is shaping the future of how genetic information can be used at both the individual and societal level,” said Wonson. “I am thrilled to be part of the team supporting this effort.”
Wonson holds a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.
23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the mission of the company is to help people access, understand and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017.” 23andMe has millions of customers worldwide, with ~ 85 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe, Inc. is located in Mountain View, CA. More information is available at www.23andMe.com.