The Minds Behind the Magic
Our team is comprised of leading scientists, thinkers and executives, each committed to empowering smarter care. With a combined experience of many decades in behavioral health, information technology and innovation-based business development, Polaris’s staff understands the unique needs of the health care ecosystem, and how to deliver capabilities that are practical and effective.
Our team is dedicated to transforming the company’s breakthrough science into actionable tools and insights, while providing unparalleled customer service and ensuring a fluid and sustainable integration into an organization’s clinical workflow.
Mark A. Anthony
Chief Executive Officer
Mark has more than 30 years of experience across the health care, aerospace and network management industries, with a particular focus in technology, product development and operations. Throughout his career, Mark has applied his talent for building teams and executing rapid growth strategies, resulting in three successful equity events. As a corporate executive, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist his deliberate, methodical approach to solving problems and leveraging opportunities has earned him the respect of his investors, employees and clients.
SVP Innovation Lab
Mark brings 19 years of professional leadership experience to the position of Senior Vice President, Labs, Innovation & Insights at Polaris Health Directions. Mark leverages his considerable experience to bring highly usable technology-enabled products into ascending markets. Mark is a visionary leader and an experienced operator defining and managing strategy, product innovation and development, sales and marketing, financial management, intellectual property development, corporate structuring, mergers & acquisitions, and fundraising throughout his career.
SVP Sales & Business Development
John has more than twenty years of experience building solutions that deliver revenue producing results through the use of comprehensive managed service platforms, SaaS models and Big Data. He joins Polaris from HealthLive, a Florida-based startup that combines a community health engagement platform with mobile technologies to support better health outcomes. He brings to Polaris an understanding of the ingenuity needed to blaze new trails for technology and advanced analytics in the health care field. The Polaris sales team will benefit from his combination of consumer and business (SMB/Enterprise) sales and development that spans brand innovation and positioning, multi-channels sales and marketing strategy, and the convergence of technologies, content and user experience.
Dr. Tina Harralson
Dr. Tina Harralson leads the design of behavioral health outcomes and clinical research studies focused on disease prevention and symptom management in hospital, primary care and community settings. She is responsible for scientific content of Polaris and acts as the National Institutes of Health liaison. Dr. Harralson has published and presented on cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, obtained a National Heart Lung Blood Institute post-doctoral fellowship in Behavioral Medicine from Duke University Medical Center and held a research faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Harralson is currently on the faculty at the Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine.