executive founder, Way to Wellville
Esther founded Way to Wellville in 2013, and now works as an advisor for one of Wellville's five communities, Muskegon County, MI. Wellville is a 10-year project to help five communities dramatically improve the health & well-being of their residents, and thereby show the value of investing in health (rather than spending on health care). From 1982 to 2007, as chairman of EDventure Holdings, Esther wrote/edited the Release 1.0 tech industry newsletter and ran its annual PC Forum conference. Besides her fulltime role at Wellville, she's an active angel investor and sits on boards including 23andMe, Luxoft , Wellpass and Yandex, as well as Open Humans and Long Now Foundations. Her exits include Flickr, Geometric Intelligence and Meetup.