About Us

While volunteering in COVID ICU’s, every intubated patient’s family member was desperate with the same request – “Can you please hold up the phone so my loved one can hear my voice?”

What is Important to Us

VoiceLove believes that a loving voice plays a fundamental role in the healing process. VoiceLove connects people and streamlines operations to facilitate communication and improve care. 

Human Connection

Equality & Inclusivity

Modernization

Operational Efficiency

Our Mission

VoiceLove's mission is to provide safe and easy communication for patients and healthcare professionals to ultimately build patient trust and improve hospital workflow.

Our Vision

VoiceLove aims to transform a faulty communication system and disheartening patient experience that exists in the current medical space through innovative technology created to serve people and improve lives.

Meet the Founders

Tamatha Fenster, MD

Co-founder

Director of Innovations and Biotechnology at WCM Fibroid Center, Faculty at Association of Women Surgeons, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital

Marc Schiffman, MD

Co-founder

Co-Executive Director of WCM Fibroid Center, Head of East Coast SU2C Prostate Cancer Bone Precision Medicine Effort, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital

Meet the Team

Gabriela Pelin, CEO, Voicelove

Gabriela Pelin​

CEO

  • 20+ years in leadership roles building teams and organizations
  • Formerly Avaneer Health, IBM Watson, IBM, Air Canada, Union Fenosa, Credot Commercial de France/HSBC, PWC
  • Strong strategic acumen with ability to build unique products

Sarah Atereth​

Director of Operations

  • Entrepreneurial corporate executive health/wellness, beauty, and entertainment industries
  • Repeated successes in building businesses from the ground up
  • LVMH, Coty, Beguile Record, Columbia University, Graduate

Jonathan Gorczyca

Product Design

  • Digital product designer, creating rich user experiences on a wide range of products and industries for both startups and Fortune 500 companies
  • Founder and partner at Helm Experience and Design
  • Founder Mentor Deck

Mitchell Tung

Industrial Design

  • Sr. Industrial Designer for 20+ years at One World
  • Medical education, motivation, and communication
  • Complete solution, innovation, customization, and concept through delivery

Jahanara Ali

Business Advisor

  • Vice President at SymBiosis, a biotherapeutics-focused venture fund
  • A leader with experience in venture capital, technology commercialization, startup accelerators, and in biotech business development
Intensive care unit nurse, wearing protective equipment, holds up a tablet so that a critically ill patient can communicate with loved ones.

Why We Started

COVID-19 magnified a broken communication system that had always existed. Patients, such as the critically ill or disabled, rely on intermediaries to facilitate communication with family and friends. Nurses often assume this role despite having an overwhelming workload. 

Video visits required precious time and troubleshooting. Oftentimes, video visits were too traumatic for relatives to see their loved ones suffering. VoiceLove could no longer watch major communication deficiencies affect patient care. A universal solution needed to be created. 

VoiceLove worked tirelessly for 6 months getting feedback from doctors, nurses, families, social workers, and cybersecurity experts to find a solution for all patients regardless of geographic, financial, or health constraints. VoiceLove is the solution. 

Real People, Real Results

VoiceLove conducted a six month pilot collecting feedback and insights from hospital staff, patients, families, and other stakeholders. The app is built based on real data, experiences, and perspectives. 

In the first month of the pilot alone, there were…

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Accomplishments

Finalist of the 2022 Columbia-CareOne Healthcare Innovation Challenge

Global Finalist for Boston Scientific Ventures’ Competition to Connect Patients and Address Disparities

USA TODAY Awards VoiceLove Co-Founder

Tamatha Fenster named USA Today’s BEST of Humankind Healthcare Worker of the Year 2021

Improve Communication Between Organization, Patients & Families

VoiceLove was created by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals. We directly understand the communication needs of staff, patients, and families. Get in touch to learn how to get started.