Shanel Fields is the Founder and CEO of MD Ally, a 911 telehealth company that enables virtual patient care for public safety systems. As the child of a volunteer EMT, Shanel’s always had a deep appreciation for first responders and brings a unique perspective to public safety technology. She started the company while at Wharton Business School after learning that low-income communities experienced higher rates of “dead on arrivals,” because of their longer ambulance wait times. She decided to do something about it by launching a company that integrates telehealth into 911 and improves healthcare outcomes. After successfully raising over $4.5M in seed funding this year, Shanel is one of the too few venture-backed, black, female CEOs with a seat at the table of what has traditionally been a male-dominated space. She has been featured on front page of The New York Times Business section, interviewed on Good Morning America and serves on the Board of Directors for TechStars.
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