Sleep Number Corporation announced the appointment of Deborah Kilpatrick, PhD, to its board of directors, effective May 9, 2018. Kilpatrick’s addition gives Sleep Number 11 board members, six of whom are women.
Spending most of her career in the health industry, Kilpatrick is known for driving product innovation to transform health care with big data during the genomic and digital era.
“Deborah has considerable experience in the development and commercialization of digital health products,” said Shelly Ibach, Sleep Number’s president and CEO. “We look forward to benefiting from her expertise as we continue to revolutionize sleep with technology and data.”
Kilpatrick is the CEO of Evidation Heath, an emerging digital company in San Mateo, California, that enables healthcare companies to quantify biometric data sets and improve health outcomes through machine learning. She previously held leadership roles at Exponent, CardioDx and Guidant Corporation. She chairs the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Advisory Board and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
“Deborah has both a deep understanding of digital health opportunities and a deep passion for our sleep innovations,” said Jean-Michel Valette, Sleep Number’s board chairman. “Her appointment supports our continued progression of Sleep Number’s strategy and governance practices.”