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Colleen Rye
Director, FasterCures
Bioscience, Financial Innovations, Health, Innovation, Leadership, Medical Research, Public Policy, Regulation, Science, Technology


Colleen Rye is a director of FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. Prior to joining FasterCures, Rye was chief of Army Virtual Health, where she led a global telemedicine organization across 30 countries and territories, 18 time zones, and more than 50 clinical specialties. Rye also led telehealth strategy and collaboration efforts across Air Force, Army, and Navy, as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was instrumental in the creation of the military’s first virtual medical center. Prior to Army, she was a health-care investment banker with Raymond James and Associates and SunTrust Equitable Securities, and she volunteered with the peace and health teams at The Carter Center. Rye earned a PhD and an MS from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of the South (Sewanee), where she has served on the Board of Trustees and currently serves on the Campaign for Sewanee Cabinet. Her awards include a Department of the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award.