Our Team

Hali Weiss, MD
Advisor

Dr. Weiss uses her experience to help A Foundation Building Strength select research projects for funding, as well as provide ongoing medical guidance to the Foundation.  Hali is a Clinical Instructor and Staff Physician at Stanford Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Department of Neonatology. She is also an attending physician in the High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic.

Following a General Pediatrics residency at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, Dr. Weiss completed a fellowship in Neonatology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at UCSF. As a fellow, she conducted several neonatal outcome studies and her clinical experience in developmental follow-up clinics dates back to her residency. Dr. Weiss worked for several years as a clinical neonatologist at LPCH, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and El Camino Hospital before joining the high risk infant follow-up team at LPCH in 2003.

KT Moortgat, PhD
Advisor

KT Moortgat is an enabler of technology translation and commercialization, through startup incubation, investment decision making, and corporate partnering and licensing.  For several years, she has worked as an executive-level consultant leading business development, strategy, and licensing for life science companies in precision medicine, and microbiome and oncology therapeutics. Prior, she was a partner at the venture capital firm Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV) where she was responsible for sourcing and evaluating investments in life science and energy companies, and supported personalized medicine portfolio companies with product strategy and corporate development.  She led university partnering and engaged key opinion leaders and technology innovators through the MDV Innovators Award.

Dr. Moortgat is the founder and former director of the hub of entrepreneurship at the University of California San Francisco and the QB3 Institute, which established a university-based core of resources and services for entrepreneurs in addition to mentoring, training and networking with investors and industry leaders. She holds doctoral and Master’s degrees from University of California San Diego, and an undergraduate physics degree from UC Berkeley.