23andMe Appoints Angela Wonson Vice President of Communications

Health Care Communications Industry Veteran Joins 23andMe Leadership Team

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, today announced the appointment of Angela Wonson as vice president, communications. Wonson brings more than 18 years of communications expertise in the health care, science and technology industries to 23andMe. She will oversee the company’s corporate communications, media relations, investor relations and internal communications activities.

“I am thrilled to be part of the team supporting this effort.”

"Angela’s experience working across a diverse group of medical device, patient advocacy, technology and consumer health brands is a great addition to our leadership team," said Andy Page, President of 23andMe.

Prior to joining 23andMe, Wonson served as vice president of communications and senior media advisor at Intuitive Surgical ($ISRG), the global leader in robotic-assisted surgery. Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Wonson held senior positions in health care media relations at both Weber Shandwick and Edelman Public Relations. She also served as the chief communications officer at The Cleveland Clinic. Wonson began her career in television working in a number of roles including production, community affairs, news, and later in corporate communications for MSNBC and CNBC.

"23andMe is shaping the future of how genetic information can be used at both the individual and societal level," said Wonson. "I am thrilled to be part of the team supporting this effort."

Wonson holds a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.

About 23andMe

23andMe, Inc. is the leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company's Personal Genome Service® enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits. The vision for 23andMe is to personalize healthcare by making and supporting meaningful discoveries through genetic research. 23andMe, Inc., was founded in 2006, and the company is advised by a group of renowned experts in the fields of human genetics, bioinformatics and computer science. More information is available at www.23andMe.com


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Release Summary

23andMe announced the appointment of Angela Wonson as vice president of communications.