Alliance Health Networks Taps Josh DeFord as its
Vice President of Product Management
DeFord will lead the “strategic effort” for Alliance Health as it continues to develop its unique online
platform and begins to launch scores of social health networks to help consumers take greater control of
their medical conditions
February 04, 2010 09:08 AM Eastern Time
SALT LAKE CITY--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Alliance Health Networks™ today announced that Joshua
DeFord has joined its executive team as Vice President of Product Management.
DeFord brings more than 12 years of experience in consumer-focused software development and management to
Alliance Health, including
l Co-founder and Product Manager of DailyStrength.org,
l Principal/co-developer of Epiphany Recorder, a Top 15 free iPhone application for business use in Apple’s
l Product Manager for Yahoo! Photos, Briefcase and Gallery at Yahoo!, and
l Web Producer for Archipelago Productions, a Harcourt Brace subsidiary.
“Josh has a great ability to envision, develop and manage Web-based consumer products and services, as evidenced
in his successful tenure at DailyStrength,” said Stead Burwell, chief executive officer of Alliance Health Networks.
“Clearly we’ve achieved significant success in creating and building DiabeticConnect.com into the world’s largest
online community for people living with diabetes. But with more than 125 million Americans having one or more
chronic health conditions, I’m happy to have Josh lead our strategic effort in developing exciting, engaging and highly
beneficial products for us.”
“It’s one thing to build a superior product, which Alliance Health has done with DiabeticConnect.com,” DeFord
said. “The challenge is to continually evolve that initial effort into a second-, third- and fourth-generation product and
beyond. In addition, Alliance Health is not just about one product. We’re building an online platform that will support
scores of social health networks, enabling individuals to conn