Danielle Varda
Dr. Danielle Varda
CEO & Founder

Danielle is a scientist turned start-up founder, leading VNL as CEO. Her combination of 20 years as a network scientist studying social connectedness and health, published author, 12 years as a tenured professor at the University of CO Denver, and her successful launch and scaling of the Center on Network Science came together in one big idea to start VNL. She is an entrepreneur, technologist, network scientist, fundraiser, and mother to three spirited girls. She is a nationally known expert and keynote speaker on applied network science, with specific expertise in health system, public health system, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and educational system approaches. Danielle has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles on networks and their impact. She leads VNL’s strategic partnership approach, is the company’s lead fundraiser, and has a vision for how to utilize network science to solve our most pressing and intractable problems. 

What Danielle is Reading:

The Infinite Game; A Book by Simon Sinek

The leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, in stark contrast, build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. They have the resilience to thrive in an ever-changing world, while their competitors fall by the wayside. 

Click here to learn more about the book.

Meet the Rest of the VNL Team

Danielle Varda

Dr. Danielle Varda,
CEO & Founder
Amanda Beacom

Dr. Amanda Beacom,
VP of Research & Data Science
VNL Headshot Day

Mike Cooper,
VP of Engineering
Sara Sprong

Sara Sprong, M.P.A,
VP of Strategic Initiatives
Alex Derr

Alex Derr, M.P.A,
Marketing & Communications Manager
Tobie Tsuzuki

Tobie Tsuzuki,
Full Stack Engineer
Joshua Albert

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Engineer
Rose Hardy

Dr. Rose Hardy,
Network Data Scientist
Andy Zheng

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst
Kaley Bachinski

Kaley Bachinski, M.H.P.,
Senior Project Manager
Bria Thomas

Bria Thomas
Product Manager
Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.,
Director of Research and Evaluation
Andrea Johnson

Andrea Johnson,
Director of Product Design
Kelly Sprong

Kelly Sprong,
Director of Customer Experience
Tyler Funk

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Engineer
Kahea Hendrickson

Kāhea Hendrickson,
Full Stack Engineer
Malinda

Malinda Mochizuki, M.P.A,
QA Specialist
Will Jacobson

Will Jacobson,
Marketing Intern
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Matthew Michal,
Technology Intern
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Technology Intern
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Josh Nikander,
Technology Intern
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Krysta Szeto,
Technology Intern
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