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

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Dr. Danielle Varda,
CEO & Founder
Mike C

Mike Cooper,
VP of Engineering
Sara

Sara Sprong, M.P.A,
VP of Customer Experience
Alex D

Alex Derr, M.P.A,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Stephen H

Stephen Ham,
Full Stack Developer
Josh A

Joshua Albert,
Full Stack Developer
Jenny

Jenny Lawlor, Ph.D.
Network Data Scientist
Andy

Andy Zheng,
Senior Data Analyst
Kaley

Kaley Bachinski, MSc,
Senior Project Manager
Lea

Lea Xenakis, M.P.A.,
Director of Research and Evaluation
Kelly S (1)

Kelly Sprong,
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Zac

Zac Thompson,
VP of Product
Tyler F

Tyler Funk,
Full Stack Software Developer
Brandon

Brandon Davis,
Product Owner
Steve

Steve Stremsterfer,
UX/UI Design Manager
Kendall

Kendall Warwick-Diaz, MA,
Data Analyst
Will

Will Jacobson,
Business Development Specialist
Alena Final

Alena Lidey (She/Her),
Customer Success Manager
Jen

Jen Rymes,
Administrative Manager
Marissa

Marissa Baron M.P.H.,
Senior Project Manager
Vlad Final

Vlad Solokha,
Full Stack Software Developer
Josh N

Josh Nikander,
Quality Assurance Specialist
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