Meet the Maternova Team

Meg Wirth, Founder and President,

Chief of Strategy

Meg Wirth is an expert in maternal and neonatal health innovation. she the co-founder of maternova a s.e.ven fellow Cartier Women's Initiative finalist. She has advised dozens of entrepreneurs and startups in women's health and global health. Meg has also worked as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Health Equity team and co-edited a major volume called Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action. She was a co-author of the UN Millennium Project’s final report on child and maternal health. She has a BA from Harvard University and an MPA in international development from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School.

Prakash Veenam, MBA


Prakash brings over 15 years experience in leadership, strategy and project management. His background in the Navy has led him to wear several different hats including command of a warship, planning, and operations. He is an expert on sensor technology and has extensive expertise in international diplomacy, having worked with counterparts in North America, Europe, and Australia. Prior joining Maternova, Prakash worked with State Street Bank, MA in the strategic operations team. He holds an MBA from Babson College, Massachusetts.

Rene Bell

Regional Sales Manager, Domestic and International

Rene Bell has over 23 years experience in medical device and diagnostic sales, building sales teams and driving revenue for startup companies. Rene is bilingual in Spanish and passionate about patient care and women's health.

Kevin Kennedy


Kevin Kennedy is Maternova's CFO along with acting as President of Double K Consulting Mr. Kennedy brings 20 years of experience having worked for and with a number of small businesses, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and larger national and international corporations. The positions he has held include CFO, Treasurer, Director of Accounting, Director of Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Program Control Officer/Internal Auditor and Various Controllerships.

Atanur Arapaglu, MBA

Senior Operations Manager

Atanur is Senior Operations Manager with Maternova. Over the last three years Atanur has prequalified suppliers, expanded Maternova's logistics and supply chain capacity and overseen fulfillment to all continents (almost). He has extensive experience with international trade, tender management, business development and end to end supply chain management.

Andrew P. Mallon, Ph.D., MRPharmS

Director of Revenue & Growth

Previously Dr. Mallon founded Ardane Therapeutics, Inc. (USA), and Carlton Pharmaceutics (UK). Dr. Mallon is an inventor on several patents based upon his discoveries in addition to several publications. Dr. Mallon has a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, taught and undertook research at Brown University and is a registered pharmacist. Dr. Mallon has served as an expert scientific reviewer for both the NIH and NSF grant committees focused upon drug development.

Karina Cartwright

Sales Specialist

Karina is an experienced sales professional who lives in Colorado but is a native Spanish speaker from Mexico. With a degree in business administration and management,  as well as sales experience with pharmaceuticals, education and food businesses Karina is eager to introduce innovations in maternal and newborn health to Maternova customers across Mexico and Latin America. 

Ines Santos

Communications Manager

Ines Santos has been leading Maternova's social media across 7 outlets for over a year. She has a BA from NYU and is passionate about women's rights, human rights and maternal and reproductive health. Ines is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.