Mission and Vision

Systole Health is at the forefront of redefining women's weight & heart health with its group coaching service. Founded by Dr. Simin Lee, Systole was born out of a vision to make weight & heart health care more accessible and supportive through community-driven solutions. Our innovative approach combines expert-led group coaching sessions and peer support to empower women in managing their health. While currently focusing on coaching, Systole aspires to evolve into a comprehensive group telehealth provider, improving the full spectrum of women's weight and heart health.

Simin Gharib Lee, MD, MBA

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Simin Gharib Lee is a board-certified cardiologist and behavioral scientist trained at the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. In her experience as a physician, she has cared for many patients with obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions who yearn for comprehensive medical treatment that incorporates the power of social connection. In her free time, she runs marathons and enjoys every free minute with her husband and two sons.  She holds a BA, MD, and MBA from Harvard University.

Our Team

Systole's all-women team brings diverse experience, skills, and passion to the table. 

Lauren McConnell

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Lauren is a seasoned healthcare operations leader, with deep experience building seamless patient journeys in primary and speciality care. 

Desiree Beaulieu, RN

Group Facilitator

Desiree is an experienced flight nurse, helping patients in critical need.  She also personally understands what it is like to be the patient - she has heart failure, insulin resistance, and high cholesterol.

Our Patient Expert Council

These women are patients-turned-experts and advocates.  They are working with us to bring you the healthcare experience they wish they had had and that they know women like them deserve. 

Candice Cass

A former clinical research coordinator turned patient advocate and community leader, Candice has type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

Mari Morales, LPN, CHW

A community health worker, licensed vocational nurse and motivational expert, Mari has prediabetes, high cholesterol, and fatty liver disease.

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