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Thoro Care is a social impact company helping to redefine the quality of aging by organizing, overseeing and providing support to seniors living independently in their homes. We are a localized consolidated resource to help families navigate the complexities of non-medical services needed to age in place.

Thoro Care is piloting Fall 2021 and services during the pilot period will include the following:

Transportation

Questions

Errands

Companionship

*We will be expanding our services after the pilot period.

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Aging in the United States

Today

10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 Everyday

And 70% of them will need some sort of assistance as they age

Aging in the United States map

2035

1/3 Of the population will be over 65

And People turning 80 will Double to 16.2MM

Over 90% of seniors
want to age in place

Home care costs are 50% LESS than the average cost of a nursing home

Non-Medical Services are SILOED AND FRAGMENTED

Thoro Care isotype THE THORO CARE SOLUTION

A localized consolidated resource to help seniors and their loved ones navigate the complexities of non-medical services needed.

Helps seniors live with choice, independence, and dignity

Personalized high touch service utilizing high tech in the background

Caregiver support

Not just an App

About US

When Renu’s dad got sick, our family was faced with the questions of how we find reliable home health care, how do we make the house wheelchair accessible, and how do we get them transportation when we are not around and many more. We were overwhelmed. The Primary Care Physicians did not have the resources, and the internet was the wild wild west. What we would have done to have one phone number to call to get reliable, trustworthy information.

We wanted to create something that would help other families not have to go through what we did. We left our corporate lives behind and attended Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2019 and created THORO CARE.

Founders

Renu Thomas

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Renu Thomas

Renu is the former Executive Vice President of Media Operations, Engineering, and Information Technology at Disney/ABC Television Group. She established herself as one of the most prominent women technologists in television broadcasting.

Renu graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering. She is involved in alumni activities including the Operations Research & Information Engineering Advisory Board and the President’s Council of Cornell Women. Renu is on the Board of Directors for the Medicare Rights Center.

John Roth

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John Roth

John is a former Vice President at JP Morgan responsible for the strategic planning for sales and relationship management in the southern territory of the United States working with government plan sponsors. Prior to JP Morgan, John was a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at State Street Bank responsible for launching the Texas office focused on sales growth and relationship management. He has over 26 years of extensive experience in the banking industry.

John has a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a Bachelor of Art majoring in Finance from Stockton State College. He also holds patents in Germany, China, and the United States.

Board of Advisors

Carmel Shachar

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Carmel Shachar

Carmel, JD, MPH, is the Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. She is responsible for oversight of the Center’s sponsored research portfolio, event programming, fellowships, student engagement, development, and a range of other projects and collaborations. Carmel was responsible for designing, recruiting for, and launching both the Center’s Health Care General Counsel Roundtable and the Center’s Advisory Board. She is involved heavily with the Center’s Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law, and its Diagnosing in the Home Initiative. Carmel is also a Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where she co-teaches a course on “Health Care Rights in the Twenty-First Century.”

Deborah Schwarz

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Deborah Schwarz

Deborah is the founder and former CEO of LAC Group, an information & professional services company she originated and grew into a $50M business. Under her leadership, the organization has evolved into an international corporation with offices in North America and the United Kingdom. Deborah has extensive experience with entrepreneurship, business development and strategic planning. She continues to provide strategic guidance to LAC’s Board and is also a board member of the Women’s Leadership Council for JVS SoCal where she co-chairs the WoMentoring program helping disadvantaged women to further their education and careers. Deborah also serves on her alma mater University of Michigan’s UMSIs Entrepreneurial Advisory Board.

Kent Summers

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Kent Summers

Kent is a seasoned technology executive with four successful exits (three as founder and CEO). Kent is a Senior Partner with Garofalo & Assoc., a Boston-based M&A boutique.

Kent teaches the B2B Sales 4 Startups IAP course at MIT and is a regular lecturer at the Harvard Business School. Kent is also an Executive Leadership Coach with the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, and serves on the boards of Sigma Labs (NASDAQ: SGLB), Massachusetts Materials Tech LLC and iQ3Connect.