Iyah Romm is the Founder and CEO of Cityblock Health, an innovative venture-backed care delivery company spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, that delivers technology-enabled services for low-income individuals in cities across the United States.
Iyah comes to Cityblock from Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA) in Massachusetts where, as Chief Transformation Officer, he drove the design of organization-wide efforts to strengthen and scale CCA’s care delivery and health plan operations and strategy. Previously, as the founding Policy Director for Care Delivery Innovation and Investment at the Health Policy Commission, he led the building of a $160 million statewide healthcare transformation investment program. There, and in his earlier role at the state Department of Public Health, Iyah contributed significantly to Massachusetts’ healthcare reform efforts, in particular the advancement of payment system and care delivery redesign. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Transforming Complex Care, was honored as one of Modern Healthcare’s Up & Comers in 2016, and was affiliate faculty at Dr. Atul Gawande’s Ariadne Labs. Iyah studied Biology at Brandeis University and medicine at Boston University. He is usually found with his wife and two kids, either chasing garbage trucks in Brooklyn or sailing.