Byrnes brings deep expertise to new role leading PresenceLearning’s legal, compliance, and government affairs
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19, 2016 – PresenceLearning, the leading provider of telemedicine/telehealth services in education and health care, has hired Andrew Byrnes to lead the company’s legal, compliance, government affairs, human resources, and recruiting initiatives. Andrew has nearly two decades experience helping innovative organizations move from ideation to impact through operational excellence, legal expertise, government relations and public policy acumen, and partnership development.
“Under Andrew’s leadership, we will be able to execute further on our mission of democratizing access to life-changing care,” said Clay Whitehead, Co-founder and Co-CEO of PresenceLearning. “Through his professional and pro bono activities, Andrew has demonstrated a rare combination of caring and accomplishment, making him ideally suited for helping us forge new pathways to provide high-quality care for all.”
Most recently before joining PresenceLearning, Andrew was responsible for legal matters, regulatory compliance, government affairs and internal operations at Shuddle, a pioneer in the ridesharing-for-kids space. He was responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs, and internal operations, including human resources and facilities. He also led critical partnership and business development efforts.
Prior to that position Andrew spent two years as the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the country’s innovation agency, overseeing a staff of more than 12,000 employees, a $3 billion-plus annual budget, and agency operations and administrative support functions. He also coordinated the USPTO’s policy efforts and engagement with the innovation community around the world.
Prior to his appointment by President Obama in 2013, Andrew worked as a Silicon Valley-based attorney in private practice, focusing on intellectual property litigation and strategy, as well as other commercial matters and political, election, and civil rights law. He graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) is the leader in the delivery of clinical services via the web. PresenceLearning has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, assessments, and early childhood services for K-12 students with special needs in schools. In 2016, PresenceLearning expanded to serving patients in healthcare organizations with allied health services delivered via telemedicine.