John Parker

John Parker
– Founder and Managing Director, Springhood Ventures


John Parker is the Founder and Managing Partner of Springhood Ventures, which invests in life science and healthcare companies transforming the health and care of children. In parallel to this role, he established and manages CH Innovations, the impact-first venture program of the Charles H. Hood Foundation, a Boston-based private foundation that supports pediatric research, where he also serves as a trustee.

He also serves on the advisory boards of multiple nonprofit entities, largely around pediatric health and mission-driven healthcare investing, and a number of pre-launch pediatric-focused startups. He is a frequent speaker on pediatric innovation, investment in child health solutions, and mission investing.


John CK Milligan IV


John was President of TherapeuticsMD Inc (TXMD) an innovative women’s health pharmaceutical company. While at TXMD, John created vitaCare Prescription Services to address significant unmet needs in the prescription supply chain and fulfillment process. In 2020, vitaCare was spun out as a private company and John took the helm as CEO. Today. vitaCare services multiple branded pharmaceutical products from a diverse group of pharma manufacturers. 

Previously, John co-founded clinical technology vendor Care Fusion, a pioneer in hospital patient safety systems, and was sold to Cardinal Health in 2006. John received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy


Chris Emig, PhD,
– CTO, co-founder


PhD  CEO of Augmenta BioWorks. Chris is actively discovering new therapeutics by harnessing natural human immunity.  Augmenta is 4 for 4 in targeted discovery to date including a partnership with TFF Therapeutics.