Lily Sarafan '03, MS '03
Lily Sarafan is cofounder of TheKey, serving as its chief executive through December 2020. She led the company, which provides care solutions for seniors, from a startup to an industry leader with more than 15,000 employees. She also is a board director at several companies including Instacart and Thumbtack.
At Stanford, Lily serves on the Board of Trustees, the Freeman Spogli Institute Council, the undergraduate cabinet, the LEAD Council (Lifelong Engagement and Advocacy for Development), and the Life Sciences Council, which supports the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford Bio-X, and Sarafan ChEM-H. She is founding partner of Project BIG: The Stanford Brain Immune Gut Initiative, which seeks to unlock the cause and cure for multiple sclerosis and other neurological and autoimmune diseases. At Sarafan ChEM-H, Lily also supports the Sarafan Fellows as part of the Chemistry/Biology Interface program, which trains predoctoral students who want to pursue research at the intersection of chemistry, biology, engineering, and medicine. Lily earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Stanford.
Lily is an appointed member of the California Governor's Alzheimer's Task Force and serves in various other leadership roles to advance precision health, economic development, and informed civic engagement. She has been named to Fortune's 40 Under 40 list of influential leaders, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
"As a passionate supporter of the life sciences and a longtime admirer of Carolyn, I’m inspired by the way ChEM-H emphasizes diversity of all forms to recruit and train a new generation of entrepreneurial researchers. It will take a broad range of disciplines, experiences, and people to maximize the impact of world-class science on human health."
- Lily Sarafan