October 30, 2017


Powered by the innovative engine of Cognosante, our leaders are dedicated to the success of your company and its growth. Get to know the team who makes it all happen.


Michele Kang

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cognosante

Michele Kang is an American businesswoman, investor, and philanthropist. Born and raised in South Korea, Kang came to the United States as a student to pursue her American dream. She has spent her career building businesses that challenge the status quo—and leveraging her own successes, she has focused on helping others achieve their own American dreams.

A visionary in the field of health information technology, she originally founded Cognosante to disrupt the U.S. healthcare system. Under Kang’s leadership, Cognosante has grown rapidly, expanded markets, and emerged as a trusted provider of innovative technology solutions across the federal government, serving key health, military and intelligence agencies as well as state health programs.


Mike Keefe

General Manager, Civilian and Defense

As General Manager of Cognosante’s Civilian and Defense Business Unit, Mike Keefe is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of a portfolio that includes clients across the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and other non-health civilian agencies. In this capacity, he oversees all aspects of program delivery, including the development of diverse and high-functioning teams.

Mike’s expertise spans multiple domains, including research, consulting, modeling, digital solution development, program/project management, market development/growth, and strategic pricing. Prior to joining Cognosante, he was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was responsible for program delivery within Defense and Civilian organizations. Mike is an expert in developing solutions that blend mission-based and technical expertise to drive resiliency and maximize operational outcomes.