About Manny Hernandez

Manny @askmanny is an internationally recognized health advocate who has lived with diabetes since 2002. In the past 20 years, he’s led dozens of projects and managed a variety of software products. His Electrical Engineering background (with a masters degree from Cornell University), coupled with his approach to working with people, has helped him build bridges between the technical and business sides.

Between 2007 and 2015, Manny combined his passions at Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF), a nonprofit he co-founded driven by the belief that no one living with diabetes should feel alone. Under his leadership, DHF became a global leader in diabetes social media, and an influential group in diabetes advocacy with a budget over $1 million.

In May 2015, he joined Livongo Health, as their Senior Vice President of Member Experience. At Livongo he is helping reinvent the way we manage chronic conditions (starting with diabetes) through technology, real-time information and human support to make life easier for people with chronic conditions.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Diabetes Hands Foundation, and the National Advocacy Committee of AADE. He is also Chair for the “Living With Diabetes” track for the 2017 World Diabetes Congress, to take place in Abu Dhabi. In June 2016, he was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. In the past, he’s held key volunteer roles with International Diabetes Federation, American Diabetes Association, and other groups.

Born in Venezuela, he came to the US in 2000. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and artist Andreina Davila, his son Santiago, and their dog Lucas.