Belonging: Meet Will Calderwood
As Director of Strategic Partnerships at Belong Health, Will Calderwood's job is to identify and work with potential partners who need support to stand-up or support their D-SNP plans or ACO REACH programs. He then works with partner teams to help them close gaps by leveraging Belong’s expertise.
When he isn't working you can find him on the pickleball court, attending the many weddings of friends and family, or finding the best way to navigate the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
If I could be anywhere, doing anything, the answer would always be skiing. I skied a little bit as a kid, but really got into it when I started dating my wife. We typically spend 15 days (about 2 weeks) on the mountain each year at resorts covering Colorado, Utah, California, Montana, and Wyoming.
What’s something—big or small—that you’re really good at?
Public transportation. My parents had me ride the Chicago train solo starting in kindergarten and that early familiarity caused me to study subway maps. Now, I always optimize my route to have the fastest transfers, properly leverage express and local trains, and stand in the car that is going to be closest to my destination.
What three words would your friends use to describe you?
Competitive – I always want to win, especially if it's trivial.
Adventurous – I'm always willing to travel to a new place and do things I haven’t done before.
Hard working – I once got a A in a college class that I was taking pass / fail because I just didn’t know how to turn the effort off.
How do you describe Belong Health to friends or family?
Belong is a start-up focused on some of the newest, wonkiest parts of healthcare, helping partners to operate successfully in the most confusing programs in an industry where even the basic stuff is complex.