Helen Ciesielski is a Principal at Lewis & Clark Ventures focused on the healthcare sector and is responsible for managing all stages of the investment process, from identification and investment to portfolio management and exit.


Previously, Helen served as Principal at Ascension Ventures, a strategic healthcare venture fund focused on investing in healthcare companies in the IT, services, and medical technology sectors that deliver value to healthcare providers. Prior to that, Helen was an analyst at The Fortune Group, a middle market investment bank.


Helen holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from the University of Portland. Helen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running, swimming, and reading.