Meet Our Team

We may come from different professional backgrounds but we all share a common awareness and drive to improve communities across the country with our technology.

Co-Founders

Dan Brillman

Co-Founder & CEO

Dan is passionate about helping others and tackling tough issues. After graduating from Yale University, Dan entered the finance world in NYC, but knew he wanted something more. He later joined the Air Force Reserves as a pilot and still serves today. After several combat deployments, Dan graduated from Columbia Business School in 2012 and began his entrepreneurial work with Scout Ventures, a Venture Capital firm, while teaming up with his Unite Us co-founders. He enjoys all sports… but only teams from Philadelphia...

If Dan could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, and John Kruk.

Taylor Justice

Co-Founder & President

Taylor began his entrepreneurial journey shortly after he left the military in 2007. He is often evangelizing the need for collaboration technology within most industries. Taylor holds academic allegiance to West Point and Columbia (MBA). He enjoys the company of innovative thinkers and witty minds, has an abnormal obsession with documentaries, and loves reading the histories of successful leaders. Taylor lives in New York City with his wife Meghan.

If Taylor could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Bill Burr, Winston Churchill, and Tony Stark a.k.a. Ironman (as played by Robert Downey Jr.)

Andrew Price

Co-Founder & Director of Outreach

Andrew has been in development and outreach for many years. He is passionate about the military and helping the ones that keep us safe is what he’s all about. As a co-founder and Director of Outreach, he is able to tap a great network of businesses and professionals in different fields. He is an avid outdoorsman, skier, golfer, and sport shooter.

If Andrew could choose 2 famous best friends they would be Ronald Reagan and Kelly Slater.

Skye Brillman

Chief Canine Officer

Skye is a Golden Retriever born January 13, 2017, originally from Swan Lake, NY and now lives in NYC with her parents. Skye's primary responsibilities at Unite Us include welcoming visitors, napping, and keeping the floors clean. She is passionate about helping others, finishing their meals, and is always willing to help clear the sidewalks of pigeons.

Skye graduated Premier Dog Training’s Puppy Bootcamp at the bottom of her class with regard to skills but is a highly capable networker. She prefers a flexible work schedule and makes appearances at the office when peanut butter is rumored to be available. Skye's interests include squirrels, the insides of fluffy toys, and her parents' doorman.

If Skye could choose 3 famous best friends it would be the alleged inventors of peanut butter: Skippy, Jif, and Peter Pan.

Network Development & Marketing

Steve Strauss

Head of Network Development

Steve is a reformed attorney and former non-profiteer. Fresh out of law school, he clerked for a Criminal Division judge in the Newark, NJ Superior Court. Later, he dug into a corporate litigation career. Before long, Steve was overcome by his passion for social justice. He joined an NYC antipoverty nonprofit and spent several years helping to bring the program to national scale. Steve was thrilled to join the Unite Us team. Through his Network Development role, he gets to meet tons of great service providers and forward-thinking government leaders. Outside the office, Steve enjoys Mets baseball, news-satire tv programming, and adventurous NYC eats.

If Steve could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Imhotep, Hermione Granger, and Bill Murray.

Stacey Sivak

Chief Revenue Officer

David McDonald

Network Development Account Director

Luke Ingles

Network Development Representative

Luke is a United States Navy veteran who served 6 years as an Aviation Rescue Swimmer and Aerial Gunner. He was stationed in Norfolk, Va. and deployed three times to the Persian Gulf. After his military commitment, Luke is excited to join the Unite Us Team. Luke is passionate about improving the lives of veterans, military families and people throughout his community. Luke is also a miserable Jets, Mets, and Rangers fan.

If Luke could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Anthony Bourdain, Scott Van Pelt and Dwight K. Schrute.

Sheeba Ibidunni

Network Development Account Director

Sheeba always knew she wanted to work in healthcare and promote social justice. She obtained a BA in Biology & Society from Cornell University, where she could explore the intersection between science and social concerns, and the complex relationship between biological and sociocultural forces. From there she earned a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Since then, she has committed her career to increasing access to healthcare, for those who have historically been marginalized and considered vulnerable. In the Medicaid space, she has managed and implemented a program for evidenced-based, person-centered policy design, managed primary care networks, designed and tested models of behavioral health integration, and launched innovative tele-mental health programs. She understands the impact of multiple funding streams, effects of psycho-social issues on health, and the strength of coalition building and stakeholder engagement. Sheeba is excited to work with Unite Us to continue her quest to evolve the way people interact with the health system, and is dedicated to achieving long lasting change through inclusive development and accountable governance. In her spare time, you can find her sweating as she struggles to increase her endurance, laughing with family & friends, and curating an eye glasses collection.

If Sheeba could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Steve Biko, Fela Kuti, and Chimamanda Adichie.

John Paul Perez

Network Development Account Director

John Paul has a passion for building strong communities that address the social determinants of health and lift people out of poverty. He has dedicated the past 20 years of his life to non-profit work managing over 30 different programs encompassing 50 private, city, county, state, and federal funders. His roles in non-profit have included Residential Assistant, Case Manager, Clinical Therapist, Department Director, DSRIP Sr. Project Manager, and Vice President. Through the years his programs have served well over 30,000 individuals and have made or accepted countless referrals. Before joining our team, John Paul was a customer of Unite US.

If John Paul could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Chewbacca, George Eastman, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Kelsey Ranta

Senior Director Sales Operations and Strategy

Jack Carter

Sales & Marketing Operations Manager

Ariana Majerus

Proposals Manager

Chris Conklin

Strategic Sales Director

Chris is a Texas native and an alum of West Point and Texas A&M (MBA). After leaving the military in 2013, he transitioned into Oil & Gas focusing on International Operations. Chris believes the strongest asset in the world is people, and loves nothing more than a cohesive and hard working team. He loves all sports, scuba diving, and traveling. Chris lives in Houston, Texas with his dog Canyon.

If Chris could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Bill Murray, Wayne Rooney, and James Mattis.

Sabina Loscalzo

Marketing Director

After graduating from The Elliott School at George Washington University, Sabina moved to New York City to begin her career in marketing at AXA, a French insurance company. Her background in marketing and her passion for community development brought her to Unite Us as Marketing Manager. In her free time, Sabina loves to cook, explore new places, and advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome.

If Sabina could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura, and Alexander Humboldt.

Ally Pratt

Digital Marketing Manager

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology, Ally moved to NYC to explore digital marketing with Unite Us. Ally is passionate about everything marketing – from writing to graphic design to tracking data and analytics. She especially loves to investigate the intersection of strategic and creative decision-making. Ally is a perfectionist with a dream to inspire and tell stories that need to be told. In her free time, Ally enjoys vegan food, dog-spotting, and Netflix documentaries.

If Ally could choose three famous best friends, they would be Emma Watson, Hayao Miyazaki, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Keith Nicholson

Content Marketing Associate

After graduating from Boston College, Keith moved back to New York City and began his entrepreneurial journey, founding Shoots Media. Becoming fascinated with visual storytelling, Keith took a deep dive into branding through the mediums of cinematography and graphic design. Working on the front lines with clientele from various industries, he found that all brands have a unique story to tell. The passion to tell these stories drove him forward in his marketing endeavors, bringing Keith to Unite Us as a Content Marketing Associate. In his free time, Keith enjoys golfing, landscape photography and sci-fi films and novels.

If Keith could choose three famous best friends, they would be Erik Karlsson, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Kvothe (King Killer Chronicles)

Emily Rogan

Communications Manager

Before joining Unite Us, Emily managed a grant from the New York State Department of Health working with a coalition of CBOs focused on equity and systems change to better serve Long Island communities. A communications and journalism professional, Emily worked for many years as a freelance writer and editor covering topics ranging from education to the health benefits of coffee (Yes, it’s really good for you!) Passionate about public education, she served for twelve years on her local school board, four of them as president. Emily and her husband live in Huntington, NY and have two children. Emily earned her BA from Cornell and her MA from NYU. She loves traveling, running, yoga and taking long walks with her King Charles Cavaliers, Rufus & Merle.

If Emily could choose three famous friends they would be Michelle Obama, Dave Matthews and Brene Brown.

Shadi Garman

Marketing Manager

Shadi is the Partnership Marketing Manager at Unite Us, and is passionate about storytelling. She was born in Iran and raised near Seattle. Shadi has a BA in Human Services from Western Washington University and an MA in International Affairs from The New School. She has a background in social impact and marketing in the film industry. In her free time, Shadi enjoys photography, people watching, and discovering delicious food. According to online quizzes, Shadi is a Hufflepuff.

If Shadi could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be: Chrissy Teigen, Michelle Obama, and Dolly Parton.

Sucheta Lakhani

Strategic Sales Director

Read Holman

Network Development, West Coast

Read has a public health background with experiences that cut across public policy, innovation management, and program development. Starting in 2010, he spent 8 years in the federal government, spending time in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, the HHS Office of the CTO, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Now based in Oakland, California, Read focuses on Network Development on the West Coast. In this role, he enjoys connecting with and bringing together health systems, CBOs, and policy makers to help chart shared paths forward. In his non-work time, Read is on the Board of the National Center for Healthy Housing, is a court appointed advocate for foster youth in Alameda County, and enjoys wilderness backpacking and most things sport. He grew up in Northeast Texas and has an MPH from Boston University.

If Read could choose 3 famous friends, they’d be Richard Feynman, Donald Glover, and Pelé.

Customer Success

Micheline Tocco

Head of Customer Success

As an Account Manager at Unite Us, Micheline is passionate about helping our clients get the most from our partnership. She comes with a background in health and education, and her core expertise is in people and program management. After completing her degree in International Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, Micheline served as a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid, Spain, where she developed her love for teaching and travel. She enjoys dancing, fitness, and cooking up a storm, and can often be found planning her next outdoor adventure.

If Micheline could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Tina Fey, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Brian Longo

Senior Enablement Manager

A friendly and energetic people person, Brian strives to make every customer feel like part of the Unite Us family. For the past 3 years, Brian has worked alongside innovative communities to design and implement the Unite Us solution. He finds joy in teaching both his colleagues and clients and in watching them succeed.

With a background in Sales and Service, and a Bachelor's in European History, Brian's experience is as assorted as his personality. While not at work you can find him slaying dragons and in your neighborhood tavern.

If Brian could have 3 famous best friends they would be Tyrion Lannister, Qui-Gon Jin, and Dwayne ``The Rock`` Johnson.

Molly Blumgart

Kaiser Permanente Deputy National Director

Molly brings a depth of experience in grant and network management in the nonprofit world to her role as Community Engagement Manager with Unite Us. She graduated with a BA in History and Hispanic Studies from the College of William & Mary, and moved up to New York a short time later. With a background in anti-poverty programs and healthcare access, Molly is passionate about the intersection of healthcare and social services. In her free time, she loves to explore the city’s ever-expanding barbecue scene, poke around used book stores, and find new running paths.

If Molly could choose three famous best friends, they would be: Michelle Obama, Margaret Atwood, and Ava DuVernay.

Carole Sayegh

Senior Account Manager

Rachel McMillan

Account Manager

As a member of the account management team at Unite Us, Rachel is passionate about connecting community members to resources and closing the loop on client and patient care. She has a background in international development, marketing, and SaaS customer success as well as global experience studying/working in Senegal, France, Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania, Abu Dhabi, and Cuba. She has a Bachelor’s in International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis and an MPH from NYU. She enjoys travel, group fitness, walking around New York, and ice cream.

If Rachel could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Barack, Margot Robbie and Brene Brown.

Olivia Button

Customer Success Operations Manager

After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Public Health, Olivia moved to New York City to complete a service year with AmeriCorps as an Adolescent Health Educator. She loves studying the intersection between identity and health care access and brings to the Unite US team her experience in training and program coordination. In her free time, Olivia enjoys writing, riding her bike to new neighborhoods, and listening to live jazz.

If Olivia could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Amy Poehler, Phoebe Robinson, and Ira Glass.

Anna Mae Green

Community Engagement Manager

Angela Petriello

Customer Success Manager

An alumna of NYU with a BA in Anthropology and Spanish, Angela has always been interested in helping vulnerable communities gain access to social services and healthcare. After serving in AmeriCorps, connecting low-income communities to nutrition resources, she worked with Care for the Homeless, a network of FQHCs serving homeless men, women, and children. Angela’s passion for improving health and social service systems through the use of data and technology developed at CFH as she launched new programs, managed federal grants, and supervised clinic administration. Angela is excited to bring her background in non-profit and operations management to the Unite Us team! Outside of the office, Angela enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, seeing live music, mentoring students, and traveling.

If Angela could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Janelle Monae, Michelle Obama, and Octavia Butler.

Alyssa Kirschenbaum

Customer Success Representative

Alyssa's passion for equitable health care opportunities and improved population health led her to receive her BS in Social Work and Education Studies at Skidmore College and her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania. As an intern for Planned Parenthood and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she saw the need for high-quality resources in vulnerable communities. Born and raised in NYC Alyssa is excited to return home and join the Unite Us team. Alyssa is a big fan of running in Central Park or doing yoga, eating pizza, and listening to Pod Save America (most likely all at the same time).

If Alyssa could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, and Cecile Richards.

Mary Bier

Account Manager

Mary has always been drawn to helping others and solving problems. This led her to work in the software and technology field, where she's enjoyed working strategically with clients in account and project management. Mary graduated from California Lutheran University with a B.A. in Spanish and holds an MBA from the same alma mater. She's passionate about travel, finding the best happy hours, and adventuring off the beaten path. Mary lives in West Point, New York with her husband and two children.

If Mary could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg and Clay Matthews (Go Pack Go!)

Megan Carlson

Megan Lee Carlson

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in biology, Megan received her Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Feeling the pull to her college roots, Megan moved back to Raleigh to pursue a career in public health. While in the triangle area, Megan has been able to build her reputation as a health outcome-driven professional with a passion for engaging community partners throughout the state. In her free time, she enjoys game nights with friends, couch time with her family, and randomly singing 90’s hip-hop/Broadway show tunes to herself.

If Megan could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Beyoncé, Michael Scott, and Julia Roberts.

Jimmy Fisher

North Carolina State Director

Originally from North Carolina, Jimmy obtained his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following graduation he went on to serve as an artilleryman in the historic 82ND Airborne Division and commanded Paratroopers at the platoon and company level, at home and overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Jimmy then attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and received his MBA. Jimmy, his wife, and two daughters live in Raleigh with their dog Bear.

If Jimmy could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Dwight D. Eisenhower, Arnold Palmer, and Colin Powell.

Georgina Dukes

Project Manager

Georgina is a social justice advocate and is passionate about using healthcare as a vehicle to create social innovation. Georgina began her career in healthcare administration while a public health student at Clemson University, where she managed student and primary care clinics in low-income, rural areas. She has a masters degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina where she continued to build her experience in healthcare through academic medical center strategic operations. After graduation, she was awarded the Duke Health Administrative Fellowship where she executed on projects bridging the gap between community health and hospital operations. When Georgina is not working, you can find her with her son, Romeo, either blogging on a life experience, dressed as a superhero at a Marvel Movie premiere, attending a local sports event, or advocating for equity with communities in need!

If Georgina could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Oprah, Sheryl Sandberg, and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Molly McAleer

Molly McAleer

Customer Success Manager

Molly's background in public health began with a desire to have a positive impact on the health of her community. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor's in Public Health, she went on to pursue her Master's of Public Health concentrating in behavioral sciences and health promotion. Through her professional work with organizations based in health equity and access, she developed an interest in the need to bridge the gaps between health care and human services while focusing on whole-person wellness. She is thrilled to bring her experience to uphold the mission of Unite Us through the coordination of care while addressing the social determinants of health. In her free time, Molly enjoys spending time outdoors, seeing live music, watching documentaries and traveling.

If Molly could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Jenny Slate, Cheryl Strayed and Jessica Williams.

Christopher Perry-Coon

Senior Account Manager

Originally hailing from the Albany area, Christopher has spent most of his career working to improve the health of vulnerable populations in and around the boroughs of New York City. After finishing a B.A. in History at Yale University with a concentration in public health ethics, he completed his MPH at Columbia University, where he examined the impact of social determinants of health on the design, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs. He most recently spent five years managing system-level projects and initiatives for Northwell Health and has loved reconnecting with his passion for strategic community capacity building as a member of the Unite Us team. In his spare time, he can be found singing in the semi-professional chamber chorus he co-founded in 2014, spending hours browsing the historical series on Wikipedia, or scouring Brooklyn for a red sauce as good as his grandmother’s.

If Christopher could choose three famous friends, they would be Bill Nye (the Science Guy), Rihanna, and Amy Sedaris.

Eugene Kim

Customer Success Representative

Serving others and developing better processes have been two organizing principles for Eugene, leading him into the healthcare sector where opportunities to innovate in both abound. He studied Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he also worked as a patient advocate based in Hasbro Children’s Hospital. His experience working with families and community-based organizations has instilled in him the belief that empathy and efficiency are crucial to the experience of care, and even more so for its coordination--which brings him to Unite Us! Eugene is excited to bring this experience and understanding to the team. Outside the office, he can be found writing, walking, or sitting in silence.

If Eugene could have three famous best friends, they would be Ron Swanson, Leslie Knope, and April Ludgate.

Dhanyel Barnes

Customer Success Manager

Dhanyel is a Public Health professional committed to increasing health equity through innovation. While earning a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University, Dhanyel launched her career at an FQHC. During her time there she established several programs to expand patient services and was instrumental in helping gain PCMH certification. Dhanyel believes that addressing the unmet social needs of individuals and communities is critical to reducing preventable health disparities. Outside of work, Amber enjoys traveling abroad, cooking and curating new tea blends.

If she could choose three famous best friends they would be Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Zora Neale Hurston.

Bianca Garcia

Customer Success Representative

David Caress

Regional NW Director, Kaiser Permanente

David is a quality improvement leader with a track record of designing, leading and implementing strategic initiatives that promote quality, safety, and value across health care systems. David has an MSW from Hunter College, an MBA in Healthcare Administrator from Baruch College and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. When David is not working you can find him backpacking, kayaking or reading at coffee shops throughout the Pacific Northwest.

If David could choose 3 famous friends, they would be Ernest Hemmingway, Abraham Lincoln, and Atul Gawande.

Neesha Rose

Customer Success Manager

Neesha is committed to reducing health disparities for marginalized communities. After completing her BA in Government and Women’s Studies at Smith College, she returned to New York City and completed a 10-month national service program with AmeriCorps at a federally qualified health center. In her role, she supported the diabetes care team and learned first-hand the impact of SDoH on health outcomes. Yearning to create systems-level change in healthcare, Neesha began her career with the NYC Department of Small Business Services in the Workforce Development Division, where she managed the implementation of a portfolio of healthcare job training programs. She is excited to join Unite Us and work alongside a team focused on improving health outcomes across the country. She is currently completing an MPH at SUNY Downstate Medical Center School of Public Health. When she’s not in the office, Neesha loves to watch Jeopardy, blog about her travel experiences, and read young adult novels (because she’s still a kid at heart).

If Neesha could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Lisa Simpson, Celine Dion, and Michelle Obama.

Dorai Raz

Customer Success Network Analyst

After Dorai completed her military service in the Israeli Defense Force, she went on a backpacking journey for 5 months throughout Central America. Her 5 month journey extended to almost 7 years when she decided to build her life in California.

After she completed her AA’s in Global studies & Sociology at SBCC, she transferred to University of California, Berkeley where she completed her BS in Environmental Sustainability & Food Systems. During her Bachelor's she was exposed to environmental & social problems and how they are interconnected with human health. She found her passion lies within public health, and collaborated closely with Food Systems co-lead at Cornell University on a professional research in the field of Global Nutritional Health, where she abstracted comparative data analysis of fish species in Africa & Bangladesh to minimize hunger.

Her interests in innovation sparked during her experience in Business Innovation for Sustainability internship in Geneva, Switzerland where she studied supply chains' data of companies to discover solutions for cost optimization while minimizing social and environmental impacts.

Outside of the office, as a certified Lagree Fitness trainer, she is trying to align those two passions together. She loves to explore food options in the city, travel, and dogs and sloths are her favorites animals.

If Dorai could meet three famous people they would be, Mahatma Gandhi, David Schwimmer, and Golda Meir.

Michaela Ferrari

Community Engagement Manager

Michaela brings a diverse set of public health experiences to her role as Community Engagement Manager. This includes conducting evaluations and redesigns of public insurance programs at UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research, coordinating the Turnaway Study at UCSF’s ANSIRH research program, and designing and conducting her own study of reproductive health stigma as a Fulbright Fellow in the Republic of Georgia. Most recently, Michaela served as the Director of Policy at LA Best Babies Network, where she led a collective impact network to support perinatal and early childhood home visiting programs in Los Angeles. During her time there, she helped develop a Countywide plan for universal access to home visiting services, including efforts to better coordinate referrals to services for pregnant women and young children. Living and breathing the frustrations of trying to coordinate care for families across systems and service providers is what led Michaela to Unite Us. Michaela has a BA from Oberlin College and an MPH from UC Berkeley. In her free time, she enjoys running, seeing live music, and feeding her nieces and nephews sugar (and then giving them back to their parents).

If she could pick three famous best friends, they would be Melissa McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, and David Rose (Daniel Levy).

Celia Higueras

Community Engagement Manager

Originally from Santiago, Chile, Celia moved to Portland, Oregon to study sociology at Lewis & Clark College and then also received her Masters Degree in Public Health from Portland State University. During the last 10-years Celia has created programs to serve immigrants and refugee communities, increase access to health care and culturally specific social services, and strengthen the Community Health Worker workforce throughout Oregon. Celia is dedicated to working with communities to enhance collaboration, address health equity and improve outcomes for all.

If Celia could choose three famous friends, they would be Lizzo, Michelle Obama and Violeta Parra.

Jonathan Guzman

Customer Success Manager

In school and work, Jonathan developed a passion for connecting health and technology to improve outcomes and increase accessibility to key resources. He attended Tulane University for both undergrad and graduate school where he studied public health and health systems development. His graduate research focused on how blockchain technology could impact health care. In the time between undergrad and graduate school, Jonathan worked as a health coach and operations analyst for a digital health startup based in Palo Alto and attended a coding boot camp in his hometown of Albuquerque. He also has experience working with community health programs, mentorship programs, and more. During grad school, Jonathan worked as a line cook and taught K-8th grade kids how to cook.

Outside of work Jonathan loves to eat and cook new tasty dishes, play rugby, and cheer on the New Orleans Saints. Who Dat!

If Jonathan could choose three famous friends, they would be Jackie Robinson, Samin Nosrat, and James Blake.

Vivi Vo

Customer Success Manager

After receiving her BA in Public Health at the University of Rochester, Vivi received her MPH in Epidemiology and Health Policy and Practice at Columbia University. Through a public health and technology lens, Vivi aims to understand how innovations can be used to make health systems and healthcare access more efficient and effective for vulnerable populations. Her array of experiences include exploring health technology through a policy lens at the National Academy of Medicine, conducting health technology research from a global perspective at Aix-Marseille, and analyzing uptake of such tools at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University. Additionally, Vivi is passionate about global health and has experience working in France, Niger, and Vietnam. She is excited to see how healthcare technology can support and bridge healthcare gaps within developing countries’ infrastructure to produce healthier communities. Outside of work, Vivi enjoys traveling, coffee tasting, and browsing Reddit.

If Vivi could have three famous best friends, they would be Justin Baldoni, Keanu Reaves, and Shailene Woodley

Kristena Armwood

Customer Success Representative

A Durham, North Carolina native, Kristena studied International Business with a concentration in Spanish at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and ESDES School of Business in Lyon, France. It was during this time that she became involved in community engagement and providing a voice and space for historically marginalized people. During her time at UNCG, Kristena helped create and foster spaces for productive social dialogue on campus. When she is not at work, you can find her enjoying the sun from her balcony, browsing the candles at TJ Maxx, or watching reruns of The Office and Parks & Rec.

If Kristena could have three famous best friends, they would be Rihanna, Rickey Thompson, and Keke Palmer.

Kate Geouge Brown

Customer Success Manager

Simply put, Kate has a passion for helping people. A native of western North Carolina, Kate attended Appalachian State University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy. She worked for nearly ten years in the non-profit sector as a board certified clinical music therapist (MT-BC) – first in Chicago in hospice and palliative care, and then with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in the school systems and communities of theNC Triangle. Ready for a new challenge, Kate transitioned into the customer success world at an online learning management company focused on compliance and continuing education training for healthcare professionals. Kate is excited to now be part of the Unite Us team, and the mission to build stronger, healthier communities. Kate is a proud resident of Durham, NC; she and her husband love to explore the Bull City, especially local businesses, art, music, and food culture. She is critter mama to rescue animals Tater, the one-eyed orange tabby, and June the beagle. She loves crafting, cooking, design, and of course, making music.

If Kate could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Dolly Parton, Melissa McCarthy, and Karen Kilgariff.

Hannah Sawyer

Customer Success Representative

Hannah came to Unite Us to pursue her passion for social entrepreneurship and
community development. She was most recently in Santiago de Chile, where she taught business English at one of the country’s leading social enterprises and was instrumental in the successful B Corp bid of ÓBOLO Chocolate (free samples were included). Hannah is a North Carolina native (Go Heels!) and previously worked in Raleigh as a Senior Associate at Coleman Research. She is active in NC’s vibrant refugee community and is thoroughly convinced that business can be a great instrument for good. Hannah graduated from Cornell University in 2015 and did indeed witness Andy from The Office giving a speech on campus.

If Hannah could choose three famous friends they’d be Condoleezza Rice, Jennifer Lopez, and Tim Keller.

Abi Bussone

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Community Health Education, Abi received her Master’s of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Being born and raised in North Carolina, Abi was eager to begin her career in public health in Halifax County at the local Health Department. While in Halifax Abi has been able to build partnerships across the region while advancing public health outcomes in rural North Carolina. When Abi isn’t working, you can find her at the beach or walking her two dogs, Lucy and JB.

If Abi could choose 3 famous best friends they would be, Kristen Wiig, Dolly Parton, and Andy Cohen.

Marisa Murugan

Customer Success Representative

A New Jersey native, Marisa attended the University of Arizona and received her B.S in speech, language, and hearing sciences. Longing to make a direct impact in local communities, she subsequently completed her MPH. After gaining experience from various nonprofits, she learned that innovative thinking and the power of technology could transform how care is received within our society. Marisa is passionate about public health and addressing the social injustices various communities face. She found Unite Us by her drive in seeking out work that is both meaningful and positively contributing to the fragmented areas of society.

Marisa’s determination to improve society as a whole through innovation has empowered her to pursue an MBA at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. When she’s not at Unite Us, you can find her exploring NYC with her husband, learning about different cultures, meditating, or boxing!

If she could have three famous friends, they would be Trevor Noah, Mindy Kaling, and Michelle Obama.

Kendra Canty

Project Manager

Amanda Lu

Network Analyst

Christine Boston

Project Manager

Christine is a project manager at Unite Us and thrilled to be part of a team that's having a real impact on how we provide care in our communities.

Prior to joining Unite Us in San Francisco, Christine spent many years in Washington, D.C. She began in fundraising, partnering with the National Park Service, and subsequently moved to The Advisory Board Company (ABC). While at ABC, Christine served as an account manager for their population health technology suite, helping health organizations across the US understand their patient populations and achieve their performance goals.

Outside of Unite Us, she can be found taking a *quick* swim in the ocean, volunteering on local political campaigns, and snacking on the bulk bin aisle at the grocery store.

If Christine could choose 3 famous best friends they would be David Chang, Emma Watson, and JR.

Hannah Marzocco

Project Manager

Hannah comes to Unite Us from a background in non-profit management and education. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in Women and Gender Studies and Spanish Literature, Hannah moved to San Francisco to begin her career working in prevention, youth development and serving low-income populations. Hannah has a strong passion for building capacity in communities in the domains of health, human, and social services. With a Master’s in Education and Administrative Leadership, Hannah strives to connect people to what they need, when they need it; while problem-solving to create meaningful, collaborative systems.

Originally from the mountains of Colorado, Hannah enjoys the outdoors, mostly by mountain/road biking and XC skiing, yoga, and exploring all aspects of the culinary world.

If Hannah could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Brené Brown, Frida Kahlo, and Amy Poehler.

Anna Becker

Project Manager

Emily Pigott

Customer Success Manager

After receiving her BA in Psychology and minor in Spanish Language from the University of Maryland, Emily worked in care navigation at a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Washington, DC's diverse patient population. She learned firsthand how social determinants of health can hinder a patient's health, which made her want to impact change at a systematic level. This inspired her to receive her MPH from George Washington University to obtain formal training on how to bridge gaps for marginalized communities to be healthy.

Outside of the office, you can find Emily running around Prospect Park, talking about how much she wants a puppy, or dragging her fiancé to try a new Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn.

If Emily could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Julia Roberts, Chance the Rapper, and Michael Scott.

Tiani Samingoen-Moore

Customer Success Representative

Brittany Sachs

Account Manager

After receiving her LMSW degree with a focus in Community Organizing Planning, and Development from the Silberman School of Social work at Hunter College, Brittany worked on New York State's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program developing innovative pilots to better serve high utilizers of emergency services. She is passionate about solving complex problems within the healthcare community at a macro policy level.

During her free time, Brittany enjoys traveling, baking, going to the beach, and can often be found shopping all over New York City - she loves a good deal!

If Brittany could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Abbi Jacobson/ Ilana Glazer (who of course count as one), Lizzo, and Jonathan Van Ness.

Drew Dickson-Parham

Community Engagement Manager

Drew is a passionate social services professional with 10 years of experience serving in both client-facing and management roles at schools, health clinics, and family agencies. Having held positions as a Parent Consultant and Senior Therapist in behavioral health-focused organizations, Drew has developed deep clinical expertise that she matches with a strong passion and natural affinity for community relations and interpersonal dynamics. Most recently she led processes to recruit, steward, and train individuals from diverse backgrounds to become highly skilled foster/adoptive families for children and youth in need of homes in Los Angeles County. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching sports (Go Bucks!) and going on adventures to find the best tacos in Los Angeles.

If she could have 3 famous best friends they would be: Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Serena Williams.

Hana Bole

Customer Success Manager

Hana found her passion for helping people live healthier and happier lives while attending college at American University. She graduated with a bachelors degree in public health. Hana comes to Unite Us with experience working for a public health nonprofit focused on health education and youth wellness as well as experience working in sales for a technology company. Hana enjoys going to spin classes, baking, and trying new restaurants with her husband in her free time.

If Hana could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Rachel Hollis, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Markle.

Mara Hahn

Community Engagement Manager

As a child, Mara would often accompany her father, a family physician, on house calls across rural Tennessee and on his weekly visits to provide care at the county jail. It was on these trips that she began to gain an appreciation for the complex nature of health and the impact of social determinants.

These experiences spurred Mara’s interest in public health and she spent eleven years working as a prevention manager, developing and implementing programs to address the complex needs of vulnerable populations. Most recently, Mara worked for the City of New Orleans Health Department developing cross-sector partnerships and coordinating expert working groups to address systemic issues within New Orleans health.

If Mara could choose three famous friends, they would be Terry Gross, Dolly Parton, and Leah Chase.

Annika Gage

Customer Success Manager

Annika Gage’s passion for accessible healthcare led her to purse a career in public health that has spanned several continents. She strongly believes that when empowered to do so, communities can work in partnership with healthcare systems to ultimately promote the best possible outcomes. This became abundantly clear as she worked at community-based organizations across sectors in Memphis, Tennessee, while completing a BA in Urban and Community Health at Rhodes College.

After graduation, she moved to India, where she worked with rural schools to outline opportunities to eliminate child malnutrition as a William J. Clinton Fellow. She then shifted to work on scaling an innovative wearable used to save vulnerable newborns in resource-limited contexts. During this time, she helped structure national implementations of the innovation in partnership with UNICEF and Ministries of Health in Africa, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Outside of work, Annika enjoys finding the best deals, avoiding cilantro, and eating bread across the world.

If she could be friends with 3 famous people, they would have to be Tiffany Haddish, Mae West, and Samantha Power.

Nika Kineva

Senior Project Manager

Samantha Adelberg

Community Engagement Manager

As a Community Engagement Manager, Samantha believes in the importance of both elevating and centering the voices of clients and communities to design and implement solutions. She is drawn to complex systems and has worked with start-ups, impact investors, and human service agencies to use data and design to develop and execute on strategy. After graduating from Brown University with an honors B.S. in Geology-Biology, Samantha served as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Panama, where she published a book of oral folklore, and later completed her MPA at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. Samantha loves dancing, yoga, traveling and wearing wool socks.

If Samantha could choose 3 famous best friends they would be James Baldwin, Zora Neal Hurston, and Liana Fink.

Liam Fitzgerald

Customer Success Representative

Liam’s fascination with the social determinants of health led him to complete a Sociology degree at Princeton University, with minors in Urban Studies and Gender Studies. His coursework focused heavily on the lived implications of health policy for the most vulnerable and disenfranchised among us. This research culminated with his independent work, in which he explored the difficulties that LGBTQ and HIV+ asylum-seekers face in accessing the medical and social services that they require upon arriving in the U.S.

After working on the healthy policy team at a government consulting firm, Liam is excited to join Unite Us in its DC office. He looks forward to assisting care providers in best serving and engaging their respective communities. While not at work, you can find him running, binging Netflix, and dog sitting.

If Liam could choose three famous best friends, they would be Trevor Noah, Sharice Davids, and Sam Smith.

Diana Vasquez

Customer Success Manager

Growing up in the urban community of Lynn, MA Diana believes in equal access and opportunity for all regardless of economic or educational status.

After graduations a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Hospitality concentration, Diana chose to serve with AmeriCorps. She brings experience working with a diverse array of populations, and understands the importance of meeting people where they are at in order to make them feel heard and understood.

A proud Afrolatinx Dominican, she carries her intersecting identities proudly and enjoys learning from other cultures and life experiences.

If Diana could choose three famous best friends, they would be: Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Chance the Rapper.

Victoria Duong

Customer Success Representative

As a native Seattle-lite, Victoria graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and wanted to positively impact the health of populations. This led her to relocate to New Orleans to pursue her Master’s of Public Health in Health Systems Management from Tulane University. During that time, she did outreach/prevention with CrescentCare and the Check It Project. She hopes to apply her love of quality improvement and data to revamp healthcare and is excited to be a part of the growing and innovative world of healthcare technology.

Outside of work, Victoria loves to cook, do yoga, and watch food shows.

If Victoria could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Ariana Grande, Ali Wong, and Chrissy Teigen.

Mikayla Gaspary

Community Engagement Manager

Mikayla has a deep passion for public health and improving the lives of vulnerable populations in communities, especially for how SDoH impact health outcomes. After graduating from SUNY Cortland with a B.S. in Community Health, she went on to obtain her MPH in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina. After graduating, Mikayla moved to Charlotte, NC and has since worked to improve the health of disadvantaged communities through the availability and accessibility of health and social services.

In her free time, Mikayla enjoys anything fitness related (especially running), hanging out with her dog Willow and exploring the ever-growing Charlotte restaurant scene with her husband.

If Mikayla could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be: Rihanna, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Chrissy Teigen.

Hannah Haseltine

Community Success Manager

Marla Browne

Community Engagement Manager

Marla has served 15 years in the nonprofit world primarily with 2-1-1. She served as a 2-1-1 Coordinator in rural Alabama and most recently as the NC 2-1-1 Director for Western North Carolina. She was a member of the state leadership team for NC 2-1-1 and worked closely with NCCARE360. In both capacities she served on the leadership teams that built the statewide 2-1-1 systems.

Also in those roles, and a couple others, she served in a leadership role to respond to disasters on a local, regional and state level. She is FEMA NIMS certified and has served in national leadership roles for disaster preparedness. Other focuses of her work have been on developing systems for homeless coordinated entry and the causes and effects of interpersonal violence on survivors and the community that is designed to offer help.

Marla is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone NC with a degree in cultural anthropology. Her love and family history of WNC reminds her how important it is to connect people in need with the services that can help.

In her new role as Community Engagement Manager in WNC with NCCARE360 she is excited to witness the overall health of communities grow by providing access to necessary services to the most vulnerable in those communities.

Marla lives in Asheville NC with her fabulous daughter and sassy dog. She is also the mother to an incredible Airman.

Marla and her family are lovers of the mountains and find hiking a great way to recharge.

If Marla could have three besties they would be Sarah Grimke, Zora Neale Hurston and George Costanza.

Liz Cowley

Community Engagement Manager

Liz first found her interest in social work and community health as Crisis Intervention Counselor during her freshman year at Temple University in Philadelphia. She continued to work closely in domestic violence services, specifically from a prevention lens, while receiving her Masters of Social work at the University of Pennsylvania. After her degrees, she worked at the One Love Foundation implementing healthy relationship education and growing community networks in New York and eventually the Bay Area. Liz brings her unique expertise of building authentic relationships, knowledge of CBOs, and passion for holistic care to Unite Us.

In her free time, Liz can be found balancing life with pilates and chocolate, cooking Sunday dinner, and starting dance parties wherever possible.

Three best friends: Elaine Benes, Mark Ruffalo, and Rihanna

Samantha Chen

Customer Success Representative

Samantha was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and graduated from UCLA with a
degree in Anthropology. After taking a medical anthropology class, she was immediately
fascinated by the human decision-making process and the different meanings of healthcare
across various cultural contexts and perspectives. She put her interests into action as an intern at Kaiser Permanente, where she worked on the development and implementation of several innovation and technology pilots which aimed to increase access to care for vulnerable patient populations.

Driven by the many challenges faced in our healthcare system, Samantha went on to become the Program Coordinator for the National Clinician Scholars Program at UCLA Health’s Department of Medicine, where she worked directly with postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and local community partners to support program operations and community-based health services research.

Samantha brings her excitement for partnered collaboration, passion for social determinants of health, and creative problem-solving skills to support the success of the Southern California Kaiser Permanente network at Unite Us.

In her free time, Samantha is an aspiring figure skater, photographer, and visual designer.

If Samantha could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Demi Lovato, Mirai Nagasu, and Ralph the Corgi.

Andrea Lowe

Senior Account Manager

Andrea has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and an MPH from the University of South Florida, specializing in health policies and programs. She has spent her career in a variety of public health and human services roles supporting policy, strategy, and innovation in both government and non-profit organizations. Within each of these roles, she has had the opportunity to pursue her passion for health equity and serving minority and under-resourced populations. Although growing up a bit of a nomad, she considers southeastern Virginia home despite moving to Los Angeles area, where she now lives.

Andrea loves to work collaboratively to solve problems, building consensus and support across stakeholders, especially when it leads to improved health outcomes and service delivery in communities. As the Senior Account Manager for the Los Angeles area, she is eager to use her skills to work alongside the team to develop and support the Kaiser Permanente network in southern California.

When not in the office, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read every book she can get her hands on, travel, and eat fantastic new foods.

If Andrea could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nelson Mandela, and Bryan Stevenson.

Amanda Terry

Community Engagement Manager

Before joining Unite Us, Amanda worked in diabetes prevention research. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a PhD in Applied Medical Anthropology and a Masters in Public Health. She is passionate about addressing health inequities through improving access to clinical care and social resources and is thrilled to join the Unite Us team, helping to address those challenges in her local community of Tampa Bay!

Amanda loves beach time, traveling, and spending as much time as possible outside in the Florida Sunshine! She particularly loves taking her kids on National Park adventures and when she’s not working, she’s likely planning her next big trip!

If Amanda could choose three famous people to be her best friend, she would choose 1. Tina Fey 2. David Sedaris and 3. Oprah

Jenny Markell

Customer Success Manager

Jenny comes to Unite Us with a background in health policy, and is passionate about connecting patients to resources. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Health and Societies, she spent two years working in DC in maternal and child health research. She then spent 6 months living in Australia, where she enjoyed the amazing coffee and weather, before moving to New York.

If Jenny could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Emma Watson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Serena Williams

Stacy Elmer

National Director, KP

Emma Romey

Account Manager

As part of the Account Management team, Emma is passionate about connecting community members to high quality, integrated healthcare services. From her work as a behavioral health clinician in a variety of healthcare settings, she has seen firsthand the role that social determinants play in overall health and wellbeing.

She started her career as a teacher in inner-city New York City public schools before pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Columbia University. Prior to joining Unite Us, Emma worked for a citywide public mental health initiative as part of ThriveNYC under the De Blasio administration, in partnership with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The initiative’s aim was to expand the behavioral health workforce, transform service delivery models through utilization of evidence-based practices and close the treatment gap in the highest need communities.

While not at work, Emma enjoys running in Central Park, listening to podcasts and trying new restaurants around NYC.

If Emma could choose three famous best friends they would be Michelle Obama, Brené Brown and Oprah.

Abbie Szymanski

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from NC State University, Abbie’s career has weaved through hospitality, sales, government affairs, and non-profit management before her most recent role as Executive Director for the Raleigh-Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness, a Lead Agency for homelessness and housing systems in Raleigh, NC where she resides with her family. Abbie has a passion for social change and equitable quality of life for all people. As a Community Engagement Manager, she believes that her role will contribute to addressing the needs of individuals and families in crisis and that real changes can be made to system-wide processes currently in place. Being part of the growing movement around whole-health care is motivating and Abbie looks forward to helping communities find connectivity and support for their clients and neighbors.

If Abbie could choose three famous best friends, they would be Leslie Knope, Florence Welch, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Megan Eluhu

Customer Success Manager

Ramon Alvarez

Network Analyst

JiJi El Masri

Community Engagement Manager

JiJi is an advocate for social justice with a passion for challenging and changing the world around her. After spending 7 years in Louisville’s non-profit sector, she is excited to be at Unite Us to continue working towards a community where everyone has the supports they need to achieve their fullest potential. JiJi moved to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon, and enjoys meeting people from all walks of life to share stories and perspectives. She loves satire and documentaries about big cats, and in her free time, you can find her in the kitchen practicing her mother’s delicious traditional recipes.

If JiJi could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, and Jameela Jamil.

Reetu Gupta

West Coast Regional Director, KP

Megan Ducoff

Director of Customer Success Operations

Prior to joining Unite Us, Megan worked in the nonprofit sector in leadership roles and used her experience with performance improvement and data management to increase operational efficiencies and develop cutting-edge services that tracked towards successful outcomes. Megan has an MSW from Rutgers University and an MBA from UMass Amherst. She believes in the importance of a strong systems approach and continuous learning in building provider networks that give everyone who needs it the opportunity to achieve lives of health and success. This belief is what brought her to Unite Us and this unique chance to change lives around the country.

Outside of work Megan lives in Brooklyn where she enjoys spending time with her friends and her dog. Her family is nearby in New Jersey, and this includes four nieces and a nephew who are her favorite people in the world.

If Megan could have three famous best friends they would be Margaret Atwood, Frances Perkins, and Bill Watterson.

Technology

Michael De Lorenzo

CTO

Michael has been building new platforms for companies large and small across a variety of verticals for nearly 15 years. After earning a BS in Management Information Systems from Saint Joseph’s University, he’s experienced the highs and lows of life in venture-backed start-ups in San Francisco and New York City. Michael enjoys exploring new technologies and applying them to hard to solve problems. In the little free time he has, Michael spends time with his wife Jennifer and their three children.

If Michael could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Yogi Berra, Rudy Giuliani, and Rick Grimes.

Brad Arner

VP Engineering

Brad has been building software products for start-ups since leaving the military. He is interested in creating applications that make people’s day-to-day life better. After graduating from Ohio State University, Brad joined the United States Army and served on deployments to Iraq and Africa. Brad is a programming language enthusiast. He is particularly interested in functional programming, machine learning and distributed computing. He spends all his free time with his wife and their son.

If Brad could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Marcus Aurelias, Benjamin Franklin

Bill Alton

Senior Software Engineer

Bill is passionate about developing products that positively affect the lives of others. Since graduating from Illinois Tech in 2009, he has spent his time building a wide variety of products including websites, iPhone apps, and other software solutions. A product of the midwest, Bill loves the outdoors and has a strong do-it-yourself attitude which he uses to encourage others not to be afraid to tackle their problems head-on.

If Bill could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Bob Vila, Galileo, Mitt Romney

Sherard Bailey

Senior Software Engineer

Sherard is originally from Trinidad and Tobago and moved to the US right after high school. He earned a BS in Math from Adelphi University and an MS in Computer Science from NYU. Over his career, he's crafted robust, scalable user experiences in a variety of technologies for several highly-trafficked sites including American Express, The Huffington Post and The Knot. This Spotify power-user enjoys biking around the city in summer, long weekends on the couch playing video games and shiny, new tech toys.

If Sherard could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, and Alexander the Great.

Jacob Moeller

Senior Software Engineer

After graduating with a degree in physics from Mount Allison University in Canada, Jacob spent several years working as a geophysicist, collecting data on mountains and glaciers in Alaska and the Yukon. He somehow found his way out of the mountains and made a career transition to software development, working in Toronto and Virginia before he and his wife landed in New York City. Jacob enjoys learning new technologies and using them to solve meaningful problems. In his spare time he jogs, meditates and attempts to fly a kite in Prospect Park, so far with limited success.

If Jacob could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Carl Sagan, Carrie Brownstein, and Dennis Ritchie.

Damian Spriggs

Product Support Manager

Micah Corn

Software Engineer

Micah moved up to New York 15 years ago and worked his way through Queens College earning a BS in Graphic Design. After spending two years as a freelance graphic designer he chose to dive into web development. He enjoys learning new technologies and is motivated to continuously improve himself professionally. In his free time, he can be found making arts and crafts with his wife Debra and their two daughters.

If Micah could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Claude Monet, Tom Rowlands/Ed Simmons, and Tom Brown Jr.

Alex Lee

Senior Software Engineer

Alex has had an interesting journey to where he is now. Graduating from University of California San Diego with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Austin Texas for three years to work as a Semiconductor Engineer. Realizing that his current industry wasn’t satisfying him from a technical perspective, he found a new passion in coding and web development. He moved to New York to start a new career and now finds himself challenging himself everyday with new technologies. In his free time, Alex likes to travel and explore.

If Alex could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Calvin, Hobbes, and Drake.

Tom Brehm

Software Engineer

Tom is originally from France where he worked as a freelance web developer for four years after having experience in industrial and database software development. His keenness for making things beautiful and functional comes from his interest in design and architecture. He likes finding new ways to solve common problems. In his free time, Tom enjoys discovering places and people.

If Tom could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Charles Eames, Tim Burton, and Magic Johnson.

Kevin Grammer

Senior Software Engineer- Team Lead

Kevin has worn a lot of hats in his life, but only the kinds that don’t mess up his hair. Before becoming a developer in 2012, he spent time as a deli manager, college soccer coach and assistance editor, making dog and cat television shows for Animal Planet.

Kevin ended up getting his Masters in Computer Science and now utilizes his creative and technical skills to write clean, readable code (he also appreciates a nice UI). When he’s not riding the LIRR, Kevin enjoys playing soccer, watching movies and hanging out with his soon-to-be-wife, Jill, and their 5 lb. dog, A.C. Slater.

If Kevin could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Maya Rudolph, Phil Lynott, and the Brother From Teen Witch.

Jeff Wood

Software Engineer

Bita Djaghouri

Software Engineer

After graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in American History and English, Bita learned how to write code, and worked as a developer in the tech industry for a number of years. She was later accepted into the engineering residency program at Codesmith where she collaborated with other programmers to build open-source projects. After Codesmith, Bita joined Unite Us where she is able to combine her enthusiasm for programming and problem-solving with her passion for helping others. She enjoys camping, watching documentaries, photography, and reading historical biographies. Bita recently moved to NYC with her dog, Django.

If Bita could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Michelle Obama, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Hedy Lamarr.

Abdoulaye Diack

Software Engineer, Test

Originally from Paris, Abdoulaye started working for one of the largest french IPTV to improve their end-user experience. After a few years, he relocated to New York City where he continued to expand his skillset in Quality Assurance Engineering. Before joining Unite Us, he led the QA efforts of several media companies in the US including NBC Universal and AT&T which resulted in better products and contents being delivered to the public.

Abdoulaye holds a MS degree in Computer Science from Institut Mines-Télécom (France) and Polytechnique Montréal (Canada).

In his free time, Abdoulaye enjoys reading biographies, traveling with friends and family and attending Broadway shows. You can also catch him running up and down a basketball court on a beautiful day or at the gym.

If Abdoulaye could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Thomas Edison, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Kobe Bryant.

George Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

George has been developing software for over 10 years and considers it his true passion. He loves the challenge of making software as scalable and performant as possible. After serving five years in the United States Army, including a tour in Afghanistan, George attended Arizona State University, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys spending all of the time he can with his wife and two little ones.

If George could choose 3 famous friends, they would be Dennis Ritchie, Pancho Villa, and Jack Kerouac.

Sarah Rivas

Sarah Rivas

Software Engineer

Sarah is a Software Engineer at Unite Us who is passionate about Web technology and building impactful software for our partners. After graduating from New York University with a degree in Economics, she began her career working to improve patient outcomes in the Clinical Research Department of Memorial Sloan Kettering. Through her work and curiosity, she discovered the field of Software Development and graduated from the Flatiron School. She loves the constantly evolving nature and technical breadth of working on modern web applications. Outside of work, she loves traveling and listening to live music.

If Sarah could choose 3 best famous best friends, they would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, and Michael Scott (from the Office).

Tyler Sargent

Senior Software Engineer

Tyler spent a number of years in a touring band, where he was both the bass player and the de facto IT guy. Since then he has worked at digital agencies and startups as a software engineer. When he is not programming, he enjoys playing music and listening to Peter and the Wolf with his four year-old. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Maya, and their daughters, Noa and Alma.

If Tyler could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Fred Rogers, John Coltrane, and Bach.

Jarret Bryan

Jarret Bryan

Software Engineer

Jarret Bryan is a software engineer and creative technologist who is passionate about exploring the ways technology can alter our everyday experience. He earned a BA from Brown University in Science & Technology Studies and started a new career in coding and web development after working in the legal field. In his free time, Jarret plays Dungeons and Dragons and listens to too many podcasts.

If Jarret could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Colson Whitehead, Chaz Bear, and Janelle Monae.

Erik Belusic

Senior Software Engineer

After graduating from New Jersey Institute of Technology, Erik spent time working at a small digital agency building websites and applications for clients. From there he joined a consulting firm, building internal tools to streamline business processes. Erik is passionate about solving problems, learning how things work, and sharing knowledge both in and out of the technology domain. Outside of work Erik enjoys riding his motorcycle, grilling steaks, and has an unhealthy obsession with time travel movies.

If Erik could choose 3 celebrity best friends, they would be Paul Walker, Ricky Gervais, and Batman

Carol Mirakove

Senior Software Engineer, Test

Carol began testing software while pursuing her MFA in creative writing. By the time she graduated, her love for engineering — and for breaking things — developed into a compelling career path. Carol has led QA on solutions for startups and enterprise companies, consistently improving quality of service. Outside of work she takes advantage of NYC's bountiful art, theater, and poetry offerings.

If Carol could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Hilma af Klint, Audre Lorde, and Etel Adnan.

Daniel Kim

Software Engineer

Daniel graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 with a B.A. in political science. He worked as a legal assistant for a year and a half before deciding to learn how to code. He self-studied for a few months before attending a coding bootcamp in NYC, and afterward found his way to Unite Us. On his down time, Daniel enjoys playing basketball, sketching and watching movies.

If Daniel could choose three famous best friends they would be Eric Liddell, Jack Johnson and Jimmy Chin.

Aaron Berns

Software Engineer

Adam Tanner

Senior Software Engineer

David Lo

Senior Software Engineer

Tyler Schauer

Software Engineer

Julissa Lema

Software Engineer

Leah Garber

QA Engineer

Chris Benedict

Software Engineer

Art Hall

Senior Architect

Ron Harley

Senior Software Engineer Test

Product

Eshed Doni

VP of Product

Eshed is passionate about bringing good ideas to life and making life easier via the use of technology. Eshed finds it difficult to resist the temptation to build new solutions to address problems crying for solutions.

Eshed started his career as a software development manager in the Israeli Air Force and has since spent equal periods of time building, growing and evolving engineering and product teams, focusing on startups across a variety of markets. Eshed holds BSc in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the Technion. Eshed is an avid traveler and loves hiking and scuba diving.

If Eshed could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be The Dalai Lama, Paul Auster, and Paul David Hewson.

Emilia Toro

Product Manager

Emilia has worked in healthcare and technology in various capacities, and is happy to have settled at the intersection of the two. After studying International Development and Hispanic Studies at Brown University, she spent a few years in Washington DC as a global health consultant. She then moved to New York City and shifted gears for her first foray into tech at the online food ordering service Grubhub/Seamless. She jumped at the opportunity to bring her combined set of skills to the founding team of a patient engagement start-up, where she led product management. Emilia continues to enjoy building solutions for health and social service providers as well as their clients. In her free time, Emilia can be found exploring the city with her beloved dog, Gia.

If Emilia could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Stephen Colbert, Michelle Obama, and Pam/Jim from The Office (package deal).

Nick Cox

Product Manager

Nick is an ever-curious optimist, finding endless joy in the world's puzzles. Fittingly, Unite Us sits at the intersection of Nick's three main interests: Health, Technology, and Communication. Technology can help us improve efficiency and, he believes, further empower dreamers to keep making all our lives better.

Nick received both his BS in Global Community Health and his Master's in Health Communication from George Mason University, where he also served as a speech coach and instructor. When he's not absorbed in the Unite Us product and communities, he can be found listening to podcasts, doodling, and/or playing board games.

If Nick could recruit any 3 famous people as best friends, they would be Demitri Martin, Haruki Murakami, and Sara Quin.

Elizabeth Piazza

Product Manager

Brian Nguyen

Product Manager

Brian has always dedicated himself to redefining healthcare systems to provide services to those individuals who need it most. After completing his degrees in Cognitive Science and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, he spent two years at Helix, a consumer genetics company. At Helix, he helped develop applications for the Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai, PerkinElmers, and other healthcare providers.

As a San Francisco native, he was thrilled at the opportunity to join Unite Us team in New York. He is excited to fix healthcare by building platforms that support preventive healthcare, holistic care, and access for all.

Outside of work, he can be found volunteering at a local food incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs, consulting non-profits and companies on product and brand design, and discovering New York’s best restaurants/bakeries.

If Brian could choose three famous best friends, they would be Anne Wojcicki, Jony Ive, and Allie Wong.

Operations & Finance

Kelly Seeman

Chief of Staff

After Kelly graduated from James Madison University with a double major in Computer Information Systems and Accounting, she moved to DC to experience the beltway for a few years. While there she provided project management support to the DoJ and DoD with her last project focused in Combat Systems Engineering for the United States Navy. Eventually, she found herself a little closer to home in NYC where she discovered a love for all things operations. Often, Kelly is referred to as the “jack of all trades” but really just loves a challenge and has a passion for helping people and civic technology. When she isn’t at Unite Us you can find her spending time with her friends and family, traveling somewhere, or binge watching Netflix on her couch.

If Kelly could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Sophia Loren, Joe Biden, and Meryl Streep.

Bill Perilli

CFO

Bill is a financial executive, specializing in the technology and financial services industries, with experience ranging from pre-revenue / startup through IPO. He currently serves as the CFO for Unite Us. Bill began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young, LLP in their Life Sciences assurance practice. Subsequently, he worked for two Ernst & Young clients: American Capital, publicly traded BDC traded under the ticker “ACAS” ($4B AUM; later acquired by Ares Management “ARES”) and Cardinal Partners, a boutique VC focused on Healthcare IT investing ($0.4B AUM), followed by several CFO roles at various Venture / PE backed technology startups.

If Bill could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Vince Vaughn, Derek Jeter, and JC.

Brian LaFleur

Accounting Manager

After obtaining his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Binghamton University, Brian moved to NYC to begin his career at RSM, where he audited financial statements of public and private companies over a wide range of industries. He quickly developed a passion for start-up companies, particularly in the software industry. After gaining additional experience in the private sector at several software start-ups, Brian brings a strong financial and accounting background to Unite Us. While not at work, Brian spends his time with friends, seeking out new bars & restaurants in NYC, attending as many Islanders, Yankees and Jets games as humanly possible, and attempting to golf.

If Brian could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Dave Grohl, Ryan Reynolds, and Rickie Fowler.

Megan Sufka

Head of People

Megan graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Human Resources and Business Marketing. She loves working with people and believes strongly in humanizing the workplace - promoting flexibility, collaboration, and empathy as the best ways to see team members succeed.

Megan loves to travel and has lived in 9 states and 3 countries, recently returning to the US from a couple years in Singapore and Australia. While abroad she obtained an executive coaching certification, working 1x1 with people to help them improve their careers and personal lives. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Andrew, and their dog, Cooper. She can be bribed with tacos and Perrier.

If Megan could choose 3 famous best friends they would be: Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, and Amy Schumer.

Esther Farkas

SVP Legal and Business Affairs, General Counsel

Mike Sharkey

IT Manager

Michael is a strong believer in the power of “positive thinking,” something he attributes to his experience living with Crohn’s Disease since a diagnosis in 2003. A graduate from the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University, he utilizes his technical knowledge and deep understanding of the end user to ensure a stable product and the best possible experience for Unite Us clients. “Sharkey” is a big fan of pizza and Apple products, most likely spending his time trying to convince you that a combination of those two things will solve all your problems.

If Sharkey could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Steve Jobs, Robin Williams, and Ferris Bueller (as played by Mathew Broderick).

Dan Estanquiero

VP of Financial Planning & Analysis

Dan enjoys shaping and developing operational strategy through data driven insights. He believes finance is uniquely positioned, given the data at their disposal, to add value to organizations through fostering collaboration, strategic planning, and developing innovative decision-making models. Dan can often be found discussing the SaaS business model and metrics, and is excited about the pioneering work in SaaS that is helping to enable unique care delivery models.

Dan holds an MBA degree and is a licensed CPA. He started his career in public accounting at EY before leading accounting teams at various publicly traded companies. Over the last five years Dan has worked with growing venture backed companies to help them scale sustainably. Most recently, he was the VP of Finance and Operations for Windsor Circle, Inc. where he led them through an acquisition to OSG Billing Services.

If Dan could choose three famous people to meet, they would be C.S. Lewis, David Skok, and Tony Dungy.

Elise Riffel

Recruiter

Funmi Dosunmu

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Jake Thomson

Director of Strategic Projects

Jake is passionate about building a better, more sustainable, human-centered approach to health. He has been at the intersection of health technology, strategy, and policy his entire career, both in the USA and 2 years overseas in Europe. Jake is energized by any opportunity to collaborate on tech-enabled models of care delivery and payment that help people get well and get access to the affordable care they need.

Jake received his bachelor’s degree at Sanford School of Public Policy at DukeUniversity in 2008 and his Health Sector Management MBA at Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 2019. Needless to say, Jake is a fierce Blue Devil basketball fan. When he’s not noodling on tough problems or rooting for his favorite team, he loves being at home cooking meals and enjoying an active life outdoors with his wife Erin and dog Bacon.

If Jake could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Shane Battier, Diplo, and Professor X.

Alejandra Love

Director of Learning & Development

Alex is passionate about empowering people to perform with excellence. After graduating with a BA, Alex began working as an elementary school educator but quickly realized she could make a greater impact on the lives of children as a coach to other educators. With a new perspective on the power of adult learning, Alex returned to school earning her MPA with a dual major in Management and Nonprofit Administration.

Holding firm to the belief that quality learning programs are a key component to ongoing organizational success, Alex took on the Director of Learning and Development in hopes of collaborating with the Unite Us team to do great things in the realm of healthcare coordination. She enjoys family time with her husband and daughter.

If Alex could choose 3 famous best friends they would be Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, and Beyonce.

Ramona Robles

Manager of Learning & Development

Ramona is a lifelong learner, organizer, and experienced solution-finder. With a curiosity and passion for improving the world around her, Ramona pursued work to serve her community resulting in an extensive background in behavior therapy, education, and social work.

As a Social Worker, Ramona developed a skill for and enjoyed guiding, coaching and empowering her colleagues and peers. This inspired her to pursue a Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. After obtaining her degree, Ramona moved from California to New York, where she combined her knowledge in workplace behavior with an empathetic approach for connecting with people, to establish a career in Organizational Development. As an Organizational Development professional, Ramona has developed sustainable processes, coached employees, and led workshops to empower and educate her peers. At Unite Us, as Manager of Learning and Development, Ramona will use this experience to support Unite Us in connecting communities across the country.

On her free time, Ramona loves to read, learn new recipes, explore new restaurants, facetime with family, and travel.

If Ramona could choose three famous best friends they would be Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler, and Sonia Sotomayor.

Matt Stadler

Financial Analyst

Taylor Watson

People Operations Coordinator

Taylor recently graduated from Clemson University and received a B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. Through Taylor’s previous internships, she found a passion for Human Resources. Although she enjoyed her time down south, she always knew the northeast had her heart and is currently back living in New Jersey.

Taylor has a niche for working in high-energy environments and is always enthusiastic about working with others. As People Operations Coordinator here at Unite Us, Taylor is eager to support her team in their growth and development while learning as much as possible along the way! When not in the office, Taylor loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, and binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix.

If Taylor could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Robin Williams, Kristen Bell, and Dwayne Johnson.

Data

Monica Son

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Monica is the Senior Quantitative Analyst at Unite Us. She is passionate about healthcare and is particularly interested in coming up with innovative solutions that remove barriers to healthcare in vulnerable populations. Her experience in the space includes pricing insurance products on various state exchanges, evaluating value-based contract arrangements, and working directly with clinicians to develop new interventions on treating patients.

Prior to Unite Us, Monica led the data analytics team at Call9, an emergency telemedicine provider to nursing home residents, and worked on actuarial consulting projects at Milliman. Monica has a B.A. in Statistics and Geography from Mount Holyoke College.

In her free time, Monica likes to read, get lost in Prospect Park, travel, and learn new things.

If Monica could choose three famous best friends, they would be Conan O’Brien, Rihanna, and Ilana Glazer.