Dan Brillman

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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 three famous best friends, they would be Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, and John Kruk.

Dan Brillman

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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

Taylor Justice

Co-Founder and President

Christina Mainelli

Chief Operating Officer

Christina has focused her career in healthcare, most recently at Boston-based Beacon Health Options, where she was the Chief Growth Officer. She has expertise in launching new clinical models that are technology-enabled to improve cost, quality and access. In addition, she has expertise in growing and scaling companies. Passionate about improving healthcare quality and access for underserved populations, Christina was drawn to Unite Us’ core value, “Be a good human.” Always up for a challenge, she’s excited to apply her knowledge and experience to the integration of social services with physical and behavioral healthcare, as all three are required to support whole-person care and truly make an impact on an individual’s quality of life. Christina earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont and her MBA from Yale University with a focus on healthcare--she remains active in the Yale School of Management and the Yale Alumni Association. A New England girl through-and-through, Christina lives in Connecticut with her husband and children, but spends much of her time on the Rhode Island coast where she spent her childhood summers. When she’s not thinking about new healthcare models, Christina loves to be outside running, hiking, skiing or playing with her two English labrador retrievers, Cira and Luna.

Christina’s three famous friends would be Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Daniel Craig and Daenerys Targaryen.

Christina Mainelli

Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Binder

Chief of Staff

Kelly isn't scared of starting with a "blank piece of paper" and believes thinking outside of the box, collaboration and hard work are the keys to solving some of the most complex problems. She trusts her gut (loves data-driven decisions, too) and has a true passion for helping people and civic technology. Her life before Unite Us (which is hard to imagine), included working with the DoJ and DoD on large-scale software implementations and navigating the world of Combat Systems Engineering. 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 with her husband and trusted puppy, Bowie.

If Kelly could choose three famous best friends, they would be the Obamas and Nancy Meyers.

Kelly Binder

Chief of Staff

Esther Farkas

SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

Esther Farkas

SVP of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

Bill Perilli

Chief Financial Officer

Bill is a financial executive with 15+ years in the Healthcare IT and Life Sciences. His experience ranges from pre-revenue / startup through IPO. Bill began his career as a CPA with EY in their Life Sciences assurance practice. From there he spent 10 years in PE and VC at American Capital, Cardinal Partners and Scout Ventures. He leveraged that experience and a growing interest in operational finance to transition to the portfolio company side of things, serving as VP of Finance and CFO at several VC backed digital health firms, including Cureatr and Koneksa Health. He met the founders of Unite Us through his network in 2014 and was immediately hooked on the mission! Bill has served as their outsourced CFO until 2018, when he joined full time.

Bill Perilli

Chief Financial Officer

Shandy Guharoy

Chief Technology Officer

Shandy has been a healthcare technologist for most of his professional career, motivated by the desire to solve complex problems via application of tools and technology. He has been part of successful start-ups like Lumenos and Evolent Health, organizations that drove to transform care delivery and consumer experience. He has also spent time working in the nonprofit, telecommunications, and publishing industry, however healthcare is his true north. Shandy lives with his two kids, wife, and his Labrador pup in Arlington, VA. Shandy earned his undergraduate degree in engineering from Jadavpur University, India and Executive MBA from Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Shandy is a keen follower of sports and enjoys identifying patterns that drive successful and winning teams. He hopes to bring those principles to Unite Us, further propelling organizational and team success. Shandy believes that social care is a key component of healthcare, particularly for underserved communities. He is inspired by the fundamental shift and impact that Unite Us could achieve in social care, healthcare, and broader society, as the organization continues to grow deeper into communities. Fully aware of the role technology needs to play in that mission, he is excited to be part of the team.

Three famous friends would be Nelson Mandela, Mohammad Yunus, and Lionel Messi.

Shandy Guharoy

Chief Technology Officer

Brad Arner

VP of Engineering

Brad has been building software products for start-ups since leaving the military. After graduating from Ohio State University, Brad joined the United States Army and served on deployments to Iraq and Africa. His leadership experience in the military has played a crucial role in helping manage the rapidly expanding team of technologists at Unite Us. His background is in full-stack software development, which has been important for understanding all the factors involved in delivering high-quality software from inception all the way to production.

Brad Arner

VP of Engineering

Eric Beane

Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs

Eric comes to Unite Us with a demonstrated record of system change and a passion for improving people’s lives. Most recently, he served as Secretary of Health & Human Services in Rhode Island where he prioritized improving access to health care, controlling costs, and addressing the addiction and overdose crisis. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the State of Rhode Island and as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor of Maryland. Earlier in his career, he practiced as a trial attorney for the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Eric is excited to join a dynamic company that recognizes that building healthier communities requires collaboration between our health system and social service organizations. Outside of work, Eric enjoys traveling, hiking and reading (a mix of history and fiction).

If Eric could have three famous friends, they would be Nelson Mandela, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jacinda Ardern.

Eric Beane

Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs

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 three famous best friends, they would be The Dalai Lama, Paul Auster, and Paul David Hewson.

Eshed Doni

VP Product

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 three famous best friends, they would be Anthony Bourdain, Massimo Bottura, and Alexander Humboldt.

Sabina Loscalzo

Director of Marketing

Raj Madhure

VP of Sales for Western North America

Raj has worked for over twenty years with health plans, hospitals, and medical providers at Deloitte, Kaiser Permanente, and Optum (United Health Group). His focus has been in helping health care organizations better engage members and patients. He’s excited about how Unite Us brings together health and social care. Raj grew up in the San Fernando Valley; much of his teen years were spent at the mall, movie theater, and the local Tower Records. He keeps trying to bring “dude” and “radical” back into the common lexicon. Raj lives in Pasadena with his wife, Anjani, and their three children.

If Raj could choose three famous best friends, they would be Gabor Mate, Chris Rock, and Douglas Adams.

Raj Madhure

VP of Sales for Western North America

Vinod Miriyala

VP, Data

Vinod comes to Unite Us from Kaiser Permanente, where he managed the Analytics and Data Management team within their Corporate Services Business unit. He lives in Highlands Ranch, a suburb of Denver, CO. An engineer from India, he majored in electronics and communication and minored in satellite systems. Vinod, from an army household, loves the outdoors, taking his Husky on long hikes, connecting with people, racing cars, making music, and understanding eclectic culture. Vinod thrives in a fast-paced, mission-driven organization, working on transformational systems that improve health outcomes, enabling people everywhere to live healthier lives. Vinod’s biggest goal is to develop an array of analytic capabilities on a robust data platform. With a desire to serve in the health arena, Vinod built expertise on payer and provider core platforms adding an analytical approach to solve challenges in cost and quality of care.
Vinod began to consider the importance of empathy, curiosity, and hands-on experience to help move communities towards a healthier care continuum. He searched for an organization that prioritized wellness and whole-person care, beyond the confines of the hospital or provider’s office, and chose Unite Us.

If Vinod could choose three best friends, they would be Chess GrandMaster Anand Vishwanathan, Indian (Bollywood) Movie Star Arvind Swami, and Grammy/Oscar Award winner A.R. Rahman.

Vinod Miriyala

VP, Data

Andrew Price

Co-Founder and 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.

Andrew Price

Co-Founder and Director of Outreach

Henry Stanley

VP of Operations

Henry is an engaged business leader with proven experience that spans strategic planning, operations, and finance. While his journey began in financial services, he pivoted and found comfort in launching affordable solutions on the health marketplace for a leading health insurer. Henry has a passion for developing and delivering strategic initiatives that require deep-thinking, and certainly has fun while doing it! He is an alum of both Columbia and NYU Stern, so it's no surprise that he enjoys the hustle and bustle that emanates from the city. Although Henry has traveled to over 40 countries, he is always looking for another passport stamp.

Henry Stanley

VP of Operations

Steve Strauss

VP of Sales for Eastern North America

Steve is a reformed attorney and former nonprofiteer. 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 three famous best friends, they would be Imhotep, Hermione Granger, and Bill Murray.

Steve Strauss

VP of Sales for Eastern North America

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 nine states and three 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, her son, Larson, and their dog, Cooper. She can be bribed with tacos and Perrier.

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

Megan Sufka

Head of People

Micheline Tocco

VP of Customer Success

Micheline is the Head of Customer Success at Unite Us, where she leads our client services, community engagement and user support teams in the development and implementation of our network-building curriculum. Micheline loves building successful teams from the ground-up with a strengths-based leadership style. She is passionate about supporting systems-level change with a locally-informed approach and her work prior to Unite Us includes school-based health program management. She enjoys salsa dancing, fitness, and cooking up a storm, and can often be found planning her next outdoor adventure.

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

Micheline Tocco

VP of Customer Success

Melissa Sherry

VP of Social Care Integration

Melissa came to Unite Us after 11 years working on population health management and public health strengthening initiatives, both domestically and internationally, including work in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. Most recently, Melissa worked as the Director of Population Health Innovation and Transformation for Johns Hopkins Healthcare, where her focus was on partnering with community-based organizations to improve health outcomes in high risk populations. Melissa was drawn to Unite Us after hearing about how mission-driven the company was, and realizing that it combined her interests in strengthening communities, improving population health, and generating data to show the value of investing in people’s basic needs. Melissa finished a PhD in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) in May 2019, where her research focused on quantifying the associations between neighborhood resources and medical spending to make the case for financial investment in neighborhood resources. She previously completed an MPH at JHSPH in 2012, and has a BS and a BA from The Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!). Melissa currently lives in Washington, DC, where she enjoys working out, spending time with her horse, cooking, and dreaming about being able to travel again so she can get back to trying to visit every country in the world.

If Melissa could choose three famous friends, she would choose Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anthony Bourdain, and Jacinda Ardern.

Melissa Sherry

VP of Social Care Integration

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 three famous best friends, it would be the alleged inventors of peanut butter: Skippy, Jif, and Peter Pan.

Skye Brillman

Chief Canine Officer

Jake Thomson

Director of Interoperability

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 two 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 Duke University 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 three famous best friends, they would be Shane Battier, Diplo, and Professor X.

Jake Thomson

Director of Interoperability

Molly Harris

Director of Compliance

Molly is passionate about learning all she can, and questioning the status quo. She holds a master's degree in nonprofit organization management from Northeastern University, and a Juris doctorate degree from Elon University School of Law. Molly began her professional career as the Legal Compliance Officer for a midwifery and maternity care company. Her passion for maternity care lead her to pursue her doula and lactation consultant certifications. A long time advocate for children and young adults, Molly has worked as a high school Speech & Debate coach, and as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem, representing children in foster care or family court. A Midwest transplant from Youngstown, Ohio, Molly now lives in Durham, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

If Molly could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Michelle Obama… unless she is hungry, then Nancy Silverton, Massimo Bottura, and Anthony Bourdain.

Molly Harris

Director of Compliance

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).

Mike Sharkey

IT Manager

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, Learning and Development position 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 three famous best friends, they would be Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, and Rihanna.

Alex Love

Director, Learning and Development

Breklyn Smith

Director of Care Transformation

Breklyn, who goes by Brek, started her career as a software programmer. It soon became clear that her calling was to organize work and enable communication. Working with teams toward a shared goal is what invigorates her, and doing that while building relationships makes her work more than a job. Improving the lives and health of those in her community and beyond excites and inspires her to do more and push further. Brek graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in computer science and an addiction to Duke basketball. She lives in Apex, NC with her husband, loves traveling, seeing live music (especially when her husband is playing), and all the food.

If Brek could choose three famous best friends, they would be Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Hollis and Julie Ertz.

Breklyn Smith

Director of Care Transformation

Angela Kim

Manager, Talent Strategy

As member of the People Operations team at Unite Us, Angela is passionate about creating a safe, sincere, and supportive workplace that is home to the ever-growing Unite Us family. Although she currently lives in New York, she considers herself a "global citizen", having lived in various different cities and countries (most recently Gurgaon, India). She loves learning about people's culture and history, and that is what attracted her to this human-centric career. Outside of work, you can find Angela browsing Classpass for fun workout sessions, exploring plant nurseries while daydreaming of owning her personal greenhouse one day, and bingeing on true crime or nature documentaries on Netflix.

If Angela could choose three famous best friends, they would be Emilia Clarke, Shakira, and Albert Camus.

Angela Kim

Manager, Talent Strategy

Ariel Pilgrim

Office Manager

Ariel is originally from the island of Grenada. She started her career in the Hospitality industry while in Grenada and later transitioned to office operations and management at a nonprofit organization in Queens when she moved to New York. She is a graduate of the CUNY York College in Queens where she obtained a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and a minor in pre-law. Ariel loves working with people! She thrives in collaborative environments and enjoys learning and being apart of new, revolutionary initiatives.
She hopes to grow with and contribute to the development of the team here at Unite Us!
Outside of work, Ariel enjoys exploring the city looking for new restaurants, traveling and hanging with friends and binge watching Netflix with a pint of ice cream.

If Ariel could choose three famous best friends, they would be Gabrielle Union, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.

Ariel Pilgrim

Office Manager

Amela Musovic

Staff Accountant

Amela has always had a passion for helping those who need it the most. She has been able to integrate this passion with accounting, ultimately accomplishing the best of both worlds. Amela graduated from Saint Francis College with her bachelor of science and master of science in accounting. While obtaining her degrees, she participated in two internships, focusing on corporate taxes and payroll. Amela is excited to play a vital, supportive role to the finance team. During her free time, Amela loves spending time with her family, taking long walks, and cooking.

If Amela could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ellen DeGeneres, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Aniston.

Amela Musovic

Staff Accountant

Alex Lipton

Corporate Counsel

Alex is passionate about working with communities to address systemic inequities. He received his BA from Harvard College and JD from NYU Law. After graduating from Harvard, Alex joined Teach for America and worked as a middle school history teacher and debate coach in East San Jose, California. Before joining Unite Us, Alex was an associate in the IP and Technology Transactions group at Skadden in New York and a law clerk for a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In his free time, Alex enjoys writing music, playing cello, and hiking with friends.

If Alex could choose three famous best friends, they would be Brandi Carlile, Isaac Asimov, and Fred Rogers.

Alex Lipton

Corporate Counsel

Jessica Paddock

Director of Recruiting

Jessica is passionate about bringing awesome people together. Connecting individuals to solve problems collaboratively (and having fun while doing it) is what drew her to recruiting. She loves listening to candidate stories and connecting them with opportunities to thrive and make an impact. Jessica's roots are in Boston as a foreign language teacher (German and French). After relocating to Raleigh with her husband Chad and daughter Laura, she pivoted into the start-up world. A professional background in hospitality, strategy, sales, and community building are what drew her to Unite Us and their powerhouse team. Outside of work you can find Jessica making up excuses to celebrate so she can entertain friends, travel, or do house renovation projects.

If Jessica could choose three famous best friends they would be Guy Raz, Michelle Obama and Reese Witherspoon.

Jessica Paddock

Director of Recruiting

Russell Reese

Recruiter

After graduating with a degree in psychology from SUNY Oneonta, Russell pursued a career in technical recruitment. Russell has a passion for learning about new technologies and being able to find top talent for the teams that he partners with. At Unite Us he will be partnering with our engineering, product and data teams to create strategies in order to identify and deliver on top talent. Outside of work you can find Russell either watching the New England Patriots or watching Interstellar.

If Russell could choose three famous best friends they would be: Christopher Nolan, J.Cole, and Jackie Chan.

Russell Reese

Recruiter

Shaquana Johnson

Corporate Counsel

Shaquana comes to Unite Us from the Clinical Trial Industry. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law. She is the daughter of a military veteran so she moved around frequently in her youth, but she calls North Carolina home. In her personal life Shaquana has always enjoyed helping others and solving complex problems, specifically those impacting underserved populations. Unite Us has afforded Shaquana the opportunity to align her personal passion with her profession.

If Shaquana could choose three famous best friends, they would be, Ciara, J.Cole and Left-Eye.

Shaquana Johnson

Corporate Counsel

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 uses this experience to support Unite Us in connecting communities across the country. In 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.

Ramona Robles

Manager, Learning and Development

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 three famous best friends, they would be Olivia Benson (Law & Order, SVU), Kristen Bell, and Dwayne Johnson.

Taylor Watson

People Operations Coordinator

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.

Dan Estanqueiro

VP of Financial Planning and Analysis

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 three famous best friends, they would be Scott Van Pelt, Dave Grohl and Jason Sudeikis.

Brian LaFleur

Accounting Manager

Michaela Ferrari

Senior Manager, Social Care Integration

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 county-wide 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).

Michaela Ferrari

Senior Manager, Social Care Integration

Mark White

Recruiter

Mark has over 6 years of professional recruiting experience- both in-house and agency perspectives. He graduated with a BA in writing from Naropa University in Colorado. At Unite Us, he loves getting the opportunity to interview passionate, value-driven candidates all across the US. Mark grew up on a farm in the midwest and he's always especially excited to interview candidates in his home state of Minnesota! He lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn and on weekends you can find him eating BBQ and key lime pie near the water.

If Mark could choose three famous best friends, they would be Malala Yousafzai, Cardi B, and Bill Nye.

Mark White

Recruiter

Ariel Williams

HR Business Partner

Ariel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Social Entrepreneurship from Antioch University - Los Angeles, an alma mater offering an ocean of knowledge. There she embraced and became one with their core values of social justice, undying service to the community, and a lifelong journey of learning. Never too early seems to be a mantra of Ariel’s life as her career in human resources began at an early stage start-up whilst she was still a college student. Through this experience, she was able to unearth and discover her enthusiasm for problem solving. Ariel now actively seeks out opportunities allowing her to improve and uplift people’s lives through the employee work experience. In her free time, she enjoys browsing the internet. People might have Netflix, Hulu, or perhaps even reading as their pastimes. Ariel believes that YouTube is a treasure trove and animal videos are the real treasure.

If Ariel were to choose three famous best friends, they would be Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jeff Bezos.

Ariel Williams

HR Business Partner

Alex Koch

Regional Manager - Social Care Integration

Alex joined us from California, where he received his Masters Public Health and Masters Business Administration at UC Berkeley. His background includes population health, value-based care, and digital health, spending time at Evolent Health, Welbe Health, and Doximity. After graduating from the University of Virginia he worked in finance, and despite discovering his passion for healthcare he can still occasionally be found frowning at spreadsheets. Alex lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife. Alex is a strong (and often vocal) proponent of our healthcare system addressing underlying social needs, and believes that facilitating coordination between different service providers is a critical first step. He hopes to help Unite Us’s partners address the foundational needs of their clients in new ways using better information, closer collaboration, and unified funding streams.

If Alex could choose three famous best friends they would be Prince, Lamar Jackson, and Jane Fonda.

Alex Koch

Regional Manager - Social Care Integration

Ariffa Bevin

Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Ariffa has worked in the state and non-profit sectors, and spent most of her career in health care and education, with a strong emphasis on health equity, health literacy, and the social determinants of health. Her focus and mission at Unite Us is the advancement in the education and program implementation of these areas for both internal teams and community partners, and to continue to drive change and long-lasting impact.

Ariffa is a certified health coach and mindfulness/meditation instructor. She enjoys her study of samurai martial arts, and cooking tasty meals. She lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Brad, and their cat Solis, “the love bug.”

If Ariffa could choose three famous best friends, they would be Bruce Lee, Keanu Reeves, and Maya Angelou.

Ariffa Bevin

Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Zahra Abadin

Operations Analyst

Zahra graduated from The University of California Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources where she majored in societies & environment— an interdisciplinary focus area that allowed her to explore the intersections between the environment and health. Zahra has previously served in leadership roles at 503(c)3 nonprofits including IGNITE, and the Associated Students of the University of California. Through these roles, Zahra has developed expertise in diverse areas including legislative affairs, operations management, youth mentorship, and community organizing. Zahra firmly believes in a community centered approach to addressing health disparities— which is what brought her to Unite Us. When not at Unite Us Zahra can be found (loudly) rooting for her favorite soccer & basketball teams, volunteering on political campaigns, and searching for the perfect cappuccino across and beyond the Bay.

If Zahra could choose three famous best friends, they would be Arundhati Roy, Edward Said, and Malcolm X.

Zahra Abadin

Operations Analyst

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 three famous best friends, they would be James Baldwin, Zora Neal Hurston, and Liana Fink.

Samantha Adelberg

Community Engagement Manager

Ramon Alvarez

Operations Analyst

Ramon Alvarez

Operations Analyst

Kristena Armwood

Network Health Manager

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.

Kristena Armwood

Network Health Manager

Anna Becker

Senior Account Manager

Anna Becker

Senior Account Manager

Mary Bier

Account Director, Texas & Oklahoma

Mary has always been drawn to helping others and solving complex problems. This led her to work in the software and technology field, where she's enjoyed working strategically with clients to help them make an impact in their respective fields. 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. In her free time, you'll find Mary playing Uno with her husband and two children.

If Mary could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton, and Clay Matthews. (Go Pack Go!)

Mary Bier

Account Director, Texas & Oklahoma

Molly Blumgart

Director of Network Health

Molly brings a depth of experience in grant and network management in the nonprofit world to her role as National Deputy Director for Unite Us's work with Kaiser Permanente. 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 distillery/brewery scene, poke around used book stores, and find new running paths.

If Molly could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ava DuVernay, Elizabeth Warren, and N.K. Jemisin.

Molly Blumgart

Director of Network Health

Hana Bole

Project 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 three famous best friends, they would be Rachel Hollis, Taylor Swift, and Meghan Markle.

Hana Eileen Bole

Project Manager

Christine Boston

Senior Account 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.

Christine Boston

Senior Account Manager

Marla Browne

Director of Network Hub Support

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 then as the NC 2-1-1 Director for Western North Carolina. In both capacities she served on the leadership teams that built both 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. 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.

Marla Browne

Director of Network Hub Support

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 three famous best friends, they would be Kristen Wiig, Dolly Parton, and Andy Cohen.

Abi Bussone

Community Engagement Manager

Olivia Button

Senior Manager, Learning and Evaluation

After graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in public health, Olivia moved to New York City to complete a service year with AmeriCorps as an Adolescent Health Educator. She also worked at a bakery, Sweet Generation helping to formalize and manage their nonprofit job training program for young adults. In both roles, she grew her program and people management skills - working with teenagers accelerated that! Olivia brings to Unite Us a fervor for building more equitable communities, getting things done, and helping the Customer Success team's work become more sustainable and efficient. In her free time, Olivia volunteers with the Parole Preparation Project where she helps people incarcerated in New York state prison prepare for their parole interviews. She also enjoys bird watching, riding her bike to new neighborhoods, and is still looking for New York City's best chocolate chip cookie.

If Olivia could choose three famous best friends, they would be Clint Smith, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Unite Us CEO Dan Brillman.

Olivia Button

Senior Manager, Learning and Evaluation

Kendra Canty

Senior Account Manager

Kendra brings a multifaceted set of experiences to her role as a Project Manager at Unite Us.
Unite Us often notes that a patient’s health is due largely to circumstances outside of the four walls of a doctor’s office. After graduating from Kansas State University with a degree in secondary education, Kendra found that, in her time as a high-school English teacher, the same concept held true for her students. Children whose social needs weren’t being met outside the four walls of the classroom were generally not thriving or succeeding in the classroom. The health-and-social-services landscape was not easy for her students or their families to navigate.
She became more deeply familiar with the fragmented nature of the social services terrain as her husband and his peers transitioned out of the military, at which time Kendra had transitioned to writing and editing part-time while she raised her small children. Fast forward a few years after a move to DC and a career transition to program management, and Kendra couldn’t be more thrilled to have joined Unite Us as Project Manager for the Mid-Atlantic States. She incorporates the knowledge and skills she’s learned as a teacher, editor and program management consultant to her role. She’s happy to be part of a mission-driven team that’s so passionate about ensuring all people have access to health and social services that will help them thrive and succeed. In her free time, you’ll likely find Kendra spending time with her family, practicing yoga, taking long walks and hikes, or drinking coffee while talking with her sister.

If she could choose three famous best friends, they’d be Barack Obama, Jennifer Garner, and Angelina Jolie.

Kendra Canty

Senior Account Manager

Shannon Martinez

Implementation Manager

Shannon comes to Unite Us after working in international development, social research, and nonprofits focusing on health and education. After earning BAs in cultural anthropology and Journalism at Seattle University, Shannon spent two years in Rwanda as an education volunteer with the Peace Corps. She later earned her MA in social sciences from the University of Chicago and was a research assistant for various healthcare studies, primarily exploring social determinants of health. In her professional experience with Chicago nonprofits, Shannon’s main areas of work included developing support networks, developing/implementing organizational strategies, and working with partners to deliver impactful youth empowerment programs. Shannon loves solving problems and implementing sustainable, efficient solutions, which is why she is so excited to be a part of the Customer Success team at Unite Us. When she’s not working, you’ll find Shannon doing crossword puzzles in the park with her husband, cuddling with their two cats, or binge-watching the latest true crime docuseries.

If Shannon could choose three famous best friends, they would be: Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, and Albus Dumbledore.

Shannon Martinez

Implementation Manager

Megan L Carlson

Senior Manager, Network Growth

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 three famous best friends, they would be Beyoncé, Michael Scott, and Julia Roberts.

Megan L Carlson

Senior Manager, Network Growth

Samantha Chen

Network Health Manager

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

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

Samantha Chen

Network Health Manager

Liz Cowley

Community Engagement Manager

Liz first found her passion for social work and community health as Crisis Intervention Counselor during her freshman year of college. She continued to work closely in domestic violence services, specifically from a prevention and advocacy 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 across the country. Liz brings her unique expertise of building authentic relationships, front line knowledge of social services, and passion for holistic care to Unite Us. In her free time, Liz can be found balancing life with pilates, chocolate, cooking Sunday dinner, and starting dance parties wherever possible.

If Liz could choose three famous best friends, they would be Elaine Benes, Mark Ruffalo, and Rihanna.

Liz Cowley

Community Engagement Manager

Drew Dickson

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 three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Beyonce, and Serena Williams.

Drew Dickson

Community Engagement Manager

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.

Megan Ducoff

Director of Customer Success Operations

Georgina Dukes

Network Director, Southern Region

Georgina Dukes 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 science 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 operations. After graduation, she was awarded the Duke Health Administrative Fellowship where she executed on projects bridging the gap between hospitals and community health initiatives. Prior to joining Unite Us, she served as the Strategic Services Associate for Duke Heart. When Georgina is not working, you can find her with her son, Romeo, either blogging on a life experience, at a Marvel Movie premiere, advocating for equity in the community, or on instagram.

If Georgina could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Oprah, Jay -Z, and Charlamagne Tha God.

Georgina Dukes

Network Director, Southern Region

Victoria Duong

Network Health Manager

Victoria developed a passion for public health from her time growing up in Seattle and attending the University of Washington (go Huskies!). Inspired by what was being done to tackle STIs/HIV in her hometown, she relocated to New Orleans for her Master's of Public Health in health management from Tulane, where she did community-based research on HIV. With joining Unite Us, she is really excited to positively impact health outcomes on a wide-scale. Outside of work, Victoria loves to cook, do yoga, and watch food shows.

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

Victoria Duong

Network Health Manager

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 nonprofit sector, she is excited to be at Unite Us to continue working towards a community where everyone has the supports the 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 three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Tina Fey, and Jameela Jamil.

JiJi El Masri

Community Engagement Manager

Stacy Elmer

National Director, KP

Stacy Elmer is the National Director for Unite Us focused on implementing the platform across all Kaiser Permanente service areas. Prior to joining Unite Us, Stacy spent five years at Kaiser working on innovation and technology initiatives, and the fifteen years preceding working in county, state and Federal governments including at the White House as the Director for Incident Management on the National Security Staff. Her expertise includes healthcare, national security, emergency preparedness and response, and public policy. Stacy possesses an MPA from Columbia University, a BA in neuroscience from Colorado College and is finishing a PhD in philosophy from the University of Kansas. She is a certified EMT, and has published in healthcare, law, disaster response and philosophy journals.

Stacy Elmer

National Director, Kaiser Permanente

Megan Eluhu

Network Health Manager

Megan Eluhu

Network Health Manager

Alicia Kanazoe

Network Hub Support Specialist

Alicia lives in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she focused on Sociology, Psychology, and a minor in Political Science. During her time at the University of Nebraska became a Thompson Buffett and Omaha World Herald Scholar.

Alicia went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Human Services from Bellevue University. Since obtaining her degree, Alicia has focused on serving her community through her roles within local government agencies (Douglas County Child Support Services, State of Nebraska Children and Family Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Office on Aging) and non-profit organizations. Alicia believes in building her community up and making changes that can impact her community for the better one relationship at a time.

When not at work, Alicia spends her time reading, volunteering, spending time with family and friends or watching Netflix. If Alicia had to choose her top three movies, they would be Resident Evil, Passenger 57, and Aquaman.

Alicia Kanazoe

Network Hub Support Specialist

Liam Fitzgerald

Network Health Manager

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 health policy team at a government consulting firm, specializing in medicaid waivers and marketplace insurance analysis, Liam joined Unite Us in its DC office. Through allowing health and social service providers to join forces while serving the area, he's hoping to better the total health and wellbeing of local residents. 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.

Liam Fitzgerald

Network Health Manager

Annika Gage

Account 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 the Ashoka Foundation to pilot a digital survey on nutrition in rural schools. 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 three famous people, they would have to be Tiffany Haddish, Mae West, and Samantha Power.

Annika Gage

Account Manager

Bianca Garcia

Network Health Manager

Bianca Garcia

Network Health Manager

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 three famous best friends, they would be Rihanna, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Chrissy Teigen.

Mikayla Gaspary

Community Engagement Manager

Kate Geouge Brown

Network Health 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 nonprofit 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 the NC 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 three famous best friends, they would be Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama, and Karen Kilgariff.

Kate Geouge Brown

Network Health Manager

Project Manager

Operations Analyst

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, or meditating!

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

Marisa Murugan

Project Manager

Christopher Perry-Coon

Regional Accounts Director, Northeastern U.S.

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.

Christopher Perry-Coon

Regional Accounts Director, Northeastern U.S.

Angela Petriello

Enablement 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 nonprofit 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 three famous best friends they would be Janelle Monae, Michelle Obama, and Octavia Butler.

Angela Petriello

Enablement Manager

Emily Anders

Network Health 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 three famous best friends, they would be Julia Roberts, Chance the Rapper, and Michael Scott.

Emily Anders

Network Health Manager

Dorai Raz

Operations Analyst

After Dorai completed her military service in the Israeli Defense Force, she went on a backpacking journey for five months throughout Central America. Her five month journey extended to almost seven 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.

Dorai Raz

Operations Analyst

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.

Emma Romey

Account Manager

Joshua Souane

Network Health Manager

Originally from Senegal, Joshua moved to the US at a young age where he lived in Alabama, Kentucky before settling in NYC. He comes from a nonprofit background where he worked with individuals in Brooklyn transitioning from homelessness, incarceration, and unemployment. During his MPH, he became more interested in the impact that technology could have on driving health equity in communities. He got exposed to Unite Us during his internship at Public Health Solutions, where he led the outcomes evaluation of the FNS bundle network, now part of Unite NYC. After seeing first hand the impact that Unite Us has on people that need help, He wanted to work for Unite Us. Now, as Network Health Manager, He gets to support CBOs by leveraging network data to drive actions that ensure people are quickly connected to the right services. He feels blessed to work with intelligent and passionate colleagues who care about their communities.

His three famous best friends would be Dave Chapelle, Lauren Hill, and Ravi Zacharias.

Joshua Souane

Network Health Manager

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

Brittany Sachs

Account Manager

Hannah Sawyer

Operations Analyst

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. 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.

Hannah Sawyer

Operations Analyst

Carole Sayegh

Regional Account Director, Southern U.S.

After completing her dual-degree in public health and business administration at The George Washington University in D.C., Carole moved back to her hometown of NYC to get involved in the health-tech space. She's spent most of her career supporting the healthcare sector to leverage technology to expand their impact on population health. She is passionate about how access to healthy food and transportation play a critical role in a person's overall health and feels lucky to be part of a team addressing these issues. She loves to travel abroad and has visited over 20 countries!

If Carole could choose three famous best friends, they would be John Stewart, Michelle Obama, and Lizzo (duh!).

Carole Sayegh

Regional Account Director, Southern U.S.

Olivia Sharp

Senior Network Health Manager

Olivia is a Louisville native, and has spent her career in the area helping to build community and positive impacts through youth development programming, volunteer management, and civic engagement work. She completed a corporate & organizational communication degree at Western Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing her MBA with the University of Louisville.
As a Customer Success Manager, Olivia’s outgoing nature, enthusiasm for relationship-building, and experience in client support will be instrumental in increasing accessibility and visibility of health and human services available to Kentuckians. Olivia has a passion for equality, particularly access to resources to help individuals ensure they can be happy, healthy, and safe in their communities. Unite Us works to provide connection and opportunity for community members to access the care and resources they need to thrive.

If Olivia could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Ellen Degeneres, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Olivia Sharp

Senior Network Health Manager

Kristin Oliver

Network Consultant

Kristin is an ABC (American Born Cuban) with Texas roots whose curiosity and desire to help others took her down the winding career path of nursing, Medicaid policy, research, and finally, the exciting world of health tech. As a nurse, Kristin witnessed firsthand the tragic impact that social insecurities have on a person’s ability to live a healthy and fulfilling life. She has focused on addressing the social determinants of health in every stage of her career and is happy to be continuing that work at Unite Us. Outside of work, you can find Kristin running the trails in Marin, bagging peaks in the Sierras, or trying to raise her son and daughter to be good human beings.

Kristin’s three famous best friends would be Neil Gaiman, Carrie Brownstein, and John Muir.

Kristin Neland Oliver

Senior Account Manager

Abbie Szymanski

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from NC State University, Abbie’s career has weaved through hospitality, sales, government affairs, and nonprofit 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.

Abbie Szymanski

Community Engagement Manager

Adriana Taylor

Community Engagement Manager

Originally from Mexico, Adriana brings a passion for diversity, community engagement, and an ability to find creative solutions to community concerns. After getting a psychology degree in Mexico, Adriana moved to United States and received a certificate in nonprofit management from Georgetown University. Adriana has worked in the nonprofit sector supporting vulnerable populations in different capacites, from reducing health disparities in the Latino community to supporting the development of programs focused on improving the outcomes of children and youth in the foster care system. Adriana has also served as the co-chair of a local Health and Equity Initiative and is committed to bringing people together to work collaboratively.

If she could choose three famous friends, they would be Sonia Sotomayor, Trevor Noah, and Guillermo del Toro.

Adriana Taylor

Community Engagement Manager

Amanda Terry

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from the University of South Florida with a PhD in applied medicial anthropology and a Masters in public health, Amanda led the Division of Research as a Faculy member at the University of South Florida Diabetes Center, focusing on prevention. Paired with her studies at Georgetown University where she earned a Masters degree in International Relations with a focus on human rights for transnational migrants and refugees, she has centered her career on addressing health inequities throughout diverse communities. Amanda is passionate about improving access to clinical care and social resources, while informing structural and policy level systems of change. She is thrilled to be part of the Unite Us team, helping to address those challenges in partnership with her local community of Tampa Bay! In her free time, Amanda loves spending her days at the beach with her family, 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 Tina Fey, David Sedaris, and Oprah.

Amanda Terry

Community Engagement Manager

Diana Vasquez

Network Hub Support Specialist

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 graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration and 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.

Diana Vasquez

Network Hub Support Specialist

Vivi Vo

Network Health 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 Universite, and analyzing uptake of innovative 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, being immersed in different cultures, and coffee and tea tasting.

If Vivi could have three famous best friends, they would be Justin Baldoni, Keanu Reaves, and Michael B. Jordan.

Vivi Vo

Network Health Manager

Rachael Volpe

Account Manager

As a member of the customer success team at Unite Us, Rachael is passionate about the evolution of human service delivery and ensuring quality of care for those in need. Based in Rochester, NY, she received a Bachelor’s in social work from Roberts Wesleyan College and was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, Mu Omega Chapter. Rachael has experience working with vulnerable populations in emergency family services and various housing programs. In her work, Rachael has been a partner of Unite Us for the last 3 years, allowing her to bring a unique perspective to the team. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys spending time on Canandaigua Lake with her husband and traveling.

If Rachael could pick three famous best friends they would be Lucille Ball, Queen Elizabeth II, and Tyrion Lannister.

Rachael Volpe

Account Manager

Dhanyel Barnes

Senior Network Health 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.

Dhanyel Barnes

Senior Network Health Manager

Constance Lopez

Network Health Manager

Originally from South Florida, Constance received her BS at the University of Miami with a major in neuroscience. She went on to earn her master of public health at Columbia University where she focused her studies on and is passionate about determinants of health and empowering underrepresented minorities. She worked at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the Community Health Profiles which are used to highlight the disparities among neighborhoods, and to consequntly encourage and aid community engagement and action. On the side, she enjoys teaching children how to code. She currently lives in vibrant Washington Heights and loves going to the movies, listening to audiobooks/podcasts, and trying new food with her friends.

If she could choose three famous best friends, they would be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audrey Hepburn, and Michelle Obama.

Constance Lopez

Network Health Manager

Andrew Cucuzza

Technical Support Specialist

Andrew is from Staten Island, NY and graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019 with a degree in computer and information systems. He previously worked as an intern for two companies to help progress tech projects, where he helped develop and manage new features on websites and workflows. Andrew enjoys work that shows results in helping people, so when he discovered Unite Us he knew the work ethic and purpose was exactly what he was expecting out of a career. In his free time, Andrew likes to play video games, discover new music, and catch up with friends.

If Andrew could choose 3 famous best friends, they would be Jon Favreau, Conan O'Brien, and Danny Devito

Andrew Cucuzza

Technical Support Specialist

Kelly Salire

Project Manager

Kelly graduated from James Madison University with a degree in health services administration. She started out her career in the hospital setting and loved finding ways to increase patient volume using EMRs and improve inefficiencies to ensure quality care for the patient. She is currently completing her Executive Leadership MBA at James Madison University. Outside of work and school, Kelly loves (pretending) she’s artistic - painting, drawing, decorating. She loves living by the water, currently living in Newport News, Virginia with her husband Andy, and her two four legged sons Kato and Cooper.

If Kelly could choose three famous friends, they’d be Jay Shetty, Ellen DeGeneres, and Sara Bareilles.

Kelly Salire

Project Manager

Keely McCave

Community Engagement Manager

Keely was born and raised in Billings Montana but spent a few decades in the San Francisco Bay Area going to college and working in the housing and homelessness services world before moving back to Billings in 2017. She has a B.A. in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. In 2017 Keely had the opportunity to lead the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of Yellowstone County and helped them grow to address the increasing numbers of children going into the foster care system. Keely is passionate about helping connect people to the services they need to stabilize and stay healthy. Having worked directly and indirectly with extremely vulnerable populations, Keely knows first hand, the importance of helping folks get appropriate, quality services quickly. Keely is excited to be a part of Unite Us and to help all Montana communities thrive.

If Keely could choose three best friends, they would be Maya Angelou, Stephen Colbert and David Sedaris.

Keely McCave

Community Engagement Manager

Noah Winnick

Network Consultant

Noah graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in psychology. Soon after graduation he began working at Kaiser Permanente as a project manager for patient transportation projects, medical device integration projects, and bioethics. Noah is passionate about finding ways to use technology and innovation to improve patient and community access to healthcare. Currently, Noah is in the process of earning his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. Outside of work and school, Noah is a passionate LA sports fan and a dog-dad to his clumsy boy named Hooper.

If Noah could choose three famous friends, they would be John Legend, James Corden, and Lebron James.

Noah Winnick

Network Consultant

Jenny Markell

Network Health Manager

Jenny comes to Unite Us with a background in health policy, and is passionate about ensuring individuals and families have access to quality health care and resources. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in health and societies, she spent two years researching maternal and child health policy at The Urban Institute's Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C. She then spent six months living in Melbourne, Australia, where she enjoyed the amazing coffee and weather, before moving to New York.

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

Jenny Markell

Network Health Manager

Hannah Marzocco

Senior Manager, Project Development and Strategy

Hannah comes to Unite Us from a background in nonprofit 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 youth development. With a Master’s in Education and Administrative Leadership, she strives to help individuals build skills and proactively plan to achieve their goals. Hannah has a strong passion for building capacity in communities and examining social structures.Originally from the mountains of Colorado, she enjoys being outdoors, primarly on a mountain bike, doing Ashtanga yoga, and exploring all aspects of the culinary world.

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

Hannah Marzocco

Senior Manager, Project Development and Strategy

Molly McAleer

Network Health 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 three famous best friends, they would be Jenny Slate, Cheryl Strayed and Jessica Williams.

Molly McAleer

Network Health Manager

Rachel McMillan

Senior Account Manager

Originally from Memphis, TN, 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 three famous best friends, they would be Barack Obama, Brené Brown, and Reese Witherspoon.

Rachel McMillan

Senior Account Manager

Tiani Samingoen Moore

Operations Analyst

Tiani Samingoen Moore

Operations Analyst

Briana Smith

Operations Analyst

Briana lives by the motto: “Be a good human.” Each and every day she is intentional about being a good human and contributing community member. Briana believes in interconnected communities as a way of life. She considers herself to be spirited, innovative, and fearless. She understands from a personal standpoint that complete, person-centered health and wellness goes well beyond the doctor’s office. As an adolescent, Briana has always had a passion for public health and complete wellness. She never understood the disconnect between health care and social care, when both are required for person-centered health. Briana has first hand experience with the effects of a fragmented care delivery system. Because of that, her biggest goal in joining the Unite Us team is to change the world by creating unified communities with accessible resources. Briana has previously worked in population health management, reproductive health and justice, and maternity care. She hails from Western Massachusetts, and currently calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is in the process of furthering her education. She obtained the following certifications in 2017: Birth Doula, Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor, and Placenta Encapsulation Specialist while teaching as a childbirth educator for a birth center. Briana is the owner and founder of Birth and Beyond Doulas, a doula company focused on reducing health disparities in maternity care.

If Briana could choose three famous best friends, she would choose Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, and J. Cole.

Briana Smith

Operations Analyst

Eugene Kim

Operations Manager

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.

Eugene Kim

Operations Manager

Nika Kineva

Enterprise Accounts Deputy Director

Nika Kineva

Enterprise Accounts Deputy Director

Alyssa Kirschenbaum

Operations Analyst

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 Mohawk Hudson 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 be home and join the Unite Us team.

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

Alyssa Kirschenbaum

Operations Manager

Brian Longo

Senior Manager, Discovery & Enablement

A friendly and energetic people person, Brian strives to make every customer feel like part of the Unite Us family. For the past three 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 three famous best friends, they would be Tyrion Lannister, Qui-Gon Jin, and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Brian Longo

Senior Manager, Discovery & Enablement

Devon Lopez

Community Engagement Manager

Before joining Unite Us, Devon worked in the healthcare event planning and continuing medical education field, as well as nonprofit management and hospitality. In these roles, she discovered a passion for helping people through working within the public health industry. She is from Charleston, West Virginia where she was born and raised. Devon graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in public relations, and a Master of public administration.
Devon's passion to help better her state led her to work as a fellow for the West Virginia Legislature, where she helped write and abstract crucial legislation for West Virginia. In her free time she enjoys cheering for the Mountaineers, Orangetheory Fitness, cooking and being a dog mom to Lou, her pomeranian.

If Devon could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ellen Degeneres, Chrissy Teigen, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Devon Lopez

Community Engagement Manager

Vaughn Crawford

Senior Account Manager NCCARE360

Vaughn Crawford joins Unite Us as a seasoned director of cross sector programs and connected systems work. Vaughn is a fierce believer in systems change and tells anyone who will listen that the only way to make meaningful progress on seemingly intractable issues is thought connected, collective and coordinated change efforts. Prior to joining Unite Us and the NCCARE360 team, Vaughn worked on issues of child wellbeing system improvement, behavioral health program implementation, collective impact, trauma informed care, social determinants of health and ACES. In each role the negative effects of service silos and disconnected change efforts were apparent. Vaughn sees Unite Us as a unique opportunity for technology to connect and provide much needed infrastructure to community serving organizations, health care and social services. Bringing together people and the resources they need to meaningfully improve their lives. She is excited to join the Unite Us team to help bring those connected systems to life. Vaughn has an MSW and a postgraduate certificate in nonprofit leadership from UNC- Chapel Hill and is working on a certificate in public leadership from Harvard Kennedy School. Vaughn lives outside of Raleigh with her two extraordinary daughters, her rescue Great Dane and fiance. They enjoy swimming, cycling, the outdoors, experimental cooking, ballroom dance and traveling.

Her three imaginary celebrity best friends are Trevor Noah, Beyonce, and Chrissy Teigen.

Vaughn Crawford

Senior Account Manager NCCARE360

Kristin Hunter

Network Director, Central Region

Before joining Unite Us, Kristin served as the CEO of Susan G. Komen Great Plains. She brings 15 years of experience in leadership, team mentoring, marketing, organizational development, and the cultivation of strong community relationships. Kristin began her career in marketing and advertising, working in various positions at Right Idea Media & Creative, KETV, and Yahoo!. In 2010, Kristin joined the Girls Scouts of Greater Iowa, spending seven years in senior-level leadership roles, serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Kristin earned a Master of Communication Leadership degree from Drake University. In her downtime, you will find Kristin reading, listening to music, and enjoying time with her friends and family.

If Kristin could have three famous best friends, they would be, Oprah, Tina Fey, and Brené Brown.

Kristin Hunter

Network Director, Central Region

Jeff Spiehs

Community Engagement Manager

Jeff has been inspired by the quote from George Bernard Shaw "it is my opinion that my life belongs to the community. As long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can." Jeff believes in the wisdom of the community and brings his vast experience in urban planning and community development to create human centered designs for strategic collaborations to drive system level impact. His educational background is in communications and economics. He spent the last seven years facilitating a regional equity and engagement committee and looks forward to being a connector of systems and people for improved community health outcomes. Outside of Unite Us, Jeff enjoys running, riding bikes with his family, and making tacos.

If Jeff could have 3 famous friends, they would be: Douglas Rushkoff, Dieter Rams, and Majora Carter

Jeff Spiehs

Community Engagement Manager

Leticia Goodman

Community Engagement Manager

Leticia is a firm believer that "the way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” As one who grew up in a connected community, Leticia is inspired to guide all individuals and communities to resources to improve their health and overcome various social determinants of health. To further this goal, Leticia received both a Bachelor's degree in Community Health from Utah Valley University and a Master's in Health Administration from Weber State University. Previously, she worked as Community Health Coordinator where she furthered grass roots efforts and worked directly in various communities guiding individuals to resources. Leticia is practiced in providing suicide and overdose prevention trainings and has a passion for education and breaking down barriers to health. In her free time, Leticia enjoys true crime podcasts, game nights with friends, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and three children.

If Leticia could choose three family best friends, they would be Steve Carrell, Leslie Knope, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Leticia Goodman

Community Engagement Manager

Laudine Koster

Community Engagement Manager

Laudine comes from the small but fierce state of Rhode Island as the Community Engagement Manager. For the past ten years Laudine has worked in the anti-violence, nonprofit sector, specifically working for Rhode Island's only Sexual Assault and Trauma Resource Center. She quickly saw the lack of resources for those impacted by violent crimes. Connecting those in crisis with critical needs, in a trauma-informed manner is what brought Laudine to the systems front. Laudine's focus has been through an advocacy and direct service lens which allows her to always keep the systems conversation person/client centered. Most recently, Laudine championed Rhode Island's first Adult Sexual Assault Protocol, which provides state wide, trauma-informed, best practice response to these sensitive cases. A strong advocate for survivors of sexual violence, Laudine hopes to empower those working alongside survivors to enhance best outcomes. In her spare time, Laudine loves to play with her rescue pittie, Queenie, while her sassy cat Elliot judges them from far away. She also loves the beach and enjoying RI’s best seafood!

If Laudine could have three famous best friends (still pending applications) they would be, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Michael Scott and Drake.

Laudine Koster

Community Engagement Manager

Kendra Roettjer

Senior Account Manager

Kendra has been in healthcare for the last 18 years. She has spent the majority of her career as an Account Manager overseeing large managed care, value based contracts and health plan relationships on the provider side. Kendra grew up in Seattle and currently lives in Burien, WA with her husband and two small boys. Kendra went to Central Washington University and graduated with a BS in exercise physiology. Kendra is passionate about accessible healthcare and services for the underserved, frail and elderly. Kendra’s biggest goal in joining Unite Us is professional and personal growth within a sector of healthcare that is tackling one of the biggest challenges we face across the nation currently, social services access. Kendra is thrilled to join the Unite Us team!

Kendra’s three famous best friends would be Barack Obama, J.K. Rowling and Stevie Wonde

Kendra Roettjer

Senior Account Manager

Casanya Ursery

Community Engagement Manager

Casanya is passionate about elevating collaborative solutions for community concerns. She has spent most of her career serving in public policy and community service. After graduating from Trinity International Law School, she began her journey in public policy, working with CBOs, law makers and policy influencers to remove barriers to societal needs. Recently, her focus has been more local, supporting local CBOs and local government entities to effect and elevate positive change through community engagement and collaboration in the region of Sacramento, California. Outside of work, Casanya enjoys exploring new places, trying new foods and cheering on the Sac Kings with her hubby of over 19 years. She’s a mom of two rambunctious rescues (CoCo and Winston). And, you can almost always catch her singing, dancing to or playing music.

If Casanya could choose three famous friends, they would be Priscilla Shirer, Sade, and Clair Huxtable.

Casanya Ursery

Community Engagement Manager

Kendra Devejian

Community Engagement Manager

Kendra joins the Unite Us Customer Success team with more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in the social justice field supporting young children and their families, especially those living furthest from opportunity. She has worked on a variety of issues at the program, policy, and systems levels, that cross the early health and developmental continuum - including maternal mental health, developmental screenings, and access to safe housing. Kendra has spent time in the public, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors and has a unique perspective and understanding of how all three can work together most effectively to create change for communities. Early in her career she served First 5 Fresno County for 14 years from its inception, including five years as Executive Director. Her insistence on an equity focused, parent driven, and data informed approach to early childhood systems played a pivotal role in how Fresno County serves young children and families today. As a champion of children’s health, education, and overall development, Kendra has been crucial in transforming the mindset in Central California, and its approach to children’s issues. Focusing on family voice, science, data and research, Kendra helped change the thinking among public and private entities alike resulting in one of the most comprehensive networks for children in Fresno County. Originally from Clovis, California, where she now resides with her husband and two awesome kids, Kendra has a BA in law and society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a masters of public administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills. In her spare time you can find Kendra rocking out in a POUND workout class, binge watching reality TV with her husband, or obsessing over her two Giant Schnoodles.

If Kendra could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cat Stevens, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Kendra Devejian

Community Engagement Manager

Tori Guy

Community Engagement Manager

Tori brings over seven years of experience working with civil rights organizations, medical-legal partnerships, and fair housing organizations. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia to work with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project. While with the Southern Poverty Law Center, Tori focused on civil rights violations experienced by immigrants in the Southeast. Beforehand, she volunteered as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Health Justice Project at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to issues that affect vulnerable populations. Tori believes that addressing complex social issues requires a community centered approach. She is excited to leverage Unite Us’ platform to improve health outcomes for communities across the country.

If Tori could choose three famous friends they would be Toni Morrison, Barry Jenkins, and Michelle Alexander.

Tori Guy

Community Engagement Manager

Samantha Ahlfeld

Technical Project Manager

Samantha was born and raised in rural Massena, NY - minutes away from the Canadian border (eh?). Samantha completed her bachelors of science in community health from SUNY Potsdam and then completed her master of social work from the University at Albany. Samantha has diverse experience working in the nonprofit fields of public health, human service, medical social work as a LMSW (NY), and health information technology. Through her experiences, Samantha is passionate about addressing social determinants of health from a policy and systems change perspective. By joining Unite Us, Samantha feels she is in a place to pursue those opportunities.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys yoga, indoor cycling, running, summertime along the St. Lawrence River, and playing soccer. Samantha just became a “Dog Mom” to a yellow lab puppy named Ruthie (after Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

Three famous best friends: Mia Hamm, Brené Brown, and John Mellencamp.

Samantha Ahlfeld

Technical Project Manager

Jason Jude

Community Engagement Manager

Jason currently serves as the Community Engagement Manager for the Washington D.C. area. A background in law and a love for politics led to a career in campaigns and community outreach across the country. As a campaign director, Jason developed and executed voter engagement strategies in local, statewide, and national races. In his last campaign, he led voter outreach in Detroit and Chicago on behalf of Hilliary for America. Most recently, Jason led Making Every Vote Count as its Executive Director and currently advises Imby Community, Inc. on its community engagement and operations. Jason is a proud alumnus of Middlebury College (Go Panthers!) and New York Law School. If he's not working, you can probably find him enjoying a walk with his dog, on a soccer (or rugby) field, or enjoying Manchester United on television.

If Jason could choose three famous best friends, they would be Sir Alex Ferguson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Eric Holder.

Jason Jude

Community Engagement Manager

Jackson Smith

User Experience Specialist

Through his upbringing, community service was instilled as a priority. Life provides many opportunities to serve and Unite Us provides Jackson the chance to make it his full time job. Jackson grew up in Park City, Utah where he enjoyed the outdoors spending time skiing and rock climbing. He earned a BS degree in business administration from the University of Utah. After school he worked in software for both the occupational health then travel industries.

If Jackson could choose three famous friends, they would be Shane McConkey, Aretha Franklin, and Bill Gates.

Jackson Smith

User Experience Specialist

Jessi Lipscomb

Technical Project Manager

Before her career at Unite Us, Jessi primarily worked in the healthcare sector at a large academic medical center. Her experience in analytical programming, developing automated systems, reports, and dashboards, and leading technical teams as a project manager led her to the Technical Project Manager role at Unite Us. In her free time, Jessi enjoys many things: spending time with friends/family, doing something related to fitness (usually HIIT, yoga, zumba, or hiking), cooking vegetarian meals from scratch, traveling somewhere, or simply looking for her next new experience.

If Jessi could choose three famous friends, they would be Vicki Robin, Anthony Bourdain, and Jane Goodall.

Jessi Lipscomb

Technical Project Manager

Anna Mae Green

Community Engagement Manager

Anna Mae Green

Community Engagement Manager

Reetu Gupta

West Coast Director

Reetu brings her deep experience in health care and digital health to her role as the West Coast Director at Unite Us, where her focus is implementation of Unite Us for Kaiser Permanenete on the West Coast. Prior to joining Unite Us, Reetu worked for digital health companies focused on virtual care and women's health and for a decade at Kaiser Permanente. Working at Kaiser Permanente on partnerships to help seniors age at home, Reetu learned about social care needs and gaps and developed a passion for looking at the intersection of health care and technology to enable scalable solutions that improve quality of all aspects of health and human wellbeing. Reetu has a MBA and Masters in Economics from The Ohio State University. Outside of work, Reetu loves to travel to new places and learn about the local history and people.

If Reetu could choose three famous best friends, they would be Brené Brown, Hermonine Granger, Indra Nooyi.

Reetu Gupta

West Coast Director

Jonathan Guzman

User Experience 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.

Jonathan Guzmán

User Experience Manager

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.

Mara Hahn

Community Engagement Manager

Celia Higueras

Senior 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.

Celia Higueras

Senior Community Engagement Manager

Molly Siegel

Senior Account Manager

While getting her Masters degree at The London School of Economics, Molly studied global health systems. She has dedicated her career to applying the world's best ideas in the US. Molly has focused on translating policies into programs that work. She has implemented healthcare reform in Illinois and Colorado. She led a CMS innovation grant that promoted a community-based alternative workforce, supporting kids and their families with chronic conditions. She has advocated for service delivery changes for vulnerable populations. She loves to collaborate and contribute to a positive culture that builds strong, lasting relationships. In her free time, Molly escapes to nature with her dog, husband and son. She loves dancing, swinging kettlebells and watching old movies.

If Molly could choose three famous best friends they would be Atul Gawande, Mary Oliver and Amy Poehler.

Molly Siegel

Senior Account Manager

Shelley MacAllister

Account Manager

Shelley has claimed Texas residency her entire life, but in two very different communities. She grew up in a rural town with a population of 2,000, but has spent her adult life in the Austin area. She holds a graduate degree in Social Work from Texas State University, specializing in administration/supervision. Shelley held a long career with the American Cancer Society (ACS), managing a national portfolio of cancer prevention and early detection programs for employers and other community systems. Living in such different communities throughout her life and her work at ACS informed her knowledge of the rampant need for accessible, affordable, and evidence-based programs to address the social determinants of health. Meeting new people, linking opportunities and solutions, and helping her team and clients achieve success are all motivators for Shelley in the workplace. She’s thrilled to be part of the Unite Us family. When not at work, Shelley enjoys long hikes with her family and dogs, running with friends, and escaping internationally via travel shows she watches with her husband.

Her three celebrity best friends would be Bryan Stevenson, Brene Brown, and Mindy Kaling.

Shelley MacAllister

Account Manager

Alexandra Little

Account Manager

Alexandra graduated from the University of South Dakota with degrees in health services Administration. She comes to Unite Us with experience in coalition building and a passion for public health. Alexandra strives to continue enhancing her skills to develop herself personally and professionally. Outside of work she loves time spent on the lake, crafting and traveling.

If Alexandra could choose three famous best friends, they would be Amy Herman, David Goggins and Shania Twain.

Alexandra Little

Account Manager

Chelsea Sexton

Community Engagement Manager

Chelsea comes to Unite Us with a background in community organizing and engagement both in the nonprofit and city government sectors. Chelsea is a passionate systems thinker and community builder. Chelsea began her career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, working in children and family services, and remained in Southeast Asia to work for an INGO based in Sri Lanka - serving as a youth development program officer and regional gender equity focal point. It was during her time in Southeast Asia that Chelsea became deeply committed to coalition building as a way to improve an individual’s social determents of health and promote health equity across communities. Chelsea holds a MPA from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service where she focused her degree on Public and Nonprofit management. Outside of work, Chelsea loves to ride her bike around NYC and travel to warm sunny beaches when winter becomes too much.

Three famous best friends: Jessica Williams, Carrie Brownstein, Michaela Coel

Chelsea Sexton

Community Engagement Manager

Megan Middaugh

Community Engagement Manager

Megan has dedicated the last 14 years to being a tenacious advocate for those who need a voice. Her work in the human services sector has included both forprofit and nonprofit organizations, helping the disabled and those who have unmet medical needs. After studying nursing, social work, and psychology, Megan found her path after serving as a court-appointed special advocate. In that role, she honed her skills in navigating through the healthcare, school, and court systems, making life-changing differences for children. Megan believes that for social change to happen, everyone's voice must be heard and valued. Growing up in small-town Iowa and now residing in one of Iowa's largest cities has opened her eyes to more significant needs. Megan brings her skills and knowledge in care networks and service gaps to Unite Us, where she hopes to provide a broader impact to those in the community.

If Megan could choose three famous best friends, they would be Socrates, Marie Curie, and Ashton Kutcher.

Megan Middaugh

Community Engagement Manager

Melissa Adams

Account Manager

Melissa has worked in provider relations, contract management, managed care and community outreach. She grew up in a small rural town in Iowa called Vinton, she now considers home the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Melissa attended the University of Northern Iowa and studied health promotion with an emphasis in women’s health. Melissa is a people person and loves to help people and make them feel like they are loved, she thinks her personality will help build long lasting relationships with the providers and Unite Us. Melissa’s biggest goal is to build relationships and help make the local hospitals and organizations see how a partnership with Unite Us will help them.

Melissa’s 3 famous best friends would be: Walt Disney, Keith Urban and Bobby Bones.

Melissa Adams

Account Manager

Tracy Jo Ingram

Account Manager

Before her time with Unite Us, Tracy Jo spent many years at the forefront of developing nationally-recognized programming in youth development, civic engagement, and social responsibility as the Program Director for the country’s largest Youth & Government program. Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Tracy Jo graduated from Western Kentucky University summa cum laude as a first-generation scholar - the first in her family to receive a degree - whereafter she served with AmeriCorps at a CBO in San Francisco to preserve neighborhoods and families affected by rapid gentrification. Upon moving back to Kentucky, her directorial work with the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association emboldened her passion for public policy and deepened her commitment to the social justice movement. The marriage between her personal background and her professional pursuits eventually led her to receive a full-scholarship to New York University’s Robert F. Wager Graduate School of Public Service. In May 2019, she graduated with her masters in public administration, specializing in public and nonprofit management and policy. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at NYU in the Masters of healthcare administration and MPA/MPP programs. TJ is an enthusiastic, creative, and warm professional, with a sharp eye for detail and keen mind for the big picture. She is thrilled to take New York state to the next level in innovation and social care integration.

If Tracy Jo could have three famous buddies, she would want to be besties with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Lin Manuel-Miranda, and Solange Knowles (big sister Beyonce’ comes as a bonus, right?)!

Tracy Jo Ingram

Account Manager

Oluchi Onyima

Community Engagement Manager

Oluchi was born and raised in the city of roses, Portland, Oregon. Her previous work was in the nonprofit and public health sector where she managed, designed and developed health programs that target social determinants of health, address health disparities and improve health equity in communities of color. Oluchi received her bachelors of science degree in communication disorders and sciences from the University of Oregon and her masters in public health from California State University, Northridge. Oluchi loves breaking down barriers, challenging systems of oppression and addressing tough public health issues that disproportionately impact some groups more than others. She truly believes that when people are connected to the tools, resources and programs that they need to live healthy lives, they thrive. And when people thrive, communities thrive, and everybody benefits.

If Oluchi could choose three best friends, they would be Anthony Bourdain, Issa Rae and Nispey Hussle.

Oluchi Onyima

Community Engagement Manager

Emily Gomez

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from the University of North Dakota, Emily Gomez began her professional career as an AmeriCorps VISTA in southern Minnesota working with underserved communities. This ignited a passion for serving others through her work with healthcare focused nonprofits, delivering programs and services to clients across the state. She completed her Master’s in Organizational Leadership from St. Mary’s University which brought into focus her desire to break down barriers her clients faced from a higher level. When she is not working, Emily is spending time with her husband and daughter, walking her two dogs Josie and Blue, trying new recipes and listening to true crime podcasts.

If Emily could choose three famous friends, they would be Chrissy Teigen, Gordon Ramsey, and Benito Skinner.

Emily Gomez

Community Engagement Manager

Aly Hite

Senior Account Manager

Aly is an empath and a passionate non-profit professional with a demonstrated history of enhancing health-centered programs and strategic relationships. Originally from California, she briefly lived overseas in Tanzania and Cambodia and has considered Kailua, Hawaii home since 2017. She earned her undergraduate degree in human development and sociology from California State University, Long Beach and went on to earn her master of public health with an emphasis in global health from Touro University, California. Her passion for public health began when she was medically separated from the Peace Corps. After returning to the United States malnourished and physically unfit, she was determined to earn a master’s degree in public health to help others advocate for better health outcomes. It was then that she learned there are complex underlying social inequities that influence our population’s health. Pulling from her past career experience providing social services and health education, Aly believes in a holistic approach to healthcare that extends outside the walls of a provider’s office. Collective impact is the only way to create lasting system changes-now there is greater need than ever. In her free time, Aly enjoys hiking with her dog Jack, free diving, and finding the best local restaurants.

If Aly could choose three famous best friends, they would be Kimi Werner, Nelson Mandela, and Blake Lively.

Aly Hite

Senior Account Manager

Luciano H. Ramos

Regional Network Director, Mid-Atlantic States

Luciano was most recently Vice President of Programs and Integration at the United Way of South Hampton Roads where he directed community engagement with hundreds of partners and the annual investment of more than $12 million in human service programs. An Urban Planner by training, Luciano spent 15 years driving community development through institutions of higher education and collaborative community planning. Luciano grew up in Hampton Roads (Southeastern Coastal Virginia), received a bachelor's degree in history education from Old Dominion University and a master’s in urban planning from Florida State University. His career has taken him around the United States with extended stays in Miami and Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Boston, Massachusetts. However, it has also returned him to his hometown where he currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife Leandra, nine year old twins Amina and Santiago, and five-month old Mini GoldenDoodle puppy Luna Liberty. There is nothing more important to Luciano than his faith, family, and food. His commitment to service and justice is grounded in personal experience and his love for others. We are all connected and your chosen family is just as important as the family one is born with. Unite Us helps to expand our connectedness while elevating community challenges so we can face them together. We are building community by collaboratively creating a new public health and human service infrastructure.

My famous best friends (who are not my wife and kids) would be Roberto Clemente, Pope Francis, and Sonia Sotomayo.

Luciano H. Ramos

Regional Network Director, Mid-Atlantic States

Mary Sabala

Technical Support Specialist

After developing a fascination for technology Mary was inspired to pursue a BAAS at University of North Texas, concentrating on technology and applied science. She has worked in various roles post-grad, including (but not limited to): Sr. IT business analyst, sr. technical support specialist, corporate software trainer. Mary has worked for various major international companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, and is also an investor and an entrepreneur.
Outside of work, she is involved in community outreach, and has a passion for serving the underprivileged. Her greatest joy is mentoring youth interested in STEM careers. She is currently working with teachers in the area to oversee a mentoring program linking IT professionals to local high schoolers in underserved areas. Mary is the epitome of the word integrity, and is not afraid of new challenges. Her top Gallup Strengths are Achiever, Activator, Arranger, and Command. She is well-traveled, and loves the beaches of Belize and Hawaii. When not at work, you can find her enjoying yoga, hiking, cross-fit, dance, and meditation.

If Mary could choose three famous friends, they would be Maya Angelou,
Eckhart Tolle and Nelson Mandela.

Mary Sabala

Technical Support Specialist

Claire Lindstrom

Project Manager (NEHII)

Claire comes to Unite Us with a background in agile project management and manufacturing analytics. Claire studied management information systems at the University of Tulsa and continued on to pursue an MBA from Wichita State University. She is excited to combine her enthusiasm for project management with her passion for helping others. In her free time, Claire enjoys hiking, trying out new recipes, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

If Claire could chose three famous friends, they would be Amy Schumer, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), and Julia Roberts.

Claire Lindstrom

Project Manager (NEHII)

Tatiahna Belton

Technical Project Manager

Tatiahna Belton joins Unite Us with a passion for assisting others in numerous different sectors of healthcare. Tatiahna began her career as an Assistant Office Manager at a dental office, which devoted their services in a small rural area. There she realized the importance of healthcare for all individuals and the benefit of having access to dental/medical care. After attending Bennett College for Women where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology she continued her education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University receiving a Masters of Science in Biology. After graduation, she continued to work at the dental office for over five years until changing careers. Prior to joining Unite Us, she has worked as a Project Analyst and EDI Project Manager at a biotechnology/laboratory company. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying new recipes.

If Tatiahna could choose 3 famous friends they would be Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Charlie Wilson, and Michelle Obama.

Tatiahna Belton

Technical Project Manager

Maggie Vitale

Operations Consultant

After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in public health studies, Maggie received her masters of health science in environmental health and engineering from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Maggie worked as a patient advocate based in the Harriet Lane Clinic, as well as the Gynecological Oncology department at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her experience working within the Baltimore community and community based resources instilled in her the importance of access to quality health. She is especially passionate about women's health, access to reproductive health services, and the environmental health impacts on women and children. Maggie is excited to bring her experiences and passion to Unite Us. Outside of work, she can be found gardening, crafting, and playing with her two cats, Gingerbread and Mocha.

If Maggie could have three famous best friends, she would choose Michelle Obama, Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Daveed Diggs.

Maggie Vitale

Operations Consultant

Leah Klein

Account Manager

Leah has a career history in the public sector, working for local health and human services organizations within county systems. Possessing a background and with expertise in services for individuals who are aging or adult individuals who have a disability, Leah promotes person-centered practices with an understanding that each person’s unique set of experiences shapes who they are today. Living in the upper midwest her entire life, Leah grew up on a family-run dairy farm in Minnesota and understands the beauty of a small, rural town atmosphere. Attending Southwest Minnesota State University, Leah obtained her bachelor’s degree in social work and is a licensed social worker in the state of Minnesota. Leah is currently pursuing a graduate degree in organizational leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Leah knows that no one individual or system can go it alone. The depths of connections we possess grows our ability to realize goals not previously possible. Leah’s goal in joining the Unite Us team is simple: develop and maintain meaningful connections and relationships within her team and networks. Through these meaningful relationships, Leah’s passion for authenticity, precision, and accountability will expertly unite.

Leah’s three famous best friends would be Steve Carell, Frasier Crane, and Brené Brown.

Leah Klein

Account Manager

Mimi Asom

Operations Consultant

Mimi graduated from Princeton University with a degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs with a concentration in law and legal systems. Her coursework at school focused on health policy, social systems, and government services: particularly their effects on minority populations. This educational background fueled her interest in working for Unite Us, as she believes wholeheartedly in the positive change the organization is facilitating. Additionally, she brings experience working in the healthcare field as an office manager in the office of a primary care physician. Outside of work you can find Mimi exercising, trying new vegan recipes, and spending too much time on Tiktok.

If Mimi could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Mindy Kaling, and Rihanna.

Mimi Asom

Operations Consultant

Karla Torres

Community Engagement Manager

Karla has spent her career dedicated to supporting California communities and ensuring people are connected to the resources they need to thrive. She has worked in local government, social service nonprofits, and most recently led Los Angeles community engagement strategy for Microsoft. Karla is passionate about leveraging public/private partnerships and using technology for social impact. She earned her undergraduate degree in health science with a
concentration in community health education from Cal State Long Beach and her graduate degree in social entrepreneurship from University of Southern California. Karla currently lives in Los Angeles and enjoys singing (badly) at the top of her lungs, traveling, and spending time with her family, fiance, and childhood best friends. She is passionate about advocating for equitable representation in the technology industry through her volunteer work on the Young Professionals Council of LA Promise Fund.

If Karla could choose three famous best friends they would be Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama, and Chef Jose Andres.

Karla Torres

Community Engagement Manager

Carly Stewart

User Experience Specialist

Carly is originally from Chicago and now pursues her passion for public health in beautiful Los Angeles, California. She received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University where she became passionate about public health and health equity. She then went on to receive her Master of Public Health and Master of Social Welfare from UCLA where she specialized in community health and child and family well-being. There, she also completed two years of internships in which she provided mental health services to children in school settings. Through her work, she experienced first hand the lack of coordination between health and social care as well as how far too often, social service providers are overworked and underpaid for the invaluable work they do. She is excited to join the Unite Us team to address these fragmented systems of care and promote value-based payment systems for social service providers to improve health and well-being for all. When not at work, you can find Carly playing with her rescue dog, spending time with her loved ones, and practicing yoga.

If Carly could pick three famous best friends they would be Tom Hanks, Chrissy Teigen, and Jonathan Van Ness.

Carly Stewart

User Experience Specialist

Avery Bedford

Community Engagement Manager

Avery was born and raised in The Equality State: Wyoming! She earned a bachelors in visual art from The University of British Columbia, a post graduate degree in secondary education from The University of Wollongong and is currently working on a master’s in rehabilitation counseling from Utah State University. Through her experience working in education and counseling, Avery has come to understand the immense value in leveraging community-based resources to increase positive health and social outcomes. Avery is looking forward to capturing the gusto of Unite Us to fill the gaps in her home state. When Avery is not working, you will find her enjoying the mountains by hiking, biking or climbing. She almost has a house project on the go!

If Avery could chose three famous best friends, they would be Taika Waititi, Dr. Seuss, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Avery Bedford

Community Engagement Manager

Gracious Gamiao

Community Engagement Manager

Gracious comes to Unite Us with a passion for health equity and community engagement. She earned a BA in sociology from the University of Washington, where she later returned to obtain an MPH in health services with a certificate in global health. Gracious has worked alongside community-based organizations and agencies in King County on community health worker and mobile health programs. She has conducted program evaluations to improve grantmaking and to increase cancer screenings. Throughout her experiences, she is guided by her commitment to improving health outcomes locally in WA. Gracious calls SeaTac home, a suburb of Seattle. She enjoys bonding with friends over food, trying new recipes, and playing tennis during the few dry months in the Seattle-area.

If Gracious could choose three famous friends, they’d be Rihanna, Michelle Obama, and Naomi Osaka.

Gracious Gamiao

Community Engagement Manager

Moira Kenney

Network Director, California

Moira believes in the power of community in transforming the people’s lives. For the past two decades, she has worked to expand access to community-based supports and services for young children and their families, most recently as the Executive Director of the First 5 Association of California. Her work at First 5 helped expand child care, home visiting, developmental supports, and healthcare access across the state. She has deep experience in policy and advocacy, strategic planning, and data analysis, with a focus on lifting up community practice and expertise. Moira did her undergraduate work in art and architecture at Harvard College and holds a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles. A true California-transplant, she has lived in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, but has hiked and biked every corner of the state and if asked, can name the county seat of every one of California’s 58 counties. Moira lives with her partner and teenage daughter in Berkeley, and loves spending time in her backyard garden and orchard. Passionate about breaking down the silos that prevent individuals and families from achieving their greatest potential, Moira loves the Unite Us commitment to collaboration and innovation to address big societal challenges. Moira is excited to leverage the Unite Us platform across California.

If Moira could pick three famous friends, they would be Emma Goldman, Michelle Obama, and Greta Thunberg.

Moira Kenney

Network Director, California

Jennifer McGlothen

Community Engagement Manager

Jennifer comes to Unite Us with years of experience in client facing marketing roles in consumer products, hospital laboratory diagnostics and healthcare. Additionally, she served Cerner data warehousing and home health & hospice software clients. Jennifer joined United Way of Greater Kansas City as a resource consultant for two fundraising seasons. Most recently, with the Better Business Bureau of Greater Kansas City, she was responsible for strategic partnerships, events, community engagement and worked with many nonprofits through a charity accreditation program. Denver, Allentown, Philadelphia and Atlanta have been home cities for Jennifer, not to mention her collegiate years at Drake University in Des Moines, IA where she majored in marketing. The farthest venture from her hometown of Kansas City was a trip to Thailand in 2012! When not working, you’ll find Jennifer spending time with friends or family or, at the piano. She has been in a band, volunteered to play music for hospice patients, and written songs for local nonprofits. Jennifer is to excited help elevate the work of so many organizations that contribute to improved lives through social care. She can’t wait to help build a thriving, efficient network of coordinated care at both the local and state level.

To engage and build on her artistic, sports and community interests, Jennifer would love to hang out with Esperanza Spalding, Patrick Mahomes and Michelle Obama!

Jennifer McGlothen

Community Engagement Manager

Edith Lopez

Operations Consultant

Born in El Paso, Texas, Edith grew up with a strong desire to help those around her. She is passionate about creating data-driven innovative solutions that keep the community they serve at the heart of everything they do. Edith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Science. She spent her time advocating for Latinx children and their access to early diagnosis of developmental disabilities through the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge. She has gained experience in healthcare administration at Pediatric Associates of Austin, learning the importance of maintaining a human-centered approach in all aspects of healthcare. As a Second Day Impact Fellow, she was determined to find a mission driven company that truly believed in the change they wanted to create. She is excited to have found a home with Unite Us, where she hopes to tackle barriers and increase access to health and human services. When not working, Edith can be found hanging out with her dog, Max and enjoying Austin’s outdoor activities.

If Edith could choose three famous best friends she would choose Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Tim Duncan, and Ron Swanson.

Edith Lopez

Operations Consultant

Marlene Franco

Community Engagement Manager

As a Community Engagement Manager, Marlene understands the importance of building meaningful partnerships to improve access and address barriers in all communities. Marlene joins the team at Unite Us from the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association where she led efforts to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s and other dementias in underserved communities through outreach and education. After graduating from Florida International University with a B.S in health science / speech & language pathology in 2008, Marlene taught children with special needs, adopting a holistic approach to prioritize success both inside and outside the classroom. Marlene currently resides in Denver, Colorado where she enjoys traveling, cooking, video games, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer with her husband Erik and tiny pup, Sam.

If Marlene could choose three famous best friends they would be Mariah Carey, Walter Mercado and Karen Kilgariff.

Marlene Franco

Community Engagement Manager

Brian Jones

User Support Specialist

Brian is joining Unite Us after nine years of healthcare experience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon. For his last 2 years at OHSU, he worked with a pediatric program that supported families who were dealing with complex health conditions but also living with many psychosocial stressors. It was during this time that he supported some of the most at risk patients seen in the healthcare system and discovered that there were so many factors that contributed to a person’s health than just following a medical regimen. With his experience and as someone who has always been fascinated by technology and helping others, there was no better fit than Unite Us.

If Brian could pick three famous best friends, they would be Hannibal Buress, David Chang, and Kim Seok-jin.

Brian Jones

User Support Specialist

Bobbie Bohnsack

Senior Account Manager

Bobbie received her master's in healthcare administration with an emphasis in public health from Des Moines University, Osteopathic Medical School. She began her public health career at the Iowa Department of Public Health where she helped implement best practices in tobacco control, including statewide initiatives that resulted in Iowa’s Smokefree Air Act, an increase in tobacco taxes, and tobacco free workplaces and school campuses. While at the American Cancer Society, Bobbie led the organization’s nationwide grant program that built partnerships with community-based organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other safety-net primary care systems to reduce cancer disparities and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations through systems-level change. Bobbie remains engaged in cancer control and currently serves on the board of directors for the Iowa Cancer Consortium, including serving as co-chair for the health equity committee. She lives in Johnston, IA with her husband (Christian), two daughters (Jayden and Jordyn) and two dogs (Rocky and Kingston). Outside of work, she loves to travel, hike, bike and make lots of fun memories with friends and family.

If I could choose, my three famous best friends would be Michelle Obama, Melissa McCarthy and Alicia Keys.

Bobbie Bohnsack

Senior Account Manager

Monique Johnson

Community Engagement Manager

Monique has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, healthcare and government in Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Through her work serving vulnerable populations at community based organizations and at a critical access hospital, she has witnessed the need for improving access to social care and is thrilled to be part of the Unite Us family that is building a world of connected communities to improve people's health and well-being. Highlights of her career are: Establishing the Wyoming 2-1-1 helpline in Cheyenne, expanding the Seward County CASA and Pre-trial Diversion program and serving as the Marketing and Foundation Director for West Holt Memorial Hospital in Nebraska. She also has served in numerous civic, business and other leadership roles locally and statewide. Monique lives in Sioux Falls, SD but calls Nebraska (Go Big Red) home. In her free time, she enjoys Husker football/volleyball, swimming, playing cards and enjoying time with her grandchildren along with volunteering at her favorite nonprofits.

If Monique could have a wish granted, it would be to have these three famous best friends: Princess Diana, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Garner.

Monique Johnson

Community Engagement Manager

Jeff Freeland

Senior Account Manager

A native of Los Angeles, Jeff has a diverse history of experiences that focus on customer service, enterprise system deployment and business development. Starting his career as a Geographer for the US Census Bureau, he learned to lead community based projects that primarily served the under-enumerated populations in Southern California. Mastering GIS and special projects focused on human geography, he entered the Emergency 9-1-1 telecommunications and dispatch industry. Working with Motorola Solutions, he implemented enterprise wide and local Wireless E9-1-1 systems where he integrated new GIS and mapping systems into the greater telecommunications infrastructure. Some of his projects included the State of California, and Oregon as well as LAPD, LA County Sheriff's Office, Orange County Fire and many others. Concurrently to working in E9-1-1, Jeff's family was developing a winery business in Paso Robles, CA. Jeff left Motorola to help his family establish and develop a fully combined (growing, winemaking, sales) winery business called Oso Libre Winery. Jeff oversaw all levels of wine production, product design, IT, wine club and sales. Now that the winery business is on solid ground and successful, Jeff has returned to the information technology industry, focusing on enterprise deployment and customer success.

Jeff Freeland

Senior Account Manager

Shane Chellani

Operations Consultant

Shane is currently completing their Master's Degree in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill in North Carolina. They hold a degree in Communications and Media Studies from NC State University, which was completed in the span of three years through plenty of hard work and dedication. Shane grew up in a small family business environment and describes themselves as a lifelong learner. In their classes, internships, and practicum work, Shane focuses on reformative justice in healthcare, studying policy reform in order to expand affordable, accessible, and equitable healthcare to underserved populations. Outside of work, Shane volunteers with local veterans, hikes trails and mountains, and creates paintings and sculptures. Shane is enthusiastic about gaining experience in consulting and always brings passion to their work.

If Shane could choose three best friends, they would be Jacinda Ardern, Steve Irwin, and Rihanna.

Shane Chellani

Operations Consultant

Momone Maley

Community Engagement Manager

Momone Maley’s passions for sustainability, healthy food, and community have provided her with a diverse set of experiences in local food systems, community action, youth programming, technology in natural food certifications, conservation, and socially conscious theatre. Momone is originally from the rust belt and has since lived on both coasts, in the heart of Chicago, and in a small multicultural town of meditators. She lives in Southern Oregon and considers it one of the many places she calls home. Momone received her undergraduate degree in theatre from the College of Charleston and her MBA in sustainability from MIU. Momone has a love for food, dance, the outdoors, and multiculturalism. Following these sources of joy have led her to participate in building strong communities that increase the quality of life for its present and future members.

If Momone could choose three famous best friends, they would be Marge Piercy, Ruth Stout, and Leah Penniman.

Momone Maley

Community Engagement Manager

Lauren Banks

User Experience Specialist

Lauren has always had a passion for working to improve the lives of others. After graduating with a bachelors of science, from Old Dominion University, Lauren put her passion into action when she began her career in education. Throughout her career she has focused on working in-low income schools to help fill the educational gap of underprivileged students and families. While teaching a Biomedical Science/ Technology course, Lauren used her technology skills to help both students and staff. In addition to teaching, she became involved by volunteering in school activities, youth services, and community engagement programs. Lauren is thrilled to bring her skill in working with various community agencies to the Unite Us team! Lauren lives in Charlotte, NC but calls Hampton Roads (Virginia), her home. In her free time, she enjoys participating in outside activities, spending time with family and friends, attending musical events, and handmade crafting.

If Lauren could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, J. Cole, and Issa Rae.

Lauren Banks

User Experience Specialist

Monique N. Marshall

Community Engagement Manager

Monique N. Marshall was born and raised in East Baltimore, Maryland. Passionate about serving, Monique was able to integrate her personal love for community with her professional career as Chief of Staff to Councilman Leon F. Pinkett, III, Baltimore City Council 7th District. Throughout her career as a public servant in Baltimore City, Monique has proven experience in strengthening neighborhoods through community organizing; focusing on the pillars of public safety & health, economic development, education, transportation, and food access. Serving the diverse communities of West Baltimore, Monique had the opportunity to be a representative on a variety of boards, as well as a community liaison to agencies, organizations, and associations throughout the city. Prior to her tenure in the Council’s Office, Monique was a Corporate Retail Manager for over 17 years in the DMV Area. Her expertise is in Business Development, Training and Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Budget Analysis, Sales and Marketing. Monique has the ability to work well with cross functional teams, foster stakeholder relationships, and build public-private partnerships. Monique attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where she learned the importance of relationships and networks through meeting good people and making lifelong friendships. Monique obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from University of Baltimore, majoring in interdisciplinary studies, specializing in corporate communications, business management, English; MPA Public Policy.
Monique currently serves as a Community Engagement Manager for the Baltimore Area. Monique is community. She is every person who doesn’t have access. She is every person who doesn’t feel empowered. Monique is every person that feels like the systems are broken, and that there is a lack of hope. She is also the solution. She responsible for her village. She has a spiritual responsibility. She has a social responsibility. Monique has a human responsibility to take care of other humans. It’s the right thing to do. It’s what keeps her up at night- personally knowing what it’s like being a part of the underserved community and actually doing something about it! Monique’s biggest goal is to continue to connect underserved communities with resources and to be a part of the change that we want to see. Her goal is to build a strong network leveraging and strengthening existing relationships that will become the foundation that the Baltimore market rests on. Unite Us is what communities need to connect the dots- to bring services full circle. The need is so prevalent and this innovative- a smart, yet simple tool that can save the world, one community at a time. It’s a health and social services Super Hero!

Monique’s three celeb besties are Erykah Badu for her psychedelic vibes, Martin Lawrence because laughter fills the soul, and Tracee Ellis Ross because one must ALWAYS come to slay!

Monique N. Marshall

Community Engagement Manager

Gina Peterson

Regional Account Director - Central Region

Serving in the nonprofit sector for over 30 years, Gina witnessed the growing impact of social determinants on quality of life, especially in underserved communities. Program failure was often blamed on the individual participants instead of addressing the many barriers that they face. Always trying to problem solve and an avid techy, Gina was attracted to the Mission and Vision of Unite Us. A proud mother of three, Gina and her husband Jeff reside in Colorado Springs and enjoy anything outdoors, travel (especially if there is water involved), and spending time with their dog, Harley. Having grown-up in Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are both first languages. Gina earned an exercise physiology degree from the University of Texas at Austin. A life-long learner, Gina is fueled by a team that is always looking to get better, serve more people and improve well-being for ALL.

Gina’s famous best friends that contribute to lively dinner conversations are Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Ghandi.

Gina Peterson

Regional Account Director - Central Region

Katie Kubala

Network Consultant

Katie arrived at Unite Us after studying and working in politics, primarily helping run political campaigns. After learning of the work Unite Us does, however, she joined the team and has been consistently amazed by the work ethic and passion of her coworkers ever since. When not working, she’s likely reading, listening to a true-crime podcast, or trying to figure out how much water is needed to cook rice.

If Katie could choose three famous best friends, they would be Sarah Paulson, Trevor Noah, and Karen Kilgariff.

Katie Kubala

Network Consultant

Colleen Ryan-Hensley

Community Engagement Manager

Colleen spent ten years in the world’s greatest Navy before finishing a master’s degree in performance psychology. As an advocate for veteran wellness, she received a fellowship with The Mission Continues and lobbied for veteran rights on Capitol Hill alongside her team at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She spent five years with the team of cutting-edge researchers and clinicians at University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth teaching High-Performance Cognitive Training and is a candidate for Certified Mental Performance Coach with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Colleen is passionate about preventative, holistic health and through her work with Unite Us, is motivated to drive health equity by connecting healthcare and social services throughout Texas. In her free time, she enjoys long-distance running, writing, cooking and chilin’ with her hubby and five rescue dogs.

If Colleen could choose three famous best friends, they would be Albert Lin, Dwayne Carter and Martha Stewart.

Colleen Ryan-Hensley

Network Health Manager

Kim Hemphill

Community Engagement Manager

After working in management at a large medical insurance company for many years, Kim became very passionate about finding solutions in the gaps in healthcare. Already pursuing a degree in Business Management, she embraced this passion by adding on a minor in Healthcare Admin. Kim has also always been very passionate about helping others, which led her to the local United Way several years ago. She became very involved organizing fundraisers and volunteering for a variety of organizations throughout the community, and eventually ended up working part time at the emergency homeless shelter, being an advocate for clients and finding them the resources they need. It’s Kim’s desire and passion that makes her so excited to bring Unite Us to her community where she was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. Beyond her career and volunteer work, Kim has a deep love for travel, learning about other cultures, kayaking, music, and nature. She also has a passion for animal rescue, and has adopted handicapable cats, and would love to rescue each and every homeless animal if given the opportunity.

If Kim could choose three best friends, they would be John Lennon, Drew Barrymore, and Maya Angelou.

Kim Hemphill

Community Engagement Manager

Brenna Batchelor

Senior Account Manager

Brenna comes to us from the management consulting industry in the health care segment. Brenna has lived in 11 states growing up as a coach's daughter and then as a military spouse. After decades of transient living, Brenna has established her roots in Atlanta, GA with her husband and children. Brenna attended Auburn University and was one of the first females to graduate with a degree in supply chain management. Her studies helped her to discover a passion for process and efficiency. As the Senior Account Manager for the Atlanta area, she is excited to be a part of a team that is passionate about ensuring all people have access to social and health services. In her free time, you will find her spending time with her young children, watching football, working out and traveling.

If Brenna could choose three famous best friends they would be Reese Witherspoon, Russell Wilson, and Mindy Kaling.

Brenna Batchelor

Senior Account Manager

Katie Koblenz

Community Engagement Manager

Since graduating with a masters degree from Colorado State University, Katie has spent the last ten years working for community based organizations. Her focus was building capacity and scaling a national network of YMCAs to deliver evidence-based health programs to support their communities in preventing and managing chronic diseases. She fostered collaboration to encourage clinical-to-community referral systems and sustainable partnerships. Throughout this time, she championed the role CBOs play in addressing social determinants of health, while seeing a critical need for large scale infrastructure to coordinate care needs that are often layered and complex to effectively deliver health outcomes to vulnerable populations. Katie, her husband and two children have made their home in the foothills of northern Colorado and she enjoys getting outdoors with her family, cooking and reading.

If Katie could choose three famous best friends they would be Samin Nosrat, Michelle Obama and Kristen Bell.

Katie Koblenz

Customer Success

Ryan Muller

Technical Project Manager

Ryan has spent most of his career working in healthcare technology where he developed a passion for helping others. Medicine and healthcare have provided a platform for Ryan to push himself to try new things and continue to develop as a professional. He has also worked in third party logistics where he learned more about software integrations which peaked his interest to work in more technical roles. Unite Us has offered an opportunity for Ryan to do just this, all while following his goals of helping those in need and contributing to a team of hardworking individuals. Ryan enjoys many activities such as playing tennis and golf, lounging at the beach, doing yoga, taking hikes, and going camping. Ryan was born and raised in Los Angeles where he still lives today, patiently waiting for the Dodgers to win a World Series.

If Ryan could choose three famous friends, they would be Leonardo DiCaprio, Dave Chapelle, and Tony Stark.

Ryan Muller

Technical Project Manager

Nikki Odofin

Technical Project Manager

Nikki Odofin joins Unite Us with a passion for social justice reform and a background in healthcare administration and laboratory diagnostic operations. After obtaining her bachelor of science degree from Xavier University of Louisiana, she went on to complete her masters of science in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. Nikki's experience includes working as a laboratory Account Executive and IT Project Manager for large scale new development implementation and integration efforts. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, meditation, and any activities related to music.

If Nikki could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Issa Rae, and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.

Nikki Odofin

Technical Project Manager

Taylor Miller

Community Engagement Manager

Originally from Northeastern Ohio, Taylor is passionate about co-creating systems that are tailored for specific communities by creating authentic relationships and garnering trust. Prior to joining Unite Us, she led teams in various capacities at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore where she most recently held the position of Director of the Western Tidewater Community Produce Hub. Additionally, Taylor has served as an advisory board member for the Military Family Advisory Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of veteran and military families. Taylor holds a bachelor of science degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and a master of public administration degree from Old Dominion University. She resides in Norfolk, VA with her spouse and their lovable rescue dog.

If Taylor could choose three famous best friends, they would be Bryan Stevenson, Dylan Dreyer, and Michelle Obama.

Taylor Miller

Community Engagement Manager

Mindi Allison

Community Engagement Manager

Mindi thrives in St. Louis, and is a proud South City resident. She has spent her career in nonprofit and health care sectors, ranging from refugee resettlement to legal advocacy to Medicaid. After seeing gaps in information sharing and a lack of a cohesive community-wide approach across industries, Mindi found Unite Us. She completed her B.A. in political science, international studies, sociology, and Spanish from Saint Louis University. In her down time, you can find her playing board games, listening to live music, and walking around Carondelet Park.

If Mindi could choose three famous best friends, they would be Lzzy Hale, Amelia Earhart, and Kate Warne.

Mindi Allison

Community Engagement Manager

Shelby Mosier

Operations Analyst

After graduating from the University of Miami with her BS in health science, Shelby moved to Washington, DC to serve as an intern at the White House during the Obama Administration. Her strong desire to address social determinants of health and improve the health and well-being of communities led her to pursue her masters of public health in child, youth, and families at Columbia University. Prior to joining Unite Us, she has worked to expand cross-sector partnerships at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to reduce childhood obesity, to create a more equitable food system with the Urban Food Policy Institute, to address health barriers to learning at the Children’s Health Fund, and to mitigate the coronavirus through the Massachusetts COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. Further, Shelby has spent the past five years as an Advance Associate in the Office of Former First Lady Michelle Obama. She brings to Unite Us her passion for public health and helping people, as well as experience in details and logistics. Shelby grew up and currently resides in North Andover, Massachusetts. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, exercise classes, and cooking.

If Shelby could choose three famous best friends they would be Michelle Obama, Chrissy Teigen, and Olivia Benson from Law and Order SVU.

Shelby Mosier

Operations Analyst

Nadine Lamontagne (Sacco)

Community Engagement Manager

Nadine was born and raised in Massachusetts, however, now resides in Southern New Hampshire. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of New Hampshire and master of arts in community & social psychology from the University of Massachusetts. Her experience spans the public, private, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors with a focus in community, workforce development, and social services. Nadine is especially passionate about the wellbeing of the community in which she resides, making her a natural fit to join a passionate and mission-driven organization like Unite Us.

If Nadine could choose three famous best friends, she would choose Dave Chappelle, Brene Brown, and Simon Sinek.

Nadine Lamontagne (Sacco)

Community Engagement Manager

Alexa Louis

Community Engagement Manager

Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Alexa moved to the US in 1998 to go to college. She graduated with a BS in management information systems and a minor in international relations from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She then went on to obtain her MBA from that same university. She currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her family. After spending fifteen years in the financial markets as a client relationship manager, Alexa returned home to Haiti to lend her skills to the municipality of Port-au-Prince; a role that she found really challenging, yet extremely rewarding. That position allowed her to have a direct impact on the community. Either way, her entire work experience has allowed her to serve the public in a meaningful way. Living in different countries with distinct social economic situations has allowed Alexa to truly listen, empathize and understand people. She hopes that her life experiences will help make a difference in the lives of those in need. Alexa is an advocate for autism awareness and reform. She is a mama bear to a beautiful autistic daughter, a wild rambunctious toddler boy and a fluffy dog. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, travelling and trying new foods. Her dream is to visit every country in the world and she’s already been to 25. She is fluent in four languages: french, spanish, Haitian creole and english.

If Alexa could pick three best friends, they would be the Carters (Jay-z and Beyonce), Temple Grandin, and Michael Jackson.

Alexa Louis

Community Engagement Manager

Marc Rosen

Senior Director, Network Performance

Marc has spent his career working in community health at the intersection of health care and community-based organizations. Most recently, he served as the Director of Healthcare Integration and Translation at YMCA of the USA, where he advanced population health strategy, clinic-to-community partnerships, and led the testing of new ways to integrate community-based organizations into healthcare delivery and payment systems. He is a firm believer in the impact that networks of social service organizations can have on population health management goals, and is excited to join an organization that is leading the way in helping this come to fruition. While completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he not only met his wife Katie, but also discovered a midwestern classic-Friday night fish fries. Marc also has an MPH from the University of Illinois-Chicago. When he’s not at work, he enjoys traveling with Katie, listening to salsa music, all things sports, and volunteering as a medical interpreter at a free clinic in his home city, Chicago.

If Marc could choose three famous friends, they would be Kobe Bryant, Marc Anthony, and Maria Hinojosa.

Marc Rosen

Senior Director, Network Performance

Kathy Townsend

Community Engagement Manager

Kathy is originally from New Haven, CT. She has over 20 years working with various nonprofit organizations in leadership roles. Kathy prides herself as a community person and enjoys building relationships. She has a graduate degree in urban studies and completing a second graduate degree in organizational leadership. During her professional journey, she received an awesome opportunity to work closely with Dr. Maya Angelou involving a national health equity initiative. During Kathy's spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and grandson.

If Kathy could choose three best friends, they would be Dr. Maya Angelou, Muhammad Ali, and Angela Davis.

Kathy Townsend

Community Engagement Manager

Jonathan Carnes

Operations Analyst

Jon Carnes has worked in the Insurance, Financial Services, and Mental Health sectors. He calls Duluth Minnesota home, but lives in Minneapolis. He went to school at the University of Minnesota, where he studied linguistics. Jon loves diving in and solving complex problems while supporting a mission, and his mix of extreme nerdiness and passion for improving healthcare is a great fit for an Operations Analyst at Unite Us.

If Jon could choose three best friends, they would be Elim Garak, Noam Chomsky, and KA Applegate.

Jonathan Carnes

Operations Analyst

Kiyana Dan

Community Engagement Manager

Kiyana believes in the power of community, and knows a community only thrives when the people in it thrive. After years working in the nonprofit space, she joins Unite Us ready to create major state-wide change in her home state of Oklahoma. Her inspiration to help others comes from a long family lineage of strong women who always get the job done and also her educational background in family studies and sociology. When Kiyana is away from the office, she enjoys reading anything and everything, trying out a new recipe, finding a fresh bouquet of flowers for her house, and talking neighborhood walks with her husband and puppy dogs.

If Kiyana Dan could choose three best friends, they would be Sophie Kinsella, Katie Couric, and Rachael Ray.

Kiyana Dan

Community Engagement Manager

Ericka Lewon

Community Engagement Manager

Ericka studied Psychology at Mississippi State University. For her senior year, she accepted an internship at the Psychology and Law program at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Aside from the winters, she enjoys Nebraska and decided to stay. She moved a lot growing up, so it has been gratifying for her to grow roots here in Lincoln. After graduating from college, Ericka began her social work career by helping kids and families involved in the court system. Although her efforts were always well-intentioned, her role put her in a position to be viewed as the adversary. She has witnessed the barriers to resources and limitations of siloed approaches to client care. So when she saw the work being done at Unite Us she was inspired! Ericka is eager to begin serving her community in a way that will impact generations to come.

If Ericka could choose three best friends, they would be Simon Sinek, Sherlock Holmes, and Professor Snape.

Ericka Lewon

Community Engagement Manager

Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus

Senior Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from University of California, Davis Alexandra found her passion for helping others through her work for various nonprofits. After moving to MN, she earned her masters in nonprofit management from Hamline University and focused her work within the healthcare space. She recently worked at Second Harvest Heartland where she dedicated her efforts to improving health for underserved and high risk populations and demonstrating the value of investing in people’s basic needs as part of their overall health and the organizations that support them. Alexandra’s mission is to assist others and have a positive impact which is what drew her to Unite Us.

If Alexandra could choose three best friends, they would be Neil Gaiman, Marie Curie, and Deena Kastor.

Alexandra De Kesel Lofthus

Senior Community Engagement Manager

Dominic Sampson Sr.

Community Engagement Manager

Dom’s full-time job is husband and father of two. He is a community engagement professional by trade. He is a native of Philadelphia. His background is a diverse one but his community organizing experience is the foundation of all his work. He helps communities overcome barriers simply put. He got a lot of his confidence from the real HU, Howard University. He is a thinker, problem-solver, and a fighter. He doesn’t get discouraged when he doesn’t know something he gets motivated. He believes in empowering the community he serves. Unite Us is helping to do just that by giving communities across the country the tools to address unfair or inefficient systems by working together and Dom is up for that fight.

If Dom could choose three best friends, they would be Malcolm X, Kobe Bryant, and Dave Chappelle.

Dominic Sampson Sr.

Community Engagement Manager

Jessica Hutton

Community Engagement Manager

Jessica is a licensed master of social work who studied social work advocacy and administrative practice at the University of Kansas. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Newman University in Wichita, Kansas, where she was born and currently resides. Jessica’s pioneering spirit and obsession with achieving outcomes enables her to steward her role as a Community Engagement Manager with excellence so that the Unite Us mission is accomplished, thus enabling more people to receive seamless coordinated care.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys blogging, writing non-fiction, and reading. In her downtime, she enjoys watching quirky, and often really stupid, Netflix originals.

If Jessica could choose three best friends, they would be Brené Brown, Barack Obama, and Matthew McConaughey.

Jessica Hutton

Community Engagement Manager

Courtney Gallant

Community Engagement Manager

As a community engagement manager, Courtney cultivates positive working relationships between health and social care organizations. After graduating from Boise State University with a degree in history and gender studies, Courtney joined Americorps and served at a domestic violence shelter in Central Oregon, where she grew up, educating youth about healthy relationships. Her Americorps experience led to a career in the nonprofit sector, working in community engagement roles and as part of the Oregon Safer Futures Project, linking domestic violence programs and healthcare systems in order to improve the health and wellbeing of pregnant and parenting survivors of intimate partner violence. Courtney applies this unique experience to her role with Unite Us, engaging both social care and health care organizations in dynamic partnerships within Unite Us' coordinated care networks. Outside of her work Courtney enjoys hiking and exploring the "Pacific Wonderland" that is Oregon with her husband and two Great Danes, absorbing riveting documentaries on a night in, and enjoying her hometown of Bend, Oregon with friends and family.

My three famous best friends would be Florynce Kennedy, Meryl Streep, and John Krasinski.

Courtney Gallant

Community Engagement Manager

Stephanie Harris

Community Engagement Manager

After graduating from Barton College, Stephanie’s career journey took some interesting twists & turns as it includes sales, retail, marketing, management to nonprofit development and management. She has been involved in philanthropic causes since college for it was instilled in her as a child when she volunteered with her grandmother at a local nursing home. Her nonprofit background includes working with national organizations such as The Salvation Army, the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. Her most recent role was the Executive Director for New Beginnings of Central Florida, a poverty prevention & homeless ministry, which offers bridge housing and life skills to lead individuals and families to economic stability. She has always had a passion for serving the underserved in her community. She believes in empowering individuals to reach their fullest potential even when they are not yet aware of their full potential. As a Community Engagement Manager, Stephanie believes that her role will contribute to providing the connectivity her community needs to better serve those in need, focusing on the whole person and unity among stakeholders throughout the community. When not at work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and dogs on the lake or curled up to watch a movie.

If she could pick three famous best friends they would be Julia Roberts, Condoleezza Rice, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Stephanie Harris

Community Engagement Manager

Kelly Untiet

Community Engagement Manager

During her eclectic career, Kelly has witnessed the tremendous impact of social determinants on quality of life and the need for better, stronger relationships between patients, providers, and their communities. Whether as an employee of the State of NH, the local community mental health center, or a private marketing and communications firm, Kelly has remained committed to working hard, collaborating in problem solving, and innovating for good.

A proud mother of two, Kelly and her husband Craig enjoy building trails at their home, camping, and spending time with their dog, Gerald, and bunny, Clementine. Kelly is from the Lakes Region of NH. Kelly earned a Management degree from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts.

Kelly wants to do good work with good people. She is curious and always looking for ways to help those around her reach their full potential.

Kelly Untiet

Community Engagement Manager

Brittany Smith

Account Manager

Brittany Smith is a creator, connector, and cultivator. She has been working within the public health sector for over 11 years in academia, health departments, healthcare systems, and managed care organizations. She is drawn to “start ups” as she thrives in spaces where she’s able to be creative, learning endlessly, and helping to mold the foundation. Some of her experience includes managing and building out statewide teams for Medicaid health plans, revamping and expanding community health coalitions with a focus on creating policy, system, and environmental changes, and developing and implementing community and population health programs for healthcare systems. Detroit is her hometown but she’s been living in Charlotte, NC for over seven years. Brittany completed her undergraduate education, majoring in Psychology, at Wayne State University and obtained a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Behavior from the University of Michigan (Go Blue). She is passionate about leveraging technological innovation to address health inequities and other social issues. Her past personal experiences and deep desire to connect our most vulnerable neighbors to resources that will create sustainable change is what brought her to Unite Us. Her goal is to be a good human, support and collaborate with the team, and be a part of a solution to improve health outcomes. Brittany is married with two children and in her very finite spare time, she's sneaking in naps, traveling, cracking jokes, cooking, and volunteering. She’s also the daughter of an army veteran.

If Brittany could choose three best friends, they would be Issa Rae, Kelis, and Michelle Obama.

Brittany Smith

Account Manager

Andrew Pilahome

Operations Consultant

Andrew has always been passionate about helping people. As a problem solver and people person who grew up in a restaurant environment, he naturally gravitated towards the hospitality industry. During his studies at University of Maryland Eastern Shore he advocated The Campus Kitchens Project where he served as a Kitchen Manager. In this role, he planned meals, coordinated volunteers to prepare and partnered with local organizations like The Dwelling Place, serving weekly meals to homeless families in the Rockville community. Wanting to be more involved, Andrew also volunteered at DC Central Kitchen where he has prepared and served over 10,000 meals to the homeless community in DC. Andrew believes his experience in building relationships and can-do attitude coupled with his passion for helping people will allow him to do more and be more serving a broader community with Unite Us.

If Andrew could choose three best friends, they would be Kobe Bryant, Harry Mack, and Trevor Noah.

Andrew Pilahome

Operations Consultant

Devyn Goodwyn

User Support Specialist

Devyn graduated from Louisiana State University Shreveport with her Masters of Business Administration. She enjoys working with people and has a strong passion for helping others. Devyn loves to travel and has traveled to over 7 countries and lived in 3 different countries. While living abroad she helped to enrich the lives of orphaned children. Devyn now lives in North Carolina with her husband and son, but is always willing to catch a flight to somewhere warm and sunny with a beach.

If Devyn could choose three best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, and Daenerys Targaryen.

Devyn Goodwyn

User Support Specialist

Eiman Jamil

Network Consultant

Eiman graduated with a degree in Environmental Science and Economics from Northwestern University. She was most interested in learning about the relationship between the environment and health. She spent her time outside of class volunteering and taught local elementary school students about health and nutrition through an after school cooking program. This experience inspired her to seek impact based roles, and she worked in education after college. This same experience also drove her to Unite Us, whose mission and goals appealed to her interests in addressing barriers to access to health and social services. Outside of work, Eiman enjoys watching tennis, listening to audiobooks, and attempting to cook.

If Eiman could choose three best friends, they would be Malala, Naomi Osaka, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Eiman Jamil

Network Consultant

Abigail Warren

Account Manager

Abigail is an Account Manager with Unite Us, where she applies her passion for advancing health equity and systems-level change through building genuine relationships. Prior to joining Unite Us, Abigail led local and national initiatives that increase access to healthy foods for low-income families while supporting local farmers and economies. Her love for food infiltrates all aspects of her life, so when she’s not at work you can find Abigail at the farmers market, whipping up tasty treats, and exploring new restaurants. She lives with her partner, Josh, and her pup, Rosie, in Portland, OR (where she was born and raised) - and also has a deep love for Detroit, MI (where they called home for many years together before heading back out West).

If Abigail could have three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Nina Simone, and Mary Oliver.

Abigail Warren

Account Manager

Jennifer Martin

Community Engagement Manager

Jennifer considers Spokane, WA as her home where she raised her two children and enjoys the scenic beauty that the Inland Northwest offers. She graduated from WSU with a BA in Sociology. She has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years serving homeless veterans and families. She loves engaging with organizations to help them connect them to resources. She finds it challenging to refer clients to resources and expect them to follow through on their own. She loves working as a Community Engagement Manager for Unite Us because she wants to help promote health equity for all and to build a world of connected communities to improve people’s health and well-being.

If Jennifer could choose three best friends, they would be Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, and Rosa Parks.

Jennifer Martin

Community Engagement Manager

Brian Rutto

Operations Consultant

Originally from Kenya, Brian moved to the US to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with a degree in International Relations. Brian’s interest in how disruptive technologies and data-driven solutions are re-shaping approaches to sustainable development issues led him to Unite Us, where he is excited to support the platform, build robust partnerships to tackle today's biggest healthcare challenges and improve the social determinants of health in communities. Brian previously worked with the United Nations and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. In his free time, Brian is an avid photographer who also enjoys traveling and biking.

If he could choose three famous best friends, they would be: Matisse Thybulle, Stormzy and Megan Pete.

Brian Rutto

Operations Consultant

Kelly Cahill

Network Consultant

Kelly graduated from Penn State with degrees in Business Administration and Finance. After seeing the transformations being made with technology and data, she got her Master’s degree in Information Technology and Data Analytics. As a military spouse, she has lived in seven states and has been directly impacted by complex healthcare systems and lack of transparency between providers during these moves. Kelly is passionate about creating solutions to fix these issues, as well as assisting service members and their families navigate their way through various benefits and services.

If Kelly could choose three best friends, they would be Monica Geller, Amy Poehler, and Aubrey Plaza.

Kelly Cahill

Network Consultant

Hayley Morris

Network Consultant

Hayley is the Richmond, Virginia (RVA!) Community Engagement Manager at Unite Us. Hayley grew up in Japan, England and France and moved back to VA as a university student to attend James Madison University where she received her BA in Social Justice & Community Advocacy. She has a background in International and Community Development, most recently working with Habitat for Humanity, supporting affordable housing advocacy and community engagement initiatives. When Hayley’s not strategizing about community collaboration, she’s running around with her Husband, Craig and son, Bear, frequenting RVA’s awesome restaurant scene.

If Hayley could choose three famous best friends, they would be Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Ruldoph (the trifecta)!

Hayley Morris

Community Engagement Manager

Adam Fanning

Community Engagement Manager

Before joining Unite Us, Adam spent 13 years building partnerships and systems for organizations in the education and public health sector. He is passionate about community wellbeing and relationship building and believes real change occurs through intentional collaboration. This belief brought him to Unite Us in the role of Community Engagement Manager, where he is working to create a strong network of partners for lasting change in and out of the communities he serves.

Adam holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and received his Masters of Public Administration from Drake University. When he isn't working, you can find him spending time with his husband and two Schnoodles at their home in downtown Des Moines. He enjoys art, travel, cooking, reading, music, volunteering, coffee, and design.

If he could have three famous best friends, they would be
Anthony Bourdain, Barack Obama, and Tina Fey.

Adam Fanning

Community Engagement Manager

Tiffany Wu

Network Consultant

Tiffany Wu graduated from UCLA with a bachelor of science in environmental science and conservation biology. She started her career in environmental nonprofits focused on protecting wild spaces and species, and her work focused on organizing and collaborating with communities affected by oil production in California. Tiffany most recently worked for the Institute for Bird Populations working with California spotted owls in the Sierra Nevada forests. With a strong belief in the connection between access to healthcare and the protection of earth processes, she is excited to bring her passion for conserving ecosystem health to human health at Unite Us. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys reading, baking, and birdwatching.

If Tiffany could choose three famous best friends, they would be Barack Obama, Maia Shibutani, and Neville Longbottom.

Tiffany Wu

Network Consultant

Max Holcomb

Network Hub Support Specialist

Max has enjoyed a non-traditional education path, and their work has included roles at both nonprofit and for profit medical centers. While working with cancer patients, Max developed a passion for care navigation, as they observed the many difficulties that patients had to overcome to receive necessary treatments. In their recent role as a care navigator at Metro Inclusive Health, Max was privileged to work closely with some of the most marginalized communities in the Tampa Bay area. During this time, Max was able to coordinate care for HIV positive individuals, link transgender clients to gender affirming medical and behavioral health services, and provide assistance to community members seeking housing, substance abuse treatment, employment assistance, and governmental assistance through programs such as medicaid and EBT. As a non-binary transgender individual, Max has personally experienced challenges navigating the health care and social service fields, and they find great joy and satisfaction in being able to leverage their knowledge of these systems to assist their community to access life saving care. Max loves calling the Tampa Bay area home, and is eager to join the Unite Us team as a Network Hub Support Specialist. In their role, Max will be able to combine their life-long dedication to community care navigation, problem solving, and health accessibility to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for individuals and families in Tampa. Max cannot wait to see how their diverse community is able to thrive with the greater access to coordinated networks of care that Unite Us is pioneering and championing.

If Max could choose three famous best friends, they would be Leslie Feinberg, Amber Hikes, and Adrienne Maree Brown.

Max Holcomb

Network Hub Support Specialist

Sarah Hayek

Implementation Manager

Prior to joining Unite Us as an Implementation Manager, Sarah worked in the nonprofit sector, with a specific focus on child welfare. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in communication. Sarah believes developing partnerships and facilitating conversations to overcome systemic barriers is the most important part of her work. When she is not working, Sarah can be found at home, in Papillion, Nebraska. She is either teaching yoga, binge watching Netflix with her husband, or snuggling with her two dogs (Sparty the Schnauzer and Poe the Westie).

If Sarah could choose three famous best friends they would be Brene Brown, Elvis Presley, and Trevor Noah.

Sarah Heyek

Implementation Manager

Ebony Brown

Community Engagement Manager

Ebony has seven years of community engagement experience, working with hospitals, schools, religious entities and community organizations to promote healthy communities in Delaware. Through her previous role as Director of Community Health and Well Being with Saint Francis Hospital, Ebony built partnerships to create and lead programs and activities that address social influencers of health throughout New Castle County. Ebony has a passion for helping others and it shines through her smile and positive attitude, her hard work, her commitment to building healthy communities and the relationships she has built and maintained over the years.

If Ebony could choose three famous best friends, they would be Kevin Hart because she loves to laugh, Pattie LaBelle because she loves to sing and eat, and Maya Angelou because her words feed Ebony’s soul.

Ebony Brown

Community Engagement Manger

Laken Ethun

Community Engagement Manager

Laken was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, but currently lives in Pittsburgh where she most recently worked helping to manage and implement overdose reduction initiatives in counties across Pennsylvania. Laken received her BS in psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. Laken is passionate about making health and social care accessible for everyone; Unite Us allows her to put that passion into action. Outside of work, she enjoys running and exploring the Pittsburgh food scene. When the gray, cold winters set in she enjoys binge watching Netflix and cheering for the University of Dayton Flyers.

Laken’s three famous best friends would be Michelle Obama, Elton John, and fellow Daytonian Allison Janney.

Laken Ethun

Community Engagement Manger

Molly Weber

Network Consultant

Molly graduated with a degree in public communications and community & international development from the University of Vermont. Most recently, she was serving with the Peace Corps in Morocco as a Youth Development Specialist. Since returning this year, she has been based in Boston and started her Masters of Public Health at Tulane University. Molly’s passion is rooted in the intersection of health and education. It is the shared vision of addressing the social determinants of health to improve whole-person health that makes her so proud to be a part of the Unite Us team. Outside of work, Molly enjoys the ocean, running, and painting.

If Molly could choose three famous best friends, they would be Malala, Maggie Rogers, and RBG.

Molly Weber

Network Consultant

Robyn Russell

East Coast Regional Director

Robyn started her career working in local government for Cook County in Chicago, before coming to Washington, DC to work on Capitol Hill for a Congressman from Chicago, handling health policy during the passage and implementation of the ACA. Robyn moved from working in domestic health care to working on global women’s health at the United Nations Foundation before coming back to U.S. health care, where she helped lead a human-centered design initiative at the DC Primary Care Association. After more than ten years in DC, Robyn considers it home and loves spending time at the Arboretum with friends enjoying some of her husband’s homebrew. Robyn received my Master’s in Population Health Management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. From people living with a mental illness incarcerated in Chicago, to women in Kenya unable to access contraception to plan their families, to people experiencing homelessness in DC, Robyn has spent her career working to improve the lives of people in need. Unite Us puts people at the center of health and social services, and builds the support they need around them as individuals rather than asking individuals and providers to navigate a complex system. Robyn is energized by the opportunity to build a health infrastructure that is human-centered, meets people where they are at, and drives outcomes.

If Robyn could choose three famous best friends, she would choose Eleanor Roosevelt, Barack Obama, and Amy Schumer.

Robyn Russell

East Coast Regional Director

David Escobar

Community Engagement Manager

David has spent his career working in federal government, healthcare, nonprofits, and public education. He considers Southern California home and currently lives in Corona, CA. He attended California State University, Long Beach and earned a BA in sociology and is currently enrolled at National University where he plans on earning his Masters in Public Administration Summer of 2021. David has a strong foundation in community and civic engagement, and is a high energy professional who is enthusiastic about working with decision makers and community members to enhance opportunities for historically disenfranchised communities. During his free time, David enjoys traveling, hiking, visiting vineyards, and spending time with his fur child, a Golden Retriever named Goliath. David has an ambitious goal of visiting all 422 US National Park Sites (including Puerto Rico, Virgins Islands, American Samoa, and Guam) within the next 10 years.

If David Escobar could choose three best friends, they would be Alexandria Ocazio-Cortez, Daniel Levy, and Whitney Houston

David Escobar

Community Engagement Manager

Simon Tearpak

Community Engagement Manager

Simon comes to Unite Us with nearly a decade of nonprofit administration and project management experience. Prior to Unite Us, Simon served as Chief Operations Officer for the Colorado State University Pueblo Foundation and Deputy Director for El Pueblo History Museum. As Development Director for Pueblo StepUp, Simon wrote large-scale grants to fund Medicaid enrollment initiatives for Pueblo’s underserved populations. Simon holds a BS in political science from Colorado State University Pueblo. Simon’s passion for community engagement, capacity building, and love for southern Colorado drew him to Unite Us. Simon and his husband Nick are both Pueblo natives. He enjoys spending time with his friends, reading National Geographic, all things 80’s, his two pups (Bailey and Ruby) and traveling with Nick whenever they have the opportunity.

If Simon could choose three famous best friends, they would be RuPaul, Frederick Douglass and Stevie Nicks.

Simon Tearpak

Community Engagement Manager

Bill Alton

Director of Back-End Engineering

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.

Bill Alton

S Director of Back-End Engineering

Jeff Wood

Senior Software Engineer

Before coming to work for Unite Us in 2017, Jeff spent eight years developing software for Medical Informatics research at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Columbia University. Originally from Maryland, he recently left NYC and now lives in Portland, Oregon. In his free time he enjoys playing games of all kinds, cheesy genre fiction, getting lost in the woods, and oxford commas.

If Jeff could choose three famous best friends they would be Guy Gavriel Kay, Gary Numan, and Gary Oldman

Jeff Wood

Senior Software Engineer

Sherard Bailey

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

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 three famous best friends, they would be Barack Obama, Dave Chappelle, and Alexander the Great.

Sherard Bailey

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

Chris Benedict

Software Engineer

After graduating from Princeton University in 2014 with a degree in politics, Chris taught math and English in Northern Thailand. While continuing a career in education back home, he found he could combine his desire to help others with his enthusiasm for problem solving through web development. After attending the Flatiron School, he enthusiastically joined Unite Us where he is proud to help provide health solutions to so many in need. Currently living in Brooklyn, Chris, of course, enjoys woodworking and beard-growing. He also appreciates a good crossword and Liverpool FC.

If Chris could choose three famous best friends, they would be Trevor Noah, Frida Kahlo, and Virgil Van Dijk.

Chris Benedict

Software Engineer

Aaron Berns

Software Engineer

Aaron has spent many years working directly with at-risk populations, both in inpatient psychiatry and as a special education teacher in Brooklyn. He got into programming as technology became more closely integrated into his classrooms. After it dawned on him that he might be able to earn a living building things with words, he went back to school to earn a BS in computer science, then filled in the gaps by completing Flatiron School’s software engineering bootcamp. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching basketball with his two boys and listening to anything that has a a beat.

If Aaron could choose three famous best friends, they would be Buddha, MLK, and Kawhi Leonard.

Aaron Berns

Software Engineer

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 three famous best friends, they would be Charles Eames, Tim Burton, and Magic Johnson.

Tom Brehm

Software Engineer

Jarret Bryan

Software Engineer

Jarret Bryan is a software engineer and creative technologist who is passionate about exploring the social and cultural possibilities that tech can offer. He earned a B.A. from Brown University in science & technology studies. In his free time, Jarret plays Dungeons and Dragons and listens to too many podcasts.

Jarret Bryan

Software Engineer

Justin Cahoon

Senior Software Engineer

Justin Cahoon

Senior Software Engineer

Costa Cassis

Director of Solutions Architecture

Costa has spent his entire career in technology across multiple industries from managed services, retail, healthcare providers, and healthcare payors. Home is Cincinnati where most of his family live, and currently resides in Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas More College and a Master of Science from Northern Kentucky University. As the son of a clergyman he grew up in a life of service to the community. He wants to continue serving the community through his talents in technology. Costa believes technology is a powerful tool that can be wield for better outcomes. When not working he and his wife take every opportunity to travel, eat, drink, and adventure.

If Costa could choose three famous best friends, they would be St. John Chrysostom, Anthony Bourdain, and Neil Gaiman.

Costa Cassis

Director of Solutions Architecture

Micah Corn

Senior Software Engineer, Squad Lead

Micah moved up to New York fifteen 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.

Micah Corn

Senior Software Engineer, Squad Lead

Abdoulaye Diack

Software Engineer

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.

Abdoulaye Diack

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 on a number of open-source projects. In 2017, Bita moved to NYC from California with her dog, Django, and joined Unite Us where she is able to combine her enthusiasm for programming and problem-solving with her passion for helping others. She enjoys photography, watching documentaries, reading historical biographies, and the Oxford comma.

If Bita could choose three famous best friends, they would be Tom Hanks, Kristen Bell, and Hedy Lamarr.

Bita Djaghouri

Software Engineer

Leah Garber

QA Engineer

While completing her bachelors degree in trumpet performance at Rutgers University, Leah developed an interest in software development through online tutorials and messing around with HTML. She followed this spark after graduation, becoming a QA engineer at a product engineering firm, and later finding her way to Unite Us. She appreciates the opportunity to use technology to make a difference in the lives of others. Outside of work, Leah enjoys seeing live music, playing ultimate frisbee, and curling up with a good book. She also does a mean crossword puzzle.

If Leah could have three famous best friends, they would be Nadia Bolz-Weber, Julien Baker, and Claire Saffitz.

Leah Garber

QA Engineer

Kevin Grammer

Director of Front-End Engineering

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 assistant 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 information superhighway, Kevin enjoys playing soccer, watching movies and hanging out with his wife, Jill, their five lb. dog, A.C. Slater and their 20-something lb. son, Leonardo.

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

Kevin Grammer

Director of Front-End Engineering

Art Hall

Senior Architect

Art earned his bachelor's degree in computer science at the University of Maine. After working as a software developer for a while, he went back to school to earn his Master's in computer science at the University of Kentucky. He has worked for health care focused companies most of his career.

If Art could choose three famous best friends, they would be N. K. Jemisin, Zoë Keating, and Hayao Miyazaki.

Art Hall

Senior Architect

Ron Harley

Senior Software Engineer - Team Lead

Ron began his career in software testing upon returning to the US after spending time teaching conversational English abroad in China. Ever since he has enjoyed helping startups and digital agencies deliver high-quality software both as a team lead and an individual contributor. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, traveling, and finding new music.

If Ron could choose three best famous friends, they would be Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sade Adu, and Anthony Bourdain.

Ron Harley

Senior Software Engineer - Team Lead

George Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

George has been developing software for over ten 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 three famous friends, they would be Dennis Ritchie, Pancho Villa, and Jack Kerouac.

George Hernandez

Senior Software Engineer

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.

Daniel Kim

Software Engineer

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 three famous best friends, they would be Calvin, Hobbes, and Drake.

Alex Lee

Senior Software Engineer

Julissa Lema

Software Engineer

Julissa Lema

Software Engineer

David Lo

Senior Software Engineer - Team Lead

David Lo

Senior Software Engineer - Team Lead

Gordo Lowrey

Senior Architect

Gordo is a self-taught systems engineer and architect with over 15 years of experience designing, building and maintaining highly available, high load front-end and back-end infrastructures. His depth of technical expertise includes everything from ground-up network topology design, hardware builds, server deployment, server tuning, API development, performance optimization, database administration, development of custom front-end and back-end web applications, enterprise mobile apps, real-time custom business analytics platforms, and much more. Having worked directly with multiple top fortune 500 companies, he has carried many teams to success as a leader. He has architected and built things like background check applications, point of sale systems, merchant gateways, a video game content management system, lab information management systems, data analysis platforms, data collection applications, business intelligence and automation systems, and much more. His hobbies include photography, music production, hiking, and billiards.

If he could choose three famous friends, he would love to pick the brains of Nikola Tesla, Charles Steinmetz, and Lee Felsenstein.

Gordo Lowrey

Senior Architect

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 three famous best friends, they would be Hilma af Klint, Audre Lorde, and Etel Adnan.

Carol Mirakove

Senior Software Engineer, Test

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 found his way out of the mountains and made a career transition to software development, working in Toronto and Virginia before landing 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 three famous best friends, they would be Carl Sagan, Bill Watterson, and Dennis Ritchie.

Jacob Moeller

Senior Software Engineer

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 three famous best friends, they would be Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Michelle Obama, and Michael Scott (from the Office).

Sarah Rivas

Software Engineer

Tyler Sargent

Senior Software Engineer, Squad Lead

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 three famous best friends, they would be Fred Rogers, John Coltrane, and Bach.

Tyler Sargent

Senior Software Engineer, Squad Lead

Tyler Schauer

Software Engineer

Tyler worked in the service industry for about ten years in Manhattan before pivoting into the technology world. His son was born and having few skills that wouldn’t hurt his back tremendously 15 years later, he and his wife thought it would be best to stay home and learn something new -- like learning how to raise a child and maybe some programming on the side. In between naps and after bedtime, he took math and programming classes and really loved it. It was a good fit that he was excited to pursue. Tyler is excited to apply the things he learned to solve human problems using computational methods.

If Tyler could choose three best friends, they would be Issac Childres, Amos Tversky, and Daniel Kahneman.

Tyler Schauer

Software Engineer

Adam Tanner

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

Adam Tanner

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

Lowell Mower

Senior Software Engineer

Lowell, his wife Katie and their two dogs (Barnum and Babi) live in Eliot Maine, a town in Southern Maine a little over an hour outside of Boston (traffic permitting). Lowell grew up in Southern New Hampshire and went to the University of New Hampshire where he studied history. He has a background in DNS and security, enjoys writing Go and exploring other new programming languages. Lowell hopes to bring impactful progress to the organization, helping to build and scale Unite Us to their next milestones.

If Lowell could choose three famous best friends they would be: Otto Dix, Winnie the Pooh, and Gedun Drupa (the 1st Dalai Lama).

Lowell Mower

Senior Software Engineer

Mohammed Shuheb

Software Engineer, Test

From day one, Mo has worked his way up from and built QA experience working at a small smart-home security startup, a mobile ad-tech company and a usage-based insurance telematics firm. He is British and a US Resident living in New York, but always calls Bradford, United Kingdom home. Mo attended school in the UK all the way up until graduation from The University of Bradford - he achieved a First Class with Honours in BSc web design & technology. Mo has joined Unite Us as a Software Engineer in Test, bringing a wide array of knowledge and skills on board that he has attained over the years. He believes one of his goals is to provide vital input and join the current growth of the QA team in order to create maintainability and scalability of QA operations around the projected growth of the business.
Mo believes not only at the place of work, but anywhere including in and out of personal lives that “being a good human” is the key to success to team, family, friends and any other kind of relationship that can materialise from meeting people.

If Mohammed could choose three famous best friends, they would be Bernie Sanders, David Beckham, and Bill Gates.

Mohammed Shuheb

Software Engineer, Test

Valerie Maldonado

Software Engineer Test

Valerie Maldonado went to school at the University of Michigan for computer engineering and currently lives in Little Italy in the Bronx, which she considers home. She has previously worked at Scholastic in their e-commerce sites as a Quality Engineer and more recently as an SDET at Blue State and EveryAction on their SaaS products. She likes taking on challenging work and not afraid to make mistakes and get back to the drawing board if necessary. She hopes to make an impact by making processes faster and easier for those involved.

If Valerie had to choose three famous best friends, they would be Jon Stewart, Ellen L. Ochoa, and Selena Quintanilla.

Valerie Maldonado

Software Engineer Test

James Yu

Solutions Architect

James believes in the power of technology to build amazing things and change the world--that’s one of the factors that drew him to Unite Us. He spent time working in a variety of industries at technology consulting companies in Texas and California before settling in Raleigh, North Carolina and diving deep into the healthcare technology space. After earning a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, James built innovative solutions for companies such as Accenture, Electronic Arts, Bayer, and BlueCross BlueShield. Outside of work, James theoretically enjoys basketball, poker, and investing. In reality, he spends his free time chasing his three boys around the yard and renovating a 40-year old house.

If James could choose three famous best friends, they would be Warren Buffett, Magic Johnson, and Miriam Maisel.

James Yu

Solutions Architect

Sabina Dovlati

Software Engineer in Test

I have bachelors in textile engineering and economics. Came to the USA in 2001 from Azerbaijan and went back to school to UMKC for accounting degree. I am chronicle student and found myself in information technology where I constantly learn and exercise logical problems. I love math and found coding more interesting than accounting. Sabina is vivacious and loves everything from philosophy to the adventure.

If she could choose three best friends that would be Michel de Monten and Lewis and Clark.

Sabina Dovlati

Software Engineer in Test

Justin Sherwood

Database Administrator

Justin is originally from Connecticut but now calls NYC home. He lives in Downtown Brooklyn and bikes over the Brooklyn Bridge to work most days. He shares his apartment with his four year old tuxedo cat Trax. Justin has spent his entire career working with databases and is excited for new challenges.

If Justin could have three famous best friends they would be Pete Davidson, Quentin Tarantino, and Bernie Sanders.

Justin Sherwood

Database Administrator

Fahim Hasnat

Software Engineer in Test

Fahim has over eight years of experience as a software tester in the software development industry. He grew up in Brooklyn New York but currently live in Totowa NJ. He attended Brooklyn College and is now interested in pursuing my masters in either computer science or information technology. Fahim believes that working together as a team and having a common goal can lead to efficient success. He feels that everyone in Unite Us has that same mindset. Fahim is excited to join this team and also excited for the opportunities he will have to pair with teammates and learn new things.

Fahim's 3 best friends, would be his wife Runa, his Brother Shihab, and Alan Turing.

Fahim Hasnat

Software Engineer in Test

John Skiles Skinner

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

John cares about making systems more connected and transparent. He thinks that linking people to the social care they need will build a healthier America. John previously co-founded an insurance software startup, and finds that insurance industry experience helps him in connecting health and community resources at Unite Us. He also worked as a software engineer at Cornell University library, where he loved encountering new research every day. John studied art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He still calls eastern Nebraska home. John enjoys making artwork, editing Wikipedia, and roller skating.

If John could choose three famous best friends, they would be Amelia Earhart, Bertrand Russell, and N.K. Jemisin.

John Skiles Skinner

Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead

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.

Nick Cox

Product Manager

Brian Minh 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 California 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.

Brian Nguyen

Product Manager

Emilia Toro

Director of Product

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).

Emilia Toro

Director of Product

Elizabeth Piazza

Senior Product Manager

Elizabeth has worked in product management for several years across different industries. She is excited to bring her expertise to the more human-focused field of social determinants of health. Elizabeth recieved her BS in Math, BSM in Management, and masters in energy management from Tulane University in New Orleans. When shes away from the computer she's usually training and assistant coaching with her weightlifting team.

Elizabeth Piazza

Senior Product Manager

Jess Wu

Product Manager

Jess Wu

Product Manager

Alessandra Corriveau

Product Manager

Alessandra is passionate about improving patients’ access to care and support. A native of the Washington, DC area, she previously worked at a large healthcare technology and research firm based in the District. Her work with health systems and hospitals as a consultant and product manager focused on improving revenue cycle processes and developing approaches to patient-centered consumerism. She studied history and sociology at Boston College and received an MBA from Georgetown University. She looks forward to building scalable solutions that affect the health of communities across the country. In her free time, Alessandra enjoys baking, yoga and podcasts.

If Alessandra could choose three famous best friends they would be Tina Fey, Jhumpa Lahiri and Isabella Boylston.John cares about making systems more connected and transparent. He thinks that linking people to the social care they need will build a healthier America. John previously co-founded an insurance software startup, and finds that insurance industry experience helps him in connecting health and community resources at Unite Us. He also worked as a software engineer at Cornell University library, where he loved encountering new research every day. John studied art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He still calls eastern Nebraska home. John enjoys making artwork, editing Wikipedia, and roller skating.

If John could choose three famous best friends, they would be Amelia Earhart, Bertrand Russell, and N.K. Jemisin.

Alessandra Corriveau

Product Manager

Eric Mack Johnson

Product Designer

Eric has spent his career using design to empower communities. After studying political science at Santa Clara University, he saw how technology could bypass broken systems and began learning user-centered design in the San Francisco startup community. He hopes to create a more equitable world where everyone has the power and dignity they deserve. Unite Us provides an amazing opportunity to do just that, by connecting millions of people with the resources they need. Born in Oakland, CA and raised in Portland, OR, he now lives in Philadelphia, PA with his partner Codie. Outside of work you can find him in the garden puzzled by pests, playing music with friends, and riding bikes.

Three famous friends? Cornel West, Adrianne Lenker, and Hayao Miyazaki.

Eric Mack Johnson

Product Designer

Andrew Blackmon

Strategic Sales Director

Andrew grew up on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He escaped the New England winters to complete a BS in psychology at Rollins College in appropriately named Winter Park, Florida. After providing direct care for head injured and autistic adults, he completed a dual MBA / MHS at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Andrew has spent his entire career applying technology, strategy, data analytics and change management to improve health outcomes. These efforts have spanned from revenue cycle to care coordination and often lived at the intersection of healthcare delivery and payment. For the past ten years, Andrew has held leadership roles involved with innovative value based care/population health transformations across the country. He has always sought out high culture organizations tackling big problems with positive purpose. The fragmentation and complexity of the US health and social service system result in unnecessary suboptimal outcomes. This unique challenge has to be solved. This and Andrew’s drive to set an example for his children “doing well by doing good” led him to Unite Us. Andrew lives and works in Florida with his very active family (wife, step daughter, two sons, dog and horse). Outside of work, he loves to travel, try new restaurants, get outdoors, participate in his family’s sports activities and chat with friends and family. He’s happiest with toes in the sand!

If Andrew could choose three famous best friends, they would be: Abe Lincoln, Davinci, and Chris Rock.

Andrew Blackmon

Strategic Sales Director

Jack Carter

Director of Strategic Growth

Jack Carter

Director of Strategic Growth

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 three famous best friends, they would be Bill Murray, Wayne Rooney, and James Mattis.

Chris Conklin

Strategic Sales Director

Eric Hazzard

Strategic Sales Director

Eric received his Ph.D. in nutritional biology from UC Davis and is a proud Aggie! Soon after graduation, he began to provide evaluation and capacity building consultation to non-profits, foundations, and government organizations. He then joined a health technology start-up to lead their research and go-to-market activities. Eric enjoys using data to demonstrate impact and provide actionable insights, as well as, working alongside organizations making a difference. He was delighted to join Unite Us in the Network Development capacity. Eric lives in San Diego with his wife and two young kids and enjoys reading, eating, and the ocean.

If Eric could choose three famous best friends, they would be C.S. Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, and Charles Darwin.

Eric Hazzard

Strategic Sales Director

Read Holman

Strategic Sales Director

Read has a public health background with experiences that cut across public policy, innovation management, and program development. Starting in 2010, he spent eight 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 three famous friends, they’d be Richard Feynman, Donald Glover, and Pelé.

Read Holman

Strategic Sales Director

Sheeba Ibidunni

Director of State and Local Government Sales

Sheeba has committed her career to increasing health equity and access to healthcare for those who have historically been marginalized and are 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. She obtained a BA in biology & society from Cornell University and has a masters of health services administration from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. In her spare time, you can find her sweating as she struggles to increase her endurance, laughing with family & friends, and curating an eyeglasses collection.

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

Sheeba Ibidunni

Director of State and Local Government Sales

Sucheta Lakhani

Strategic Sales Director

Sucheta leads network development for Unite Us in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States and has been working with mission driven tech start-ups for over a decade. She began her career focused on the energy industry and worked at two highly reputed consulting firms; the British consultancy PA Consulting and the global firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Her passion for energy led her to the mission-driven, clean tech company Opower where she spent six years leading customer engagements and sales. After a brief stint at an augmented reality start-up where she sold AR to utility companies, joined Unite Us. Sucheta was drawn to the company’s mission and belief that technology can be a tool that connects people to the care they need in order to live better lives. Born and raised in Connecticut, Sucheta now lives in Washington, DC with her husband Neel and their two daughters. Outside of work Sucheta can be found cheering her girls on at soccer games, getting out of breath very quickly at a spin class or on a plane traveling for both work and pleasure.

If Sucheta could have three famous friends they would be Ray Allen, Mahatma Gandhi and Beyonce.

Sucheta Lakhani

Strategic Sales Director

Ariana Majerus

Proposals Manager

After obtaining an English degree from the University of Tampa, Ariana started her career in healthcare with the Florida Medicare QIO as a content writer. After a decade working for a variety of industries, she came to specialize in proposal development and operations. She is excited to be part of the Unite Us team as they work to connect health and social care. Growing up as a military brat, she has lived in four countries and five states, thus developing a voracious appetite for traveling and good eats.

If Ariana could choose three famous best friends, they would be Haruki Murakami, David Bowie, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

Ariana Majerus

Proposals Manager

Jake Murphy

Strategic Sales Director

Jake is a native of the great state of Texas, where he grew up in El Paso. He is an alum of United States Military at West Point and holds an MBA from Columbia University. After seven years of service in the Air Defense Artillery (US Army), he transitioned into a business development role in a technology organization where he worked on an early-stage network solution enabling the Internet of Things industry. Jake enjoys cultivating relationships and working with various groups to bring solutions to the forefront of organizations. He truly values the power that a team can bring to any situation. A favorite quote of his is from Phil Jackson: “The strength of the team is the individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
He loves sports, technology, and his family. Jake lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife (Jenny), and his two children (Mickey and Marieke).

If Jake could choose three famous best friends, they would be Peyton Manning, Trevor Noah, and Paul McCartney.

Jake Murphy

Strategic Sales Director

John Paul Perez

Strategic Sales 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 nonprofit 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.

John Paul Perez

Strategic Sales Director

Kelsey Ranta

Senior Director Sales Operations and Strategy

Kelsey Ranta

Senior Director Sales Operations and Strategy

Susan Haluzan

Strategic Sales Director

Susan has over 13 years of experience working with large employers, hospitals and health systems, and health plans across the nation to expand their mobile and digital health programs. Her background is in holistic health where she earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Texas Chiropractic College. She then transitioned to population health and focused on introducing solutions that improved outcomes, increased engagement and mitigated risk through a highly consultative sales process. Having worked at some of the most innovative partners, Susan’s entrepreneurial spirit is matched with her passion to make an impact in the communities she serves. Recognizing the need for a better holistic, connected care experience and the drive to educate consumers around value based solutions are the reasons that Susan was thrilled to join the Unite Us team. Her goal is to improve access to care and health equity across the most underserved populations in the communities she serves.

Susan resides in Phoenix, Arizona where she is an avid hiker and Arizona Cardinals football super fan. This is why one of her three famous best friends would include NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald, and the others being Adam Levine and Barack Obama.

Susan Haluzan

Strategic Sales Director

Jonathan Elliott

Sales Operations Manager

Jonathan has worked in the tech space for eight years, previously working in the recruiting and Travel industries. He was originally born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and as of July 2020 is a Los Angeles, CA resident! Jonathan’s biggest goal in joining the Unite Us team is to take collaboration to an even higher level than it is cross-departmentally. He believes that the best places to work teach you just as much personally as they do professionally.

If Jonathan could pick three famous best friends, they would be Muhammed Ali, Jay-Z, and Bill Murray.

Jonathan Elliott

Sales Operations Manager

Matt Castelli

Strategic Sales Director

Matt is drawn to missions that matter. After 9/11, Matt joined the CIA where he broke down information silos and built new partnerships to lead operations against some of the world’s top terrorists. He also worked at the White House developing strategy and policy for Presidents Obama and Trump. Most recently, Matt worked with the Venture Capital community building relationships between government clients and early stage tech startups. Matt grew up in a family of caregivers in NY’s Hudson Valley Region and he is excited to leverage his experience building partnerships and dismantling stovepipes to help Unite Us generate insights that lead to improved care and save lives. Matt earned his undergraduate degree at Siena College, an MA from Georgetown University, and is completing his Executive MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. When he’s not trying to save the world, he enjoys competitive BBQ, burger reviews, mountain adventures, and astrophotography. Matt lives in Washington, D.C.

If Matt could choose three famous friends they would be Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Larry David, and Superman.

Matt Castelli

Strategic Sales Director

Steve Chung

Inside Sales Executive

Steve is passionate about empowering individuals and organizations in reaching their greatest potential. He comes to Unite Us with a background in social services and software sales. 

Most recently, Steve worked at a government technology company leading key initiatives to improve their business development and revenue operations. 

Steve is excited to help Unite Us generate new opportunities that further scale their impact in delivering improved care and communication. 

Steve earned his BS in social work from New York University and MSW from Fordham University. He lives in New York City with his miniature dachshund named Winston.

If Steve could choose three famous best friends, they would be Michelle Obama, Colin Powell, and Warren Buffet.

Steve Chung

Inside Sales Executive

Corey Hanewich

Sales Operations Manager

After graduating from Stanford University, Corey moved to New York City and began her career in Sales in the technology start-up space. Through her experience working for a variety of start-ups, Corey has come to enjoy the ambiguity that comes with the territory and is passionate about growing companies from the ground up. Corey is thrilled to contribute to the continued growth of an organization such as Unite Us, as they look to continue to positively impact communities all across the United States, providing access to life-saving resources some communities would have otherwise missed. Outside of the office, Corey can be found playing co-ed softball in Brooklyn, picnicking in NYC parks, watching one too many shows on HGTV, or traveling back and forth to Wilmington, N.C. where she enjoys beach days and trips to the driving range.

If Corey could choose three famous friends, they would be Derek Jeter, Reese Witherspoon, and Bill & Melinda Gates (they’re a package deal!).

Corey Hanewich

Sales Operations Manager

Jacquie Henderson

Strategic Sales Director

Jacquie has spent her career in healthcare, as a provider and an administrator. She attended Boston University, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy, specializing in manual therapy and women’s health. Jacquie practiced for over ten years, before transitioning to the administrative side of healthcare. She received her executive MBA from Columbia University while leading a private practice in Manhattan. She went on to project management for a multi-state health system where she led teams for M&A, integration, strategy and operations. Jacquie has always had a strong desire to help people, which brought her to Unite Us. She wants to change the world, by bettering the health of one individual at a time. Jacquie lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband, children, and loveable mutt.

If Jacquie could choose three best friends, they would be Bob Marley, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Jane Goodall.

Jacquie Henderson

Strategic Sales Director

Maya V Rouillard

Network Consultant

Maya is from San Diego, CA and currently lives there, she recently graduated last May from Westmont College in Santa Barbara with a degree in computer science. While in school, she did some software development for a startup software company called Zira as well as some web development for local hospital fundraisers. She is excited to continue working in the healthcare industry.

If Maya could choose three famous best friends, they would be Ferris Bueller, Han Solo, and Princess Diana.

Maya V Rouillard

Network Consultant

Reine Li

Data Analyst

Reine graduated with her bachelors in statistics from Carnegie Mellon and began her career in the healthcare nonprofit sector prior to working at Unite Us. Reine is passionate about utilizing data to improve healthcare outcomes. When not in the office, Reine loves Netflix, knitting, and exploring the city.

If Reine could choose three famous best friends, they would be Lucy Liu, Elizabeth Warren, and Mary Shelley.

Reine Li

Data Analyst

Nick Lovejoy

Director of Analytics

Nick has more than a decade experience in the healthcare industry including roles at The Massachusetts General Hospital, The Vermont Blueprint for Health, and Kaiser Permanente. Before joining UniteUs, Nick was founder and CEO of Staple Health, a healthcare technology company focused on using social determinants of health data to identify non-clinical needs and opportunities in patient populations. He holds a B.S in chemistry from St. Lawrence University and a master’s in health management from Yale University. He proudly serves on the board of the University of Vermont Health Network – Porter Medical Center.

If Nick could choose three famous best friends, they would be Yann LeCun, Yoshua Bengio, and Daniel Ricciardo.

Nick Lovejoy

Director of Analytics

Spriha Gogia

Senior Data Analytics Manager, Enterprise Accounts

Spriha is passionate about healthcare, data and technology, and considers improving health outcomes using data-driven approaches her calling. Prior to joining Unite Us, Spriha worked at NYC Health + Hospitals, the country's largest public healthcare system, where she strategized and managed data infrastructure and analytics for the Office of Population Health. Spriha loves to get her hands dirty and thrives on finding innovative solutions to persistent problems. Spriha completed her MPH in epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and received her PhD in biology from National Center of Biological Sciences, India. Outside work, Spriha enjoys traveling, cooking and reading.

If Spriha could choose three famous best friends, they would be Lauren Graham, Daenerys Targeryen, and Trevor Noah.

Spriha Gogia

Senior Data Analytics Manager, Enterprise Accounts

Divya Bisht

Data Analyst

Divya has previously worked in international development and health system settings. She considers northern Maine to be her home, despite the fact that her family has since moved to Canada around the time she graduated high school. Fun fact - she’s a dual Canadian and American citizen! Divya extended her stint in Maine by attending Colby College, majoring in global studies and minoring in chemistry. Divya is passionate about social determinants work and believes it’s the root of making meaningful, sustainable and community-centered change. By bringing forth her analytical nature to the data team, she is excited to collaborate with teammates and leverage the power of data to improve the health and well-being of communities on a large scale.

Her three famous best friends are: Leslie Knope (Parks & Rec), Chrissy Teigan, and Trevor Noah.

Divya Bisht

Data Analyst

Morgan Kennedy

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Morgan is passionate about the role that data can play in driving insight into the successes and challenges of missions that address inequities in economic opportunity. Before coming to Unite Us, he worked as an analyst at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he designed and developed analytic tools to support school leaders’ strategic decision-making in providing equal access to quality education for students. Morgan also has experience supporting outcomes-based reporting in the social services sector for coordinated service networks of CBOs, healthcare navigators, and other service providers. Morgan has a B.A. in psychology and Asian studies from Bard College. Outside of work, he enjoys scary movie screenings, drawing comics, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines with friends. Originally a California Bay Area transplant, he now lives in New York City.

If Morgan could pick three famous best friends, they would be Zadie Smith, Marsha P. Johnson, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

Morgan Kennedy

Senior Quantitative Analyst

Monica Son

Data Analytics Manager, Strategy & Operations

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.

Monica Son

Data Analytics Manager, Strategy & Operations

A Grayson Lu

Data Analyst

Gray is passionate about building effective systems and harnessing technology to improve health. Prior to receiving their Master's in Public Health at Columbia University, they worked as a research assistant and quality improvement coordinator at Seattle Children's Hospital. Their favorite project was interviewing patients about their experiences at the Gender Clinic.
It was here that Gray recognized the importance of social determinants of health and the potential for technology to ease coordination between healthcare providers and social services providers. Patients and families raved about the care navigator who would connect patients to other services outside the realm of physical health. In their free time, Gray is learning how to sew, trying out hole-in-the-wall restaurants, people watching in the park, and doing jigsaw puzzles.

If Gray could choose three famous best friends, they would be Megan Rapinoe, Samin Nosrat, and Samira Wiley.

A Grayson Lu

Data Analyst

Shadi Garman

Senior Growth 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 three famous best friends, they would be Chrissy Teigen, Michelle Obama, and Dolly Parton.

Shadi Garman

Senior Growth Marketing Manager

Ambrina Khan

Events Associate

Originally from New Jersey, Ambrina studied psychology at Marymount Manhattan College before moving to Astoria and becoming an event planner for everything from candy stores to finance firms. She loves it when a plan comes together, and much like Unite Us, she endeavors to bring people together in the best possible ways. She adores European culture and travels whenever she can, but also loves making oat milk cappuccinos at home.

If Ambrina could choose three famous best friends, they would be Elizabeth Warren, Donna Summers, and Rain Wilson.

Ambrina Khan

Events Associate

Keith Nicholson

Video Production Lead

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)

Keith Nicholson

Video Production Lead

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 Devendra Banhart.

Ally Pratt

Digital Marketing Manager

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.

Emily Rogan

Communications Manager

Brooke McConnell

Content Marketing Manager

Brooke’s business cards say things like, “community relations,” “strategy,” “communications,” “fund development,” and “marketing.” But when you get right down to it, she is a passionate, mission-driven, strategic thinker who has never shied away from a complex challenge. She dreams of a world where all people can thrive. Brooke has worked to make this a reality by supporting national reproductive health work across the Deep South and Frontier States, on a hyper-local level working on ending homelessness and expanding food justice in Upstate New York, and as part of the NYS Medicaid Redesign Team. Brooke is grateful for the opportunity to join the dynamic team at Unite Us. Helping to tell the powerful story of connecting health and social care in order to build a sustainable and equitable public health system is deeply meaningful work. Brooke works from her hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY where after living in San Diego, New York City, and Boston she settled to raise her two girls. You can find Brooke most weekends volunteering at her local community farm or in her backyard garden with her girls.

Brooke’s three famous friends would be Bryan Stevenson, Rachel Maddow, and Andy Cohen.

Brooke McConnell

Content Marketing Manager

Jamal Bethea

Product Marketing Manager

Jamal (Jay) Bethea is a proud native of Baltimore, Maryland. Much like his hometown, Jamal is resilient, and his evolving career began with nine years of dedicated service in the United States Coast Guard. Jay established a rigorous work ethic and an esprit de corps towards the Coast Guard’s humanitarian missions. Through his extensive international travel, Jay discovered that regardless of country, culture, or community, the world’s most pressing disparities are more similar than different and it inspired in him a commitment to continually serve others. Jay joined the civilian workforce as a marketing and sales analyst in the network assurance, cybersecurity, and media industries. Jay is notoriously fact-orientated, known for providing insightful and pragmatic ideas. He invites challenges, attacks problems, designs solutions, and orchestrates results in a pragmatic but enthusiastic manner. Poised for success, Jay is a cross-functional business creative that operates with a collaborative spirit and an unmatched zest and responsiveness for product marketing. Jay earned a BA and MBA from American Military University. He is proud to represent non-traditional, first-generation college graduates, and is a passionate advocate for social justice reform. A self-proclaimed millennial foodie, Jamal avidly enjoys paddle boarding, cheering on the Baltimore Ravens, and being a doting dog Dad to his Australian Shepherd, JoJo.

If Jay could have three famous best friends, they would be Jemelle Hill, Damon Young, and Mark Manson.

Jamal Bethea

Product Marketing Manager

Gracyn Shah

Marketing Coordinator

Gracyn recently graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in marketing management and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises. There she developed a passion for marketing and creative thinking and is looking forward to beginning her career at Unite Us. She interned for Unite Us during the summer of 2018, 2019, and 2020. From this experience she fell in love with not only the company but the team members and the mission as well. As Marketing Coordinator at Unite Us, Gracyn is excited to continue working to promote value based care and improve overall health for all. When not at work, you can find Gracyn exercising, binge watching her favorite shows, and spending a lot of time with family and friends.

If Gracyn could choose three famous best friends they would be Meghan Markle, Reese Witherspoon, and David Rose (Schitt’s Creek).

Gracyn Shah

Marketing Coordinator

Lani Chung

Marketing Coordinator

Currently living in New York City, Lani studied marketing and architecture at Ohio State University. She has experience working in the technology and media industries and loves anything that lets her show her creative side. She loves traveling and has lived all over the place - her favorite being Thailand! She loves her cat Oakley, trying new foods, and spending time with her family in San Francisco.

If Lani could choose three best friends, they would be Ariana Grande, Remy from Ratatouille, and Alex Trebek.

Lani Chung

Marketing Coordinator