Team

 
  EMIL AJDYNA  Engineering   ZUT MS, BS   Emil enjoys building friendly user interfaces. He previously led frontend teams in the banking industry, building a large scale single page application for retail and company customers.

EMIL AJDYNA
Engineering

ZUT MS, BS 
Emil enjoys building friendly user interfaces. He previously led frontend teams in the banking industry, building a large scale single page application for retail and company customers.

  CHANTEL CHRISTMAS  Patient Advocacy   AS, Healthcare Admin   Chantel understands how difficult healthcare can be. From claims to customer service, she has done it all within healthcare. Chantel previously worked at companies such as Oscar, 1199 SEIU and Emblemhealth.

CHANTEL CHRISTMAS
Patient Advocacy

AS, Healthcare Admin 
Chantel understands how difficult healthcare can be. From claims to customer service, she has done it all within healthcare. Chantel previously worked at companies such as Oscar, 1199 SEIU and Emblemhealth.

  CAROLINE DEWAR  Operations   Bowdoin, BA  Caroline loves improving healthcare operations and processes with technology. Prior to joining Parachute, she worked in implementation and account management at Epic.

CAROLINE DEWAR
Operations

Bowdoin, BA
Caroline loves improving healthcare operations and processes with technology. Prior to joining Parachute, she worked in implementation and account management at Epic.

 
  COREY FELDMAN  Sales   Penn, BS   Corey speaks the customers’ language. Before joining Parachute Health, Corey launched Taboola’s operations in South America, including Brazil and Argentina.

COREY FELDMAN
Sales

Penn, BS 
Corey speaks the customers’ language. Before joining Parachute Health, Corey launched Taboola’s operations in South America, including Brazil and Argentina.

  ZACH FLEITMAN  COO   Northwestern, BA   Zach has spent his career advising and running healthcare companies. Most recently, Zach launched and ran operations, finance, business development and quality at Kinsa, where he helped grow the company six-fold.

ZACH FLEITMAN
COO

Northwestern, BA 
Zach has spent his career advising and running healthcare companies. Most recently, Zach launched and ran operations, finance, business development and quality at Kinsa, where he helped grow the company six-fold.

  JOSH FOREMAN  Onboarding   Emory, BBA   Josh loves helping companies discover new ways to grow. A recent graduate of Emory University’s business school, he concentrated in Marketing and Strategy and Management Consulting.

JOSH FOREMAN
Onboarding

Emory, BBA 
Josh loves helping companies discover new ways to grow. A recent graduate of Emory University’s business school, he concentrated in Marketing and Strategy and Management Consulting.

 
  SAMMY GALLO  Patient Advocacy   UNC, BA   Sammy loves empowering companies to provide better customer experiences, and empowering customers to get the most out of the products they use. He launched global Customer Experience systems for Karhoo, and before that he was an early Customer Experience leader for Plated.

SAMMY GALLO
Patient Advocacy

UNC, BA 
Sammy loves empowering companies to provide better customer experiences, and empowering customers to get the most out of the products they use. He launched global Customer Experience systems for Karhoo, and before that he was an early Customer Experience leader for Plated.

  DAVID GELBARD  Founder/CEO   Emory, BBA   David has been investing and growing diverse businesses his entire career, including his family’s pharmacy and medical supplies company. He founded Parachute Health after seeing the impact of poorly coordinated care firsthand.

DAVID GELBARD
Founder/CEO

Emory, BBA 
David has been investing and growing diverse businesses his entire career, including his family’s pharmacy and medical supplies company. He founded Parachute Health after seeing the impact of poorly coordinated care firsthand.

  NICK GISONNA  Documentation   WPU, BA   Nick has a decade of experience working in healthcare. While working as an auditor at Atlantic Health, Nick developed his devotion to ethics and patient advocacy and he is committed to providing patients with better experiences and outcomes.

NICK GISONNA
Documentation

WPU, BA 
Nick has a decade of experience working in healthcare. While working as an auditor at Atlantic Health, Nick developed his devotion to ethics and patient advocacy and he is committed to providing patients with better experiences and outcomes.

 
  ANDREW HARREL  Patient Advocacy   CUNY, CIS   Andrew is always ready to help users navigate emerging technologies. Most recently he spent his time mastering operations systems, and sharing his knowledge and love of technology at Apple Inc.

ANDREW HARREL
Patient Advocacy

CUNY, CIS 
Andrew is always ready to help users navigate emerging technologies. Most recently he spent his time mastering operations systems, and sharing his knowledge and love of technology at Apple Inc.

  NATHAN HERZING  Engineering   Carnegie Mellon, BS   Nathan enjoys using technology to improve inefficient processes. He has helped bring efficiency to absentee voting, commercial real estate, and now healthcare. He also enjoys riding his blue bicycle.

NATHAN HERZING
Engineering

Carnegie Mellon, BS 
Nathan enjoys using technology to improve inefficient processes. He has helped bring efficiency to absentee voting, commercial real estate, and now healthcare. He also enjoys riding his blue bicycle.

  STASHA JOHNSON  Patient Advocacy   UNR   Stasha has 5 years experience in Durable Medical Equipment and healthcare. While working as a client success manager and hospital liaison she helped to rebuild multiple EMR and ordering systems to meet regulatory criteria and trained staff on public insurance LCD’s to help bridge the gap between DME suppliers and clinicians.

STASHA JOHNSON
Patient Advocacy

UNR 
Stasha has 5 years experience in Durable Medical Equipment and healthcare. While working as a client success manager and hospital liaison she helped to rebuild multiple EMR and ordering systems to meet regulatory criteria and trained staff on public insurance LCD’s to help bridge the gap between DME suppliers and clinicians.

 
  ABBY LEE  Usability   Emory, BA   Abby understands users. She first helped customers at Yelp before joining the Parachute Health team.

ABBY LEE
Usability

Emory, BA 
Abby understands users. She first helped customers at Yelp before joining the Parachute Health team.

  JOSH LEE  Engineering   Emory, MSPH, Princeton, BSE   Josh modernizes healthcare companies’ and facilities’ technology. Prior to Parachute Health, he was a Principal Engineer for J2 Interactive, a health tech consultancy.

JOSH LEE
Engineering

Emory, MSPH, Princeton, BSE 
Josh modernizes healthcare companies’ and facilities’ technology. Prior to Parachute Health, he was a Principal Engineer for J2 Interactive, a health tech consultancy.

  PETE LEPAGE  Patient Advocacy   Ithaca College, BS   Pete makes care givers and patients smile. Pete has previously brightened days at Oscar, Apple, and is a resident Improv guru.

PETE LEPAGE
Patient Advocacy

Ithaca College, BS 
Pete makes care givers and patients smile. Pete has previously brightened days at Oscar, Apple, and is a resident Improv guru.

 
  ELYSSA MACTAS  Patient Advocacy   NYU, BFA   Elyssa loves refining processes that were once distressing, time-consuming, or scary through applying technology and creatively combining resources — making these same experiences stress-free and even fun! She created the first on-demand platform for NYC actors to book audition help.

ELYSSA MACTAS
Patient Advocacy

NYU, BFA 
Elyssa loves refining processes that were once distressing, time-consuming, or scary through applying technology and creatively combining resources — making these same experiences stress-free and even fun! She created the first on-demand platform for NYC actors to book audition help.

  LOGAN MERRIAM  Design   Chapman, BFA   Logan is beyond passionate about healthcare. He was the launch and lead designer for healthcare data company Kinsa before becoming creative director at Noom.

LOGAN MERRIAM
Design

Chapman, BFA 
Logan is beyond passionate about healthcare. He was the launch and lead designer for healthcare data company Kinsa before becoming creative director at Noom.

  MATT PESTRITTO  CTO   Lehigh, BS   Matt is an experienced early stage leader. As the first CTO of Plated, he helped grow the company from 3 people through 100 in 30 months. Prior to that, Matt consulted for other early stage companies as well as built data infrastructure for large financial institutions.

MATT PESTRITTO
CTO

Lehigh, BS 
Matt is an experienced early stage leader. As the first CTO of Plated, he helped grow the company from 3 people through 100 in 30 months. Prior to that, Matt consulted for other early stage companies as well as built data infrastructure for large financial institutions.

 
  EMILY POLK  Operations   Cornell, BS   Emily loves finding ways to make people’s lives easier, especially using technology. After engineering school, she worked as a consultant with Oliver Wyman building new tools and processes to help companies adapt.

EMILY POLK
Operations

Cornell, BS 
Emily loves finding ways to make people’s lives easier, especially using technology. After engineering school, she worked as a consultant with Oliver Wyman building new tools and processes to help companies adapt.

  JAKE QUAIN  Engineering   Stanford, MS, Penn, M&T   Jake builds amazing products for incredible companies. He was a co-founder of Brooklyn Bridge Labs, lead developer at SpaceList and consultant at Pivotal Labs before joining Parachute Health.

JAKE QUAIN
Engineering

Stanford, MS, Penn, M&T 
Jake builds amazing products for incredible companies. He was a co-founder of Brooklyn Bridge Labs, lead developer at SpaceList and consultant at Pivotal Labs before joining Parachute Health.

  KONRAD RYLKO   Engineering   AGH MS, BS   Konrad loves learning and working for innovative startups which help people. He joined his Brooklyn Bridge Labs teammates at Parachute Health, and is excited to make an impact on the healthcare industry.

KONRAD RYLKO
Engineering

AGH MS, BS 
Konrad loves learning and working for innovative startups which help people. He joined his Brooklyn Bridge Labs teammates at Parachute Health, and is excited to make an impact on the healthcare industry.

 
  REYMON SINSAY  Patient Advocacy   CUNY, BA   Rey supports healthcare professionals. Rey helped users navigate products from Apple to JCrew.

REYMON SINSAY
Patient Advocacy

CUNY, BA 
Rey supports healthcare professionals. Rey helped users navigate products from Apple to JCrew.

  VALENTINA TKACHENKO  Product   Harvard, BA   Valentina knows healthcare complexity. She has worked with multiple early-stage health-tech companies, and quickly rose up the product management ranks at athenahealth, driving revenue cycle management and new products for post-acute service providers.

VALENTINA TKACHENKO
Product

Harvard, BA 
Valentina knows healthcare complexity. She has worked with multiple early-stage health-tech companies, and quickly rose up the product management ranks at athenahealth, driving revenue cycle management and new products for post-acute service providers.

  DREW TRATTLER  Onboarding   CU Boulder, BA   Drew makes sure there’s always someone to talk to. Drew previously chatted people up at TEKSystems.

DREW TRATTLER
Onboarding

CU Boulder, BA 
Drew makes sure there’s always someone to talk to. Drew previously chatted people up at TEKSystems.

 
  STEVE ZERNERI  Sales   UMass, BBA   Steve knows growth. As an early UBER employee, he literally wrote the new-geo launch playbook while responsible for launching multiple West Coast geographies.

STEVE ZERNERI
Sales

UMass, BBA 
Steve knows growth. As an early UBER employee, he literally wrote the new-geo launch playbook while responsible for launching multiple West Coast geographies.

  DEVON HARRIS  Patient Advocacy   Fordham, BS   Devon enjoys working for tech companies that disrupt old industries. From working account securities at Uber to data management at StreetEasy, she knows it’s the user’s experience and trust in a platform that matters most.

DEVON HARRIS
Patient Advocacy

Fordham, BS 
Devon enjoys working for tech companies that disrupt old industries. From working account securities at Uber to data management at StreetEasy, she knows it’s the user’s experience and trust in a platform that matters most.

  JESE  ÑA MIRALLES  Patient Advocacy   TMCC    Jeseña has 6 years experience in health care services, ranging from DME to patient care and health care management. She has a passion for patient care and is dedicated to making an impact on the health care industry.

JESEÑA MIRALLES
Patient Advocacy

TMCC  
Jeseña has 6 years experience in health care services, ranging from DME to patient care and health care management. She has a passion for patient care and is dedicated to making an impact on the health care industry.

 
  CATIE MOSER  Sales   Penn State, MHA  Catie is passionate about trying to improve patient care and care management with the use of technology throughout the continuum of care. Prior to joining Parachute she worked for start-ups that grew up; Phreesia and CipherHealth.

CATIE MOSER
Sales

Penn State, MHA
Catie is passionate about trying to improve patient care and care management with the use of technology throughout the continuum of care. Prior to joining Parachute she worked for start-ups that grew up; Phreesia and CipherHealth.

 

 

Advisory board

 
 
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BERT BRODSKY

Sandata, National Medical Health Card Systems

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FRED BROWNE

Former President of McKesson Extended Care

 
 
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BARBARA GREEN

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)

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THOMAS KEMPNER

Loeb Partners

 
 
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ROBERT MACHINIST

Columbus Nova, Patricof & Co., Maimonides

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TREVOR NELSON

Alliance Consumer Growth

 
 
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LEE PERLMAN

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA)

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ROY RODRIGUES

Intrepid Capital Partners

 
 
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JEFFREY SCHWARTZ

Old Pro Ventures, Traffix Inc.

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ANTHONY WELTERS

UnitedHealth Group, Carlyle, CR Bard, NYU