Our Leadership Team
PeerWell’s co-founders are previous founders and early members of two multi-billion public companies. You could say we know a good idea and good talent when we see it. Meet our team!
Manish is a lifelong technologist and entrepreneur. Manish is a previous co-founder of LiveRamp ($RAMP). He is passionate about building companies that leverage data to solve real-world issues in healthcare. His mission is to eliminate the burden of pain and immobility, worldwide.
Co-Founder, VP of Design
Evan was Palantir’s first designer. He spent his time working on Gotham, a product which has saved many lives and billions of dollars. Evan, a stickler for clean lines and minimalist design, is leveraging his experience to create an intuitive platform that helps people become healthier and happier.
VP of Customer Success
Annie has 20+ years of experience supporting partners, large customers, and delivering operational excellence. With a focus on team-building, customer retention, and innovation, Annie is at the helm of PeerWell’s customer success team. Annie’s a strong people manager, and is passionate about making smarter healthcare more accessible.
VP of Engineering
Jeff has decades of experience producing innovative technology systems. Jeff holds patents in medical ultrasound imaging and voice technology, has also developed AI systems, and has delivered a wide-range of products (from games to consumer electronics). Jeff is not a computer but a human being who cares deeply about doing good through medical technology.
VP of Product
Jay Ross is a Product Leader in the healthcare space who loves to deliver products that patients and clients love. Prior to joining PeerWell, Jay was the Senior Director of Product at OODA Health where he helped launch a new product to streamline Prior Authorization processing for Health Insurance companies. Jay has previously held positions as Chief Product Officer at Manifest MedEx, and Head of Product at Practice Fusion.
Do you revel in the idea of building something BIG? Want to reshape the foundations of healthcare? We are looking for passionate people.
We’re lucky enough to have an all-star team of advisors. From a former Administrator at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to several top board-certified orthopedic surgeons (and beyond), we get high advice from high places.
Dr. Wael Barsoum
Wael Barsoum, MD, is Vice Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. As an avid researcher and innovator, he is actively involved in the clinical leadership of the department. His specialty interests include reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee joints, including arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery of the hip and knee, and primary and revision joint replacements.
Charlene Frizzera is the former acting administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). Before taking over the top spot at CMS, Charlene was COO, having worked for the federal health care system for more than 30 years. Charlene is President of CF Health Advisors, advising corporate, government and non-for profit organizations about health care policies and reform like bundled payments and CJR. Charlene’s unmatched experience makes her one of the most knowledgeable people about Medicare on the planet.
Dr. David Spiegel
Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford. He is the former President of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has published ten books, 374 scientific journal articles, and 156 book chapters on peer to peer support networks, stress physiology, trauma, and psychotherapy. Dr. Spiegel’s research focuses on the relationship between stress and health.
One of PeerWell’s co-founders, Navin has been in the healthcare industry for over 13+ years. He has also led brands at P&G, Guthy|Renker and Danaher. He has sold everything from shampoo to pregnancy tests, but is most passionate about helping people cultivate health literacy. Navin is based in NYC, where he’s up on the latest health crazes (no, he doesn’t go to SoulCycle…yet).
Dr. Nima Mehran
Nima Mehran, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacements. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, attended the Chicago Medical School and was Chief Resident during his orthopaedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Mehran has published several scientific papers and has delivered numerous scientific lectures. He has been on the physician team for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, and more.
Dr. John Tiberi
John Tiberi, M.D., is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement and reconstruction. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in hip and knee replacement at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Dr. Tiberi has a keen interest in improving outcomes in hip and knee replacement patients through pre-operative preparation and post-operative rehabilitation.
Nashina leads commercial and go-to-market efforts at LifeQ Platform–a physiological metrics company that delivers accurate data from connected devices to the medical community. She has also worked directly with Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong as a senior member of Nantworks Inc. Nashina has a passion for digital health and health care startups, acting as both an investor and advisor to a number of notable companies in the space, including Focus Motion and TicTrac.
Dr. Trevor North
Dr. Trevor North is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. North completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and his fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. North was the research resident of the year in his final year of residency and winner of the Henry Ford research symposium. Dr. North has tailored his research to focus on improving patient outcomes.
Mike has 25 years leading hospitals, health systems, healthcare technology companies including AscensionHealth, HealthTrust, TeamHealth, TransCare & HCA. He’s a health tech pioneer involved with HealthOnline, Drugstore.com, DeskActive and Healthcare.com. Mike has served on over 60 boards including American Heart Association, American Red Cross and American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents.
Dr. Michael Lau
Michael Lau, PT, DPT, CSCS is an Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in sports and orthopedics. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and attended the USC for his Doctoral studies. He currently works with many athletes for performance training and rehab in addition to post-surgical patients through his work with the Providence St. John’s Health System at Performance Therapy. Michael’s passion is educating the public about the benefits of implementing physical therapy before surgery.
Dr. Craig Lindell
Craig is a physical therapist that works for Aspire Physical Therapy & Sports Performance and is a co-founder of The Prehab Guys. He currently practices primarily in orthopedics and sports performance. Craig has a passion for golf and helping individuals get back on the course following an injury or surgery.
Dr. Arash Maghsoodi
Arash Maghsoodi earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University. He is a co-founder of The Prehab Guys, and is currently working for Wehner & Associates physical therapy. He currently practices primarily in the orthopedics and sports setting.