About us

We're on a mission to transform children's access to health care.

Our mission

Our mission is to transform children's access to health care.

We believe that every child deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for.

Leadership Team

Josh Golomb
Chief Executive Officer

Josh Golomb, Chief Executive Office

Josh is an experienced senior executive, having co-founded healthcare enterprises and presided over several large organizations. Prior to Hazel, he co-founded DaVita Rx, where he was President from $50M to $1B+ of revenue, and served as CEO of direct primary care startup Everside Health (formerly Paladina Health). He has proven success in developing forward-thinking healthcare organizations while delivering exceptional clinical and financial results. Josh is an early AmeriCorps alumnus, and holds both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Jeannie Chen
Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Jeannie Chen, Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Jeannie has over two decades of executive-level healthcare strategy experience in both delivery and clinical quality capacities. Prior to Hazel, she served as Chief Strategy and People Officer at InnerChange, and was a Divisional Director at DaVita. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz
Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz ,Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Rob has over 13 years of experience as an ER doctor, the last two as a Pediatric Emergency Director. While training during his emergency medicine residency, he discovered his calling to treat patients who had the least access to care. After building the pediatric emergency department at Renown Regional Medical Center, he co-founded Hazel with the goal to leverage technology to provide greater access to care for children. He attended the University of California at Berkeley and obtained his medical degree at New York Medical College.

Dr. Travis Gayles
Chief Health Officer

Dr. Travis Gayles, Chief Health Officer

Dr. Travis previously served as the Health Officer and Chief of Public Health Services for Montgomery County, Maryland, where he oversaw the county health system, including the county's school based health program. He brings significant pediatric clinical experience to Hazel, and has been a published researcher on topics such as the impact of exposure to bullying and interpersonal violence on adolescent risk-taking behavior. Dr. Travis is a faculty member at NYU and the co-chair of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment (CHACHSPT).

Cheryl Kim
Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl Kim, Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl has served in many financial leadership roles over her 30+ year career. Most recently she served as CFO for Perceptyx, and prior to that as CFO for Healthline.com, the leading healthcare information platform where she led the sale of Healthline.com twice as well as several acquisitions for the company. She obtained her B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Iowa and her CPA in California.

Andrew Post
Chief Innovation Officer

Andrew Post, Chief Innovation Officer

A lifelong educator, Andrew has served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Invo Health, the President of Catapult Academy, an Assistant Superintendent in Duval County Public Schools, a school site administrator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and a classroom teacher. He also founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit which infuses literacy and sports to increase students’ chances at becoming high school graduates. Andrew holds an M.S. in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a B.A. in political science and secondary education from the University of Miami.

Nick Woods
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Nick Woods, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Nick has over 30 years of experience developing, innovating, and managing a diverse set of products and teams as a software leader, engineer, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Hazel Health with the goal of increasing healthcare access for children and families, and oversees the organization’s technology direction, product architecture, hiring, and development of a comprehensive, end-to-end, custom virtual healthcare model. Nick received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University, where he graduated first in his class.

Drew Mathias
VP of Marketing

Drew Mathias, VP of Marketing

Drew has 20 years of experience as a marketing leader, former consultant, and is an entrepreneur-at-heart. She has helped to successfully launch and lead more than a dozen new brands and businesses while dedicating herself to being an inclusive and mission-driven leader, building highly motivated and engaged teams of people who want to do meaningful things in the world. A student of science and a steward of the environment, Drew holds a B.S. in biological and environmental sciences from Emory University and an MBA from the Scheller School of Business at Georgia Tech.

Silver McDonald
VP of Growth

Silver McDonald, VP of Growth

Silver has been in the education industry for over 20 years, most recently as the GM of LEGO Education, North America and serving on the global leadership team. Silver has been with multiple successful startups including Schoolnet as SVP of Solution Sales (acquired by Pearson) and Razorfish. Silver has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Whitney Milson
VP of Operations

Whitney Milson, VP of Operations

Whitney has over 15 years of experience in hospital and pharmacy settings serving patients with chronic health conditions. Her experience includes leading IT business management, quality and process improvement, change management, and customer retention teams. She’s a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and holds a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Board of Directors

Jeannie Chen
Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Jeannie Chen, Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Jeannie has over two decades of executive-level healthcare strategy experience in both delivery and clinical quality capacities. Prior to Hazel, she served as Chief Strategy and People Officer at InnerChange, and was a Divisional Director at DaVita. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.

Mary Ann Christopher
Board Member, HRS Group

Mary Ann Christopher, Board Member, HRS Group

Mary Ann is an experienced Corporate Board Director and CEO. She has led a provider/payer health care system in the U.S. with $2B in revenue and over 18,000 interprofessional team members. She has also led mergers, integrations and turnarounds at multibillion-dollar organizations and has guided companies from startup to large scale dissemination and profitable exits.

Josh Golomb
Chief Executive Officer

Josh Golomb, Chief Executive Office

Josh is an experienced senior executive, having co-founded healthcare enterprises and presided over several large organizations. Prior to Hazel, he co-founded DaVita Rx, where he was President from $50M to $1B+ of revenue, and served as CEO of direct primary care startup Everside Health (formerly Paladina Health). He has proven success in developing forward-thinking healthcare organizations while delivering exceptional clinical and financial results. Josh is an early AmeriCorps alumnus, and holds both a B.A. and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Mike Krupka
Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

Mike Krupka, Partner, Bain Capital Ventures

Mike has been at Bain Capital since 1991 and has invested in numerous companies, from startup through $1 billion in revenue, across multiple areas. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of a $70 million loan processing company and President of a $100 million software company. Prior to Bain Capital, Mike was a consultant at Bain & Company.

Tory Patterson
Co-founder, Managing Director, Owl Ventures

Tory Patterson, Co-founder, Managing Director, Owl Ventures

As one of the early pioneers in the next generation of leading EdTech companies, Tory has played a hands-on role as a lead investor and board member in helping companies across all facets of development including core definition and measurement of value proposition, sales and distribution, hiring, funding and eventual paths to successful exit. Prior to Owl Ventures, Tory was a Partner at Catamount Ventures where he founded and ran one of the venture industry’s first education investment practices.

Nick Woods
Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Nick Woods, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer

Nick has over 30 years of experience developing, innovating, and managing a diverse set of products and teams as a software leader, engineer, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Hazel Health with the goal of increasing healthcare access for children and families, and oversees the organization’s technology direction, product architecture, hiring, and development of a comprehensive, end-to-end, custom virtual healthcare model. Nick received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara University, where he graduated first in his class.

Advisors

Dr. Arash Anoshiravani
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Stanford Medicine

Dr. Arash Anoshiravani, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Stanford Medicine

Dr. Anoshiravani is a board-certified pediatrics and adolescent medicine doctor who has dedicated his career to the health of detained youth, publishing over 10 peer-reviewed articles, and serving as the medical director of the Santa Clara Juvenile Justice Custody Institutions. He is a member of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, the Maternal and Child Health Research Institute, and has received numerous honors and awards.

Dr. Alex Billioux
VP, Social Determinants of Health, United Healthcare

Dr. Alex Billioux, VP, Social Determinants of Health, United Healthcare

Dr. Alex Billioux is focused on improving individual and community health through innovative cross-sector population health strategies, primary-care driven health care delivery models, and sharing data to foster coordinated, learning health systems. Dr. Billioux was formerly the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health at the Louisiana Department of Health, Senior Advisor to the Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and he directed the Division of Population Health Incentives and Infrastructure. In that role, he led care delivery models aimed at improving health by integrating health care and social care systems around individual and community needs.

Dr. Molly Coye
EIR, AVIA • Board Member, Amedisys, Ginger, ConsejoSano

Dr. Molly Coye, EIR, AVIA • Board Member, Amedisys, Ginger, ConsejoSano

Dr. Molly Coye serves health systems seeking to innovate and transform through the employment of digital solutions. Dr. Coye also advises national health systems and policy makers about disruptive technologies and business models, and serves on the industry boards of early stage companies developing digital solutions to make care affordable, high quality and accessible for all. Dr. Coye is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, and has previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer for UCLA Health, Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey, and Director of the California State Department of Health Services, among other prominent roles.

Dr. Amar Desai
President and Chief Executive Officer, Optum Pacific West

Dr. Amar Desai, President and Chief Executive Officer, Optum Pacific West

Dr. Amar Desai is a physician, public health leader and health care executive with decades of experience transforming the health care system and helping patients lead healthier, more fulfilled lives. Through his work, Dr. Desai has developed innovative delivery models that improve clinical outcomes, increase affordability, and transform the experience of being a health care consumer. Dr. Desai has improved care delivery in a range of settings, including early-stage start-ups, organizational turnaround, Fortune 200 companies, and academic health systems.

Tom Kelly
Board Member, Care Source

Tom Kelly, Board Member, Care Source

Mr. Kelly has extensive executive experience in the healthcare industry, including having served as the CEO of HealthSmart and President and CEO of Schaller Anderson, where he led the combined Medicaid business post-acquisition by Aetna, more than doubling membership and enrollment. Prior to Aetna and Schaller Anderson, Mr. Kelly served on the leadership team at Davita that successfully acquired Gambro’s dialysis business, and led the financing team that arranged the $3 billion credit facility that funded the transaction.

Clarence So
EVP, Salesforce

Clarence So, EVP, Salesforce

Clarence So joined Salesforce in their founding year and has spent the past 20 years growing the company in a variety of leadership roles including Chief Marketing Officer, EVP Product Management and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Salesforce, Clarence worked in engineering, product management, and venture capital roles at Motorola Semiconductor, Arbor Software and US Venture Partners.

Health is a human right

All children, regardless of financial or immigration status, should have access to high-quality, affordable physical and mental health care.

Health is a priority

All health care should be available quickly where and when students need it.

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Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
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Hazel expands Health Services at school
A child came into the health center with a sprained wrist. The school nurse helped her ice the injury, but she was still in pain. A Hazel doctor helped the nurse put the student’s wrist in a splint and gave her over-the-counter medicine to help relieve the pain.

The school nurse expressed how grateful she was that Hazel could help her care for the child. She shared that before Hazel, she could not give medication to students, and the health office did not have splints available. She thanked Hazel for helping her do more for students in need of care.
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Hazel is convenient and fast for families
A mother noticed her son was getting low on his asthma medication. She tried to schedule a visit with his doctor to refill his prescription, but all of the available appointments required her to take off from work, and her son would need to miss school. She needed to get her son to the doctor so he wouldn't run out of medicine, so she reached out to Hazel.

Hazel was able to see her son and send the refill to a local pharmacy within one day. The mother was happy that there was no need to interrupt school or work to get her son to a doctor for his medicine. She was also amazed at how easy and fast the entire process was.


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Student Story
A student was coughing and sneezing a lot, but her family wasn’t sure if she was sick or had allergies. Thankfully, her school used Hazel, and they could get an answer.

After talking with the school nurse and the Hazel provider about her symptoms and medical history, the student was happy to find out it was likely allergies. She got some medicine and returned to class feeling better.
Hazel gets students the right support quickly
During the pandemic, a high school student was having a hard time coping. He was sad about COVID-19 impacting his senior year, and he was worried about the state of the world. The student was also struggling with some personal conflicts, and he felt he didn't have the right support at home.

After discussing his feelings, a Hazel doctor connected him with resources that he described as “life-changing.” He was very grateful and shared that he didn't know where to go for help before Hazel.
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Parent Story
Shortly after COVID-19 began, a student began to develop tics. Her parents took her to a neurologist, but they wanted to get her into counseling as well. The student’s mother was having a hard time finding answers to her questions and didn’t know where to start the process, so she turned to Hazel.

The Hazel doctor listened as the mother shared her concerns and frustrations. Hazel reassured her that they would find the right services for her child. After the initial visit, the Hazel doctor partnered with the school counselor and the student’s mother to identify resources and counseling services that are a good fit.
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A physical health visit leads to an important discovery
A student came into the nurse’s office because his vision went blurry. The Hazel doctor looked at his eyes, but he did not see any injury. As he asked him questions about his symptoms, he started to sense that he was down about something. After a few minutes, the student shared that he was really sad because his mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. He explained that he feels worried, and it’s hard for him to focus.

Hazel called home, and the student’s mother confirmed her diagnosis. They discussed how to help manage the child’s stress, and Hazel offered to connect the child with counseling resources through the school. The mother was very grateful for the guidance and was eager to get her child help during a stressful time.
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Counselor Story
Hazel Health has been integral this year in getting our students the mental health services needed to help them live healthy lives.  The staff has been attentive, prompt, and resourceful. There is an evident sense of caring for the work they do and the students they serve. It has been a pleasure partnering with Hazel Health in providing mental wellness for our Garland ISD families.
Parents: Let us know you are interested in Hazel for your school
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We will reach out to your school district to let them know that parents at their school are interested in Hazel Health services.
Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
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A member of our team will be in touch to talk about how we partner with schools and school nurses to expand access to health services - whether students are learning in school or at home.
COVID-19: Learn how Hazel can improve access to care for K-12 students
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Hazel services are offered with $0 patient responsibility for all students through the 2020-21 school year for at-home or in-school doctor visits, due to these unprecedented times. Get in touch with us to learn more.
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