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About us

At Brave Care, we understand kids touch, climb, and lick things they’re not supposed to all the time.

Getting hurt or sick is a healthy part of the development of a child. Schools, museums and other places where kids go to learn, often spread more than knowledge… and when a child is pushing their physical limits to climb, run and jump, a bump or break can happen. We provide the best immediate care experience for children and parents, to make sure the treatment is never worse than the reason they came to see us.

Our mission, above providing the best health care, is to empower families to be brave, adventurous and healthy.

Meet Our Team

We are expert pediatric doctors, medical professionals, parents and technologists, all committed to creating the best experience for kids and parents in some of their most unpleasant moments.


Dr. Corey A. Fish

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Corey Fish attended the University of Washington School of Medicine before traveling to Austin, Texas for his pediatric residency at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Now a practicing pediatrician with over 10 years of experience Dr. Fish is passionate about delivering high-quality urgent and after-hours care for children. When he’s not working, you’ll find him cycling with his wife, backcountry skiing, and playing guitar.

Darius A. Monsef

Chief Executive Officer

As a father of three children, and an adventurous child himself, Darius saw the immense need for change in the way we provide healthcare to kids. His passion for children’s healthcare combined with over 10 years of experience in the consumer technology space led to the development of Brave Care. He is the founder of, a non-profit that runs an innovation summer camp for high school kids in Hawaii, and is cofounder of All Hands & Hearts, an international disaster relief non-profit. He is an active supporter of Make-A-Wish and uses his replica Lightning McQueen corvette to bring smiles to kids faces.

Maryam A. Taheri

Chief Operating Officer

Maryam has spent her professional career building products and services that people not only love, but want to use. She previously developed a pediatric EHR system with connected healthcare communities, as well as, medical devices in the chronic disease space. When she’s not at work, you’ll find her hanging out with her dogs, hiking, cooking, and baking.

Asa A. Miller

Chief Technology Officer

Asa went to the ER 7 times before he was 10 years old. Now as a parent himself, he's working to ensure other parents don't have to go through that. Asa has that rare mix of a love of design and a passion for technology. He has spent more than a decade building software with great technology and amazing user experiences. He loves making all sorts of things, with wood, metal, electronics, code and the intersection of hardware and software.

Our Providers

Chelsea Roberts

Physician Assistant

A native Oregonian, Chelsea earned her BA from Linfield College (go Wildcats!), and then attended OHSU School of Medicine, and earned her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She has worked in Primary Care Pediatrics since 2010, and is excited to now be working in Pediatric Urgent Care. Prior to becoming a PA, she spent time as an auto-transfusion technician in the operating room, and as a phlebotomist. Chelsea has always known she wanted to work in Pediatrics, ever since she was little. She is so excited to be here at Brave Care to help children and their parents, and hopefully bring smiles to their faces in a difficult time. When not working, you will find her spending time with her husband, 2 daughters, and her rambunctious dog, either hiking, camping, or exploring the various parks around Portland. She also enjoys paddle boarding, cooking, crafting, and in the rare moments of quiet, relaxing with a good book.

Jessica Banning

Medical Assistant LXMO

Jessica is joining our team with over 12 years of experience and knowledge ranging from family practice primary care to the adult and pediatric trauma departments. She has a strong passion for healthcare and children which makes her a great fit here at Brave Care. Born and raised in Oregon Jessica loves spending her time outdoors enjoying the many wonders the PNW has to offer. When she isn't in clinic you can find her cresting the sand dunes with her husband and daughter in their Polaris RZR or competing professionally in the rodeo arena in women's barrel racing.

Mayra Velador

Medical Assistant

Mayra joined Brave Care in 2018, after graduating from Concorde Career College as an MA. She’s always enjoyed pediatrics, which probably stems from growing up in a large family of 8. She was born and raised in Portland, and attended David Douglas High School. She plays the violin, enjoys soccer, and can speak 3 languages (Spanish, American Sign Language, and English). Mayra loves being able to work in the community that she grew up in, and she’s always enjoyed helping people feel better, so she feels lucky to be a part of Brave Care.

Alexandria Schultz

Medical Assistant

An avid lover of the outdoors, Alex moved to the Pacific Northwest 12 years ago from her hometown in the North Shore of Massachusetts. She has been working with children in many capacities since she was one herself and is incredibly excited for this newest opportunity to help provide care to kids and their families. When she isn’t working you might find her riding her mountain bike or running through Forest park with her pals. On rest days you’ll find her crunching popcorn at the Hollywood Theatre or curled up with a good book. You could say the PNW life has grown on her.

Sydney Running

Medical Assistant

Sydney, who has a BS in Health Promotion and Community Health, has been channeling her enthusiasm into the broad landscape of health care for a decade. Her background includes work in wilderness therapy, psychiatric residential treatment for adolescents, occupational health research at OHSU, and facilitating the Vaccines For Children program in clinics across rural Oregon. Her desire for personal interactions with patients lead her to direct her goals towards clinical work, and she loves making kids and parents laugh and feel at ease in a medical setting. Sydney has been with BraveCare since the clinic was only a building full of construction dust and big ideas.

Kelly Muñoz

Physician Assistant

Kelly completed both her undergraduate degree and Physician Assistant studies at the University of Florida where she focused many of her clinical year experiences in the wonderful field of pediatrics. With a minor degree in health disparities and having completed research on LGBTQ+ health, she is passionate about quality care, evidence-based medicine, and providing both patients and their families with a provider who will make them feel safe and comfortable. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her with her partner and their two sphynx cats ready to explore the PNW from farmers markets, vegan festivals and all the waterfalls Oregon has to offer.

Brandy Lauderman

Triage Registered Nurse

Brandy has spent her fair share of time in the hospital with two chronically ill children herself, she decided it was time to go to nursing school; which is a decision she made 10 years ago. Now in school for her Master’s in Family Nurse Practitioner, she is very excited to become part of the Brave Care family and serve as a Triage Nurse. When she is not working, she is spending time with her family, traveling, or just being outdoors.

April Etzler

Triage Registered Nurse

April has been a pediatric nurse for the past decade, with the last 9 years spent caring for critically ill children and their families in pediatric ICU. At age 7, she read a book about civil war nurse, Clara Barton, and knew she wanted to be a nurse too. April has always loved kids, having grown up in a large family, and then working as a nanny and swim instructor. When it came time to choose a nursing specialty, it made perfect sense that pediatrics was the right path. April is excited to join the Bravecare team as a Triage Nurse, using her nursing experience to help parents feel confident and safe, caring for their kids after hours. With 3 kids of her own, she spends her limited free time reading good books, baking treats for family and friends, and enjoying time outdoors.


Marlon Williams

Head of Clinical Operations

Marlon, a true southern gentleman, was born and raised in Memphis Tennessee. He began working in healthcare at the age of 18 having no idea that it would eventually bring him to the west coast via Seattle. He joins Brave Care with a background as a surgeon’s assistant, hospital infection control manager, and integration implementor between hospital facilities. Aside from being a Dallas Cowboys fan, animal lover, foodie, and avid traveler – Marlon enjoys exploring new cities and taking time to simply relish in the here and now with good friends and family.

David Lewis

Head of Growth

David and his one year old love running fast and scoring goals together. For them, it’s the perfect blend of family, creativity, and purposeful action. David has approached his professional path similarly, launching and growing meaningful projects in healthcare, technology, and non-profit spaces over the past decade. He loves understanding how things work, and engineering positive experiences that help create a better world.

Magen McAfee

Content Lead

Magen is a story champion with a passion for solving real world problems. From brand new companies to well established ones, she believes there’s always a fresh story to tell and positive impact to make. She crafts copy that incites true, emotional response to reveal purpose and enhance lives. When she’s not writing you can find her hiking national parks, catching live comedy, and forever snacking.

Noah Stokes

Creative Director

Noah has spent the past 17 years working on the web whether it be as a developer, designer, studio owner or design director, his experience runs deep. Having previously lead design teams at Creative Market and Dribbble, Noah is excited to jump into the health space to help solve challenges that face us all. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, mountain biking and music.

Cindy Nguyen

Creative Lead

Cindy has been bringing brands to life through print and on screen for over 7 years. She previously worked as an interactive designer for a digital agency, senior designer for a software consultancy, and freelanced for multiple startups. Her passion for design comes from creating experiences that inspire feelings and incite action. When she’s not designing, Cindy can be found going on outdoor adventures with her pup, exploring the culinary front, or going on long runs around the city.

Jason Brown

Senior Software Engineer

Jason was born and raised in Clackamas, Oregon. He is a self taught programmer from a young age. He runs the Portland ReactJS meetup and enjoys helping others learn to program. When he’s not programming he spends his time playing soccer, camping, or getting outdoors in the Columbia River Gorge.

Ryan Linton

Senior Software Engineer

With nearly a decade of experience, Ryan is a knowledgeable engineer who loves crafting delightful user experiences and solving tricky problems. An intrepid novelty seeker he’s constantly exploring new technologies, cultures, and ideas. When he isn’t working, Ryan can be found running around Asia with his wife and 3 year old daughter, reading a book, or weightlifting.

Kate Sowles

Senior Software Engineer

Born and raised in the Portland area, Kate spent years studying photography and graphic design. She worked across various industries before attending a software development bootcamp to kickoff the next phase of her career as a software engineer—a “pro do-er of the JavaScripts” as she likes to say. When she’s not working, she can be found remodeling her home, taking long drives through nature with Moose (her German Shepherd), cross stitching while watching Netflix, and consuming podcasts, books, news, and twitter feeds.

Kim Niedermaier

Software Engineer

A software developer by trade, Kim cares about building tools that are useful and delightful—always with the goal of making a meaningful difference in someone's life. When not staring at a computer screen, Kim can be found reading, exploring the Pacific Northwest by bike and foot, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Steve Padilla

Marketing Lead

Steve is a community builder who rallies people around important causes. He brings experience from his time as the Public Information Officer for Contra Costa County Public Works, and as the Program Manager for Youth Development Services with the Solano County Office of Education. While in Solano County, Steve implemented a mentor program for migrant and minority youth, and produced two documentaries about teen binge drinking and cyber-bullying. Steve has two daughters, Katrina and Adrianna. Outside of work, you may find him splashing around the Columbia River with his French Mastiff, Tank.

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