Pacific Crest Children's Urgent Care is now Brave Care! Read about the change

About Us

We know kids touch, climb, and lick things they’re not supposed to

Getting hurt or sick is a healthy part of a child's development.

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.

We know what it’s like to trust somebody else with the care of our kids, our most precious things… and we take that honor very seriously and appreciate you letting us help them feel better.

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 Nalukai.org, 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.

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.

Dr. Patricia (Tricia) Sandstrom

Physician

Dr. Patricia (Tricia) Sandstrom attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed her training in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Oakland in 2005. She is board certified in pediatrics and has worked as an urgent care and primary care Pediatrician in California and in Oregon. Dr. Sandstrom grew up on the Puget Sound, in Edmonds, Washington. She has two great kids, a hilarious golden retriever, and two chatty gerbils. She likes being around children (a “baby hog” according to her daughter,) riding horses, attending her kids’ activities, and relaxing on the Jersey shore.

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.

Mayra Velador

Medical Assistant

Mayra was born and raised in Portland, in a family of eight, and is one of six siblings. She went to Mill Park Elementary School, Floyd Light Middle School, David Douglas High School, and Concorde Career College. She’s always enjoyed helping people and making people feel better, so working in a place where she can do that is great.

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.

Join the team

We’re making immediate health care for kids better. Want to join the team?

Drop us a line at jobs@bravecare.com.