Team

We are a group of technologists working together to support caregivers and the people they care for. We believe that collaboration is essential to understanding and improving the evolving healthcare system. We’re committed to working with healthcare providers, insurers, government, and communities to re-imagine how aging and sick Americans receive care.

Benjamin Darr

Co-founder

About Me

Hi! My name is Ben. I grew up in New York City and still live here in Brooklyn. You can find me cycling in Prospect Park, reading history books, and hosting friends and family for dinner whenever possible.

My Experience with Healthcare

Over the last few years, both my grandmother and aunt entered their end-of-life stages and eventually hospice care. In addition to the grief of losing two people very close to me, it was upsetting to feel uneducated about caregiving and unprepared to help my family members that acted as their primary caregivers. It was an eye-opening experience to realize that we will all be caregivers and care recipients at some point and those experiences will be some of the most impactful moments of our lives.

In the summer of 2021 I became the care recipient and my loved ones became my caregivers. My best friend was battling a rare auto-immune liver disease and was in need of a liver transplant. While he went on the liver transplant waiting list, the chances of him living a full and healthy life were significantly higher if a compatible adult donated a portion of their liver to him. Since the liver is regenerative, it would grow back to full size in both the donor and recipient if the transplant was successful.

After a lengthy evaluation process and much reflection, I chose to donate 40% of my liver to my best friend. Through recovery, I gained the humbling perspective of having to rely on others for activities of daily living, and witnessed the effort it takes to be a caregiver. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to help my friend in such a meaningful way.

Dan Brittingham

Co-founder

About Me

Hi! My name is Dan. I grew up in Michigan and now live in Brooklyn, New York. I love spending time in nature and enjoy everything from hiking through forests and mountains to scuba diving and exploring the ocean.

My Experience with Healthcare

As a child, I first experienced the healthcare system when I saw both of my parents hospitalized with critical conditions. Seeing the healthcare teams that supported them through their recovery left a huge mark on me. I felt a sense of gratitude and a desire to pay it forward.

As a nursing student at the University of Michigan, I had the privilege of caring for patients at the University of Michigan Hospital. The way caregivers, families, nurses, physicians, and countless health professions came together to be a network of support for patients gave me a deep appreciation for each person involved.

My first experience with hospice was as a volunteer that worked with both patients and staff. Working with patients gave me the life lessons that have enriched my perspective in ways I couldn’t have expected. Working with the staff gave me empathy for their struggles and a close look at how they supported people in hospice.

David Reynolds

Co-founder

About Me

Hi! My name is David. I grew up in Washington state and currently live in Puyallup. I love cooking bbq, reading sci-fi, and playing with new technology.

My Experience with Healthcare

One of my hobbies is riding motorcycles and a few years ago I was hit by a car while riding home from work. I broke my leg, wrist, thumb, and bruised some ribs. First responders were surprised I wasn’t hurt worse. I spent months in physical therapy and had to learn how to walk properly again. Everyone supporting my recovery was amazing and I was very appreciative for the level of care I received.

When my daughter was born she spent about a week in the NICU due to low blood sugar. The experience was very stressful for my wife and me. We were thankful for the nurses and staff monitoring her around the clock. We also spent every day and night at the hospital helping care for her. It was a huge relief when we finally got to take her home.