Hi, we’re Brave Care

We treat every kid like our own

We are expert pediatric doctors, medical professionals, parents and technologists —all committed to creating the best healthcare experience for kids and parents

Impactful pediatric care that’s fueled by empathy, grounded in trust, backed by evidence, and supported by modern technology.

Our providers

We’re very proud to maintain such high ratings and consistently receive appreciative feedback from parents... and those high quality experiences come directly from the incredibly talented, thoughtful & welcoming medical staff that you’ll find in all of our clinics.

Chelsea Roberts (She/Her)
Chelsea Roberts (She/Her)

Chelsea Roberts, DMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Dr. Chelsea Roberts was born and raised in the Portland area, and enjoys being able to practice medicine in the community she was raised. After attending Linfield College, she went on to Oregon Health & Sciences University where she received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She then received her Doctor of Medical Science degree at the University of Lynchburg. She is NCCPA certified and has over 13 years of experience as a pediatric medical provider. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, camping, and exploring the outdoors with her husband, 2 daughters, and their rambunctious Australian Labradoodle.

Kelly Muñoz (She/Her)
Kelly Muñoz (She/Her)

Kelly Muñoz, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Originally from South Florida, Kelly graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Health Science/Minor in Health Disparities in Society from the University of Florida before receiving her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies. She moved to Portland from Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2019, and hasn’t stopped chasing waterfalls since. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her partner and their two naked cats. She loves to visit the coast, seek out new hiking spots, and use her 1980’s Canon AE-1 film camera.

Hayley Byington (She/Her)
Hayley Byington (She/Her)

Hayley Byington, PNP-AC

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Hayley received her Masters in Nursing from Marquette University and is a certified pediatric nurse specializing in primary care. With over eight years of experience, she also serves as a flight nurse in the Air Force reserves. She enjoys the journey—watching kids learn and grow, and making them laugh. Hayley loves all things outdoors, cooking and learning new hobbies.

Danielle Strehlow (She/Her)
Danielle Strehlow (She/Her)

Danielle Strehlow, MSN, PPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

Originally from the Bay Area, Danielle graduated from UCLA with her Bachelors in Physiological Science. She continued her education at Yale School of Nursing, earning her Masters in Nursing with a focus in Pediatric Primary Care. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, swimming, tending to her succulent collection, or exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

Whitney Bowser (She/Her)
Whitney Bowser (She/Her)

Whitney Bowser, PA-C, MPAS, CHA/PA

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Whitney attended the University of Puget Sound where she received her Bachelors in Molecular Cellular Biology. She then earned her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Colorado. She has been a practicing PA for four years, with three years in rural pediatric care. Whitney is originally from Montana and enjoys traveling and exploring all that Oregon has to offer.

Joanna Zamora (She/Her)
Joanna Zamora (She/Her)

Joanna Zamora, MD

Pediatrician
She/Her

Dr. Joanna Zamora is a board-certified pediatrician with over 10 years of clinical experience. Dr. Zamora graduated Summa Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Psychology. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed her pediatric residency training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Zamora was born in South Africa, spent her childhood in Canada, and is now happy to call Portland home. Dr. Zamora is passionate about providing trauma-informed care and helping families navigate a complex healthcare system.

Sarah Matney (She/Her)
Sarah Matney (She/Her)

Sarah Matney, PNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

After spending most of her life in Oregon and graduating with Bachelors degrees in Human Physiology and Spanish from the University of Oregon, Sarah then went on to Vanderbilt University where she graduated with her Masters in Nursing with a specialty in primary care. She loves working with children of all ages but has a special interest in toddler medicine and mental health. Sarah feels lucky to be able to work in pediatrics and watch as they grow into their own unique selves. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, cooking, cross stitching, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two dogs Olive and Timber.

Marcus Gabriel Jr (He/Him)
Marcus Gabriel Jr (He/Him)

Marcus Gabriel Jr, DNP, CPNP-AC

Nurse Practitioner
He/Him

Dr. Marcus Gabriel received his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and is board certified as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and working towards his certification as a Primary Care PNP. Marcus had previously practiced as a pediatric nurse for eight years at Salem Hospital, working in general pediatrics, newborns nursery, and the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In his free time, Marcus enjoys cooking, running, playing recreational sports, dancing, and traveling.

Elyse Keane (She/Her)
Elyse Keane (She/Her)

Elyse Keane, MD

Pediatrician
She/Her

Originally from Maryland, Elyse moved to South Carolina to attend Clemson University where she competed on their Cross Country/Track and Field teams and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Biology and Spanish. She is new to the Portland area after moving from Charleston, South Carolina where she attended medical school and completed her pediatric residency. Her focus throughout her residency training was primary care with a special interest in urgent care. During her free time, she loves to hike, run and drink coffee with her husband.

Hannah Gerber (She/Her)
Hannah Gerber (She/Her)

Hannah Gerber, RN, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

I grew up in the Seattle area and moved to Portland in 2009 to attend nursing school at the University of Portland. I worked as an inpatient pediatric nurse for seven years before graduating with my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from OHSU. Prior to coming to Brave Care, I worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner at a child advocacy center. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, hiking, going to Cannon Beach, expanding my cooking skills, playing pub trivia, and cheering on the Blazers.

Maggie Foster (She/Her)
Maggie Foster (She/Her)

Maggie Foster, NP

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

I have always dreamed of living here in the Pacific Northwest, and could not be more excited to be here doing what I love to do the best - helping parents to cultivate a healthy and happy childhood for their little ones!

Kaseymichelle Qualman (She/Her)
Kaseymichelle Qualman (She/Her)

Kaseymichelle Qualman, DNP, CPNP-PC

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

I completed my Bachelor of Science at CalPoly in San Luis Obispo, and continued on to provide mentoring and wellness programs for underserved schools. Through these experiences I expanded my passion for understanding the health issues faced by children and adolescents in today’s society. I then went on to complete my masters in nursing and doctor of nursing practice degrees at the University of Arizona. My doctorate project focused on Pediatric Obesity in Primary Care Practice and I enjoy discussing healthy nutrition with my patients.

Laura Schley (She/Her)
Laura Schley (She/Her)

Laura Schley, PA-C, MPAS, CHA/PA

Physician Assistant
She/Her

I am originally from Oklahoma but have lived in Colorado for the past 14 years. I graduated from the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program and have been practicing in primary care pediatrics for the past 9 years. When I’m not at work, I am spending time with my husband, Steve, our two kids, Clare and Oscar, and our dog, Lucy. I love to spend time outdoors, hiking and cross country skiing. I love to cook, especially for people who don’t immediately throw it on the floor. I love to travel and am looking forward to being able to resume this at some point in the future. I am excited to explore Oregon and work with Brave Care!

Stephanie McMahon
Stephanie McMahon

Stephanie McMahon , PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Hi, I’m Steph! I am so excited to start working with Brave Care! I grew up in a small town in New York called Corning and then attended Houghton College, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry and psychology. I also played basketball at Houghton. After college, I went to Penn State for my Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. I absolutely love celebrating all of the incredible people in my life, throwing celebrations is probably my favorite thing to do. When I’m not organizing some sort of festivities, I also love to hike and run! I’m training for my 6th half marathon and debating whether I want to run a full one (not sure yet if I can run 13.1 miles and say “let’s do that again!”). I also love to cook and bake in my free time (really my favorite thing to do is eat- tacos and coffee are the way to my heart.

Maggie McClung (She/Her)
Maggie McClung (She/Her)

Maggie McClung, MD

Pediatrician
She/Her

Dr. Maggie McClung is a board-certified pediatrician with fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine. She completed medical school and residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC prior to relocating to Austin, Texas for fellowship training at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Her core interests include the management of acute illnesses and injuries.

Niki Burandt (She/Her)
Niki Burandt (She/Her)

Niki Burandt, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Niki is a native Texan who received her Bachelors in Biology from Texas State University and her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has 14 years of healthcare experience with a special interest in pediatric urgent care. She spends her free time with her husband, five children, and two dogs. She loves gardening, baking, traveling, and learning Spanish.

Khady Diagne (She/Her)
Khady Diagne (She/Her)

Khady Diagne, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

I am originally from Senegal, West Africa, but I grew up in the US. I am a nationally certified Physician Assistant and I completed my education at D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY. In my previous position, I worked in Pediatrics in an underserved rural area. I love to serve my community and provide compassionate care those that I serve, especially children and their families.

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Our story

Our company was born when a little girl split her chin open...

Our founding team first started coming together when Dr. Corey Fish helped take care of a little girl who got a nasty gash on her chin and needed stitches.

Holding that girl who was crying and in pain was a father experiencing his first emergency care experience with any of his kids. That father was a serial entrepreneur and was so moved by the thoughtful care he received, he knew it would be his most important work to help provide that same quality of care to all kids.

All four of our founders care deeply for little ones and are parents or are the best uncles/aunties around. We’ve committed ourselves to building a pediatric healthcare company that puts the highest quality of care as our number one priority. We’ve committed our company to never prioritize profits over quality of care. We know how important it is to make sure our children are healthy, well and able to grow into their best selves. Having your trust to carry that responsibility is an honor and a privilege we don't take lightly.

—Darius Monsef, CEO & Co-Founder

A little girl wearing a helmet while on a bike

Our Leadership

We bring our own kids to Brave Care, so we know first hand how important thoughtful, high quality and compassionate care is for little kids. We also know what it’s like to be a parent that is worried and confused about what’s going on with the little people we care most about. It is from this place of deep empathy that we build the future of pediatric care we know our, and all kids deserve.

Dr. Corey A. Fish (He/Him)
Dr. Corey A. Fish (He/Him)

Dr. Corey A. Fish, MD

Chief Medical Officer
He/Him

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 (He/Him)
Darius A. Monsef (He/Him)

Darius A. Monsef

Chief Executive Officer
He/Him

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 (She/Her)
Maryam A. Taheri (She/Her)

Maryam A. Taheri

Chief Operating Officer
She/Her

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 (He/Him)
Asa A. Miller (He/Him)

Asa A. Miller

Chief Technology Officer
He/Him

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.

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