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, and backed by evidence.

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/Hers)
Chelsea Roberts (She/Hers)

Chelsea Roberts, DMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Hers

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 Abel (She/Her)
Hayley Abel (She/Her)

Hayley Abel, 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.

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.

Megan Foster (She/Her)
Megan Foster (She/Her)

Megan 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!

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.

Leah Nichole Burandt (She/Her)
Leah Nichole Burandt (She/Her)

Leah Nichole 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.

Amanda Johnson (She/Her)
Amanda Johnson (She/Her)

Amanda Johnson, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

I was raised in a small town- Mabank, TX. I attended college at Texas A&M, PA school at UTMB in Galveston, and I have lived in Austin for the past 7 years. During that time, I have been working as a PA in a busy Emergency Department. When I am off I like to travel, eat good food, and play outside. I enjoy pretty much all outdoor pursuits- water sports, snow sports, climbing, cycling, paddling, hiking- and I am a master of none. I also have a husband, dog, and 1 year old baby that are all pretty cute.

Christine Baldwin
Christine Baldwin

Christine Baldwin, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Her

I am originally from a tiny mountain town in Northern California but have been all over the place in the last decade- was stationed in Georgia while in the Army, lived among the redwoods and coast even further up in California (Humboldt), went to PA school in Seattle (UW) and have finally have put my roots down here in Vancouver, WA. I live with my husband, our silly toddler and our even sillier set of animals- Chocolate lab, dachshund and a cat named Bruno- (but we don't talk about him!). I love spending time outdoors (rain or shine!), but am also a sucker for curling up with a good book or getting lost in a puzzle or some arts and crafts!

Shivani Mehta
Shivani Mehta

Shivani Mehta, DO

Pediatrician
She/her

Hi, I'm Dr. Shivani Mehta. I completed my medical school training in DFW before moving to Houston for Pediatric residency training. I'm happy to be in Austin now, and part of the Brave Care team. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family/friends, dancing, reading, hiking, and exploring new cities around the world. Looking forward to meeting you!

Tommy Nguyen
Tommy Nguyen

Tommy Nguyen, PA-C

Physician Assistant
He/Him

Born and raised in Houston, TX by immigrant parents from Vietnam. I went to undergrad at UT-Austin, PA school at UTMB, EM PA fellowship at Ben Taub/BCM in Houston, moved back to Austin in 2016 and been working in an ED since. I've done mission trips to Haiti, Peru, and an active volunteer at the Hope Clinic in Austin. I left my ER job temporarily in 2019, traveled the world for about 10 months until the pandemic hit in March 2020. I've had the opportunity to work/live in Yellowstone National Park the past three summers for five months at a time. If it involves being outside or food, I'm there.

Veronica Cisneros
Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros, NP

Nurse Practitioner

I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and currently spend my free time with my husband and our three kids and dog. When I was younger I had vision problems that required frequent doctor visits and several eye surgeries. As a result, I knew I wanted to help others with various medical conditions. I love working with kids because of their endless curiosity for all things in the world, and I love working with different types of families and providing resources and education during each visit.

Katarina Friedman
Katarina Friedman

Katarina Friedman, NP

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

Born and raised in Southern California; I've always had a love for the beach and great cuisine. As a alumni of University of Oregon, I've always loved this state and moved back in 2017. Upon moving back I met my husband Chris and now we have 2 beautiful girl.

Our story

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

Brave Care was born when Dr. Corey Fish helped take care of a little girl who got a nasty gash on her chin and needed stitches.

The father of that girl was a serial entrepreneur Darius Monsef who wanted all kids to have that same quality of care. His friend, Asa Miller was another father who had an urgent care need Dr. Fish was able to handle comfortably and immediately. Along with Maryam Taheri, the four founders set out to build the best urgent care clinics for kids.

The founders still regularly bring their own kids into Brave Care and are proud to see the clinic leadership continuing to provide incredible care for kids that are sick or injured.

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.

Chelsea Roberts (She/Hers)
Chelsea Roberts (She/Hers)

Chelsea Roberts, DMSc, PA-C

Physician Assistant
She/Hers

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.

Leah Nichole Burandt (She/Her)
Leah Nichole Burandt (She/Her)

Leah Nichole 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.

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