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.

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.

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

Chelsea Roberts, PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant
She/Her

Born and raised in the Portland area, Chelsea received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Oregon Health and Science University, and is currently working on her Doctor of Medical Science degree. She has over 11 years of experience in pediatric medicine, in both primary and urgent care. When not at work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, camping, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family and their rambunctious dog.

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.

Nora Jablonski (She/Her)
Nora Jablonski (She/Her)

Nora Jablonski, MSN, RN, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

Nora is a native North Carolinian who received her Masters in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner, specializing in primary care. Nora has over eight years of experience working in the pediatric operating room at UNC (Go Heels!). She enjoys exploring nature, traveling, and spending time with her three kids and wild little dog, Ruthie.  

Dhanalakshmi Senniappan
Dhanalakshmi Senniappan

Dhanalakshmi Senniappan, MD

Pediatrician
She/Her

I moved to the USA 10 years ago with my family. I completed medical school and a pediatric residency in India and practiced as a general pediatrician for three years. I worked at Henry Ford Health System in MI for two years before moving to Fort Mill. I liked working at the walk-in clinic at HFHS. So, I am very excited and looking forward to this new job. I like to spend time with my 10 year old son when I am not at work. I also enjoy gardening, listening to music, and cooking.

Nicole Austin (She/Her)
Nicole Austin (She/Her)

Nicole Austin, FNP-C, MSN

Nurse Practitioner
She/Her

Nicole Austin has been a registered nurse for over 23 years. She graduated from Kaplan University with her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Practice Nursing in 2016. She has been working in Pediatric Emergency Departments for nine years, first as an RN and then as a Nurse Practitioner. She has four children and two dogs. In her free time, she can usually be found at home working on various do-it-yourself projects, spending time with family, and has recently started backpacking. Nicole also loves to travel.

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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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