Duane Nakamura
Credentialing Analyst at Field Support
Team member since December 2016

November 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. While not directly helping our patients, I believe that credentialing is vitally important because it is the one process that allows patients to confidently place their trust in their chosen healthcare providers. My main motivation comes from providing the best service I can in order to serve Vera Whole Health and all of our providers and patients.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends.  And I’m all about soccer, having played and coached for many years.  Go Sounders!  Go Huskies!

October 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. Its unique structure gives me time to be present with my patients, hear their story, build connection, and partner with them on staying healthy not just addressing their illness. These were my goals when I became a nurse practitioner, and Vera allows me to do just that. Vera tries hard to hire people who share in the mission. As a result, our team members really pull together in a way that isn’t true elsewhere. My team truly feels like a family, and we have each other’s back. What we do every day can be emotionally tiring but working with such great people makes it easier.

I really appreciate all the tricks and tools of Vera’s coaching program that are just too many to enumerate. I have learned a lot about mindfulness which is no longer just a popular buzz word, but instead an effective tool in both my personal and professional life. The culture at Vera has supported me as I learned to find my voice, and I’ve been encouraged to speak up and contribute even if it means disagreeing with the status quo.

My six-year-old son brings me pride and joy. I love to travel and am starting to do more of it now since being a mom. I look forward to rediscovering the wonders of travel and sharing them with my son. This year I was also able to change my work schedule so that I can do more artistic and creative activities that give me that warm, happy feeling inside. I am learning new artistic mediums and am currently working on a present for my husband that involves photographs on aluminum! I worked hard to become a NP and the experiences I’ve had in this role at Vera have been incredibly satisfying on a personal level.

Amy Keljo
Lead Provider at 5th Avenue Clinic, Seattle
Team member since November 2014
James Johnston
Director of Business Operations at Field Support
Team Member Since November 2016

September 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. Before I became a member of the Vera team, I was a patient. My time as a patient was unlike anything I had experienced with other healthcare providers. Now I am fortunate enough to be a part of this team who is changing the way that we approach health and wellness…the revolution.

The people in my life inspire me to do my best. Whether it is family, friends, or co-workers, they all inspire me in different ways. For me, the best days are spending time with my wife and little albino dog. Near or far, I am usually looking for an adventure. Seeing new sights, trying new foods, and experiencing new cultures are all things that bring me joy.

August 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do.  Vera has allowed me to become a part of our patient’s lives and watch the impact that our clinical teams can have on them. For me, the past five years have been a journey of personal and professional growth.  Engaging with our care teams and supporting them so that they can continue to bring quality care is what I get to do on a daily basis.  Through Vera’s core values of listening and being curious, I try to be present with each and every team member to ensure their voice is heard on this journey.

I’m inspired by how our clinical teams create a network of support for our patients, their families, as well as our Vera teammates.  It is amazing to me how this can promote and initiate behavior change for individuals, which then has a ripple effect on anyone else they come in contact with.

My family is what brings me the most joy.  I love spending time outdoors with my husband, Chris, and our daughter, Evelyn.  We love hiking, camping, and taking our two dogs on long walks.

Katherine Wolf
Regional Clinic Manager NW at Field Support
Team Member Since August 2013
Jigang Yang
Data Scientist at Field Support
Team member since September 2016

July 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. I feel incredibly lucky to work at Vera and to be part of the revolution this company is bringing to its patients. I have worked in healthcare in the past and strongly believe something has to be changed. I like the way Vera helps its patients, and how much impact Vera brings to everyone it serves. It makes me feel like every day I work has meaning.

It is my passion to do good and do well for the people we serve. At Vera, I can continue my journey in healthcare but in a different and more challenging way. What inspires me are the challenges we face every day, the passion my team mates bring to their work, and the achievements we make step by step.

Spending time with my family is when I feel most relaxed. I enjoy swimming and playing tennis with my wife and son. Sometimes a little adventure with them in nature also will enlighten my day!

June 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. Connection is something I love to study and practice. I am fascinated by sociology and what brings people together. I love working at Vera because my passion for connecting and serving others is cultivated and celebrated within our company’s culture. Every day I get the chance to be invited into someone’s story. Beauty, struggle, joy, heartache and triumph are shared within a primary care setting and it is an honor to be able to listen and serve patients wherever they might be. I get to experience this magic alongside a great team too! One that not only loves the people we serve, but also each other. That makes me feel very blessed. I believe life is a gift and love is the point, Vera lets me practice that belief daily.

I am inspired by the power of healing. I want to serve, love and have empathy for our patients and care teams in hopes that my effort fosters a space for healing and miracles. When I’m not at work I find a lot of joy in going to farmers markets. They are like my own personal version of pixie dust. It always lifts my spirit and help me appreciate the beauty that is around me. Also, I can’t get enough of sailing the San Juan Islands! I go every summer and hope this year I will see a whale.

Alyssa Wilson
Medical Assistant, Site Lead and Clinical Trainer at Field Support
November 2014
Ben Slager
Senior Customer Success Manager at Field Support
Team member since September 2015

May 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. My passion is connecting with people. Working at Vera allows me to do that everyday whether that is building relationships with our clients or solving problems with my coworkers. Vera is a mission focused company. When you get a group of talented people together that are aligned in their mission and goals it’s a pretty special thing.

My coworkers and teammates inspire me every day to be a better version of myself. They are passionate and kind and talented and they push me to do things I didn’t know were possible.

Nothing brings me joy quite like traveling and experiencing new places or new cultures. My goal is to visit each continent in the next couple years. Only a couple more to go.

April 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. This motto is true for me in the sense that we’re all different and do things differently but it all comes back the desire to help others.

My son is the main reason I do the best I can do every day and is the best expression of who I am. If I want him to do his best I have to show what doing your best looks like. I love hanging out with him, going swimming and being with my best friends and their kids.

LeAnne Martinez-Bible
Patient Services Phone Specialist in Ballard Seattle
Team member since December 2016
Saritha Nair
Data Analyst at Field Support
Team member since March 2016

March 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. I like the journey of building something new and Vera is in the process of bringing a whole new approach to health and wellness. I believe that health is supreme, and I am glad to be contributing to this journey of enhancing people’s quality of life by keeping them healthy.
Being a mother is what I love the most of all. I love to explore the outdoors with my children, research answers to their never ending questions and volunteer at their school.

February 2018 Featured Employee

Vera Whole Health is a viable expression of who I am and what I love to do. From an early age, my support system stressed the importance of working to be a positive agent of change for one’s community. Over the years, I have also come to adopt the principle that the most effective leader is one who seeks to authentically live out his/her values. When successful, such a leader empowers others to be their better self. With Vera, I have stumbled upon an organization where such values are cultured and valued. The icing on the cake is that Vera’s interest in creating a health revolution via blending high quality primary care with public/population health initiatives matches my professional passions.

As a primary care provider, I have come to know that each patient or individual really does have an amazing story. They are each a testament in resiliency and strength. These stories remind me that we are all in this life together and it is our duty and privilege to help each other along.

It may be deemed small or insignificant by others, but I am quite proud of my “hobby” of picking up litter in my community. I was born on Earth Day, and have thus, always had a love and kinship with nature. Picking up garbage when I’m out running or walking the dog is a simple, daily way for me to create a world that is more beautiful for myself and others.

Joe Gardner
Nurse Practitioner at Sand Point Clinic in Seattle
Team member since February 2016