Who We Are - Brave Health

About us

Brave Health is on a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable care for behavioral health conditions. We use telehealth to make treatment available to more people, when and where they need it. We are a licensed Medicaid + Medicare provider (some states pending) and accept most insurance, with the goal of reducing cost as a barrier for people seeking help.

About us

Brave Health is on a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable care for behavioral health conditions. We use telehealth to make treatment available to more people, when and where they need it. We are a licensed Medicaid + Medicare provider (some states pending) and accept most insurance, with the goal of reducing cost as a barrier for people seeking help.

Our locations

Currently serving Florida, Texas, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia

Our team and providers are located across the country. Patients are matched to providers who are licensed in their state of residence.

Our Founders

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Anna Lindow

CEO & Co-Founder

Anna has had a lifelong passion for mental health, and she founded Brave Health to expand access to the types of care that have helped her since adolescence. Prior to Brave Health, she was an operations executive at General Assembly, a global organization that helps adults gain new technology skills. There, she led a team that quintupled the business in 3 years, and has since grown it to 30 locations serving over 70,000 students. Anna has a B.A. from Columbia, a graduate certificate in Addiction Recovery from the University of Florida, and an M.S. in Psychology from Walden University.

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Jake Schwartz

Co-Founder + Chairman

Jake grew up learning about healthcare from his father, an emergency medicine specialist. Jake co-founded General Assembly, a global organization devoted to helping people learn new technology skills and pursue work they love, and remains the CEO. Now, he brings his expertise in building mission-driven, tech-enabled businesses to Brave Health. Jake lives in New York and holds an MBA from Wharton and a BA from Yale.

Advisory Board

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Juan Vallarino

Advisory Board Member

Juan has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry. He spent 21 years with HCA and its predecessor companies, most recently as Vice President of Employer & Payer Engagement. Juan is currently the acting CEO of the Vice Chairman of myNEXUS, having previously served the company in a strategic advisor role since its inception.

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Lanhee Chen, PhD

Advisory Board Member

Lanhee is a health policy and regulatory expert, professor, and investor.  He has advised presidential candidates and state governments on healthcare policy, and is Chair of the Board of El Camino Health in California’s Silicon Valley.

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Mary Ann Christopher, BSN, MS

Advisory Board Member

An industry veteran with a passion for improving access to quality care, Mary Ann is a noted authority on transformational health care, value-based payment models and the social determinants of health. She has led mergers, integrations and turnarounds at multibillion-dollar organizations, launched far-reaching
community health initiatives and guided successful exits for health care startups.


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Ken Goulet

Advisory Board Member

A longtime healthcare industry leader, Ken served most recently as Executive Vice President at Anthem. He now serves on the board of Quartet and as an advisor to other healthcare organizations.

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Beth Bierbower

Advisory Board Member

Beth is a strategic healthcare leader with more than thirty years of proven executive-level experience in the health insurance industry. Previously Beth held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Humana’s Specialty Benefits division and was an Enterprise Vice President leading Humana’s Product Development and Innovation teams. Beth serves on the Boards of Iora Health and the American Telemedicine Association where she is a member of the Education and Finance Committees.

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Irene Lord

Advisory Board Member

Irene is a former CEO of Magellan Florida, Evolent Health exec, and regulatory expert.

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Molly Coye, MD

Advisory Board Member

Molly is the former head of Health and Human Services in New Jersey and is a Medicaid policy expert.

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Vikki Wachino

Advisory Board Member

Vikki is the former Deputy Administrator at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a health care nonprofit CEO.

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Dwayne Sansone

Advisory Board Member

Dwayne is a health care banker turned CEO of Aetna and Molina plans. He is also an expert in value-based care.

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