Who we are

Vera Whole Health is a market-leading healthcare service that delivers comprehensive, intelligent primary care to employees via employer-funded worksite clinics.

At the core of our philosophy is the belief that behavior change is the only sustainable way to help people live healthier. And we’ve found through experience and research that a person’s peer group is the primary motivator to that behavior change. That is why Vera Whole Health, in addition to offering primary care and health coaching to individuals, invests time and resources into helping companies change their health culture.

Vera works

Vera serves over 40 clients, large and small with diverse needs.
Our clients have seen:

58%

Vera clients have reduced urgent care claims up to 58% in the first year.

Management

Valerie Burlingame

Valerie Burlingame
Chief Visionary Officer & VP Vera University

Rick Chung

Rick Chung, MD
Chief Medical Strategist

Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole
VP Finance & Administration


Jim Darnell

Jim Darnell
VP Sales

David Huether

David Huether
VP Operations

Peter Li

Peter Li
VP Marketing & Communications

Ryan Schmid

Ryan Schmid
President & CEO

Board of Directors

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Ryan Schmid
Co-founder, Vera Whole Health (winner, Seattle University’s business plan competition). Co-founder and chairman of the Board, Hope Central Pediatric and Behavior Health Clinic. Co-founder Rainier Health and Fitness, a nonprofit health and fitness center. Served as project manager/developer for 61 unit mixed-use affordable housing development.

Sanford Levy

Sanford Levy, MD
20+ years of clinical practice with a focus on outpatient medicine in both primary care and surgical settings.  Has served on several nonprofit and business boards, including Physicians Insurance.

Kent Johnson
Chairman of the Board
Managing Director of Aebig & Johnson Business Resolutions, LLC, Managing Director of Alexander Hutton Venture Partners, Adjunct Professor, Seattle University, Director of several private and public companies.

Debra Geihsler

Debra Geihsler
Principal, Activate Healthcare. Former CEO/President, Harvard Vanguard Medical Group ($1.2 Billion in revenue) and Advocate Healthcare System ($800 Million in revenue).