Our Leadership

Our leadership team guides Vera with equal doses of vision, smarts, and boldness.

Executive Team

Sarah Cole
Chief Financial Officer

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Sue Ferbet
Chief Clinical Operations Officer

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Peter Li
VP Marketing & Communications
Jennifer Sargent
Chief Revenue Officer

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Ryan Schmid
President & CEO

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Ashley Smith
VP People Strategy

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CJ Venkataraman
Chief Product Officer

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Kevin Wang
Chief Medical Officer

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Board of Directors

Ryan Schmid

Co-founder, Vera Whole Health. 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.

Kent Johnson

Chairman of the Board, Vera Whole Health. 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.

Sarah Patterson, MHA, FACMPE

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Virginia Mason Medical Center, a nonprofit regional health care system with 6,000 employees, a 334 bed acute care hospital and a 450 physician clinic. Sarah has been in health care administration for over 30 years and has helped lead the design and implementation of Virginia Masons' lean production system to eliminate waste, improve quality and patient safety.

Jared Kesselheim, MD

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Leerink Transformation Partners and co-leader of the firm's growth equity investing in healthcare information technology and services. Prior to forming LTP in 2016, Jared was a Partner and the leader of the healthcare investing practice at Bain Capital Ventures. Jared also completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Harry L. Eichelberger

Founder of Archimedes Health Investors, a healthcare-focused private equity firm. Harry has been an investor in healthcare companies for 13 years, including companies such as SmartPak, Physician's Oncology Services, AccentCare Home Health, Accretive Health, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and RainTree Oncology Services. He has also led interactions with health policymakers in Washington as a past board member of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.