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Our Leadership

Our Leadership Team

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Raj Narula, MD
Founder & CEO

Dr. Narula’s passion for healthcare and technology has established him as one of today’s most impactful healthcare leaders. With his experience from University of California, San Diego and as former Director of Teleneuroscience at Cooper University Hospital, his goal is to make neurological care accessible and affordable to those who need it the most. His vision is to take proven methodologies while combining data, logistics and compassion to improve patient outcomes

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Sam K. Saha, MD
National Medical Director
Sam K. Saha, MD is a board-certified Neurologist specializing in the spectrum of stroke management at the bedside as well as virtually via telestroke. Dr. Saha earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio. Possessing more than a decade of experience in teleneurology and telestroke, Dr. Saha is dedicated to enhancing accessibility and improving outcomes for patients with neurological conditions nationwide.  He is passionate about leveraging innovative technology and data-driven neuroscience to deliver quality teleneurology services at Sevaro.
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Branden Robinson
Chief Growth Officer

Branden has 15 years of healthcare experience specializing in telemedicine solution design and commercialization. He has expertise in hospital systems, payers, correctional and post acute care. His passion for coaching the next generation in baseball while keeping God in the forefront motivates him, his two children and wife. His mission is to provide care for patients throughout their entire patient journey.

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Kirtana Vedire, DMD
Director of Operations and Special Projects

Kirtana Vedire, DMD, brings a vibrant and diverse background to Sevaro that spans across startups in the pharmaceutical, dental, and AI sectors. With a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts College of Dental Medicine, Kirtana’s unique blend of healthcare expertise and operational acumen positions her as a pivotal figure in steering Sevaro’s strategic direction.

Her track record of success in various innovative environments has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of the nuances involved in scaling operations efficiently, fostering team synergy, and navigating the complex landscape of healthcare technology.

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Ruchir Shah, MD
Director of Clinical Service Lines & Implementations

As a Board-Certified vascular neurologist, Dr. Shah has experience in caring for stroke patients at one of the busiest hospitals in the country. His mission to advance stroke care through clinical trials, artificial intelligence, medical informatics and telemedicine has established him as a thought leader in the stroke community. With a vascular fellowship from Duke University, his leadership in building a Comprehensive Stroke Center has improved care in our nation’s stroke belt.

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Michael Chen, MD
Regional Stroke Medical Director

Dr. Chen has a passion for innovating and delivering stroke care with a focus on evidence based practice. Completing his neurology residency at University of California, San Diego and Vascular Neurology fellowship at Northwestern, he has a deep understanding of stroke research, clinical trials and how it is applied in telemedicine. Dr. Chen’s goal is to work closely with hospitals to deliver the highest standard of stroke care for their communities.

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Becky Toney, RN, BSN, SCRN
Senior VP of Strategy & Clinical Operations

Becky has over 25 years of expertise as a registered nurse with experience in emergency medicine, quality care and transformation, neuroscience nurse navigator, and stroke program management. Passionate about improving patient care, her experience in transformation in the emergency department enables her to lead stroke programs nationally. Becky is adept as helping hospitals attain and maintain Joint Commission, HFAP and DNV GL Certifications.

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Bethany Brandt, BSN, RN, SCRN
Director of Clinical Operations & Quality

Bethany has 17 years of hospital experience including critical care and stroke program management.  She enjoys coordinating continuous quality improvement projects and utilizing data to improve patient outcomes.  She is experienced in regulatory compliance with The Joint Commission and other stroke certifications.

Bethany’s favorite part of working with Sevaro is the ability to make positive impacts for neurology patients across the nation.

Lauren Voltz
Senior Director of Hospital Partnerships

Lauren is an experienced emergency room nurse and has a long and successful history of working in the hospital & health care industry.

Lauren is held accountable for the growth and selective partnerships with hospitals that are focused on providing excellent neurological care to the patients they serve and continuing to strive for more then they have achieved.

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Chauncey Evers, BA, BSN, RN, SCRN
Sr. Manager of Clinical Operations & Quality

Chauncey, a healthcare professional since 2008 with a BA and BSN, has made significant contributions to the neuroscience field, enhancing over 100 stroke programs nationwide. Her career includes roles such as Neuro ICU RN and Stroke Program Manager, with a notable focus on TeleNeurology since 2015 to improve patient care through data utilization.

Her work has led to advancements in treatment times, access to care, and the development of healthcare software targeting neuroscience patients. At Sevaro, she champions quality, accessible care. Evers also dedicates efforts to community health literacy, particularly in stroke prevention and recognition among children.

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Melanie J. Winningham, MD
Regional Stroke Director

Drawn to Sevaro’s innovative blend of physician leadership and technology, Dr. Winningham combines her expertise as a vascular neurologist & comprehensive stroke center medical director with a deep commitment to improving stroke care. Her time spent as Chair for the Virginia Stroke Systems Task Force gives her a particular understanding of regional systems of stroke care and the importance of stroke epidemiology in improving those systems.

Dr. Winningham holds a bilingual medical degree from Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico. She completed her Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology fellowship training at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and spent time there as an NIH StrokeNet research fellow prior to relocating to Charlottesville, VA.

Steve Argobast as Neurohospitalist Lead
Steve Argobast
Neurohospitalist Lead

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Don Fotsch, MBA

As a digital transformation leader, operator and advisor to Silicon Valley, Don has a focus on enabling AI. His leadership roles at Express Scripts, Apple and PayPal motivate him to leverage the best in innovation to improve the patient and physician experience in telemedicine.

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Paul Kirincich, MBA

As the CFO and Financial Executive for companies such as Netflix, One Medical Group, HealthTap and former operating partner at Khosla Ventures, Paul has a proven record of scaling companies.

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Ajay Sharma, MBA

Ajay is an experienced venture capitalist and advisor. He is a General Partner at APA Venture Partners and FP&A at Rhino, a leading insurtech company.

Prior to Rhino, Ajay was a Principal with both Communitas Capital and JetBlue Technology Ventures, where he invested in and served as a board observer to several companies