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The Ryse Health team

Care team


Jill Paulson, MD

Endocrinologist

Dr. Jill Paulson is an endocrinologist with a dedication to caring for patients with diabetes mellitus leveraging technology and the latest research. She has been both a clinician and a teacher for over a decade, and she is thrilled to join Ryse Health in its mission to free the world from the burden of chronic disease.

Jillian Morgan, RD, CDCES

diabetes care specialist

Jillian cares deeply about patient care. Through medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education, her mission is to empower patients to be drivers of their health. She has experience in many healthcare settings spanning New York, California, South Carolina, DC.

Linda Yerardi, RD, CDCES

diabetes care specialist

Linda believes in using a team approach with technology to help people achieve better health outcomes in their diabetes management. She develops a partnership with her patients to foster patient-focused, individualized care.  
 

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Alex Lane, RD, CDCES

Diabetes Care Specialist

Alex specializes in diabetes management, leveraging cutting edge diabetes technology, personalized nutrition counseling, and a team approach. Alex is committed to a person-centered approach and driven by an insatiable curiosity for optimizing patient well-being.

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Georgette Abrell, RN, CDCES

Diabetes Care Specialist

Georgette Abrell, RN, CDCES Having Type 1 diabetes for 51 years, Georgette is passionate about helping others with diabetes and facilitating change in their lives. I take an individualized approach with each person to help guide their journey to better health.

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Kim Crilly, RN, CDCES

Diabetes Care Specialist

Kim is passionate about empowering patients with skills and knowledge to live a life with quality. She enjoys using her nursing and exercise science backgrounds to assist patients in identifying and implementing realistic lifestyle modifications that will have an overall positive impact on health. She believes a comprehensive team approach is crucial for positive health outcomes.

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Casey Hassett, LCSW, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

Casey is a social worker and therapist who is passionate about meeting clients where they are and empowering them in their journey with chronic disease. She is excited to join Ryse Health and work with a team that is dedicated to providing value-based care.

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Victoria Washington

HEALTH COACH

Victoria endeavors to make each patient feel heard and understood through meaningful connections. She looks forward to supporting patients through their medical care at Ryse Health.

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Kelowna Ostwald

COORDINATOR

Kelowna is passionate about connecting with patients and facilitating an exceptional patient experience. She looks forward to ensuring each patient feels supported and respected on their health journey.
 

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Lynn Aucker

HEALTH COACH

Lynn has been working as a medical assistant for 6 years and has experience working in endocrine and behavioral health practices. She is excited to utilize her previous experience to provide individualized care to her patients.

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Sarah Hazlett

HEALTH COACH

Sarah is passionate about connecting with patients to help them exceed their health goals. She looks forward to collaborating with the team to help patients during their health journey.

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Pamela Negussie

HEALTH COACH

Pamela is passionate about collaborating with the team to improve patient health and experiences. She is looking forward to using her Endocrinology background to provide personalized care and help support patient goal achievement.

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Dominique Addison - West, MBA

Coordinator

Dominique is excited to support our pathway to comprehensive patient care by applying her experience in business administration and healthcare management. She looks forward to simplifying patient experiences and eliminating burdens for patients seeking continuous care.

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Jasmine Thompson

Coordinator

Jasmine is excited to be able to provide top-notch patient care. She looks forward to making sure each patient feels heard and supported on their journey with our team. 

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Testimonials

  • The care has been exceptional from all providers. They truly care for your health and well-being. With each provider that I have met with, they take the time to get to know you and understand your concerns. Additionally, when formulating a care plan, your input and concerns are taken into conside...

    Posted On May 12, 2022
    PracticeBeat
  • I can honestly say I have had the best medical care as it related to my diabetes from RYSE. The comprehensive approach to care is awesome. Everything I need to help me is truly helping me.

    Posted On February 4, 2022
    PracticeBeat
  • Exceptional and Extraordinary.

    Posted On January 14, 2022
    PracticeBeat
  • The entire staff thus far have been Subperb!

    Posted On December 28, 2021
    Google
  • I am so happy with every practitioner I have had Ryse Health

    Posted On November 16, 2021
    PracticeBeat
  • Personal supportive care that helps to encourage my journey to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle with Type II Diabetes.

    Posted On November 10, 2021
    PracticeBeat
  • Fantastic. One of the best healthcare experiences I've ever had.

    Posted On October 5, 2021
    PracticeBeat

Leadership team


Richard Gurley

Co-founder and CEO

Richard is energized by improving quality and reducing costs in our country's healthcare system. He has served in leadership roles in large companies, startups, government, and nonprofits.

Erin Kane, MD

CO-FOUNDER AND CMO

Dr. Erin Kane believes that patients want health, not healthcare. She's inspired to help patients with diabetes live their best lives, and her focus is system redesign that delivers compassionate care built around patient needs and preferences.

Antares Meketa

Chief Product and Technology Officer

Antares finds inspiration in designing and building software to meaningfully improve patient experiences and health outcomes. He has served in product and engineering leadership roles at several startups, helping them scale and develop best-in-class software and practices.

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Ali Craig

Head of Talent

Ali is passionate about identifying and developing talent to build and empower healthcare teams in fast-paced startup environments. She has experience in roles spanning talent acquisition, development, and management.

Clinical advisory council


Umesh Masharani, MBBS

Beatrice Hong, MD

Kate Hobbs Knutson, MD/MPH

Bill Polonsky, PhD

Nupur Mehta, MD/MPH

Care team


Jill Paulson, MD

Endocrinologist

Dr. Jill Paulson is an endocrinologist with a dedication to caring for patients with diabetes mellitus leveraging technology and the latest research. She has been both a clinician and a teacher for over a decade, and she is thrilled to join Ryse Health in its mission to free the world from the burden of chronic disease.

Jillian Morgan, RD, CDCES

diabetes care specialist

Jillian cares deeply about patient care. Through medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education, her mission is to empower patients to be drivers of their health. She has experience in many healthcare settings spanning New York, California, South Carolina, DC.

Pooja Alapaty, MHA

Practice Manager

Pooja is passionate about increasing the quality of care for patients using evidenced-based methods and patient-centered/value based care. She has recently completed her MHA degree and looks forward to pursuing her ambulatory care passions.

Casey Hassett, LCSW, MSW

Behavioral Health Specialist

Casey is a social worker and therapist who is passionate about meeting clients where they are and empowering them in their journey with chronic disease. She is excited to join Ryse Health and work with a team that is dedicated to providing value-based care.

Shelby Webster

HEALTH COACH

Shelby strives to help each patient feel comfortable and confident in their medical care both in person and virtually. She holds a degree in exercise science and has worked in a variety of clinical roles, always supporting patients in overall healthy living.