Who We Are

Our Team

Underpinning Livara’s mission is a team of seasoned healthcare executives who have spent their careers advancing value-based care. Importantly our team is led by physicians and physical therapists who understand the complexities of our current care delivery system.

Rob Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

Rob Cohen is a firm believer in the power of healthcare as a catalyst for positive change and is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Prior to joining Livara, Rob was the CEO at Bamboo Health, where he led the company’s national expansion from 25 states to 45 states and was responsible for rapid revenue growth in new product lines and new market segments. Prior to Bamboo, Rob served as Market President at Evolent Health where he was responsible for market growth and managed the P&L and operations for partnerships with health systems. Prior to Evolent, Rob held leadership roles with Healthways, Wellpoint, The Walt Disney Company, and McKinsey & Company.

Kamshad Raiszadeh, MD

Chief Medical Officer & Founder

Dr. Raiszadeh’s passion for non-operative treatment started by realizing that many patients undergoing surgery for neck or back pain were not getting their desired long-term results. Over 20 years as an orthopedic surgeon, he has noticed a dramatic increase in patients turning to surgery for treatment of musculoskeletal pain, but many of them not getting their desired long-term results. He became increasingly interested in the improvement and standardization of non-operative treatment. By developing the best aspects of non-operative care in an atmosphere of empowerment to maximize the body’s own healing capacity, he noticed that many fewer patients required surgery, and the ones who underwent surgery had much better long-term results, leading to the founding of Livara. He is the author of Take Back Control.

Nikki Fetter, MD

Chief Strategic and Clinical Operations Officer

Dr. Nicole Fetter received her Medical Doctorate from Duke University School of medicine and trained as an Orthopedic Surgeon. She has worked in healthcare consulting for the past 12 years including time at McKinsey & Company, Evolent Health and Guidehouse. She has a passion for population health and has worked with healthcare systems, hospitals and physician groups on a variety of value-based care models including Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and various bundle payment models.

Jason Goodhand

Head of Product

Jason is a seasoned product leader with 15 years of experience driving product-market fit and sustainable growth. His passion is building new businesses that improve the health of people and the planet. As Head of Product for several startups, Jason has assembled and led high performing teams building great product. Prior to joining Livara, Jason led product teams for Fern Health, AbleTo and Exos.

Patrick Pena

Chief Technology Officer

Patrick is a seasoned engineering leader who is passionate about building team culture, delivering impactful products, and driving organizational change. As a Director of Engineering at CLEAR, he led the Virtual Queuing engineering department. He started a leadership development program, piloted an operational excellence program, and led teams to develop CLEAR’s HealthPass product. Patrick is also an Everwise mentor, and a published writer, with a focus on leadership development, and communication skills. His mission is to empower engineering teams to create innovative solutions that improve the lives of millions of people.

Lissa Taitano, PT, DPT, OCS

Director of Clinical Operations

Lissa graduated from the University of Saint Augustine with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is an orthopaedic clinical specialist and her passion for patient care has led to the management and consultation of over 4,000 patient care journeys. As a leader with a strong history in change management and performance improvement, she has demonstrated a proven track record in developing, implementing and monitoring highly successful value based care models for in person, hybrid and virtual care settings.

Join our growing team.

Livara Health is hiring. If you want to make a difference in the lives of many, all while working alongside a dedicated team with decades of value-based care experience, we’d love to speak with you.