Designed for women, powered by women.

Designed for women, powered by women.

Our Team

At Liv, your dedicated Care Team takes the time to listen and communicate with each other about your distinct needs and goals.  From our Providers and Care Coordinators to our Patient Experience Teams, we work together to support your health and wellness. Liv’s unique environment empowers our team to thrive, innovate, and do what they love – provide quality care to our community (that means you!).

 

Sharon Kressel, MD

Obstetrician/Gynecologist

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Dr. Kressel is a general Ob-Gyn who loves learning her patient’s stories, counseling them to help them understand any aspect of women’s health, and fine-tuning the patient experience to bring healthcare to the next level.  

Fun facts about Dr. Kressel: She was briefly in the “two under two” club with two boys, born in 2018 and 2020.  She felt so passionate about the Liv opportunity that she flew to DC for the day and interviewed for her position when she was almost 36 weeks pregnant (and went on to deliver in the 37th week)!

Deborah Cobb, FNP-BC

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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Deborah is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a solid appreciation for affordable, quality, evidence-based primary care practice. She’s passionate about helping patients prevent problems before they come with problems.

Fun facts about Deborah: She loves history, animals (she considered going into veterinary medicine), spending time with her family, and is fixing up a house in the Carolinas!

Andrea Agalloco, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C

Mental Wellness Counselor

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Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience counseling women in many phases of life and a passion for working with women during pregnancy and early parenthood. Andrea joins Liv after five years of working in community health clinics in the Washington, DC area.

Fun facts about Andrea: She loves to sing karaoke, spent 10 years working as a nonprofit event planner and has lived in the DC area for 20 years, after moving here from New Jersey. 

Darshieda Thompson, CMA

Surgical and Care Coordinator

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Darhsieda is Liv’s Care Coordinator, eager to help members with scheduling procedures, verifying insurance benefits, FMLA eligibility, and more. She has worked as a Medical Assistant and Care Coordinator across a wide range of specialties, including Bariatrics, Plastic Surgery, and even working with U.S. Veterans.

Fun facts about Darshieda: She doesn’t have much free time as a mom-of-two and small-business owner, but when she does, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling the world. She plans to take her next trip to Africa!

Jackie Rosemond, BBA

Practice Manager

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Jackie brings 20+ years’ experience in practice management and operations.  She is passionate about improving productivity through process improvement.  She comes from a military background where structure and organizational skills is key to success.

Fun facts about Jackie.  She enjoys reading and spending quality time with family.  She is an avid Redskins fan. Her favorite vacation spot is the Bahamas.

Kamice Hedgspeth

Medical Assistant and Greeter

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Kamice is an MA at Liv and is the first face you’ll see when you walk in the door! She’s here to welcome you to your new health home as you begin your care journey. 

Fun Facts about Kamice: She’s been an artist all of her life and is fluent in Japanese. Kamice has a daughter and values time spent with her family.

Latania Brown, RMA

Medical Assistant

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Latania joins the Liv team as a talented Medical Assistant with 9 years of experience. She was directed to this field after becoming a mom and seeing how much of a difference MA’s made in her pregnancy journey. Her favorite part of the job is knowing that she’s able to help people leave their appointment feeling better than how they came in.

Fun facts about Latania: She is a Jamaican native who loves Mexican food and crocheting. Her crochet skills have led her to create countless socks, blankets, and hats (Santa hats included)!

Tameika Jackson, CCMA

Medical Assistant

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Tameika has been working in women’s health for 30 years and loves everything about her career. She is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of our Liv members and helping us grow.

Fun facts about Tameika: She is very family-oriented and is the mother to 6 sons and one young daughter. There’s a furry member in her family too – her name is Peppa the Guinea Pig!

Erica Hall, ARDMS

Sonographer

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Erica has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field, getting her start as a Certified Nursing Assistant in high school. She’s been performing ultrasounds for 25 years and has truly found her passion in helping women through their health journey. She’s looking forward to bringing that passion to the women of DC!

Fun facts abut Erica: She loves turtles and has 2 of her own (with the hope of getting more soon)! She loves spending time with family and friends and hopes to feed her love of traveling by seeing a new country every year.

Meera Garcia, MD, FACOG

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Meera Garcia, MD, FACOG, is the Chief Medical Officer of Advantia Health, leading the clinical team and empowering providers across Advantia’s growing footprint of Ob-Gyn and specialty practices. An experienced leader and educator in women’s health, Dr. Garcia is focused on helping the company drive better health outcomes and convenient, compassionate care for women across the country.

What her team will tell you: “Dr. Garcia brings a wealth of clinical leadership experience to Advantia and cares deeply about our mission to transform healthcare for all women. As the leader of our clinical team, she ensures that our providers are empowered to bring the highest quality care to our patients.

Nihar Ganju, MD

VP, Innovation

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Dr. Ganju is a practicing Obstetrician & Gynecologist with a strong background in computer science & information technology. He is working toward the intersection of technology and medicine with the goal to shape the future of medicine.

What his team will tell you: “Nihar is smart, patient, knows a ton about tech, AND he’s an OB in real life. Thanks to Dr. Ganju, we have a trusted perspective from the front lines and honest input about how we can make a difference for our patients and providers.”

Melanie Silverman, MS, RD, IBCLC

Chief Clinician, Telehealth

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Melanie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Pediatric Registered Dietitian (RD) since 1998 and is the Chief Clinical Officer for Pacify Health, Liv’s telehealth app for new and expecting parents. She counsels families on breastfeeding, picky eating, food allergies, poor weight gain, obesity, Celiac Disease and Prader-Willi Syndrome. 

What her team will tell you: “Melanie’s dedication to helping new parents is unparalleled.  She is brilliant, perceptive, and compassionate in all that she brings to achieving our mission.  Plus, her sense of humor and unflappable optimism never fail to lift our spirits and inspire our team – I don’t know what we’d do without Melanie!

Liv shares on-call and after hours coverage with nearby Reiter, Hill & Johnson, which is also part of Advantia Health.

Our affiliated hospital is Sibley Memorial Hospital, located at 5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Our Care Philosophy

We believe all women deserve a better healthcare experience.

While the healthcare industry has innovated at a rapid pace, women’s healthcare has fallen behind. Health indicators for U.S. women, particularly during pregnancy and childbirth, are worse than in other developed countries. Liv by Advantia Health is changing that.

On our mission to transform healthcare for all women, we’ve designed truly integrated care.

You should be able to get help with anxiety, pregnancy and abnormal thyroid levels under the same roof, from the highest-quality providers. Doctors should listen and understand your health needs — mental and physical. And technology can help make the whole experience better, end-to-end.

Your health doesn’t have to be so hard to manage.

We’ve carefully considered every detail of your healthcare journey to ensure your experience is comfortable, convenient, and collaborative, every step of the way. No more wasting time in stark waiting rooms or filling out unnecessary forms. Liv by Advantia Health is the next generation of healthcare: an innovative care model that puts women at the center, making it easy to start out healthy and stay that way.

Our Care Philosophy

We believe all women deserve a better healthcare experience.

While the healthcare industry has innovated at a rapid pace, women’s healthcare has fallen behind. Health indicators for U.S. women, particularly during pregnancy and childbirth, are worse than in other developed countries. Liv by Advantia Health is changing that.

On our mission to transform healthcare for all women, we’ve designed truly integrated care.

You should be able to get help with anxiety, pregnancy and abnormal thyroid levels under the same roof, from the highest-quality providers. Doctors should listen and understand your health needs — mental and physical. And technology can help make the whole experience better, end-to-end.

Your health doesn’t have to be so hard to manage.

We’ve carefully considered every detail of your healthcare journey to ensure your experience is comfortable, convenient, and collaborative, every step of the way. No more wasting time in stark waiting rooms or filling out unnecessary forms. Liv by Advantia Health is the next generation of healthcare: an innovative care model that puts women at the center, making it easy to start out healthy and stay that way.

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