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

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. 

Sylvia Jones

Practice Manager

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Sylvia has extensive experience in practice operations and she’s passionate about improving quality, patient satisfaction, efficiency, and productivity through automation and process improvement. Before joining Liv, Sylvia was the practice manager at MedStar Medical Group.  

Fun facts about Sylvia: She is part of the Medical Reserve Corps. She loves photography and travel (has been to 30 countries – her favorites are Morocco and Denmark). She also hosted a radio show in Louisiana!

Madison Lawrence

Patient Experience Manager

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Madison’s marketing expertise is built on her exposure working in a dynamic marketing agency environment, where she supported a range of clients including healthcare, non-profit, and e-commerce companies. She looks forward to building genuine relationships and using creative storytelling to form a strong community and further Liv’s mission.

Fun Facts about Madison: She is a doting mama to her rescue mastiff, Kody. She’s been playing soccer since she learned to walk. She’s the oldest of 6 kids (five girls and one boy!) and recently picked up the hobby of revamping antique furniture.

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!

Christine Loftsgaarden

VP, Growth & Operations

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Christine is a healthcare professional specializing in value-based care, population health, clinical innovation and operations.

What her team will tell you: “Christine can always be counted on to offer a carefully considered perspective that improves our approach and outcomes. Her added wit and clever sense of humor just add to the delight of working with her!”

Donna Nowak

SVP, Clinical Operations

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Donna is a strong professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Nursing Education. She is integral to the initial design, construction, and management of Liv!

What her team will tell you: “‘Thank God for Donna’ is a phrase I’ve heard multiple times. Her knowledge and experience when it comes to all things clinical is so helpful and appreciated. From build-outs to protocols and Long Island iced teas, Donna has it covered.”

Zeena Johar

SVP, Operations

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Zeena Johar joined Advantia Health in 2017 as Senior Vice President, Business Operations. Before joining Advantia Health, Zeena worked in health policy along with Dr. Mark McClellan (previous FDA Commissioner, and previous Administrator CMS).

Zeena completed her Executive MBA (Program for Leadership Development) at the Harvard Business School (HBS), Boston. Zeena was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2013, Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellow 2014, as one of Asia’s 100 Pioneers by Purpose Economy in 2014 and Yale World Fellow 2015.

Lacey Loehr

VP, Marketing

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Lacey is an analytical sales and marketing leader with a passion for entrepreneurship. She has experience helping purpose-driven, tech-enabled businesses grow, including two successful acquisitions.

What her team will tell you: “Lacey is a powerhouse and never seems to drop a ball – I don’t know when this girl sleeps, but she goes above and beyond the call of duty. Best of all, she does it all with such good natured wit – no one can get a good snort laugh out of me better than Lacey.”

Courtney Beglin

Creative Director

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Courtney is a creative leader with experience in branding, product design, visual & UX design, and fine art. She is responsible for ownership of the brand identity, aesthetic vision, and stylistic roadmap of the company.

What her team will tell you: “Courtney is our creative mastermind – her ability to take an idea and turn it into something beautiful is amazing! If we could just clone Courtney, the world would be a better (and more beautifully designed) place.”

Gray Johnson

Digital Marketing

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Gray is a digital growth marketer with a focus on user acquisition for multi-unit businesses. Prior to joining Advantia, Gray has worked on both agency and in-house marketing teams in multiple industries including retail, hospitality, education, and natural health. 

Fun Facts about Gray: Driven by binge-watching several seasons of baking shows during quarantine, Gray is an (extremely) amateur baker with aspirations to operate a thriving recipe website. His two diminutive hounds, Frankie and Roo, are more than happy to eat any of his failed experiments.

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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