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The Nivi Team

Our mission is to help every person achieve their own aspirations for health. Our team brings together experts in healthcare business models & financing, product design & technology, behavioral science, and data.

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Abhishek Singh (he/him/his)

Product Owner -- Analytics and Insights (Jeavio)

Abhishek is an Engineer turned MBA with a techno-functional experience of 14+ years in business modelling, architecting end-to-end reporting structures, Business Intelligence and Product Management. I love to solve business problems by connecting dots in data.

Why Nivi: “Excited to join Nivi as a product owner and join a team of thorough professionals and trying to make the world of health care a little better one place at a time."

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Anagha Rai (she/her/hers)

Product Owner -- Family Planning

Anagha received a Master of Public Health from New York University in 2017. Since then, she's managed a community health program, and worked for a private healthcare company at the intersection of clinical research and digital health strategy. Most recently at the Public Health Foundation of India, she managed the stakeholder engagement strategy for the One Health Antibiotic Stewardship in Society (OASIS) study.

Why Nivi: "I am excited about the opportunity to enable people to make informed health decisions and meaningfully impact population health.”

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Ben Bellows, PhD (he/him/his)

Co-founder, Chief Business Officer

Dr. Ben Bellows is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Nivi, a behavior change digital health company empowering individuals with actionable information. Charities, for-profits, and public agencies use Nivi’s platform to optimize engagement with their key audiences. Ben previously was a health researcher at the Population Council in the Nairobi, Lusaka, and Washington DC offices, conducting studies of performance-based financing, reproductive health vouchers, and community health policies with government and non-state partners in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. His lifelong work covers user-facing information technologies, human rights, and reproductive health. Ben has published nearly 50 peer reviewed manuscripts and holds a PhD in epidemiology (’09) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Why Nivi: “I am thrilled by the notion of accelerating just and equitable access to high quality healthcare for all.”

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Christine Kenanda

Marketing Associate

My journey to marketing started through blogging thereafter working for advertising agencies on award-winning campaigns as a social media manager. I’m passionate about digital media and brand storytelling as brands get to form a connection with their audiences.

Why Nivi: “A generation that is able to make their own choices in regards to their sexual and reproductive is an empowered generation and I love that Nivi is enabling young people to be proactive in their health choices.”

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Daniel Momoh (he/him/his)

Customer Growth Lead

Daniel Momoh is an entrepreneur and digital marketing professional with a degree in Computer Science and Information Technology from Kogi State University, Nigeria. He has 13 years of experience in new media reporting, digital marketing, and business development supporting a wide range of organizations. Daniel currently coordinates demand generation strategies at Nivi as well as relational communication management with Nivi partners.

Why Nivi: "Every activity at Nivi is geared towards improving the quality of health and wellbeing globally, it's a thrilling experience to be part of a life-saving team."

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David Tresner-Kirsch (he/him/his)

Chief Technology Officer

David has developed healthcare informatics solutions at the CMS Alliance to Modernize Healthcare (MITRE), and researched dialect-accented speech recognition at the Center for Language and Speech Processing (Johns Hopkins University). He has designed and taught graduate courses on machine translation at Brandeis University and built web applications in a variety of contexts. His work on healthcare informatics has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS), and Database. David holds degrees in Computer Science (BA, Lehigh University) and Computational Linguistics (MA, Brandeis University).

Why Nivi: “I've lived the experience of health outcomes determined by patient knowledge, and I believe increasing patient health knowledge and reducing barriers to finding care is essential in a world where access to professional care is scarce for everyone - some more than others given inequities, privileges, and biases, but actually everyone.”

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Eric Green, PhD (he/him/his)

Co-founder, Chief Scientist

Eric graduated from the University of South Carolina with a PhD in Clinical Psychology (’08) and Master’s degrees in International Studies (’06) and Psychology (’04). After completing post-doctoral training at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, he worked as an Associate at the Population Council before joining the faculty at Duke University’s Global Health Institute where he teaches courses on research methods and data science. As a behavioral scientist with an interest in digital health and data science, Eric leads Nivi’s work to better understand our users and apply principles of behavior change to Nivi products.

 

Why Nivi: “I co-founded Nivi because I believe that we can build digital products that help people live happier, healthier lives.”

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Jackline Cheruiyot (she/her/hers)

Client Solution Lead, Kenya & Nigeria

Jackline is a graduate of Finance with IT. She has over 13 years’ experience in leading large-scale projects with emphasis on human-centered design and driving the implementation of cutting-edge health digital solutions. Her extensive experience spans collaborations with ministries of health, the private sector and development partners across the East African region.

 

Why Nivi: “At Nivi, I'm excited about the opportunity to work at the intersection of  innovation and healthcare. Collaborating with a team that is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of healthcare technology and improving patient  outcomes is something I am genuinely enthusiastic about."

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Libin Samkutty (he/him/his)

Associate QA Engineer (Jeavio)

Libin is an Associate QA Engineer with areas of focus in API testing and Non-Functional testing including Performance and Security testing. Apart from that, Libin has a good command in SQL and MongoDB for database level validations as well.

Why Nivi: “Nivi provides me an opportunity to grow and enhance my skills in various aspects of Quality Assurance, and provides me satisfaction of providing high impact and quality deliverables in the field of healthcare.”

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Malay Matwankar (he/him/his)

Lead Engineer (Jeavio)

Malay has 6+ years of experience in web application development with NodeJs, ExpressJs, React, Redux, SQL, MongoDB, Redis. He strongly believes in following basic constructs of a robust product building by leveraging Object Oriented Programming, Functional Programming, TDD, SOLID Principles, and relevant design patterns. He has successfully designed an architecture for a medium scaled Social Media Application and many more using microservices as well as monolithic architecture.

Why Nivi: "Nivi brings up different challenges considering its domain and the direct placement in general public, the architecture design for such products is interesting to say the least the perfect kind of challenge for me."

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Mitkumar Patel (he/him/his)

Senior Frontend Developer (Jeavio)

Mitkumar is a web developer with 1.5 years of experience in front-end and responsive website design. He is proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and modern libraries and frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue. He likes to spend his extra time designing UI, and solving complex problems.

Why Nivi: “Nivi has allowed me to work in various technologies and data analytics which is one of my favourite things. We have a team that is very experienced, passionate, and productive which always inspires me to learn new things.”

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Priyanka Agarwal (she/her/hers)

QA Engineer (Jeavio)

Priyanka is a QA Engineer with vast experience in testing and validation of different products. She has a proven track record of quality delivery in the financial and healthcare domains.

Why Nivi: “I am passionate about Quality Assurance and testing. Apart from Technology, healthcare services is another area of interest. Working with Nivi helped me to follow both passions simultaneously. It gives me an opportunity to contribute for the betterment of society by building life-changing products.”

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Rebecca Melaku (she/her/hers)

Product Owner -- Maternal Health

Rebecca holds a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Global Health from Duke University (‘22). Complementing her STEM background are 3 years of experience in academic writing consulting where she applied her expertise in cross-cultural and multidisciplinary communication with 150+ writers. In a global context, Rebecca has pursued her commitment to supporting community-driven change to improve health outcomes through her in-person work with the Women’s Institute for Secondary Education and Research in Migori County, Kenya. At Nivi, Rebecca develops culturally relevant and research-informed chatbot content ranging from antenatal support to communicable disease education.

 

Why Nivi: “I believe that trust, empathy, and effective communication are the keys to building meaningful relationships. askNivi does exactly that at every step of the user’s health journey: from providing a safe space to explore sensitive health topics at their fingertips to connecting them to avenues of care in their locality.”

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Roopal Shah (she/her/hers)

Engineering Manager (Jeavio)

Roopal is an engineering leader with a deep understanding of backend technologies and databases.

 

Why Nivi: “I have enjoyed my work with the Nivi team. The team works together and are always willing to help each other. Everyone in the global Nivi team participates in discussions and seeks suggestions or ideas to work together to solve complex problems.”

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Shubham Grover (he/him/his)

Customer Growth & Partnerships Lead, Nivi Insights, India

Shubham graduated with a B.E. in Mechanical in (‘16) and went to work with TATA Technologies for 4 years where he worked across operations and business development. He was pivotal in international expansion of the companies’ operations in the Vietnamese market and also contributed to several CSR projects group-wide.  He then took sabbatical and completed his MBA from Masters’ Union (‘21) and joined RazorpayX where managed Sales Strategy & Operations for small, medium and large enterprises.

Why Nivi: “I joined Nivi because I believe it can transform the healthcare industry by bringing organizations and consumers together on the same platform and make high-quality healthcare accessible for all..”

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Siddhartha Goyal (he/him/his)

Co-founder, CEO

Sidd is an engineer with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Computer Science from MIT. He brings to Nivi experience in leveraging mobile devices for transforming both enterprise and consumer markets, by empowering individuals with the information they need to make informed decisions. He has had multiple successful exits from companies he has co-founded, including Assured Labor, a mobile job marketplace for low wage labor in Latin America, served as CTO of the world's first link shortener, TinyURL, and prior to Nivi was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for an early stage venture fund, Invested Development, where he spent significant time working in Kenya and India (Nivi's first markets). As CEO of Nivi, he has leveraged these experiences to bring together the best in technology, distribution, and business models and built a diverse team of talented individuals to create a new model of self-care for the billion plus consumers in emerging markets who lack access to quality care.

Why Nivi: “I believe that everyone has the ability to achieve their own aspirations and given the right environment and chances can do so. I founded Nivi to create that enabling environment and give each individual the opportunity to take control of their own health.”

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Veronica Obi (she/her/hers)

Project Coordinator, Nigeria

Veronica Obi is a Registered Nurse from the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Nigeria (2015), and Registered Midwife from School of Midwifery, Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria (2018). She is passionate about writing and has diversified client care beyond the bedside to providing relevant health information to clients through content writing. She also holds certificates in Leadership and Management in Health (2021) and Project Management in Global Health (2022), both from the Department of Global Health, University of Washington Seattle.

Why Nivi: “I'm excited about being part of a team that is committed to bridging the gap of poor access to quality health information and also contributing to the healthcare needs of the society leveraging digital technology.”

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