Founder Forward • Episode 7

Violet & Everside:

Putting Patients First to Transform Care Delivery and Improve Outcomes

Hosted by Kate Barrett and Mohamad MakhzoumiJun 07, 2023

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On this episode, Gaurang Choksi, Founder and CEO of Violet, the first cultural competence credentialing and upskilling platform for clinicians, speaks with host Kate Barrett about the importance of inclusive care in generating better health outcomes, how data can be used to build health equity, and the powerful role mission can play in all aspects of company building. Throughout the conversation, Everside Health CEO Chris Miller and NEA Co-President Mohamad Makhzoumi share insights and advice gleaned in building one of the nation's largest providers of direct primary and mental health care--from the benefits of increased access to care, to how CEOs can vet potential investors to find the best long-term partner for their business. Listen to find out what inspired Gaurang and Chris to build transformational healthcare companies and how prioritizing patient outcomes is reshaping a massive industry.

"The three boxes I always try to check when I'm a hiring—hungry, humble, and smart. And if I can find those three boxes, the level of expertise, oftentimes, doesn't matter."

— Chris Miller - CEO, Everside

Topics covered on todays episode

  • Why healthcare companies are treating patients more like customers

  • How the right data can drive better health outcomes

  • How value-based care is reshaping a massive ecosystem

  • Building a team (and board) around a shared mission

Guests on today's episode

Kate Barrett speaks with:


Gaurang Choksi


Founder & CEO

Gaurang Choksi is the Founder & CEO of Violet, a health equity platform that benchmarks inclusive providers, encourages growth, and promotes inclusive care across the healthcare industry. On this episode, Gaurang chats with host, Kate Barrett, about the importance of inclusive care in generating better health outcomes and building health equity for all.

Mohamad Makhzoumi speaks with:


Chris Miller

Chris Miller is the CEO of Everside Health, one of the largest direct primary care providers in the U.S., integrating primary, mental and occupational healthcare into one holistic solution. On this episode, Chris and Everside board member, Mohamad Makhzoumi, discuss approaching the massive healthcare market, building a team with diverse expertise, and empowering patients to have more control over their care.