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Naya Health Team

Collectively, our team has decades of experience ranging from healthcare, research, medical devices, consumer electronics and software development. We have created and launched products. We have built businesses both in the US and across the globe.

But most importantly, every single one of us has experienced how dismal the current breastpump market really is. Our commitment is to provide mom and baby with what we wish we had when starting our families: smart, efficient and comfortable products made for the modern mom.

Janica Alvarez

Janica drives Naya Health's vision and corporate strategy by utilizing over a decade of experience leading operations at top tier biotech firms. Her most coveted role is mother to three rambunctious boys and motivated by her own family, she strives to be a tireless advocate for moms and children.

Janica Alvarez

CEO & Co-Founder
Jeff Alvarez

A grizzled medical device leader and a seemingly cornucopia of innovation, Jeff loves to solve problems that extend life and multiply happiness. He does this with great resolve and even greater hair as he leads the engineering teams and cultivates Naya’s innovation.

Jeff Alvarez

Co-Founder & Senior Director of R&D
Nathaniel Gaskin

Nathaniel is the Director of Platform Development. He is an electrical engineer with extensive experience in sensor design and systems, and an ardor for improving the lives of families. His own children are above average.

Nathaniel Gaskin

Platform Development Lead
Anil Thripuraneni

Anil is the Firmware Engineer with wide experience in building embedded systems for Networking, Storage and Wireless. He is passionate about designing products with quality and reliability.

Anil Thripuraneni

Firmware Developer Lead
Mark Williams

Mark leads sales for Naya, leveraging nearly two decades of experience successfully bringing new consumer products to market. He got bit by the startup bug early, and hasn’t yet found a cure even through acquisitions by The Washington Post, Sega, Cisco, and Rakuten.

Mark Williams

Director of Sales
Chris Clogg

Chris is currently residing in Vancouver in an Igloo with 2 pet polar bears. He eats maple cookies and poutine in order to survive the harsh winters. Between all of this, he manages to work on Naya's amazing iPhone App.

Chris Clogg

iOS Mobile Developer
Natalie Psuik

Natalie is a designer who is pretty cool and mostly chill, but ultimately likes to make stuff for equally cool people. She is always happy, never a bummer, and forever interested in what anyone is binge watching.

Natalie Psuik

Design Lead
Alfredo Saavedra

Alfredo is been working in web for the last decade, but more than a developer he likes to call himself a HTML-Artisan or Linux whisperer. And yes, he still serves the best JavaScript Latte-xino in town.

Alfredo Saavedra

Web Developer Lead
Kris Hoglund

Kris is a recent graduate who is excited to develop products that improve quality of life. Leveraging his experience in mechanical engineering, tinkering, and playing fetch with his dogs, Kris works hard to help build a better future for Naya and new moms alike.

Kris Hoglund

Mechanical, R&D Engineer
Kyung Park

A bioengineer by training, Kyung has taken on diverse roles over the last decade working in biomedical research, instrumentation, and medical devices. In addition to her experience in R&D, Kyung is also experienced in patent prosecution and counseling.

Kyung Park

Senior R&D Engineer
Allie Edwards Williams

Allie leads digital marketing for Naya, leveraging over 15 years’ experience developing and implementing SEO, paid search, social, and display advertising initiatives. A voracious reader, Allie loves a good story and is excited to be part of Naya’s!

Allie Edwards Williams

Digital Marketing
Hannah Hamill

Hannah supports #NayaMoms on our social channels and could talk birth stories, breastfeeding, and pumping all day. When she's not helping out other moms at work, she's busy being mom to her three year-old daughter, who is her most demanding customer by far.

Hannah Hamill

Customer Support
Jolie Black Bear, IBCLC

Jolie believes families deserve access to compassionate, patient, skilled, and evidence-based breastfeeding care. It's her mission to stay up-to-date on best practices in breastfeeding care, and prides herself on continually learning about the science of lactation and issues that affect breastfeeding mother/baby pairs.

Jolie Black Bear, IBCLC

Customer Support