Papa started with a simple premise: people need people. We began with one connection, and now we create thousands of moments that matter every day—offering individuals and families access to vital companionship and care.
As hard as we try, we can’t always be there in-person for our loved ones.
Andrew (Papa’s CEO) and his family were struggling to balance the daily demands of life with supporting his grandfather Joseph, who they referred to affectionately as “Papa.”
Andrew decided that what his papa really needed was a “pal,” some company, and a little help from time to time.
Their shared experience inspired Papa’s founding in 2017. Today, thousands of Papa Pals build community with people of all walks and stages of life, from the young to the young at heart.
This is our mission: to create a new kind of care, built on human connection.
With wide-ranging industry, technology, and transformation experience, we share a vision for a world where no one has to go it alone. And a deep well of gratitude for the Papa People who move this vision forward.
Founder and CEOAndrew Parker on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Financial OfficerDani Bchara on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Commercial OfficerSam Khalil on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Technology OfficerCraig Ogg on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Operating OfficerShaila Parikh on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
General CounselJustin Stone on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Chief Information OfficerErich Gazaui on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
SVP, Client SuccessAnn Mello on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Alfredo Vaamonde – Director
Co-Founder of PapaAlfredo Vaamonde – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Angela Du – Observer
SoftBankAngela Du – Observer on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Byron Ling – Director
Canaan PartnersByron Ling – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Fatima Husain – Director
MastryFatima Husain – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Lydia Jett – Director
SoftBankLydia Jett – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Sam Landman – Observer
MastrySam Landman – Observer on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Stephanie Tilenius – Director
Vida HealthStephanie Tilenius – Director on Linkedin (opens in a new window)
Founded in 2017, we’ve raised $240 million in venture capital to date, reaching unicorn status with our recent Series D. We’re glad for the big backers of our big mission.
While it’s our profound purpose—not recognition—that drives us, we’re proud of what stands behind these accolades: innovation and impact.
Stevie Awards’ Health Products & Services - Medium Company of the Year
Premier accolade for excellence in U.S. business from The American Business Awards
Fortune 10's Innovators Shaping the Future of Health
Top 10 people and teams creating the future of health care
Goldman Sachs' Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs who have made extraordinary contributions across a range of fields
UCSF Digital Health Awards Best-in-Class Finalist, Mental and Behavioral Health
Outstanding health technologies and innovations that are dramatically transforming care
MAHP Pinnacle Award for Collaborative Community Health Initiatives: Medicaid
Most innovative healthcare strategies and programs that advance the value of managed care
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Reimagining Community as the Cure to Loneliness
Andrew Parker, founder and CEO, challenges us to think about building community in new ways by tackling loneliness as a social determinant of health.
Digital Health Unicorn Offers “Family On Demand”
Read Forbes’ take on Papa’s Series D funding round, and how health plans are improving member outcomes with Papa Pals.