Vivante Health is an innovative digital healthcare company reinventing the way chronic conditions are managed. Our mission is to fill the unmet needs of people living with chronic conditions that are invisible, neglected or stigmatized, starting with digestive disease. Our health management ecosystem, GIThrive, empowers people, through brilliant technology and advanced science, to spend less time worrying about their digestive symptoms and more time living life.

Meet the Team

Dr. Kimon Angelides

Founder & CEO

It’s our vision to out the stigmatized conditions others don’t want to talk about.

Chloé Smith

Pharmacist, Director of Medicines

…helping patients get the most out of their meds using smart technology

Paul Elsass

SVP Business Development

My son has celiac disease, and 69,999,999 other Americans also…

Mason Hensley

VP Technology

I love the faster pace of work here, the focus on the individual members who use our products, and the team!

Juliana Garcia

Microbiome Project Director

I’m a total science nerd in all aspects, including…wait for it…microbiology.

Shari Nightingale

Health Sherpa, Care Team Lead, Account Manager

A disease may be chronic, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating.

Kelli Pitrone

Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Team Manager

…I can be the help that I didn’t have when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 10 years ago.

Mike Scalese


I love interacting with people, helping them get the best results from their meds…

Alexandros Kalliontzis

Director of Systems Architecture

I’m responsible for the architectural design, development…

Eleni Giannikopoulou

CEO Personal Assistant

Why I love my job with Vivante: Amazing team to work with!!!

Xenofon Spafaridis

Director of Software Architecture

…to ensure it’s easy for our partners to work with us.

Susan Staggs

Life-Work Coach

…all physical illnesses have biological, psychological, and social components. Vivante’s approach acknowledges this!

Thanos Vidakis

IT Business Analyst

Vivante’s vision is the same thing that inspired me to be an engineer…

Allison Black

Global Nurse, RN

I am a registered nurse with over 8 years of experience…

Susan Fenderson, LCSW

Health Sherpa

…experience licensed clinical social worker-counselor, and I love helping people make the most out of life.

Bryee Shephard

Registered Dietitian

As a clinical dietitian in hospitals, I witnessed the effects food has on our being.

Georgia Belekou

UI/UX Designer

My latest addiction: The startup ecosystem

Dimitris Vythoulkas

Director of Web Apps Development

 I was an MC in late 90’s…

Petros Efthymiou

Lead Android Developer

Claim to fame: Did the circle of the Adriatic Sea on a motorcycle

George Kaimakas

Senior iOS Engineer

…and my position at Vivante never ceases to amaze me.

Fani Akritidou

Front End Developer

My focus is on new technologies to make web applications faster, safer and more engaging.

Kostas Ioannou

Front End Developer

I joined Vivante Health because of the opportunity to make a platform that will help many people.

Kostas Nikolopoulos

Software Engineer

…the opportunity to work with this great team in order to help people with chronic conditions

Tonya Rodriguez

Communication Manager

Everyone here has a shared end goal…

Vasilis Prountzos

Senior Back End Developer

…history in the e-learning industry.

Theodosis Christopoulos

Director Product Owner

This company offers a product that contributes to the common good, and I want to be part of it.

Nikos Voulgaris
Nikos Voulgaris

Android Developer

Technology is a tool, one that fascinates me, and I can think of no better use for it than helping people be healthy.

Rody Bothe

Director of Quality Assurance

FACT: A user decides in the first 10 seconds if he or she wants to use a website/application. 

Dimitra Kamari

Junior Back End Developer

…studied computer engineering but developed a strong in interest in medicine…

Dr. Robert S. Conte, MD, MPH

Executive Director, Board of Advisors

…Medical Advisor to the City of Houston, instrumental in developing policies that addressed return-to-work issues.

Dr. Wayne N. Burton

Board of Advisors

Published over 100 papers in peer reviewed medical journals on employee health, productivity and disease management.

Sally Welborn

Board of Advisors

…most recently senior vice president of global benefits for Walmart Stores, Inc.

Miguel Barbosa, Ph.D.

Board of Advisors

…more than two decades of experience leading drug discovery and development programs…

Jeff Bernhard

Board of Advisors

…we need a company that will take tackle these issues head-on, improve care, and reduce…