Feel better, faster

What you get, then, is a 360-view of your RA and nonstop support (and insights) to help manage it. Thriving with an autoimmune condition is not only possible, but a journey we are all on together.

With Motto, we handle the hard part, so you can focus on healing.

Meet Motto

Your virtual home for managing your autoimmune condition.

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Constant Care

Some call us a virtual clinic. Some think of us as a digital personal-assistant. We think of ourselves as an all-in-one home for autoimmune condition management

We created Motto because we saw how complicated it is to manage a chronic inflammatory condition and we knew with both scientific and technological innovations, we could make everything so much easier.


Our Mission

We aim to provide high-quality, convenient clinical care and support to empower every individual with an autoimmune condition to live their best life.


Care Philosophy

At Motto, we value listening, patience and prioritizing each patient’s personal goals for their own life, because we value them both as patients and as people and believe they deserve to not just live with their autoimmune condition, but to thrive and to live their best life.

Our team

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Hasten, JD, MBA

Matt Hasten is an experienced product manager with expertise in mobile, web, and smart home-enabled healthcare products, including serving as a founding member of the Alexa Health & Wellness team at Amazon. Hasten holds a JD from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.

Favorite Motto: Experience is the best teacher.

Chief Medical Officer & President

Elizabeth Ortiz, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz is a board-certified rheumatologist with patient care experience from large public medical centers to concierge practices. Ortiz holds an MD from Weill Medical School at Cornell University, and a BS in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. She completed both her Internal Medicine and Rheumatology training at the Los Angeles County - University of Southern California Medical Center.

Favorite Motto: Health is not the mere absence of disease, it is the dynamic expression of life.

Head of Engineering

Calvin Nguyen, MS

Calvin Nguyen is an engineering leader with a passion for evidence-based medicine and digital health. Nguyen has extensive experience in the healthcare industry - serving in a variety of roles that include academia, clinical research, data analytics, and software development. He holds a MS in Health Informatics, Data Analytics from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Favorite Motto: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

Head of Finance

Aaron Thomas, MBA

Aaron Thomas is a seasoned business and financial strategist with experience in enabling organizational growth. Thomas previously served as Chief of Staff at a for-profit hospital system, leading the execution of external partnerships and internal strategic initiatives. Thomas holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and Data Analytics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University.

Favorite Motto: A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Our advisors

Dr. Sarah L. Patterson

Dr. Patterson is a board-certified rheumatologist practicing at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where she specializes in integrative treatment approaches to managing rheumatic conditions. Dr. Patterson is a leading published academic researcher with a focus on the impact of lifestyle and non-pharmacologic modifications on outcomes for RA patients. She is also board certified in internal medicine and has studied therapeutic nutrition, yoga and meditation.

Anuj Patel, MBA

Anuj Patel is a seasoned digital health innovator and operator with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry—including serving as CEO of the venture-backed digital health platform Lighter Nutrition. Patel holds an MBA in Finance and Health Sector Management from the Duke Fuqua School of Business and a BS in Economics and Finance from Boston University.

Missy Krasner, M.A.

Before joining Redesign Health as a Venture Chair/Operating Partner, Krasner worked on various healthcare teams at Amazon, was the founding Executive for Google Health and was Managing Director of Healthcare & Life Sciences at Box. Krasner also worked in Venture Capital at Morgenthaler Ventures where she helped lead investments in Practice Fusion, Doximity, HealthLoop, Viewics and Vida Health. Prior to investing, she worked in government at Health & Human Services in the inaugural Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Her team helped author the HITECH Act, EHR certification and Meaningful Use. Krasner has a MA from Stanford University in healthcare policy and business administration and a BA in English Literature from UCLA.

Dr. Jeffrey R. Curtis

Dr. Curtis is board-certified in rheumatology and clinical informatics. He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Dr. Curtis is a leading published researcher, with over 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, focused on the comparative effectiveness of medications for rheumatic conditions.

Dr. David Kaplan

Dr. Kaplan spent eight years as the Global Lead for Clinical Solutions at Mercer, a leading benefits broker/consultant. He has extensive experience understanding employer needs and selling appropriate medical solutions to that customer base. Dr. Kaplan also serves as board member and advisor for several digital health companies.

Your care team

Motto's board certified rheumatology led care team combines clinical care, medication management and evidence based lifestyle care experts. They are always available to provide guidance, expertise and constant care.


medical director

Elizabeth Ortiz, MD


Nurse Practitioner

Sheila Behimehr, APRN


Health Coach

Chauntel Herrod, MS, NBC-HWC


Health Coach

Stefania Patinella, MA, NBC-HWC


Registered Dietitian

Sandra Gonzalez, RDN, LDN, CDCES, CWC