Some of our coaches and providers

Jordan Kelley

Jordan Kelley

PT, Lin Health Coach

Jordan is a physical therapist and health coach. In his first years practicing he grew frustrated with the limitations of classic pain treatment paradigms, and dove into (and found passion for) post-graduate work with persistent pain. He loves the power of pain science to tie together the full human experience - to link the non-physical elements of one's life to physical symptoms. When he's not at work, you'll find him listening to R&B and trying his best to revive ballet skills from his youth.

Ebony Coleman

Ebony Coleman

MSN APRN FNP-C, Lin Telehealth Provider

Ebony Coleman MSN APRN FNP-C received her MSN in 2017 from South University in Savannah, GA. She has a passion to help patients get to the root of their ailments. Her experience working with chronic care patients drives her to push for results and inspires her to go the extra mile for everyone she works with. She works tirelessly to help give answers to those that have tried many other avenues and come up dry in their search for lasting health. Through telehealth, she understands her ability to reach and impact so many more.

Deb Malkin

Deb Malkin

Lin Health Coach

Deb is a plus-size, body-positive massage therapist, movement enthusiast, host of the "Move With Deb" Podcast, and client zero of her pain recovery coaching work. She's learned a lot about the body in her years of practicing bodywork, studying biomechanics, and the lymphatic system. She had an overnight experience with chronic pain relief that changed her mind understanding about pain forever. Her mission is for people of all sizes, abilities, and genders to feel at home in their bodies.

Clinical team

Yoni Ashar, Ph.D.

Yoni Ashar, Ph.D.

Pain Psychologist, Clinical Advisor

Yoni is a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist, and father of three. Yoni’s research uses functional MRI brain imaging, natural language processing, and other tools to understand how mind and brain processes influence health and chronic pain. Yoni is an NIH-funded postdoctoral associate at Weill Cornell Medicine. He completed his doctorate at the University of Colorado Boulder. His research in chronic pain has been featured in several news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and CBS.

Charlie Merrill

Charlie Merrill

MSPT, Physical Therapist, Clinical Advisor

Charlie is a physiotherapist, educator, content creator, consultant for emerging health technology companies, footwear designer, inventor, and athlete. Charlie is working to change the paradigm around how people understand and address pain and other physical symptoms. He co-developed the Beyond Pain Education course with Dr. Howard Schubiner, MD. You can learn more about Charlie’s work at www.Mperformance.com, or find him on social @charliemerrill and adventuring with his family at home or abroad.

Dr. Preethi Reddy

Dr. Preethi Reddy

MD, Clinical Advisor & Lin Telehealth Provider

Dr. Preethi Reddy, MD graduated from Saba University School of Medicine in 2005. “I am interested in Lin Health’s chronic pain treatment program because I share their mission to help and heal those suffering from chronic pain. I had the opportunity to care for combat veterans living with chronic pain. This was a rewarding experience. I hope that through the Lin Health program we can reach millions of people who are suffering from chronic pain and improve their quality of life.”

Clinical advisory panel

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan

MD Clinical Advisor

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan practices in Boston, MA as a neurologist and pain physician. Dr. Lakhan has significant experience in the management of complex pain syndromes and has established multiple pain services lines spanning several states. He is currently the chief medical officer of Click Therapeutics where he develops and validates digital therapeutics. Recently a resident of Weston, MA, Dr. Lakhan maintains his health with the company of two large-breed dogs and his partner.

Dr. Antje Barreveld, MD

Dr. Antje Barreveld, MD

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Antje Barreveld is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Pain Management Services, and co-Founder and Director of Education and Outreach for the Substance Use Services (SUS) with multiple publications in peer-review journals. Additionally, Dr. Barreveld is a Clinical Researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s hospital. She's a 2020 Mayday Pain & Society Fellow, selected as one of 12 national Fellows to build the next generation of pain experts. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family, backcountry snowboarding, cycling, and running in the woods.

Phoebe Cushman

Phoebe Cushman

MD, MS

Phoebe Cushman is board certified in both General Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Her 15 years in Primary Care informed her interests in chronic pain, opioids, and substance use disorders. She now works at Spectrum Health Systems and acts as a consultant for the Massachusetts Consultation Service for the Treatment of Addiction and Pain. She lives outside Boston with her husband and two kids and enjoys yoga, hiking, and gardening.

Leadership team

Yehuda Kogan

Yehuda Kogan

Co-Founder & CEO

Yehuda is the CEO and co-founder of Lin Health. Prior to Lin Health, he was an Entrepreneur In Residence at aMoon, a $1.1 billion healthcare fund. Previously, he was the head of the growth marketing team at Google where he led Google’s digital marketing in Europe. Yehuda holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Cum Laude) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Abigail Hirsch, PhD

Abigail Hirsch, PhD

Pain Psychologist & Co-founder

Abigail is a clinical psychologist who specializes in creating digital products that transform lives. She built the first-ever digital relationship support program, Power of Two. As Chief Clinical Officer at myStrength, she helped lead the creation of a digital behavioral health program that was acquired by TeleDoc. Abigail has 4 boys, owns every type of ball from base to moth, and loves to take her bright orange beach bike tooling around in the fields behind her house.

Shahar Elias

Shahar Elias

VP R&D

Shahar has worked in the tech industry for nearly 20 years. He holds a BS and MBA. He also has extensive experience in multiple tech roles in several different companies. He served as VP of R&D in two other successful companies. Additionally, he has served at VP level in several operational roles. When Shahar is not working he likes to travel, workout, or binge the latest Netflix hit.

Alissa link

Alissa link

Director of Product & Operations

Alissa is a public health technologist who started her career managing research trials on health behavior change, chronic disease management, and behavioral economics. Alissa has taken several digital health products from idea to execution, for startups (NextHealth Technologies, Play-it Health, and myStrength) and a large academic hospital system (NYU Langone). Alissa loves a good adventure and spends much of her free time skiing, hiking, and biking.

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