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Meet par8o

The principles & people behind the platform

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The par8o Principle

par8o (pronounced "par-eight-oh") is named after the 19th Century Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, who first defined the powerful economic concept of Pareto efficiency or Pareto optimality in which a system is able to maximize benefits for each and every participant.

When applied to the healthcare industry, Pareto optimality holds the promise of being able to improve overall access to healthcare while lowering costs.

Core Concepts

Three key principles sit at the heart of everything we do.

Simplicity Drives Adoption

We have designed our platform to be simple and delightful to use, requiring minimal time filling out unnecessary fields and the quickest navigation to the right provider for the patient.

All Healthcare is Local

Each of our clients is unique, with different business objectives, workflows and technology systems. As a result, our solutions are customized to meet their needs.

Technology is Necessary but Not Sufficient

We believe in providing not just the technology platform, but also the analytical tools and support to drive adoption and organizational change.

Management Team

Our leaders have a track record of success in technology and healthcare operations.
Daniel Palestrant

Daniel Palestrant, MD Chief Executive Officer

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Adam Sharp

Adam Sharp, MD Chief Medical Officer

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Ian Goodrich

Ian Goodrich Chief Technology Officer

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Roc Hargrove

Roc HargroveChief Product Officer

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Melissa Opraseuth

Melissa Opraseuth, PharmD Chief Operations Officer

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Life at par8o

Life at par8o is busy. We work just as hard at the office as we do at home, many of us travel frequently, and success requires a high level of self-direction while being an excellent team communicator.

We are all here because we want to make healthcare better. We strive to be the best at what we do. We hire quality over quantity; we continually punch above our weight class, and we're proud of it.

Culture: Work hard. Innovate. Communicate. Love dogs. Go outside your job description. Help others. And be ready to dress up in Star Wars-themed costumes for a company meeting.


A Few Friendly Faces

Here you'll meet just some of our team - par8o is made up of self-directed self-starters who love a challenge and never settle.

Chelsea Reddoch
Senior Director of Product Management

Chelsea was hired in 2014 to help with user support and onboarding. Since then, she's become pivotal to par8o's product team, having worked on CareCompass, 340B Referral Capture, and now PRN, from mockup creation to directing a team of developers.
Dominic Doenges

Dominic Doenges
Director of Client Development & Strategy

Dominic started with par8o as a Senior Project Manager and has helped several clients navigate cross-state implementations. Today, he is a crucial member of the PRN team, both executing go-to-market strategy and pitching PRN to both health centers and biopharma.
Hannah Drake

Hannah Drake
Senior Director of Marketing

Hannah started with par8o in 2015 as the senior technical writer. The voice and vision behind much of par8o's communications and creative, she helped launched 340B Referral Capture and is applying product launch skills to PRN, where she helps plan and execute go-to-market strategy.

Cassandra Bannos
VP Operations

Cassandra joined par8o in 2018 and heads up CareCompass and PRN implementations. She also directs and mentors the CareCompass support team. Her experience, project management, foresight, and organization help par8o execute and scale at speed on both the CareCompass and PRN teams.
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Steph Ciazzo

Senior Director 340B Operations

Stephanie joined the 340B operations team in June of 2019. Today, she directs day-to-day operations, from client support and reporting to claim review and audit support. She works with all of par8o's 340B clients from go-live throughout the implementation where she strives to ensure clients are satisfied and become champions of par8o's 340B solution.
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Davita Horvath

User Success Specialist

Davita joined par8o's user support team in 2018, bringing years of support experience with her! She quickly learned all the variations of the CareCompass client implementations and serves as our most senior support person on the team. The people she assists consistently rave: "Has Davita ever been less than stellar? No...the answer is no, she has not!" (CSR comment 6/16/21)

Visiting the Office

par8o is centrally located in a Boston directly above the Granary Tavern and across from the Boston Aquarium. We're walking distance from Fanueil Hall Marketplace. Of note: par8o has a dog-friendly office, and you might find anywhere from 1-4 dogs in the office on any given day!

par8o, Inc.

170 Milk Street  Floor 2  Boston, MA 02109

Locating Our Office

The entrance to par8o is marked 170 and is the first doorway after the entrance to The Granary Tavern. Walk through the doorway and head to the elevator. We are located on the second floor.

Public Transportation

par8o's closest T stop is the Aquarium (Blue line), but we are also walking distance from Downtown Crossing (Red/Orange lines) and Government Center (Green/Blue lines).

For those that use the commuter rail, par8o is about a 15-20 minute walk from both North Station and South Station.


Parking Tips

If you prefer to drive, there are several Public Parking garages nearby. The closest one is the one next to the Boston Aquarium, and there are several near Faneuil Hall Marketplace. There is metered parking on Milk Street, however parking fills up quickly!