Our Mission

Transform contingent healthcare staffing through balance and transparency.

By connecting facilities directly with nurses without an intermediary, we are creating a sustainable hiring model where hospitals win by paying less to access labor at the time of need, nurses win by more readily balancing life and work, and where patients win by interacting with happier caregivers.

Our Story

Praos Health is a convergence of social movement and technological innovation.

It’s a personal journey for founder Rohini Bochaton, whose late mother was a nurse who had to sacrifice seeing her children for years while pursuing her career. Recognizing the need to balance family and the rigorous demands of nursing, Praos Health was created to empower nurses ‐ who are mostly women ‐ with the freedom and flexibility to stay connected and continue serving their community.

It’s an understanding of the challenges that hospitals face in optimizing their largest spend ‐ staffing ‐ in the face of fluctuating demand and the impact it has on patient care. We listened. Our goal as a team of passionate technologists and healthcare professionals is to better serve healthcare organizations with access to an on-demand PRN pool instead of costly travelers or enforced overtime, positioning our partners to leverage future workforce trends.

Through automation of staffing workflows, incorporation of regulatory and compliance requirements, and utilizing an on-demand solution we are transforming the contingent healthcare staffing model.

Healthcare staffing on-demand. Healthcare staffing reimagined®.

Our Team

We are a team of technology innovators and healthcare leaders. While each of us is driven by something unique, we are united in our passion for smart and simple solutions for our customers and community.

Rohini Bochaton
FOUNDER & CEO

Product innovator and market strategist with 20+ years of global experience in e-commerce, SaaS, and internet technologies. Previously with j2 Global, Opsware/Loudcloud, Optus Australia, UNIFI (SingCom).

Intrepid traveler from Sossusvlei to McLeod Ganj. Avid marathoner and Sydneysider at heart.

David Merager
CTO

Business focused technology leader with 20+ years of experience building and managing high quality, cost-effectve teams both onsite and offshore. Previously with j2 Global, Mass Communications, Vivendi Universal Games, Universal Studios.

Part time builder for Habitat for Humanity.
Jackie Stafford
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Nurse onboarding. Corporate cheer leader. Real estate development & management.

Never met a stranger. Avid runner, may not be fast, but runs with a heart.
Chris Duncan
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

Experienced product manager in SaaS, VoIP, e-commerce, and mobile applications. Previously with Citrix (GoToMeeting), j2 Global.

Loves all things outdoors, cooking and brewing beer.
Melissa Green
DIRECTOR OF SALES

Healthcare sales and business development, contract negotiation, and client services. Previously with Sagecrest and Schryver Medical.

Restauranteur and die hard foodie
Mike Gratzinger
FINANCIAL ANALYST

Investment banking associate at JP Morgan Chase & Co. Previously with Schlumberger. Multiple patents.

Financial analyst with a unique combination of right-brain creativity and left-brain analytics.
Matthew Pancione
MARKETING

Data-driven growth marketing expert with a passion for building community through technology. Previously with NationBuilder, j2 Global, Berlitz.

Loves a warm hoodie, cool beverage, and live music.
Dominique Stafford
LEGAL COUNSEL

Corporate law, general civil litigation and patent litigation. Walker Bright PC. Previously with Reed & Scardino LLP.

Dog sports competitor and Border Collie enthusiast.
John Gerling
PRODUCT INTERN

University of Texas Business Honors Student. Product video guides, webinars, UAT and support.

Food truck enthusiast, loves basketball and exploring new places.
Kanupriya Chauhan
ENGINEERING TEAM

(Project Manager)

ENGINEERING TEAM

Amanjot Singh, Kanwar Ujjaval Singh, Karishma Malhotra, Bhavna Singla, Akhilesh Gandotra, Kashish Nalwa, Amit Kumar

Healthcare Advisors

Philippe Bochaton
HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS AND DIRECTOR

Hospital administrator with 20+ years of experience in leading change and innovation. President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Lakeway. Previously with St.David’s Healthcare (HCA), Cedars Sinai.

Native of the French Alps, worked with Mother Teresa, die hard runner.
John Mason
HEALTHCARE IT

Seasoned Healthcare System CIO delivering a wide array of technology-enabled, patient-centric business and clinical solutions. CIO Hill Country Memorial. Previously with St. David’s Healthcare/ HCA Central Texas, HCA, Nashville.

Founder Path of Hope – a non-profit educating girls in Honduras, wanna be professional fly fisherman.
Christin Cross
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Accomplished healthcare marketing professional. FACHE certified. Previously with National research board Canada, Advisory board, St. David’s Healthcare.

Loves the challenge of building a brand from the ground up. At home in both Canada and the US.
Michael Phillips
HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

Experienced hospital administrator. FACHE certified. Previously with Southern California Hospital, Kindred, Cedars Sinai, Kaiser Permanente.

Lives the Blue Zones way. Animal rights advocate. Loves travel and cross cultural experiences.