About us.

Avvy is the first mobile digital platform
connecting Canadian healthcare providers with
patients looking to access healthcare services
in the comfort and safety of home.

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About us

Avvy is the first mobile digital platform connecting Canadian healthcare providers with patients looking to access healthcare services in the comfort and safety of their home.


Avvy collaborates with companies to provide easy and convenient healthcare services through its app. Patients can order services at their fingertips, and Avvy’s professionals can provide specimen collection, drug administration, vaccination and more. 

Avvy also supports other companies, by offering its services to film crews in the entertainment industry, contributing in employee benefits programs through the Avvy employer program, and partnering with specialty health technology companies like Syantra, to advance shared causes, such as providing blood test for breast cancer screening in Quebec.

Save time for your clients/patients by avoiding lines at busy facilities. Contact Avvy at partnerships@avvyapp.com to learn more about our partnerships.

Meet the team

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Oren Sebag
Chief Executive Officer
Oren has over 20 years of industry experience spanning clinical operations, project management, patient access and business development. He has held senior roles leading business development teams at inVentiv Health, Celerion, and AltaSciences in Early Clinical Development. He is passionate about revolutionizing and innovating our healthcare system, especially for at home services. A registered nurse, Oren has actively treated patients with Covid-19 and other health conditions since the pandemic began.
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Eddy Abi Abdallah
Design Lead/Marketing Coordinator
Eddy has a Master's Degree in graphic design from Notre Dame University, Lebanon, and has worked in branding, packaging, communication and advertising for over 14 years. In these roles, Eddy has touched a range of sectors, including jewelry, food and beverage, IT, corporate design, and educational management. A self-driven professional, Eddy supports our marketing and business development teams.
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Dr. Nathaniel Bouganim
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Nathaniel Bouganim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncology at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal, Quebec. He also serves currently as the director of the oncology clinical teaching unit, as well as the program director for the oncology subspecialty fellowship. Dr. Bouganim is a very active researcher with multiple investigator-led clinical trials, and is principal investigator on numerous clinical trials in both breast and head and neck cancers. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research. Previously, Dr Bouganim has served as a consultant in multiple start-up companies and was the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Clinical Care, an EHR company operating in Canada and the United States. Dr. Bouganim’s role at Avvy focuses on expanding Avvy’s services and providing patients with access to cutting edge, state of the art tests.
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Sarah Haji Jussab
Nurse Coordinator
Sarah is a clinician nurse with 10 years of experience in the field, and has worked as a bedside nurse in various hospital departments. She has also been a hospital team leader and a teaching nurse, responsible for helping new nurses come up to speed on the job. Sarah holds a Registered Nursing degree from the College Bois de Boulogne and a Bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing from the Université de Quebec en Outaouais. As Avvy’s nurse coordinator with the Operations team, Sarah handles everything from hiring and training new Avvy nurses, to making sure inventory is up to date, to verifying appointment details to ensure they align with provincial regulations.
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Allan Kiesler
Business Development Strategist
Allan has worked in business development strategy consulting for a variety of industries, including healthcare, electronics and engineering (EMC) software. He brings over 30 years of experience to his work with Avvy, with particular emphasis on helping startup companies to market their products worldwide. Allan graduated from McGill University before working on his Master's Degree in Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He has taught Introductory Psychology at both universities, and worked as an advisor for both the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba.
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Caroline Ouaknine
Corporate Account Coordinator
Caroline has over ten years of experience as a coordinator of healthcare services, with a focus on excellence and customer service. Since finishing her degree in Anatomy and Molecular Cell Biology at McGill, she has worked in different clinical settings, including one of the largest network of primary and specialty care clinics in Canada. In recent years, she has perfected a broad range of tailored skills for at-home healthcare services working for MDrsvp. Caroline leads the corporate arm of Avvy and works closely as the primary contact for all client logistical support services.
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Mauro Parissi 
Director of Finance
Mauro has over 25 years of experience, leading corporate finance teams, commercial and operating activities, as well as corporate and business development at the national and international level. As chief financial and operating officer for a publicly-listed NASDAQ corporation, he was responsible for the company’s financial functions, including corporate finance and investor relations. Transitioning to Operating Officer, he led and managed its strategic, operational, corporate and business activities.
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Dr. Ramy Saleh
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Ramy Saleh, MD, MSc, FRCPC is an internal medicine and medical oncology physician at the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal, Quebec. At the MUHC, he is also the current medical director of the Phase I Clinical Trial Unit. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Airmed Trials Inc, a Canadian company that focuses on improving efficiency in conducting clinical trials and was a consultant for multiple Canadian-based health tech companies, including Think Research and Sciteline. Dr. Saleh joins Avvy with more than 10 years’ experience in the health informatics field where his focus was on creating platforms to increase patient safety, reduce costs on the health care system, and lower the burden on health care professionals. His focus at Avvy is to expand the capabilities of the platform while ensuring full PIPEDA compliance.
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Mahdi Zaher
Licensed Practical Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Mahdi is a full-time nurse with Avvy Health, and a licensed nurse practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in the field. He has held nursing positions with major hospitals as both a pediatric and emergency room nurse. He has also worked as an emergency flight medic. Mahdi works with the Operations team to provide a seamless white-glove experience to Avvy clients.
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