Our Story

My name is Hannah Olson, and I have chronic Lyme disease. I was finally diagnosed with the disease my sophomore year of college, after months of misdiagnosis.

Many people know Lyme Disease is caused by tick bites, but most people are unaware of how aggressive the treatment is to combat it, and how hard it is to balance with a full time job.

I realized this first hand after I landed my first job out of college at a top-tier design agency. Like any new hire, I was working long hours and trying to establish myself in the company, but I had the added difficulty of having to be on an IV for 6 hours a day. Not to mention the 28 pills I had to remember to take. Ultimately, I got completely burnt out and had to prioritize my health over the work I was passionate about.

This was so defeating. But I learned I was not alone.

Over 133 million Americans suffer from a chronic illness and are put in a similar situation of sacrificing their dreams to accommodate their illness. Discovering the scale of this issue, I was resolved to come up with a solution. I was not going to let my disease dictate my potential.

And after landing my next job at a cutting-edge tech startup, Chronically Capable was born.

Chronically Capable is a platform that strives to connect the chronically ill with meaningful work and flexible employers, so that no one ever has to decide between their life’s passions and their health again.

You can upload your resume, and we’ll match you with jobs that fit your interests and skill level, so you can spend less time searching for jobs and more time focusing on your wellbeing.

Team

Hannah Olson

Founder & C.E.O.

Laila Al-Shihabi

Chief Marketing Officer

Arpit Parikh

Lead Engineer

Arpit builds great things!

Joe Nelson

Chief Operating Officer

Kazem Qazanfari

Chief Technology Officer

With a (soon to be) PhD in Artificial Intelligence, Kazem's thoughtful approach to data science provides the intellectual base for Chronically Capable's industry leading matching algorithm that provides chronically ill workers with the jobs that fit their skillset

Robin Kurosawa

Lead Developer

With experience in various information technology tools such as artificial intelligence, database management services (MongoDB, Redis, PostgreSQL), large scale data mining, and others, Robin provides the team with expertise in a variety of fields and fills the technological gaps that open as the mission moves forward.