Meet our team
Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Avea. He leads our team with an unwavering commitment to delivering cutting-edge tools to healthcare providers that strike the perfect balance of heuristics and optimal solutions.
Before founding Avea, Ben spent 15+ years in banking, system design, and consulting.
In his free time, Ben loves to hang out with his wife, explore Portland’s food scene, snap photos, and indulge in his passion for cool gadgets.
Josh van Eikeren
Josh's technology and business expertise are the driving force behind our fully integrated revenue cycle management solutions. A jack of all digital trades, he is a world-class software developer, user experience designer, and integration engineer.
Before joining Avea, Josh co-founded and sold IntelliChem and Blue Reference, two software firms that utilized informatics to disrupt knowledge management in the pharmaceutical industry.
He’s an automotive, basketball, technology, and cat enthusiast. When he’s not in front of a computer screen, Josh can be found in his garage or out shootin’ hoops with his daughter.
Dean Fitch, MS, LMFT
Director of Business Development
Dean shepherds the most precious aspect of Avea: our relationship with our clients and partners. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who brings decades of clinical experience to our team. A veteran of the behavioral health industry, Dean previously owned and operated an intensive outpatient treatment center, worked extensively in private practice, and served as the Clinical Director of a large residential treatment center in Texas. Dean understands the unique challenges that face institutional healthcare providers and truly loves connecting them with solutions to attain unprecedented success.
Dean is as affable a fellow as you’ll ever meet. Outside of work, he enjoys quality time with family and friends, reading the literary greats, and rocking out to Bruce Springsteen.
Senior Software Engineer and Product Manager
Dan was Avea’s first employee. He keeps our ship steered in the right direction by working closely with clients and our internal departments to continually innovate the functionality of the AveaOffice Platform.
Dan is a multi-instrumentalist musician. When he’s not in the office, he’s composing, producing, or droppin’ beats on his guitar, bass, banjo, ukelele, keys, drums, harmonica, hand percussion, drum machine, harp, and anything else with strings or keys.