Our Story

“Our family is a proud and motivated group of individuals who truly understand and care about the people we support. All of us have been or currently are patients, survivors, caregivers, and supporters. I’m so proud of our company’s culture and the diverse set of backgrounds that have come together under an common mission: to help those in need. Now more than ever, we recognize that there is nothing more important than family and community. Families First!”

- Jaden Risner, Co-Founder & CEO


Jaden Risner

Co-Founder & CEO

Jaden is a graduate of the Naval Academy, UCSD MBA, and Naval Aviator for over 12 years. Under his leadership, he helped hospitalized Navy Sailors expand their support networks while away from their families. The vision for Family Proud® was strengthened after his own mother suffered a heart attack, and he faced the struggle of providing long-distance care.

Clay Treska

Co-Founder & CSO

Clay is a two-time cancer survivor, driven patient advocate and healthcare executive. With a focus in clinical oncology, business and financial planning, he is also a proud veteran of the Marine Corps, Ironman, and UCSD MBA. Clay is passionate about sharing his patient journey in hopes of helping and inspiring others.


Dom Alvarran


Lauren Kelley

Family Liaison Director & Marketing

Leeland Clenista

Software Engineering Manager


Our Partners

Google for Startups is a startup program launched by Google in 2011. It consists of over 50 co-working spaces and accelerators in 125 countries, and provides hands-on lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Family Proud® is a portfolio company of Nex Cubed. Nex Cubed has established itself as a leader in Digital Health, becoming one of the most active Digital Health Investors in the U.S., and recognized as a top 10 Digital Health Accelerator in the world.

Pledge 1% is a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and/or equity to ANY charity of their choosing. Family Proud® is honored to be a Pledge 1% community to help those around us grow.

Family Proud® is a partner with the Scale Health community. Connecting health innovators worldwide Scale Health is home to healthcare and life science startups looking for the resources to grow, succeed, and reinvest in their communities.

Family Proud® is honored to be a service-disabled veteran and minority owned small business.

"Freedom Makers Virtual Services connects business owners and entrepreneurs with vetted, capable military spouse virtual assistants who are dedicated to providing clients excellent, customized support.  Freedom Makers are professionals with wide-ranging skillsets who can add value to every area of business without costing the overhead of a traditional employee."

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