What’s in the name?

While building the first version of our product, co-founder Joseph Flesh interviewed 100 social workers and case managers to understand how they were connecting people with the services they needed: everything from food pantries to substance abuse treatment, from housing to park district programs.

Most social workers pointed at a three-ring binder, full of paper, sitting on their desk. That was how they kept track of all the services available to their clients.

One binder in particular stood out. It was completely disorganized, coffee-stained, and overstuffed with paper. And it was purple. Joseph realized that this purple binder was what his then-nascent organization was going to replace.

Since then, Purple Binder has grown to cover millions of lives. Our technology is used by social workers, case managers, and providers in health plans, clinics and hospitals, and community agencies.

Inside Purple Binder's application.
Meet Our Partners

Our Partners Address the Social Determinants of Health

Purple Binder is privileged to work with forward-thinking health plans, hospitals and clinics, governments, and community agencies.
Meet Our Partners

Our diverse team has come together to bridge the gap between healthcare and social services.

Charna Albert
Charna AlbertResearch & Support Lead
Joseph Flesh
Joseph FleshCEO, Founder
Declan Frye
Declan FryeDirector, Founder
Shelley Milosevich Johnson
Shelley Milosevich JohnsonExecutive Director
Meagan Hubbard
Meagan HubbardResearch & Support
Kevin Langson
Kevin LangsonResearch & Support
Joseph Mastey
Joseph MasteyCTO
Eissa Purnell
Eissa PurnellResearch & Support
Merrie Star
Merrie StarResearch & Support
Teresa Tran
Teresa TranOutreach Manager