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Claudia Zayfert, PhD

Co-Founder, CEO

“We can reach so many more people with the same effective methods that work in clinical practice.”
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About Claudia Zayfert

“We can reach so many more people with the same effective methods that work in clinical practice.” As CEO, Claudia focuses on executing our vision for a scalable platform with demonstrable value.

She is an entrepreneur and a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience in mental health treatment and research. As a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy, she is known for her commitment to enhancing delivery of treatments that work.

Prior to founding everMind, she was an Associate Professor at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and a Researcher at the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. She is author of several books and numerous journal articles relating to delivery of evidence-based treatments for mental health.

Claudia studied psychology at Colgate University, West Virginia University, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Dartmouth Medical School.

Vikas David

Technology

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About Vikas David

Vikas leads our technical solution design, user experience, and quality outcomes. A divergent thinker who loves solving problems, Vikas is passionate about using technology to achieve better outcomes.

He specializes in program management and partnership within the mental health segment. His skills range from technical software architecture to sales and marketing of digital health products. He is well versed in healthcare integration standards and datasets in both clinical and administrative areas.

Vikas was the product manager and technical and solution architect for the world’s most comprehensive mental health clinical electronic medical record (EMR). He also was involved in the design and development of clinical modules for Australia’s emergency mental health services.

He has consulted to governments and companies internationally for 16 years, spanning community, primary care, emergency, and inpatient settings.

Drew Hession-Kunz, MSF

Finance

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About Drew Hession-Kunz

Drew is a finance leader, entrepreneur, and business development driver for companies experiencing significant growth.

He has been a founder, co-founder, or early lead of 7 companies including in healthcare and software, raising venture capital for three. At Innov-X Systems, as CFO and later head of Business Development, he helped grow sales to $80 million, leading to a nine figure exit. He has been published in IEEE International Proceedings and NASA Tech Briefs, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe, among others.

He is currently Professor of the Practice at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, teaching Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, and Finance. Drew studied at finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and has a from BS University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Laurie B. Slone, PhD

Customer Success/Operations

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About Laurie Slone

Laurie focuses on product strategy, market development, and project management. A master of execution, she ensures that everMind tools engage users and get results for our customers.

Laurie specializes in using digital technologies to advance evidence-based health practices. She joined everMind after ten years at the National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veteran Affairs, where she led digital translation of educational products, directed the web site, social media, and email marketing campaigns. Laurie is recipient of the National Guard’s Vermont Commendation Medal for her work with the National Guard and authored the book After the War Zone: A Practical Guide for Troops and Their Families.

Laurie was on the faculty of Dartmouth College where she received her PhD in Psychology and she has a BS in Business Administration from SUNY Albany.

James A. Cartreine, PhD

Co-Founder, Product

“EverMind scales up treatments previously available only from specially-trained clinicians.”
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About Jim Cartreine

“EverMind scales up treatments previously available only from specially-trained clinicians.” Jim is the chief creative force behind everMind programs. He has been developing multimedia programs for mental health and training for nearly 20 years.

Jim is a clinical psychologist and an interactive media producer on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Jim is the developer of the Virtual Space Station, a system of interactive media programs to help astronauts manage the psychological challenges of long-duration space flight.

He attended Gustavus-Adolphus College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, NOVA University, and received his PhD from the University of Mississippi. Prior to Harvard he was on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School at the Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory.

Lisa Hession-Kunz, MBA

Marketing

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About Lisa Hession-Kunz

Lisa guides our market research strategy. Her expertise ranges from market research and sales enablement to product launch and marketing communications.

Lisa’s helps businesses gather insights to innovate and improve their processes, products and services. She has managed marketing, research and analysis projects to determine needs and drive solutions across a variety of businesses and industries, including healthcare.

Lisa received her MBA from Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley College and a BA in Psychology and German from Colgate University.

Anil Thapliyal MEd (Couns)

Strategic Advisor - International

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About Anil Thapliyal

Anil (MEd (Couns), BSc, MNZAC, JP) is committed to improving health and wellbeing through seamless integration of technology within healthcare systems.

As an expert in the digital mental health he advises government agencies across the globe. He led development of e-mental health strategy and policy for Mental Health Commissions of Canada and Australia.

Anil’s passion for e-Mental Health began with New Zealand’s National Depression Initiative. His expertise includes program design for high engagement and clinical implementation of e-mental health tools. Anil completed post-graduate qualifications in Mental Health and Counselling from the University of Auckland. He is Adjunct Professor and Head of e-Mental Health & Addictions at the Centre for eHealth, Auckland University of Technology and CEO of HealthTRx Limited, Auckland, NZ.