9:00 - 9:40 amSunday, September 7
LK 120
Emerging technologies in mental health
LK 120
Emerging technologies in mental health
Managing Director, Rock Health
CEO, ThriveOn
Chief Medical Officer, AbilTo
CEO, Breakthrough
Our panel will hear first hand from four CEO's who are building companies in four different market segments and platforms that make mental health care more affordable and accessible through the use of... Read more

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Our panel will hear first hand from four CEO's who are building companies in four different market segments and platforms that make mental health care more affordable and accessible through the use of technology. 

Our Moderator Malay Gandhi will bring his experience having looked at hundreds of applicants to the Rock Health program, and having numerous conversations within the health care field to ask question surrounding the viability of company programs (efficacy) and business model be it primarily to  provider, employer or direct to consumer (efficiency).

Malay Gandhi serves as Rock Health’s Managing Director, leading the organization and working closely with portfolio companies. He joined Rock Health in 2012 after eight years with Deloitte Consulting’s healthcare practice. Malay earned a Masters in Health Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS from West Virginia University. His work in digital health has been cited in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, CNBC, USA Today, Inc. and KQED.

Alejandro Foung is co-founder and CEO of ThriveOn, an online and personalized service that allows anyone to strengthen their mental health with the care and support of a licensed professional.  Using a $4M grant won in August 2013 from NIH, with their academic partners Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford, ThriveOn is now currently deployed at over 35 universities across the country.  Having just launched their service to the public at large, ThriveOn is on a mission to expand access to high-quality, evidence-based mental health care at an affordable price. Prior to starting ThriveOn, Alejandro was an early employee at consumer technology companies like eBay, NexTag, Trulia, and Huddler.  Alejandro has a B.A. in Psychology from Stanford University.

Dr. Reena Pande, in addition to her work at AbilTo, is an Associate Physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pande earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Harvard University, followed by her MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship, residency training and fellowship in cardiovascular disease and vascular medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Mark Goldenson has over a decade of experience in psychology and internet technology. Mark conducted research for four years in the Stanford Department of Psychology, counseled teens for two years on a crisis hotline, and mentored teens in entrepreneurship with Build.org.

Mark was previously a Product Manager at PayPal and founder of the Stanford Squash Team. He completed coursework for a degree in Human Biology and a minor in Symbolic Systems from Stanford.

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