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About Us

At Ginger, we’re creating a world where mental health is never an obstacle.

Our Mission

At the moment of need, we provide stigma-free access to high-quality coaches, clinicians and content. We’re coupling data science and virtual care to reinvent how the world gets mental health support.

The Ginger Story

When Ginger's COO Karan Singh was young, his mother would brew him ginger tea to remedy symptoms of sickness. Years later, shocked by a close friend’s struggle with depression, Karan started a company to provide data-driven resources for mental health challenges. One name seemed the natural fit — Ginger.

Ginger began its journey eight years ago to open behavioral health access for everyone. Today, we deliver the full breadth of care in all 50 states, coaching in over 19 countries, and have exchanged 1.8 million messages with members... and counting!

Executive Leadership Team

Russell Glass
CEO
Russell Glass
CEO
Russ is a serial technology entrepreneur and author, having founded or held senior positions at four venture-backed technology companies and authoring The Big Data-Driven Business. He sold his last company, Bizo, to LinkedIn where he ran the Marketing Solutions products group, driving more than 2x growth to over $800 million in revenue. As founder and CEO of Bizo, a B2B audience marketing and data platform, he built the company from its founding to 160 employees and over $50 million in revenue. He is on the board of Rock the Vote and is focused on using his experience with technology, data science, and narrative/branding tactics to develop novel strategies to increase engagement and turnout among young voters. He believes that great cultures make for great companies and loves his wife, three daughters, Duke basketball, golf, and just about anything in VR.
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Karan Singh
Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer
Karan Singh
Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer
Karan co-founded Ginger.io and currently leads its clinical operations and strategy. He has over 13 years of experience in healthcare from management consulting for biopharma to data analytics, having worked at leading health care firms including ZS Associates and Humedica. A leader in the digital health community, Karan is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, health innovation and new models of care. He has served as a scholar at the Aspen Institute, delivered keynotes at Public Health Institute (PHI) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and recognized as a rising star in Healthcare by LinkedIn's Next Wave. Karan holds his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan, attended the Harvard Medical School / MIT Health, Science & Technology (HST) program, and received his BA and BS in Economics and Business Administration from UC Berkeley.
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Christine Evans
Chief Marketing Officer
Christine Evans
Chief Marketing Officer
Christine leads the marketing and communications teams at Ginger. She has 16 years of experience in bringing new products to market for brands such as Fitbit, Macy's, and Ann Taylor. Prior to Ginger, Christine served as an executive at Fitbit leading marketing and communications for the Health Solutions division, and prior to that, led enterprise marketing at Castlight Health. Christine received her BS from Cornell University and MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a board member of the Health and Fitness Division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which owns and produces CES. As a wife and a mom of two kids, she's passionate about mentoring new working parents and is a vocal advocate for nursing moms' rights at work.
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Dana Udall, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dana Udall, PhD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Udall has over two decades of experience providing direct care to individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, intensive outpatient programs, private practice, and university counseling centers. Prior to Ginger, Dana was the Director of Clinical Specialty Services at the University of Colorado, where she oversaw the Alcohol and Other Drug, Behavioral Health, Eating Disorder Services, Transgender Care, and Assessment programs. She is a licensed Psychologist with a PhD from the University of Southern California and Pre- and Post-Doctoral training from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her extensive experience supervising multidisciplinary treatment teams, she has worked across settings to ensure clinical excellence, improve access to care and increase efficiency in service delivery models. Dr. Udall has also spent much of her career training others, including parents, educators, employee groups, and mental health professionals, and writing about a range of mental health topics for publications like Scripps Magazine, Eating Disorders Recovery Today, The Journal of Homosexuality and Psych Central, where she was a regular blogger. She’s also shared her expertise with news outlets like Self Magazine and Time.com. She was most recently the National Medical Director at Ginger before assuming the role of Chief Clinical Officer.
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Peter Bridges
Chief Commercial Officer
Peter Bridges
Chief Commercial Officer
Peter was the founder and managing partner of Peter Bridges Partners, where he worked intensively with leadership teams at several of the world’s leading digital health, information technology, healthcare, and professional services firms to help them scale their businesses to meet growing demand. Bridges’s previous clients ranged in size from pre-revenue startups to Fortune 10 companies. He has also held senior executive roles and practice leader positions with Hewitt Associates and Aon Corporation, now Aon Hewitt as well as Watson Wyatt, now Willis Towers Watson. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. Peter’s clients, colleagues, and partners benefit from working with an executive whose temperament, experience, and level of insight can help them know what to do even when he or she is in a situation in which they do not know what to do.
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Omar Dawood, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Omar Dawood, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Omar is a clinician and stage IV cancer survivor with over 25 years of senior management, medical research and clinical experience. Over the past two decades, he’s served in various senior executive and advisor roles in healthcare, medical device and technology companies, including Accuray, Kona Medical and Samsung. Omar holds a B.A. in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.P.H. with concentration in cancer epidemiology from Yale University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He did his residency training in surgery and radiology at the University of California San Francisco. Omar has been honored as a Howard Hughes and a National Cancer Institute Research Scholar and was named the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2010 Silicon Valley Man of the Year for leading fundraising efforts to support cancer research.
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Ainslie Mayberry
Chief Financial Officer
Ainslie Mayberry
Chief Financial Officer
Ainslie is the CEO of Virtual CFO, Inc., a consulting firm that provides strategic financial and investment consulting services to VC funded technology companies across a broad range of verticals, including digital media, big data, social media, personalization, SAAS, green tech, mobile health, networking, and semiconductor. She has over twenty years of financial experience including fundraising, growth capital, M & A, and multinational operations. Prior to founding Virtual CFO, Inc., Ainslie was a co-founder of Digital Pathways Inc., a network security provider, in Mountain View, California. While with Digital Pathways, she held many executive positions including Interim CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors. While in the IPO process, Digital Pathways was acquired by a public information security company. Ainslie earned a BS and MBA in Finance from San Jose State University. Fun fact: She is a transplanted Kiwi.
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Alex Boisvert
Chief Technology Officer
Alex Boisvert
Chief Technology Officer
Alex loves to build and tinker with stuff and fuels his passion by driving engineering initiatives across Ginger and thinking about a better, healthier future. He has over 20 years of industry experience delivering ground-breaking products and has lead world-class engineering teams at companies like LinkedIn, Bizo and Intalio. Alex holds a MASc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke and an MBA from Golden Gate University. Outside of work and when not hacking on open-source software, Alex can be found enjoying wine, BBQ'ing, hiking and camping with his family, and sometimes doing all these things at once.
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Puneet Thapliyal
Chief Information Security Officer
Puneet Thapliyal
Chief Information Security Officer
Puneet is the Chief Information Security Officer at Ginger where he heads up overall strategy and direction of product and IT security as well as member data privacy. He is a seasoned cyber security and networking executive with previous stints at Yahoo! and Oracle. Puneet is an active member of the OWASP, Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) where he actively contributes towards security emerging research topics such as the Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) and Cloud Standards activities. He has extensive experience with cloud security and has helped build one of the first Firewall As A Service (FAAS) offerings. He holds multiple technology patents including in the areas of Web App Security and Multicast Protocol Congestion Control. Puneet earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from HBTI, Kanpur and a masters degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer (RPI), NY.
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Board of Directors

Russell Glass
CEO
Russell Glass
CEO
Russ is a serial technology entrepreneur and author, having founded or held senior positions at four venture-backed technology companies and authoring The Big Data-Driven Business. He sold his last company, Bizo, to LinkedIn where he ran the Marketing Solutions products group, driving more than 2x growth to over $800 million in revenue. As founder and CEO of Bizo, a B2B audience marketing and data platform, he built the company from its founding to 160 employees and over $50 million in revenue. He is on the board of Rock the Vote and is focused on using his experience with technology, data science, and narrative/branding tactics to develop novel strategies to increase engagement and turnout among young voters. He believes that great cultures make for great companies and loves his wife, three daughters, Duke basketball, golf, and just about anything in VR.
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Molly Coye
Independent Board Member
Molly Coye
Independent Board Member
Molly Joel Coye, MD is the founder and former CEO of HealthTech, a non-profit organization that became the premier forecast of emerging technologies in healthcare. She’s also served as Chief Innovation Officer for UCLA Health, she is currently Executive in Residence at AVIA and served as a member of the board of directors of Aetna, Inc. During her medical education at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Coye became passionate about providing cost-effective strategies for underserved communities. She followed that inspiration to influence both public and private sectors, serving in key positions such as the Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey and Director of the California Department of Health Services, as well as holding leadership roles at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and PATH. As a member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Coye chaired the Committee on Access to Insurance for Children and was also a founding board member of The California Endowment, the largest private healthcare philanthropy in the state.
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Bruce Armstrong
Khosla Ventures
Bruce Armstrong
Khosla Ventures
Bruce is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on big data and enterprise technology companies leveraging his more than 25 years of experience developing, marketing, selling and investing in data warehousing and analytic technology applications. Since joining KV, he’s been involved with a number of portfolio companies including Parstream, Datera, MemSQL, Realm, Mesosphere, Panzura, Big Switch Networks, Vectra Networks and Cylance.
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Sam Brasch
Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Sam Brasch
Kaiser Permanente Ventures
Sam Brasch joined Kaiser Permanente Ventures as senior managing director. He has returned to lead the corporate venture fund’s activities after serving as a venture partner at New Leaf Venture Partners and as a senior advisor to Health Catalyst. Sam’s health care industry experience spans more than two decades. During his tenure at Kaiser Permanente Ventures from 2011 to 2014, Sam led the group’s investments in iRhythm Technologies, Health Catalyst, and Nordic Consulting, and other companies. Earlier in his career, Sam was a vice president with Frazier Healthcare Partners, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, and a senior manager with Medtronic’s U.S. and European offices.
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Ryan Phillips
WP Global Partners
Ryan Phillips
WP Global Partners
Mr. Phillips joined WP Global Partners in 2009. He is actively involved in sourcing and investment diligence for private equity funds, secondaries, co-investments and portfolio management. Before joining WP Global Partners, Mr. Phillips was head of product management and due diligence for Alternative Investment Products at Envestnet Asset Management. There he developed and was responsible for Envestnet’s investment policy as well as the implementation of the firm’s investment management and alternative investment research. The strategies included hedge funds-of-funds, private equity fund-of-funds, and socially responsible investing. Mr. Phillips earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado, and earned an M.B.A. at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He currently serves on the Legislative Board for the Illinois Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
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