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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.

Our story

Ginger was founded over 8 years ago, setting out on a journey to provide behavioral healthcare access for everyone. With coaches and clinicians located in all 50 states, services in over 18 countries, and over 1.8 million chat messages exchanged so far and counting, we are taking the steps towards making our mission a reality.

Ginger offers on-demand behavioral healthcare to people in need of emotional and mental health support. As a virtual behavioral healthcare system, Ginger utilizes proprietary AI and machine learning to deliver its members access to high-quality emotional and mental health support within seconds. The Ginger app, available on Android and iOS, provides members with instant access to live coach chat 24/7, 365 days a year. For members who need additional support, video therapy and psychiatry sessions can be easily and quickly scheduled through the app.

Through our partnerships with leading employers such as BuzzFeed, Sephora, and Pinterest, hundreds of thousands of people have access to Ginger’s coaching, therapy and psychiatry services. The World Economic Forum has identified Ginger’s AI technology as a Technology Pioneer, and our company was recognized as one of the top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare by Fast Company.

Meet the Executive Leadership Team

Kenneth Wetcher, MD
Regional Medical Director
Kenneth Wetcher, MD
Regional Medical Director
As a leader in our nationwide medical practice, Dr. Wetcher provides clinical oversight to ensure high quality care delivery and adherence to clinical protocols. Dr. Wetcher’’s primary focus is collaborative care and pioneered a collaborative psychiatric care model in outpatient psychiatry in the NASA area of Houston, TX. Developed a unique inpatient and outpatient psychotherapeutic treatment modality for men during the Vietnam war era and trained a number of facilities in this modality. Dr. Wetcher received his MD at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and did residency and internship at the Baylor College of Medicine and University of Maryland School of Medicine, respectively.
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Heather Muszynski
Head of Coaching
Heather Muszynski
Head of Coaching
Heather is highly experienced in the process of health behavior change. Heather loves helping others identify and refine their own unique health goals, that will enable them to lead more healthy, balanced lives. Since becoming a coach, she has supported countless individuals to take a mindful approach to leading more healthy, balanced lives.
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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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Justin Hunt, MD, MS
Head of Psychiatry
Justin Hunt, MD, MS
Head of Psychiatry
As a leader in our nationwide medical practice, Dr. Hunt provides clinical oversight to ensure high quality care delivery and adherence to clinical protocols. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Hunt takes a structured and evidence-based approach to medication management and psychotherapy. He has a Master of Science (MS) focused in Health and Health Care Research from University of Michigan and received his medical degree and general psychiatric training from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Hunt believes that psychiatry is the medical discipline that allows the most meaningful physician-patient interaction - and that telepsychiatry is a great way to do this.
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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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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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Meet the Board of Directors

Heather Muszynski
Head of Coaching
Heather Muszynski
Head of Coaching
Heather is highly experienced in the process of health behavior change. Heather loves helping others identify and refine their own unique health goals, that will enable them to lead more healthy, balanced lives. Since becoming a coach, she has supported countless individuals to take a mindful approach to leading more healthy, balanced lives.
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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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Justin Hunt, MD, MS
Head of Psychiatry
Justin Hunt, MD, MS
Head of Psychiatry
As a leader in our nationwide medical practice, Dr. Hunt provides clinical oversight to ensure high quality care delivery and adherence to clinical protocols. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Hunt takes a structured and evidence-based approach to medication management and psychotherapy. He has a Master of Science (MS) focused in Health and Health Care Research from University of Michigan and received his medical degree and general psychiatric training from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Dr. Hunt believes that psychiatry is the medical discipline that allows the most meaningful physician-patient interaction - and that telepsychiatry is a great way to do this.
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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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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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