About us

About us

Our team is on a mission to scale professional mental health peer support with tech to address the mental health crisis.

We expand the mental health workforce by hiring and training young adults with diverse backgrounds to become certified Peer Support Specialists. On peers.net, our telehealth platform, young adults and teenagers can book a 1 on 1 session with a peer supporter of their choice on demand.

We are building a future of flourishing minds for all: where everyone can be their best self and achieve their potential. Come join our team!

Our founding team has decades of tech, clinical and peer support experience and a passion for good mental health (our own and that of others). We are a fully distributed team, working from San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Boston, North Carolina and elsewhere!

Our founders

Obi Felten
Founder & CEO

Former product and marketing leader at Google, X, ecommerce startups.

Kim Newell Green MD FAAP
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer

Pediatrician and former Chief Innovation Officer at Kaiser Permanente.

Our team

Hannah Schilpp
Head of Operations
Erika Rowen
Head of People
Julia Tasiopoulos
Social Media Manager
Yu-Chi Kuo
Founding Engineer
Shreya Singhvi
Associate Product Manager
Allyson Linfoot
Head of Peer Support
Clare Stanfield
Peer Support Specialist
Cam Brand

Our advisors

We are working closely with a multi-disciplinary advisory board who have mental health, peer support, clinical, scientific, digital health and marketplace expertise.

John Bailey
Policy and philanthropy advisor
Kali Cyrus MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University

Psychiatrist, DEI strategist, health policy.

Kelly Davis
Associate VP of Peer & Youth Advocacy, Mental Health America

Expert in peer support, peer certification, youth and young adult leadership, college mental health.

Linsey Morrison
Former VP Policy & Platform Ops, Eventbrite

Product and privacy attorney, community policy.

Manpreet Singh MD MS
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford University

Mood disorder researcher, practicing adolescent psychiatrist.

Sam McLean MD MPH
Director of the UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery, The University of North Carolina

ER physician, trauma researcher, digital phenotyping expert.

We’re growing!

We’re on a mission to make mental health support accessible to all by empowering people to support each other. Help us bring mental health support to everyone who needs it.