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Our leadership team is poised at the leading-edge of employee wellness. Learn more about our leaders, our approach, and how to get connected with us here.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive OfficerWe were made for relationship. We were made to connect. Our “stay connected” culture, ironically, does not mean we stay connected with people. Technology is a great tool that helps us get connected, but it is people who we need to stay connected, to stay engaged, and to stay in the game.
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Clinical OfficerGrowing up in a poor community, I noticed the obvious despair experienced by many disadvantaged people. That led me to the clinical social work profession with its values of respect for the dignity and worth of all people and advocacy for social and economic justice. At Espyr, I’m a part of a force multiplier pursuing these objectives. That’s because Espyr touches so many lives in so many different and positive ways. Additionally, I’m grateful to be able to not only impact the lives of individuals and families, but also to help work organizations be more productive, safer, and healthier.
Director of Finance
Director of FinanceIn the 70’s my parents migrated from Uganda to England. The government of Uganda at that time expelled over 95% of Indians and confiscated their properties and possessions. Watching my parents start over, I quickly realized the importance of family and friends - everyone helping each other no matter the situation. Moving to the USA made me appreciate the importance of a solid network. Having a strong support system is not a sign of weakness: it's a sign of strength. The work we do impacts so many people and I am grateful to be a part of such a fantastic team.
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Growth OfficerMy career has always been in the healthcare industry. From helping identify familial predispositions to cancer leading to critical research and treatment that changed lives, to providing tools to better manage a patient’s journey and provide health services to the less fortunate, driving better patient outcomes has been the basis for most of my more than 20 year career. But never in mental health until 2019 when I joined Espyr.
Director of Marketing
Director of MarketingI always had a passion for health which led me to become a Fitness Trainer and Yoga Teacher in my free time. I have witnessed so many people struggle with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues throughout my life, and I had a very personal and tragic experience with a loved one. From then on, I was frustrated and angry that getting help was challenging and ineffective in many cases. For me, fitness, health, and therapy are the answer at any given time, but for others, it might be different. That’s why I joined Espyr, to combine my passion with health and marketing. We build awareness around the ‘stigma’ in the workplace and develop individualized solutions to support people’s health and wellbeing by breaking down the barriers for successful outcomes.
Director of Network Operations
Director of Network OperationsI knew fairly early in life that I wanted to pursue a career that allowed me to help people be their healthiest. I’ve been lucky enough to do just that throughout my career, both directly through personal training and group fitness instruction and indirectly through corporate wellness, account management, program oversight, and network operations at healthcare organizations. I’m excited to work with espyr and their fantastic network of mental and behavioral health professionals to serve our clients and members so they can show up as their healthiest selves.
Clinical DirectorMy need to aid those struggling began when an elementary schoolmate learned he was not being promoted to the next grade. He was confused and devastated. While our classmates were out playing, I couldn’t leave his side. He was in pain. Although I didn’t know how to comfort him, I wasn’t going to let him be in this sadness alone. This inclination to help those struggling continued to be a common theme in my choices. So, when it came time to decide on a career path, counseling was an easy choice. Helping people to work through their problems, handle stressful situations and feel better about themselves is part of my core. And while I chose this profession to help others, along the way, I’ve met the most incredible people with resilience and determination at levels I couldn’t fathom. I consider it an honor to continue to do the work I love with my team at Espyr.
Member Care Manager
Member Care ManagerI stumbled upon the social work profession as a teenager when my grandfather was in hospice. Even though my family's first language is not English, witnessing how the social worker was still a strong source of support and guidance in helping my family navigate this life-changing event in our lives, drew me to the profession. The social work profession has allowed me the privilege of aiding and collaborating with people when it is needed the most and celebrating in their successes. Espyr’s mission aligns with my fundamental beliefs as a social worker while continuing to explore a variety of ways I can influence change and sustain success.
Client Success Executive
Client Success ExecutiveMental healthcare is a necessity, not a luxury. From my early days at a volunteer crisis line, a hospice, and community health screening clinics, to my days in intercultural training and international EAP, most of my career has centered around getting people the help they need. I am grateful for the opportunity Espyr provides me to continue making it easier for people to live their best lives with reliable and high-quality mental health support.
Health Coaching Program Manager
Health Coaching Program ManagerI’ve dedicated much of my life to swimming competitively and being an athlete. It has made me appreciate the role a coach can play in someone’s life. This is what inspired me to pursue a career in coaching and to develop my motto, “I want it to matter that we met”. My passion is helping others create the lives they want through meaningful change. I believe this is achieved through connection, education, and intention. I’m excited to be part of the Espyr team and believe we are building a company that values people and their potential.
Elizabeth (Liz) Bonét
Clinical Director, On-Site Services
Elizabeth (Liz) Bonét
Clinical Director, On-Site ServicesHaving experienced a mental illness in my family, I wanted to pursue a career in the mental health field so I could do my best to help others. I learned about Employee Assistance Programs through my undergraduate Social Work Consortium. I was very impressed with the logic of helping employees and their families who would then turn out to be better employees to the managers who provided the service – a win-win for everyone! I knew I wanted to be a part of that world. Espyr has been my main place of work for over 25 years. The company has grown into a behavioral health company of which I am very proud to be a part! Helping all reach their potential is why I am at Espyr and what drives me.
Akira LeBlanc, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
Akira LeBlanc, SHRM-CP
Human Resources ManagerI have always dreamed of fulfilling a career as a Human Resources Professional in the healthcare field. Through hard work and dedication, I am now fulfilling my career goal with a steadfast devotion to emphasizing the “Human” in Human Resources. It is the human aspect that I value the most. I take great pride in my position, and I accept it as an honor to be a leader at ESPYR while positively contributing to its mental health sector.
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