Empowering People to Get Better and Stay Better
At AbleTo, we’re solving the biggest problems in behavioral health: ensuring access to care and upholding impeccable quality.
Our Founder’s Story
Born out of Necessity
"I was 37 when I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. I was staggered, but also grateful. Finally, I could put a name to the "demon" that had been haunting me all these years.
I was able to benefit from medication, but I knew that it wasn’t enough. I had learned that behavioral change therapy could help me to overcome some of the challenges, but finding a quality solution proved difficult.
The experience led me to ask a simple question: how can we make it easy for anyone in need of effective, cost-efficient treatment to find and use it regardless of location?
AbleTo was founded to answer that question, and in doing so make people happier, healthier, and more productive."
“Everyone at AbleTo – from our therapists to our outreach specialists and senior team – share a common purpose: to make reliable, quality behavior change therapy available to the right people at just the right time.”
A Look Back at Our Milestones
Our Mission: Empower People to Get Better and Stay Better
Driven by a collaborative spirit and shared mission, our team develops and delivers industry-differentiated products and services that provide personal support and inspire life-changing results.
Trip is an accomplished leader with deep experience developing high-growth healthcare companies. Trip previously served as President of Accordant Health, a CVS/specialty company, and held senior leadership roles at OptumHealth and Health Dialog. He holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from Yale University’s School of Management.
Steve is an experienced operating executive with more than 20 years of managing operations delivery, operations transformation, corporate strategy, and more in rapid growth companies. Most recently, Steve served as SVP, Claims & Support Operations at Beacon Health Options.
Reena leads AbleTo’s data analytics and outcomes research and is a passionate voice for mental health parity. She is a cardiologist and trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Pete leads AbleTo's product strategy and development. Previously, he was the co-founder and CEO of Joyable, a leading digital behavioral health company. Before Joyable, Pete invested in and advised health tech companies. Pete graduated from Columbia with a bachelors in Mathematics and earned his MBA from Stanford.
Gautam is responsible for Technology at AbleTo, including Product and Platform Engineering, Architecture, Technical Operations and Security. With experience in building, operating and growing world-class systems and teams, Gautam is passionate about scaling SaaS platforms and thriving teams around them. Previously, he held leadership positions at leading consumer, education, and advertising companies including 2U, AppNexus, Kaplan Test Prep, NBC and TheStreet.com.
Frank brings a passionate and experienced leadership focus to the financial and accounting team. Combining financial discipline with an operational focus, Frank leads teams through rapid growth stages. Before joining AbleTo, he was CFO of Connotate, Inc. and CAO of both Reval.com and Centennial Communications.
Renee is an experienced finance and operations executive with a passion for leading operational transformation in a high growth health care environment. Renee joined AbleTo in 2015, after 14 years in corporate finance and operations leadership roles with Eli Lilly. Renee holds a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Stephanie leads People and Culture for AbleTo, applying her expertise in culture and change management to guide the successful expansion of our rapidly growing organization. Prior to her role at AbleTo, Stephanie held senior leadership positions at CVS Health, including most recently leading human capital for the MinuteClinic business.
Yael is a solution-oriented leader dedicated to improving mental health at scale. Before becoming Chief of Staff, she held leadership roles in Enterprise Growth and Operations. Prior to AbleTo, Yael worked in turnaround management and consulting at Alvarez and Marsal. Yael holds a BA from Duke University and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
Jon is a passionate business leader with an innate ability to approach complex healthcare topics with authenticity and integrity. Prior to joining AbleTo, Jon held leadership positions at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, where he led the development and execution of enterprise-wide strategies.
Maria is passionate about translating data into actionable information to deliver leading-edge solutions for payers. Maria has a Master of Arts in Psychology, focusing on research methodology and statistics, from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brandeis University.
Allison is an experienced clinician leader focused on scaling AbleTo's professional staff and services to support the rapid growth and diversifying needs of our patients. Prior to AbleTo, Allison held leadership positions at Beacon Health and Magellan Health. Allison holds her Master's in Social Work from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology from Montclair State University.
Michelle leads AbleTo’s marketing and communications strategy, with a focus on designing personalized experiences that drive loyalty and high ROI. Michelle has decades of marketing experience, including leadership and general management roles with UnitedHealthcare and General Mills. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and an MBA from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.
Alex leads the Legal Department for AbleTo. Alex is an attorney that places a high premium on practical and compliant solutions to legal issues. Prior to his role at AbleTo, Alex held various legal and compliance leadership roles at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.
Sonya is a dynamic leader, dedicated to advancing organizational success through building a strong foundation of compliance and integrity. She leverages her experience in corporate compliance, internal audit, government programs and operations to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and policies. Prior to joining AbleTo, she led teams at various health plans, including Healthfirst NY and Horizon BCBSNJ.
With over 20 years of experience, Katherine fosters innovation at AbleTo in providing sound and strategic legal advice and counsel on complex commercial transactions, corporate matters, operations issues, regulatory compliance and privacy. An accomplished litigator, Katherine brings a unique perspective to her role based on her years of wide-ranging client-driven service. Prior to AbleTo, Katherine helped build the legal department at Doctor On Demand pioneering telehealth's evolving legal landscape, and held legal and privacy roles within a number of Fortune 500 companies including Coventry Health Care, Inc. and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. after transitioning in-house from private practice. Katherine is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and holds a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Our Business Advisors
For the past 30+ years, Rick has worked across the breadth of health care services as a Consultant, Executive, and Investor. He was a Partner and Senior Partner at McKinsey serving clients on a broad range of topics, including strategy, business performance, organization, and growth. He was the Chief Marketing Officer and ran the Managed Care Operations for Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and was a venture capitalist investing in healthcare service companies. Rick currently works with a number of entrepreneurial healthcare companies and not-for-profit organizations serving as an advisor and / or board member.
As senior advisor and consultant to non-profits, private corporations, and publicly traded companies, Dr. Singh provides expertise on healthcare issues with broad impact, including the adoption of novel therapies, value-based reimbursement, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and the clinical application of genomic sequencing. Previously, Dr. Singh was Corporate Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health Specialty, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Product at Proventys, (acquired by McKesson Corporation), Chief Medical Officer at D2Hawkeye (now Verisk Health) and was a consultant at McKinsey and Company. Dr. Singh is licensed and board certified in internal medicine and is an Adjunct Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Terry is global managing partner of Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice group. She has spent her career focused on developing transformational strategies for healthcare companies in the payer, provider, life sciences, and services and technology spaces. Terry’s expertise includes devising growth strategies, improving the cost and quality of healthcare services, driving consumer engagement, and establishing partnerships across the healthcare sector. Terry has a passion for innovation and extensive experience working to bring new capabilities in telehealth, behavioral health, and overall wellbeing to scale.
Our Clinical Advisors
Dr. Carmela Alcantara, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of Social Work, Director of the Sleep, Mind, and Health Research Program at Columbia University and a licensed clinical psychologist with postdoctoral training in public health and behavioral medicine. Her research examines the ecological relationship between sleep, self-regulation, and health behaviors in Latina/o adults. Dr. Alcantara also provides expert consultation in the transcreation of CBT for the Latina.
Lanny Berman an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Berman was formerly the Executive Director of the American Association of Suicidology and is currently a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Berman is also a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Berman also provides expert consultation on suicide risk assessment and intervention.
Dr. Robert DeRubeis is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at University of Pennsylvania. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles and book chapters on topics that center on the treatment of depression. He has received career awards for his research contributions from the Society for Psychotherapy Research and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. DeRubeis also provides expert consultation in treatment selection for depression.
Dr. Tomer Levin, M.D. is a double board certified psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and Associate Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Levin is an expert in psycho-pharmacology and a researcher in the field of doctor-patient communication. He was previously the Director of Collaborative and Integrative Care at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Levin provides expert consultation on clinical practice guidelines and psychopharmacology decision support for complex populations.
Dr. Lisa M. McTeague, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and an assistant professor in the Brain Stimulation Laboratory of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina where she is working to develop neurocircuit-informed treatment adjuncts for cognitive-behavioral approaches for PTSD, targeting deficits demonstrated in experimental affective neuroscience. Dr. McTeague also provides expert consultation on clinical screeners and measuring adherence for innovative digital treatment programs.
Aimee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience helping individuals overcome barriers to life aspirations. As one of the founders of AbleTo, Aimee has extensive experience in the development of high-quality technology-enabled behavioral health care solutions. Over the last decade, she led clinical strategy and programs for AbleTo, establishing new standards for high-quality in virtual behavioral health care.
Dr. Kathleen M. Pike, Ph.D. is Director of the Columbia University WHO Collaborating Centre in Global Mental Health and Deputy Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship Program at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also Supervising Psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program at NYSPI. Dr. Pike offers valuable experience and expertise on evidence-based protocols and therapist training, adoption and competence in evidence-based care delivery.
Dr. Harold Pincus, M.D. is Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and Co-Director of Columbia's Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Dr. Pincus is an international expert on quality measurement and the integration of behavioral health and primary care.