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Meet our team

A team of scientists, engineers, and clinical experts innovating parent and child mental health.

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Sam Gardner (she/her)

CEO & co-founder

Sam brings 10 years experience as a leader and operator in startup customer success. She’s an advocate for parents in the workplace, and moonlights as an amateur engineer. As a mom, she's seen her share of toddler meltdowns. Sam has a sweet 1-year-old, a hilarious 4-year-old, a supportive partner and very little free time.

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Mady Mantha (she/her)

CTO & co-founder

Mady is a machine learning expert with over 10 years experience as a GTM and product leader in startups and has executed AI strategies for Fortune 10 companies. She previously led a consumer app startup to a successful exit. Mady is a space enthusiast 🚀 and is always seeking the best noodles 🍜.

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Ben Quachtran (he/him)

Head of Engineering

Ben is an experienced machine learning and full stack engineer. He’s built interfaces for Fortune 500 companies like Disney and Mattel and has created embedded neural networks and NLU models. Proud Bruin, jazz enthusiast, super intense dumbbell dude. This bio was written by his boss, she may have described weightlifting wrong.


Our Clinical Advisory Board


Jane Simpson Gray is a psychologist and is both an Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Psychology, and the Director of Clinical Training, Counseling and School Psychology Doctoral Programs, at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Jane Simpson Gray, PhD (she/her)

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Marian Lewin is a NYC-based mental health clinician and DEI practitioner focused on intersectional wellness and inclusive care. 

Marian Lewin, MA, LMHC (she/her)


Melinda Gonzales-Backen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the role of cultural processes and context in child development.

Melinda Gonzalez-Backen, PhD (she/her)


Chloe Picot-Jacobs, LCSW (she/her)

Chloe is the Senior Director of Therapy Services at Austin Child Guidance Center and is a Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) certified child and family therapist with substantial experience providing clinical services in both school and outpatient settings. .  

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