Headspace Health adds Myrna Soto and Julia Cheek to its Board of Directors

– USA, CA –  Headspace Health, a global leader in mental health and wellbeing, today announced the appointments Myrna Soto and Julia Cheek to its Board of Directors, concurrent with the close of the recently announced merger between Headspace and Ginger.

“We are in continuous pursuit of the diversity of background, entrepreneurial energy, and operational experience needed to transform how mental healthcare is delivered for all populations,” commented CEO, Russell Glass. “As top thought leaders and practitioners in their respective fields, Myrna and Julia bring mission-critical technology, security and healthcare expertise that Headspace Health needs as we address one of the defining global issues of our time.”

Headspace Health brings together Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, and Ginger, a leader in on-demand mental healthcare. The combined entity offers the world’s most accessible and comprehensive digital mental health and wellbeing platform.

Myrna Soto and Julia Cheek join several current Headspace and Ginger board members to create the Headspace Health Board of Directors:

  • Russell Glass, CEO of Headspace Health
  • Andy Puddicombe, co-founder of Headspace
  • Richard Pierson, co-founder of Headspace
  • Molly Coye, Executive-in-Residence at AVIA and independent board member
  • Ben Spero, Partner at Spectrum Equity
  • David ibnAle, Managing Partner at Advance Venture Partners
  • Ram Jagannath, Senior Managing Director at Blackstone

The new nine-member board reflects Headspace Health’s continued commitment to company leadership and governance that represents the diversity of the members it serves.

About Myrna Soto

Myrna Soto is a 30-year veteran of the IT and cybersecurity industry. She joined Ginger’s Advisory Board in early 2021, and previously held executive and senior leadership positions at global companies such as Comcast, MGM Resorts International, American Express, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line. She is the founder and CEO of Apogee Executive Advisors and was most recently Chief Strategy and Trust Officer for Forcepoint, a global cybersecurity technology company. In addition, Soto currently serves on the boards of CMS Energy/Consumers Energy, Spirit Airlines, TriNet, Popular Inc., and cybersecurity company ThycoticCentrify. Her work has garnered her a myriad of accolades, including SC Magazine’s Top 10 Power Players for Women in Security, CNET’s Top 20 Most Influential Technology Latinos, and ALPFA’s 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business.

“Headspace Health is on its way to becoming an iconic, global brand that is delivering mental health and wellness support to millions around the world,” said Myrna Soto. “I’m thrilled to join the Board of Directors and lend my technology and cybersecurity expertise as Headspace Health continues to scale its comprehensive digital mental health and wellbeing platform.”

About Julia Cheek

Julia Cheek is the CEO and Founder of Everly Health, the virtual diagnostics-driven care company at the forefront of the virtual diagnostics-driven care industry. Cheek founded Everlywell, a subsidiary of Everly Health, in 2015 to provide consumers access to at-home lab tests that include insightful, easy-to-understand results. Cheek’s work in healthcare has been recognized by Entrepreneur and Inc. Magazine and she was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in Healthcare for her work to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, Forbes Magazine named Julia one of 10 Women to Watch in 2021 alongside some of the world’s foremost scientists and political leaders. Cheek serves on the Digital Health Advisory Board for biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the President’s Innovation Board at The University of Texas at Austin.

“It’s an honor to join the new Headspace Health Board of Directors at this critical moment in time when millions around the world are in desperate need of accessible, high-quality mental healthcare,” said Julia Cheek. “Headspace Health is well-positioned to immediately address the supply/demand challenge both with technology and innovative alternatives to traditional therapy — like behavior health coaching and engaging content — at a scale that hasn’t existed in the market until now.”

About Headspace Health

Headspace Health is the world’s leading provider of mental health and wellbeing solutions. Through our flagship Headspace brand, we’ve touched the lives of over 100 million people in 190 countries through mindfulness tools for managing stress, sleep, and focus. Our enterprise brands, Headspace for Work and Ginger, are distributed through over 2,700 enterprises, including Starbucks, Adobe, Delta Air Lines, and ViacomCBS; and through health plans such as Cigna. Our members and enterprise partners’ employees have access to mindfulness and meditation tools, CBT, coaching, therapy, and psychiatry, ultimately helping them to be healthier and more productive.

For more information : https://www.headspace.com/

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