Team - futuresTHRIVE

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TEAM

What People Are Saying


The first-place winner of the Audience Award at the Hayvn Hatch female-centric pitch night in September 2019.
Hayvn Hatch  First Place Award
A company like Futures THRIVE can develop accessible and affordable technology-driven products that equip school teams with user-friendly universal screening tools which offer the 167,000 plus elementary, middle and high schools in the US an impactful solution to pediatric mental health.
The School Counselor’s Guide to Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) 
Pediatricians are well trained to help their patients when they are able to identify who needs help. An easily accessed, serially used, valid, inclusive, and trauma-informed screening tool would benefit families and primary care health care providers who seek to incorporate mental health screening in every visit. The data show that this is critical to improving the health and well-being of children. I am excited that fT’s proposed solution addresses these shortcomings.
Jamie Murray, MD, MPH 
By minimizing the amount of time needed for a doctor or nurse to administer the screening tool, it will help better leverage the time they are spending with patients and their families.  We need to assess children who need more mental health supports as early as possible so that needed treatment can begin sooner. The sooner the treatment, the quicker the recovery. 

futuresTHRIVE Leadership

Wendy Ward

Wendy Ward

Founder

A former advertising and sales executive with a psychology degree from Denison University, Wendy uses her deep communications expertise and her family’s own mental health struggle to fuel her passion for mainstreaming mental healthcare. Wendy is a 2018 YWCA Women of Distinction Awardee. She is certified in Mental Health First Aid ™ and a Kimochis facilitator™. 

Tracy Beeson

Tracy Beeson

Lead Technical Advisor, CTO

Tracy has spent her 20+ year career working with, coaching and leading Agile software teams. She has built and designed processes for the Agile quality assurance role. She has experience in Product and UI/UX design as well as Project Management on multi-million dollar projects. In her consulting career, Tracy played a significant role on projects that spanned many different industries; Healthcare, Automotive, and Finance, to name a few.  She has also worked in the Insurance industry on a project utilizing data science and machine learning.  

Tracy has experience designing data science tools such as natural language processing (NLP) and optical recognition for customer satisfaction, analyzing results designed and written by Menlo Innovations using complicated mathematical algorithms to find specific populations of cells, designing and delivering ML programs that identifies genetic information to match hair samples with 9/11 victim body parts, and the design of tools, addressing topics such as diabetes and obesity, including content and surveys. 

Tracy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont where she majored in Computer Science and earned her secondary teaching license in Math and Computer Science. She is currently earning her MBA at Eastern University in Michigan.

Our Advisory Boards

ADVISORY

Sandra Birch

Sandra Birch

LMSW, Peru, Vermont

Noelle Nevins

Noelle Nevins

NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Kate Knowles

Kate Knowles

Founder Yellowdog Promotions

Toby Trygg

Toby Trygg

Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy Health and Founding Member, Facebook Health Advisory Community

Susanne Navas

Susanne Navas

Addiction Recovery & Prevention Coach

 Christine Sullivan

Christine Sullivan

Business Advisor, CT Small Business Development Center

Rebecca S. Martorella

Rebecca S. Martorella

LMFT, Program Manager - IPV-FAIR at Family ReEntry

Hadley Stine

Hadley Stine

Intern

MEDICAL ADVISORY

Amanda Craig

Amanda Craig

Ph.D., L.M.F.T, Founder, Manhattan Marriage & Family Therapy

Patricia Gail Bray

Patricia Gail Bray

Ph.D., Founding Director, David and Helen Gurley Brown BridgeUp at Menninger Center at the Menninger Clinic

Douglas Noordsy, M.D.

Douglas Noordsy, M.D.

Clinical Professor & Director of Lifestyle Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Stanford University School of Medicine

Our Partners

ACS Ventures

ACS was established to address a need in the assessment community for design, evaluation, operational support, and quality assurance. These needs align with the founders’ core capabilities and allow them to apply their experiences and knowledge of assessment policy and practice in the education, credentialing, and workforce sectors. The ACS team is committed to providing practical solutions that help organizations ensure the validity, reliability, and fairness of their assessment programs. Andrew Wiley, Ph.D., and Susan Becker-Davis, Ph.D. bring their expertise and passion to futuresTHRIVE for the design of a new mental health assessment and are a valued part of the team.

Agrin Health

Agrin health is a team of healthcare and technology experts who want to make it easier for people to work with their Care Team to support the health and wellness of their family. Founder Karen Thomas brings her extensive knowledge in healthcare and passion for mental health to futuresTHRIVE prototype design and development.

Tom Richner

Expert storyboard artist, animation layout and layout artist Tom has,13 years teaching animation at the Columbus College of Art & Design and currently designs for the Simpson’s. An invaluable partnership, Tom’s experience rounds out our best-in-class team for game design and a revolutionary mental health assessment platform.