Even Health was founded to help individuals regain balance during life’s emotional transitions.  We develop solutions designed for low cost, high access, and reduced social stigma as a means of helping individuals address contemporary drivers of mental illness head on.  
We are a team of healthcare and technology veterans that want to leverage our knowledge within the tech community to disrupt archaic systems and structures in the healthcare ecosystem.  We have built and scaled HealthIT platforms, developed provider networks, served as security and compliance leaders, and designed and launched health insurance products.  

Our Founders

David Black

Co-Founder and CEO

David has 16+ years of experience in healthcare delivery, employee benefits and managed care  supporting payer and provider organizations like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Independence Blue Cross across the country.  From scaling web-based technology platforms at the enterprise level to leading growth and client support teams, David is passionate about helping individuals find communities of support for the challenges we all face.

Heather Townsend

Co-Founder and COO

Heather has over a decade of technology and research experience, with a background in psychology.  From studying biobehavioral responses in a neuroscience lab to managing the development and operations of custom enterprise IT solutions, Heather is passionate about taking the mental out of mental health care and recognizing that our total health should always include how we process and handle life’s expected and unexpected challenges.

Clinical and Research Advisors

Joy A. Lauerer DNP APRN PMHCNS BC

Faculty, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • Lead Faculty Mental Health NP Program (MUSC)
  • APNA Faculty Member of Year

Michelle Mullany, LCSW

SVP, Behavioral Health, Mainline Health

  • SVP, Behavioral Health, Mainline Health, Inova
  • Retired Veteran (USMC)

Dr. Peter Duquette

Clinical Psychologist

  • BA, Psychology, Wake Forest University
  • PhD, School Psychology, University of North  Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Psychology Intern, Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric  Neuropsychology, Children’s National Medical  Center

Laura Barnes, PhD

Human Computer Interaction

  • Director, Sensing Systems for Health Lab  (focus: technology-enabled solutions for  improving health and well-being)
  • Award Recipient: National Institutes of  Health, National Institute of Aerospace, US  Army, and private foundations.

Chris Neale, PhD

Environmental Psychologist

  • BSc, Psychology – Leed’s University, England
  • MSc, Cognitive Neuroscience – University of York, England
  • PhD, Psychopharmacology – University of Technology, Australia
  • Expertise in environmental manipulations on health and wellbeing