Greenspace is a mental healthcare technology company that is based out of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Our mission is to improve patient treatment outcomes by translating key research conclusions into common practice. To accomplish this goal, we are assembling a team of technology entrepreneurs, healthcare experts and world-class advisors, with a shared vision of solving big problems to improve patient treatment outcomes in mental health.
Simon completed a business and law degree at Ivey Business School and Western University. Simon has previously worked in investment banking at Macquarie Capital, and more recently in corporate law at Stikeman Elliott LLP. Simon is a director and the chair of Building Up (a non-profit social enterprise) and co-founder of True North Sports Camps.
Jeremy completed a business and law degree at the Ivey Business School and Western University. Previously, Jeremy worked for several years as a corporate lawyer at Goodmans LLP, followed by a business and product development role at Aequitas Innovations. Jeremy co-founded True North Sports Camps.
Mike completed a computer engineering degree (B.Sc. Hons. 1st Class) at Queen’s University and has extensive experience as a full stack developer. Mike was previously the lead developer at 500px where he founded and led the development of the 500px Marketplace, and he has also co-founded and built several successful web and mobile companies, including Dirt and Tiny Tanks.
Sanah completed a health science and political science degree at Western University. Previously, Sanah has worked in pharmaceutical sales at Bayer and AstraZeneca, and more recently in medical and dermatology sales at L'Oreal. As the President of Free the Children at Western University, Sanah led a range of programs to help build schools for children in developing countries.
Diandra completed a Bachelor of Arts in socio-cultural anthropology at Western University. Previously, Diandra worked at Homewood Health where she supported counsellors, patients and employers nationally to ensure that patients received appropriate care. Diandra has experience supporting a range of programs, including EFAP and Stay at Work Services.
Katharine is a clinical leader with over 17 years of experience in mental health care in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Greenspace, Katharine practiced in-patient and out-patient care in the U.S. She oversaw the Learning and Development of Morneau Shepell’s Employee Support Solutions line of business, in addition to leading their South Western Ontario Clinical Services team. She is currently a member on the Board of Directors at Lumacare.
Warsan is an award-winning digital communications strategist. After completing her honours specialization in Philosophy from Western University, Warsan went on to pursue a master of professional communication from Ryerson University. While completing her masters, she worked as a digital media strategist for the Biomedical Zone, a medical technology startup incubator.
Micah is a website designer and interface developer with over 18 years of web experience, with a strong background in content management systems, databases, networking and multimedia production. Passionate about the relationship between form and function, he continues to focus on creating positive and engaging user experiences. Micah is also a visual artist, audio engineer, and musician.
Ryan is a passionate technology enthusiast with over 5 years of experience in a wide range of technical roles and responsibilities. Before joining Greenspace, Ryan was a developer at Freshgrade Education Inc, where he focused on improving parent, student and teacher communication. He is also a strong advocate for the startup weekend initiative and won an event as the lead developer of a social media application called Aptiv.
Delano is a technology industry veteran with 15 years of experience in software engineering, process management, and leadership. Prior to joining Greenspace, Delano was CTO at Two Hat Security and JBF Sports, where he led the product and development teams including the launch of Club Blackhawks. He is a 2011 alumnus of the Montreal-based accelerator Founder Fuel.
Dr. Moore completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology in the neuropsychology track at the University of Victoria. Dr. Moore is a psychologist at CAMH, with experience in the Gender Identity and the Complex Mental Illness – Schizophrenia programs. Dr. Moore has previous clinical experience at the University of Victoria psychology clinic, Victoria Child and Youth Mental Health Clinic and the Victoria Forensic Psychiatry Clinic.
Zarmeen completed a psychology degree (B.A. Hons.) at the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining Greenspace, Zarmeen worked at UWaterloo’s Cognition and Natural Behaviour Laboratory as a Research Assistant conducting experiments, coordinating studies and performing statistical analyses. Zarmeen also worked as a Canadian Mental Health Association’s distress centre volunteer helping clients access the necessary mental health services in their area.
Francesca is a computer science student at Thompson Rivers University. She has experience working as a tutor in the TRU Math Help Centre and as a supplementary learning leader for computer science. Previously, Francesca worked as a system administrator at BCLC. She is passionate about innovation and placed second as the team lead of an online shopping application at Startup Weekend.
Eve studies International Development & Globalization at the University of Ottawa. She has led campus-wide initiatives including mental health and opioid crisis awareness campaigns for which she achieved uOttawa's Creativity and Innovation award. Eve is a passionate student, yoga instructor, and violinist.
We are backed by advisors with significant experience across multiple sectors.
Mary is Chair of the Bell Let’s Talk mental health initiative, the largest-ever corporate initiative of its kind in Canada. Over the last 25 years, she has held a series of senior positions in the not-for-profit sector including as the inaugural President of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation.
Dr. Maxwell is the founding director of the Ryerson Biomedical Zone and is a physician and surgeon who has practiced in a wide range of clinical settings. Dr. Maxwell has experience in technology transfer and research commercialization at the University of Oxford and the National Health Service (UK), where she worked with inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs.
Dr. Roy is a bilingual rehabilitation neuropsychologist holding positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Inner City Family Health Team in Toronto, and as an Adjunct Professor at York University. Dr. Roy is also the President-Elect for the Ontario Psychological Association.
Dr. Andreae was the longest serving President of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW), and leader of a successful ten year campaign to secure statutory legislation recognizing social work as a profession. Dr. Andreae is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and has received numerous awards for his work in education, social work and neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Stergiopoulos is the Physician-in-Chief at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is also the Director of the Division of Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems and an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Previously, Dr. Stergiopoulos was the Psychiatrist-In-Chief at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Scott is a software engineering leader with experience building and managing software products and teams from small start-ups to large enterprises spanning healthcare, semiconductor and defence industries. Scott previously was a founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Med Access, which was acquired by Telus Health in 2014.
Mark is the President and CEO of Teachers Life. Mark was formerly the President and CEO of ScotiaLife Financial where he was responsible for the strategy and growth of all aspects of Scotiabank’s insurance business. Previously, he held executive management level positions at RBC and Canada Life, focusing on Insurance, Wealth Management and Human Resources.
Yishay is an entrepreneur, investor and start-up advisor and has been in the mobile technology space for over 18 years. Previously, Yishay was the co-founder Jumptap, Inc. (a widely recognized Mobile advertising network), that scaled revenues to $100m+ and was acquired in November 2013 by Millennial Media (NYSE: MM).
Dr. Van Wert is a physician entrepreneur and is a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Vynca, Inc., a Silicon Valley healthcare technology company. Dr. Van Wert is also a co-founder at AWAIR, Inc. and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Stanford University, where his academic focus is in technology assessment and in teaching biomedical innovation.