Team

We’re incredibly grateful to be based in San Francisco at the intersection of emerging new technologies, awe-inspiring nature, and a creative will allowing inspiration to spring. Our incredibly talented, empathetic, and passionate team of builders, problem-solvers, and community advocates are working on your behalf. Thank you to all our supporters, and please reach out, anytime. No concern is too small.

 
 
View from Bernal Heights Park, a local-area favorite hike for decompressing and enjoying the Bay Area’s 360 degree unobstructed views of the city.

View from Bernal Heights Park, a local-area favorite hike for decompressing and enjoying the Bay Area’s 360 degree unobstructed views of the city.

 
 

Our Mission and Values

Be generously loving to ourselves, to those we love, and those who need love. Forget expectations and live a life full of curiosity, embrace the unexpected, and forge a stronger path together. Create a life brimming with fulfillment and meaning not through social validation but genuine and real joy. Celebrate the spectrum of emotions we have and support each other in temporary times of doubt. After all, we are all human.

 
 
 
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Grace ChanG

Founder/CEO, Principal Software Engineer

Grace Chang, an artist and builder at heart, flawed and open-minded, generous and persistent, created this company to help all of us grow and flourish.

Grace Chang was previously in technical leadership roles at several Silicon Valley startups including a machine learning company specializing in signal processing for authentication. Grace was a past winner at TechCrunch Disrupt, RSA Innovation Sandbox, and SXSW.

 
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Rima Seiilova-Olson, MS

Machine Learning Scientist

Rima Seiilova-Olson believes that everyone deserves access to quality mental health care.

After spending a decade improving software for structured accounting data, experimentation in full-text search led to her falling in love with working on unstructured data. Training neural network models that bring structure into the world of Natural Language and Audio Signals is both challenging and a joy to advancing measurement for mental health.

 
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Rajeshree Dembla, MS

Product Management Director

Rajeshree Dembla, a fearless problem solver and enthusiast for helping people lead a fulfilling life, grew up in India where mental health still faces societal and cultural acceptance. Mental health should be available and an option for everyone.

Rajeshree Dembla has most recently contributed to core product at Autodesk and Facebook and enjoys mentoring Product Managers across the Bay Area.

 
 
 
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Mario Benitez-Lopez, MD, MS

Clinical Specialist

Dr. Mario Benitez-Lopez, having been exposed to the lack of mental health care resources available to most people, is passionate about making mental health care more accessible for all who seek it.

Mario has spent the past two years working in research and psychiatry, and he obtained an MS in clinical research and epidemiology at Stanford School of Medicine. Prior to that, Mario worked as a clinician and epidemiologist in the Mexican Institute of Social Security.

 
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Joelene Latief

product Manager intern

Joelene Latief, a student at UC Berkeley studying computer science and design, is a strong believer in the importance of caring for yourself from the inside out.

Joelene joined Kintsugi with the goal of making mental health wellness more approachable and accessible, especially for students where daily stress has unfortunately become the norm. Providing students a reliable resource for mental-health support and a tool for self-care is both meaningful and rewarding.

 
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Henry Gu

Machine Learning Intern

Henry Gu is a rising college student at USC, studying computer science and business administration, who is passionate about empathetic technology.

Henry has spent the previous several years conducting bioinformatics and machine learning research, as well as tinkering with app development on the side. He hopes to learn more at and contribute to the intersection of breakthrough technology and mental health.

 
 
 
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Marlene Grenon, MD, MBA

Advisor

Dr. Marlene Grenon is the Chief Medical Officer of Evry Health and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Grenon has been heavily involved in research and education, acting as lead investigator for several clinical trials funded by the NIH and NASA/NSBRI.

Dr. Grenon holds an MD from McGill University, a MMSc from Harvard Medical School, an MBA from Brown University and IE Business School. She completed her residency at McGill and fellowships in vascular surgery (University of British Columbia) and aerospace medicine research (Harvard/MIT).

 
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Girish Subramanyan, MD

Advisor

Dr. Subramanyan is heavily involved in mental health technology and has advised early stage mental health start-ups, including Spring Health, where he was most recently Chief Clinical Officer, and Kip Health. Dr. Subramanyan is also on the board of Hack Mental Health, the world’s largest mental-health focused hackathon.

Dr. Girish Subramanyan is an experienced psychiatrist and graduate of Harvard Medical School.