We are transforming behavioral health from start to finish

Our mission is to transform behavioral health care through technology with a human touch.

Mental health is the defining problem of our time

In the United States 50 million people suffer from mental health issues every year. The biggest hurdle isn’t treatment—it’s access. Lyra’s co-founder and CEO, David Ebersman, left his job as Facebook’s Chief Financial Officer in 2014 to tackle the problem by making it easier to find and get treatment and using technology to make it smarter, more personalized, and effective.

Since then, more than 40 leading companies have partnered to offer Lyra’s mental health benefits to their employees, including Facebook, Pinterest and Starbucks, giving more than a million people access to life-changing care.

Our history

Since our founding in 2015, we’ve achieved many accomplishments together as a team. Here are a few of our proudest moments.

Our leadership team

Our technologists, mental health experts, and business leaders driving the strategy behind Lyra.

David Ebersman
Co-founder & CEO

Former CFO of Facebook, Genentech, on the board of SurveyMonkey and Castlight

Connie Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Former Co-founder/Chief Medical Officer at Vida Health, board certified Internal Medicine Physician, on the board of UCSF

Jenny Gonsalves
VP Engineering

Former VP of Engineering at SugarCRM, CS from University of Toronto

Elaine Yang
VP Operations

Extensive finance and operations experience, led teams at Genentech and Facebook

We work with innovative companies that care about their employees