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.

Lyra Health Company Timeline
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Our leadership team

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

David Ebersman
Co-founder & CEO

David founded Lyra to transform behavioral health and remove the barriers that prevent more people from getting the care they need. Prior to joining Lyra he was the Chief Financial Officer at Genentech and Facebook. He also serves on the board of SurveyMonkey and Castlight Health. He holds an AB in Economics and International Relations from Brown University.

Connie Chen, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Connie leads product, clinical operations, and research at Lyra. Prior to joining Lyra, she was the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer at Vida Health. She is a board certified internal medicine physician. After graduating from the UCSF School of Medicine, she completed her residency at Stanford and has an AB in economics from Harvard College.

Jenny Gonsalves
Chief Technology Officer

Jenny excels at using technology to build highly scalable and innovative products with delightful user experiences. Along with technology, Jenny’s passion lies in growing people and teams to tackle challenges with creative solutions. Prior to Lyra, Jenny spent over 16 years as an engineer and a leader building large-scale CRM platforms. She holds a CS degree from University of Toronto.

Elaine Yang
Chief Revenue Officer

Elaine brings extensive experience in scaling the business operations of companies that had significant growth. Prior to Lyra she built and managed finance and audit teams at Genentech before joining Facebook where she established the internal audit function that was tasked with assessing risk as it transitioned to a public company. She holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Redlands.

Hubert Lin
VP Finance

Hubert specializes in finance and business operations for high growth companies. Previously, he spent 16 years as a public and private markets investor after starting his career in investment banking. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Harvard College, where he earned an AB in Economics.

Our board of directors

Kerry Chandler
Chief Human Resources Officer at Endeavor

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Somesh Dash
General Partner at IVP

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David Ebersman

David Ebersman
Co-founder & CEO at Lyra Health

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Danielle C Gray

Danielle C. Gray
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at
Blue Cross NC

Bob Kocher
Partner at Venrock

Bryan Roberts
Partner at Venrock

James Slavet
Partner at Greylock

We partner with companies focussed on employee wellbeing