Psych Hub Announces Key Additions to Executive Leadership Team to Support Growth

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To further its mission, Psych Hub welcomes tenured leaders in operations, marketing, sales, and client success.

Nashville, TN – February 7, 2023Psych Hub, the leading provider of mental health education, connection, and engagement solutions, announces the expansion of its executive team with the addition of four key leadership appointments. Barbara Kandemir has been named as the organization’s President, Allison Hart as Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Tournie as Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, and Amy Kavalec as Vice President of Client Success. These executives will be critical to Psych Hub’s success as the organization continues to evolve and expand how it supports the entire mental health ecosystem — the individuals seeking mental health support, the practitioners delivering it, and the organizations supporting them both.

”I am thrilled to welcome these talented and tenured leaders to our newly-expanded executive team,” said Marjorie Morrison, co-founder and CEO of Psych Hub. “Adding their expertise to our organization will enable us to adopt comprehensive and best-practice-focused strategies for growth as we work toward our vision of creating a world where everyone benefits from a personalized, preventive, and effective approach to mental health and streamlined access to care. Great things are ahead for Psych Hub.”

In her new role as Psych Hub’s President, Barbara Kandemir will work closely with the Board of Directors, CEO, and executive leadership team to set the organization’s strategic direction and operationalize corporate vision and objectives. Her extensive experience helping organizations build operational excellence will be essential to Psych Hub’s growth journey. Barbara has held senior financial and operational positions in several industries, including senior living, healthcare credentialing, talent analytics, and information management.

“It is incredibly fulfilling to join an organization with a mission to empower people to create a better approach to mental health for themselves and others,” said Kandemir. “I’m excited to guide Psych Hub’s operational evolution and maturity as we pursue our higher organizational purpose.”

Allison Hart, Psych Hub’s new Chief Marketing Officer, will lead the expansion and evolution of the organization’s marketing and communications function, focused on broadening awareness and engagement by optimizing marketing strategy, execution, and operations to support strategic company growth. Allison is an accomplished senior marketing executive who brings more than 20 years of experience supporting brands in the information technology, healthcare, and senior living industries to Psych Hub. She has established a reputation of success in a broad range of areas, including branding, demand generation, sales enablement, content marketing, and thought leadership.

“It’s an exciting time to join Psych Hub,” said Hart. “I’m delighted to lead the efforts to thoughtfully communicate and position the incredible value Psych Hub’s solutions offer to all stakeholders in the mental health ecosystem as the organization continues to grow.”

As Vice President of Sales and Sales Operations, Susan Tournie will leverage her experience to apply effective best practices and sales strategies that fuel growth, finding solutions that benefit both Psych Hub clients and the organization while ensuring all stakeholder interests are met with integrity. Susan brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and a unique understanding of various healthcare segments, including 20 years selling healthcare technology. Having built her career with a practical approach to problem-solving and leadership, she brings proven expertise in designing data-backed sales models and leading sales organizations with a focus on achievement and accountability to Psych Hub.

“Psych Hub is uniquely positioned to help solve challenges related to understanding and supporting mental health and effectively accessing care,” said Tournie. “I’m honored to be working with a growing roster of organizations to leverage solutions that empower them to better support their clients and employees.”

Psych Hub’s new Vice President of Client Success, Amy Kavalec, will spearhead the continued advancement of the organization’s client experience, leading efforts to build teams, implement processes, develop technologies, and drive operational and transformational excellence. Amy brings more than 25 years of client experience leadership to Psych Hub, including various roles in the healthcare, senior living, and higher education technology spaces. She is known for her creativity in finding solutions that best serve clients while leading with authenticity, flexibility, and an ability to work seamlessly across all functions and teams within an organization.

“I am energized by Psych Hub’s focus on improving the mental health journey with accessible solutions,” said Kavalec. “I’m committed to ensuring our clients receive the highest level of enablement and support as they strive to provide connections to evidence-based education, resources, and connections to care.” 

These four executives join Chief Content Officer Andrea Womack, Chief Technology Officer Steve Sanders, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration Nina Barwick, and Senior Vice President of Clinical Innovation Amy Pearlman on the Psych Hub executive leadership team. Click here to learn more about the team.


About Psych Hub

Psych Hub is on a mission to empower everyone to create a better approach to mental health for themselves and others. Co-founded by Marjorie Morrison and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Psych Hub is the leading provider of mental health education, connection, and engagement solutions. Psych Hub offers the only end-to-end platform that empowers the entire mental health ecosystem — the individuals seeking mental health support, the practitioners delivering it, and the organizations supporting them both — with evidence-based education, resources, and connection to specialized care.

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