Sunday, August 25, 2019

about headversity

headversity is a training program that helps companies develop a more resilient workplace. Our team blends experience from industry-leading mental health professionals and performance psychologists, as well as learning, technology and marketing specialists to create a comprehensive resilience training program. We built headversity to help more people execute, take on challenges and stay mentally well.


the headversity team

Dr. Ryan Todd

Chief Executive Officer

Ryan is a medical psychiatrist at Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Canada. He has seen and treated thousands of individuals who have a mental illness as a result of trauma, medical or surgical illness. Dr. Todd believes mental wellness can be learned and practiced.

Dr. Karen MacNeill

Chief Product Officer

Karen is a performance psychologist working as a lead for the Canadian Olympic team. She has helped Olympic athletes win gold and hundreds of executives lead their companies to prosperity. Dr. MacNeill has shown how formally training the mind leads to success.

Dr. Jordan DeCoste

Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Jordan DeCoste is an educator, an entrepreneur and a technologist. His work in education has involved teaching, scholarship and founding eLearning companies. Jordan sees headversity as his greatest contribution to healthy learning and better living.

Kameron Erker

Chief Financial Officer

Kam is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a decade of experience in deal structuring, transaction support & strategic financial operations. He has worked in many financial capacities, from startups to supporting billion dollar transactions.

Rafael Miranda

Chief Technical Officer

Rafael has 18 years of experience in software development. Applying lean and agile methods, he founded and successfully exited a fintech company, helped launch dozens of startups through his agency and led many SaaS businesses through growth stages.

Steve Gramlich

Chief Marketing Officer

Data. Insights. Brand Development. Steven’s background in advertising includes working with some of the world’s most iconic brands: Red Bull, KAYAK, and SiriusXM. His expertise of connecting data with consumer insights to fuel brand growth is at the heart of headversity’s marketing strategy.

Jenny Liu

Director of Research & Measurement

Jenny is an award-winning PhD in Psychology. She conducts research in mental health, focusing on stress, adjustment and coping. She has published on her unique Multi-System Model of Resilience, and applies her expertise in modelling & measurement to headversity.

Azadeh Shirzadi

Instructional Designer

Azadeh has been teaching secondary biology students for 7 years. She has written Ontario curriculum, textbook chapters & led numerous government initiatives in secondary schools. She brings considerable experience in instructional design & creative resource development.

Rebecca Waroway

Account Support Specialist

Rebecca has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary. She has her hand in all departments at headversity, equally leveraging her experience in customer service and her subject familiarly to ensure client success. Rebecca is excited to continue building resilient workplaces.

Annelise Vogel

Social Media Coordinator

Annelise is an exceptional creative, who is currently studying Global Economics and Digital Arts. With her passion for design, she works alongside our team to create unique visuals and multimedia that ensures our audience gets accessible, engaging and beautiful content.

Yuri Markarov

Lead Videographer

Yuri holds a unique position as a photographer and video producer in healthcare. His job leads him to work with renowned physicians, researchers and scientists. His passion is to create stories with and about talented people and shine a spotlight where attention is due.

Lena Hee

Software Coordinator

Lena is a full stack web developer based in Toronto, Canada. She has a strong graphic design background and excels at bringing an easy, exciting & engaging experience to the end user. Her passion is transforming ideas into flawless UI/UX by fusing technology & visual communication.

Anna Vargo

Research & Content Coordinator

Anna is completing her final year of her B.Sc. Neuroscience at McGill University. Mental health is a passion of hers, which she hopes to pursue in medicine. Her background in the behavioural sciences infuses the research and creativity she contributes to headversity.