Our Story

I started Zencare after my experience looking for a therapist. I wanted to speak with a someone about my quarter-life crisis and had to spend days searching for the right person. Existing directories weren't helpful in filtering my options and I still didn't have a therapist after a few weeks. Zencare is my hope to simplify that process for you. It takes courage to seek support, and finding a therapist can be hassle-free and life changing. I hope you find Zencare helpful!

Yuri Tomikawa, CEO & Founder

 

Our Team

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Yuri Tomikawa

Yuri Tomikawa
Founder, CEO

Yuri is the Founder & CEO of Zencare. She was selected MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators for her work in improving patient access to mental healthcare and has appeared as a keynote speaker on entrepreneurship, mental health, and female empowerment. Yuri is an alum of Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude, and was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company prior to starting Zencare.

Maggie Jordan

Maggie Jordan
VP of Therapist Success

Maggie is Zencare's Therapist Success Manager. She helps identify outstanding therapists and manages business operations and development. Maggie is committed to increasing access to care by streamlining the therapist search process, and particularly enjoys connecting LGBTQ+ folks with culturally competent therapists. She is a graduate of Brown University where she competed as a varsity swimmer.

 
Molli Carlson

Molli Carlson
Content Marketing Strategist

Molli is Zencare's Content Marketing Strategist. Her longtime passion for inner well-being has found a happy home in Zencare, where she utilizes her editorial background to bust mental health stigmas and increase access to therapy through the power of the written word. She's a staunch believer in the strength of optimism, and – fun fact – she sometimes dreams in sign language.

Molly Hawes

Molly Hawes
Therapist Outreach Lead

Molly is passionate about making the help-seeking process easier for those in need. Through her previous nonprofit work, she created peer support communities for hundreds of students with mental illness and used Zencare as a tool to help those overwhelmed by their own therapist searches. Molly is a graduate of Brown University and a former fellow at the Swearer Center for Public Service.

 
Allyson Byers

Allyson Byers
Therapist Onboarding Manager

Allyson is Zencare's Therapist Onboarding Manager. Her passion for mental health stems from her own positive experience with therapy, and she helps ensure therapists have the best experience when joining Zencare. She is also a freelance health writer, covering topics such as depression, chronic pain, and therapy. Allyson is a Northwestern University alum and enjoys spending her day writing emails with lots of exclamation points and smiley faces! :)

Jenna Zimmerman

Jenna Zimmerman
Therapist Matchmaker + Partnerships Strategist

Jenna is Zencare's Therapist Matchmaker and Partnerships Lead. She helps match therapy seekers with quality providers, and partners with mission-led organizations to increase access to mental health. She first discovered Zencare while searching for a therapist for a friend whereby she fell in love with the platform, and applied to join the team, and has been matching therapy seekers with providers ever since!

Will Hodge, Technical Lead

Will Hodge
Technical Lead

Will is Zencare’s Technical Lead and works on website maintenance and new feature development. He is a senior at Tufts University double majoring in Computer Science and Biopsychology. Outside of Zencare, he is a teaching assistant for the computer science department and is on the executive board of Tufts Active Minds.