Leadership & Directors
Co-Founder and CEO
Oren Frank is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Talkspace, the leading online and mobile psychotherapy company that has made therapy accessible and affordable to people across the globe. In a day and age when mental health care is recognized as a global societal crisis, the effectiveness and convenience
Co-Founder and Head of Clinical Services
Roni Frank is the co-founder and Head of Clinical Services at Talkspace, the leading telebehavioral healthcare company that makes therapy and psychiatry accessible and affordable to people across the globe. Roni and her husband Oren Frank co-founded Talkspace in 2012.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Before assuming the President, COO & CFO roles at Talkspace, Mark Hirschhorn held CFO and COO positions at three public and five private companies, and has been instrumental in the successful integration of 45 domestic and international acquisitions. Mr.
Chief Marketing Officer
Samara (Sam) Braunstein is a marketing professional with decades of experience in consumer marketing, healthcare and finance. As Chief Marketing Officer, Sam oversees the consumer division of Talkspace’s business, including the marketing and public relations functions.
John Reilly has served as Talkspace’s Corporate and then General Counsel since March 2011. Prior to Talkspace, Mr. Reilly was a partner of Hilltop Holdings from 2004-2011, where he managed hospitality and real estate investments for private portfolio investors and acted as a fractional general
Chief Technology Officer
Gil Margolin is the CTO at Talkspace where he envisioned a two-sided platform serving therapists in providing online therapy to people seeking help. He oversees the Software Engineering, Product and Operations departments and established software development, release management, monitoring, and
Chief of Staff
Michaela Yule is Chief of Staff at Talkspace. She spent more than 6 years in management consulting at Bain and Oliver Wyman, advising Fortune 500 companies across the Pharmaceutical, Technology, Retail, and Private Equity industries, among others. She completed her MBA at Stanford University, and
Chief Medical Officer
Varun Choudhary MD, MA, DFAPA is a Board-Certified Forensic Psychiatrist and the new Chief Medical Officer of TalkSpace. He was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Behavioral Health for Magellan Health. Dr. Choudhary has worked in the behavioral health industry for
Vice President of Finance and Operations
Nisim Cohen is the VP Finance and Operations at Talkspace responsible for all finance and operation aspects within the company. Nisim has extensive finance, administration, and public accounting experience with a record of improving operations, impacting business growth, and maximizing profit.