Leadership & Directors
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 Strategy Officer
Michaela Yule is the Chief Strategy Officer of Talkspace, after serving as Chief of Staff for 2 years. 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
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.
Chief Growth Officer, Enterprise
Erin Boyd is Talkspace’s Chief Growth Officer, Enterprise. A proven leader in the healthcare industry, Erin brings a successful 25-year track record of managing sales operations, business development, strategy and marketing. Erin is responsible for driving growth and delivering differentiated