Sarah has worked in health technology for over 7.5 years, holding positions in sales/marketing, project management, and product management. Over time, her focus has shifted solely to product, where she felt she could have the greatest impact.
Sarah has sought out companies and roles that develop products with a direct impact on clinical outcomes for patients with Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). As such, she has had the opportunity to work on products for Nashville-based companies, Qualifacts, Behavioral Health SaaS EHR vendor, and axialHealthcare, leading the vision for their provider enablement solutions and helping launch their recovery solutions for individuals with SUD.
Passionate about how technology can be applied to supplement and complement providers to improve patient care, she is excited to join the team at BehaVR and for the opportunity to explore the possibilities of VR in healthcare.
Sarah holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in Communications, with a focus on Health Promotion and Behavior Change.
What do you find most inspiring or powerful about VR?
VR can allow you to experience things you may otherwise never have the opportunity to see and could help calm a spinning mind of thoughts that could be harmful to your mental and physical health. As a tool for helping those with stress, fear, anxiety, and those who struggle with substance use I think it could be transformative in care, treatment, and outcomes.
Why is a better future for mental healthcare important to you?
I really believe that everyone deserves access to consistent and quality mental healthcare. To me, it shouldn’t be hard to find a provider, cost should not be prohibitive, and mental health and the experiences of it should not be taboo in conversation. I am a big believer that mental healthcare and improving these things could help people be kinder and more empathetic to one another, find more happiness, and could help lead to a fuller life.
What’s a hobby, habit or ritual that puts you at ease or strengthens your mental health?
Yoga! I have been practicing now for about 16 years and it’s probably the most consistent habit I have been able to keep. I love everything about it.
Where in the world would you most like to go?
I would love to go to Ireland. On my Dad’s side, I have a big Irish family. My husband and I got ourselves a subscription to ancestry.com last year and my family came from all over Ireland. I would love to plan a trip and stop by all the different places my family comes from.