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Making effective mental healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone.

With professionals like you who are seeking out the best way to help their workforce lead healthier lives, our mission has become a movement.

Today we’re focused on putting the life-changing Starling Minds platform in the hands of everyone. And we’ll get there, as more organizations are choosing Starling Minds’ because of our core beliefs about employee mental health.

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To Get to Know Us Better, Know Our Core Beliefs

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We all have “mental health” just as we have “physical health”. Both are continuums, not binary states. Labels have no place when people are suffering from a mental illness or injury.

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Every person is an expert when it comes to their own experiences, and we provide the methodology, training, and tools for them to manage their own mental health.

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Those affected with a decline in mental health deserve respect, thoughtfulness, empathy and most of all – to be the benefactors of a duty of care from entities who can help, such as their employers.

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Access to affordable and effective mental health treatment should be a universal right.

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Organizations and employers have a duty of care to help their teams with their mental health as workplace stress and burnout are major contributors to a decline in the mental health continuum.

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Workplace mental health is a “win-win” for employers since healthier and happier employees lead to more productive and effective organizations.

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Mental health treatment tools should not be used as a policing or adjudication tool of the cost of disability claims.

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Do you share these beliefs?

If so, join us in our mission to make effective mental healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone!

We want to know who you are, hear more about what you believe, and see if the Starling Minds program can help you in your mission.

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Our Leadership Team

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Peter Oxley

Chief Executive Officer

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Laurel Olsthoorn

Head of Human Resources

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Dr. Andrew Miki

Chief Science Officer

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Rob Parker

Vice President, Product

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Sarah Hines

Vice President, Sales

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Rick Schultz

Chief Finance Officer

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Stuart Bowyer

Director of Customer Success

Peter Oxley

Chief Executive Officer

Peter has over 25 years of experience spanning a diverse career in strategic management consulting and executive leadership roles within the technology industry. He has served as the CEO of RewardStream, a loyalty SaaS technology company, and most recently as CRO of ResponseTek, a customer feedback technology that was acquired by ESW Ventures, a private equity firm located in Austin, Texas.

He is passionate about Starling Minds’ mission to help people lead happier and more fulfilled lives. By disrupting traditional therapy approaches with a fully digital SaaS delivery model, Starling Minds can help millions of people receive effective and affordable mental health care.

Peter holds a BA (Economics) from Western University and an Honours Business degree from the Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Laurel Olsthoorn

Head of Human Resources

As the head of Human Resources, Laurel aims to cultivate an environment where teams thrive. As a devoted advocate for employees, Laurel works to build a workplace where balance is celebrated, growth is continual, and mental health and well-being are top priorities.

Prior to joining Starling Minds, Laurel built her career at a leading international financial services company where her love of data and talent for building new scalable processes grew. In Starling’s fast-paced environment, Laurel takes a holistic approach to all things HR – from recruitment and selection, through training and development, to create a culture where employees shine. 

Laurel holds a Bachelor of Science from Wilfrid Laurier University, is a certified Bookkeeper, and is currently a Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) candidate.

Dr. Andrew Miki

Chief Science Officer

A practicing clinical psychologist for over 10 years, Dr. Miki is the founder of Starling Minds. His goal is to offer a software service that history has never seen before – one that empowers people anywhere in the world to increase their mental fitness.

On the clinical side, Dr. Miki actively helps people return-to-work by demystifying mental health and laying out an action plan with evidence-based strategies so that they learn to feel stronger, more confident and more resilient. He is driven to help all Starling Minds program participants achieve the same results.

Dr. Miki has a background in Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience and Animal Cognition with specializations in the treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders, and Neuropsychology. He is a member of the Canadian Psychology Association and the Canadian of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies.

Rob Parker

Vice President, Product

Rob loves building products to solve big-world problems. As a seasoned product leader, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in UX architecture, data analytics, and human psychology. With over two decades of product design and user experience, his products have been used by millions of people. 

Prior to joining Starling Minds, he has worked at one of the world’s best user experience companies before he founded his own research group. With a deep and intimate understanding of human habits, online security, and digital health, he is bringing his expertise to build the best mental healthcare platform at Starling.

Rob has studied design at the University of Victoria, UX strategy and testing with the Nielsen Norman Group and Pragmatic Marketing. He is a member of the Product Management Association of BC.

Sarah Hines

Vice President, Sales

With over 20 years of consulting experience, Sarah has been at the forefront of bringing innovative technology to change-agents looking to make a real impact on employee experiences. 

Prior to joining Starling, she has been a consultant for some of the world’s largest tech companies, providing expertise in customer engagement, partnership development, and strategic planning. With a mind and passion for employee advocacy, she works to find the best solutions for organizations experiencing employee mental health and engagement challenges.

Sarah has studied Marketing at Centennial College and Leadership at the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management. She is also the Co-founder of The Death and Grief Rites Revival Project —a non-profit organization that educates and empowers families to care for their community in death and in grief.

Rick Schultz

Chief Finance Officer

Rick is a CPA with 20 years’ experience, over 10 years at senior levels, the last 7 as CFO. He has worked primarily with technology companies, including Pivotal Corporation (now part of CDC Software) and Taleo (now part of Oracle).  He has been an integral part of three IPOs, (two on NASDAQ, one on the TSX-V) and currently supports a select group of growth-stage companies, providing accounting oversight, reporting and analytics services, financial modeling and executive coaching.

Stuart Bowyer

Director of Customer Success

At Starling Minds, Stuart is responsible for helping organizations take a proactive approach to promoting mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Prior to Starling Minds, Stuart worked at the University of British Columbia, Life Sciences Institute, as Director of Business Development. He led the creation of a regional, patient-oriented innovation network for autism spectrum disorders by leveraging advancements in personalized medicine, eHealth, big data, genomics and consumer wearables. Stuart has also held several senior roles in the financial and professional services sectors, including American Express and the Hogg Robinson Group plc in the UK and Canada.

Stuart holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and is a board member for REACH, a non-profit that provides treatment services to families across Metro-Vancouver.

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