Pennie Sempell JD
Co-Founder / CEO / Program Director
Pennie Sempell brings a rich background in law, dispute resolution, stress resilience education and creative arts to StressPal. Over two decades, she worked in close association with physicians and mental health professionals to pioneer innovative health education protocol for patient engagement in lifestyle and behavioral change with an emphasis on stress-related disorders and workplace distress. Pennie is a recognized thought leader and has authored and produced award-winning multi-media publications and curriculum on social, emotional and well-being topics. She is a frequent presenter on national forums and serves on the CTeL advisory board. University of California Berkeley (Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa). University of California, San Francisco College of Law. Juris Doctor.
James Monroe PhD
Co-Founder / Chief Science Officer
Dr. James Monroe brings 30 years experience in clinical psychology, providing clinical supervision and outpatient treatment with specialties in stress-related and anxiety disorders, medical psychology, relationship discord, pain management and evidence-based therapies, with deep subject matter expertise in mindfulness-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Monroe has trained doctoral candidates and PhD residents in clinical psychology interventions, and served as a research consultant. He directed the R&D in assuring that StressPal’s measures and interventions have been informed by extensive literature reviews of evidence-based, peer reviewed, controlled research. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University and an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from George Washington University.
Karen Knecht, MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS
Director, Clinical Advisor
Karen is an accomplished leader in the fields of healthcare informatics, digital health and healthcare policy with over 30 years of experience working with major healthcare systems to integrate and use advanced clinical computing across the United States as well as in the U.K and Singapore. Karen was most recently the Chief Clinical Officer at emids, an information technology company. Her early career was focused on critical care and was part of a team that opened the Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas as Director of the ICU. She is a Registered Nurse and board certified in Nursing Informatics.
Jay Eisenstock, MBA
Director, Health IT Advisor
Jay Eisenstock has a demonstrated record of managing strategic healthcare partnerships and delivering large-scale mission critical projects on time and within budget. He has negotiated healthcare contracts in excess of $120m annually. Jay served as the national director of provider eSolutions for Aetna, and was recognized by Healthcare Payer News as one of 11 top executives and thought leaders in the healthcare IT industry. Jay earned his MBA from University of Massachusetts, and his Bachelor of Sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Anton Arbatov MHA, FACHE
Anton Arbatov is a digital health expert and innovator, who served in numerous leadership roles with health and government organizations to create and implement innovative and sustainable care delivery models leveraging cutting edge processes and technology. Following a career in the U.S. Army where he specialized in emergency medical operations and where among other assignments he led operations for the emergency department at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Arbatov spent the past decade in telemedicine and digital health.
Nancy Carteron MD, FACR
Senior consultant in Rheumatology Immunology. Volunteer clinical faculty at UCSF mentoring medical students and fellows. Leading expert in autoimmune disease. Johns Hopkins University (MD), and post-doctoral work at Duke, Stanford, and UCSF. HealthWell Foundation co-founder and board member.
Tom Davis, MD, FAAFP
Tom is a nationally renowned expert in value-based care delivery, physician dis-engagement, and career transition. A family physician for over 25 years, angel investor, founder of 6 companies, and co-founder of 12, he is a sought-after consultant, speaker and trusted advisor.
Client Success Associate
Megan Palmer, Client Success Manager with our platform partners. Megan is an online learning and development specialist, with a focus on optimizing team alignment and program utilization success.
Director, Data Analytics, Media
Tom brings his dual careers in computer systems development and videography to StressPal. He oversees reporting and media assets. The nature footage for all the mindfulness meditation videos was shot and edited by Tom.
About Anderson Interactive
Anderson Interactive is an award-winning agency for healthcare organizations. The firm blends public relations, marketing and social media tactics with a heavy dose of digital, broadcast and interactive communication strategies to advance healthcare’s most innovative and market-shaping brands
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