About Uwill

Uwill incorporates cutting edge technologies that facilitate best-in-class video and message-based counseling within a secure environment.

In the past five years alone, demand for mental health services on college campuses has risen an estimated seven times the rate of enrollment growth. Students, parents and administrators are all searching for new solutions. 

Uwill’s mission is to expand mental health access and services to colleges by building on technology-enabled models that have been validated in recent years. 

Uwill modernized and enhanced the current mental health campus offerings by creating a two-sided technology-based platform connecting students with experienced mental health professionals for when the need arises.

Management

vice president, strategy

Adam Ring

Adam Ring has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector as an operator, business development executive and research analyst.  Most recently, he was a co-founder of First Finance Institute (FFI), a leading online program management provider of certificate based programs. He led all business development efforts and directed the company’s university partnerships with top business schools worldwide.  Previously, Adam teamed with Michael at Bloomberg Institute where he was responsible for the company’s growth accomplishments.  Prior he was a research associate at BMO Capital Markets where his team was recognized as “Best on the Street” by the Wall Street Journal.  He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

manager, counselor success

Ally Wecker

Allison Wecker brings more than twenty years of experience in customer and client services to Uwill where she supports the counselor success team. Ally has a diverse background in health care, image consulting, marketing, and sales. She spent time on the Epoch Senior Living’s senior management team, and her return to the mental health field reflects her passion for this area of health care. Ally earned a dual degree, a BS in Psychology/MBA in Healthcare from Union College and sat on CJP’s Women’s Philanthropy Executive Board.

director, campus engagement & student affairs

Amy Powell

Amy Powell brings extensive higher education experience developing, operationalizing, and managing mental health and wellness programming and providing supportive interventions to college students. Amy spent 22 years with Duke University, most recently, serving as Vice Dean of Students, providing oversight of campus-wide outreach, wellness promotion, case management, and the student affairs on-call system, as well as serving as the primary liaison for the campus telehealth partnership. Prior to that role, she worked as a medical social worker before transitioning to a student affairs role, where she created and managed a comprehensive case management program and provided leadership of the campus behavioral assessment team.  Amy received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, holds a masters in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is co-founder of the Higher Education Case Management Association (HECMA).

director, counselor success

Asini Wijewardane

Asini Wijewardane brings a broad range of leadership, operational and development experience to Uwill. Previously, Asini served as Director of Business Development at medical device company UrSure, where she managed the customer success team, as well as developed the account management and communication strategies through the company’s 2020 acquisition. She is also a co-founder and advisor to UnMute, a unique mental health counseling application that leverages artificial intelligence to pair patients with compatible therapists. Asini’s other work experiences span 3 continents and includes various business development, consulting and project management roles. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Middlesex University, an LLB from University of London and an MBA from the Olin Graduate School at Babson College.

marketing associate

Brett Silk

Brett Silk joins the Uwill team as a Marketing Associate supporting the marketing and product teams. Most recently, Brett was the Head of Operations for his university’s transportation system where he developed a service offering to better support student need during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also created and managed social media accounts to improve communications with students. In addition, Brett worked in the athletic department for a summer camp, managing a staff of high school and college students and leading activities. Brett received his BA in Business and Psychology, with a marketing specialization from Brandeis University.  

mental health advisor

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a rapper, author, and founding member of Run-DMC, the legendary rap group that has sold over 30 million records. Among other achievements Run-DMC was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone, the first to appear on MTV, and just the second to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Daryl has also spoken publicly and written extensively about addiction and recovery, and how he came to embrace the value of therapy. His memoir “Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide” details his battle with depression and sobriety, as well as overcoming suicidal thoughts.

director, wellness

David Lipsius

David Lipsius is a mindful leadership coach and wellness educator with over 30 years of experience in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness practice. He is the former President and CEO of Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance Foundation and the former CEO of Kripalu Center of Yoga & Health, the largest yoga retreat center in North America. David honors the ancient spiritual practices of yoga and Ayurveda by acknowledging their roots in India and by deeply appreciating the teachers who have offered him a rich and powerful initiation into the yogic arts. David is also an Emmy nominated director and the Executive Producer of the documentary film Agniyogana, a meditative inquiry into the lost art of classical Hatha Yoga. He believes that true happiness is possible for every human being.

manager, clinical affairs

Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews joins the Uwill team with clinical expertise and a passion for supporting the mental health and wellness of students. Most recently, Erin worked for the Institute for Family Health as a school based clinician, project manager and researcher. She also worked for Octave as a full time clinician, providing psychotherapy to a diverse caseload of individuals and couples. Trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, Erin received her masters in mental health counseling and wellness from New York University. 

director, account management

Evan Winter

Evan Winter has worked in account service for the past 8 years. Prior to joining Uwill, he managed client accounts with Examity as one of their earliest managers, where he provided primary client advocacy, product training and end user support. Evan also worked at Medford High School as a project coordinator with the Bloomberg Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, helping students learn more about culture and their communities. He was a graduate of Tufts University, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in communications.

director, account management

Jayme Silverman

Jayme Silverman brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare and technology to the Uwill team where she oversees our portfolio of clients. Prior to Uwill, Jayme worked at Examity, where she supported and consulted some of Examity’s largest clients to ensure successful partnerships. She also worked at both, Blue Cross Blue Shields and Yahoo!, as an Account Manager in the Marketing departments.  Jayme received her psychology degree from Lafayette College.

manager, counselor success

Jenelle Herman

Jenelle Herman has a passion for working with students in diverse educational settings. In addition to working on the counselor success team with UWill, she has worked as a school counselor supporting student social, emotional, and academic needs. Jenelle enjoys working with students and preparing them for the transition to college life.  She has a masters degree in school counseling from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

Director, Clinical Affairs

Jessica Feinberg

Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, is the Program Director of the Belmont Adolescent Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital. Jessica joined McLean, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate, after completing a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. She has worked as a therapist and clinical social worker in the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program since 2002. Jessica is trained in dialectical behavior therapy and has extensive experience treating adolescents and their families, with a particular interest in treating those who struggle with substance abuse and self-injury. She has held numerous positions within the ART program and is currently program director of the ART. Jessica has also had a private practice primarily focusing on treating adolescents, young adults, and families.

Vice President, Business Development

Jillian Wiseman

Named by VentureFizz’s Lead(H)er series as one of 24 Impressive Women Leaders in Tech in 2020, Jillian brings 20 years of sales relationship experience to Uwill. Prior to Uwill, she worked at Examity for over six years alongside Michael London and helped propel the company to an industry leader in the online proctoring space. As Examity’s Vice President, Business Development, she possessed a deep understanding of the education market and oversaw a team of enterprise sales reps as well as managed Examity’s largest education clients and partnerships. Jillian is a graduate of the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

vice president, marketing

Kelly Downing

Kelly Downing is a marketing industry veteran with 20+ years of experience developing integrated, multi-channel marketing and communications strategies, building internal structure and operational protocols, and generating revenue across a wide range of industries. Prior to Uwill, Downing spent 15 years in the agency world working with brands including Starbucks, Yoplait, MEFA, Fjallraven, Boston Red Sox, Ocean Spray and Red Bull to name a few. Kelly began her career with the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Gillette Stadium, balancing marketing, public relations, broadcast production, sales and account management roles.

Kelly earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Syracuse University and sits on the board of advisors for Falk College’s Department of Sport Management at her alma mater.

clinical advisor

Leah Driscoll

Leah Driscoll, MSW, LICSW, is an accomplished mental health professional with an expertise in collegiate wellness. Most recently she served as the Director of Health and Wellness at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee she led a team of on-campus health providers while also implementing policies, programs and services to address student mental health needs. In 2019 Leah received the prestigious President’s award from the New England College Health Association (NECHA) for her contributions to college mental health.

manager, counselor success

Lesley Silberstein

Lesley brings vast experience across education, hospitality, and technology industries to the Uwill team where she focuses on counselor success. As an adjunct professor at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration for the past 12 years, Leslie developed a passion for working with and supporting college students. Lesley has worked as an executive in all areas of hospitality sales, marketing, training and technology for brands including Hertz, Hilton, Marriott and Omni. A graduate of Cornell University, Leslie is on the executive board at Boston Children’s Hospital League.

Director, UX

Mark Pedrelli

Mark Pedrelli is a designer, researcher and user experience specialist with over 20 years creating simple, intuitive and consumable digital products and applications. Throughout his career, Mark has been a leader within numerous industries such as education, health, retail, insurance and financial. He has worked for notable companies such as CVS Healthcare, Trip Advisor, Arnold Worldwide, Examity and The TJX Companies.

senior software engineer

Mark Scheid

Mark Scheid brings valuable experience in software design to the Uwill team.  As Uwill’s Senior Software Engineer, Mark is responsible for architecting robust software and implementing exciting new features for the platform. Prior to Uwill, Mark worked for LiquidPixels as a lead architect on the operating system that powered a half dozen websites, and also designed the public API. Mark is a graduate of Drexel University who continues his studies exploring philosophy and the probabilities inherent in table-top gaming.

Vice President, Engineering

Matt Brand

Matt Brand brings over two decades of experience leading engineering teams at high-growth startups. Most recently, Matt worked as a Director of Engineering at Wayfair where he led an organization responsible for generating the site’s product imagery. Prior to that, he worked at Examity as a Senior Director of Engineering, where he led the development of its pioneering proctoring platform. Throughout his career, Matt has served in a variety of senior leadership roles at some of the most prominent startups and tech companies in the Boston area, including CozyKin, MoveWith, Dunwello, and Tabblo. Matt also spent time as the full-time director of an overnight summer camp where he was responsible for the health and wellbeing of over 500 kids and 100 staff members. Matt is a graduate of Syracuse University and has served as a member of his town’s School Committee.

Chief Executive Officer

Michael London

With more than 20 years of professional accomplishments and EdTech innovations, Michael London is recognized as a premier education technology entrepreneur.  In 2013, Michael founded Examity, the world leader in learning validation and online proctoring.  Over a 5 year period, the company grew to more than 1000 employees and $30 million in revenue. Prior he was the founding CEO for Bloomberg Institute, funded by Mayor Bloomberg and Bloomberg Ventures.  Their flagship solution was offered in more than 500 universities and 45 countries within a two year period.  Previously, he led corporate strategy and growth for Kaplan.  His earlier successes include co-founding College Coach and EdAssist, both acquired by Bright Horizons (NYSE BFAM) in 2006.

In 2019 Michael was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the year and held a position on the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission for Digital Education and Lifelong Learning. Michael is a current Trustee at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and The Rivers School, as well as a Member of the Advisory Board at Babson College where he graduated with honors. He also received his MBA from Boston University.

manager, counselor success

Nicole Doyle

Nicole Doyle has over twenty years of experience providing education services. Nicole’s professional efforts have included working in college admissions offices and providing career end education counseling to students and families. Nicole worked under the leadership of Michael London at College Coach, which was acquired by Bright Horizons in 2006. At College Coach she advised students and families through the college admissions process as well as worked with employees of Fortune 500 companies nationwide. Nicole is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross.

vice president, sales

Randy Grosberg

Randy Grosberg is an accomplished senior leader with an exceptional track record in business development, customer service and operations. Randy was most recently VP Sales at Examity, where he joined as the company’s third employee and first sales executive. In his 7 years leading sales, Examity was one of the fastest growing education technology companies in the US with client growth in excess of 150% on an annual basis and a client roster of more than 500 universities at the time of his departure.

Previously, Randy was a top performer who worked alongside Michael at College Coach, Kaplan and Tuition Advisory Services. He also co-founded CSN, an innovative student loan company.  Earlier in his career, he was a Vice President at Fleet Bank where he was responsible for the telephone sales and small business divisions.

vice president, product

Sarah Pauling

Sarah Pauling, joins the Uwill team with two decades of experience driving creative, product marketing and thought leadership campaigns for high-growth companies and higher education institutions. Prior to joining Uwill, Sarah served as Vice President of Marketing for Examity, where she oversaw brand management, PR, product marketing, and corporate communications for the online proctoring leader. Throughout her career, Sarah has served in a variety of management roles across marketing, education, and edtech companies in the Boston area, including Hill, Holliday, Northeastern University, and PlatformQ Education. Sarah holds a BA in History and Art History from Emory University and a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Management.

Chief Information Security Officer

Sean K. Lowder

Sean K. Lowder has been a cyber security evangelist and practitioner in the industry for 20+ years. He has extensive experience building business-savvy cyber security programs that meet risk reduction requirements as set by the company.  He has various industry certifications, including Certified Information Security Manager, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and others. 

Sean has extensive experience in preparing for SOC1, SOC2, HIPAA, PCI DSS, Hitrust and financial auditing for all information security areas. He specializes in the maturation of the risk and compliance management practices and development of a strategic plan and technology roadmap for all security technologies and practices.

vice president, administration

Tobey Choate

Tobey Choate has over 20 years experience in the ed tech and health care sectors. Tobey was most recently VP of Administration at Examity, the global leader in learning validation and on-line proctoring. His responsibilities included financial, human resources, and compliance proctoring operations. Over the years, he has had significant exposure in the healthcare industry. Tobey was appointed by the governor to be Commissioner on the Massachusetts Group Health Insurance Commission, the largest purchaser of healthcare in Massachusetts. He also held executive positions in the MassHealth insurance program as well as CEO for third party administrator selling and administering health insurance policies to small businesses. Tobey received BA from Dartmouth College and MBA from Northeastern University.

Select Counselors

Chanda

Designation: LPC
Licensed: Virginia
Therapy Specialties: Personal Growth
Years of Experience: 25

Jacqueline

Designation: LCSW-R
Licensed: New York
Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, Stress
Years of Experience: 26

Daniel

Designation: LCSW
Licensed: Colorado
Therapy Specialties: Trauma
Years of Experience: 30

Laura

Designation: LISW
Licensed: Ohio
Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Relationship Problems, Family Concerns
Years of Experience: 4

Lauren

Designation: LICSW
Licensed: Massachusetts
Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Relationship Problems, Family Concerns, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Years of Experience: 14

Paul

Designation: LCSW
Licensed: Colorado
Therapy Specialties: Trauma
Years of Experience: 11

Deborah

Designation: Licensed Psychologist
Licensed: Texas
Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, Stress
Years of Experience: 25

Rene

Designation: LPC
Licensed: Delaware
Therapy Specialties:  Co-Occurring Disorders
Years of Experience: 6

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