Who we are

HearMe is an on-demand emotional wellness app that provides a safe and anonymous space to connect with trained culturally affirming peers for emotional support 24 hours a day. HearMe aims to combat loneliness by fostering genuine human connection and increasing access to social support for everyone. 

Founded by Adam Lippin, HearMe is committed to using the evidence-backed power of peer support to provide a safe space for people to share what’s on their minds anytime, anywhere.

Why we exist

• There is an 87% shortage in the supply of mental health providers with nearly 4.5 million more behavioral health professionals needed in the U.S. to provide adequately staffed care for the current population (Open Minds, Jan 2021)
• Millennials & GenZ are suffering from loneliness, anxiety, and depression in record numbers
• Loneliness and the lack of a social network are leading indicators of poor health outcomes

HearMe aims to tackle these social determinants of health and increase protective factors by providing around-the-clock access to social and emotional peer support in real-time.

Peer support is the evidence-based practice where people with shared lived experiences provide knowledge, emotional, social, or practical help to each other. It has been proven to alleviate mental health symptoms, reduce in-patient admission rates and longer community tenure, and decrease substance abuse and depression. This early intervention provides a better level of service and can often prevent escalation into more critical mental health issues.

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"I started HearMe because there’s a transcendence that comes from being truly heard, seen and validated by another human being. Being seen for who we really are, as a whole person, without judgment. There aren’t many opportunities for this magical connection in daily life, even though we’re surrounded by people every day who are also yearning for these things. So I helped build a platform for making these connections possible whenever we need them."
Adam Lippin - CEO of HearMe
Meet the Makers

Our Amazing Team

A mental wellness product built with mental health professionals
Our team has been carefully curated to include medical advisors, behavioral health clinicians, licensed social workers, mental health professionals, and advocates

Adam Lippin

Founder, CEO

Kristy Malm

COO

Dr. Michael L. Birnbaum, MD

Chief Medical Officer | Program Director, Northwell Health

BJ Watkins

Head of Community

Dr. John Kane, MD

Medical Advisor | Co-Director, Institute of Behavioral Science Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Chris Sill

Operations Manager

Rick Jackson, LCSW, BACS

Director of Education and University Relations | Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Board Approved Clinical Supervisor

Chelsea Borruano

Head of Communications | M.A. Mental Health Counseling

Brooke Haygood

Customer Success Lead

Anh Wilson

Business Development Lead

Apaven Stepanyan

Product Manager

David Demirkhanyan

Software Engineer

Saro Sarayan

QA Engineer

Anahit Poghosyan

UX/UI Design Lead

Shushan Asmangulyan

Software Engineer

Narek Ghevandiani

Developer

Jennifer Fernandez

Listener Program Administrator

Emma Sarjeant

Community Manager

Ian Aiuto, LCSW, MSW

MSW Supervisor | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sophie McInnes

Community Manager

Christopher Russo, LCSW, MSW

MSW Supervisor | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cassandra Brush, LCSW, MSW

MSW Supervisor | Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Sikorsky

MSW Supervisor

Darian Elmendorf, CPRS, CSPS

Peer Support & Engagement Lead | Certified Peer Support Supervisor

Bildad St Louis

Digital Health Transformation Lead

Trevaun Solomon

LMS Strategy Lead

Board of Directors

Steven Hochberg

Executive Chairman

David Gold

Board Member

Jonathan Westfield

Board Member

Bunny Ellerin

Board Member

Tracy Lawrence

Board Member

Lauren Imparato

Board Member

Supporting Organizations

University Partners