We Increase Access to Mental Healthcare

At Wayhaven, we work with Clinical Psychologists to develop specialized AI that can provide around-the-clock, personalized wellness coaching, empowering university counseling centers to better manage mental health care, and uniting university leadership around mental wellness objectives. We envision a future where comprehensive, personalized mental healthcare is accessible to all students and a cornerstone of the university experience.


Christine Nicodemus

Christine is a serial EdTech entrepreneur with two exits, most recently scaling Aperture Education to reach 3MM students in measuring their social and emotional growth. Christine feels particularly drawn to this work as someone who struggled with her own mental health during college.

Erik Murphy

Erik is a technologist and most recently the founder and owner of the engineering consultancy, Induro. Erik lives with his wife and 4 boys just minutes off UNCC's campus. He feels lucky to be raised by both a counselor and a therapist.

Dr. Colleen Jacobson

Dr. Colleen Jacobson, a Clinical Psychologist and former Psychology Chair at Iona College, specializes in self-injury behaviors and the impact of technology on youth mental health. Her expertise, particularly in DBT, mindfulness, and suicide prevention, supports Wayhaven's mission in mental wellness for young adults.

Dr. Jazmin Reyes-Portillo

Dr. Jazmin Reyes-Portillo brings valuable expertise to Wayhaven with her focus on digital health technology for reducing mental health disparities among racial and ethnic minority students. Her research at Columbia University and Montclair State University, aimed at enhancing treatment engagement and applying evidence-based practices, aligns with Wayhaven's mission to innovate in digital wellness solutions for diverse student populations.

Dr. Sue Wasiolek

As former Dean of Students and Professor for over 40 years at Duke University, Sue combines her campus leadership and passion for student development to guide Wayhaven's student wellness initiatives. Her extensive experience in Student Affairs showcases her deep understanding of student strengths and challenges.

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Interested in learning more about Wayhaven or have specific questions? Our team is here to help! Reach out to us for more information or to schedule a demo. Together, let's make mental wellness a cornerstone of the university experience.