BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeStance Health, Inc. (LifeStance), the leading provider of outpatient behavioral health services in the United States, announced today that Pablo Pantaleoni will join the company as its Chief Digital Officer, effective October 19, 2020. Pantaleoni will lead and expand LifeStance’s digital strategy and capabilities across its telehealth and in-person treatment services. The appointment builds on LifeStance’s digital capabilities, furthering the company’s efforts to provide a best-in-class patient experience, while expanding patient access across the country to a range of affordable and high-quality mental health services.
“It’s a privilege to join LifeStance as the company’s Chief Digital Officer,” said Pantaleoni. “Technology is transforming the way we seek and deliver care, and by expanding LifeStance’s digital capabilities, we have a unique opportunity to reach even more patients in need of custom, compassionate behavioral health services. I admire the company’s patient-first approach and unwavering focus on clinical excellence, and look forward to working with the entire LifeStance team to continue to build a robust digital strategy that reflects and amplifies these values.”
Pantaleoni brings to LifeStance more than 12 years of experience developing and leading digital products and services, with a focus on healthcare. He joins the company from Headspace, where he most recently led the company’s digital therapeutics subsidiary (Headspace Health). He also served as the parent company’s Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures, leading a team focused on Headspace’s global corporate strategy, technology and regulatory strategy, design research, and new ventures. Prior to Headspace, Pantaleoni served as a Senior Director of Health and Venture Design at IDEO, a leading design and innovation consultancy, where he led the healthcare portfolio and worked with startups and global corporations alike to develop digital products and services at the intersection of health and other industries, such as mobility, retail, and education.
“Our mission is to empower the patients, clinicians, and communities we serve. To us, this means providing them with the tools and resources necessary to safely and effectively navigate their mental health,” said Michael Lester, CEO of LifeStance. “Pablo has a strong track record of building robust digital solutions that enhance patient experiences and drive greater accessibility and connectivity across the entire health ecosystem. His innovative mindset, creativity, and appreciation for our mission and culture make him an excellent fit for the LifeStance leadership team. His appointment marks an important step in our journey as we continue our growth as a tech-enabled behavioral health company.”
“We’re focused on delivering the highest quality of care to our patients, when and where they need it, as well as creating a best-in-class work environment for our clinicians,” said Danish Qureshi, Chief Growth Officer of LifeStance. “Pablo’s deep understanding of the evolving health landscape and experience leading consumer and provider digital strategies will allow us to build on this promise in a meaningful way. We’re thrilled to welcome him aboard and look forward to working together to continue to grow our footprint, expand our digital capabilities, and create a better and more seamless experience for our patients, clinicians, and broader community.”
Pantaleoni co-founded Medtep, a digital health startup that facilitates lasting behavioral changes by personalizing validated prevention and treatment plans. Since 2018 he has co-led the Digital Health NEXT Program at Stanford Biodesign, where he guides students to start their own businesses in digital health. Pantaleoni holds a master’s degree in Business Technology from the Ramon Llull University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Pompeu Fabra University. He was named to Forbes 30 Under 30, Healthcare list in 2016.
About LifeStance Health, Inc.
LifeStance is a national provider of behavioral healthcare services focused on evidenced-based, medically driven treatment services for children, adolescents and adults suffering from a variety of mental health issues in an outpatient care setting, both in-person at its 250+ clinics nationwide and through its digital health telemedicine offering. At LifeStance, patient care is paramount – the driving force in everything we do. LifeStance is committed to state-of-the-art clinical excellence, to partnership and collaboration with other treating health care providers to ensure continuity of care, to utilization of data to individually tailor services for continual improvement in outcomes, and to empowering patients to make informed choices and help them achieve their goals. This is offered in a compassionate and safe environment that provides education, support and best practices in integrated care.
Founded in 2017, LifeStance employs 2,500+ psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and licensed therapists to provide comprehensive mental health treatment services for patients of all ages. Every LifeStance team member is dedicated to providing the utmost in compassionate care and treatment to serve the specific needs and concerns of each individual patient. To learn more, please visit www.LifeStance.com.