Our mission is to provide affordable, quality mental health support, regardless of income or location.

X2 Foundation has given people access to care, for the first time in their lives:

Syrian refugees in crisis situations
Individuals without insurance
Undocumented individuals
Students facing stigma
Employees with limited benefits

X2 Foundation's Social Impact

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Meet the Team

Michiel Rauws
CEO + Founder

Experienced in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, risk insurance, and innovation at IBM.

Dr. Joy Ippolito
Investor & Board Member

Dr. Joy utilizes her extensive experience with theory, research, policy, and practice to guide trauma-informed investments in K-12 education, particularly those with positive secondary effects on youth justice, child welfare, health, and communities. She utilizes a range of interdisciplinary strategies in my work and am committed to building relationships with stakeholders across systems in order to promote effective, long lasting, and positive change for children, families, and communities.

Tim Connors
Investor & Board Member

Tim funds world-class computer scientists who want to disrupt important markets. He has been a VC for the last 17 years, founding PivotNorth after apprenticing for twelve years with legendary VCs. He has been a part of three companies that have had $1B+ exits.

John Rizzo
Board Member

Entrepreneurial transformation agent, focused on leveraging the power of innovation and technology for the common good. John has more than 35 years of experience helping guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs.

John Sorrell, PhD
Digital Health Director

Specialized in behavioral medicine with an emphasis in chronic pain management. Committed to providing empirically supported interventions to those who struggle, he has a passion for helping individuals to live more and suffer less.

John Quick
Senior Consultant

Experienced health care leader and founding CEO of New Directions Behavioral Health. Retired as CEO last year after spending 23 years, responsible for growing the company from 1 million to 13 million covered lives in 10 years, making it one of the fastest growing managed behavioral health companies in the United States and the third largest company of its kind. Nowadays supporting tech companies to scale up new innovations, to create vastly more value for their EAP and Employer customer's employees.

Medical, Ethical, and Advisory Board Members

Jim Herbold

Jim is a go-to-market operator who blends knowledge of market trends and business acumen with data-driven sales and marketing strategies to yield transformative revenue growth. He's helped three companies achieve dramatic growth and exits: Box (first-in sales hire, EVP Global Sales delivering $175MM ARR, IPO and $2BN+ valuation), EmailLabs (VP Sales to $20MM, acquisition by Lyris), and AboveNet (Director APAC Sales, IPO, $1.4BN acquisition by Metromedia Fiber Networks).

Divya Krishnamoorthy, MD

Divya serves as a clinical and ethical advisor at X2AI. Her speciality lies in the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders, relationship issues, family therapy and school issues.

Russell Fulmer, PhD

Russell serves as a psychology consultant at X2AI, helping to bring quality psychodynamic content and mental health support to millions of users.

Eric Green, PhD

Eric serves as both a clinical & ethical advisor and a psychology consultant at X2AI, helping to provide high-quality, automated, evidence-based psychological support to thousands of new moms through the chatbot Zuri.

Thomas Milam, MD

Dr. Thomas Milam is a psychiatrist in Roanoke, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Carilion New River Valley Medical Center and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years.

Glenn Fung, PhD

Glenn is chief data scientist and director of the machine learning research and innovation group at AmFam. His main interests are optimization approaches to machine learning and AI, (emphasis in kernel methods). He worked at Siemens, Amazon, and AmFam developing and applying novel machine learning techniques to solve industry-related problems. Author of 100+ scientific publications and 30+ patents.