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Joshin Welcomes Two Visionary Board Members

Joshin is beyond is thrilled to announce the appointment of two distinguished board members, Ling Shao and Melissa Reilly. Their wealth of experience and unwavering commitment to advancing healthcare and championing inclusivity make them invaluable additions to the Joshin board of directors.

A woman with long dark hair smiles in a grey suit jacket. Ling Shao: A Compassionate Advocate for Healthcare Transformation

Ling Shao, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SpectrumAi, brings a unique perspective to the Joshin board. A mother of several autistic sons, Ling’s personal journey inspired her to improve healthcare services for families like hers.

Ling’s remarkable career began as a nurse in the U.S. Army, where she led a battalion aid station in an active combat zone, providing her with a strong foundation for her ambitious goal: transforming healthcare on a broader scale.

As the CEO of SpectrumAi, Ling is leading the charge to democratize access to high-quality and affordable ABA services for all children on the Autism spectrum. Her focus on health equity is unwavering, as she works in partnership with clinicians, parents, and payers to make these vital services available in the most vulnerable communities.

Ling’s extensive professional background includes serving as the Chief Commercial Officer at Buoy Health, sales executive at UnitedHealthcare and Optum, and a Senior Vice President of Strategic Solutions at American Well. Her comprehensive experience in the healthcare sector positions her as a visionary leader in the industry.

With an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ling Shao’s multidisciplinary background underscores her dedication to excellence and her commitment to making healthcare accessible for all.

A woman with shoulder length hair smiles in a brown suit jacket and black shirt.Melissa Reilly: A Leading Force in Behavioral Healthcare

Melissa Reilly, Chief Strategy Officer at Evernorth Behavioral Health, brings an impressive track record of change-making in the field of behavioral healthcare. With a background in finance, law, and a multitude of leadership roles, Melissa is poised to drive transformative change at Joshin.

Passionate about increasing access to quality care, Melissa has dedicated her career to innovative solutions. She has extensive experience in measurement-based care and integrating data and insights to enhance healthcare offerings. Her tenure at Digital Diagnostics, where she led Payer Partnerships, showcases her deep understanding of the healthcare industry’s intricate workings.

Moreover, Melissa’s extensive experience at UnitedHealth Group, where she played pivotal roles in commercializing the Optum Ventures portfolio, executing strategic initiatives for Optum Behavioral Health, and managing enterprise sponsorships and strategic relationships, brings invaluable knowledge to the board.

Holding a JD/MBA, Melissa’s educational background speaks to her dedication to excellence and the pursuit of innovation. She is committed to advancing health equity and delivering the quality of care she would desire for herself and her family. Her heartfelt connection to Joshin’s mission to improve the lives of individuals and their families resonates with her personal values.

Commenting on her new role at Joshin, Melissa Reilly remarked, “Neurodivergence is an area which is often unrecognized and unsupported, and I have watched friends and family struggle with activities that many of us take for granted. Joshin has developed an innovative way to approach disability and neurodiversity, improving the quality of life for individuals and their families. With their passionate and motivated team driving them forward, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to support a company that is so aligned to my personal values and beliefs for health equity.”

A Step Forward

The addition of Melissa Reilly and Ling Shao to the Joshin board signifies a significant step forward for the company. Their expertise, passion, and unwavering dedication to healthcare and inclusivity align perfectly with Joshin’s mission to improve the lives of neurodivergent and disabled people.

Joshin is honored to welcome Melissa Reilly and Ling Shao to Joshin’s Board of Directors. Their combined wealth of knowledge and deep commitment to our mission will drive Joshin to new heights and enable us to make a greater impact on the lives of those we serve.

Melissa Danielsen, Co-founder & CEO of Joshin

With Melissa Reilly and Ling Shao on board, Joshin is poised to make a substantial impact on the future of disability and neurodiversity support, setting new standards for inclusivity and healthcare excellence.