We are passionately committed to revolutionizing access to effective behavioral health therapy
Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned software developer and veteran healthcare executive with more than 25 years experience leading healthcare and IT companies. Bob most recently served a tenure as CIO for a leading Florida medical group where he helped grow the company from $20M in revenue to nearly $1B over six years. Bob is a co-founder and managing partner with the Center for Neurosomatic Studies in SW FL.
Chief Science Officer / Founder
Creator of TAO, Dr. Benton is a retired Professor Emeritus and a former counseling center director. She is the Vice President for Practice for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association and has been a psychologist and mental health care administrator for 22 years and a former President and President Emeritus of the Academy of Counseling Psychology.
Senior Client Engagement Manager
As our Client Engagement Manger, Alex will probably be your first interaction with TAO! She has a Masters degree in Aging and Neuroscience, a bachelor’s and strong background in business, and a love for working with people. She has done research in the field of psychology and neuroscience and has a passion for mental health. Alex is a graduate from the University of Florida and University of South Florida. Because her skill sets and passions are utilized at TAO, Alex expresses that she has found the perfect job for her. She also loves working out and adrenaline-inducing sports.
Compliance Officer / Information Technology Director
Over two decades experience providing technology management in the mental health, higher education, and aerospace industries. A United States Marine Corps veteran, Landon brings vast experience and knowledge of information technology and cloud engineering from working at world class organizations such as Yale University and SpaceX.
Director of Customer Service and Sales
Over 15 years experience in sales, management, business development and fundraising. Shelly has worked with clients across multiple industries including healthcare and education. She recently held a Development Office position at St. Petersburg College Foundation with a main focus on fundraising. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida.
Client Engagement Manager
Tyler brings a lifelong passion in making a positive impact on people’s lives. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida. Tyler utilizes his experience in sports sales and relationship building skills to make the implementation stage of TAO a pleasant and joyful experience. Loves sports, nature walks, assisting conservation efforts, and enjoying life!
Katie Mahan is a licensed professional counselor and formerly telehealth coordinator at the Student Counseling Service (SCS) at Texas A&M. After selecting TAO from among various platforms, Katie facilitated the initial implementation process, including helping staff become comfortable with the technology and the low intensity-high engagement modality, determining what paperwork and documentation was necessary for TAO enrollees, and how to market TAO to students. Katie left her role at Texas A&M in March 2017 to relocate to her home state of Virginia and has joined the TAO team as a clinical consultant. Her familiarity with typical barriers for both clients and clinicians can help other campuses determine how to effectively and efficiently begin using TAO to benefit their students.
Client Success Manager
Business Development Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience. Susan is an entrepreneur business owner and most recently the Director of Communications with TruVitals, Inc. a startup developing a Zero Contact Vital Signs Monitor to the veterinary market. She brings a diverse skill set that includes being a licensed pyro technician.
Director of Software Development
Scott has over 20 years experience developing and launching Software and Digital Services, in the Entertainment, Finance, Travel and Education industries. He started at America Online by helping to build the online experience for millions of consumers, and has since managed operations and development teams responsible for custom consumer web experiences and critical business systems. Scott holds an MBA from the University of Maryland. When he isn’t tinkering with technology, you will find him on the water or in the forest.
TAO Connect, Inc. is committed to reducing mental health disparities by bringing affordable, effective, and accessible treatment to people who have had limited access in the past.
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