Helping children feel better takes a team

We work with school districts to help students feel better and get back to learning.

Our mission is to transform children’s access to health care

School-based partnerships

Helping children feel better and get back to learning takes a team approach. We partner with school districts, schools, and families to bring equitable care to every child.

Culturally competent pediatric care

Our team of dedicated mental and physical health providers specialize in the health challenges of children and teens and mirror the communities we serve.

Telehealth platform built for schools

Our platform is the only telehealth solution designed for school-based virtual care, built for care delivery where students are—at school or at home.

The largest and most trusted provider of school-based telehealth

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Meet our care team

Our care team partners with families and school staff to make the best care decisions for students.

of Hazel providers identify as BIPOC
of Hazel providers are bilingual, speaking over 19 languages

Hazel over the years

A snapshot of our evolution

We started Hazel to fill critical gaps in pediatric health care—to build a new model of care that meets the needs of every family and child.

Our founders saw that many families and children, especially in underserved communities, struggle to access care. Barriers including lengthy waitlists, missed hours of school and work, transportation, and costly emergency care limit access to health care, which affects students' academic performance, attendance, and general well-being.

Since 2015, we’ve been partnering with school districts to bring health care to children where they spend the majority of their time–school.

In the beginning...

Hazel was founded in the Bay Area by Nick Woods, a software engineer who worked at Apple and start-ups, Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz, a pediatric emergency room doctor, and Raquel Antunez, a K-12 teacher, principal, and entrepreneur.

February 2016
First physical health visit

Hazel’s doctors, physician associates, and nurse practitioners address student health needs within minutes.

February 2021
Study shows Hazel services reduces early dismissals and absenteeism

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September 2021
First mental health visit

Our licensed therapists help K-12 students with what they’re feeling.

November 2021
Lisa Beck, Hazel Physician Associate, hits 5,000 physical health telehealth visits

Meet Hazel's care team

January 2022
Hazel on track to double access to mental health care in partner districts
February 2022
Mental health student ambassador program launches

The student ambassador program captures student ideas and perspectives to ensure the Hazel product and service is authentic and youth-centric.

March 2022
Clinical initiatives, including strep testing, flu testing and health screening launched in select districts
April 2022
Hawaii launches Hazel across the entire state

The statewide partnership serves 183,000 students across nearly 300 schools.

December 2022
Published first School Year Impact Report

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January 2023
Los Angeles County Office of Education

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) partners with Hazel to bring mental health services to 1.3 million students.

April 2023
Hazel Team Grows

Hazel Mental Health team grows to 140+ therapists

May 2023
Expansion into Virginia
April 2024
Clemson University Finds Hazel Health Teletherapy Program Drives Clinically Significant Outcomes in School Mental Health

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Leadership Team

Josh Golomb
Chief Executive Officer
Jeannie Chen
Chief Clinical Operations Officer
James Cleveland
Chief People Officer
Dr. Rob Darzynkiewicz
Co-Founder, President of TSU and Senior Medical Advisor
Dr. Travis Gayles
Chief Health Officer
Cheryl Kim
Chief Financial Officer
Zach Novak
Chief Product Officer
Andrew Post
Chief Innovation Officer
Nick Woods
Co-Founder & Chief Technologist
Faye Leong
VP of Marketing
Ben Mehling
Chief Technology Officer
Justin Jacoby
VP of Engineering
Paris Corredera Carroll
VP of Mental Health Clinical Services
Silver McDonald
VP of Growth
Whitney Milson
SVP of Operations
Michelle Turner
VP of Clinical Talent and Delivery
Lorrayne Ward
VP of Medical Affairs
Tom Nix
Senior VP of Health Plan Partnerships
Isaiah Stock
VP of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives
Aria Lee
VP of Service Excellence
Jodi Dodds Kinner
RVP of Central Sales

We’re growing! Join us.

Hazel is hiring for a number of key roles across various departments. Check our current listings to see if there’s an opportunity right for you.

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