should be
able to experience

I was raised on an old farm in a small town.

There was a lot to love about my hometown. But like many rural communities, no one really talked about mental health. As a closeted gay kid, I felt stifled. I often struggled to get out of bed and go to school. And for years, I couldn’t imagine a version of my life I wanted to live.

It would’ve made all the difference to have a mentor, coach or counselor help me reflect on who I was—and who I wanted to be.

It would’ve made all the difference to have a mentor, coach or counselor help me reflect on who I was—and who I wanted to be. Years later, I’m so grateful to have a strong community and sense of self.

But kids shouldn’t have to wait to get the support they deserve. They should aspire to more than getting out of bed and making it to class. They should be able to experience joy, and they deserve to envision and build a life they’re excited to live.

At Cartwheel, our team is doing everything we can to make this vision a reality. But we can’t do it alone. We hope you’ll join us in making school a place where everyone thrives.

— Joe English
     Co-founder & CEO

Your school is at the center of everything we do.

We hand-pick a multidisciplinary care team based on your school’s specific needs to provide the mental health support your students deserve.


Meet our people

We're a team of mental health professionals with decades of experience serving students, families, and schools.

Briana Rocha
Care Coordinator
Camila Azuero, LICSW
Team Lead & Licensed Therapist
Christopher Lim, MD
Clinical Advisor
Crystal Soto, LCSW
Licensed Therapist
Daniel Tartakovsky
Co-Founder and COO
Gregory Barnett, MD
Associate Medical Director
Hang Ngo, PsyD
Licensed Therapist
Helen Contreras
Care Coordinator
Jessica Nielsen, LICSW
Team Lead & Licensed Therapist
Joanna Domanski, MHA
Care Manager
Joe English
Co-Founder and CEO
Juliana Chen, MD
Medical Director
Kristina Altomari, LCSW
Licensed Therapist
Leah Sherman-Collins, LCSW
Licensed Therapist
Maya Topitzer
Head of Product
Ndia Olivier, LICSW
Licensed Therapist
Parker Monks, LICSW
Licensed Therapist
Sarah Kroesser Nichols, MEd, LICSW
Program Director
Stephanie Toyias, LICSW
Licensed Therapist
Sydney Denmark, LCSW
Licensed Therapist

Join our team.

Help us tackle the youth mental health crisis. We're building a team of mission-driven clinicians, school leaders, engineers, designers, and others passionate about helping schools, kids, and families.


We’re a team of mission-driven colleagues, friends, and mentors.


Our roles are up to 100% remote with in-person collaboration and retreats.


Our aim is to scale to thousands of schools across the country.


We provide opportunities to grow into leadership roles and collaborate across clinical, tech, and business roles.


We build in time for team-building, retreats, supervision, clinical documentation, internal meetings, collateral phone calls, and more.

If you don’t see something that seems like a good fit, please reach out to – we’d love to hear from you.