About Mightier

A team of experts. A new way.

At Boston Children's hospital, we watched kids struggle with stress and emotional control every day. In 2008 we assembled a team of experts in psychiatry, neurology, and child development to create a new, scientifically proven tool designed specifically for kids and their families. 

Kids learn best through play.

Most interventions fail kids because kids do not want them. We had to build a new tool from scratch. Kids respond to emotions differently than adults do. They can feel big emotions and act out in unfamiliar ways. Our program had to be fun and meet kids on their level.

The perfect tool, built over 8 years.

Kids love video games and games mimic life. Video games are the perfect tool to help kids grapple with emotional control. You try, fail, then try again. We started with rigorous scientific studies and hen piloted with 100 families in their homes. Kids played. Symptoms abated and families were less stressed. Our reach was limited to Boston Children's Hospital and it was time to launch Mightier.

Platform to reach millions of kids.

Emotional strength empowers kids to succeed in life. Our mission is to help millions of kids discover their emotional strength. We provide families a proven tool they can use in their home. We keep kids engaged with new games and content every month. We welcome you to join us on this journey.


Meet the Mightier team

 
  Jason Kahn, PhD  Co-founder Chief Scientific Officer

Jason Kahn, PhD
Co-founder
Chief Scientific Officer

  Craig Lund  Co-founder CEO

Craig Lund
Co-founder
CEO

  Trevor Stricker  Co-founder VP Technology

Trevor Stricker
Co-founder
VP Technology

 

 
  Erina White PhD, MPH, MSW  Clinical Services Director

Erina White PhD, MPH, MSW
Clinical Services Director

  Nick Snietka  Senior Software Engineer

Nick Snietka
Senior Software Engineer

  Jonathan Rubinger  Senior Gameplay Engineer

Jonathan Rubinger
Senior Gameplay Engineer

 

 
  Brian Cheney  QA Engineer

Brian Cheney
QA Engineer

  Daphne Preti  Parent Support

Daphne Preti
Parent Support

 

 
  Jessica Ragnio, MSW, LICSW  Parent Coach

Jessica Ragnio, MSW, LICSW
Parent Coach

  Suzanne Wintner, MSW, LICSW, MPH  Parent Coach

Suzanne Wintner, MSW, LICSW, MPH Parent Coach

  Lara Smith, MSW, LCSW  Parent Coach

Lara Smith, MSW, LCSW
Parent Coach

 

 
  Nayara Souza, MSW, LCSW  Parent Coach

Nayara Souza, MSW, LCSW
Parent Coach

  Suzanne Nystrom, Masters Mental Health Counselor  Parent Coach

Suzanne Nystrom, Masters Mental Health Counselor
Parent Coach

  Emily Stone, MSW, LCSW  Parent Coach

Emily Stone, MSW, LCSW
Parent Coach

 

Our Advisors

  Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD  Dir. Neuropsychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital Co-Inventor

Dr. Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD
Dir. Neuropsychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital Co-Inventor

  Dr. Alex Rotenberg, MD PhD  Dir. Neuromodulation, Boston Children's Hospital Co-inventor

Dr. Alex Rotenberg, MD PhD
Dir. Neuromodulation, Boston Children's Hospital Co-inventor

  Leah Kuypers  Author "Zones of Regulation"   

Leah Kuypers
Author "Zones of Regulation"

 

  Andy Freedman  Managing Partner, Merkatus Partners  

Andy Freedman
Managing Partner, Merkatus Partners
 

  Adam Medros  President edX Frm SVP Global Product, Trip Advisor

Adam Medros
President edX
Frm SVP Global Product, Trip Advisor

  Evan Falchuk  CEO Village Plan

Evan Falchuk
CEO Village Plan

  Billy Lagor  SVP & GM Hasbro

Billy Lagor
SVP & GM Hasbro

  Carrie Wiley  Principal Engaging Users  Frm VP of UX at CustomMade

Carrie Wiley
Principal Engaging Users
Frm VP of UX at CustomMade

  John Young  CEO Young Brands

John Young
CEO Young Brands