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Built to help families learn to Bend.

We created Bend Health to empower kids, teens, and families with the skills to build lifelong resilience.

Because all kids deserve it.

Bend Health, Inc. is a national healthcare provider headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin and delivering care to families nationally. Our innovative model increases access, improves quality, and reduces the cost of mental health care for families.

Caregiver and child playing airplane
Teen posing for the camera
Kurt and Monika Roots with family

Meet our founding family.

Bend Health was created by husband/wife team Kurt and Monika Roots. Both have deep experience in healthcare—Kurt in data science and Monika in practice as a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Perhaps even more importantly, they understand firsthand how critical mental health care is for kids.

Meet our family of experts.

Our founding team is made up of successful entrepreneurs who have been in technology and healthcare for over twenty years in both private practices and at companies like Optum, Oracle, and Teladoc Health.

They all care deeply about the problem we’re working to solve, and bring passion to their depth of expertise.

Monika Roots, MD, FAPA

Monika Roots, MD, FAPA

Co-Founder & President

Kurt Roots

Kurt Roots

Co-Founder and CEO

Geoff Bremner

Geoff Bremner

Chief Marketing Officer

Amit Parikh, MD

Amit Parikh, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Donna McCutchen, LCSW

Donna McCutchen, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Chander Sudanthi

Chander Sudanthi

Chief Technology Officer

Serge Romero

Serge Romero

Executive Vice President, Care Operations

Bridget Krueger

Bridget Krueger

Executive Vice President, Member Services

Jen Huberty, PhD

Jen Huberty, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer (fractional)