I am delighted to share the exciting news that Dr. Amy Roskin has joined Seven Starling as our new Chief Medical Officer. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Amy over the past few months and have been inspired by her expertise in building and scaling provider-centered organizations as well as her passion for cultivating a company culture where providers can thrive.
There has never been a more important time to get behind women’s access to high quality care and Amy is no stranger to this fight. She joins us from Favor (formerly known as the Pill Club), which has led the way in providing accessible and affordable birth control for people who need it. At Favor, she was responsible for scaling the clinical organization to make those services more accessible to thousands of patients.
As the country continues to grapple with the effects of a global pandemic, a nationwide formula shortage, and a persistent lack of federally supported paid leave, maternal mental health is in crisis. Being a parent can feel like an impossible task, where adapted and easily accessible support is impossible to find. The data says it all: the rate of new mothers that have depression and anxiety has increased 3x in the past 2 years. Just 25% of expecting and new mothers who are diagnosed with these conditions get treatment due to the lack of access to mental health care.
As a practicing OB/GYN for nearly 20 years, Amy has witnessed first-hand the critical gap in mental health care that expecting and new parents face throughout their parenthood journey and the frustration that providers like OB/GYNs feel when they can’t find a reliable resource for their patients. As an attorney, she prioritizes patient safety, advocacy, and quality of care.
We’re so proud to welcome such a mission-driven healthcare leader to Seven Starling to lead our clinical organization. We feel very lucky to have you, Amy!