Voi was created by successful technology entrepreneurs and leading behavioral health experts to help those considering suicide and living with behavioral health issues. Our team leverages its collective expertise in psychology, patient-provider communications, suicide research, and technology (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) to chart the future of behavioral health.

Voi is charting the future of behavioral healthcare.

Bill Hudenko, CEO

Bill was born in Ridgewood, NJ, but grew up in Albuquerque, NM. Although initially interested in medicine (both his grandparents were physicians) he discovered a passion for psychology while at the University of Michigan. He then went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Vanderbilt and then his PostDoc at Dartmouth.

Bill was a professor by 27 and has held positions at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and most recently Dartmouth College. Bill has a strong interest in the vocal expression of emotion and is one of the world’s experts on the production of laughter in children.

His work has been featured both in scientific journals and in media outlets such as the Discovery Channel, NBC, MSNBC, LiveScience, and NPR. He started Incente in 2012 to change the delivery of mental health care in the US and beyond.

Jay Marcyes, CTO

Jay has founded and shepherded multiple companies from idea to acquisition and has been the lead architect of software systems that have collectively handled billions of transactions. His products have been featured in publications like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

He has a Computer Science degree from Brigham Young University and has hiked both the Appalachian trail and across Europe.

Rick Johnson, COO

Rick identifies and connects with organizations working to provide mental health care services to patients, employees, veterans, and service members. As a U.S. Marine Corps leader for 30 years, Rick has seen first-hand the devastating impact untreated mental health issues has on individuals and their loved ones. He is confident that, with sufficient focus, detection and effective treatment of mental health issues can be dramatically improved.

Previously, Rick served as a Vermont Assistant Attorney General, taught strategy and planning at the U.S. Naval War College, worked as the Associate Director of The Dartmouth Institute (a health policy think-tank), and created and helped lead Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system’s innovation center.

Rick holds a JD from Vermont Law School, a MALD in international relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, a MA in strategy from the U.S. Naval War College, and a BS in oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy.

He and his wife have two teenagers and live in Hanover, NH. He enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, and traveling with his family.

Rachel Steed - Senior Product Manager

Rachel works with key stakeholders and the product team to define the vision for each product and develop solutions for institutions that need help identifying and supporting those with behavioral health issues.

Rachel believes that technology can help scale solutions that will help individuals, communities, and institutions overcome the challenges of behavioral health issues.

“I have loved ones who suffer with depression and friends who have turned their lives upside down as a result of an addiction. Technology can help bring acute awareness and action plans to friends, family and professionals eager to help. There is hope for healing and the journey is designed to be traveled together.”

Rachel started her career in HR at a health-tech company in 2011. She discovered her passion for product and development in 2013, when she joined First Opinion to help launch and scale what is now one of the largest doctor chat services in the U.S.  Her ability to focus on a problem and work with team members and customers to create solutions led her to establish the process for guiding product decisions at Voi.

Rachel earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marriage Family and Human Development from Brigham Young University.

She, her husband, and vibrant toddler live in San Francisco. When the weekend hits, she loves going out to eat, playing at the beach, and traveling to new places.