About Us


Our mission is to guarantee universal access to high-quality and personalized mental health support.

To do that, ChatOwl’s clinical services team has launched a free and evidence-backed platform that leverages leading clinical techniques proven to address a broad range of mental health conditions. ChatOwl’s secure, cutting-edge platform is a first-of-its-kind Clinical Artificial Intelligence (CAI) that personalizes clinically proven supports to help people overcome feelings of sadness, anxiety, and depression without expensive copays or wait times.

At ChatOwl, our team is making mental health support accessible to all and working to make it more effective than traditional in-person therapy. Join our movement and help us usher in a new era of mental well-being by downloading and using our platform today!


Anxiety and depression are the two most prevalent conditions in society. At least 18% of the population struggle with one of these issues. That’s 40 million people!

Of those 40 million, only 30% have access to a therapist, 70% are excluded. That’s 28 million people suffering in silence!

We believe that everyone deserves to be happy. And sound mental health is a prerequisite for happiness.


ChatOwl has been developed by an international team of clinical psychologists with more than 60 years of experience and is based on key findings of text-based digital pilot programs with more than 15,000 sessions.

Gianluigi Berini

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gianluigi founded ChatOwl Inc. and currently serves as its CEO. He has extensive experience in digital mental health and medical technology. Gianluigi has a strong entrepreneurial background, and was involved in different successful exits. He has a proven track record as startup board member, and acted as executive chairman of a tech venture fund and was the CEO of the leading Swiss Incubator.  He holds MA degrees in economics and marketing. Gianluigi also founded More Than A Drop Foundation, a life-changing not-for-profit organization focused on self-help projects to combat poverty.

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Laura Tully, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Laura Tully, Ph.D., has a background in clinical psychology and digital mental health. As Chief Scientific Officer at ChatOwl, she designs digital solutions to improve mental health access. Tully has 15 years of experience in clinical practice, research, and digital health. She also teaches as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis – School of Medicine. Tully holds a Master of Arts from the University of Edinburgh and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is a strong advocate for social justice and inclusivity in mental health.

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Samuel Schwerzmann

Chief Operating Officer

Samuel Schwerzmann is the Chief Operating Officer at ChatOwl Inc. He specializes in healthcare innovation and digital transformation. Schwerzmann has over 15 years of experience and has been a board member at J. Tobler AG since 2006. He was the CEO of HEADSTORE AG and worked at Accenture and Expect Management. He holds an MBA from the University of Zurich and studied Entrepreneurship at the Turku School of Economics.

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Dr. Manoranjan Bhol

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Manoranjan Bhol leads the Product & Technology division at ChatOwl Inc. He focuses on integrating AI and machine learning into mental health therapy. Bhol has experience in MedTech and conversational AI. Before ChatOwl, he was a VP at QliqSOFT, Inc., and worked in management consulting in Florida. Bhol holds an MBA from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery from Utkal University. He also has certifications from America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

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John J. Stamatopoulos

Chief Business Officer

With over 20 years of distinguished experience as a healthcare executive, John J. Stamatopoulos initiated his career with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and transitioned to spearhead startups within the digital mental health sector. Notably, he served as the CEO of Empathetics, CRO of BetterNight, and the SVP of Strategy for Twill. John completed business school at Northeastern University and advanced professional studies at The Wharton School and Columbia Business School. Beyond his corporate roles, John has been appointed as Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for Northeastern University. In 2023, he ran as a candidate for local government in greater Boston, reflecting his commitment to community and public service.

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