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Lisa McLaughlin

Lisa McLaughlin is a social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Workit Health, a behavioral health company providing expert, evidence-based addiction care through tele-medicine. She is the recipient of the TechWeek Detroit Technology Woman of the Year award for 2017 and New Enterprise Forum’s Rising Star of the Year award for 2018. Lisa in an Endeavor Detroit and Alter entrepreneur and serves as a Desai Accelerator Mentor for early stage technology companies and as an advisor to a number of biotech startups.
Lisa has held leadership positions at some of the world’s most respected digital health and learning companies.

She developed one of the first social sector technology service models in the health informatics space and has facilitated a wide range of technology innovation labs for foundations (Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation) and universities. She has extensive training and experience in patient-led design, addiction research, wilderness therapy, disaster response, and open educational resources. Lisa was previously an Innovation Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Information building social impact programs at the intersection of information science and social innovation (MSI/MSW).

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Workit Health

Workit Health is looking to reinvent substance abuse and addiction treatment. It seeks to curate effective, accessible and affordable solutions for people struggling with addiction. Through both virtual and in-person mental health support programmes, the team continues to tackle the nearly $35 billion addiction recovery market and put the focus back on accessibility for those who need it most. Workit Health’s virtual substance abuse treatment programmes provide holistic, evidence-based care to patients through trained clinicians, technology and unwavering commitment to continuity of care. Its evidence-based programme offers online and offline treatment for all three addiction stages: prevention, treatment and detox.


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