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Moss & Friends

Moss & Friends

By Moss and Friends
Monhtly chats with incredible folks from our community who leverage design to improve healthcare and wellness. We share stories, insights, and trends to help make healthcare better! Brought to you by the Helpfully Network.
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Ep 022 with our friend Kat Plouffe of Get Only
During today's episode, we chat with Kat Plouffe, co-founder and CEO of Get Only, offering a range of sustainable period products delivered across Canada. Kat was raised in Hamilton and moved to Ottawa to get a degree in Cultural Anthropology from Carleton University. Shortly after graduating, she snowballed her way into entrepreneurship after realizing that the period products made by the big brands she'd been using her whole life are made of heavily processed, synthetic materials.  Connect further by visiting Get Only's Instagram and Website. 
30:43
June 01, 2022
Ep 021 with our friend Liz Andolong
During today's epsiode, we chat with Liz Andolong, a wellness practitioner, facilitator, and intuitive teacher. Liz runs restorative practices ranging from collective energy healings to restorative yoga or yoga Nidra. Today, we talk about the mind-body and spirit connection and how having a balance of that helps us live our most authentic lives. Liz is a believer in trauma-informed practices being normalized, and that we should create space for stillness in our daily routines. If you'd like to connect further, you can find Liz at lizandolong.com, or on Instagram.
34:07
March 31, 2022
Ep 020 with our friend Madison Campbell of Leda Health
During today's chat with Madison Campbell of Leda Health, we talked about the company's goals for supporting both sexual assault survivors and perpetrators. Leda is tackling this from multiple angles, from supporting institutions through the process, providing a program to rehabilitate those that have committed sexual assault, and selling assault kits for victims. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Madison via Twitter. 
34:47
February 25, 2022
Ep 019 with our founders Katy & Sarah
This episode is a little different! Heidi Christine, Moss & Friend's esteemed editor, interviews Moss founders Katy Atherholt and Sarah Gear about what it was like to build a business over the past year. And, there's a huge announcement at the end (as well as some bloopers). Enjoy! 
30:40
January 26, 2022
Ep 018 with Our Friend Molly McGrath of Allara
During today's chat with Molly McGrath of Allara, focused on tackling Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, better known as PCOS. Allara is working to create a collaborative care model for PCOS treatment, bringing together all kinds of healthcare professionals. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Molly via LinkedIn. You can find some of Molly's work on Medium, and learn more on the Allara website. More importantly, you can find Lupini's TikTok here! 
22:49
December 15, 2021
Ep 017 with Our Friends Priyanka Jain & Laine Bruzek of Evvy Health
During today's chat with Priyanka Jain & Laine Bruzek of Evvy Health, we chat about the metrics of measuring health in female bodies, healthcare data set tracking, and how building their community first brought them to their brand. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with them via Instagram or head over to their website for more information. 
27:26
November 24, 2021
Ep 016 with Our Friend Brandon Boswell of Dorsata
During today's chat with Brandon Boswell of Dorsata,  we chat about how they're improving electronic healthcare records, what brought them into the pregnancy space, and partnerships they've made to improve their services. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Brandon via LinkedIn or visit Dorsata's website.
28:04
November 11, 2021
Ep 015 with Our Friend Maggie Richard of Santa Barbara Actuaries
During today's chat with Maggie Richard we talk about how the healthcare insurance system works, how companies calculate costs, and how the pandemic impacted the industry. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Maggie via LinkedIn or visit the Santa Barbara Actuaries website. 
36:50
October 27, 2021
Ep 014 with Our Friend Tina Harirchian of Blush Sands Creative
During today's chat with Tina Harirchian of Blush Sands Creative, we talk about how her background in public health and cognitive science has helped her develop processes in design thinking, such as using color theory and human-first thinking when creating brands and products that connect technology with their people. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Tina via email, Instagram, LinkedIn, or visit the Blush Sands Creative Website.
22:14
October 13, 2021
Ep 013 with Our Friend Aya Suzuki of Aavia
During today's chat with Aya Suzuki of Aavia, we talk about their gen-z focus hormone health app, how she got into the space, and experiences dealing with investors. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Aya on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok.
25:24
September 22, 2021
Ep 012 with Our Friend Jeanne Chung of Mighty Menopause
During today's chat with Jeanne Chung of Mighty Menopause, we talk about transitioning into how she got into the menopause space, the science behind Mighty Menopause's supplements, and how she's rewriting the narrative of what menopause is and how women experience it. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Jeanne on Instagram. If you're interested in the data, feel free to contact Jeanne directly by emailing jeannechung@mighty-menopause.com.
28:22
September 08, 2021
Ep 011 with Our Friend Suhaila Baheyeldin of Kohl Studio
During today's chat with Suhaila Baheyeldin of Kohl Studio, we talk about transitioning into healthcare design, how she keeps herself balanced, and how important it is for designers to understand their true responsibility. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Suhaila to continue the conversation on Instagram: @suhailaskb, @kohlstudio
43:51
August 25, 2021
Ep 010 with Our Friend Kathryn Cross of Anja
During today's chat with Kathryn Cross of Anja, we talk about building in public, quickly, and using social media as a tool to build your business. We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Kathryn to continue the conversation on Twitter.
29:45
August 11, 2021
Ep 009 with Our Friend Lex Oiler of Peachy Pay
During today's chat with Lex Oiler of Peachy Pay, female entrepreneurship, company culture, and the experience of building something that puts design first.  We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Lex to continue the conversation on Twitter.
38:53
July 21, 2021
Ep 002 with Our Friend Zach Pousman of Helpfully
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For episode 002 we talk with our friend Zach Pousman of Helpfully, an R&D shop based in Atlanta, GA. We talk about design strategy, building relationships as a consultant, and large vs small scale problem-solving! We hope you enjoy the episode and check out Zach on Twitter @thinky along with the Helpfully website and Twitter.
35:43
July 07, 2021
Ep 008 with Our Friend Lisa deBettencourt of Forge Harmonic
In today's chat with Lisa deBettencourt of Forge Harmonic, we talk about the importance of rigorous product testing, risk mitigation, and financial models for startups.  We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Lisa to continue the conversation on LinkedIn or Twitter.
43:04
June 23, 2021
Ep 007 with Our Friend Meg Dryer of Evidation
During today's chat with Meg Dryer of Evidation, we talk about her design career, transitioning to healthcare design, and best practices for building trust.  We hope you enjoy the episode and feel free to connect with Meg to continue the conversation on LinkedIn.
39:39
June 09, 2021
Ep 006 with Our Friend Ben Meszaros of O/M
In today's conversation, we engage with the question of empathy, intelligence, and activism in the world of design. Listen in to learn about Ben, a designer working to create a better world. 
45:59
May 27, 2021
Ep 005 with Our Friends Shainoor Khoja and Barrie Hadfield of Thriving.ai
Today we continue our discussion of aging care through a talk with the incredible team at Thriving.ai. Listen in to learn about how ambient technology, machine learning, and design thinking can merge to create a more empathetic and connected world for seniors.
41:06
May 01, 2021
Ep 004 with Our Friend Emily Lonsdale of West End Seniors Network
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During today's chat with Emily Lonsdale of the West End Seniors Network, we chat about aged care, guardianships (#freebritney), and how to create equitable aging experiences.  We hope you enjoy the episode and check Emily out on Twitter @emma_shai and LinkedIn.
39:11
March 08, 2021
Ep 003 with Our Friend Jackie Dinarte of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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Today we talk with our friend Jackie Dinarte of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. We chat about design for healthcare and how to protect vulnerable users with some great real-life examples from Jackie's time at the hospital innovation lab. We hope you enjoy the episode and check Jackie out on Twitter @jackiedinarte.
44:12
February 14, 2021
Who is Moss - Ep 001 with Kylie Timpani
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Hello! Welcome to episode 001 with our friend Kylie Timpani. We talk about starting a studio remotely & during a pandemic, our approach to design for healthcare and wellness, and dig into who Moss is! Huge thanks to Kylie for acting as our host for this introduction - check her out on Twitter @kylietimpani ✨
41:00
January 15, 2021