Learn to Live Promotes Sarah Thorstad to President and Chief Operating Officer
6/13/2023 12:00:00 AM
(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn) June 13, 2023- Today, Learn to Live, a leading digital mental health provider, announced that Sarah Thorstad will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Sarah will oversee growth teams, including sales and marketing, and the finance team, with other senior staff members reporting to her.
“Sarah has been an invaluable member of the Learn to Live team since she joined us in 2021,” said Learn to Live Co-founder and CEO, Dale Cook. “Sarah’s exceptional leadership skills, innovative thinking, and ability to navigate challenges has made a significant impact on our company and I have full confidence that Sarah will continue to excel in her new role.”
During Sarah’s time at Learn to Live, the company has successfully launched two new programs, onboarded key leadership roles, and grown its client base to bring clinically based mental health programs to those suffering from some of the most common mental health problems.
Prior to joining Learn to Live, Sarah focused on strategic execution and innovation across the health care ecosystem in a variety of positions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and its parent company Stella. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President at Stella, and she previously held various roles at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, including Vice President of Enterprise Health Solutions and Vice President of Capability & Vendor Management. She began her health care career at Optum.
Learn to Live currently offers a robust suite of services based on the clinically-proven strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) including digital programs and support tools, and live clinician coaching. Learn to Live services are currently available to over 33 million people through employers, health plans, schools, and providers, offering tools to address social anxiety; depression; stress, anxiety & worry; panic; insomnia; resilience; and substance use.
About Learn to Live
Learn to Live is a leading digital mental health provider that brings together the clinically-proven strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an easily accessible technology platform and live clinician coaching to provide a high-value benefit delivered through health plans, employers, schools and providers. The programs are designed to help people live better lives by addressing some of the most common mental health problems, including social anxiety; depression; stress, anxiety & worry; panic; insomnia; and substance use with a consistent focus on resilience and mindfulness. Learn to Live provides effective help to millions of people through a digital model that addresses the greatest barriers to receiving care: access, cost and stigma.