Our Team

Hope Through Healing

Our Mission

We are dedicated to making high-touch, low-cost mental health support accessible to under-resourced adolescents.

Who We Are

CHRISTINA GUILBEAU, FOUNDER

As a former middle school teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, our founder, Christina Guilbeau, saw the impact of the lack of accessible mental health services in our schools firsthand. 

She also experienced the difficulties of navigating the mental health care system as a Black woman whose struggles began in adolescence. Christina came to understand the challenges of the licensure process for mental health clinicians when her close friends and family members began to pursue various graduate degrees in the field, and she felt they were an under-leveraged resource given the insufficient amount of providers in our country. She was then motivated to virtually connect adolescents in need of accessible mental health support with highly-motivated and supervised clinician interns in need of licensure hours.

Christina holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned a Certificate in Social Innovation and Public Management. She was one of two students to receive the Stanford Social Innovation Fellowship in 2019, which provided her with the funding to launch Hopebound.

CAYLA WINN, PROGRAMS AND OPERATIONS MANAGER

Cayla Winn leads operations and programs at Hopebound. With both consulting and start-up experience, and a passion for helping those in need, Cayla has quickly become an indispensable part of the Hopebound team. 

Cayla’s passion for helping others and for mental health was cultivated through her own journey with depression and anxiety. Her experience has fostered a unique sense of empathy and an informed point of view on the best ways to initiate change and support the communities with which Hopebound works. 

Cayla holds a B.S. in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and joined Hopebound in 2020.

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