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Pioneer in U.S. Workplace Mental Health, Kelly Greenwood, to Step Down as Mind Share Partners’ CEO at End of Year

New nationwide CEO search begins as Greenwood prepares to pass the baton.

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SAN FRANCISCO – Mind Share Partners’ Founder, Kelly Greenwood, announced today that after seven years, she is stepping down as CEO at the end of 2023. She has helped to catalyze a national movement for workplace mental health. 


In 2017, Greenwood launched Mind Share, which became a first-mover in the now proliferating workplace mental health space. The nonprofit has served more than 100 corporate clients, has almost 500 organizations in its mental health ERG community, and has raised over $6 million.


"When Kelly formed Mind Share Partners, employees suffered in silence due to the stigma of discussing mental health at work,” said current Board Chair and Founding Board Member, Jill Miller. “She courageously launched Mind Share Partners without the foresight of a looming pandemic that would illuminate and amplify the mental health tolls so many of us carry. Kelly’s visionary leadership, cross-sector savvy, vulnerability, and grit over the last seven years paved the way to normalize mental health at work, for leaders and employees to share their stories, and to open the gates to companies prioritizing mentally healthy cultures.”


Greenwood has grown the custom workplace training, strategic advising, and implementation arm of the nonprofit with clients across size, region, and industry, such as BlackRock, Morrison Foerster, and Pinterest.  


On the advocacy side, she pioneered landmark research on workplace mental health and showcased the findings in Harvard Business Review, which have also been covered by international media outlets. Mind Share Partners is publishing its third workplace mental health report in October, which includes rare comparative pre-pandemic data. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review, including being a featured author in a first-of-its-kind book, the HBR Guide to Better Mental Health at Work


Greenwood has recounted her own personal mental health story publicly to normalize mental health challenges at work. She conceived of a C-suite storytelling campaign called Leaders Go First earlier this year and also spearheaded a collaboration with the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General.


“The time is right for a new leader to help create a vision 2.0, building upon the incredible track record that we’ve created,” Greenwood said. “We’re at an inflection point in the workplace mental health space and are also moving into the next phase of Mind Share’s growth. The last few years have brought their fair share of personal and professional challenges, including leading and parenting through a global pandemic, a racial reckoning, an increasing political divide, a surge in mental health as an issue area, and the unexpected loss of my dad. While it has been an absolute privilege and honor to lead Mind Share Partners, it’s now time to practice what we preach by rejuvenating and passing the baton to a new leader.”


The Board of Directors has retained national executive search firm NPAG to assist in leading the search for the next CEO. The job description is here. Greenwood will support the transition and continue to champion the movement and the organization as a Board member. 


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