Business Advisor

Emily Furnari, PhD

Emily Furnari, PhD

Hi there!

I've been passionate about psychology and mental health since I was very young. My initial path led me to pursue a Bachelor's and PhD in Education with a focus on the psychological factors that impact our ability to learn. From there, I became passionate about delivering behavioral healthcare where it is needed most. I worked with a Child Psychiatrist to found a nation-wide telebehavioral health company. After growing that business for 8 years, I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute what I've learned to other small and growing healthcare organizations.

I believe we can all have a professional path using our best talents, doing what we love, AND driving value for others in our community. For me, that sweet spot is building and creating successful businesses that can deliver quality and sustainable care.

I recently faced some of my own challenges with women's health, and became exceedingly disappointed by the lack of consideration that was given to my mental well-being along with everything else. My mission has since been to expand behavioral health services into as many primary and specialty care settings as possible. After meeting the leaders at RPC, Kristin, Nichelle, and Elaine, I knew I wanted to get involved. My goal is to help grow their presence to give more women access to the care they deserve.

In my free time, I love to cook up new recipes, do puzzles, take walks, spend time with my partner, and pamper my larger-than-life chihuahua, Nala.