Originally appeared in OpsLens, written by Marjorie K. Eastman.

In 2018, as a spin-off and salute to the original 2003 deck of 52 Most Wanted playing cards, let’s honor post 9/11 frontline leaders here at home. Once a week, for 52 weeks this year, OpsLens will post a card highlighting one of the 52 Most Wanted Post 9/11 Frontline Leaders. You’ll learn the top facts about their business or organization, as well as why they made the list, which comes down to impact, scalability, health, and unique value proposition.

For NeuroFlow CEO and cofounder Christopher Molaro, the mission is personal. After graduating from the US Military Academy at West Point, he served in the Army for five years, including a tour in Iraq as a platoon leader. Coming back home, he witnessed firsthand how subjectivity in the mental health process too often results in poor quality of life and unnecessary financial costs—for veterans and civilians alike.

He identified the need for an objective, quantitative platform to empower providers and their patients. The potential of expanding into performance enhancement through biometric data-driven simulations and training was inspiring. Armed with a team of experts in neuroscience, physiology, and behavioral health, NeuroFlow launched in 2016.

NeuroFlow is a mobile application and website that is designed to better assess, track, and engage clients in the time spent between therapy sessions. Studies show that in between sessions is when those suffering from mental illness are most likely to struggle. NeuroFlow fills in this gap with digital exercises which positively reinforce self-care. Users are assigned homework such as journal entries, rating scales, and CBT style worksheets. Automated nudges help remind users to complete assignments. The company provides wireless biometric sensors to measure real-time emotional states like stress during exposure therapy, or relaxation during guided breathing exercises.

Named one of the top 5 mental health tech start-ups in the US, NeuroFlow is trailblazing a path for secure, real-time technology that optimizes mental wellness and performance through effective monitoring, positive reinforcement, and targeted guidance. Their bold assertion that they help mental health patients feel better faster is clearly more than a tagline.

NeuroFlow is a frontline leader that should be on your list of most wanted businesses to support in 2018.

Frontline Leader (Founder): Christopher Molaro.

Name of Company/Organization: NeuroFlow, founded 2016.

Location: HQ is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Post 9/11 Service Connection: U.S. Army (USMA and Field Artillery Officer).

Tours of Duty: One tour supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq.

One sentence tagline &/or mission statement: NeuroFlow helps mental health patients feel better faster.

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