Our Team

Our values

Empathy: we are good listeners and have a big heart
Trust: you can always count on us
Data Ownership: you own your data, we'll never share it with any third parties
Humility: we have the science but we have so much more to learn, together
Grit: we do our mission with passion and we want to help millions (of millions) of you :)

Our mission

Helping millions of millions of people to have a better mental health & wellbeing, a better quality of life, including at work, with science
Helping organisations to improve their culture to value health & mental wellbeing at work
Having a societal impact, making people healthier & happier
Having a societal impact, making people healthier & happier

Meet Our Team

Dr Romain Bourse

General practitioner, coordinating doctor in a medical care and rehabilitation clinic, and head of a daycare hospital (‘hôpital de jour ’Fr). Romain is a graduate of the University of Reims and a specialist in pain management, sports medicine, osteopathy, and mesotherapy. He brings his expertise in comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and integrative management of chronic conditions through personalised rehabilitation programs.

Guillaume Lauridon
Business development & innovation

With a wide international experience at Deloitte as director, partner and speaker, Guillaume is specialized in business transformation, change management et human resources.

Roxane Bakker
Registered Dietitian

Roxane is a registered Dietitian with over 6 years in the personalised nutrition space. She has worked with a variety of health start-ups leveraging digital tools to drive innovation and ultimately help people improve their health. She is a strong advocate of looking at health through a holistic lens and in her practice with clients looks at topics beyond nutrition such as exercise, stress management and sleep routine.

Céline Patouillard

A registered physiotherapist with 14 years of experience, Céline specializes primarily in women's health, as well as posture and balance. She also has experience in elite sports physiotherapy, particularly in athletics and cycling.

Dr Charles Velter

Doctor dermatologist, laureate of the Faculty Paris V René Descartes in 2004, specialist in dermato-venereology, with master's degrees in oncology and ethics, with a particular interest in psychodermatology and the impact of stress on skin diseases. Holds editorial positions and is a member of the scientific committees of several publications

Dr. Lavinia Ionita
CEO & Medical Director

Lavinia is a medical doctor and the founder of Sorcova. Passionate about the science of preventative health, she aims to help people at scale for having a better health & quality of life. She completed Master’s degrees in Addictology, Clinical Psychology & Psychopathology, and also a Certificate in Omics Science from Stanford.

Alex Glontaru

Alex, an Artificial Intelligence Engineer with over a decade of industry experience, has worked for leading tech companies like Amazon and Twitter, as well as various startups, spearheading their AI transformation efforts. He is also the founder of Sapiema, a platform dedicated to making AI accessible to non-technical professionals.

Juliette Marquès

Juliette is a marketing & sales expert and leader specialized in the digital world, with a background in international business. Driven by a passion for societal change, she is committed, within Sorcova Health, to breaking workplace taboos, in particular by tackling the widespread issue of stress being all too normalized, with the aim of creating a better future.

Cristiano Madeira
Technologie & Mobile

With twelve years of experience within the tech sector, I have navigated different roles as a software engineer, engineer manager, and co-founder across early-stage and fast-paced hyper-growth startups, as well as established businesses like Rocket Internet, Choco and OLX.

Dr Cristian Iancu
Doctor scientist

Cristian is a medical doctor and also a PhD laureate with more than 15 years of experience in clinical diagnosis and medical research, mainly in molecular biology laboratories. He has several peer-reviewed publications and a strong interest in bioinformatics, stem cells, ethics, anthropology.

Dr. Minh Bui

Dr Bui is a dentist who's graduated from Paris Descartes and is interested in the impact of stress on the dental environment. She has also completed an entrepreneurial program at UC Berkeley and has worded in the tech industry since.

Guillaume Hecquet
Psychiatrist | Addictions specialist

Psychiatrist and psychotherapist, hospital practitioner in addictions at Marmottan Hospital in Paris, graduated from Paris 7 University. He specialises in the treatment of addictions, psycho-trauma, and chronic stress.

Frédéric Dériano
Healthcare and psychology

Clinical psychologist, graduated from Paris Cité University, with 20 years of experience in major corporations/businesses. Frederic offers psychological support for issues such as stress and emotion management and addictions, among others.

Ana Talpau
Data science

Ana is an engineer with a big interest in Data Science. She studied communications and electronics engineering @Iasi Technical University in Romania. Passionate about human biology, and helping people improve their well-being, she brings a meticulous eye for detail and she is excited to contribute to innovative health solutions.

Isabell Britsch

Isabell teaches mindfulness and self-compassion in regular meditation classes, dedicated courses over 4-8 weeks, and one to one. Her emphasis is on facilitating a deepening of self awareness through understanding our internal psychology - our patterns of behaviour and how they influence our lives.

Lili Banovici
Data Science

Lili is a data analyst with a background in Economic Informatics, graduating from the Faculty of Economic Sciences. She also worked as a specialized educator, supporting adults with psychological disorders. Recently, Ioana has specialized in data science, where she transforms data into strategic insights. Passionate about leveraging data to improve decision-making, she aims to create a positive impact through her analytical expertise.

Odila Caminos
Instructrice pleine conscience & dramathérapeute

Diplômée à l'institut de Psychologie de l'Université Paris Descartes, instructrice de Pleine conscience MBCT/MBRP formée auprès de Zindel Sega, Odila intervient en addictologie depuis plus de 10 ans en proposant des techniques sur l'affirmation de soi, de méditation et pleine conscience, d’écriture thérapeutique ou encore de dramathérapie, comme outils de psychoéducation pour prévenir la rechute et booster le bien-être global.

Rachid Hammoudi
Sport coach

Rachid is a certified sport coach having acquired several expertises and methodologies in the physical exercise domain. He worked for several well-known gym clubs in Paris, while also working with enterprises for their teams. He is also organising sport related events. With Sorcova, he provides onsite and online group exercise sessions.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Elisa Kaufmann
Psychiatrist & psychotherapist| Appraiser

Elisa is a specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, expert in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She is based in Switzerland, treating a variety of mental disorders, with a focus on depression, burnout, anxiety disorders, phobias.

Eric Carrey
Audit Croix Rouge

Directeur de l’audit, du contrôle interne et de la qualité de la Croix-Rouge Française où il œuvre pour l’amélioration continue, en particulier dans les domaines liés au bien-être au travail. Avec une carrière militaire, il a aussi exercé des responsabilités administratives au sein du ministère des Armées ainsi qu’au Conseil d’État. Passionné par la transmission, il intervient depuis 10 ans dans des écoles prestigieuses telles que l’ESSEC ou la Sorbonne pour y partager son expérience et expertise.

Florian Douetteau
AI & Technology

Florian Douetteau studied mathematics, logic, and computer science at the École normale supérieure in Paris from 1999 to 2003. He discovered "data" through the lens of search engines at the age of 20 at Exalead where he began his career and stayed for a decade. In 2013, he founded Dataiku, a startup that develops an Enterprise AI platform, enabling companies to turn their data into powerful AI models at scale.

Omkar Pimple

Omkar is an engineering leader & entrepreneur with an extensive and varied background in mobile application development. He is a builder that loves
building products that make people happy -
he has a personal presence on the Android
Play Store grossing five million
(5,000,000+) downloads across 180+

Dr Horia Stanescu
Researcher | UCL

Horia is a specialist in Medical Genetics, with more than 20 years international experience in biomedical research. Having spent four years at the National Human Genome Research Institute in the USA, he has brought his expertise to the University College London where he co-directs a multidisciplinary Genetic Analysis Group.

Kevin Contrepois
Researcher | Stanford University

Kévin is an expert in omic research in the context of precision medicine & preventative health. He is director of metabolomics and lipidomics in the Dep. of Genetics at Stanford University (USA) and scientific director of Stanford Metabolic Health Center.

Dr Patrick Hanaway
Doctor Scientist | Cleveland Clinic

Patrick is a board-certified family physician trained at Washington University. For more than 20 years he was worked with his wife, Dr. Lisa Lichtig, in clinical practice at Family to Family: Your Home for Whole
Health Care in Asheville, NC.

Pr Jean-Michel Oughourlian
Psychiatrist | Professor Emeritus Sorbonne

Pr Oughourlian is an neuropsychiatrist and psychologist as well as a writer and philosopher recognised for his work on the mimetic theory of desire. He was a professor at University of Sorbonne Paris V, teaching clinical psychopathology for more than 15 years. He is involved in the fight against poverty, exclusion, and sickness through the defense of the physical, psychological, and spiritual integrity of individuals.

Pr Francois Tarragano
Cardiologist | American Hospital of Paris

Dr Tarragano is a physician cardiologist, chief of cardiology department of Americain Hospital of Paris. He is also a consultant at Lariboisiere Hospital and Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital in London. With extensive experience in interventional cardiology, Dr Tarragano is also interested in preventative health and personalised medicine.

Amanda Fornal
Business Consultant | Explorer | Women in STEM Advocate

Amanda has 25 years of experience as a technology professional and business consultant. She has diverse industry experience implementing software, optimizing processes, and executing change management strategies. She is the founder of Founder Buddies and Women in Exploration and a director at an early-stage startup accelerator. Amanda is also an executive coach trained through Columbia.

Laetitia Vitaud
Future of work

Laetitia is a writer and speaker about the future of work and consumption. She believes in that values of craftsmanship (autonomy, creativity, responsibility) will emancipate workers and help companies create more value(s)

Pascal Gené
Healthcare Management | Lifescience

Pascal Gené is a senior executive, with a medical background and an extensive expertise in the healthcare ecosystem. He worked more than 25 years at IBM France & Europe, including IBM Watson Health business unit, with focus on health and real life data, analytics and cognitive solutions for healthcare and life sciences professionals. He is very passionate about preventative health, ethics and environment.