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VRenity: Innovating Mental Health Care with Virtual Reality

VRenity represents a pioneering force in the virtual reality (VR) space, with a strong focus on leveraging the transformative power of VR technology to enhance mental health and improve quality of life. Founded by Nolie MacDonald, VRenity is not just a company but a vision that seeks to harness the potential of virtual reality to offer therapeutic solutions for individuals facing mental health challenges such as PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

At the core of VRenity's mission is the development of immersive virtual experiences that transport users to breathtaking natural landscapes and serene environments, aiding in solace and healing. This is achieved through the creation of the VRenity Room, an innovative concept designed for optimal tranquility, where users can engage with highly detailed, hyper-realistic 360-degree environments. These environments are not only visually immersive but also incorporate state-of-the-art spatial audio and plans to include sensory elements such as scent, further enhancing the user experience.

VRenity's approach is deeply rooted in the latest digital therapeutics research and VR technology, offering a holistic and personalized therapy option. The company's development strategy includes the integration of AI text-to-video capabilities, allowing for the customization of each scene to meet the unique needs and preferences of its users. This level of personalization, combined with the therapeutic potential of VR, positions VRenity as a trailblazer in the field of mental health and wellness.

With plans to launch on Meta Quest 3 in Q4 of 2024 and expand to Apple Vision Pro in 2025, VRenity aims to make its therapeutic VR experiences accessible to a wide audience. The company's business model also anticipates the integration of Virtual Reality Therapy as a billable and reimbursable healthcare option, highlighting the potential for significant impact in the healthcare sector.

VRenity's commitment to innovation, therapeutic efficacy, and user-centered design reflects its slogan "Just Imagine," inviting users to explore the limitless possibilities of VR as a tool for healing and well-being.

Nolie MacDonald CEO VRenity

Nolie MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Nolie MacDonald is a visionary leader with a 20-year career that includes spearheading digital transformations in marketing and technology at a global technology solutions provider. Her remarkable integration of advanced technology and her passion for using augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) in mental health treatment, stemming from her personal journey, have positioned her as an influential figure in these fields. This foundation was instrumental in shaping VRenity's mission to build a better future for trauma treatment using AR/VR technology.

 
 
John Bulldis VRenity COO

John Bulldis

Chief Operations Officer

John Bulldis, a COO at VRenity, is a highly esteemed retired military officer and an accomplished senior executive renowned for his purpose-driven approach in operational excellence, leadership development, and strategic advisory. His expertise lies in elevating small businesses with innovative operational strategies. An alumnus of Washington State University with an Executive MBA, John also holds a MIS from Bowie State University, a Master of Science in Logistics Management/Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from Park University. His distinguished career is marked by a consistent track record of success, making him an invaluable asset to VRenity with his profound experience and insights.

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Corey Broshious

Chief Technology Officer

Corey, an experienced engineer and dedicated VR enthusiast, has spent 17 years in the tech industry, driven by his passion for cutting-edge technology and Virtual Reality (VR). With a deep belief in the transformative power of technology, he's committed to creating immersive experiences and inspiring the next generation through tech education. In his free time, Corey explores the latest VR innovations, shaping a bright future for healthcare and immersive technology.

Shane Miller

Shane Miller

Chief Financial Officer

Shane Miller is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in finance, strategy, and engineering, notably serving as Vice President and CFO at Expedia for a decade. His expertise spans Fortune 500 companies like Accenture, AT&T, and M&M/Mars, where he contributed significantly to business growth and executed complex projects. With an MBA from the University of Washington and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, Shane combines strategic insight with analytical prowess. Passionate about building consumer brands, he excels in developing impactful strategies, fostering team collaboration, and nurturing client relationships, creating an environment of trust and success.

 
Eric Nevala

Eric Nevala

Senior Virtual Reality Programmer

Eric Nevala is a seasoned software engineer with over twenty years of experience, renowned for launching the indie VR game "Spellbound" on Steam. A Marine Corps veteran, he distinguished himself as a "combat programmer" in war zones, where he developed vital systems for civil reconstruction projects and strategic tools for NATO. His expertise extends to managing IT infrastructure and innovating in AR & VR simulations at Meta Research Labs, including the creation of a sophisticated 80-node render farm from scratch. Eric's career also includes impactful roles at Raytheon, where he worked on avionics training software, and at Electronic Arts, contributing to the Frostbite game engine, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to technological innovation and excellence.

Sarah MacDonald

Sarah MacDonald

Marketing Intern

Sarah, a Marketing Intern at VRenity, combines her passion for mental health with her marketing role, providing invaluable support to the team. Her commitment to making a positive impact in the mental health arena is evident in her innovative approach to marketing strategies, making her an indispensable member of the company. Sarah's enthusiasm and unique perspective enhance our campaigns, highlighting her potential as a future leader in the Digital Therapeutics field.