Dr. Greg Bledsoe, who was state surgeon general under former Gov. Asa Hutchinson, has employee wellness firm Kindly Human of Dallas as a strategic advisor.
The company, which offers businesses a mental well-being technology platform featuring pre-clinical peer support, will provide clinical insights around preventative mental health, including the role of government in supporting the mental well-being of workplaces and communities.
Bledsoe was surgeon general from 2015-2023. Previous roles include positions at Arkansas Heart Hospital, Align MD, and faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned his M.D. at the UAMS and holds a master's in business administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
"I'm excited to work with Kindly Human," said Bledsoe said in a news release. "Often in my work as an emergency medicine physician, I've thought that my patients needed a kind ear to listen – not a doctor – to help them sort through everyday stressful issues.
"Kindly Human offers that preclinical, empathetic peer support and can help users manage mental health concerns before they become critical and much more costly healthcare expenses."