Meet the Team

Essie Mugomba-Bird

Job Title: Founder & CEO


Esther Mugomba-Bird, (aka Essie) is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who began her career as a Registered Nurse after graduating with an associate degree in nursing from Edison State College, now known as Florida Southwestern State College. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Nova Southeastern University and then her master’s in nursing with a focus in Psychiatry from the University of Cincinnati.

Medical Interests:

Essie treats a variety of mental health illnesses to include the different forms of Depression, various anxiety disorders, PTSD, Binge eating disorders, Paranoid delusions, bipolar disorders, schizoaffective disorders as well as other forms of schizophrenia, substance Induced Mood disorders, OCD, to name a few. She also has a special interest in medication assisted addiction treatment.

 Essie believes that our Mental Health plays a major role in every aspect of our lives. Her lifelong dream has always been to bring awareness to an area that has been stigmatized for so long in addition to being under-served.  It is her belief that most mental health conditions can be controlled with proper care and treatment allowing those affected to go on and live healthier, happier lives.

Personal Profile: 

Essie has lived in Florida for more than 20 years. She has worked as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for over 10 years. She was nominated and voted by Gulf Shore Business Magazine as Health Care Hero in 2022 for her exceptional work in Mental Health. In 2020 she was nominated and voted for a leadership award by her peers at NCH HealthCare System. Essie loves to travel and believes that the best education one can possess is to travel and learn about other cultures. She also enjoys running outdoors, boxing and cardio MMA.

Tom Mutyabule

Job Title: Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO)


Masters in the study of Law- Hamline School of law
Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies/Conflict Resolution-Hamline University
Certificate in Paralegal Studies- Hamline University
Certificate in Health Care Compliance- Hamline School of Law HealthCare Law Institute.

Employment History:

Disability Examiner & Premium Waiver Analyst
Quality Control Analyst
Contract & Trade Compliance

Personal Profile & Community Service:

Tom has lived in Minnesota for over 20 years. He has a passion for volunteering and working with underserved communities. Tom has also served in domestic and international organizations. He loves to spend time with family and friends as well as learn about different cultures.