Lunae to establish corporate headquarters at the Western Kentucky University Innovation Campus

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new addition to the Commonwealth’s booming health care industry as Lunae LLC, the management service organization of Oria Health, plans to establish its corporate headquarters at the Western Kentucky University Innovation Campus. The Texas-based telehealth company will invest $266,000 to bring innovative health care solutions to the Commonwealth.

“Ensuring that Kentuckians from every corner of the state have access to quality health care services is critical to the Commonwealth’s continued success and growth,” said Gov. Beshear. “I want to thank company leadership for believing in the Commonwealth and South Central Kentucky and I looking forward to their future success.”

Company leaders will locate the new headquarters at the WKU Innovation Campus, establishing Oria Health’s first location in the Commonwealth. The project is anticipated to create up to 33 full-time jobs, consisting of a core team of full-time staff and contractors to support ongoing operations. Oria will also add Kentucky licensure for its current team of 50 therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists to help increase access to immediate telehealth services for Kentuckians.

Oria Health is a leading telehealth-first behavioral health company dedicated to revolutionizing health care delivery and ensuring access where it is needed most. Focusing on improving patient outcomes and access to quality care, Oria Health develops innovative tools and technologies that empower therapists and health care providers. Oria Health is the core client of Lunae, which uses human-centered design principles and multiple developmental and learning theories to take the creativity and the brilliance of innovation to create something tangible.

“When discussing expansion, we knew we needed to find somewhere special,” said Oria CEO and Lunae co-founder Amanda Havard. “We’ve chosen Bowling Green because we can see it is uniquely poised to build an uplifting, cohesive, collaborative community for innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives.”

The WKU Innovation Campus is an applied research and intellectual hub that spurs innovative collaboration, promotes problem-solving and nurtures talent to elevate the economy and region. Through real-world applications and entrepreneurial support, the Innovation Campus engages and connects researchers, students and start-ups with corporations, industry leaders and local businesses to tackle challenges and foster a talent-first strategy to meet the needs of the region’s growing industries.

“Amanda Havard and her teams at Oria Health and Lunae are collaborative thought leaders, said Buddy Steen, WKU Innovation Campus CEO. “That makes them perfect additions to our entrepreneurial ecosystem and to the community of co-creators we have across the WKU Innovation Campus.”

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