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Kate O’Brien named head of people at Better Practice

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May 4, 2023
By Talent Canada

Kate O'Brien. Photo: LinkedIn

Kate O’Brien has been named head of people at Practice Better, a a provider of practice management software for health and wellness professionals.

In her new role, O’Brien will be responsible for building and leading Practice Better’s people operations including talent acquisition, employee engagement, and leadership development, as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives, the company said.

O’Brien has more than six years of experience in human resources and talent management. She will be working alongside Nathalie Garcia, co-founder of Practice Better, to help scale the team and cultivate the future of the employee experience, it said.

“We’re pleased to welcome Kate to Practice Better as our new Head of People,” said Garcia. “She’s joining a strong management team and will immediately add value with her high energy, business acumen, and commitment to employee development. Kate brings a deep understanding of talent recruitment and retention experience that is integral to building a world-class team.”


Before joining Practice Better, O’Brien was people operations and HR lead at Lane, a workplace experience platform where she successfully grew the team from five to 130 while supporting a growth in valuation from $1 million to $200 million, it said. She is also actively involved in many organizations, serving as an Advisor for 81cents, a pay equity non-profit, and a mentor with Monday Girl, a social group for young professionals.

“I am excited to join Practice Better and be part of the company’s mission to empower health and wellness professionals worldwide. I believe that a strong and engaged team is essential to achieving this goal, and I am committed to fostering a culture of inclusivity, growth, and development,” said O’Brien, Head of People at Practice Better.

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