We work hard to further our mission to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world. Together, we serve millions of people by creating connections with family and friends in a time of need.
Sona Mehring Founder and Chief Ambassador
Sona founded CaringBridge, the first and most widely used social networking site focused on communicating with loved ones during a health journey, at a time when the Internet was just becoming a household name.
Sona is frequently recognized and honored for her passion and visionary leadership. In 2015 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored her as a top CEO in technology with the Titans of Technology Award. In 2014 The Women's Health Leadership TRUST named her one of the top 35 Women Leaders in Minnesota Health Care. In 2013 Minnesota Monthly placed her on their list of the 75 most influential people of the Twin Cities. She was named one of 2011's "Most Influential Women in Technology" by Fast Company.
Sona is a book author, a member of Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and a member of the National Caregiver Council.
Liwanag Ojala Chief Executive Officer
Liwanag leads management and provides operational direction for all aspects of CaringBridge. With her combined 16 years experience in digital strategy and as a practicing attorney, Liwanag brings a wonderful blend of senior management expertise and team building experience to CaringBridge. She is committed to creating a collaborative environment where successful teams can have fun. Liwanag is a recipient of the “40 Under 40” award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Darla Nemec Chief Financial Officer
Darla provides leadership, vision and direction for finance, human resources, administrative and facility services. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the accounting field, working for many high-growth companies. In 2011, Darla was named CFO of the Year by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in the nonprofit category.
Brigid Bonner Chief Experience Officer
Brigid directs all aspects of development, marketing and customer experience for the CaringBridge organization. Brigid brings more than 20 years of experience to CaringBridge as a senior e-commerce executive in many technology savvy, consumer-based businesses. Brigid is excited to help further the CaringBridge mission by leading a highly experienced user-centric team.
Chee Wong Chief Technology Officer
Chee oversees all aspects of information technology initiatives and functions for CaringBridge. He has over 20 years of experience in delivering technology-enabled solutions and leading high-performing global technology teams, and began his career as a software engineer. Prior to joining CaringBridge, he spent 20 years at Thomson Reuters. Chee is honored for the opportunity to do what he loves as a profession for a great organization and is excited to lead a strong technology team as they work towards furthering the CaringBridge mission.