Misfits Gaming Group (MGG), the Florida-based esports and entertainment organization, has brought on Carolyn Rubenstein, Ph.D. as its first-ever chief wellness adviser. Dr. Rubenstein specializes in the diagnosing and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.
Rubenstein will be responsible for building and tailoring programs for MGG teams including its League of Legends, Call of Duty League and Overwatch League franchises. Additionally, she will work across the board with content creators and all MGG staff with the aim of bolstering and strengthening the organization’s productivity and culture.
According to MGG, Rubenstein will oversee each program which will be customized “based on the analysis and specifications needed to help teams and individuals focus on their mental health and well-being.” The ultimate goals for Rubenstein and MGG are to achieve sustained success both physically and mentally.
Additionally she will analyze the MGG culture at a higher level and support the organization’s broader goals of “developing a family atmosphere, which includes interviewing and strategically hiring candidates that will fit within the organizational culture.”
In addition to her new position, Rubenstein has ties to the organization through her husband Ben Spoont, the founder and CEO of Misfits, and her parents Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who own a majority stake in the Misfits Gaming Group.
As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Rubenstein will moderate the Women of Misfits speaker series on May 14 with Born This Way Foundation Executive Director Maya Enista Smith.
In April, MGG announced “Women of Misfits” an advocacy platform that will see speakers come and speak on various topics to empower women and girls that may be looking to work in the esports space. The series started on May 4 with Comedian GloZell Green and Misfits Chief Development Officer Hillary Matchett. Future speakers will include professional baseball coach Bianca Smith in June, 4x Olympic gold medalist Angela Ruggiero in July and tennis legend Chris Evert in August.
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