Sona arrives and immediately calls us a bunch of geeks.

Sona Mehring is a businesswoman and the Founder and CEO of the nonprofit organization CaringBridge. She created the first CaringBridge Website in 1997. Based upon the idea of keeping friends and family informed when someone is facing any health journey, Mehring’s vision was to create a free service that would not only ease the stress of communication, but also provide a means for people to express encouragement and support to ones they love. Each website includes pictures and journal updates, as well as an online guestbook allowing all parties to stay informed without placing extra demands on hospital staff.