Created by people with OCD and some of the world's top experts. Experience and expertise, driving every aspect of our mission.
Scientific Advisory Board
Edna Foa, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Dr. Foa is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She has won numerous awards for researching OCD and PTSD and developing highly effective treatment methods for both.
Jamie Feusner, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Director of the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program since 2006, Dr. Feusner is an internationally recognized researcher and clinician for OCD and related disorders.
Michael Jenike, MD
Scientific Advisor
Dr. Jenike founded the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital and the Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Clinic and Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and has published over 200 articles.
Alex Leow, MD, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Dr. Leow is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, and an Attending Physician at the University of Illinois Hospital. She is a renowned computational neuroimaging researcher.
Patrick McGrath, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Dr. McGrath is Assistant Vice President of Residential Services for AMITA Health and Director of the Foglia Family Foundation Residential Treatment Center and the Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and OCD. He is President of OCD Midwest, President of Anxiety Centers of Illinois, Scientific Advisor at IOCDF, and author of The OCD Answer Book.
Chris Pittenger, MD, PhD
Scientific Advisor
As a tenured faculty member at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Yale OCD Researcher Clinic, Dr. Pittenger has received numerous awards for his research on OCD and related disorders. He is also Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Training Program at Yale.
Barbara Van Noppen, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Dr. Van Noppen is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Assistant Chair of Education, and Co-Director of the OCD Treatment and Research Program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She is internationally known for developing Multifamily Behavioral Treatment (MFBT).
Clinical Advisors
Dr. Jenny Yip
Clinical Advisor
As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and the Director of the Renewed Freedom Center, Dr. Jenny Yip is a nationally recognized OCD expert.
Dr. Kevin Chapman
Clinical Advisor
The Former Director of the University of Louisville’s Center for Mental Health Disparities, Dr. Kevin Chapman specializes in treating OCD using ERP and CBT. He also treats other anxiety disorders.
Taylor Newendorp
Clinical Advisor
As a leader of OCD Midwest, the President of the Chicago Counseling Center, and a former clinical supervisor at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Taylor Newendorp has helped people with OCD for decades.
Growth Advisors
Glen Tullman
Growth Advisor, Board Member
A visionary leader and entrepreneur, Tullman previously ran Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) that changed the way healthcare is delivered. He is the current CEO of Livongo Health, and a Forbes contributor.
Matt Thompson
Growth Advisor
After receiving an MBA from Stanford, Thompson has focused on growing tech, telecom, and media businesses, often publishing articles in tech and finance magazines. He’s an SVP at Skyview Capital.
John Joe Smith
Growth Advisor
With his expertise in mobile growth hacking, Smith helps tech startups grow quickly. He’s the Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at
Our Team
Stephen Smith
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Stephen founded nOCD after feeling frustrated with a lack of resources and community during his own OCD recovery. In his spare time, he enjoys running hill sprints, listening to audiobooks, and eating breakfast no matter the time of day.
Larry Trusky
Chief Technology Officer
25+ year veteran of healthcare information technology, responsible for technology and operations for nOCD. Passionate about bringing innovative solutions to market and being part of a mission driven culture. Go Badgers!
Jamie Feusner
Chief Medical Officer
Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Director of the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program since 2006, Dr. Feusner is an internationally recognized researcher and clinician for OCD and related disorders.
Ari Cohen
VP of Strategic Partnerships
Ari joins us after stints in the US and Israeli governments in a variety of life sciences capacities, and is excited to expand our strategic partnerships with the corporate world. Outside of work, he enjoys biking, eating, travel, and art.
Maggie Gilbert
Senior Growth Marketing Manager
Maggie has six years of experience in growing native app communities and is excited to apply her skills to such a meaningful mission. She enjoys spreadsheets, running silly distances, and playing with her two cats and dog. She’s a dog person at heart– don’t tell her cats.
Stephanie Lonsway, PhD
Clinical Director
Stephanie is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training and extensive experience in treating OCD and related disorders. She uses exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based therapies.
Molly Chao
Director of Product Design
Molly’s work at nOCD spans strategy, experience design, and branding. She is passionate about making meaningful experiences that solve real problems and bring enjoyment to users. Before nOCD, Molly worked as a design lead at Grubhub and Walgreens. When not at work, you can find her exploring nature, painting, or petting her cat Fattie.
Anil Vaitla
Software Engineer
Anil works on Backend Services, iOS, and Android apps. Before nOCD, he spent the greater part of his career in operations work at Hulu. He likes to spend his afternoons with family. Hi Mom!
Ilyas Patanam
Software Engineer
Ilyas wants to make it easier for people to get evidence-based care, and is revamping nOCD’s iOS app. Previously, he was a data scientist at Neural Analytics and researched statistical genetics at Duke University.
Patrick Carey
Content Strategist
Patrick joined our team to help people get better information about mental health. He writes for our blog, app, and website while managing some of our partnerships. On weekends he drinks too much coffee and wishes he had a dog.
Phoebe Kranefuss
Content Marketing Coordinator
Phoebe is part of the nOCD content team. She writes about life with OCD and leverages social media to engage with and acquire new nOCD community members. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, and loves rock climbing, reading, and dogs.
Megan Rogers-Reilley
Operations Coordinator
Megan manages our operations and branding, assists the marketing and sales teams, and moderates our in-app community. On the weekend you’ll find her working on her fashion and lifestyle blog or exploring Chicago’s wide array of trendy restaurants and coffee shops.
Chris Lam
Software Engineer
Chris joined nOCD as a full-stack engineer after working at a proprietary trading firm since his graduation from University of Illinois. He’s excited about developing software and gleaning insights from data to improve people’s lives.
Ray Li
Software Engineer
Ray's expertise is in Android development. He has published 7 apps and is an avid contributor to the Android community. In his spare time, he enjoys making apps, running, and staying hydrated.
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