Team

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Clinical & Scientific Advisors

Our team

We’re combining clinical, scientific, and digital healthcare expertise to bring effective care to people with OCD around the world

Glen Tullman

Executive Chairman

Glen Tullman

Executive Chairman

Glen Tullman is the Executive Chairman and Founder of Livongo Health (NASDAQ: LVGO), the consumer first digital health pioneer committed to empowering people with chronic conditions to live better and healthier lives. A visionary leader and entrepreneur, he previously ran two public companies, Allscripts and Enteprise Systems, that changed the way health care is delivered.

Alyssa Jaffee

Board Observer

Alyssa Jaffee

Board Observer

Alyssa Jaffee is a Partner at 7wireVentures where she focuses on investments in digital healthcare and technology-enabled services that empower consumers to be better stewards of their health in today’s changing healthcare ecosystem. Alyssa sits on the board of Ayogo Health and is a board observer with Clarify Medical, NOCD, and Higi.

Peter Christman

Board Member

Peter Christman

Board Member

Peter joined Chicago Ventures in 2015 and focuses on our enterprise SaaS, infrastructure and B2B marketplace investments. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in Political Science with Honors from the University of Notre Dame, where he was Captain of the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team and received USILA Academic All-American honors.

Dave Tamburri

Board Member

Dave Tamburri

Board Member

Dave is a Managing Partner of Health Enterprise Partners, L.P. Prior to joining HEP in 2009, Dave was a Vice President for Susquehanna Growth Equity, a private equity group focused on growth stage technology companies. He was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of Onward Healthcare, Inc., a Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe portfolio company.

Jessie Laurash

Board Observer

Jessie Laurash

Board Observer

Jessie joined HEP in 2017, while completing her MBA at Columbia Business School. Prior to joining the team, Jessie was the Director of Operations of MediQuire, a venture-backed healthcare data analytics company supporting Medicaid providers and payers in the transition to value-based care. At MediQuire, Jessie oversaw operations across the organization, including customer success, customer implementations, and general processes and project planning.

Jamie Feusner, MD

Chief Medical Officer

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.


Stephen Smith

CEO, Founder

Stephen Smith

CEO, Founder

Stephen founded NOCD after feeling frustrated with a lack of treatment resources and support 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.

Davida Vaughn, LPC

Clinical Operations Manager

Davida Vaughn, LPC

Clinical Operations Manager

Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in providing individual and group counseling to diverse populations with face to face and online formats. At NOCD, she supports the therapists in our network and will be focused on clinical initiatives to better our services and processes

Patrick McGrath, PhD

Head of Clinical Services

Patrick McGrath, PhD

Head of Clinical Services

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.

Gerald Palmer

VP of Service Operations

Gerald Palmer

VP of Service Operations

Gerald leads NOCD's contact center team, focused on delivering a top-notch patient experience. He has over 10 years of experience managing health care operations and is energized by the challenge of making treatment and support more accessible to people with OCD!

Larry Trusky

Chief Technology Officer

Larry Trusky

Chief Technology Officer

Larry is a 25+ year veteran of healthcare information technology, responsible for technology and operations at NOCD. He’s passionate about bringing innovative solutions to market and being part of a mission driven culture. Go Badgers!

Stephanie Lonsway, PhD

Clinical Director

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.

Chris Lam

Software Engineer

Chris Lam

Software Engineer

Chris joined NOCD as a full-stack engineer after working at a proprietary trading firm since his graduation from the University of Illinois. He’s excited about developing software and gleaning insights from data to improve people’s lives.

Anil Vaitla

Member Outreach

Anil Vaitla

Member Outreach

Anil works with members directly to understand the services that NOCD offers and what is best for their needs. Before NOCD, he spent the greater part of his career in operations work at Hulu. He likes to spend his evenings with family. Hi Mom!

Julissa Gonzalez

Director of Marketing

Julissa Gonzalez

Director of Marketing

Julissa is the Director of Marketing at NOCD, with a focus on lifecycle marketing, lead nurturing, and strategic communication. She is passionate about being part of an innovative, mission-driven organization. Before coming to NOCD, she worked in the tech, nonprofit, and healthcare spaces. Outside of work, you can find her walking around the city, trying to win a weekly step challenge.

Ted Faneuff, LCSW, MBA

Director of Network Operations

Ted Faneuff, LCSW, MBA

Director of Network Operations

Ted is a licensed clinical social worker with over 9 years of experience with anxiety disorders and chronic illness. He has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and training in ERP. He is also a Board Certified Telemental Health Provide and worked in private practice before joining NOCD.

John E. Jurich

Chief Revenue Officer

John E. Jurich

Chief Revenue Officer

John has cross-functional sales experience in his 16-year healthcare career from selling transplant insurance, disease management, wellness, behavioral, mental and specialty health solutions to health plans, employer groups, and ACOs. He is on two non-profit boards—Mission Haiti and MN Alliance with Youth—and enjoys being with family and friends near some type of water.

Elizabeth Sherman

Therapy Services Manager

Elizabeth Sherman

Therapy Services Manager

Elizabeth, or Beth to her friends at NOCD, leads the Therapy Service team to make sure that each member is able to access NOCD therapy and has a positive experience. With a background in Social Work and previous experience as a Case Manager, she is dedicated to ensuring each member has the opportunity to get the care that they need. Elizabeth is a proud plant mom,and in her free time enjoys reading and hiking.

Tim Rustohoven

Therapy Intake Manager

Tim Rustohoven

Therapy Intake Manager

Tim manages NOCD’s member sales team, focusing on creating a model for NOCD to receive new members and keep existing members. He has over 5 years of experience and has a passion for helping people with OCD get connected to specialty care!

Don Swan

VP, Client Success

Don Swan

VP, Client Success

Don joined NOCD to help scale our clinician and payer networks nationwide and expand our strategic partnerships. Prior to joining NOCD, he worked for a technology-focused investment firm in LA. A graduate of Pomona College, Don loves to try out different workout classes and spend time outdoors.

Molly Chao

VP, Product & Design

Molly Chao

VP, 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.

Maddie Pisanelli

Corporate Recruiter

Maddie Pisanelli

Corporate Recruiter

Maddie works closely with all teams on recruiting and onboarding processes. She is passionate about ensuring people with OCD receive the care they need. When she isn't at work, you can find her walking along the lakefront.

Ilyas Patanam

Director of Growth

Ilyas Patanam

Director of Growth

Ilyas manages all of our marketing campaigns, and works closely with our development and data science teams to apply their insights. Previously, he was a data scientist at Neural Analytics and researched statistical genetics at Duke University. He enjoys trying to remember the names of songs that are stuck in his head, and attempting to win at fantasy football.

Ray Li

Software Developer

Ray Li

Software Developer

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.

Clinical & Scientific Advisors

They’re world-renowned experts and therapists, using decades of experience to help us conduct research and move OCD science forward.

Taylor Newendorp, MA, LCPC

Clinical Advisor, NOCD Therapist

Taylor Newendorp, MA, LCPC

Clinical Advisor, NOCD Therapist

Taylor is President and Founder of Chicago Counseling Center and focuses on providing individualized help to people with OCD, anxiety and panic disorders, and specific phobias. He combines a variety of therapeutic practices like CBT and ERP with mindfulness techniques. Taylor is a member of OCD Midwest.

Kevin Chapman, PhD

Clinical Advisor

Kevin Chapman, PhD

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Chapman is a licensed psychologist with a private practice is Louisville and specializes in OCD, panic disorder, social anxiety, among other conditions. He serves on the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board for the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).

Jenny Yip, PsyD

Clinical Advisor

Jenny Yip, PsyD

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Yip is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and nationally recognized OCD and anxiety expert. She is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Edna Foa, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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.

Michael Jenike, MD

Scientific Advisor

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.

Chris Pittenger, MD, PhD

Scientific Advisor

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

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).