Our Team

Our experienced team is committed to transforming alcohol addiction treatment.

Tom Nix

 

CEO

Advisor, growth consultant, CEO; Positioning, Go to market, Marketing & Sales Operations, M&A, and Analytics. CEO with successful exits.

David Deacon

 PhD.

CEO

Advisor, growth consultant, CEO; Positioning, Go to market, Marketing & Sales Operations, M&A, and Analytics. CEO with successful exits.

John Mendelson

 MD.

CMO & PHYSICIAN

 

Professor of Medicine, UCSF; Senior Research Scientist Friends Research Institute; Medical Director, Bay Area Addiction Research and Treatment (BAART) Programs; Distinguished in Clinical Research and Primary Care Medical Practice.

Bob Nix

PhD.

CTO

 

Entrepreneur, Architect, Technologist; VP R&D and Principal Architect, Athena Health; CTO VP Eng. Peppercoin; Founder or CTO six more startups in fintech, enterprise software, ecommerce.

Sam Xu

 

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER

 

Enthusiast in building scalable real-time systems. Backend developer for athenaText and Epocrates. Over a decade of experience working with healthcare professionals.

Lili Fay

 MFT

COUNSELOR

 

Coaches behavior restructuring to empower her clients to practice daily harm-reduction skills which prevent or overcome dependency, so that they can achieve their recovery goals.

Sara Miller

  

COUNSELOR

 

Passionate about supporting people to reach their goals in recovery. Professional and personal background in substance abuse counseling and mentoring. Holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado, and is currently registered with CAADE.

Frances Evensen

  

OUTREACH

 

Entrepreneur, silicon valley veteran passionate about bringing new health care delivery systems to market.

Bruce Hodges

  

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

New York-based professional writer, editor, and fundraising consultant, with over three decades of experience in print and online text, public relations, and social media.

Advisory Board

Claudia Christian

 ACTOR

ADVISOR

 

Founder of C Three Foundation to help raise awareness of The Sinclair Method treatment for problem drinking. Film & Television actor with over 50 films and television roles to her credit.

Warren Bickel

 PhD.

ADVISOR

 

Director, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; past Wilbur Mills Professor of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Prevention, Department of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Charles O’Brien

 MD. PhD.

ADVISOR

 

Addiction and Mental Health Appel Professor and Vice Chair Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, U. Pennsylvania; Naltrexone developer; chair DSM-V committee for diagnosis of mental illness and addiction.

Ivan Diamond

MD. PhD.

ADVISOR

 

Neurology of Alcohol Addiction CSO Amygdala Neurosciences; Senior Advisor, Gilead; Prof. and Vice Chair Neurology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (Emeritus), UCSF; Founding Director, Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center for neuroscience of alcohol on the human brain.