Meet Our Brilliant Team!

The people who work at Ksana Health share the vision and values of evidence, innovation, health equity, and security. We believe the best work is born from a data-driven, inclusive, and fun environment!
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Dr. Nick Allen

Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Nick Allen co-founded Ksana Health in 2019 to translate the tools and technologies he developed as the Director of University of Oregon's Center for Digital Mental Health into products and services that will transform mental health care and research.

Dr. Allen is a clinical psychologist and social neuroscientist who investigates the interaction between biological, psychological, and environmental risk factors during adolescent development in order to more fully understand how to prevent mental health problems and encourage healthy development during this critical stage of life.

His 30+ years of experience in clinical psychology, social neuroscience, research and education led him to develop two platforms available through Ksana Health.

See a full list of his publications on Google Scholar.

Our team brings a wealth of experience from across academia, mental health, and tech industries.

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Will Shortt

Co-founder, COO

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Will Shortt

Will has 20+ years of Software Business experience - including sales, business development, and operations.

He is an experienced startup CEO, having led a SaaS big data monitoring company after 13+ years in sales operations at Symantec.

Ryann Crowley

Data Scientist

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Ryann Crowley

Ryann has been an analyst, researcher and data scientist for over 25 years including 16 years at the Oregon Research Institute and is currently a data scientist at the Center for Digital Mental Health.

She is co-founder and organizer of the Eugene R Users group

Liz Duncan

CTO

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Liz Duncan

Liz has been a technologist and team leader for over 30 years with specialties in security, privacy , risk management controls and IT program management.

She served in senior tech roles at ADP, Symantec, Veritas, and Oregon Community Credit Union.

Lauren Kahn, PHD

Project Manager and Data Scientist

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Lauren Kahn, PHD

Lauren is trained in research psychology and neuroscience. She is currently the center manager and a research scientist at the Center for Digital Mental Health. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2018.

Tony Scripa

CFO

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Tony Scripa

Tony is a former partner level Microsoft executive, where he spent 18 years in various global finance and operations leadership roles. This included 10 years in the OEM division, with 7 years as CFO and 3 as General Manager of Global OEM Operations.

More recently, Tony was CFO at Flyhomes, a Seattle based real estate tech company.

Wyatt Reed

Full Stack iOS Developer

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Wyatt Reed

Wyatt is an iOS full stack developer with a speciality of developing mobile sensing techniques.

He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Oregon in 2018.

Geordie Wicks

Technical Lead / Security Architect

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Geordie Wicks

Geordie has 8+ years experience in Android and Web Development with a focus on passive sensor data capture and secure encryption.

He received a BS in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.

Kaycee Tate

QA Analyst Intern

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Kaycee Tate

Kaycee is currently an undergraduate student at Xavier University of Louisiana pursuing her B.S. in computer science. In addition to developer infrastructure, she is interested in data science and machine learning.

After graduating, she plans to continue her education with either a Master’s or PhD in computer science.

Shawn Jackson

QA Analyst Intern

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Shawn Jackson

Shawn is currently studying computer science at Xavier University of Louisiana. After graduating, he will continue to work towards a career in Data Science.

He intends to get a PhD in Statistics or Data Science.

Lindsay Fasser

Community Engagement Lead

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Lindsay Fasser

Lindsay is a mental health advocate, who is passionate about localized community organizing and is skillful in human resources.

She graduated from the University of San Francisco in 2019 with a dual degree in International and Latin American Studies, and a minor in Public Service and Community Engagement.

Do you have a passion for improving mental health care?

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