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.

Dr. Nick Allen
Dr. Nick Allen

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

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Will Shortt

Co-Founder · Chief Operating Officer

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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.

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Ryann Crowley

Data Science Director

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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.

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Craig DeLarge

Strategic Marketing Director

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Craig DeLarge

Craig is a digital healthcare strategist and mental health advocate at The Digital Mental Health Project, where he produces education programs and research which help improve the adoption of digital technology in the mental and behavioral health spaces. His career is focused on “improving health” & “developing leaders”.

In his career, as a digital & healthcare marketer, strategist, and educator, he has managed in world-class firms like Novo Nordisk, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Takeda and Johnson & Johnson, as well as taught at Temple University’s Fox Business School, Thomas Jefferson University – East Falls (formerly Philadelphia University), Chestnut Hill College, St. Joseph’s University and Penn State University – Great Valley.

Craig holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in Marketing and Design Management from Philadelphia University (USA) (BSc) and University of Westminster (UK) (MBA). He is currently a graduate Public Health student at King’s College, London, anticipating graduation on 2022. He is also a certified professional coach and published author of The WiseWorking Handbook (2014).

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Danielle deLuise

Chief Product Officer

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Danielle deLuise

Danielle has over 20 years of experience as a product director and designer of software & eCommerce applications and experiences, working in online ticketing and online education.

Most recently, Danielle was Director of Product at CBT Nuggets.

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Liz Duncan

Chief Technology Officer

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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.

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Tony Scripa

Chief Financial Officer

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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.

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Lisa B. Sheeber, Ph.D.

Clinical Science Director

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Lisa B. Sheeber, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheeber is a clinical psychologist who has spent most of her 30-year career as a research psychologist at Oregon Research Institute studying familial and emotional processes related to adolescent and maternal depression. She co-developed Mom-Net, a digital intervention for maternal depression. She recently joined Ksana Health and is looking forward to using her clinical and research expertise to inform ongoing development and dissemination of our digital health tools. She also maintains a small private practice.

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Marcus Bellamy

Android Mobile App Developer

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Marcus Bellamy

Marcus brings years of experience in mobile technology and software engineering to Ksana Health as our Android Mobile App Developer. As a developer, Marcus helps deliver cutting edge mobile products for our customers and users.

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John Brewster

Growth Marketing Manager

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John Brewster

John has over 15 years of experience in health care, public health, and environmental marketing. His past expertise includes wearables, behavioral health leadership, and evidence-based treatment technology. He has created value for companies and organizations like MD Anderson, Texas Children’s Health Plan, Dell Children’s Health Plan, Abbott Laboratories, Takeda, Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Health and Human Services, and Scholastic. He is also a dad, husband, and the co-founder of the informal storytelling event Backyard Story Night.

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Erik Corrington

Cybersecurity Analyst

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Erik Corrington

Erik received his BS in Computer Science with an emphasis in cyber security at Boise State University. He has a passion in many areas including: penetration testing, digital forensics, reverse engineering, and various areas in “blue team” defensive work.

In his personal life he is an avid farmer running his own mini-ranch focused on sustainability and animal rescue. He also enjoys drag racing, ATV riding, and is a life-long learner.

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Kristal Hartman

Customer Success and Implementation Manager

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Kristal Hartman

Kristal graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. She has always been drawn to the business side of healthcare and is truly passionate about finding new paths to improve health outcomes for patients challenged with chronic medical conditions. Kristal has been in the healthcare industry for 21 years, starting in Pharmaceuticals with various Customer Success, Sales, Marketing, and Patient Advocacy roles.  She then moved into the software side of healthcare where her skills really shine through as she sees so much promise and potential for AI and Machine Learning to impact medical research programs, provider and patient relationships, and patient health and wellness outcomes.  This is why Kristal is so excited to join Ksana – where research evidence and modern technology come together to revolutionize mental health care!  She looks forward to her role as the Customer Success and Implementation Manager where she will work closely with Ksana customers – researchers and healthcare professionals looking to transform mental health care in their clinical studies, hospital health systems, medical offices, workplaces, and beyond!

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Lauren Kahn, PhD

Big Data Engineer

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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.

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Brendan Lindsey

Full Stack Web and iOS Developer

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Brendan Lindsey

Brendan is a Full Stack Web and iOS developer with a passion for finding technical solutions to problems. He has spent the last 3 years building software supporting Human Subjects Research. When he’s not writing code you can usually find him trying to find the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

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

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Jenn Magaña

Product Designer

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Jenn Magaña

Jenn is a product designer with a passion for co-creating solutions that improve people’s everyday lives. She received a BA in Rhetoric with an emphasis on Public Discourse at UC Berkeley.

When she is not designing, Jenn enjoys traveling, indoor gardening, and practicing breathwork exercises.

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Audra McClure-Begley

Data Scientist

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Audra McClure-Begley

Audra has been working in the data science field for 10+ years and finds joy in making meaning out of numbers to understand and better the world. She has her BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MS in Data Analytics, and MS in Science Management and Leadership.

Audra is based in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. She loves the natural world and animals of all kinds and spends her free time with her menagerie of pets, hiking, gardening, or reading a good book under the trees.

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Larry Bates

Systems Administrator

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Larry Bates

Larry graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a BS in Technology and Management. He enjoys playing tennis and golf, and is the proud father or 17-year-old twins.

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Shehryar Mirza

QA Lead

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Shehryar Mirza

Shehryar brings nearly a decade of Software Quality Assurance experience to his position at Ksana Health. Having experience in the banking, retail, government and health care industries, he is excited to bring in the knowledge of creating the quality assurance foundation and using the most innovative technologies of test automation to deliver a quality product which aligns with the needs and wants of the end user.

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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.

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Joel Walkley

Full Stack Engineer

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Joel Walkley

Joel earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2005 and brought that solution-building skillset into his human services vocation throughout his career. While he has held various direct service positions including in adult developmental services, child protection, and juvenile justice, it was during the pursuit of his Master of Social Work degree that he discovered a passion for macro, systems-focused advocacy at a larger scale.

He is thrilled to be able to blend his tech skillset with a social work lens to bring important improvements to mental health for individuals, communities, and society as a whole.

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Megan Wells

HR & Recruiting Manager

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Megan Wells

Megan has worked in HR for 8+ years and enjoys implementing processes and best practices to help teams and individuals grow professionally. She received her BA in English and Minor in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

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