Stephen Schueller, Ph.D

Executive Director

Assistant Professor of Psychological Science, University of California at Irvine

Dr. Schueller is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science and Informatics at the University of California, Irvine where he directs the Technology and Mental Health (TEAM) Lab, a member of UCI’s Connected Learning Lab, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco in the Clinical Psychology Training Program as part of the Public Service and Minority Cluster at San Francisco General Hospital. His research focuses on increasing the accessibility and availability of mental health resources through the use of technology. This includes the development, evaluation, and implementation of web- and mobile-based interventions mostly for common mental health issues. In addition to support from One Mind, he has pursued his research with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Jacobs Foundation, Pivotal Ventures, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He has received Rising Star Awards from the Association for Psychological Science and the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions.

Martha Neary

Project Manager

University of California, Irvine

Martha Neary is the PsyberGuide Project Manager, based at University of California, Irvine. Martha received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and her Master’s degree in Atypical Child Development from Queen’s University, Belfast. Prior to joining the PsyberGuide team, Martha worked as the project manager of a NIMH-funded study exploring mental health, mood and behavior in infants and toddlers. Before moving from Ireland to Chicago in 2015, Martha worked as a Research Analyst with the Growing Up in Ireland Study, a longitudinal cohort study of over 20,000 children in Ireland.  She has also worked on a study exploring health utilization experiences of young people with ADHD, and in a more practical capacity with preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in student support services. Martha’s broad and varied research interests include healthcare disparities among minority populations, the integration of technology into mental health interventions, and early education, particularly in the areas of health and sexuality.

Diana M. Steakley-Freeman

Consulting Software Engineer

Northwestern University, Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies

Diana Steakley-Freeman is a Software Engineer who first joined the PsyberGuide team as the Systems and Web Developer in 2017.  She spent her undergraduate and graduate academic careers studying cognitive and quantitative psychology in clinical psychiatric settings, including a 2 year rotation of clinical internships.  Her research focused on the assessment of emotional dysregulation through the analysis of cognitive task performance. In 2019, Diana stepped into a different role to better support the PsyberGuide team and students as a consulting engineer. She now works as a software engineer in Chicago, and continues to blog enthusiastically about all things technology, mental health, and user privacy.

John Bunyi

PsyberGuide Correspondent

University of California, Irvine

John Bunyi is a Digital Mental Health Specialist at the University of California, Irvine. John received his bachelor's degree in Cognitive Science from the University of California, Irvine and his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California. John's varied clinical experience includes utilizing CBT and behavior-based interventions with children with ADHD and Autism in a lab-school model at UC Irvine, using Applied Behavior Analysis to teach skills to children with Autism, and providing a safe space as a therapist for middle school and high school students with various emotional and behavioral challenges. Most recently, John worked as an associate marriage and family therapist in community mental health at a group home piloting the state of California's Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP). John's passion lies at the intersection of Mental Health, Technology, and Learning. John enjoys using his passion and creativity to create fun and unique therapeutic interventions for the kids he works with. As part of his self-care, John loves to explore new technologies and brainstorm how to integrate them into practice. He also enjoys music, reading, and playing basketball.

Matt Bowman

Leadership Advisor

Matt Bowman was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Merrill Lynch Ventures and other private investment funds. In 2008, Matt founded RCT Logic, LLC. In that year, RCT Logic exclusively licensed intellectual property of Massachusetts General Hospital related to the Sequential Parallel Comparison Design (“SPCD”). Matt was also a founder of Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust and of Ignition Interfaces (a software development company). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Ignition Interfaces, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Borg-Warner Automotive, Del Monte Foods, U.S. Foodservice, Active Health Management, Definity Health, MedAvante, Supermarkets General Corporation, and Teleport Communications Group. Matt is President of The Bowman Family Foundation (“BFF”). The primary mission of BFF is to improve the lives of people with mental illness and substance use disorders. BFF pursues this mission directly and through its not-for- profit subsidiary, the Mental Health Treatment and Research Institute LLC.
BFF founded PsyberGuide, and subsequently donated it to One Mind. Matt was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of One Mind, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the American Cancer Society Foundation, and the Sylvan C. Herman Foundation. Matt attended Williams College, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa in 1969 and graduated summa cum laude in 1970. In 1972 he graduated from the Harvard Business School as a Baker Scholar. In recent years he has studied molecular biology, neuroscience and biostatistics.

Brandon Staglin

Leadership Advisor

Brandon Staglin is President of One Mind. Brandon served as Director of Marketing and Communications for One Mind Institute from 2005 to 2017, and as a Board Director for One Mind Institute and One Mind from 2015 to 2017.  Brandon also serves on advisory councils for the National Institute of Mental Health, the California Mental Health Services Authority, Mindstrong Health, and Stanford University’s Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network, and is a member of The Stability Network. He earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership from UCSF in September 2018, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Engineering Sciences and Anthropology from Dartmouth College in 1993. He has received numerous awards for his brain health advocacy, including the Lifetime Achievement VOICE Award from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Clifford W. Beers Award from Mental Health America, the Shattering Stigma—Realizing Recovery Award from the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, and the Clifford W. Beers Centennial Service Award from the Clifford W. Beers Clinic. Brandon’s lived experience with recovery from schizophrenia makes him grateful to be living in health and happy every day he can contribute to the health of others.

Kristina Palomares

Digital Mental Health Specialist

University of California, Irvine

Kristina Palomares is a Digital Mental Health Specialist based out of the University of California, Irvine. She earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Mills College and is dedicated to increasing equitable and culturally-humble access to mental health resources and technologies. Kristina has assisted in the development and implementation of projects funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various public and private foundations. In addition to grant writing and program development, Kristina has experience in community engagement, case management, and social media management. Most recently, she oversaw the quality assurance of federal programs at an outpatient mental health and substance abuse community clinic in Los Angeles, California. Kristina finds joy in gardening, experiencing live music, and spending time with her loved ones and dogs.

J.M. Wesierski

Web Developer and Research Assistant

San Francisco State University

Jack 'JM' Wesierski works as a Web Developer and Researcher at the University of California, Irvine. JM is currently the main Web Developer for One Mind PsyberGuide and is head of design for Dr. Stephen Schueller's Technology and Mental Health (TEAM) lab. He is also involved in several research papers on mental health apps and technology through this lab. JM is currently studying Management Information Systems with minors in Programming and Psychology at San Francisco State University (SFSU). JM's focus is software development though he also studies Cognitive and Developmental Psychology and plans on going for his doctorate after finishing university. Prior to joining PsyberGuide, JM worked in the Psychology Department at SFSU researching empathy and emotional awareness. He, as well, taught computer programming in California and Singapore and eventually became a consulting web developer.  He currently runs a psychological journal called A Mind Applied where he writes about various topics ranging from Memory to Mental Health. Here he also details his projects in web development and technology. JM's passion is to bring technology and computer science into the field of psychology to push the boundaries of mental health.

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