Reid is a Co-Founder of CheckUp & Choices and the Director and Senior Scientist of the Research Division. He oversees current research projects as well as ensuring the scientific accuracy of all product-related materials. Reid has been developing digital interventions for people with alcohol and drug problems for 25 years, producing more than 60 publications. He is a leader in his field, receiving multiple honors from his colleagues in the field. Reid believes that helping individuals recover from substance misuse can have a significant positive impact on them, their families and their communities. This positive impact drove Reid to found CheckUp & Choices, creating an avenue to disseminate evidence-based interventions to those who need them. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from Washington State University and is a Research Associate Professor in the Psychology Department of The University of New Mexico.
Caton is a Co-Founder of CheckUp & Choices and its Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding CheckUp & Choices with Dr. Hester, Caton managed QED Investors, a venture capital firm focused on information-intensive, high-growth businesses. He was drawn to the substance misuse space because he’s always had a passion for helping people realize their full potential, and substance misuse wastes far too much potential in our world. Caton received his BA from Harvard College and both an MBA and a Masters in Education from Stanford University.
William serves as a Project Director for CheckUp & Choices and Principal Investigator on new research projects. He’s been developing web-based interventions for alcohol and drug problems for over ten years. William is passionate about helping people cultivate their well-being, especially through technology. Through CheckUp & Choices, William hopes to significantly expand the effectiveness of both new and traditional therapies. William received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico.
Bob played a leadership role in treatment and recovery research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for over two decades. During his tenure, Bob focused on expanding research initiatives to improve behavioral treatments and health services around alcohol use disorder. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and has published widely on alcohol treatment and health services research. Bob did his undergraduate work in Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Claremont Graduate School. He is a licensed psychologist in the District of Columbia. Bob is deeply committed to the idea that treatment for alcohol use disorders should be accessible, attractive, effective, reasonably priced, and tailored to individual needs and preferences. Bob serves as a science advisor for CheckUp & Choices.
Linda is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Excellence at Nova Southeastern University and a motivational interviewing trainer. An internationally acclaimed researcher, author and educator in the field of addictions and behavioral-cognitive therapy, she is a past president of both the Society of Clinical Psychology of the APA and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and is currently the President-Elect of the Society of Addiction Behaviors of APA. She has published eight books, authored more than 300 articles and book chapters, and currently serves on nine editorial boards. Linda has been recognized as a leader in the field of addictions psychology through numerous professional awards including the Betty Ford award and the ABCT Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Linda serves as a science advisor for CheckUp & Choices.
Sheri is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years of experience developing and implementing pioneering programs that produce behavior change. Sheri guided all behavioral science efforts for patients, employees, and providers during her 16-year tenure as the Director of Behavioral Science Integration at Kaiser Permanente. Earlier in her career, she worked as a scientist for the World Health Organization where she developed award-winning, global models of care for chronic conditions and published two books. Sheri has maintained a private consulting practice throughout her career and is now focused exclusively on helping organizations meet their goals through the behavioral change of patients, providers, employees, customers, and leaders. Sheri received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico and currently serves as a scientific and implementation advisor to CheckUp & Choices.
John serves as an advisor to CheckUp & Choices, focusing on Regulatory Strategy. John is a founding Member of Kermes Saffron & Ebony, LLC, a hands-on, operationally-oriented investor in transformative health technology companies. John sits on the Board of Directors of Techulon, Inc., and leads EngelNovitt, PLLC, a specialized food and drug law, administrative law, and health information technology legal practice focused on legal, regulatory, science policy, and regulatory policy issues for the biopharma, medical device, and life sciences industries. For over 30 years, John has worked with leading biotech, pharmaceutical, and medtech companies to strategically and proactively address issues arising in the course of their product-development programs and manage their interactions with the U.S. FDA and other global regulatory authorities. John was awarded his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.A. magna cum laude from The Catholic University of America.
Aaron serves as an advisor to CheckUp & Choices, focusing on Regulatory Strategy. Aaron is a founding Member of Kermes Saffron & Ebony, LLC, an active investor in transformative health technology companies. Aaron has spent more than 20 years in management and advisory roles for biotech, pharmaceutical, and medtech companies in the US and Europe. He has worked in the Business Strategy group at Merck & Co, in the Pharma and Medtech practice at McKinsey and Company, and then as CFO of Aker Biomarine ASA before becoming the CEO of Trygg Pharma. At Trygg, Aaron was responsible for the successful development and approval of two Omega-3 based prescription drugs, and through Trygg’s funding of Inspirion Development Sciences, another two FDA-approved products based on Insprion’s innovative abuse-deterrent technology. Aaron has an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.S. from Tufts University.
Ben leads Analytics for CheckUp & Choices, tracking and quantifying the company’s progress toward its mission. Ben provides internal and external analysis that is the cornerstone of our data driven approach. He is an experienced analytical leader, as an example, he worked on the launch of Capital One’s first online acquisition and servicing product. Ben is dedicated to helping CheckUp & Choices, its partner organizations and ultimately the people struggling with substance misuse to understand what actions can have a positive impact. Ben received a BA from Harvard College.
Nancy serves as an advisor to CheckUp & Choices, focusing on Data Science and Analytics. When not working with CheckUp & Choices, Nancy leads Applied Analytics LLC, a Data Science and Analytics consulting practice. Previously, Nancy was the Vice President of Analytics and Data Science at Opower, a software company that pioneered the use of Data Science and Behavioral Science to reduce energy consumption. Prior to Opower, Nancy was the Managing Director of Analytics at the Corporate Executive Board. Nancy graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Masters of Science in Engineering Economic Systems. Nancy joined CheckUp & Choices to help people make data-driven decisions that improve their quality of life and the world around them.
Caroline spearheads communications initiatives for CheckUp & Choices, generating awareness about both substance misuse and CheckUp & Choices as a solution. Caroline joined the team after serving in the Bloomberg and DeBlasio administrations at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she oversaw citywide multi-media campaigns to educate New Yorkers about alcohol and opioid use, and the many prevention, treatment and care services available. Caroline is dedicated to de-stigmatizing substance misuse so more people can come forward for resources and support. Caroline holds a MS & BFA from New York University.
Sawyer focuses on identifying and onboarding new partner organizations across the many ecosystems served by CheckUp & Choices. Sawyer believes that substance misuse is treatable, and he is excited to expand the number of individuals who have access to evidence-based information and support. Sawyer studied biology and global health at Harvard College.
Ron is the Finance Director, projecting, reporting and analyzing financial performance to ensure long-term sustainability and maximize impact. Ron has a wide range of finance related experience. He has been the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for a France-based Defense and Technology company, Director of M&A for a UK-based Aerospace & Defense company and a founding member of an investment banking practice focused on Government Technology Services and Defense Electronics. Ron is motivated by the damage caused by substance misuse and the tremendous struggle individuals endure to overcome such a challenge. He believes CheckUp & Choices has the opportunity to make a major impact in this area and help shape the future for technology-enabled behavior change. Ron has a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Stanford University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant.
Alonso manages and directs the CheckUp & Choices software development team. In doing so, he utilizes years of experience as both a developer and manager to ensure that all of the digital programs run smoothly and remain secure. Alonso has been excited to marshal his tech and management skills to fight substance misuse through CheckUp & Choices. He looks forward to growing the platform to serve organizations and individuals in need of help. Alonso received his BA in History from Temple University.
Eric develops and maintains the various software components that keep CheckUp & Choices running smoothly. Eric has experience at the intersection of software and behavior, developing tools for startups that increase motivational skills in managers and harness group psychology. Eric has seen that software can be a powerful tool for teaching and behavioral change. He has also seen the devastating effects of substance misuse. The positive impact of the current product motivates Eric to continually improve the application and expand its offerings. Eric has a BA from St. Olaf College.
Josh is a developer, building features into the application, squashing bugs and ensuring that CheckUp & Choices state-of-the-art platform runs smoothly. The company’s mission resonates with Josh, who’s always had a heart for social justice work. He hopes that his years of experience as a full stack developer can help people, all over the world, change their habits and improve their lives. Josh received a BA and BBA from Gonzaga University.
Jay maintains and improves CheckUp and Choices’ applications and infrastructure. Jay has healthcare experience improving and rolling out medical record applications to hospital systems, and he has also served as a software developer for startups and other companies around the country. Jay acknowledges that substance misuse is a huge problem today, and he’s had close friends go through some very rough times. Jay is driven by the idea that any chance he can create for someone to get help climbing out of the rough times is worth it. Jay has studied at the University of New Mexico.
Checkup and Choices LLC
Effective Date: February 21, 2018
Checkup & Choices LLC
9426 Indian School Road NE, Suite 1
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CHECKUP AND CHOICES LLC TERMS OF SERVICE
LAST UPDATED: FEBRUARY 17, 2018Checkup and Choices LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Checkup & Choices”), owns and maintains the website upon which we have placed these Terms of Service for your review (the “Site”). The Site is made available to you for your personal information and education. The program(s) presented through the Site, and the content, tools, reports, material, information or data downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Site (collectively, the “Program”) is educational and not treatment. Your access to and use of the Site and the Program (collectively, the “Services”) are subject to the following Terms of Service. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using the Services, so that you fully understand your rights and responsibilities. By accepting these Terms of Service, either by clicking “I Accept” below or by continuing to use the Services, you agree to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, please exit the Site and discontinue use of the Services. In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. Do not disregard or delay seeking medical advice because of content you have read or information you have received through your use of the Services. The Services are educational and are not medical advice. Neither the Services nor communications you receive through your use of the Services are monitored for medical diagnostics or emergency health care purposes. The Program is not a substitute for a full evaluation or treatment by a healthcare professional. While the information provided here is based on sound scientific research, each person is unique. The Program is an interactive version of self-help. Should you have any health care-related or mental health care-related questions, please call or see your qualified health care practitioner promptly. Always consult with local professionals, such as physicians, psychologists, psychotherapists or other qualified health care, spiritual or religious leaders, or their associate practitioners before starting on a program of personal change. Never disregard medical advice or mental health treatment or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard on this Site. You will not be engaging in a therapist-patient relationship in any way when you use the Services. The Services are not directly or indirectly practicing psychotherapy, nor dispensing medical or psychotherapeutic services. Nothing stated or posted through the Services is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medicine or the provision of medical care.