We are privileged to have a world-class Board of Directors filled with talented, accomplished individuals that are passionate about our mission of making social media safe for everyone.
Dr. Asif MahmoodChair
Dr. Asif Mahmood comes from humble beginnings, growing up in the remote Pakistani village called Kharian. He received his medical degree from Sind Medical College, did his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center followed a Pulmonary fellowship at the University of Virginia and Harlem Hospital at Columbia University. Dr. Mahmood has been a practicing physician at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena since 2000 and has served in different capacities from medical executive committee member to chief of staff in different hospitals. He is also on the board of the East Los Angeles College Foundation and the United Nations International Children’s Fund, Western Region.
Evan Luzzatto serves as Chairman of Socialyte, a global influencer marketing business. Evan also serves as President and a member of the Board of Directors for parent company NSL Media Inc., managing its international licensing business.
Evan previously served as President for Nylon Media Inc., leading its digital media and licensing business through a period of rapid growth, resulting in a successful sale to Bustle Digital Group. Prior to Nylon, Evan worked in business development at Snap, where he worked on the team that built and scaled the Discover platform, overseeing the expansion of the platform in the UK, France, and Germany. Prior to Snap, Evan held positions at Instagram and Facebook.
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie
Dr. Long Gillespie trained at Yale and Harvard Business School, before becoming an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She heads clinical strategy at leading digital health company Sharecare, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, and mom of two. Dr. Darria frequently appears on CNN, Fox News, Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors, among others.
Dr. Elizabeth Wegner
Dr. Wegner received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and has worked in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health clinics, and college counseling centers. Her background includes a generalist training in a wide range of mental health issues and training in evidenced-based treatment for mood and anxiety disorders, PTSD, and eating disorders. Additional interests include life transitions and adjustments, family issues, interpersonal problems, body-image, and infertility.
Paul Glass, Vice Chairman at The Colony Group, has over 30 years of experience leading successful business management firms and providing business management solutions for major touring acts, singer-songwriters, recording artists, directors, producers, actors, and entertainment executives, many of whom have been his clients for 30 years. Paul has been listed as one of Variety’s Business Managers Elite.
He holds the CPA certification.
Dr. Marsha Elkhunovich
Dr. Elkunovich is with the division of emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California and an assistant professor with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
Paul Phillips is an attorney and Managing Director of PNPLegal. Paul has managed complex litigation involving some of the nation’s largest companies. Mr. Philips is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.
Scott is a consultant with McKinsey & Company in their healthcare practice. His work focuses on performance improvement and financial & operational excellence. He received his B.S. in economics and mathematics from Bates College and his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
David Duben is a certified public accountant and founding partner of Duben & Associates, an accounting firm in Los Angeles, CA that services individuals, businesses and non-profits. He has over twenty years of experience in business and public accounting holding senior executive roles at a Fortune 250 company prior to opening his accounting firm in 2014. He has also earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Tim Jaffe is a music entertainer based in Southern California.
Matthew Ward is a Partner & Associate Director in the Marketing, Sales, and Pricing (MSP) and Technology, Media, Telecom (TMT) practices, located at the Boston Consulting Group. He has extensive experience with Building and Scaling Sales Teams: Inside & Outside, Account Management, Enterprise Strategic Accounts, New Product/Go to Market, and International Sales Teams. He is a topic expert on Next Generation Sales and the Digital Sales Accelerator.
Tatiana Winograd is a communications and public affairs consultant and the founder of Miles Kennedy, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand building, publicity and corporate and political communications. As the principal of Miles Kennedy, she works with a wide range of clients from A-List talent to Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, helping them tell their story and putting her clients in the best position to succeed.
Tatiana began her career in Washington D.C., working on Capitol Hill as a Press Secretary and Communications Director for United States Senator Gary Peters and Congressman Adam Schiff. She has also led communications strategy for a number of political campaigns at the national and state level, working closely with campaign committees for the U.S. House and Senate. After leaving Washington, Tatiana worked in-house at Uber on their communications and public policy initiatives before heading to ATTN:, a digital media company based in LA, to launch their communications function. After two years at ATTN:, she founded Miles Kennedy and is proud to continue working with many of her former employers in this new capacity, as well as a diverse set of new clients.
An entrepreneurial, mission-driven, and visionary strategic leader, Dr. Shlomy Kattan has been leading organizations at the intersection of technological innovation and life-long learning for two decades. Currently, Dr. Kattan is an Executive Director at the XPRIZE Foundation, the global leader in designing and implementing large-scale innovation competitions to address humanity’s grand challenges. Dr. Kattan leads the Foundation’s Learning and Human Potential Domain.
Dr. Kattan holds a PhD and MA in Education, and a BA in Italian and Legal Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Wenner-Gren Foundation Fellow and from which he graduated with High Honors and Distinction.
Dr. Erica Felsenthal
Erica Felsenthal, Ph.D, is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Health and Safety Commissioner in Beverly Hills and a provider of UCLA Longevity Center’s Brain Bootcamp program. She believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness and works with individuals across the lifespan.
Dr. Felsenthal teaches research-based strategies to improve memory and other cognitive functions, manage stress and moods and provides concrete tools for a healthier brain and improved well-being.
Emily Meyer grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Tufts University 2005. For the past 15 years, she has been working as an author and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer. Along with her partner, Emily wrote Step Up 2 The Streets and Step Up 3D as part of the successful Disney dance franchise. She also penned the indie feature Naomi & Ely’s No Kiss List, and created and wrote the TV show Trinkets on Netflix.
Dr. Laura Berman
Dr. Laura Berman is a leading expert in the field of sex and relationship therapy. She is a New York Times bestselling author of many books, including her latest “Quantum Love.” She is an award-winning radio host and has her own podcast “The Language of Love.”
Dr. Berman previously hosted her own program “In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman” on the OWN Network, and she is a popular television personality who makes regular appearances on daytime television shows like “The Rachael Ray Show,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” “TODAY,” “Good Morning America” and many more. She is a frequent contributor to women’s magazines like Cosmo, Glamour and more.