Dr. Neha Chaudhary
Chief Medical Officer, BeMe Health
Dr. Chaudhary is committed to applying creativity and innovation to traditional medical practices to improve mental health on a broad scale, with a focus on helping parents raise healthier children. She is currently a double board certified child & adolescent psychiatrist at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital and Chief Medical Officer of BeMe Heath, a teen mental health startup. Her work and advice have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, INSIDER, ABC News, CNN, Wired, Dr. Drew's Midday Live, Slate's Life Effects podcast, on-air on ABC News' World News Tonight w/ David Muir, Good Morning America, ABC News's show GMA3, in corporate webinars including for Walt Disney employees, Common Sense Media, A&E, and more.She is a co-founder of Brainstorm, the Stanford Lab for Mental Health Innovation. She and her team are investigating new trends in the mental health innovation space, creating guidelines for the design of mental health products, and teaching the first university course on mental health innovation.Dr. Chaudhary, with her team, works with companies like Pinterest to create innovative, clinically-informed tech-enabled products for mental health. She has advised mental health companies (Brightline, Pace) and non-profits (Made of Millions Foundation, Kevin Love Fund, Mindsite News, MGH Think:Kids) and is working on a book on how to raise emotionally healthier children through the small moments.
Dr. Nicoletta Tessler
Co-Founder & CEO, BeMe Health
Dr. Nicoletta Tessler is a clinical psychologist and accomplished senior executive with +20-year career of repeated success in building and leading cutting-edge behavioral healthcare with a deep understanding of strategy, domain knowledge and business operations. Nicki is a high-profile thought leader, combining rapid and strategic growth with managing operational and financial demands of a large book of behavioral health business. She is a proven difference-maker with an unwavering sense of purpose and fierce passion to reinvent the field. She is a mother of two fabulous teenage daughters and bullish about modeling audacious goals for them by aiming to position BeMe as the most trusted resource in emotional health for teens.
Dr. Danielle Ramo
Chief Clinical Officer, BeMe Health
Dr. Danielle Ramo is Chief Clinical Officer at BeMe Health, a mobile platform designed to improve teen mental health and wellbeing. Dr. Ramo is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC San Francisco and a licensed psychologist.
Dr. Ramo came to BeMe Health after three years at Hopelab, a social innovation lab building behavior change technology for teens, and six years on the faculty in the department of Psychiatry at UCSF. Her research has focused on using digital tools (e.g., social media, apps) to understand and challenges among young people including substance use, mental health symptoms, loneliness, and medication adherence. Some of her studies have focused on tailoring digital interventions to LGBTQ+ youth. She has led multiple clinical trials evaluating social media and app-based interventions to help young people reduce mental health symptoms, change behaviors like vaping and other substance use, and promote overall thriving. Dr. Ramo has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in the areas of substance use and mental health among young people. She has received grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the California Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program. Dr. Ramo has written opinion pieces for outlets including Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Thrive Global, and regularly speaks to teens, parents, and the media about mental health and substance use in young people in the digital age. Read more on her Psychology Today blog From Z to Alpha and on Twitter at @danielleramo.
Dr. Ramo obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, doctoral training at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF.