Meet our leadership team and members around the world.
And Proud Members of Digital Wellness Collective
Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary
Dr. Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of psychology and neuroscience at The City University of New York and co-founder of the digital therapeutics company Wise Therapeutics and creator of the stress- and anxiety-reduction app Personal Zen. She conducts NIH-funded research at Hunter College on the biobehavioral basis of teen anxiety and risk for suicide and the impact of digital technology on social-emotional adjustment. She explores the interplay between digital technology and emotional well-being on her blog Psyche’s Circuitry and the Psychology Today Blog More than a Feeling. Tracy is an advisor for DWC and Co-Executive Director of the Hunter College Center for Health Technology and The Stress, Anxiety, and Resilience Research Center.
Andrew Dunn is co-founder and CEO of Oakland-based Siempo: creating technology that protects and promotes human thriving. Siempo’s first product is an Android interface designed to protect users from addicting apps. Andrew was a key initiator of Digital Wellness Collective and is passionate about supporting the ecosystem’s flourishing, particularly through mentoring humane tech entrepreneurs on corporate and organizational structure.
Best known for co-creating Words with Friends, Thakkar is a video games entrepreneur who has affected millions of players through 15 years in the industry. His belief in the disruptive potential of games as a connective force between people in our era of loneliness is what drives him in the space of digital wellness. Thakkar identifies as a conscious video gamer and is excited to advise DWC on humanely designed games that support mental health in an age of technology.
August is the founder of the solutions-based site techwellness.com. After a career in television and founding a successful Southern California advertising agency, August came to this cause through a personal journey of discovering and understanding her own EMF sensitivity. August serves as an empathetic voice of reason, helping women and families easily commit to a lifestyle of healthy, balanced and intentional technology use. August has long partnered with world-respected experts in the space and she independently purchases and tests every solution she suggests. In addition to the website, August actively produces informative videos, blog and social media posts and hosts the Thriving With Technology podcast. Her focus includes maintaining a healthy digital home, EMF mitigation, the effects of blue light from our screens, tech addictions and Internet privacy and safety. August shares her passion for spreading these messages and her ability to reach interested women and families effectively as an advisor to The Digital Wellness Collective.