Partnering with Clients
for a Better Future
Digital Therapeutics Group is a team of seasoned clinical, design, and research professionals dedicated to innovating access to behavioral health care. Individually, we’re a diverse cadre of personalities with decades of experience in our respective trenches. We don’t always see eye to eye on everything (in fact we usually don’t), but realize we are at our best when working collaboratively, synergistically, and transparently with each other and our clients.
If you’re passionate about our mission and want to help, or have questions about our work, please reach out to us.
John Fitzgerald, PhD, LPC, CAS
John is passionate about alleviating suffering in the world through scalable, digital solutions. He holds a PhD in Systems Science and Social Psychology, MS in Counseling Psychology, and a BS in Marketing and International Business. He is a practicing counselor, and the chief developer of the New Mexico 5-Actions Program™ and Culture Heals™. He is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and Adjunct Faculty in the Systems Science Graduate Program at Portland State University.
Dominique Simon-Levine, MPH, PhD
Dominique Simon-Levine is founder and CEO of Allies in Recovery, an online community and training program helping families get their loved ones into recovery for 19 years. She holds an MPH from SUNY-Binghamton and a PhD from UMass-Amherst. Her work has been featured on HBO, NPR, in Oprah magazine, and she is a facilitator and a trained speaker on issues of addiction and the family. She has worked extensively developing and evaluating federally-funded substance abuse programs for organizations and clinics throughout Massachusetts and New York.
Phil is working to create compassionate, hopeful, and effective access to behavioral health and crisis services when they're needed most. He is the President and CEO of ProtoCall Services, Inc., the most experienced provider of clinical contact center services, serving Community Mental Health Centers, Employee Assistance Programs, Managed Behavioral Health Care, and College and University Counseling Centers. Phil joined the non-profit crisis line, Metro Crisis Intervention Service, in 1993 and helped create the service which would later be spun off as ProtoCall Services.
Dennis McCarty, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Dennis works at the intersection of policy, research and practice as he assesses the organization, financing and quality of prevention and treatment services for alcohol and drug disorders. He has served as the director of the Education Core for the Methamphetamine Abuse Research Center and the co-principal investigator for the Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network. From 1989 to 1995, McCarty directed the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
David Scher, PhD
David is a retired clinical psychologist and professor emeritus in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He worked with adolescents and families for over 35 years and did research and published on adolescent development and how to most effectively treat troubled adolescents. David has been involved in CRAFT clinical trials and in providing therapeutic interventions for and training psychotherapists to work with children, adolescents, and families.