Harish is a product strategy and operations consultant that works with individuals, companies, and organizations to develop corporate strategy, address operational pain points, improve product development practices, and resolve regulatory compliance issues. Harish served as Interim COO and head of business development at Addicaid, an enterprise and consumer platform for addiction treatment. He previously worked as a financial services consultant at Promontory Financial Group and a healthcare consultant at Navigant. Harish consults to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), where he focuses on behavioral health technology and telemedicine online prescribing issues. In his spare time, Harish writes about innovations in behavioral health technology through a variety of blogs and social media. Harish holds an A.B. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, where he performed with the University's improv group Off-Off Campus, and completed a preprofessional postbaccalaureate in premedical science at Harvard University.
Dr. Alon Neidich is an internal medicine resident at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Neidich has conducted research in transplant immunology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and investigated informed consent and women's attitudes towards obstetric and pediatric biobanks. Dr. Neidich was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow and his work has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation Progress in Transplantation, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and The New Physician. His career interests combine clinical medicine and public policy. Dr. Neidich holds an A.B. in Law, Letters, and Society with honors from the University of Chicago, and a M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine.
Erica is an alum of the first generation Laughing Matters ensemble and brings a life-long love of the performing arts together with extensive experience with nonprofits. Previously, Erica developed programs for at-risk youth and homeless families in New York City and worked as a Program Coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she managed and provided oversight for NIH grant-funded research nationwide. She has also worked in patient advocacy, HIV/AIDS counseling, and database management at Boston Medical Center, where she worked with state and federal agencies, and as a Health Residential Counselor at McLean Hospital. Alongside active leadership in community service organizations, Erica has published in leading journals on topics in psychiatry. Erica holds a B.A. from Columbia University and is currently completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The New School in New York.
Jason is an instructor with the Center for Wellness and Health Promotion at Harvard University and an active member of the theater, improv, and yoga communities of Greater Boston. Alongside Laughing Matters, Jason is the organizer of the Cambridge Improv Incubator in Boston, co-director and performer in Los Marbles Improv Comedy, performer in Rebels Without Applauze, and previous organizer of the first ever Boston Improv Comedy Marathon. Jason is heavily involved with the Playback Theater and Interplay Communities of Boston and has worked extensively with Boston based Youth Enrichment Services. As an AmeriCorps alum, Jason worked with teenagers in low-income settings to help address educational inequities. Jason holds a B.A. in Visual Arts Photography with minors in Music Industry and Creative Writing from Northeastern University, and is 200-hour yoga teacher certified through the Back Bay Yoga School of Yoga Teacher Training.