Colin is a seasoned healthcare strategy and startup consultant with experience driving startups to success; he is the founding partner of Triple Canopy Advisors LLC healthcare strategy consulting firm as well as the founder of Petri Dish, a medical software development company. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a Masters from Stanford University, and received his emergency medical training at UCLA medical.
Daniel R. Karlin, MD, MA
Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Dan is the clinical leader of the Column Health organization. He is board certified in psychiatry, addiction medicine, and informatics with a long history of working at the intersection of healthcare and technology. In the neuropharmaceutical sector he focuses on early stage drug development with a focus on novel data and analysis driven strategies, while in academic medicine he continues to provide clinical care, and teach clinical skills and quality improvement while helping to run a residency training program. He has invented and contributed to the creation of several medical devices.
Barbara Herbert, MD
Clinic Operations Director
Biruh Mezgebu studied at Bridgewater State University, where he majored in Economics and Business. Biruh is deeply passionate about mental health which led him to work as a counselor for two years and later as a program director for Vinfen. He played a very important role by supervising counselors to ensure that contract specifications, and program regulations were followed. He currently enjoys making a difference with Column Health which facilitates full recovery for mental illness, and substance abuse.
Neeraj Rastogi, MD
Dr. Rastogi is a certified physician for the maintenance and detoxification treatment of opioid addiction in accordance with the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 by the SAMHSA/CSAT. He obtained his medical education from King George's Medical College and completed dual fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology from Boston Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He has authored many publications and book chapters. At Column Health, Dr. Rastogi focuses upon patients’ concerns to formulate an individual treatment plan and provide unconditional 'Strength / Stability / Support' in transitioning back to their families. The goal he shares with fellow physicians and coworkers is to provide medication assisted addiction treatment with an emphasis on 'Harm Reduction.'
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Anna Newman is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with an extensive history working with individuals enduring a vast array of psychiatric and substance abuse issues in both outpatient and hospital settings. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in both Psychology and Nursing, and a Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Northeastern University. Additionally, Anna is a part-time lecturer and member of the clinical faculty at Northeastern University's School of Nursing. At Column Health, Anna strives to work collaboratively with clients and other members of the team to develop a treatment plan that focuses on integrating individual needs to meet personal goals.
Clinic Experience Supervisor
Amanda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Roger Williams University. Previous to joining the Column Health team, she spent several years as a Behavior Therapist working with children on the autism spectrum. Amanda believes that the most fulfilling component of working in the mental health industry is being a part of a team that allows individuals to become their best selves.
John Przybylski, MD
Dr. Przybylski attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin, afterwards spending 5 years in the US Navy and specializing in internal medicine. Following his service, Dr. Przybylski has continued practicing medicine at the Waltham‐Weston Hospital, as well as the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. His philosophy of care focuses on integrative, personalized care that treats the whole person in the most effective way.
Clinical Case Review
Brooks Christopher, LCSW
David Marcovitz, MD
Dr. Marcovitz completed his medical school training at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN, and his psychiatric residency at Harvard Medical School in the Massachusetts General Hospital‐McLean Hospital program. He is currently completing his addiction psychiatry fellowship in the same system.
Clinic Experience Supervisor
Jessie joined our team as a Clinic Experience Coordinator after spending a few years in the veterinary field. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelors in Science and is excited to transition into the field of mental health and addiction treatment.
Strategic Development Manager
Gurteg studied Neuroscience and Psychology at Boston University. He took his passion for mental health, coupled it with his growing interest in business operations, and began working at a startup focused on measuring and managing stress through wearable devices. Now, he joins the Column Health team with the purpose of disrupting the delivery of behavioral treatment and expanding its impact.
Anthony Schlaff, MD
Dr. Schlaff is the Director of the Public Health Program and Professor in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received a BA in History from Yale University, an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in Internal Medicine at Boston City Hospital and in Preventive Medicine at Carney Hospital in Boston and is board certified in both specialties. His clinic practice now focuses on addiction medicine and he works at Column Health in Arlington and Brighton. Prior to assuming his current position at Tufts, he has worked as a medical director and director of quality improvement in several community health center networks and has directed several community health initiatives in Boston and New York. He is a past president of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.
Billing and Coding Associate
Elizabeth joined the Column Health team as a Billing Coordinator after spending several years in the health care field, prior to that, she worked as an allocation and logistics analyst for an international broker in the wholesale and retail industry. She is a licensed nurse and is currently working towards her Nurse Practitioners Degree with dual major in Accounting.
Clinic Experience Representative
Clinic Experience Representative
Clinic Experience Coordinator
Rachelle is a part of the Column Health team as a Clinical Experience Coordinator. She studied Psychology and Biology at Roger Williams University where she focused on positive behavioral therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and studied abroad in Jamaica to help spread Autism awareness. After graduation, Rachelle interned at Beverly Hospital in the Partial Hospitalization Program where she learned about addiction treatment and substance abuse recovery. She hopes to continue her education in the mental health and research field. Rachelle is excited and passionate about working with others to achieve goals of wellness and understanding.
Kayla Gottlieb, LCSW
Kayla joined the Column Health team as a psychotherapist after moving to the Boston area from new York, where she attended and received her Masters in Social Work at Yeshiva University. Kayla has experience working in community-based facilities serving people of all ages and backgrounds in therapy, case management, community outreach and community programs.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashley Tobey is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received a masters of science in nursing from Northeastern University and also holds bachelor degrees in nursing and public relations. Her clinical experience ranges from delivering emergency and critical care to practicing community mental health outreach. Ashley embraces a patient-centered recovery model that empowers individuals to access their inner resources and strengths to achieve well being.
Ryan Carbone, LCSW
Ryan received his Masters in Social Work from Simmons College in 2016. Prior to joining Column Health, Ryan worked with both children and families in a variety of clinical contexts, and worked most recently as a counselor at an academic non-profit serving the Greater Boston area. Ryan believes deeply in the capacities of his clients, and works collaboratively with each of them to create individualized and strength based plans that will put them on the path to success. Outside of his role at Column Health, Ryan enjoys exercise, music, and spending time with family and friends.
Elaine holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College. She originally joined Column Health as a Clinic Experience Representative while she continued furthering her education and transitioned to a Psychotherapist role. Elaine has experience conducting individual and group therapy with varying ages and diagnoses, with a specialty in substance abuse treatment, eating disorders, depression, and trauma. Her theoretical orientation pulls from strength based and person-centered therapies and she strives to collaborate with her patients to create individualized treatment goals that fit with her patient’s strengths and lifestyles. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and exploring different things to do around Boston.