The Board of Trustees for the Anxiety & Depression Initiative is made up of professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
Looking to contribute? We are actively seeking governance Board members, along with members of our Advisory Board. Contact us about joining the board, and contribute in a big way to The Anxiety & Depression Initiative mission!
Please send your professional resume and a letter of interest to:
Matthew S. Miller – President/Co-founder
Matthew Miller has earned both his bachelor’s and master’s level degrees in the area of Psychology. He has devoted much of his professional career working in world of nonprofits and finds great pleasure in working to positively contribute to the community while earning a paycheck. Matthew worked for many years in the human services arena before moving on to higher education for more than a decade. He is an avid volunteer that actively contributes to a variety of causes in his spare time. When Matthew is not working and volunteering his time, he also enjoys a variety of activities that include rock climbing, hiking, biking, running, kayaking, snowboarding, camping and pretty much anything else done outdoors breathing in the fresh air.
Scott A. Hendrickson – Treasurer/Co-founder
Scott Hendrickson has over two decades of experience building and managing IT consulting organizations. He has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. Since childhood, Scott has been fascinated with the natural world and living things, with a particular affinity for turtles and tortoises. He is an active member of an international wildlife conservation nonprofit organization (Turtle Survival Alliance). In his free time Scott participates in vinyasa yoga, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and appreciates a catchy tune.
Elsa C. Alves – Secretary
Elsa Alves has spent much of her professional career at Rutgers University. In her most recent appointment, she works at the University’s Institute of Jazz Studies. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. Elsa’s enthusiasm for nature began as a small child in Portugal, where she enjoyed hiking in the mountains with her grandfather. As an adult, she finds that returning to the outdoors is an important way to help her to become more relaxed and restored. She also finds outdoor activities as a great experience to share with others. Always active, when she isn’t working or hiking, she can be found at her local boxing gym sharpening her skills.
Dominic J. Carbone, PhD – Trustee
Dominic Carbone, PhD earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology at Fordham University in New York City. He minored in Philosophy & Bioethics. He also earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Applied Developmental Psychology & Education at the Teacher’s College of Columbia University in New York City. He earned a Master’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He holds a Post-graduate certificate in Psychotherapy with a specialization in Gender Studies & Sexuality. He is the Dean of Program Advancement and New/Strategic Initiatives at Sussex College in Newton, New Jersey. He is a practicing, state licensed clinical psychologist in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has served on the executive boards of several human service organizations, has published professionally and presented at both national and international conferences regarding a variety of topics in the fields of developmental psychology, clinical psychology, human sexuality, business psychology, diversity and organizational development. He has a fondness for both domestic and international travel and has chronicled his adventures using photography.
Timothy Peters-Strickland, MD – Trustee
Timothy Peters-Strickland, M.D., joined Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization in April 2012, and now works as a Senior Director in Global Clinical Development, CNS. He serves as Medical/Project Lead on various CNS projects, including Abilify Maintena (various indications) and Digital Medicine-Aripiprazole. Over the past 3 years, Timothy led the filing teams for Abilify Maintena which has led to multiple approvals in the US, Canada, and EU. Multiple health authority meetings have been attended during the process. He is now leading Otsuka’s Digital Medicine Program and received FDA approval in November 2017 for Abilify MyCite, the world’s first digital medicine.
Timothy joined OTSUKA from Covance, Inc., where he was Medical Director, Global Clinical Practice for 3.5 years prior. In that role, he was the Global Lead Medical Monitor who led the study team to the positive Interim Analysis on Trial 31-07- 246, led Trial 31-07- 247 study to a successful completion, and worked on the NDA filing for Abilify Maintena. He has also published a book, Basic Psychopharmacology for Counselors and Psychotherapists, along with Richard Sinacola, Ph.D. Earlier in his career, Timothy has worked in private psychiatric practice, in community mental health settings, and has been volunteer faculty at University of Southern California (USC) Department of Psychiatry.
Timothy completed this Psychiatry Residency training at USC where he served as Chief Resident. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville and his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Florida State University in Tallahassee.
James P. King, CPA MST – Trustee
James King earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Pace University and his Masters of Science in Taxation from Seton Hall University. He is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of public accounting experience. He started his work experience with Price Waterhouse and is currently a partner with the firm Tobin & Collins, C.P.A., P.A. James has authored articles for publication and has lectured on multiple occasions before various professional and business groups.
James enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends. He is a sports enthusiast and enjoys coaching, playing and watching a variety of sporting activities.
Joshua J. Rothman - Trustee Emeritus/Co-founder
Joshua Rothman is an avid adventurer and active lifestyle enthusiast. He holds a bachelor’s level degree in Business Information Systems from Lehigh University, and an Master's in Business Administration in Marketing from Montclair State University. He has spent time at both marketing agencies, and within the marketing departments of several technology companies. He has recently turned his attention to volunteer work, contributing his time to serving meals to the homeless, as well as fundraising to support the families affected by cancer. In his spare time, he likes to stay active by engaging in rock climbing, hiking, Tae Kwon Do, cross training, parkour, mud runs, and traveling to new and interesting places around the globe. Josh also enjoys relaxing with a good comic book, video game, or movie, and discussing them with friends and family.