Our team

Everyone deserves a place they belong

At Shimmer, we share the compassion, balance & openness that embodies our community. Together, let's build a world where everyone has the support and tools to live a thriving life.

Our Shimmer care team

Amin Azzam, MD MA (he/him)
Clinical Advisor

Amin Azzam is a professor, researcher & psychiatrist at UCSF and UC Berkeley with 27 years of formal education in medicine and curriculum development. He remains clinically active—running long-term psychotherapy groups for patients with chronic illnesses. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, board games, and international travel.

Carlyn LaGrone, CPS (she/her)
Curriculum Lead

"Through my experiences and studies, I have become most passionate about destigmatizing the most stigmatized aspects of health: mental health and sexual health. I have been an enthusiastic learner, I am an eager listener and I am growing to be an effective leader. I welcome the challenge and opportunity to advance my education and build real connection to better serve my community."

Samorn Selim, JD (she/her)
Shimmer Guide

"Growing up in a community of Southeast Asian refugees, I experienced what it’s like to deal with trauma and mental health issues from a young age. I’ve also had to manage my own anxiety, depression, and postpartum depression, and am grateful that I had peer support and therapy. I know firsthand how important it is to have a safe and supportive community, and that’s why I’m excited about Shimmer’s mission."

Ashley Lee (any/none)
Shimmer Guide

"I'm at a point in my life where, thanks in part to a sustained support network, I've developed a perspective to live fully. Here at Shimmer, I want to help foster moments where people feel safe to embrace possibility and gain perspective — whatever that means to them."

Wendy Guo, NCPS (she/her)
Shimmer Guide

"My own experience with mental illness and having a younger brother with Autism have helped me become an individual who is passionate about caring for vulnerable groups within our society. I enjoy providing support to those in need regardless of their culture, background, and life experiences. I value in-depth human connections because they are the most precious part of being alive, and defines what it means to be human to me."

Kyah Bridges (she/her)
Shimmer Guide

"Throughout my life and now career, helping people feel more whole has always been my driving value. As a macro social worker, I work daily to dismantle structural barriers to equitable growth and mobility, and now as a Shimmer guide I get to work daily to help individuals overcome mental and emotional barriers to becoming the more whole version of themselves they deserve to be."

A team that cares

Chris Wang (she/her)

Co-Founder, CEO

Jon Wang (he/him)

Co-Founder, President & COO

Vikram Sreedhar (he/him)

co-Founder, CTO

Zaffer Hussein (he/him)


Michelle Shen (she/her)

Community & Growth

Aviana Maxwell (she/they)

Social Media

Savannah Shumock

Quality Improvement Fellow

Eb Chinedu-Eneh (he/him)

Care Improvement