about Shimmer

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.

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.

Sharon Kim, LMHC (she/her)
Community Lead

"Seeing my friends and family suffer from various mental health problems, I wanted to become someone who helps others feel heard. Going through my own struggles during covid and finding support within my own community, I strive to help others feel a sense of belonging and safety within the Shimmer 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."

Eutah Mizushima, NCPS (he/him)
Shimmer Guide

"I'm from Los Angles, lived in Japan for 9 years, and currently live in Vancouver. I hope that I can use what I've learned from my personal struggles with depression and anxiety to help guide and support others in their own mental health journeys."

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)

Engineering

Michelle Shen (she/her)

Community & Growth

Eb Chinedu-Eneh (he/him)

Care Improvement

Aviana Maxwell (she/they)

Social Media

join Shimmer

We’re looking for people who care deeply about accessibility of mental health services. We’d love to see how you could fit into the team! Drop us a line and let us know what you love to do—we’re excited to hear from you.

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