Meet the Team


Virtually Better is a team of psychologists, artists, and developers who are dedicated to advancing the state of the art in behavioral healthcare.

Michael Jacobson, MBA

Michael Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer, has over thirty years of experience assisting numerous companies in strategic planning, financial procedures, financial statement preparation, business and marketing plan…

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Mirtha Ferrer, M.S.

Mirtha Ferrer is Vice President of Creative Services for Virtually Better, Inc. For more than 12 years, she has served as Creative Director and developed more than…

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Marat V. Zanov, Ph.D., ABPP

Marat V. Zanov, Ph.D. is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and is licensed in several states.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of California, Los…

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Joseph T. Pate, Jr., Ph.D.

Joseph T. Pate, Jr., Ph.D.  grew up in Morris, Alabama, and completed his undergraduate training at the University of Alabama.  He was accepted into the clinical…

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Margo Adams Larsen, Ph.D.

Margo Adams Larsen, Ph.D. is a Research Director at Virtually Better. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University and her…

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Peter W. Tuerk, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter W. Tuerk  is a Research Director at Virtually Better. He is a scientist-practitioner who specializes in behavioral health intervention, research, and the integration of…

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Dawn McDaniel, Ph.D. 

Dawn McDaniel, Ph.D. is a Research Director at Virtually Better. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and…

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Libby Tannenbaum, Ph.D.

Libby Tannenbaum, Ph.D. completed her undergraduate training at The University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received her doctoral training in Atlanta, Georgia, at Georgia State…

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Delia L. Lang, Ph.D.

Delia L. Lang, Ph.D. received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University, California. She also holds two master degrees in Experimental Psychology and Biostatistics.…

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Cathy Beam

Cathy Beam is the Financial Administrator for Virtually Better, Inc. She joined the VBI team in December 2010 and is responsible for providing accounting support with…

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Andrew Currie

Product Manager. Andrew Currie has had a wide range of experience in a variety of fields such as photography, video production, graphic design, and software development. In…

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Rafael Paiz

Senior Programmer.  Rafael Paiz has been making video games since 1995 for various platforms ranging from PC to consoles like the Microsoft Xbox and Sony Playstation. In addition to…

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Zack Schneider

Game Developer & Designer. Zack is a talented developer with a gift for coming up with creative solutions. Since joining VBI he has been instrumental in updating…

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Eduardo Castillo

Game Developer. Eduardo Castillo is a skilled software engineer with experience creating games, websites, desktop, and mobile applications. He is fluent in many programming languages such as…

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Justin Jang

Senior Artist & Designer. Justin is a talented artist and 3D modeler. He has worked at Virtually Better for over 5 years helping design and create products. Justin received…

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Brent Morris

Senior Artist & Designer. Brent Morris graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in animation and a minor in sequential art. He has…

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Diana Petrova

Senior Artist & Designer. Diana Petrova has worked at VBI for over 5 years using her shrewd sense of design to help bring to life some incredible projects. She's…

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David Beach

3D Artist David Beach received his M.A. in animation from Savannah College of Art and Design. He's a technical wizard. If you give him the time he…

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Atticus Graybill

Photography & Video Producer

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Jonathan Huff

Jonathan Huff, BS is an experienced computer systems engineer who assists in the system development, implementation, troubleshooting, and support of products that align with the Virtually…

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