Our Founders


Chief Health Officer

Dr. Christiana Silva, PhD

Dr. Christiana Silva

Dr. Silva has a broad range of skills and experiences which make her an effective and relatable clinician for both children and adults. Dr. Silva’s primary areas of expertise include ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and trauma exposure.

Dr. Silva obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, and a B.S. in Psychology from UCSD. For her PhD, Dr. Silva investigated dysfluent speech in abused children.

Before establishing Fusion Care Group, Dr. Silva started and grew SD Psychological Services (SDPS) which has a 13 year history of providing mental health care to San Diego County.  Earlier in her career, she worked at the Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Service for over 14 years, and provided consultation, training, and supervision to occupational therapists, education consultants, physical therapists, speech therapists, teachers, and administrators on behavior modification programs for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She gained experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), social stories, TEACCH, peer training, PRT, play therapy, and PECS, and she worked with children and adults from 3 to 55 years of age who were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Silva has a genuine love and passion for her work, and is extremely enthusiastic and dedicated to her clients.

Chief Executive Officer

Scott Shainman

Scott Shainman

Scott is passionate about changing mental health care from its social acceptance, to the types of facilities and the overall client experience.  This passion for change came from his personal experience with his daughter who contracted P.A.N.D.A.S and became stricken with OCD, anxiety and irrational fear.  In working through the system he learned firsthand where the issues are and how they need to be changed in order to truly provide and care for people in need.

Scott Shainman is an experienced business leader with over 20 years in technology.  He has a proven track record of leading both North American and international organizations and is focused on delivering an exceptional customer experience to some of the largest enterprise, state & local and federal agencies around the world.

Scott has held management positions at Intermec, General Dynamics and lastly as President of Getac North America, where he helped lead the company to become one of the largest rugged laptop and tablet manufacturers in the world. His expertise is in sales and marketing, organizational development and operations, all of which are centered on delivering an industry leading, “awesome” employee and customer experience. 

In 2011 Scott created Custody Connection, one of the very first iPhone apps to manage custody schedules and co-parenting.  The app quickly become one of the top custody schedule apps in the AppStore.

Scott has been featured in Entrepreneur, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business News, Time Money, Business Insider and Forbes and is an active member in Young Presidents Organization (YPO).