Our Team Members
Instant Chemistry is a scientific company that’s revolutionizing the way people think about relationships. We are a team of psychologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, and business professionals — all with a passion for improving the lives of others. We love bringing scientific research out of the lab and empowering you to make better decisions.
DR. WENDY WALSH, PHDAmerica's thought leader on relationships
Dr. Wendy Walsh was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as co-host on The Dr. Phil spinoff, The Doctors TV show. She also hosts Investigation Discovery Network’s “Happily NEVER After,” as well as being part of Dr. Drew’s Behavior Bureau on HLN Network. On CNN and 9 Network, Australia, she breaks down the psychology of sex, love, gender roles, divorce, parenting and other human behaviors. Dr. Wendy is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a Masters degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and is the author of three books and numerous publications, including The 30-Day Love Detox.
DR. JOEL BLOCK, PH.DFellow of the American Psychological Association
Joel Block, Ph.D., is an award-winning psychologist–excellence in couple then therapy–practicing couple and sex therapy on Long Island, New York. Board a Certified in Couple therapy by the American Board of Professional Psychology Dr. Block is a senior psychologist on the staff of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Psychology/ /Psychiatry) at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School. Dr. Block is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Couple and Family Psychology) and for twenty years he was the training supervisor of the Sexuality Center at Long Island-Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Block is the author of over 25 books on Love and Sex, his specialty.
CARMELIA RAYMatchmaker and Dating Coach
Carmelia Ray is the Host of new reality TV dating series Mom Vs Matchmaker! She is an author, speaker, celebrity matchmaker and online dating expert. Carmelia also provides business development consulting for the dating & matchmaking industry. Through her extensive work in matchmaking, she has personally interviewed over 65,000 singles and assisted over 7,000 clients with their search to finding someone special. Carmelia is also a conference host to iDate; the largest online dating, date coaching and matchmaking conference worldwide. Her love, dating, relationship & sex advice has appeared on nationally syndicated media publications & blogs, both in print and throughout the web.
DR. SARA SEABROOKE, PHD (CHAIR)Co-founder and CSO of Instant Chemistry
Dr. Sara Seabrooke is Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Instant Chemistry. She completed her Ph.D. in 2010 at the University of Toronto, with a specialization in genetics. She also has post-doctoral training from McMaster University. While at McMaster, Dr. Seabrooke was a course instructor for Genetics and ran a research project studying neuroprotective genes in the blood brain barrier. In addition to being chair of the SAB and CSO of Instant Chemistry, Dr. Seabrooke has also worked as a lead scientist at Inceptum Research and Therapeutics, a company focusing on neurotherapeutic drug developing. Currently, in addition to managing the science side of things at Instant Chemistry, she is working on developing a simple-to-use at home version of the Instant Chemistry test.
DR. RON GONZALEZ, PH.DCo-founder of Instant Chemistry
Ron, a co-founder of Instant Chemistry, has been instrumental in the formation and the substantial advances of this young biotechnology business since its inception in 2012. Ron achieved his scientific credentials beginning a with a MSc from the University of Toronto and a PhD in neuroscience from York University in 2011. After having completed his MBA at the Rotman School of Business at the University of Toronto, his passion turned to the business of mobilizing science and discovery toward product origination and realization.