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Carmine DiChiara Psy.D Co-Founder and Senior Software Developer

Why am I here?

Working at iRewardHealth lets me pursue two things I really value in life: creating things of beauty and functionality, and helping people change in meaningful ways.

The act of creating is something that I have enjoyed in many parts of my life, from my hobbies to my career as a software engineer. Baking, photography, origami … they all share a fundamental process of creation, of experimentation, of trial and error and improvement that gives me such joy. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to create intricate software systems that will be used by many in following their life goals.

The act of giving is intimately tied with my acts of creating. As George William Curtis wrote, “the fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.” My joy of creation is doubled by the opportunity to give that unique, new creation of mine to others to enjoy. And this is the bridge between my love of creating and my love of helping.

To make lasting change for the better in someone else’s experience is an aspiration of mine, one that I commit myself to willingly. My career as a clinical psychologist has been dedicated to helping people find what is meaningful to them and make the difficult, painful choice to move in that direction while the suffering of human nature compels us to turn away. As Curtis’ contemporary, Ralph Waldo Emeron, put it, “it is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”