Leadership

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Active Minds is guided and advised by a Board of Directors, a National Advisory Committee, made up of experts in the field of mental health, and a Student Advisory Committee, made up of leaders from our student campus chapters.  The organization is run and supported by a small group of key staff who work out of the Active Minds National Office in Washington, DC.  The staff at Active Minds work tirelessly to support the critical work of our student chapters on college campuses across the country.  Our chapters are the heart of Active Minds and the work that we do.  

Board of Directors


  • Ken Brody, Chairman - Co-Founder, Taconic Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • Kelly Cox, Vice Chairwoman - Vice President, Edelman
  • Rick Mosenkis, Treasurer - President and CEO, WorkZone, LLC
  • Steven A. Lerman, Development Committee Chairman - Managing Member, Lerman Senter PLLC
  • Vanessa Melendez Mehta, Secretary - Senior Investment Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Brad Blanken - VP Industry Development, Competitive Carriers Association
  • Anthony M. Bongiorno - Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Litigation, CBS Corporation
  • Bob Boorstin - Consultant, Washington, DC
  • John A. Cutler - Senior Advisor, Chevy Chase Trust
  • Bob Davison - Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Essex County, Inc.
  • Laura House, Ph.D, LCSW-C - Senior Analyst, Office of Strategic Development, Pretrial Services Agency
  • Marc Kantor - Senior Vice President, Broad Street, LLC
  • Gail Kamer Lieberfarb - Former Board Chairperson and Executive Director, National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
  • Alison K. Malmon - Founder and Executive Director, Active Minds, Inc.
  • Robert A. Peck - Director of Consulting, Gensler
  • Ilene Rosenstein, Ph.D. - Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Southern California
  • Jeremy Shure - Head of Investor Relations and General Counsel, Pellucid Analytics
  • TK Truong - President, Active Minds Student Advisory Committee

National Advisory Committee


  • Bernard S. Arons, M.D.- Director of Medical Affairs at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital
  • John V. Campo, M.D. - Chair, Department of Psychiatry at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
  • Patrick W. Corrigan, Psy.D.- Professor of Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology and Principal Investigator of the Chicago Consortium for Stigma Research
  • Gregory Eells, Ph.D. - Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Cornell University
  • Daniel Eisenberg, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Principal Investigator, Healthy Minds Study
  • Laurie Flynn - Director of External Relations, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Stephen P. Hinshaw, Ph.D - Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • William H. Isler - Executive Director, Fred M. Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at St. Vincent College
  • Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. - Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author
  • Dan Jones, Ph.D.- President, Association of University and College Counseling Directors (AUCCCD); Director, Counseling and Psychological Services, Appalachian State University
  • Richard Kadison, M.D. - Former Chief, Mental Health Service, Harvard University Health Services
  • Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy - Former Member of Congress, First District of Rhode Island; Founder, One Mind for Brain Research
  • Alan Leshner, Ph.D. - CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • John Morahan BA, MPA, MHA - President/CEO St. Joseph Regional Health Network
  • Daniel S. Pine, M.D. - Chief of Child and Adolescent Research, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Sally Pingree - Trustee, Charles Engelhard Foundation

Student Advisory Committee


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  • TK Truong, President - UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

  • Markie Pasternak, Chair, Development - Marquette University (Milwaukee, WiI)
  • Sarah Spitz, Chair, Programming - Emory University (Atlanta, GA)

  • Ashli Haggard, Chair, Public Relations - University of Maryland (College Park, MD)
  • Jillian Baker - Fairleigh Dickinson University (Hackensack, NJ)
  • Sarah Berendt - Lourdes University (Sylvania, OH)
  • Madeline Coutu - Cabrini College (Radnor, PA)

  • Emily Cutler - University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

  • Chris Davey - Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)

  • Yvonne Gonzales - East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg, PA)

  • Hayley Harnicher - University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
  • A.T. Helix - Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL)
  • Katie Kiefaber - University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
  • Ashleigh Morris - SUNY College at Old Westbury (Old Westbury, NY)

  • Manmeet Singh - California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
  • Nicole Stearman - Eastern Washington University (Cheney, WA)

Staff


  • Alison Malmon, Founder and Executive Director - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.101
  • Sara Abelson, MPH, Senior Director of Programs - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 734-945-5607
  • Tonya Augustine, Director of Development - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.106

  • Maggie Bertram, MA, Senior Program Manager for Student-Led Initiatives and Training & Education Specialist, Active Minds Speakers Bureau - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 857-342-3910
  • Candace Daniels, Senior Program Manager for National Initiatives - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.107
  • Dianna Dauber, MA, Director of Communications and Marketing - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.109
  • Caroline Donaldson, Donor Database Coordinator and Office Manager - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.100

  • Laura Horne, Chapter Manager - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.108

  • Matt Mustard, Senior Development Manager - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex. 103
  • Lauren Redding, Communications Coordinator - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex. 119

  • Amanda Uhme, Chapter Coordinator - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 202-332-9595 ex.104

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  • Jared Wolf from Active Minds at Ithaca College says:

    Jared"As a college freshman, I had never been taught about mental health. I didn't know what it meant to have a mental illness, how to get treatment, or what the people around me were going through. I didn't know that the struggles I had been experiencing for years were symptoms of bipolar disorder, and that they weren't just going to go away.