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Schroeder Stribling

Schroeder Stribling


President and CEO

Schroeder Stribling is the President and CEO of Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and…

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Kristen Abell


Webmaster

Kristen Abell (she/her) is the Webmaster at Mental Health America, where she provides oversight, strategy, and updates for the website.  Prior to joining MHA in 2022, Kristen worked in higher…

Taylor Adams

Taylor Adams


Director of Workplace Mental Health

Taylor is the Director of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America. She previously served as Manager of Programs and Operations and as Board Liaison. Prior to working at MHA, Taylor was a…

Stuart Allen

Stuart Allen


Chief Marketing and Advancement Officer

Stuart Allen is the Chief Marketing and Advancement Officer at Mental Health America. She is responsible for leading marketing and fundraising efforts to build awareness, public understanding, and…

Kristina Benoist

Kristina Benoist


Associate Director, IDONTMIND

Kristina Benoist is the Associate Director of the IDONTMIND program. She creates and manages content for the IDONTMIND social media handles, as well as assisting in partnerships, event…

Nathaniel Counts

Nathaniel Counts


Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Innovation

Nathaniel Counts, JD is the Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Innovation for Mental Health America (MHA) and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral…

Elinor Curry

Elinor Curry


Accounts Officer

Elinor Curry is the Accounts Officer at Mental Health America (MHA). She helps coordinate day-to-day financial operations and general office communications.  Elinor's lived experience with…

Sydney Daniello

Sydney Daniello


Public Policy Manager of Projects and Events

Sydney Daniello is the Public Policy Manager of Projects and Events at Mental Health America (MHA). In her role, she researches and writes policy projects and reports, with a particular interest in…

Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis


Associate Vice President for Peer and Youth Advocacy

Kelly’s lived experience with mental health diagnoses and trauma are at the center of her passion for transforming how we support individuals and change systems and services. She currently works in…

Sachin Doshi

Sachin Doshi


Senior Director of Finance and Operations

Sachin coordinates day-to-day financial operations and supports the implementation of various digital initiatives across MHA. He has been involved with MHA since 2015, after foregoing a career in…

Danielle Fritze

Danielle Fritze


Vice President of Public Education and Design

Danielle Fritze serves as Vice President of Public Education and Design for Mental Health America.  In this capacity, Danielle oversees MHA’s public education efforts, leads development of…

Mary Giliberti, J.D.

Mary Giliberti, J.D.


Chief Public Policy Officer

Mary Giliberti is the Chief Public Policy Officer at Mental Health America. Mary focuses on federal policy to promote prevention, early intervention, integration, and recovery.  Prior to…

Mohamed Hassan

Mohamed Hassan


Associate Vice President of Technology Services

Mohamed became Senior Web Developer of Mental Health America in April 2017. As the Web Developer, Mohamed has the responsibility for oversight of the websites & servers’ system. Prior to his role…

Caren Howard

Caren Howard


Director of Policy and Advocacy

Caren Howard (she/her) currently serves as Director of Policy and Advocacy for Mental Health America and has 13 years’ experience in congressional and political affairs, and advocacy. Howard advises…

Jillian Hughes

Jillian Hughes


Executive Vice President of Communications

Jillian Hughes is the Executive Vice President of Communications at Mental Health America. In this role she focuses on media relations, communications planning, and overall messaging. She brings 10…

Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy


Chief Strategy and Finance Officer

Jessica Kennedy is the Chief Strategy and Finance Officer at Mental Health America, where she has worked for over a decade. An expert in nonprofit management, she began her career in operations…

Koreen King

Koreen King


Senior Manager of Event Strategy and Operations

Koreen King is the Senior Manager of Event Strategy and Operations at Mental Health America (MHA). Since graduating from Morgan State University in 2013, Koreen has worked for several prominent…

Michael King

Michael King


Executive Vice President of Office Services and Human Resources, Executive Assistant to the CEO

Michael has worked with MHA for 27 years. He is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of MHA. Additionally, he works with MHA staff, consultants, vendors and affiliates in…

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Katie Lee


Deputy Director of Communications

Katie Lee is the Deputy Director of Communications at Mental Health America. In this role she focuses on communications planning, execution, and messaging. She brings over 10 years of broad…

Jennifer Molina

Jennifer Molina


Individual Giving Manager

Jennifer Molina is the Individual Giving Manager at Mental Health America (MHA). She works to manage, cultivate and steward relationships with major donors as part of MHA’s signature major giving…

Theresa Nguyen

Theresa Nguyen


Chief Program Officer

As MHA’s Chief Program Officer and Vice President of Research and Innovation, Theresa works to improve access to mental health care through data and digital based innovations. Her areas of special…

America Paredes, Ph.D.

America Paredes, Ph.D.


Vice President of Partnerships & Community Outreach

America oversees MHA’s outreach and partnership efforts. In this role, she works to educate the community about MHA and its programs, as well as develop and cultivate strategic…

Debbie Plotnick

Debbie Plotnick


Executive Vice President of State and Federal Advocacy

Debbie F. Plotnick, MSS, MLSP is the Executive Vice President for State and Federal Advocacy at Mental Health America (MHA). Debbie is recognized as a national thought leader contributing expertise…

Maddy Reinert

Maddy Reinert


Senior Director of Population Health

Maddy Reinert joined Mental Health America (MHA) in 2018, and serves as Senior Director of Population Health. In her role at MHA, Maddy manages the MHA online mental health screening program, which…

Catherine Reynolds

Catherine Reynolds


Program Marketing Manager

Catherine joined the Mental Health America team in 2017. She assists with the Annual Conference, marketing requests, social media, web content, and other communications inquiries. Catherine also…

Kevin Rushton

Kevin Rushton


Program Manager of Digital Solutions

Kevin Rushton manages Mental Health America’s MHA Screening platform. He designs experiences to help readers understand and take charge of their own mental health. He also helps conduct research to…

Edward Schmit

Edward Schmit


Vice President, IDONTMIND

Edward co-founded IDONTMIND in 2017, a mental health awareness campaign and lifestyle brand with a mission to inspire conversations about mental health in new and creative ways. Edward oversees all…

Em Skehill

Em Skehill


Director of Public Awareness and Education

Em Skehill is the Director of Public Awareness and Education at Mental Health America (MHA). She develops digital content to support individuals seeking mental health resources and conducts research…

Valerie H. Sterns

Valerie H. Sterns


Executive Vice President, Affiliate Network

Valerie is the overall steward of MHA's National Affiliate Network, providing strategic and technical assistance to MHA Affiliates as well as directing recruitment and retention efforts to increase…

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Angelo Thomas


Digital & Social Media Director

Angelo Thomas (he/him) is the Digital & Social Media Director at Mental Health America, where he oversees the organization’s overall voice and messaging across all social media platforms. Prior…

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Allissa Torres


Director of Mental Health Equity

Allissa Torres (she/her) is the Director of Mental Health Equity at Mental Health America (MHA). Her role ensures that MHA centers equity in every part of its work. Allissa spearheads projects such…

Mark J. Heyrman

Mark J. Heyrman


Pro Bono General Counsel

Mark J. Heyrman recently retired after forty-one years as a Clinical Professor at the University of Chicago Law School.  The primary focus of his work at the Law School was to teach law students…

Ben Harrington

Ben Harrington


RPC Representative, MHA East Tennessee

Ben Harrington is the CEO of the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee and has held this position since 1994.   Mr. Harrington is actively involved in advocacy matters at the local, state…

Barbara Johnston

Barbara Johnston


RPC Representative, MHA New Jersey

Barbara Johnston is the Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ).  Barb has worked in healthcare for more than 25 years in many diverse positions.…

Moe Keller

Moe Keller


RPC Representative, MHA Colorado

Moe Keller is Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives for Mental Health Colorado since 2010. Before her work with MHAC, Moe served for eight years in the Colorado House of…

Shannah Mulvihill

Shannah Mulvihill


RPC Representative, Mental Health Minnesota

Shannah Mulvihill is the  Executive Director and CEO of Mental Health Minnesota, a position she has held since 2015. Shannah has worked in the non-profit and public sectors for 20 years in the…