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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Susan Cairnes


Senior Director of Conference and Event Production

Susan Cairnes is the Senior Director of Conference and Event Production at Mental Health America. A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Certified…

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…

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…

Kelly Davis


Associate Vice President for Peer and Youth Advocacy

Kelly Davis is the Associate Vice President of Peer and Youth Advocacy at Mental Health America, where she works on the expansion of peer support and young…

Genevieve DeRose


Executive Office Coordinator

Genevieve is the Executive Office Coordinator at Mental Health America (MHA), supporting MHA's senior team and Board of Directors. She is responsible for…

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…

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…

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,…

Janelle Gonzaga


Affiliate Network Support Associate

Janelle Gonzaga (she/her) is the Affiliate Network Support Associate at MHA, supporting MHA affiliates with information and resources they need to carry…

Lanee Higgins


Mental Health Writer

Lanee Higgins creates content for Mental Health America's MHA Screening Platform. She writes articles that help readers at the start of their mental health…

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…

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…

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…

Michael King


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

Michael has worked with MHA for 27 years in various capacities. He currently directs the national office's day-to-day business operations, including…

Katie Lee


Director of Communications

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

Khendra Lucas


Research Associate

As a Research Associate, Khendra Lucas (she/her) serves as the “glue” to the MHA research team, helping to organize documentation, engage stakeholders…

John Marion


Data Analyst, Center for Research and Innovation

John Marion is the Data Analyst for MHA’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) team. In this role, he helps provide quantitative analysis of MHA’s…

Niya McCray-Brown


Community Engagement Manager

Niya McCray-Brown (she/her) is MHA’s Community Engagement Manager. Niya works to develop MHA’s outreach initiatives and partnership opportunities to…

Jackie Menjivar


Associate Content Writer for IDONTMIND

Jackie Menjivar is the Associate Content Writer for the IDONTMIND program. She pitches and writes articles on all things mental health for the IDONTMIND…

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…

Theresa Nguyen


Chief Research Officer

As MHA’s Chief Research Officer, Theresa (she/her) leads MHA’s Center for Research and Innovation. In this role, Theresa works to improve access to mental…

America Paredes, Ph.D.


Chief Social Impact Officer

Dr. America Paredes (she/her/ella) is MHA’s Chief Social Impact Officer. America leads the implementation of MHA’s forward-thinking equity-focused approach…

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…

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…

Catherine Reynolds


Event 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…

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…

Mika Sakamoto


Research Associate, Center for Research and Innovation

Mika Sakamoto is a research associate for MHA’s Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) team, where she is responsible for working with data collected…

Jenny Sanchez


Director of Grants Management and Projects

Jenny is the Director of Grants Management and Projects at Mental Health America (MHA). In this role, she identifies pathways to enhance engagement and…

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…

Em Skehill


Director of Public Awareness and Education

Em Skehill (she/they) is the Director of Public Awareness and Education at Mental Health America (MHA). She develops accessible educational resources for…

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…

Nathan Tatro


Vice President of Alliance Development

Nathan Tatro, MA, is Vice President of Alliance Development at Mental Health America. Before coming to MHA, he served for seven years as Deputy Director of…

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…

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…

Jackie Zimmermann


Public Education Associate

Jackie Zimmermann is the Public Education Associate at Mental Health America (MHA). In her role, she coordinates MHA webinars, assists in the development…

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…

Laura Evans


RPC Representative,

Laura Evans leads National and State Policy for Vibrant Emotional Health to support innovative community programs including the state-of-the-art 988 Crisis…

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…

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…

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-…