Mental Health Excellence
At Open Excellence, we fund independent research and innovative programs that improve mental health outcomes.
Who we are
Open Excellence was established in 2011 as a unique community foundation — of, by and for the community of people concerned with improving mental health globally. We raise money to provide direct grants to change and improve the way that mental health care is conceived and delivered. We are the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.
Open Excellence is a 501(c)3 charitable organization with a mission to sponsor research and programs that promote better mental health outcomes. We identify, help develop, and share knowledge with the public about mental health care that best helps people recover and live well in society.
We envision a new world of mental health provision that prioritizes recovery, connection and human rights for all who suffer with mental health problems. We work with investigators and innovators who address the social determinants of health to discover solutions to mental health problems that promote healing and growth. We seek to bring about humane, science-based mental health practices that are developed independent from industry influence and delivered with compassion and respect for the human rights and dignity of all people. We seek to build, and build upon, a foundation for excellence in mental health care.
STAFF & BOARD
Malea Stockton | Chief Administrative Officer
Kermit Cole, MFT | Board Chair
Hannah Lingley | Board Vice Chair
David Hughes, PhD | Treasurer
Gayle R. Berg, PhD | Board Secretary
Giovan E. Bazan | Board Member
Christopher Gordon, MD | Board Member
Pablo Sadler, MD, MPH | Board Member
Rob Cotes, MD | Scientific Advisory Council Chair, Atlanta, GA
Lee Combrinck-Graham, MD | Scientific Advisor, Stamford, CT
Judith Cook, PhD | Scientific Advisor, University of Illinois, Chicago
David Healy, MD, FRCPsych | Scientific Advisor, McMaster University, Ontario, CA
Swapnil Gupta, MD | Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine
Jeffrey R. Lacasse, PhD | Scientific Advisor, Florida State University
Rebecca Miller, PhD | Scientific Advisor, Yale School of Medicine
Judith Pentz, MD | Scientific Advisor, University of New Mexico
Ronda Speight | White Plains, NY
Tony Stanton, MD | Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA
Sandra Steingard, MD | Burlington, VT
Joseph Stoklosa, MD | Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School
Kenneth Thompson, MD | Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh