Kermit Cole, MFT

Kermit Cole, MFT, worked in residential treatment with a focus on trauma & psychosis for many years. He currently works, in a team with his partner Louisa, at the Council for Relationships in Philadelphia.

Hannah Lingley

Hannah Lingley brings ten years of business development and partnerships experience to Open Excellence. Her experience is in financial services, startups and in fin-tech. She helps further the organization’s go-to-market strategy, social media marketing, and fundraising efforts. Her service experience includes work with Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Hannah is passionate about improving outcomes in […]

David Hughes, PhD

Hughes is a Vice President at the Human Services Research Institute. He has worked for more than 20 years on projects related to analyses of health care system utilization and cost assessment, behavioral health services research, evidence-based practices, cost simulation models for planning behavioral health systems, and the intersection of the behavioral health and criminal justice systems.

Gayle R. Berg, PhD

“Open Excellence is uniquely positioned to galvanize mental health care globally, by ensuring the sustainability of scientific research that identifies best practices and innovative treatment approaches. Working together, we can transform our mental health delivery systems so that they are humane, recovery-oriented and infused with hope.”

Ronda Speight

“I lost my mind and found my truest self, I enjoy seeing the potential in abstract ideas for positive change, putting invisible concepts together and making them real”

Giovan E. Bazan

“Childhood is not a mental illness. Different is not a disorder. Individuality is not insanity.”

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Peter Kinderman, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool, honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Mersey Care NHS Trust and Clinical Advisor for Public Health England, UK. He was 2016-2017 President of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and twice chair of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology. His research activity and clinical […]

Pablo Sadler, MD, MPH

Trained at University of Buenos Aires medical school and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, psychiatrist Pablo Sadler has presented on care and system innovation at conferences around the world. He is currently Medical Director at the New York City Bureau of Mental Health and a consultant psychiatrist for the Personalized Recovery Oriented Services program. He […]