Board

Giovan E. Bazan

Board Member, Chicago, IL
"Childhood is not a mental illness. Different is not a disorder. Individuality is not insanity."

As a nationally recognized motivational speaker, Giovan shares a message of empowerment with youth and adults all across the country. As an advocate for youth, Giovan offers his hard-won wisdom about the best interests of children and youth who have been “systemized” in the Foster Care, Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Systems. He has influenced a variety of legislation on topics like running away, homelessness, mental health, truancy, abuse, foster care and juvenile justice. Giovan has inspired thousands of youth and adults, from speaking to teens in Juvenile Detention Centers to working with the White House. He has been featured on National Public Radio, CNN Dialogues, Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, among others. He has consulted for state departments of juvenile justice, mental health, family and children services and the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Seana O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Jessica Pratt

Chief Communications Officer

Malea Stockton

Chief Administrative Officer

Sandra Steingard, MD

Board Chair, Burlington, VT

Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS, PhDc

Vice Chair, Los Angeles, CA

David Hughes, PhD

Board Secretary/Treasurer, Cambridge, MA

Gayle R. Berg, PhD

Board Member, Roslyn Heights, NY

Christopher Gordon, MD

Board Member, Framingham, MA

Yana Jacobs, MFT

Board Member, Santa Cruz, CA

Peter Kinderman, PhD

Board Member, Liverpool, UK

Hannah Lingley

Board Member, San Francisco, CA

Andy Smith, JD

Board Member, Portland, OR

Ronda Speight

Board Member, White Plains, NY

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

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Scientific Advisor, University of Calgary

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

Tony Stanton, MD

Scientific Advisor, Bainbridge Island, WA

Joseph Stoklosa, MD

Scientific Advisor, Harvard Medical School

Kenneth Thompson, MD

Scientific Advisor, University of Pittsburgh

Ursula Whiteside, PhD

Scientific Advisor, NowMattersNow.org

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