Project Advisory Board

Project Advisory Board

Throughout our process, we engaged with expert funders, practitioners and policymakers to ensure our guidance was reflective of their knowledge and the current realities of the mental health system. Beginning with the project’s launch in summer 2018, and throughout the development of Health in Mind, we engaged our Advisory Board for their feedback and expertise on our framing, early answers, and many iterations of the final guidance. The feedback provided led us to develop actionable solutions as we stepped down from a broader, higher-level approach, and emphasize evidence-based, quality care in our solutions. The CHIP team is grateful to our Advisory Board for their time, dedication, and enthusiasm for this work.

Olivia Dell – Venture Fellow, Falkon Ventures
Olivia has spent the majority of her education and professional career working to understand the systems in place that shape the complex world we live in. This work has sparked a passion for entrepreneurship and has led her to focus on building the necessary systems to support initiatives towards sustainability and equity. Since college, Olivia has worked at Falkon Ventures, TrailMix Ventures, and has maintained her passion for community building and organizing by creating Nexus Global’s Monaco Chapter. 

Richard G. Frank, PhD – Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Richard is the Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, where he lectures and conducts research related to healthcare policy. Prior to this role, Richard served as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. His research focuses on the economics of mental health and substance abuse care, long term care financing policy, health care competition, implementation of health reform and disability policy.

Mary Giliberti, JD – Executive Vice President of Policy, Mental Health America
Mary Giliberti serves as Executive Vice President of Policy for Mental Health America, where she focuses on federal policy to promote prevention, early intervention and recovery. She previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In her 20+ years in the mental health field, she also worked at the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Well Being Trust.

Amy Keller Laird – Executive Vice President, Brand & Audience Development, Remedy Health Media
Amy is an award-winning lifestyle journalist and media executive who oversaw the editorial direction of Women’s Health across all brand platforms as Editor in Chief from 2014 to 2018. Her #WhoNotWhat campaign to break mental health stigma, in partnership with NAMI, garnered over 400 million press and social impressions.

Rick Kellar, MBA – President, Peg’s Foundation
Rick has led the Peg’s Foundation since 2005, pursuing improvements in access to care, behavioral health capacity, and criminal justice reform as it relates to the mentally ill, believing Ohio can serve as a template for the nation. He is a US Army Combat Veteran, having served in both Infantry and Special Forces (Green Beret), and a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point.

Patrick J. Kennedy – Former Congressman (D-RI) and Founder, The Kennedy Forum
Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy founded The Kennedy Forum in 2013 to lead a national dialogue on transforming the health care system by uniting mental health advocates, business leaders, and government agencies around a common set of principles, including full implementation of the Federal Parity Law. Launched in celebration of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s signing of the landmark Community Mental Health Act, the nonprofit aims to achieve health equity by advancing evidence-based practices, policies, and programming around mental health and addiction. Patrick also co-founded One Mind with Shari and Garen Staglin to support promising and collaborative brain research.

Marsden McGuire, MD, MBA – Director, Continuum of Care and General Mental Health Services, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs
Marsden is a psychiatrist who helps lead the VA’s Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. At the VA, Dr. McGuire has led a number of inter-professional and collaborative efforts within the Department, with other federal agencies, and with private sector stakeholders to promote veteran-centered care that is safe, effective and measurable. His portfolio covers the full continuum of mental health care, including inpatient, residential, specialty and general outpatient services and integration with primary care.

Kathleen M. Pike, PhD – Chair, Global Mental Health Programs at Columbia University and Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Health Policy at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Kathy serves as Director of the Columbia WHO Collaborating Centre in Global Mental Health since 2014. She is committed to advancing training, education, research and policy to increase awareness, improve health systems, and implement strategies for prevention and treatment of mental illness worldwide.

Joe Pyle, MA – President, the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
In his role as President, Joe has guided the foundation to focus on evaluation, design thinking, and community participation in programming which has lead the foundation to become a disruptive thought leader in the philanthropic space. He also sits on several non-profit boards focusing on health care, behavioral health, intellectual disabilities, and philanthropy.

Cheryl Roberts, JD – Executive Director, the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice
Cheryl is the Executive Director of the Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice, a nonprofit Roberts founded with Francis Greenburger in 2014. She is also a licensed NYS bond agent providing pro-bono bond agent services to the Columbia County Bail Fund, a nonprofit community bail fund in upstate New York. Ms. Roberts is a former town judge from Columbia County, New York, and was the first woman to serve as Corporation Counsel for the City of Hudson, New York.

Linda Rosenberg, MSW – Director of External Relations, Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Linda is a national expert in the design, financing and delivery of mental health and substance services. She serves as a strategic advisor to Columbia and to community nonprofit organizations, foundations, and private sector companies. In her prior role as President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, she helped secure passage of the federal parity law and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA); advanced the integration of behavioral health and primary care, leading to the creation of a Medicaid Health Home option; ensured passage of the Excellence in Mental Health Act; and introduced Mental Health First Aid in the U.S.

Laura Samberg, MA – Executive Director, Samberg Family Foundation
Laura has devoted the past 25 years to working on education and children’s health. As Executive Director of the Samberg Family Foundation, she oversees the Foundation’s work in its three program areas: children, youth, and education; health; and Jewish life. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2001, she conducted and managed research, evaluation and policy work on children’s health and education.

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD – Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, and Director, Columbia Psychiatry Media
In addition to his roles at Columbia University, Lloyd is Distinguished Psychiatric Advisor to the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), the nation’s largest state mental health system. Previously, Dr. Sederer served as the Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Services in NYC, the city’s chief psychiatrist, among many other notable positions. He has written hundreds of articles, book, film, TV and theatre reviews, and published a dozen books on mental health and addiction.

Shari Staglin, MPA – Co-Founder, One Mind
Shari is co-founder and trustee of One Mind, co-founder and trustee emeritus of Bring Change2Mind, and director emeritus of the UCLA Foundation Board. She also founded and has guided Staglin Family Vineyard as CEO since it started in 1985. Her previous career spanned nearly 18 years in healthcare management and included working for the N.Y. Health and Human Services Administration and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Glenda Wrenn, MD, MSHP – Chief Medical Officer, 180 Health Partners, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Morehouse School of Medicine
Glenda is the Chief Medical Officer of 180 Health Partners, where she provides executive clinical leadership for its programs that address the social determinants of health. Dr. Wrenn most recently served as founding Director of the Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.