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National Advisory Board
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Leonard A. Doerfler, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, ASSUMPTION UNIVERSITY; ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY, UMASS CHAN MEDICAL SCHOOL 

Leonard Doerfler, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist. He has extensive experience in the practice of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which has been shown through extensive research to be beneficial for a wide range of psychological problems and disorders. He is a Diplomate and Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Academy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a Certified Trainer/Consultant, a Fellow, Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and Past President, New England Psychological Association 

Cari Dwyer

DIRECTOR, EXHIBIT PROJECT MANAGEMENT,

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA

Cari manages and supervises project leaders responsible for the planning and development of immersive, hands-on experiences by inspiring and coordinating the involvement of content specialists, designers, producers, community members, and visitors. The first exhibition Cari helped develop experiences for was Invention at Play at the National Museum of American History. More recently, Cari was the project leader for Living West at the History Colorado Center, as well as one of the Science Museum of Minnesota's newest traveling exhibitions, Mental Health: Mind Matters. She also worked on Sportsology and Space: An Out-of-Gravity Experience.

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Renee Folzenlogen, LPC, LPAT, ATR-BC, ACS, ATCS

PROGRAM COORDINATOR INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES, 

MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF ESSEX AND MORRIS, INC. (NEW JERSEY)

Renee is a licensed professional counselor, writer, artist, and art therapist who believes that art can be a powerful agent of healing and transformation, fostering compassion for self and others. She asserts that mental health themed exhibits make it possible to engage with difficult topics, while also conveying beauty, meaning, and hope.  Renee currently works with families affected by mental illness, provides art therapy for women impacted by domestic violence, and provides clinical supervision for graduate students and newly licensed clinicians. Renee co-curated My Mother’s Keeper, a multimedia group exhibit about women living with mental illness, as seen from their daughters’ perspectives, The Art of Repair, an online exhibit about healing from trauma, and was the MHA group action leader for Out in the Open, In it Together, a JR Inside Out Project. 

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Suzanne Fox

CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL INITIATIVES,

THE YELLOW TULIP PROJECT 

Suzanne co-founded The Yellow Tulip Project with her daughter Julia in 2016. She currently serves as the Director of Global Initiatives, on the YTP Board of Directors and as an advisor to YTP’s special projects including the I Am More: Facing Stigma and Young Men Moving Mountains exhibits, Storytelling Alchemy and other community partnerships.   She is an out of the box thinker and a creator who loves working on projects that make a positive impact on this messy but beautiful world.  Prior to her work as a mental health activist, Suzanne has over 30 years of experience in building understanding and cross-cultural awareness as an adjunct professor, principal of an intercultural consulting company and a facilitator.  She has a B.A. in Asian Studies from Bowdoin College, an MA in Chinese Politics from the School of Oriental & African Studies in London and is pursuing a masters in Global Mental Health from the University of Edinburgh. There she will be exploring stigma across cultures and working globally to expand YTP’s youth driven, community focused message of hope and stigma reduction.

Andrea Melvin

SENIOR COLLECTIONS CURATOR,

GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC MUSEUM (MICHIGAN)

Andrea Melvin has over 15 years experience working with museum collections in Canada, New Zealand and the U.S. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Costume Studies from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia and a Master’s Degree in Public History from Western University, Ontario. Andrea began working in the GRPM’s Collections Department in 2010 where she has curated several collaborative exhibitions: Fashion + Nature, Life of the Mind: Mental Health Treatment Through the 21st Century (with Calvin College), Inspired Style (with Kendall College of Art and Design’s Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion), Nursing: A Dynamic Profession (with GVSU’s Kirkhof College of Nursing). Andrea is interested in using the Museum’s Collection to inspire young minds by making the collections as accessible as possible. 

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Christine Reich

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, SENIOR RESEARCH OFFICER,

KNOLOGY 

Christine is an educator, social science researcher, and former museum executive who has moved fluidly between research and practice throughout her career. As Knology’s CEO and Senior Research Officer, she is responsible for directing the organization’s research agenda and the transdisciplinary team of researchers who work collaboratively to develop new insights into the complex social challenges of our times. As a researcher, she has published on a wide range of topics, including organizational learning, emotional engagement, and inclusive education. Prior to joining Knology, Christine was the Chief Learning Officer at the Museum of Science (Boston), where she oversaw the Museum's learning-focused efforts (exhibits, programs, curriculum, immersive theaters, collections, accessibility, and educational research).In addition to serving as Knology’s CEO, Christine is also Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 

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Peter Szto, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK, GRACE ABBOTT SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA

Prior to teaching, Dr Szto  worked for 12-years in various inpatient and community mental health settings in Michigan and Philadelphia. His current research focuses on visualizing social welfare with projects in China, Singapore, and mental health stigma. He teaches courses on mental health policy, ethnicity, and spirituality. Since 1996, he has taken 120 social work students on travel courses to China. Szto has earned degrees from Calvin University, Michigan State University, Westminster Theological Seminary, and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Szto was born and raised in New York City to Chinese immigrant parents. He is happily married and has two doggies.

Philip Yanos, Ph.D.

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

Philip T. Yanos, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at John Jay College, CUNY.  He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from St. John's University (1999).  Prior to joining the faculty at John Jay, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Stigma and Health and the author of “Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential” (Cambridge University Press, 2018).  He is the co-developer of 'Narrative Enhancement and Cognitive Therapy', a group-based treatment which addresses the effects of self-stigma among people with mental illness, which has been translated into 11 languages.  He conducts research on stigma, self-stigma, peer support, and other factors related to the community participation of people diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. 

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