Creating a paradigm shift requires trailblazers. The Quell Foundation is made up of a robust and active leadership that supports advocacy, education, and awareness.

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Our Founder and Staff

Kevin Lynch founded The Quell Foundation in 2015. As the organization continuously grows, the team continues to expand and improve!

Kevin Lynch
CEO, President & Founder
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Amber Chembars Meyerl
Executive Director
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Emily Abbott
Asst. Director of Development
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Maya Kaufman
Asst. Director of Development for The First Responder Resilience Project
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Ashley Persaud
Marketing Coordinator
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Vlad Radu
Senior Video Editor
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Allie Rosenberg
Development Intern
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Julia Penchuk
Marketing Intern
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Meet the Board

The Quell Foundation is fortunate to have a dedicated and accomplished board membership with a wide range of expertise. Together, they’re helping change lives by shattering the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Board Members

Michael Brown, Esq.


Reena L. Pande, MD MSc

Former CMO at AbleTo

Garth Graham

Director and Global Head of Healthcare and Public Health, Google/YouTube

Carrah Kalat

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Aetna

John Stanley

CEO, MOD Worldwide

Lauren Szewczyk

Secretary, Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition & Customer Care, Mindoula Health

Jean Kanokogi

Director of Mental Health & Peer Support at Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association

Varun Choudhary, MD

Forensic Psychiatrist, Chief Medical Officer, Talkspace

Executive Advisory Board

Michaela Kearney, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, OptiMindHealth

Townley Peters, Ph.D

Oceanic Psychological Services

Chris Van Ness

Retired, Yarmouth Police Dept.

Verne Wilson

LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor, Maryville University

Raul Rivas

Orlando, Florida Police Officer (Ret.)

Chris Fields

Oklahoma City Firefighter (Ret.)

Junior Advisory Board

Amanda Dukhie

Nova Southeastern

Michelle Griffiths

University South Carolina

Christine MacCune

UMass Amherst

Tavia Neal

UT Dallas

Celine Nguyen

Rice University

Jennifer PoChue

Fordham University

Awab Shawkat

SUNY Geneseo

Join the

Anyone can volunteer!  From anywhere and at any time. Find out how you can help spread The Quell Foundation’s mission all over the world!