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 grew, Renee Wilk joined Kevin to help oversee the day-to-day operations for a growing network of partners. The team continues to expand and improve!

Kevin Lynch
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Vic Sorvino
Director of Photography, Video Editor
Emily Abbott
Development Associate
Maya Kaufman
Development Associate

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.


Reba Dominski

EVP, Chief Social Responsibility Officer and President, U.S. Bank Foundation

Garth Graham

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

Carrah Kalat

Senior Strategic Advisor, Aetna

Rob Rebak

CEO, Forefront Telecare Inc.

John Stanley

CEO, MOD Worldwide

Lauren Szewczyk

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

Executive Advisory Board

Alyssa Biestek, MS, RMFTI

Clinician II, Community Action Team

Lynette Butler

Retired Police Sergeant, William Paterson University Police Department

Michelle Fayed

Coordinator, Statewide Family/Caregiver Support Network, Florida Firefighter Safety, and Health Collaborative

Robert Gray

Retired Battalion Chief, Arlington County Fire Department

Michaela Kearney, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, OptiMindHealth

Kathryn Metcalfe

Chief Communications Officer, CVS Health

Townley Peters, Ph.D

Oceanic Psychological Services

Chris Van Ness

Retired, Yarmouth Police Dept.

Verne Wilson

LPC, LMFT, Licensed Professional Counselor, Maryville University

Junior Advisory Board

Amanda Dukhie

Nova Southeastern

Shruti Gondaliya

New York University

Michelle Griffiths

University South Carolina

Christine MacCune

UMass Amherst

Tavia Neal

UT Dallas

Celine Nguyen

Rice University

Jennifer PoChue

Fordham University

Jessica Ripper

Penn State University

Joshua Sanchez

Columbia University

Justin Schatz

Penn State University

Brianna Searles

Vice President, Sacred Heart University

Awab Shawkat

SUNY Geneseo

Meghann Soby

President, Boston College, LICSW, Boston Children’s Hospital

Caitlyn Spurlock

Secretary, Penn State University

Zach Whitney

Lafayette College

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!