Headstrong History

Veteran-founded in 2012, we are one of the nation’s leading mental health care providers for military, veterans and their associated family members. We have developed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive treatment program addressing the psychological aftermath of trauma. Treatment is both collaborative and evidence-based.

Headstrong commits to support those who bravely served their country, regardless of service era or discharge status, and battle daily with the impact of trauma. We deliver the treatment, tools and support needed to win that battle. Cost-free. Bureaucracy-free. Stigma-free.

Our Impact Clinical Outcomes

54%

Showed meaningful
improvement in
post-traumatic stress

38%

No longer meet
clinical criteria
for depression

91NPSNet Promoter Score

Would recommend
Headstrong's
services

In clients who received at least 15-20 sessions or completed treatment, there were statistically significant improvements in posttraumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. Clinical outcome data prepared by Syracuse University School of Public Health. Data subject to change.

AN UNPARALLELED COMMITMENT TO CARE FOR OUR OWN

2021 was full of unprecedented challenges in public health and beyond. Learn how Headstrong rose to the occasion to address the needs of our military-connected community in our FIRST-EVER Annual Report.

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People, that is what Headstrong is about!

Our team and our clients. We are a mission-driven organization that seeks out individuals who share our passion to help others through confident, innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and drive. We are a cause-driven organization that honors and values the commitment our team makes to furthering our collective impact. We value and nurture a work environment based on equity, inclusivity, diversity, trust, and collaboration. We understand the power of diversity and recognize the strength of a team that is empowered to express their most authentic, unique selves. We care about our people and believe their individual growth and development have intrinsic value. We thrive through inter-functional coordination and are accountable to and respectful of our colleagues. We are invested in one another’s success.

We are The Headstrong Project.

Our Team

LeadershipBoard of DirectorsAbout the Founders
Zach Iscol

Zach Iscol

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Albert Rabil III

Albert Rabil III

Co-Founder and Board Member at The Headstrong Project, CEO at Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, CEO and Co-Founder at Kayne Anderson Real Estate

David Petrucco

David Petrucco

Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board at The Headstrong Project, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Backcast Partners

Paul Casey

Paul Casey

Chairman of the Board, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley

Ryan Sparks

Ryan Sparks

Board Member, Treasurer Chief Information Officer at Lennar Corporation, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Maryam Baradari

Maryam Baradari

Board Member, Managing Director at Accenture

Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter

Author & Professional Speaker, Washington Speakers Bureau
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran
Medal Of Honor Recipient

Jay Epstien

Jay Epstien

Board Member, Partner at DLA Piper

Libby Leist

Libby Leist

Board Member, Executive Producer, TODAY

Darlan Monterisi

Darlan Monterisi

Board Member, EVP and Global Head of Communications at Playtika
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Linda Singh

Linda Singh

Major General (USA, Ret.), Board Member, CEO, Kaleidoscope Affect LLC

Darryl Rodgers

Darryl Rodgers

US Army Veteran,
Executive Director,
Assistant Market Head & Financial Advisor

Peter Westmeyer

Peter Westmeyer

Board Member, CEO at Remedy Medical Properties, Inc.

Jim Wilkinson

Jim Wilkinson

Vice Chairman at McLarty Diversified Holdings &
Executive Chairman of TrailRunner International,
U.S. Navy Reserves Veteran

William Wolfe

William Wolfe

Board Member, Co-founder and Chairman of First Washington Realty, Inc.

Jim McDonough

Jim McDonough

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Army Veteran

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer

Miguel Ocegueda

Miguel Ocegueda

Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Army Veteran

Matt Kress

Matt Kress

Chief of Staff
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Lois Slubowski

Lois Slubowski

Chief Business Officer

Jaime McMullen Garcia

Jaime McMullen Garcia

Chief Development Officer

Lora Dircz

Lora Dircz

Chief Marketing Officer

Parshva Bavishi

Parshva Bavishi

Chief Impact & Information Officer

Carletta R. Vicain, LMFT

Carletta R. Vicain, LMFT

Deputy Clinical Officer

Katie Dexter

Katie Dexter

Sr. Director of Finance
U.S. Army Veteran

Justin Contre

Justin Contre

Sr. Director, Growth Marketing

Evelyn Polcari

Evelyn Polcari

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Clinical Director, West Region

Anna Crane, PhD

Anna Crane, PhD

Clinical Director, East Region

Matt Feldhaus

Matt Feldhaus

Director, Community Engagement - West
U.S. Army Veteran

Matt Gryskewicz

Matt Gryskewicz

Director, Community Engagement - East
U.S. Army Veteran

Alicia Boddy

Alicia Boddy

Regional Director of Development, West

Alfonso Rogers

Alfonso Rogers

Regional Development Director, East
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Matt McCoy

Matt McCoy

Director, Digital Marketing & Content Development
U.S. Air Force Veteran

Kelsey Custer

Kelsey Custer

Director, Data Analytics

Katya Musacchio

Katya Musacchio

Director, Business Operations

Courtney Anne Konecny, LCAT

Courtney Anne Konecny, LCAT

Director, Care Coordination

Robin Myers, LMSW

Robin Myers, LMSW

Deputy Director, Care Coordination
U.S. Army Veteran

Todd Townley

Todd Townley

Director, IT Operations

Marissa Wirth

Marissa Wirth

Product Manager

Renee Rudolph

Renee Rudolph

Senior Development Coordinator

Nile Kayitare, MSW

Nile Kayitare, MSW

Clinical Care Coordinator

RoseMary Estrada, MSW

RoseMary Estrada, MSW

Clinical Care Coordinator

Shae Knowlton

Shae Knowlton

Grant Coordinator

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Senior Director of Development

Chief Operating Officer

Grant Coordinator