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 supporting 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. Confidential. Barrier-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

In 2023, we provided more than 40,000 free mental health sessions to service members, veterans, and family members. Learn more about the strides we made this past year in our 2023 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

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

Greg Fishman

Greg Fishman

Board Member, Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig

Umar Latif, MD, FAPA

Umar Latif, MD, FAPA

National Medical Director, Help for Heroes
Chair, Headstrong's Clinical Advisory Board

W. Jameson McFadden

W. Jameson McFadden

Board Member, CEO of Wellington Shields

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

Megan Ortiz

Megan Ortiz

Board Member, President, The Cohen Group

Darryl Rodgers

Darryl Rodgers

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

Peter Westmeyer

Peter Westmeyer

Board Member, Founder and President 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.

Dan Kaepernik

Dan Kaepernik

Chief Executive Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Amy M. Williams, PhD

Chief Clinical Officer

Ed Lord

Ed Lord

Chief Revenue Officer

Randy Baker

Randy Baker

Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Military Spouse

Lois Slubowski

Lois Slubowski

Sr. Director of Business Operations

Adrienne Gibson

Adrienne Gibson

Sr. Director, Data Science & Technology

Katie Dexter

Katie Dexter

Sr. Director, Revenue Operations
U.S. Army Veteran

Erin Mintmier

Erin Mintmier

Sr. Director, Major Gifts

Austin Courtney Stiffler

Austin Courtney Stiffler

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Evelyn Polcari

Evelyn Polcari

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Kathryn Dosch, LPC

Sr. Director, Network Clinical Operations

Ned Freeze

Ned Freeze

Director of Corporate Partnerships
U.S. Army Veteran

Anna Crane, PhD

Anna Crane, PhD

Sr. Director, Network Clinical Operations

Chelsea Lynch

Chelsea Lynch

Director of Major Gifts & Foundations

Courtney Anne Konecny, LCAT, ATR-BC

Courtney Anne Konecny, LCAT, ATR-BC

Director, Care Coordination

Jess Franklin

Jess Franklin

Director of Human Resources

Robin Myers, LMSW

Robin Myers, LMSW

Director, Clinical Systems

Todd Townley

Todd Townley

Director, IT Operations

Katherine Spain

Katherine Spain

Grants Manager

Marissa Wirth

Marissa Wirth

Product Manager

Kristen Rheinlander

Kristen Rheinlander

Manager of Corporate Partnerships

Renee Rudolph

Renee Rudolph

Manager, Donor Relations & Outreach

Noelle Melton

Noelle Melton

Clinical Care Coordinator
Military Spouse

Kristin Meisner

Kristin Meisner

Clinical Care Coordinator