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Jess Gagliardo is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the mental health field. Specializing in trauma, Jess is a certified EMDR therapist who has worked extensively with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Her broad expertise enables her to connect with and help clients from diverse demographics and life situations. Jess is deeply passionate about empowering her clients to overcome their past traumas and build healthier, more fulfilling lives. With a blend of professional expertise and genuine empathy, her career reflects a commitment to individualized care and advocacy for those in need.

Jess began her career with Headstrong first as a clinical partner in 2022. She is passionate about Headstrong’s mission to help our veterans and active-duty military members. Jess holds a degree in school psychology and has vast experience working with children and teens facing severe and persistent mental illness and behavioral challenges. Her expertise and compassionate approach have made a significant impact on the lives of many young people.

Outside of her professional life, Jess enjoys spending time outdoors and cherishes moments with her family, friends, and her cat, Ravioli.

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

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.

Matthew Zubrow

Matthew Zubrow

Vice President, Hepco Capital Management

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