Board of Directors
Our advisory board is comprised of leaders in the fields of mental health, journalism, social work and medicine. Members assist with the development of interventions and offer their expert insight to ensure robust, evidence-based programming.
Kathleen Pike, PhD is on faculty in the Departments of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Psychology at Columbia University where she serves as Executive Director and Scientific Co-Director of the Global Mental Health Program. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Pike works globally examining risk factors for mental illness.
Rahul Shidhaye, MD is an adjunct assistant professor at the Public Health Foundation of India. A clinical psychiatrist by training, Dr. Shidhaye has a keen interest in the field of community mental health. His research is mainly in the areas of social determinants of mental health and mental health systems strengthening.
Carrie-Ann Miller is the director of Experiential Learning Programs for STEM Smart Programs. She created the Student Leadership Council which receives leadership training and has had significant input into the program. She is the co-director of TechPREP and is a licensed social worker.
Marshall Korenblum, MD is the medical director for Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and an associate professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Department. of Psychiatry in the University of Toronto. He has been practicing child psychiatry for over 25 years.
Catherine Marrone, PhD researches and teaches social inequality in health and the Sociology of Aging at Stony Brook University. Her course, The Sociology of Human Reproduction, addresses global issues related to Infant and Maternal Mortality, fertility rates (and demographic changes) and the cultural consequences of new forms of Reproductive Technology.
Charles Haddad teaches journalism and narrative nonfiction writing at Stony Brook University and runs the study abroad program in China. He also taught nonfiction writing at Emory University and served as director of the Knight Fellowship that promoted excellence in public health and journalism.
Bharat Patel, MD is a urologist by training and the founder of ALAPIO, a service oriented educational and philanthropic nonprofit organization which provides free surgeries and clinics to those in need.