Headstrong History

Headstrong, veteran-founded in 2012, is one of the nation’s leading mental health care providers for military veterans and their families. We have developed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive treatment program for veterans addressing conditions like PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger management and more. Treatment is individually tailored and not time-limited to ensure no mind is left behind.

Headstrong’s mission is to heal the hidden wounds of war by providing confidential, barrier-free and stigma-free mental health treatment at no expense. We serve active-duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserve, veterans, and their families. Individuals are eligible regardless of service era, discharge status, or combat exposure.

Our Impact Clinical Outcomes

90%

Reported
Improved Quality
of Life

82%

Reduced
Suicide
Ideation

76%

Reported
Improved
Mood

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 and veteran-connected families in our FIRST-EVER Annual Report.

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Our Team

LeadershipBoard of DirectorsAbout the Founder
Zach Iscol

Zach Iscol

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Albert Rabil

Albert Rabil

Co-Founder and Board Member, Managing Partner and CEO of Kayne Anderson Real Estate

David Petrucco

David Petrucco

Co-Founder, Vice Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 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, Head of Communications & Brand at Dataminr
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

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer,
U.S. Navy Reserves Veteran,
Trail Runner

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

Dr. Amy M. Williams

Dr. Amy M. Williams

Chief Clinical Officer

Miguel Ocegueda

Miguel Ocegueda

Chief Operating Officer
U.S. Army Veteran

Matt Kress

Matt Kress

Chief Strategy Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Lois Slubowski

Lois Slubowski

Chief Business Officer

Kat Cheshire

Kat Cheshire

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

Evelyn Polcari

Evelyn Polcari

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Dr. Anna Crane

Dr. Anna Crane

Clinical Director, East Region

Kathryn Dosch

Kathryn Dosch

Clinical Director, West Region
M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Matt Feldhaus

Matt Feldhaus

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

Matt Gryskewicz

Matt Gryskewicz

Director, Community Engagement - East
U.S. Army 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

Courtney Anne Konecny

Director, Care Coordination

Todd Townley

Todd Townley

Director, IT Operations

Robin Myers

Robin Myers

LMSW Care Coordinator
US Army Veteran

Josie Middlebrooks

Josie Middlebrooks

Clinical Care Coordinator

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Development Operations Coordinator

Manager of Institutional Giving

Clinical Care Coordinator