Rasa Dawson is an experienced campaign manager with a keen interest in empowering women in Africa. She brings to StrongMinds extensive experience in working with influential supporters, increasing constituency and elevating brand awareness, most recently at Oxfam America. Previously, she was Development Manager at Physicians for Social Responsibility. Rasa holds a Master’s of Science in…

Jennifer Bass is passionate about the intersection of mental health and sustainable development. Before joining StrongMinds as communications manager, she led the North American communications team for the Rainforest Alliance and served as the communications manager at Worldwide Orphans. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Tufts University and a Master’s of Environmental Science from…

Frank Harle is an effervescent leader who gets the ball rolling from day one. He has always had a great interest in female rights which started in his gap year in Tanzania when he worked as a Peer Educator in Sexual Health. After gaining a BA History from the University of Sheffield, UK he was…

Jordan commenced with StrongMinds in December 2016 after moving to the United States from Sydney, Australia. Previously, he worked in Australia’s public healthcare system as a paramedic before moving into health policy and management roles.  He has also held positions in not-for-profit organizations including as a board director. He is passionate about mental health and has, through his…

Kim Valente spent over twenty years in the finance industry in various capacities, but helping start-ups and small businesses grow and expand was most rewarding to her. Using her business, non-profit board and volunteer experiences, Kim transitioned to a non-profit career in 2010 where she developed and managed programs related to entrepreneurship and self-employment.  She…

Kari Frame joined StrongMinds in February 2016. She has extensive global health experience, most recently serving as a Director of External Affairs at the non-profit product development organization TB Alliance. Prior to that, she was Deputy Director of Programs at the non-profit FXB International where she supported programs in ten countries. A Seattle native, Kari…

Sean Mayberry is a former diplomat and social marketer who believes there are simple and cost-effective interventions which can improve mental health, an area that is often overlooked when addressing poverty in the developing world.  For years Sean implemented successful HIV/AIDS and malaria programs in Africa and saw firsthand the struggles of the mentally ill.…