Prior to joining StrongMinds, Carolyn Cresci worked at a number of grassroots organizations throughout Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, and New York. Her work focused on women’s and children’s issues, specifically gender-based violence and education rights, which sparked an interest in access to mental health treatment in vulnerable communities. Carolyn is a Long Island native with an…

Leah Tanner serves as our Program Associate, supporting our monitoring and evaluation work. Leah’s background in developing and implementing mental health programs for women and youth in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Her interests focus on connecting mental health research to practice, developing evidence-based programs, and capacity building for sustainable practice. Leah holds an MSPH in…

Ticiana Maloney serves as our Development Coordinator, supporting our fundraising efforts. Ticiana comes to StrongMinds with over fifteen years of experience in international development at UN agencies and international nonprofits. A native of Brazil, she holds a law degree and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Sao Paulo.

Andrew Ngeseyan brings to StrongMinds over ten years of non-profit finance experience, having served as the Director of Finance and Administration in the education sector. He has served as a strategic partner to organizational leaders and Boards of Trustees, providing robust and accurate financial guidance to drive decisions and leading long-term economic forecasting, budgeting, analysis,…

Leah Tanner brings to StrongMinds experience developing and implementing mental health programs for women and youth in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Her interests are in connecting mental health research to practice, developing evidence-based programs, and capacity building for sustainable practice. She holds an MSPH in international health from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in…

Ticiana Maloney joined StrongMinds as the new Development Coordinator to support our fundraising efforts. Ticiana comes to StrongMinds with over fifteen years of experience in international development at UN agencies and international nonprofits, where she focused on program development and communications. A native of Brazil, Ticiana holds a law degree and a master’s degree in…

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…