International Advisory Board
Shizuka Asakawa has been actively involved with non-profit organizations in Japan for 15 years, and subsequently in the US where she resides. She served on the Boards of TELL, an NPO providing mental health services to the international community in Japan, and as a Trustee on the Board of the American School in Japan (ASIJ). She was also actively involved on the PTA Board and as PTA President of ASIJ, and was one of the founding members of the ASIJ Tokyo Alumni Council in 2000. Currently residing in DC, she is actively involved as an Advisory Committee member for APIA Scholars providing scholarship funds to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans for college education. She is also a member of the US Japan Council an NPO working to promote US-Japan connections.More about Shizuka Asakawa
Anne DeLaney, MSW
Anne is a licensed clinical social worker and ‘retired’ partner of DeLaney Psychotherapy. For the past twenty six years she has provided grief-counseling services to individuals and families in northern New Jersey.
Anne is the co-founder of OneGift, the nation’s first wish fulfillment program for adults with cancer. Since its formation in 1988, over 3500 wishes have been granted ranging from once in a lifetime vacations to family reunions. Anne and her organization try to bring hope, solace, and joy to cancer patients and their families during a most anxious and difficult time.More about Anne DeLaney
Virginia Feldman, MD
After receiving her MD degree from New York Medical College in 1991, Dr. Feldman completed residency training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Since finishing her residency in 1997, she has been in clinical practice in Middletown, NY at Hudson Valley ENT, PC where she was Managing Partner from 2002 and President since 2006. She grew the practice to the premier Otolaryngology practice in the region. Strategically, Hudson Valley ENT, PC merged with ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP in October 2013.More about Virginia Feldman
Donna M. Friedman, MS
Donna M. Friedman, M.S., is the founder of the MUSC Friedman Center for Eating Disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is an internationally recognized advocate for the needs of victims of eating disorders and she speaks on the subject in many different forums. She is a member of the Board of the International Academy for Eating Disorders where she is the first person in its history to serve as the Patient/Career representative, nominated and elected for this position in 2013. In that capacity, she has served as the Board liaison for the Patient/Career Committee and the Advisory Board.More about Donna Friedman
For the first twenty years of her career, Laurie Goldstein worked as a semiconductor process engineer for Motorola. The next two decades advanced into managerial roles and as senior business analyst as a usability engineer, most recently at NXP Semiconductor.
Goldstein divides her philanthropy into three buckets: mental health, education and the arts, inspired to intervene for those struggling with mental health issues by the needs of her adopted son who lives with behavioral and mental disorders. She is a strong advocate, working with Mental Health America of Arizona, and recently created the Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI) whose mission is to work with other stakeholders to improve care of people with chronic mental illness through cost-effective network enhancements.More about Laurie Goldstein
Tracy Grathwohl was born in Brooklyn, New York, and was raised in upstate New York and Massachusetts. Tracy attended Carnegie Mellon University graduating with a degree in Professional Writing and then went on to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Tracy worked as an intellectual property litigator in New York City.More about Tracy Grathwohl
Stephanie Guyett has made her home with her husband, Greg, in Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the United States. Wherever the landing pad, a substantial contribution to the betterment of the community is not far behind. Bringing an analytical mind, an ability to hear multiple viewpoints and a dedicated thoroughness plus organizational skills to the table, Stephanie has tackled a myriad of professional positions and substantial volunteer roles.More about Stephanie Guyett
Mary Beth Harvey
Mary Beth Harvey has worked professionally in the areas of early childhood learning, work/family research and mental health for children and young adults. She has worked with and on behalf of thousands of children in public and private settings. During her 30-year professional, volunteer and philanthropic career she has advocated for the rights of women and children to receive education, mental health support and an equitable work place.More about Mary Beth Harvey
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Kim grew up in Westchester, New York, graduating with a B.S. from the University of Delaware. Over the next two decades she pursued a career in retailing that included several senior positions at Macy’s, J. Crew and Judith Leiber, all in New York.More about Kim Haudenschield
Katharina Koenig, MS
Katharina is head of Sales Management and head of Corporate Access at Goldman Sachs in Asia Pacific. She joined the firm in 2000 in Equity Sales in London and relocated to Hong Kong in 2005. From 1995 to 2000, Katharina worked at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York and London.More about Katharina Koenig
Reina Marin, PhD
Dr. Reina Marin is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. Her work involves consultation, evaluation, and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has been in full-time private practice for over 30 years.
Reina has also been a visiting faculty member in the Applied Psychology and Human Development Program of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. There she taught classes in psychodynamic psychotherapy and supervised graduate students in their clinical internships.More about Reina Marin
Kathy is co-head of Asia Macro Research and chief Japan equity strategist for Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was named partner in 2000. She serves as a member of the firm’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Kathy was ranked No. 1 in Japan Equity Strategy by Institutional Investor magazine multiple times and was chosen in 2007 by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “10 Women to Watch in Asia” for her work on the “Womenomics” theme. She was also named to Bloomberg Markets “50 Most Influential” list in 2014.More about Kathy Matsui
Jere Miller is an educator by profession with a specialty in reading therapies for students with literacy difficulties including dyslexia and autism. She has worked in many educational capacities including Center Director for Lindamood-Bell, Reading Specialist at International Seconday School and at The American School in Japan. As an Independent Reading Consultant in the US and Japan, she has worked with students of many nationalities and ages—as young as 4 and as old as 68! She has presented numerous lectures, workshops and professional development about the cognitive functions associated with reading and language processing.More about Jere Miller
Janet Montag is a community leader and a philanthropist, serving on boards of impact both domestic and international. She is a founding member of the Advisory Board of the Global Mental Health Program at Columbia University, where the mission is to promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness around the globe, and sits on an Advisory Board of ARZU Studio Hope, whose mission is to empower women in Afghanistan and break the cycle of poverty by sourcing and selling rugs. Janet is also a Lotus Circle Advisor with the Asia Foundation, a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. She is a former Trustee of Asian University for Women, a higher education institution for women across Asia based in Bangladesh.More about Janet Montag
Muriel Moscardini is a pioneering industrial engineer and a respected leader in the tech world. Prior to entering multimedia 7 years ago, Moscardini occupied a number of different managerial positions across a range of industries, giving her a broad scope of experiences in corporate management and business development.More about Muriel Moscardini
After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Art History and subsequently an MBA in Finance, Kim joined Drexel Burnham Lambert’s finance training program in New York. She held several positions at Drexel, including managing areas in the finance and treasury departments, and as a senior trader for the firm’s government funding desk. Currently, Kim is completing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy to expand her knowledge and work in the mental health field.More about Kim Reichig
Ann Sacher, MD
Ann Sacher retired as a general surgeon and became a community volunteer. She has held numerous leadership positions and currently serves as a board member of Family Services of Westchester, a social service and mental health care provider in Westchester County, NY. She sits on the executive committee and is the incoming chair of the Scarsdale Adult School, a continuing education program that offers an enriching and varied curriculum to lifelong learners. She teaches a class in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology at Lehman College.More about Ann Sacher
Jody Silver has worked as a leading mental health advocate for over 30 years, speaking up for change, integration and the overall better health of people with mental health challenges. Formerly the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for The New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene [DOHMH], she became Executive Director of Collaborative Support Programs NJ [CSP] in September 2013. This statewide agency is unique in that it is directed, managed and staffed through the collaborative efforts of mental health consumers and non-consumers. CSP serves approximately 700 people through housing and housing supports, 7,000 through their peer operated self-help centers and hosts a nationally recognized Wellness Institute.More about Jody Silver
S. Mona Sinha is a founding member of the Asian Women’s Leadership project, focused on empowering women as future leaders of Asia. She is a Trustee of Smith College, her alma mater. Mona is also a trustee of Apne Aap International, an anti-trafficking organization based in India. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and the Global Mental Health Program at the Columbia School of Public Health. She is on the Advisory Council of the American Museum of Natural History where she is a patron of the Science and Nature Program serving underprivileged girls. She also serves on the board of Women Moving Millions, an organization dedicated to mobilizing unprecedented resources for the empowerment of women and girls.More about Mona Sinha
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Mona Watson studied at the American University of Beirut (AUB) graduating with a BA in Business Administration. In Dubai, she worked in the Accounting Division of American Life Insurance Co. and in Credit Control and Accounting for 3M Gulf Ltd. While living in London, Mona worked in the Economic Division of the Saudi Arabian Embassy.More about Mona Watson
Stacey graduated from the George Washington University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and French. She graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1991 where she was a member of the law journal and a published author. After practicing law for several years Stacey returned to Hunter College of the City University of New York where she completed her coursework towards a masters degree in elementary education while working at the Hewitt School.More about Stacey Weinstein