Our Leadership
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Stefanie Glick MSS, MA, CPS

Executive Director

Creator of the LiveWell Program®

Drawing on a diverse professional career that spans over 30 years, as well as her personal experience of living well with depression, Stefanie co-founded and currently leads the LiveWell Foundation.

 

In addition to serving in leadership roles in various nonprofit organizations, Stefanie has established a reputation as a program design expert, and her innovative life-skills curricula have been offered to over a million youth and adults across the globe. 

 

In 2016 - after identifying a surprising (and alarming!) paucity of community support options for people living with depression - Stefanie turned her attention to psychosocial education and created the LiveWell Program.  With the mentorship of Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Stefanie launched her first LiveWell depression support group in Philadelphia in 2017. To date, she has also created LiveWell programs for teens, seniors, adults living with co-occurring issues of depression and substance use, and physicians.

 

Stefanie currently works as a therapist in private practice. She holds a Masters degree from Bryn Mawr's Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research - where she completed internships as a therapist at University of Pennsylvania's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic and on the dual-diagnosis inpatient unit at Friends Hospital - and is also a Certified Peer Specialist. She also holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in English Lit from the Univ. of Colorado-Boulder. Stefanie is a playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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Karina Wiener MSS, LSW

Program Director

As Program Director, Karina combines her organizational skills, clinical training, and lived experience with depression and anxiety to empower people to live well. Karina began volunteering with LiveWell while pursuing her Master's degree in Social Work, and has served as a peer facilitator, peer mentor, and supported the Executive Director with curriculum development and program coordination before stepping into the role of Program Director.

 

Karina currently works as a therapist in private practice. While pursuing her Master's in Social Services from Bryn Mawr, Karina completed internships as a case manager at Women of Change at Project HOME, and as a therapist at University of Pennsylvania's Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic (where she met Stefanie!). After graduating, Karina worked at the PEACE Program at Horizon House providing therapy, case management, and bilingual family support to young adults experiencing their first episode of psychosis. Through various professional and volunteer positions, Karina has centered the needs and voices of service recipients, increased organizational transparency, and addressed issues of equity and inclusion.

 

Karina is originally from San Diego, California. She holds a BS in Chemistry from Haverford College, and is currently working to support LGBTQ+ community members by serving on the steering committee of the Rainbow Quorum alumni affinity group.

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Clancy Philbrick

LiveWell Teens Program Coordinator

Co-Creator of LiveWell Teens

Clancy's educational, social, and visual arts practices have been weaving the unique fabric for his multifaceted career as an educator, artist, and mentor.

 

Combining his own experience of living well with depression with years of teaching teens and young adults in both formal and informal learning environments, Clancy helped to create the LiveWell Schools® curriculum: a skill-based psychoeducational curriculum uniquely designed to meet the developmental needs of teens. In response to COVID-19, he led the effort to launch LiveWell Teens support groups online, which still currently provides free educational-based mental health support and depression/suicide prevention to teens ages 14-18 around the globe.  

 

As an outdoor educator, Clancy has partnered with the ROTC and the Oskiin Leadership Institute at Widener University, guided trips into the wildernesses of Colorado, California, and the North East, and worked with youth and adults teaching integrative approaches to academic subject matter and wilderness survival skills. Clancy’s social arts practice has led to collaborative projects with award winning musicians, performance artists, high school students, and visual artists in addition to specific projects with the Mural Arts Program and Project HOME in Philadelphia. Clancy's artwork has been exhibited and collected across the United States and internationally. 

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Emily Goldmann MPH, PhD

Research & Evaluation Consultant

Emily Goldmann is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Global Public Health at New York University. She holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University and an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Trained as a psychiatric and social epidemiologist, Dr Goldmann's research focuses on the social determinants of common mental disorders, substance use, behavioral health surveillance, and physical-mental health comorbidity. She is also interested in the development of pedagogical approaches for teaching epidemiology and public health to diverse audiences. Previous work has centered on the role of neighborhoods, socioeconomic status and social support in posttraumatic stress disorder in urban areas, as well as the mental health consequences of disasters and other potentially traumatic events.

Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Goldmann conducted health economics outcomes research on various health conditions at a consulting firm and worked as an epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the Bureau of Adult Mental Health, where she conducted behavioral health surveillance among New Yorkers. Dr. Goldmann received the NYU GPH Excellence in Public Health Faculty Award for the academic year 2016-2017.