Our Founder is a 2023 Health Hero Finalist!
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Stefanie Glick, LSW, MSS, MA, CPS
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 and after-school programs have been offered to a million adults and youth 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 skill-based curricula for teens, seniors, adults living with co-occurring depression and addictive behaviors, and physicians. Stefanie continues to inspire and train her peers from diverse backgrounds and professions with their own lived experience of depression and resilience to lead LiveWell support groups. And she currently provides LiveWell Therapy to individual clients.
Stefanie 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. Stefanie also holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a B.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a playwright and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
Ben first found LiveWell in Fall 2018 and, as both as a peer and trained volunteer facilitator, has witnessed its growth over the last five years. As the (PT) Program/Volunteer Coordinator, Ben not only recruits, mentors, and offers ongoing support to all of our volunteer peers, but he also helps with essential adminstrative tasks for effective implementation of the online LiveWell Program. Ben is about to complete his Social Work program through the University of Cincinnati.
Estefania Sculley, MSW
LiveWell Español Coordinator
As our (PT) LiveWell Español Coordinator, Estefania draws inspiration from her own journey with managing depression, her Hispanic heritage, and a dedication to providing a safe space for Spanish speakers to discuss mental health, find community, and improve their overall wellbeing. A social worker and passionate mental health advocate, Estafania is also the COO at Speaks 2 Inspire, a consulting firm dedicated to student mental health.
Emily Goldmann PhD, MPH
Evaluation & Research Consultant
Emily spearheads LiveWell's annual program evaluation process. She is a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University's Department of Epidemiology in the School of Global Public Health. Emily 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 epidemiolo-gist, Emily's research focuses on the social determinants of common mental disorders, substance use, behavioral health surveillance, and physical-mental health comorbidity.