Meet Our Trained Volunteer Peer Facilitators
This group of trained peers from diverse backgrounds and professions with their own lived experience of depression and resilience are the heart and soul of LiveWell. They volunteer to lead LiveWell support groups in their community or online so that all people can access free and effective care. Here's our current crew...
Amy is a social worker and educator who inspires people to use mindfulness practices for good mental health.
Ben incorporates his experience as a freelance journalist and passion for philosophy into his group facilitation style.
Charles is as an empath, podcast listener, and enjoyer of sleep and carbohydrates who "make things in ableton." He is grateful to be part of the LiveWell family.
Eli is a retired IT professional with a special interest in positively impacting the lives of others.
Ilona loves travel, spending time in nature and "fooling around with words" (writing).
Janine (she/her) is a singer-songwriting Londoner (currently residing in S.E. Asia) who is passionate about self-development, personal growth education, and wellness.
Karina is a Social Worker and the LiveWell Program Director.
Michael is a surgeon and mental health advocate for physicians and all people aiming to live a healthy life.
Olivia (she/her) is a psychology student and yoga instructor in Philadelphia. Her passions include making music, water-based activities, and spreading the word about LiveWell!
Purple is a student who wants to help break mental health stigma and has hopes of becoming a Neuropsychologist.
Saji is a current facilitator of the online LiveWell Teens support group.
Shaun went from leading an in-person support group at the William Way LGBTQ Center in Philadelphia to now supporting his peers across the country online.
Tracy is a Clinical Social Worker passionate about helping children with disabilities and their family. Tracy uses her natural empathy and compassion to support her peers at LiveWell.
Amanda is our self-proclaimed "resident goofball" who strives to keep groups light and lively. A crafter and nature lover, with experience in special event planning and public relations.
Beth is an "outside of the box" pediatrician who helps lead the LiveWell Physicians support groups.
Clancy is an educator and visual artist whose work has been shown across the U.S. He is also the co-creator of the LiveWell Teens Program.
Eric is a Professional Certified Coach & certified practitioner of Applied Positive Psychology.
Isaac is a coach and professional figure skater who performs internationally.
Joanne is a hospital volunteer who also serves on the LiveWell Board of Directors.
Lasya is a PhD candidate studying neuroscience and is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of others through mental health advocacy, cultural awareness, and kindness.
MJ (she/her) is a student studying psychology in hopes of becoming a LMHC one day.
Pat is a retired public health professional and co-facilitator of the Seniors support group.
Rick is an administrator and teacher in Special Education and an advocate for mental wellness.
Sarah brings her education, professional, and personal experiences to LiveWell. She is passionate about her recovery and breaking the mental health stigma.
Tony works in finance and accounting for a nonprofit. He enjoys coffee, musical theater, and practicing listening skills.
Ari lives in Brooklyn and enjoys volunteering and 'living' the LiveWell Strategies of Challenge the Stigma of Depression and Taking Action by volunteering as a peer facilitator.
Bridget is a social worker in Philadelphia who helps facilitate the LiveWell Teens Support Group.
Daniel is a professor of Humanities at a university in Philadelphia.
Emily (she/her) is a graduate student passionate about mental health access for all, and creating spaces for people to find their purpose and cultivate their own happiness.
Jeff is a health care clinician who resides in Philadelphia. The LiveWell community is very
special to him, and he wants to give back to it as much as he can.
Jodi is an accountant with a passion for traveling and adventure.
Laurie came to LiveWell through yoga and is grateful for the opportunity to give back as a co-facilitator of the Seniors Support Group.
Mu is a teacher of youth of all ages, and daily runs more miles than we can count.
Peter is a CNA, a proud dad and husband, and a facilitator at the LiveWell Wisdom support group.
Rob (he/him) is a Relationship Coach who uses Nonviolent Communication to support couples in co-creating fulfilling romantic relationships. LiveWell contributes to his own wellness.
Sean is a physician in recovery, and advocate for improved public health policy for mental health and substance use disorders.
Sweeny is a social worker passionate about serving her community and hiking. And thanks to her translation expertise, LiveWell Espanol is coming soon!
Toshi is a mental health advocate and facilitator at the LiveWell Recovery group.
BJ is an artist and facilitates the LiveWell Seniors support group.
Bruce is a retired anesthesiologist who believes the stigma surrounding mental health must be fought on all fronts.
David works in tech and spends his free time learning how to adult.
Helena is a translator and counselor who enjoys nature, bookclubs and crafts.
Originally from Rochester, NY, J. has experience in teaching, peer counseling, and community volunteer work.
Judy is a professor emeritus with expertise in psychology and gerontology from Philadelphia who helps lead the Seniors support group.
Linda is a pediatrician in New York and works with trainees on resiliency and wellness. She facilitates the physician group.
Nikki lives in Lexington., KY. She loves traveling, reading historical and science fiction, and hearing new stories from old friends.
Petra is an attorney who also serves on the LiveWell Foundation Board of Directors.
Ryan is passionate about helping others on their journey of finding and maintaining balance and wellness. He brings his lived experience of depression and addiction to the Recovery Group.
Shannon is an educator and substance use disorder counselor passionate about helping people transition from tribulation to triumph.
A proud full-time Dad, Tom went from leading the local West Philadelphia in-person support group to now supporting his peers across the country online.
And here's the rest of our trained volunteer team...
Meet Our Leadership
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. Read full bio
Karina Wiener, MSS, LSW
Director of Programs and Operations
Karina combines her organizational skills, clinical training, and lived experience with depression and anxiety to help empower others to live well. Read full bio
Emily Goldmann MPH, PhD
Research & Evaluation Consultant
Social Media & Marketing Consultant
Meet Our Board of Directors
Mental Health Advocate
Executive Director, Women's Way
Senior Research Scientist, UnitedHealth Group
Educator, Visual Artist
Corporate Giving, Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania
CEO, Community Behavioral Health (DBHIDS-Philadelphia)
VP, Bernstein Private Wealth
Director of Development, Amnesty International
Co-Founder, LiveWell Foundation