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John MacPhee brings 20 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to The Jed Foundation. Prior to The Jed Foundation, he served as president of Strativa Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management and business development. Previously, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of treatments for depression, anxiety and Alzheimer's disease. Well versed in the challenges faced by college students, John serves as a board member for Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to disadvantaged urban youth to help them get into college and graduate. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.
DR. VICTOR SCHWARTZ
Dr. Schwartz joins The Jed Foundation as Medical Director, with over 20 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. He was medical director of NYU's Counseling Service, established a counseling center at Yeshiva University and was most recently University Dean of Students there. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health and co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health. Dr. Schwartz is a member of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on the College Student and has served as an advisor to Active Minds on Campus and Gun Free Kids. He is co-editor with Dr. Jerald Kay, of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010). His work has focused on crisis management, legal issues and the community/public health model in college mental health.
Director of Development
Brian McGinley comes to The Jed Foundation with 17 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management. He most recently served as a Director of Partnership Development for Global Impact, focusing on employee giving and corporate partnerships in the international giving sector. He has extensive experience with local, regional and international non-profits; including clean air and tobacco control initiatives with the National Office of the American Lung Association® and the Irish peace and reconciliation, as Executive Director of Co-operation Ireland. He serves as a board member for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) and is an avid golfer, soccer enthusiast and lives in the NY suburbs with his wife and two children. He earned a BA degree from Manhattan College and a Fundraising and Non-Profit Management Certification from Columbia University.
With a BFA in Art Education from Syracuse University and a MA in Art from NYU, Lynn Toth finds creative and practical solutions for keeping the running of the Foundation on track while focusing on future endeavors envisioned by all those involved in following its mission. Former Director of Ricco/Maresca Gallery, which specializes in representing Outsider artists, the majority of whom have suffered from mental illness without resources for functioning well in the world, Lynn developed a growing interest in psychology. She is particularly interested in helping to maintain the integrity of those afflicted and affected by mental illness and is glad to be a part of the Foundation's efforts to eradicate stigma through education.
Augusta "Gussie" Foshay-Rothfeld became dedicated to The Jed Foundation’s mission while serving as a research and program intern in 2010. She graduated from Columbia College in 2008 with a BA in Art History and History. In addition to her work with The Jed Foundation, Gussie spent time in Colorado working as a ski instructor. During this time, Gussie worked with people with cognitive disabilities and is excited to continue work in the public health field.
Michael Gould received his B.A. in History at Tufts University. Following his graduation from Tufts, he lived in Sydney, Australia where he worked as a research officer at the Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation of Queensland University of Technology and as a research assistant for ReachOut, a non-profit youth mental health online service, overseen by the Inspire Foundation. This background has given him a strong skillset in evaluation, statistics, and maintenance of websites and mobile applications. He currently is applying to medical school and aspires to join the upcoming 2013-14 medical class.
Donna Satow and her family started The Jed Foundation in 2000 after the tragic loss of their youngest son, Jed, to suicide during his sophomore year of college. Donna serves as Treasurer and Secretary of The Jed Foundation and was the organization's first Executive Director. Donna is also a founding and active member of the National Council for Suicide Prevention. She and her husband, Phil, have been honored with the HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy from the Hope for Depression Research Foundation in 2012, and with the annual award of the Mental Health Association of Westchester. Prior to devoting herself full-time to The Jed Foundation, Donna was the publisher of the Columbia College alumni magazine, Columbia College Today. Donna was also a member of Community Board #8 in New York City and a member of the board of Family Dynamics. Donna received a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Business from Boston University.
Co-Founder and Board President
Phillip M. Satow and his family founded The Jed Foundation in 2000 after the loss of their son, Jed, to suicide. Phil serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Jed Foundation and is Co-Chair of the Research Task Force for Suicide Research Prioritization for the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (NAASP), as well as a member of the board of directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Phil has also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the NAASP. Phil and his wife Donna were honored with the HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy from the Hope for Depression Research Foundation in 2012, and have received the annual award of the Mental Health Association of Westchester.
Phil is Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nutrition 21, a leader in the nutritional supplement industry, and has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of JDS Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the psychiatry and women’s health markets. Prior to founding JDS, Phil served as Executive Vice President of Forest Laboratories, President of Forest Pharmaceuticals and as a member of the Forest Board of Directors. Before joining Forest, he served as Vice President and General Manager of the Wallace Laboratories Division of Carter–Wallace. In addition, he has held a variety of executive positions at Pfizer. Phil has also served on the public boards of directors of Crucell, Eyetech and Noven, as well as various others. Phil graduated from Columbia College and has an MA in Economics from Georgetown University.
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