Cooper Charlton is a strategy management consultant living in Vancouver, Canada, working with companies focused on food science, pharmacology and technology. Prior to consulting, Cooper was the CEO of a successful agricultural-technology start-up before traveling through Southeast Asia with his life partner.
Cooper co-founded the Wolverine Support Network during his time as the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at the University Michigan. In his final year, Cooper was elected Student Body President and led the Wolverine Support Network as the Executive Director. Cooper was the 2016 recipient of UM Depression Center's Student Mental Health Advocate Award, and the 2016 James T. Neubacher Award, for advocacy on behalf of students with seen and unseen disabilities.
Cooper intends to embody the values of community and self-expression while bringing a practical focus on leadership development and financial longevity to The Support Network!
Emily Lustig is a PhD student in Psychology at Georgia Tech with a concentration in Cognitive Aging. Her research in memory and aging emphasizes creating mental and behavioral changes to increase individuals’ self-regulation and awareness. At the University of Michigan, Emily was one of the founding directors of the Wolverine Support Network while serving as Student Body Vice-President alongside Bobby Dishell. She was also the Program Assistant for Beyond the Diag, where she created newsletters and events to build off-campus community and enhance the safety of more than 28,000 students.
Emily has been featured on MSNBC’s Student Women Leaders in Politics and is currently a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH National Research Service Award fellow. Additionally, she’s a trained leadership coach where she practices her skills to help empower others to build self-awareness, improved communication, and enable their own growth-mindset. Emily is passionate about breaking down barriers and helping others succeed.
Jenna Mangle is a Mental Health Therapist at Water’s Edge Counseling and Healing Center in Minneapolis, MN, where she focuses on partnering with clients as they navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. At the University of Michigan, she graduated with a BS in Movement Science and became connected with Wolverine Support Network first as a member and then as a student leader. Jenna also found and grew her passion for working with students while being the Student Coordinator for Recreational Sports. She recently graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where she also worked as a Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation.
Throughout her professional and personal experiences, Jenna has grown to recognize the simple, and yet often difficult to find, components of our human experience that hold us all together: connection and genuine acceptance. She is passionate about helping to create opportunities for these things to take root as students and people navigate new spaces and challenging obstacles throughout their lives.
Lizzy is a Privacy and Data Public Policy Manager at Facebook. She previously was a Product Manager at Facebook and a data scientist prior to that. Lizzy was a founding director of Wolverine Support Network at the University of Michigan, focusing on leader development. She also served as Chief Programming Officer for the Central Student Government and on the Panhellenic Association's Executive Board. In high school, Lizzy served as a Leader in Harvard-Westlake's Peer Support program.
Having suffered from a major depressive episode upon entering college, Lizzy's focus is on making sure all students have a community from their first day on campus to after graduation. She has focused on community building in both her personal and professional career, being involved with program development for the Facebook Rotational Product Manager program and serving on culture committees to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace.
Naomi Pohl graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Math and a Master’s in Computer and Information Technology. While at Penn, she co-founded The Dinner Project, a bi-weekly dinner gathering for 10 students who don't know one another to foster community and conversation. To date, The Dinner Project has held 25+ dinners and hosted 150+ students. Before graduating, she developed an app for The Dinner Project to ease the logistics of hosting a dinner. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of Impact Magazine, Penn’s only social impact publication.
Naomi is currently a Software Engineer at Cisco; she builds internal tools to support the sales and marketing teams. She manages operations and marketing for TSN. Naomi is passionate about developing technology that connects people (in real life!), improving mental health on college campuses and creating spaces for honest conversation.
Samuel Orley is an Investment Banking Analyst at Greentech Capital, a sustainability-focused advisory firm. He graduated with Distinction from University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, where he served as Wolverine Support Network's Executive Director. During this time, the organization grew to 600+ students and received interest from students and administrators at 40+ universities across the country.
In loving memory of his brother George, Sam is determined to transform the social stigmas, timing inconveniences and financial burdens often associated with mental health and help-seeking. At Ross, he participated in the Center for Positive Organizations' Magnify Immersion Program and as a panelist or keynote for various mental health-related events. He has served as a Member of Mental Health America's Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) and was the 2018 recipient of UM Depression Center's Student Mental Health Advocate Award and JED Foundation's Student Voice of Mental Health Award.
Sarah Dalley is a Senior Brand Manager at AEDIT, a tech start-up in the medical aesthetics space, where she has helped shape the brand on the principles of individuality and empowerment to be oneself. She was previously a publicist at one of New York City’s leading PR agencies, Nike Communications.
Throughout her professional and personal career, Sarah has been witness to and a proponent of the power of communications; she is passionate about using conversation to form meaningful connections and facilitate positive change. She currently serves as Director of PR for MoxxieMade, a women’s organization that provides holistic mentorship and fosters real relationships. In memory of the lives of her friends, Sarah is passionate about mental health advocacy and is devoted to using her communications work to improve the conversation and remove the stigma.
She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications and will be pursuing her Masters in Mental Health and Wellness at New York University this fall.
Victor Schwartz M.D.
Victor has over 25 years of experience as a psychiatrist working in college mental health. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Victor was medical director of NYU’s Counseling Service, established a counseling center at Yeshiva University where he subsequently served as the University Dean of Students. He was an original member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on College Mental Health, co-chair of the APA working group on legal issues in college mental health and is an APA Distinguished Life Fellow.
Victor served as a co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Committee on the College Student and has served as an advisor to HBO, Dear Evan Hansen, NCAA, NFL and NBA. He is co-editor with Dr. Jerald Kay, of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley, 2010). Victor received a B.A. from Yeshiva College, earned his M.D. from SUNY Downstate Medical College and completed his Residency in Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center-Bellevue Hospital.