2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Naomi Pohl is a Software Engineer at Cisco; she builds internal tools to support the sales and marketing teams. She manages operations and technology 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.
Naomi 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.
Samuel Orley is an Investment Banking Associate 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 Product Marketing Manager at Oscar Health, a technology-driven health insurance company, where she focuses on member engagement, helping members find the right care at the right time. Previously, as the Senior Brand Manager at AEDIT, a tech start-up in the medical aesthetics space, she helped shape the brand on the principles of individuality and empowerment to be oneself.
Throughout her professional and personal career, Sarah has been a witness to and a proponent of the power of communications; she is passionate about using conversation to form meaningful connections and facilitate positive change. In memory of the lives of her friends, Sarah is passionate about mental health advocacy and is devoted to using her marketing and communications work to improve the conversation and remove the stigma.
She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Communications.
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.