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Leadership Team

TSN currently has 5 leaders leading its operations

Board of Directors

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Emily Giannotto, M.S., PhD

Emily is a research fellow at Emory University. She received her PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology in psychology with a concentration in adult development and aging. Her research in memory and aging emphasizes creating cognitive and behavioral changes to increase individuals’ self-regulation, awareness, and enhance aspects of daily well-being. At the University of Michigan, Emily was one of the founding directors of the Wolverine Support Network while serving as Student Body Vice-President. Emily has been featured on MSNBC’s Student Women Leaders in Politics, and was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH National Research Service Award fellow. Additionally, she is a trained leadership coach where she uses her skills to help empower others to build self-awareness, improve communication, and enable their own growth-mindset.

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Jenna Younce

Jenna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working as a Mental Health Therapist at Melrose Center in Minneapolis, MN, where she focuses on partnering with clients as they navigate eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is clinically trained in a variety of treatment modalities that help enrich her practice and experience. 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 graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2019, where she also worked as a Graduate Assistant for Campus Recreation.

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Samuel Orley

Samuel is a Co-Founder & Chairman of The Support Network. By day, he is a Growth Equity investor at Generation Investment Management, the sustainability-focused investment firm. He graduated from the University of Michigan, where he served as the Executive Director of Wolverine Support Network (WSN) and helped it become the single largest student organization on campus. In loving memory of his brother George, Sam is determined to transform the social stigmas, accessibility inconveniences and financial burdens often associated with mental health and help-seeking. He has served as a Member of Mental Health America's Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC) and Kaiser Permanente's Youth Suicide Prevention council. He was the 2018 recipient of UM Depression Center's Student Mental Health Advocate Award and JED Foundation's Student Voice of Mental Health Award.

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Max Rothman

Max Rothman is a Co-Founder of The Support Network. He is currently getting his MBA at The University of Chicago Booth and is interning as an Investment Associate at Two Bridge Capital, a growth equity fund focusing on mental health and healthcare startups. Prior to Booth he spent four years working in real estate banking at Wells Fargo. Max received his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan where he spent his time working on mental health advocacy through Wolverine Support Network, serving as a director for three years and as a leader in the organization’s inaugural semester. Max was also a member of various mental health organizations including Athletes Connected, Mental Health America's Collegiate Mental Health Innovation Council (CMHIC), and Co-Chair of the Central Student Government Mental Health Task Force (MHTF). He helped identify problems related to campus climate and resources at Michigan, and co-authored a report that made 13 recommendations towards holistic mental health improvements. For his work, Max received the 2018 Jed Foundation’s Student Voice of Mental Health Award.

Program Manager


Caitlin Briody

Caitlin is TSN’s Program Manager. Her nonprofit career includes experience at United Way and the advocacy organization Young Invincibles, where she facilitated student programs, built coalitions, and led the creation of the Illinois Campus Mental Health Learning Collaborative, a program designed to share best practices and advocate for robust student mental health services in the state of Illinois. Caitlin's personal connection to the TSN mission is rooted in her own college experiences navigating the stigma of mental health, and her personal journey fuels her passion to create supportive communities where students can openly address their mental well-being.

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