Meet the Team

We are a network of psychologists, storytellers, community leaders, professors and mental health champions focused on expanding mental health literacy in Afghanistan.

Our Team

Lyla Schwartz
Lyla SchwartzFounder
Violet Resnick
Violet ResnickPublic Health Expert
Usman Shah
Usman ShahSenior Researcher
Dr. Rohullah Amin
Dr. Rohullah AminPsychiatrist
Matthew Longmore
Matthew LongmoreCommunication Specialist
Dr. Hadi Rasooli
Dr. Hadi RasooliPsychiatrist
Ali Asghar
Ali AsgharProject Assistant
Ian Patton
Ian PattonOrganizational Design Lead
Mélissa Cornet
Mélissa CornetResearcher and GBV Expert
Zainab Hassanpoor
Zainab HassanpoorGender Advisor
Roya Mandegar
Roya MandegarChild Protection Officer
Alex Moler
Alex MolerM&E Expert
Lindsay Bingaman
Lindsay BingamanMHPSS SPECIALIST & Research Advisor
Mohammad Asil Obaid
Mohammad Asil ObaidSocial Work Support
Ellaha Rahimi
Ellaha RahimiIntern

Advisory Board

Dr. Heidi Horsely
Dr. Heidi HorselyPsychologist
Dr. April Naturale
Dr. April NaturaleTrauma Specialist and Technical Advisor
Lea Hungerbühler
Lea HungerbühlerHuman Rights Lawyer
Sarah Keinath
Sarah KeinathEducation Advisor
 Dr. Susan Song
Dr. Susan SongChild/Adolescent Psychiatrist