Who We Are



Decades of combined experience unites our team



Our Teachers

Many of our experienced staff also teach in our programs.

Jon Macaskill

Deputy Executive Director

Jackie Shorrock

Director of Women’s Programs

Mark Williams

Director of Programs

Quentin Finney

Director of Care for Caregivers Military Spouses & Families

Vanessa Meade


Travis Groft

Youth Development

Our Staff

Shannon Calhoun

Grant Writer

David Drake

Executive Director

Mary Beth Leisen, Ph.D

Research Director

Edie Rossborough

Executive Administration

Our Board of Directors

Bill Duane

Board Chairperson

Technology Executive (Google) and Certified Mindfulness Instructor

Heather Buck

Board Treasurer

CPA Price Waterhouse and Certified Professional Coach

Kathy Polizzi

Board Secretary

Technology Executive (Google) and ICF Certified Leadership Coach

Bart Holaday

Board Emeritus

Jenny Andrews

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Chuck Lief

President Naropa University

Kim Smith

Col. U.S. Army, Retired

Christopher Thorsen

Quantum Edge, LLC

Ron Rosansky

Fidelus Technologies, LLC

Steven Millette

Gloo, LLC

David Drake

Veteran’s PATH

Our Founders