PETER VARNUM

BOARD CHAIR

Peter Varnum is a Director for High Lantern Group, a strategy and communications consulting firm with expertise in mental health. He built and led the World Economic Forum’s work on global mental health from 2017 to 2020, focusing on youth, technology, and the workplace. From 2020 to 2022, Peter was an Associate Director for Orygen, an Australian organization with three decades of world-leading expertise in youth mental health. He has also worked in the civil society and academia sectors, spending the first five years of his career in education. Peter earned a BA in English from Carleton College and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. In 2019, he completed the World Economic Forum’s Global Leadership Fellows executive education program, with partner universities Harvard, INSEAD, Oxford, CEIBS, Columbia, and London Business School. Peter loves language, people, and the feeling of fresh air against his face. He lives with his family in Geneva, Switzerland.

MICHELLE TENZYK

BOARD TREASURER

Michelle is the CEO & Founder of East Tenth Group, an executive coaching and leadership advisory firm based in New York. Partnering with CEOs and their leadership teams to truly excel at leadership is at the heart of ETG’s work. She has extensive experience as an HR leader for companies including Primedia, Cendant, and Healthcare Consultancy Group (an Omnicom Agency) throughout her over 30 year career. Michelle holds a variety of degrees including an MBA, Executive Coaching Certificate and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Michelle currently serves on the Board of dancker and is a Core Guide for Chief. She lives with clinical depression and anxiety. Michelle has become an avid runner on a quest to complete a half marathon in all 50 states.

GERALYN GIORGIO

BOARD SECRETARY

Geralyn has spent 20 years at Johnson & Johnson and currently leads Change Management & Communications in Global Services. She is the founder of the Mental Health Diplomats, an award-winning employee resource group for employees living with a mental illness and caregivers. She holds a BA degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and is a Certified Professional Coach. Geralyn’s passion to create the Mental Health Diplomats originates from her personal experience living with an eating disorder and depression. She understands the difficult steps that need to be taken every day to be healthy and happy. She lives in Middlesex, New Jersey with her two teenage daughters.

JASON GRANT

BOARD MEMBER

Jason is a lived experience consultant who uses his experience to improve outcomes for people within the mental health system. Currently, he works for the National Health Service, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the University of Manchester, where he studies the ethnic inequalities in severe mental health conditions. Jason sits on various mental health advisory boards including the National Institute for Health Research, Applied Research Collaborative for Kent, Surrey and Sussex, University College London’s Institute of Mental Health, and Time to Change, the campaign to end mental health discrimination. Jason has degrees from Goldsmiths, University of London, City University London, and the University of Glasgow. When Jason is not working, he can be found dancing or cycling around country lanes.

DONNA HARDAKER

BOARD MEMBER

Donna is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader at the complex intersection of the workplace and mental health. Since 2003, she has leveraged her personal experience of losing a job and a career due to mental health and addiction challenges into award-winning training, tools, speaking, writing and coaching. She is a fierce advocate for systems change using human centered design that is based on knowledge gained from lived experience. Her background is in psychology, mental health policy, adult education, peer support and transformational coaching. She has been a Leader with the Stability Network since 2015 and has served on the Board since 2018. Donna lives in Toronto, Canada.

TED WEISS

BOARD MEMBER

Ted is an attorney with over forty-seven years of experience in commercial litigation. Having experienced several episodes of severe depression and the related stigma associated with “mental illness,” he decided to go public with his story in 2005 and has since been involved with individuals, small support groups, and larger organizations like The Kennedy Forum, NAMI, and The Stability Network in seeking to improve the quality and availability of services for people from all backgrounds who are dealing with mental health conditions.

BARTHOLEMEW HUGH CAMPBELL

BOARD MEMBER

Bartholemew (Bart) is a Motivational Speaker, Advance Level WRAP Facilitator, Management Consultant, Wellness Educator, and Life Coach, with over 30 years of leadership experience in operations management and consulting. Bart studied Human Resources Management and Management & Community Studies at Ryerson University. He also holds a Master of Education degree focused on adult learning from Yorkville University and certificates in peer support, coaching and mentoring, leadership, and others. Bart is an active volunteer at Faith Sanctuary Pentecostal Church, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Consumer Survivor Information Centre Toronto, and many more. Currently, Bart is semi-retired from corporate life and is passionate about making a positive impact on mental health and wellness. By being open about his journey with mental health, Bart hopes to inspire those suffering in silence, so they can break free from self-stigma, recover, and find total wellness.

KIMBERLY ALLEN

BOARD MEMBER

Kimberly Allen is a licensed addictions professional and former fully licensed insurance agent with over a decade of experience. Kimberly used her training and experience to create her behavioral healthcare consulting business. A former addiction treatment center Administrator with experience in mental healthcare management and employee assistance programs, Kimberly’s expertise includes providing technical assistance and consulting to addiction treatment provider organizations focused on insurance processes and procedures. Kimberly serves on numerous boards, including the Healthy Brains Global Initiative, SHE Recovers Foundation and The University of Texas in Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work. She is a long-term advocate with Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance national office, receiving the DBSA Peer Advocate of the Year award in 2022. Kimberly has been a Stability Leader since 2020 and serves as a Stability Leader Speaker Mentor. 

MARTIN A. WEISS

BOARD MEMBER

Marty currently serves as the senior partner of a law firm and a successor trustee to The Better World Trust, a 501(c)(3) private foundation. He holds a bachelor’s from Harvard, as well as a law degree from the University of San Diego and master’s degree in tax law. Marty, who lives with bipolar mood disorder, feels a personal connection to the mission of The Stability Network and is excited to serve on its board and find opportunities to share his story and help reduce the stigma that affects so many people with mental health issues. He is happily married with three awesome children and three wonderful grandchildren. 

JOANNA GRACE FARMER

BOARD MEMBER

Joanna is the founder and director of Building Community Capacity, a social enterprise, which operates at the intersection between education, mental health, and community development to increase access to information and resources that strengthen, empower, and engage children, families, and communities, especially Indigenous populations. Her work includes community development initiatives focused on housing and education; culturally competent and integrated mental health delivery systems; transformative pedagogy and curriculum development; capacity and team building; program and organizational evaluation; and political engagement strategies. Joanna earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Policy Studies and Sociology, respectively, from the University of Chicago, and another master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a first-time grandmother to Zahere, whose arrival has helped her better understand the reasons for uniting with other changemakers to create a more accessible and equitable mental health system.