Donna is an internationally recognized thought leader in the complex arena of workplace mental health. For over 20 years, Donna 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 and writing. She has been a program manager and director in nonprofit advocacy and education initiatives in the US and Canada since 2003. She is a passionate advocate for human centered design that is based on the knowledge gained from lived experience, and sees lived experience as an invaluable, underused resource to inform effective systems change in the workplace, healthcare and social policy. As a Stability Network speaker coach, Donna enjoys coaching new speakers to hone their personal experiences into powerful advocacy stories, to not only change the hearts and minds of people in the audience, but also to affect significant societal transformation. Her background is in psychology, mental health policy, adult education, human resources management, 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.



Aisha directs The Stability Network’s speaker training and public speaking programs. She has dedicated her career to supporting young people of color, and brings nearly two decades of experience working in the nonprofit sector providing direct service to young people and their families. Prior to joining The Stability Network, Aisha led the Counseling Department at Prep for Prep, a youth education and leadership development nonprofit in NYC. Born and raised in Bombay, India, Aisha came to the United States for college. She holds a BA in Religion from Bates College, where she was a two-time All-American in squash. When she’s not working, Aisha loves to try new recipes and spend time with her wife and dog, Layla, which help her cope with her anxiety.



Melanie leads The Stability Network’s leader engagement, communications, and public speaking program. She studied Biology and German Language at Whitman College. A Seattle local, Melanie loves hiking, dancing, and baking anything sweet. Melanie is an advocate for people living with mental health conditions and practices cognitive-behavioral strategies to manage her anxiety and insomnia.



Dr. Kyle Elliott is a career coach, professional speaker, writer, and mental health advocate. He is known for helping people get unstuck, own their fabulousness, and achieve what they never imagined was possible. As a queer person living with mental health conditions, Dr. Elliott is proud to use his words, voice, and platform to encourage others to share their stories, get help, and achieve recovery. As a coach, he empowers Stability Leaders to uncover and craft stories of hope through his knack for asking deep, moving questions. When not coaching, you can find Dr. Elliott at Starbucks or Disneyland with his partner, J.V.