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  • Meet the MindWise Team

Our Team


Kaila Braley

Marketing Specialist

As a marketing specialist for MindWise, Kaila gets to work with both the Screening program and the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program to help get screenings to those in need and provide suicide prevention education to students across the country. In her spare time, she makes pottery and teaches wheel throwing lessons at a local craft museum.

Lisa K. Desai, Psy.D.

Director, MindWise Screening Program and Research

Lisa is committed to the ongoing development of new screening tools and innovative programs that explore best practices in behavioral health, with the goal of increasing help seeking across populations. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Meghan Diamon, LCSW

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program Consultant

Meghan focuses on program development and outreach strategy for Signs of Suicide (SOS) to educate and screen students around the country. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and trainings across the country. Outside of work, Meghan enjoys laughing and playing with her young daughters.

Norm Gorin

Vice President of Development

As Vice President of Development, Norm works to help shape MindWise Innovations’ programs to address the mental health and substance use challenges facing our workplaces, schools, and other communities, and to build and foster relationships with those communities to further our mission. He spends his spare time actively engaged in community service in a variety of mission-driven and political organizations, and following his son’s band, Slothrust, to concerts around the world.
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Nick Hanzel-Snider

Marketing Manager

Nick has a wide range of nonprofit experience in fundraising and communications and works across programs at MindWise to support our mission of educating people about behavioral health and connecting those in need to life-saving resources. When not trying to make the world a better place through nonprofits, he enjoys traveling, crossword-puzzling, and trying to keep up with his two small children.

Lea Karnath, MS

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Manager

Lea works with the SOS team to develop and update program materials, delivers trainings both locally and nationally, and is the main point of contact for Signs of Suicide Certified Trainers across the country. When not working, Lea enjoys making kombucha, teaching a weekly meditation class for seniors, and being a dedicated Buffalo Bills fan​ - despite living Boston for years.

Bryan Kohl

Senior Vice President, MindWise Innovations

Bryan brings his experience as a technology strategist and innovator who leans on his organizational learning and development expertise to lead MindWise Innovations into an exciting future. Outside of work, you can find Bryan skiing with his family, playing the drums, hanging out with friends, reading, running, and wearing a lot of black.

Erin Lerch

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program Coordinator

Erin provides support to schools that are implementing or interested in implementing the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program, as well as planning and coordinating SOS trainings across the nation. When not working on youth suicide prevention, Erin writes and stage manages with Boston theater companies, volunteers at a local cat shelter, and reads a truly absurd number of sci-fi books.

Marjie McDaniel

Vice President, MindWise Innovations

Marjie oversees the day-to-day operations and management of MindWise in order to ensure the high quality of our tools for suicide prevention and behavioral health screening. She is a transplanted New Yorker, who now roots for the Celtics.

Tony Moureilles

Director of Marketing & Communications

Tony is our Director of Marketing and Communications, so he is tasked with our marketing and communications long- and short-term strategies, as well as our daily processes. Outside of work, he is a recording artist.
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Kara Neymeyr

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Program Director

Kara provides oversight and leadership to the Signs of Suicide program team, advocating for the adoption of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) curriculum and screening in middle and high schools nationwide. Outside of work, Kara loves to be active with her two boys, bake, travel, and hold tight to her role as the #1 Packers fan.

Maggie Thompson

Screening Programs Coordinator

Maggie works with our screening partners to create a customized client experience for each throughout the screening program process – including program setup, data analysis, and technical support. Outside of work Maggie enjoys cooking, movies, hanging out with the lady bunch, and parallel parking on the first try.

David Veira

Screening Program Manager

David works with colleges, universities, workplaces, and community organizations to maintain existing relationships, build new connections, and implement MindWise Screening programs. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching his two sons grow and learn, and being an avid New England sports fan.

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