Laurie Davidson
External Contributor

  • Laurie left Education Development Center, Inc., an international nonprofit based in the Boston, Massachusetts area, in March 2016 after 18 years. During that time, she managed programs for national projects addressing alcohol and other drug use, mental health, violence, and suicide. Funders have included the U.S. Department of Education, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of U.S. Health and Human Services, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ittleson Foundation, and several government agencies. Laurie also has consulted with individual college and university campuses, state agencies, and behavioral health and health care organizations on these public health issues. Before joining EDC, Laurie served organizations in the business, higher education, and nonprofit sectors, including eight years as a clinician in community mental health centers. Most recently Laurie served for three months as a volunteer on Chios island and at Ritsona refugee camp in Greece, trying to meet the basic needs of people who have fled war, detention, and torture in the Middle East. She continues to support refugees and write about refugee issues from the United Kingdom, where she awaits the time when she will be able to travel to Serbia to help address the growing refugee issues there. Laurie has an M.A. in counseling from Santa Clara University in California and a B.A. in communications and management from Simmons College.

Louise Douce, Ph.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Louise retired in 2012 as Assistant Vice President of Student Life at The Ohio State University having supervised units dedicated to enhancing success of and removing barriers to student success. She is a specialist in college student mental health and has been active in college and university psychology and nationally active in the education and training issues for psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists and counselors. Louise is a pioneer in university threat assessment, chairing the OSU team for 25 years and providing crisis support for the campus. She has published and presented in the areas of college student mental and behavioral health, career development for women, multicultural competency with a special focus on GLBT issues, supervision and training and women’s issues. Louise is active in the American psychological Association, APA, and served on the Board of Directors.

Kathy Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Kathy is a Consulting Psychologist who specializes in mental health issues and personal development of college students, including study abroad. She worked in counseling centers for more than 25 years, including University of Missouri-Columbia, Stephens College, University of Illinois at Chicago, (Clinical Director), Northwestern University (Director) and Duke University (Executive Director).  Currently she consults with divisions of student affairs including counseling centers in areas of her expertise. She has been a consultant to IES Abroad student affairs staff for more than 15 years. Kathy has special clinical interests and expertise in the areas of trauma, contemporary gender issues, clinical and developmental issues of emerging adults, training of mental health professionals, consulting psychology, and systems approaches to campus crisis, among others. She served as national co-chair of the Elements of Excellence committee for the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), charged with presenting an annual training institute for new directors of counseling centers as well as creating six model training programs on best practices for inclusion in its annual conference. She has published and presented nationally for AUCCCD, NASPA, NAFSA, Society for Adolescent Medicine, and national conferences on law in higher education sponsored by Stetson and the University of Vermont, among others.

Doris Iarovici, M.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Doris has provided psychiatric care to college students for over twenty years: at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, in private practice, in a residential eating disorders treatment program, and now at Harvard University’s Counseling and Mental Health Services. The author of “Mental Health Issues and the University Student” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), she has written about college mental health in The New York Times, The Guardian, Psychiatric Times, and elsewhere. She also writes fiction, and has worked on using the humanities to enhance empathy in clinical care delivery. She is a member of the National Network of Depression Centers’ College Mental Health Taskforce and the American Psychiatric Association’s College Mental Health Caucus. A Distinguished Fellow of the APA, she has frequently presented on college psychiatry at national professional meetings. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Medicine.

Courtney Knowles
External Contributor, Love is Louder

  • Courtney has over a decade of experience managing both nonprofit organizations and national communication efforts. Since joining JED as Communications Director in late 2006, he has managed a variety of programs for the organization, including the Peabody Award-winning Half of Us campaign with mtvU. Prior to JED, Courtney led awareness and social responsibility campaigns in corporate, nonprofit and agency environments for a diverse list of organizations, including Outward Bound, General Electric, March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch and The Equality in Marriage Institute. He holds a BS in Communications from Florida State University.

Ellen Koch Utley, M.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Ellen joins JED as a Senior Advisor and brings over 10 years of experience in college mental health. She served as staff psychiatrist and training director at Sarah Lawrence College Health Center where she developed a strong interest in the psychological developmental stages of students during the college years. After working for several years as a neonatal intensive care nurse, Ellen enrolled in medical school to pursue her interest in psychiatry. She developed an expertise in the unique challenges of performing a culturally sensitive and diagnostically accurate mental status exam for her deaf patients. Ellen studied German at Smith College and obtained a B.S. in Nursing from Syracuse University. She earned an M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College, trained at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and was co-Chief Resident in her final year of training. During her residency, Ellen concentrated on working with patients from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Kevin MacKall
External Contributor, Executive Creative Director

  • As Senior Vice President, MTV On Air Promos, Kevin Mackall oversaw many of MTV’s most memorable projects, including, The Real World, The MTV Movie Awards, The Osbournes and The Video Music Awards and developed innovative and iconic brand campaigns, beginning in 1992 and spanning 19 years. Kevin’s extensive pro-social work covered, Get Yourself Tested and Its Your Sex Life, in partnership with The Kaiser Family Foundation and Half Of Us, in partnership with The Jed Foundation (JED). His award-winning MTV projects have secured multiple Emmy Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, Cable Positive POP Awards, NAMIC awards, multiple Promax/BDA Awards and a Peabody Award. Recently, Kevin served as Senior Vice President, Visual Branding at iHeartMedia, leading the brand and iHeartRadio application launch in September 2011. Kevin’s creative impact was evident on iHeartMedia’s ratings and revenue increasing national television commercial campaigns, which he wrote, produced and directed for iHeartMedia’s Contemporary Hits, Country and Urban radio formats. Kevin attended Ohio University majoring in Communications.

Diana Naddeo, Psy.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Diana is a licensed clinical psychologist. In addition to her work at JED, She provides clinical services in the Behavioral Medicine Department at Associated Neurologists, P.C. in Danbury, CT and is an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University in both the Department of Psychology and Graduate Program in Mental Health Counseling. Diana has extensive clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and gained specialty training in college mental health through her pre-doctoral internship at Brooklyn College Counseling Center and post-doctoral fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College Health Clinic. Her research interests in emerging adulthood led to a dissertation that focused on treatment approaches for self-injurious behaviors in high functioning college student females. She also serves as the Coordinator for Internships in Applied Psychology at Western Connecticut State University helping to train the next generation of students entering the counseling field and also works part-time in a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Diana earned a B.A.from the University of Massachusetts, an M.S. from Fordham University and a Psy.D. from Chestnut Hill College.

Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Emil was awarded a Presidential Citation for ensuring that training in applied psychology meets the highest standards for the profession and for those who seek psychologists’ services. A consummate scholar, Dr. Rodolfa’s efforts to identify the competencies related to training and credentialing have contributed significantly to the field. A tireless teacher, researcher and mentor, he brings an undying passion and energy to the field. He has published extensively and presented nationally and internationally on competencies, supervision and college mental health. His professional background includes tenure as President of the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies, chair of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and president of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). He is the founding editor of the APA/APPIC journal, Training and Education in Professional Psychology®. During his tenure as director of training and director of the counseling and psychological services at the University of California, Davis, he received awards from training councils, APA’s Board of Educational Affairs, ASPPB and APPIC.

Morton M. Silverman, M.D.
External Contributor, Subject Matter Expert: JED Campus

  • Mort is the Senior Science Advisor to the U.S.A. Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He was the Director of the Student Counseling and Resource Center at The University of Chicago from 1987-2002. From 1996-2009 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. From 2002-2013 he was a member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Scientific Council. Dr. Silverman is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the International Association for Suicide Research (IASR).  He currently is the Treasurer of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). He is the co-author or author of over 45 peer-reviewed publications and over 30 book chapters, and co-author of The Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology (2000), and Adolescent Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2006).