Meet our Team

 

Emily

Emily Canfield

Anita

Anita Deely

Allen

Allen Doederlein

Phyllis

Phyllis Foxworth

Lisa

Lisa Goodale

Lisa

Lisa Goduco

Nancy

Nancy Heffernan

Eric

Eric Horner

Erica

Erica Kadel

Maria

Maria Margaglione

Nareth

Nareth Phin

Hannah

Michael Pollock

Hannah

Tom Rath

Hannah

Hannah Zeller

 

 


 

Emily

Emily Canfield

Q: Position Title
A: Chapter Relations Coordinator

Q: Department
A: Chapter Relations

Q: What is your role?
A: I am the first point of contact for DBSA’s Chapter Leaders I work to help them stay connected in DBSA’s peer support community and to help them with their efforts to offer impactful peer support in their local communities.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: November 2016

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I’m passionate about creating and sharing with others, taking time to learn new things and understand people, and using what I know to improve what’s around me.

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Anita

Anita Deely

Q: Position Title
A: Office Manager

Q: Department
A: Finance and Administration

Q: What is your role?
A: I am responsible for management of office operations, maintenance of A/P and A/R records, vendor supervision, HR support and support of DBSA’s employee benefits programs. I direct and supervise DBSA’s phone volunteers and provide administrative leadership in evaluating and refining work flow to increase efficiency. 

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: October 2014

Q: What are you most passionate about?
A: In work, I am passionate about the mission of DBSA and getting the best price by researching and haggling.  In life, I am passionate about theatre, books, TV, movies, stories, jokes, and my nieces and nephews.

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Allen

Allen Doederlein

Q: Position Title
A: Executive Vice President of External Affairs

Q: Department
A: Administration

Q: What is your role?
A: I serve as organizational spokesperson for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA); fundraise; facilitate DBSA’s organizational alliances and strategic partnerships; and work with the board, scientific advisory board, staff, and volunteers to transform the challenges, concerns, and contributions of people with mood disorders into meaningful change in experience, treatment, and representation of these conditions. I’m immensely proud to represent the over four million people who engage with DBSA annually.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: I joined DBSA August 4, 2008. I was President July 1, 2011-November 16, 2017, having served on an interim basis April 2010-June 2011. Beginning November 17, 2017, I transitioned to Executive Vice President of External Affairs.

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: In my work both as a mental health advocate and as staff leader of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), I am passionately dedicated to ensuring that wellness and a life path of one’s choosing are not matters of luck for some but rather matters of community support, health care practice, and legislative policy for all. I am humbled and honored to support, advocate for, and stand alongside my peers who are likewise personally living with mood disorder diagnoses. I pledge to bring to them, and to the world, a deepening and evolving understanding of the perspectives, challenges, and unmet needs of people with depression and bipolar disorder and my commitment to working collaboratively within the broader community to break down barriers and foster transformative understanding of and progress towards wellness for people, like me, who have a mental health condition.

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Phyllis

Phyllis Foxworth

Q: Position Title
A: Advocacy Vice President

Q: Department
A: Advocacy

Q: What is your role?
A: As Vice President of Advocacy, I work to ensure that the voice of individuals with the lived experience is front and center—so that policy decisions around education and access to care incorporates whole health, emphasizing total wellness for people living with mood disorders.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: I have been a volunteer with DBSA since 2010, as a founder and facilitator of a DBSA family and friends support group. My professional tenure with DBSA began in September 2013.

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?   
A: All people are important and have major contributions to make to the world. It is my hope that through my relationships and my professional work that I seek out and honor those gifts. Lifting up our individual talents and gifts makes the world a better place—no matter how big or small that gift is perceived through our own eyes.

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Lisa

Lisa Goduco

Q: Position Title
A. Coordinator

Q: Department
A. Peer Engagement/Public Policy

Q: What is your role?
A. I provide departmental support to both the Advocacy Vice President and the Chapters & Programs Vice President.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A. I began as an Advocacy volunteer in the National office in February 2017, and became part of the staff February 2018.

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A. I am currently passionate about the following: health & wellness, parenting, advocacy, fitness & meditation, and expanding my understanding and compassion to help others.

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Lisa

Lisa Goodale

Q: Position title
A: Consulting Services Vice President

Q: Department
A: Consulting Services

Q: What is your role?
A: I am responsible for developing new training and consultation business that DBSA is uniquely qualified to deliver.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: October 1998―last century!

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I’m passionate about networking and making connections to help people and organizations advance what they’re passionate about.

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Nancy

Nancy Heffernan

Q: Position Title
A: Finance and Administration Vice President

Q: Department
A: Finance and Administration

Q: What is your role? 
A: I provide financial oversight and ensure that administrative operations meet the needs of DBSA.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: February 2011

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I’m passionate about protecting the assets of the organization.

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Eric

Eric Horner

Q: Position Title
A: Development Vice President

Q: Department
A: Development

Q: What is your role?
A: I am responsible for funding revenue for DBSA by working with our donors, foundations, and corporate partners.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA? 
A: May 2017

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I want to help empower people to change lives. When donors contact me about how they want to make a difference in mental health, I enthusiastically work with them to make that idea possible.

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Erica

Erica Kadel

Q: Position Title
A: Development Associate

Q: Department
A: Development

Q: What is your role?
A: I steward DBSA’s donor database and manage annual giving.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: February 2017―Valentine’s Day

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I am most passionate about the empowerment of currently vulnerable populations and building meaningful community.

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Maria

Maria Margaglione

Q: Position Title
A: Web and Visual Communications Director

Q: Department
A: Communications

Q: What is your role?
A: I’m responsible for creating and overseeing all visual communications that leave this office which includes print, video, and online graphic material.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: February 2010

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: More than anything, I want people to be able to connect with one another; I don’t want anyone to feel like they’re alone in this world. That is my mission both at work and in my personal life.

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Nareth

Nareth Phin

Q: Position Title
A: Chapter Relations Manager

Q: Department
A: Chapter Relations

Q: What is your role?
A: I manage chapter and state organization recruitment, develop chapter resources and programming, and participate in the department’s strategic planning. I am also the second point of contact for chapter relations.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: June 2015

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I’m passionate about helping people. It is one of the reasons I chose to work at DBSA, where I get a chance to help people every day. Outside of work, I am a volunteer mentor for local disadvantaged youth. I also have an interest in environmental psychology, specifically how architecture, interior spaces, and physical objects can be designed to promote creativity and wellness.

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Hannah

Michael Pollock

Q: Position Title
A: Chief Executive Officer

Q: Department
A: Administration

Q: What is your role?
A: I am responsible for all day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the DBSA's long and short term goals to advance our mission.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: June, 2018

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I am passionate about helping nonprofit organizations advance their mission for those they serve. Similarly, I enjoy seeing individuals achieve their full potential and finding ways to support them along their journey.

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Hannah

Tom Rath

Q: Position Title
A: Development Director

Q: Department
A: Development

Q: What is your role?
A: My role is to connect donors, foundations and our corporate partners to the amazing and impactful work we do. Helping them become a partner in our constituent’s success.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA? 
A: June of 2018

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work? 
A: In both life and in my work I’m passionate about social justice and equity; not just equality, but equity. I have been a volunteer diver at the Shedd Aquarium for 30 years.  

Hannah

Hannah Zeller

Q: Position Title
A: Executive Assistant

Q: Department
A: Administration

Q: What is your role?
A: I assist the President of DBSA in scheduling, planning meetings, as well as assisting in serving the DBSA board of directors. I also help the development department in areas of data management and research.

Q: When did you start working at DBSA?
A: I began as a contract employee in the development department in November of 2016 and was placed in my current position February 2017.

Q: What are you most passionate about in life and work?
A: I am passionate about working in nonprofit agencies that work in the mental health space.  I am currently gaining my MSW and through this process have done therapy with individuals who have a diagnosed mental health condition.  My work has and will continue to bring awareness to mental health as a key component to so many factors of overall health.

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