Board of Directors
Lynette Butler, Retired police Sgt and Mental Health trainer • Board Member
Tedd Johnson, Technology Professional • Secretary
Caryn Laveman, MBA, Marketing Specialist • Board Member
Elizabeth Neilson, Public Relations Specialist • Board Member
Jami Roberts, Research and Remediation Analyst • Treasurer
Jennifer Silacci, LCSW, Psychotherapist • Founder & President
Leah Strauss, LCSW, Psychotherapist • Board Member
Ania Wertz, Ph.D., Psy.D., Psychotherapist • Board Member
Special Thanks To:
Lighthouse Health and Wellness
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Our amazing therapists and volunteers
About The Founder
Specializing in trauma, Jennifer Silacci has been in private practice for 18 years. Having personally experienced being in NYC during 9/11, she recognized the need to create a resource to help support health care professionals and first responders on the frontlines of the covid pandemic access immediate, free and reduced-fee online support.
After reaching out to colleagues across the country, she gathered a large group of licensed, insured therapists who generously agreed to donate sessions or reduce their fees to help.
Shortly after, the vision to expand, and help those impacted by national crises and disasters emerged, and Therapy Aid was born.