Our Team

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

Advisory Board

Dr. Jessi Gold, MD

Tara Ryan Kosmas, MSN, RN, NC-BC, CHSE, SOAR

Ryan Mull

Nancy Napier, LMFT

Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

Renee Wilk

​Special Thanks To:

Kayte Frost

McKesson Foundation

Lighthouse Health and Wellness

Together Rising

CVS Health

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

​Our amazing therapists and volunteers

About The Founder

Specializing in trauma, Jennifer Silacci has been in private practice for 19 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.