Our Team

Board of Directors

Jennifer Silacci, LCSW, Psychotherapist • Founder & President

Jami Roberts, Research and Remediation Analyst • Treasurer

Tedd Johnson, Technology Professional • Secretary

Lynette Butler, Retired police Sgt and Mental Health trainer • Board Member

​Caryn Laveman, MBA, Marketing Specialist • Board Member

Advisory Board

Dr. Jessi Gold, MD

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

Casey Lee

Ryan Mull

Nancy Napier, LMFT

Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

​Special Thanks To:

Lighthouse Health and Wellness

Somatic Experiencing International

Together Rising

The Quell Foundation

VidHealth

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

​Our amazing 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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) health care professionals, first responders, service industry employees, and others on the front line, 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.