Our Team

Board of Directors

Jennifer Silacci, LCSW-R, Psychotherapist • Founder & President, Executive Director

Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R, Psychotherapist • Vice President

Tedd Johnson, Technology Professional • Treasurer

​Caryn Laveman, MBA, Marketing Specialist • Board Member

Elizabeth Merida, MA, Public Relations Specialist • Secretary

Amie Readdy, MBA, Crisis Response Specialist • Board Member

Dr. Stephanie Zerwas, Ph.D., Psychotherapist • Board Member

Advisory Board

Casey Lee

Dr. Sonya Lott, Ph.D.

Ryan Mull

Nancy Napier, LMFT

Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Ph.D.

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW

Team Leads:

Kat Scaglione • Creative

Sara Schapiro-Halberstam, LMHC • Tech Support

​Jami Roberts • Administrative Support

​Special Thanks To:


Frontliners Med

Anne-Marie Van Dijk

Hanni Liliedahl of Lilify

Dominique Apollon of Shrink Designs

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Robert Mendel, P.C., Attorney at Law

​Our amazing volunteers

About The Founder

Specializing in trauma, Jennifer Silacci has been in private practice for 15 years, both in NYC, and presently, in Boulder, Colorado.  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.