Founder & CEO

Adel B. Korkor, M.D.

Adel B. Korkor, M.D.

Founder & CEO

Years ago, my journey in medicine began, for I have wanted to become a physician since the age of ten. It was my desire to heal everybody. My father, having suffered from diabetes from a rather young age, often joked with me by saying that I will one day be a ‘human body repair man’.

In my thirty-seven years as a physician – first in academic medicine and then in clinical medicine – I have had the profound honor and privilege of touching countless lives. Now, however, I am embarking upon my second journey – addressing issues surrounding mental health. During the years of carefully tending to the nuances of the human body, I became intensely aware of the body and brain connection. I understood and experienced the complexity of the brain and the pivotal role that mental health plays in our physical well being. Additionally, I have observed the painful, pervasive struggle of patients with mental illness from stigma, limited access to care and inadequate insurance coverage.

Nothing less than my own personal experience with panic disorder and my challenge to improve my own mental well-being could have had a more significant influence on my next journey to help others with their own mental health. At age forty, I suffered my first major panic attack, yet upon reflection, now I truly know I had plenty of lesser ones since childhood. After several months of drug treatment, I intensified my physical exercise and set my sights on running as part of my treatment. Within a few short months, I ran my first marathon and have run many others since. I now know that running has saved my life!

Thus, with all this in mind, I am now embarking upon my next mission to help make this world a better place for those suffering with mental illness. I hope to increase awareness, address the staggering shortage of affordable care, emphasize the importance of wellness in mental health, fund research, and focus on under served groups such as veterans, minorities and those suffering from addiction.

I hope you are willing to join me on my mission. To make an impact in society is not easy, but can be done. One person cannot do it alone, but one can take the first step to lead the way. So please join me, your effort will help create a measurable positive change.

Thank you in advance.

-Adel B. Korkor, M.D.

Board of Directors

Bassel Korkor

Bassel K. Korkor

Vice President

Vice President , Risk Management at Charles Schwab
Houston, TX

Mr. Korkor heads up the Political Law program at Fidelity. Before joining Fidelity he was in private practice advising non-profits, corporations, political organizations and other clients on political and national security law. Mr. Korkor serves as a Senior Advisor to the American Bar Association’s Middle East Committee and has been an advisor to UN-brokered peace negotiations and counseled clients providing relief to the humanitarian and refugee crisis in the Middle East. He received his undergraduate degree in International Studies and Writing from Northwestern University and graduated with honors from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Julie Acker

Julie Acker, CPA

Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant, Acker Behl Accounting
Waukesha, WI

Ms. Acker graduated from Carroll University in 2000.  She has been providing personal and business tax and accounting services in Waukesha County, Wisconsin for over a decade.  She has the reputation of integrity, hard work and commitment to quality service.

Mark Blum

Mark Blum

Secretary

Attorney, Law Offices of Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Blum, Schmitzer, Fabian and English SC
Waukesha, WI

Mr. Blum is a senior partner, having practiced with the firm since his graduation from Marquette University Law School in 1985. He received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University. He has litigated many civil cases in both state and federal courts and has handled appellate matters before the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as well as the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Blum’s practice is concentrated in municipal law, probate and estate planning, real estate transactions and development, as well as business and corporate law. He has been the City Attorney for the City of New Berlin since 2002, the Village Attorney for the Village of Pewaukee since 2004 and the Village Attorney for the Villages of Mukwonago and Eagle since 2014.

Stephanie Miller-Lamb

Stephanie Miller-Lamb

Executive Director

Ms. Miller-Lamb has worked supporting non-profits since 1990. She’s honored to have served institutions of higher learning (University of Iowa; University of California, Berkeley; University of Wisconsin, Madison) as well as arts organizations (Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra/Concerts on the Square; Al. Ringling Theatre) through leadership roles in operations, management and administration. Passionate about community building, social justice, mental health/wellness and the arts, Miller-Lamb’s interests include gardening, mindfulness, and historic architecture. She enjoys ‘Zen Time’ riding her motorcycle, Carmine, especially through the Driftless Region. She received bachelors degrees from Viterbo University and an MFA from the University of Iowa.

Ailec Gonzalez

Ailec Gonzalez

Vice President of Finance, La Casa de Esperanza
Waukesha, WI

Gonzalez has been with La Casa de Esperanza since 2002. She graduated from the University of Matanzas in Cuba with a degree in Economics and has an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

Andy Saeger

Andy Saeger

Director, Private Wealth Advisor, BMO Private Bank
Milwaukee, WI

Andy serves as a lead advisor and relationship manager to high-net-worth individuals, families and organizations, including closely-held family-owned businesses. Andy works with clients to gain a complete understanding of their holistic wealth planning goals including lifestyle, family, professional and philanthropic aspirations. He identifies and engages a Client Strategy Team to create a tailored and constantly-evolving wealth management plan with strategies to meet each client’s unique objectives.
 
He is a three-time Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon finisher and a member of the Wisconsin MultiSport Triathlon Club. Andy lives in Wales with his three boys Dane, Shay and Max and his beagle, Odie. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, triathlons, golfing, skiing, hiking, reading, traveling, craft beers and Wisconsin sports.
Barbara Moser

Barbara Moser, M.D.

Advocate and Educator in the areas of Suicide Prevention, Emotional Resiliency, and Compassion
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Moser advocates for emotional wellness and suicide prevention in the Greater Milwaukee region. She provides leadership for Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee, and is an active member of the Executive Committee of WISE (Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination). She provides education, consultation and training on suicide prevention, compassion resilience and self-compassion, and is involved in numerous mental health initiatives in and around Milwaukee.

Dr. Moser is a board-certified family practice physician, received her MD from Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed her family practice residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester MA.

Bret Farris

Bret Farris

Senior Advisor, BKD Wealth Advisors
Chicago, IL

With more than 18 years of industry experience, Mr. Farris primarily focuses on high net worth clients. Prior to joining CIBC Atlantic Trust, he was a senior client advisor at BMO Private Bank, where he served as a business development and lead relationship manager focused on client retention and new client acquisition, and led a team of subject matter experts to coordinate and execute personalized solutions for clients and prospects. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
John Greist

John Greist, M.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Dr. Greist received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and M.D. degree from Indiana University. Following medical internship at the University of Wisconsin, he completed training in internal medicine and was chief resident. He also completed psychiatry residency at UW, the last year as a fellow in child psychiatry. He has been on the Psychiatry faculty at UW from 1971, tenured in 1975, Professor until 1992, Clinical Professor until 2016 and Professor Emeritus to the present. Dr. Greist directed the Anxiety Disorders Center from 1978-1992. He is board-certified in psychiatry and a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Jon Lehrmann

Jon Lehrmann, M.D.

Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Lehrmann is the Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Carroll College and his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Psychiatry and is the Chief Psychiatrist at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. Dr. Lehrmann has numerous awards and honors including being on the Best Doctors in America list on multiple occasions.
Michael Raster

Michael Raster, M.D.

Medical Director, Behavioral Health, ProHealth Care
Waukesha, WI

Dr. Raster’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder and psychotic disorders. He graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and did his residency/internship at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago.

Ned Kalin

Ned H. Kalin, M.D.

Hedberg Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry
at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Dr. Kalin earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, did his residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, and a fellowship in Neuropsychopharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kalin is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the American College of Psychiatry. He is the Hedberg Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the Director of HealthEmotions Research Institute and the Lane Neuroimaging Laboratory, and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.
Reed Dohmen

Reed Dohmen

Vice President of Corporate Development, The Dohmen Company
Milwaukee WI

Mr. Dohmen is responsible for executing growth strategies and identifying ways to create and increase value for organizational stakeholders. He has led the screening and evaluation of both acquisition and partnership opportunities and contributes to iterative business planning through qualitative research and financial modeling. His past experience includes work as an investment banker at New York Bay Capital, where he specialized in cross-border M&A advisory. Reed received his Bachelors in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Robert S. LaGrant

Robert S. LaGrant

Vice President, Client Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Milwaukee, WI

Mr. LaGrant currently serves as a Vice President- Client Advisor at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In this role, Robert utilizes the global resources of the firm in investment management, banking, estate planning, philanthropy, and trust management to create customized financial strategies for individuals, family offices, and corporations. He is passionate in the mission to assist his clients meet their financial goals and objectives.

In the community, Robert is active as a member of the Endowment Committee for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Education Committee for SecureFutures, Business Advisory Council for the Sussex Hamilton School District, Advisor and Mentor for the MKE Fellows and the Board of Directors for Pilgrim Rest Church. He is married to his wife Syneathia and is the father of two sons, Brendan and Marcus.

Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell

Attorney, Moertl, Wilkins and Campbell SC
Milwaukee, WI

Mr. Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and graduated from the Marquette University Law School. He has been in private practice for 37 years and has counseled clients on a wide range of lifetime and estate planning and business planning issues. Prior to entering private practice he served as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Clair Voss, District 2, Wisconsin Court of Appeals.

Advisory Board

Kathy Phillips

Katherine A. Phillips, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Providence, RI

Dr. Phillips completed her residency in general psychiatry at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Belmont, MA in 1991.  She was a research fellow in psychiatry until 1994.  In 1998, she received Master of Arts, ad eundem (honorary degree).  She has been presented with numerous awards with the most recent, the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.  She has published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine and psychiatric disorders addressing issues of diagnosis and treatment.  Dr. Phillips is the world’s authority on body dysmorphic disorder.

Sabine Wilhelm

Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Chief of Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Professor of Pyschology (Psychiatry), Harvard University Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Wilhelm is a recognized leader in research on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and tic disorders. She has published over 215 articles and reviews on cognitive functioning, prevalence and treatment outcomes of these disorders. She has also given more than 200 invited lectures and presentations on these subjects, and has published seven books on OCD, BDD and tic disorders.

Our Team

Nick Resheske

Nick Resheske

Director of Photography, Technology and Cybersecurity

Nick is a swiss army knife when it comes to technology. He has been honing his craft with tech for over 25 years. He handles the Foundation’s web design, graphic design, photography, networking, cybersecurity, among other tasks.  He has received a bachelors degree in business administration from Augsburg University, an associates degree in cybersecurity from Waukesha County Technical College and holds various technology certifications.  In his free time, Nick enjoys spending time with his family, fitness, learning new technology and listening to music.  He is proud to be part an amazing team helping people with ill mental health.

Santiago Chavez

Santiago Chavez

Marketing and Social Media Manager

Santiago is a self-taught, formally educated and certified marketing professional with a focus on local businesses and nonprofit organizations. Santiago realized the growing impact of social media on the success of business and sought to fill a need in partnering with local businesses to positively build their brand for improved engagement and opportunity. He was drawn to marketing as a means to learn how to market himself to the community when he pursues his life’s passion of becoming a doctor. He is a community steward and a mission driven community stakeholder. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison dedicated to making the world a healthier place to live in and realizes that health is not only physical, but mental as well. He now joins us as our Marketing and Social Media Manager to help in our mission of spreading awareness for mental health.

Terry McGuire

Terry McGuire

Executive Director
Giving Voice to Mental Illness

Terry (Bertha) McGuire is a former Milwaukee news reporter/anchor.  After suffering her worst-ever depression and losing loved ones by suicide, in 2017 she founded the non-profit Giving Voice to Mental Illness, Inc and launched the Giving Voice to Depression podcast, to spare others the isolation and despair she experienced. Using her reporting and voiceover skills, Terry interviews a different guest each week and produces podcast episodes that spread information, connection and hope, normalizing conversations about mental health.

Terry graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin. She is on the Board of Directors of NAMI Wisconsin and the Steering Committee for Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee.

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