Staff


Trish Larsen
Executive Director

Trish Larsen has close to 15 years of experience as a Non-Profit Director. Prior to joining Minding Your Mind in 2012 she served as the Director of Contact Greater Philadelphia the agency responsible for answering the National Suicide Lifeline in the Greater Philadelphia area from 2006-2012. Her responsibilities included program development and agency oversight. During her tenure she also served as director, trainer, and educational facilitator. In addition to crisis intervention training Ms. Larsen holds certificates in QPR Suicide Intervention Gatekeeper Training, a certification from CONTACT as an Adolescent Suicide Prevention Trainer, as well as certificates in Cognitive Therapy for Depression and Anxiety from the Beck Institute. She has advanced training in non-profit fund and organizational development, strategic marketing, community resource expansion, as well as volunteer and program management. She is a participating member of multiple countywide task force committees and community collaborative groups. Contact Trish at trish@mindingyourmind.org


Sheila Gillin, LCSW
Clinical Director

Sheila is a licensed social worker and a certified child and adolescent psychotherapist with over fifteen years of experience in the mental health field.  In addition to her work with Minding Your Mind, she has a clinical counseling practice where she provides individual, family and group counseling to a broad range of clients including adults, adolescents and children.  She also serves as the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for Graduate and Undergraduate degrees at Bryn Mawr College. Contact Sheila at sheila@mindingyourmind.org


Maura Wheeler
Director of Development

Maura Wheeler has over 20 years of development and communications experience. Throughout her career, Maura has worked with not-for-profit organizations in education, health care, and the arts, as well the education foundation of a national trade association. She was the director of communications for an international buying group and acts as a private consultant in the areas of marketing, communications, media, and fundraising for clients in the for-profit and non-profit sectors of a variety of industries. Contact Maura at maura@mindingyourmind.org


Jan Latorre-Stiller
Massachusetts Regional Director

After spending several years in business and marketing, Jan began her nonprofit career working as chapter director for Living is for the Elderly, an advocacy organization for long-term care residents in Massachusetts. During her time there, Jan created and executed two new programs, an Adopt-a-Grandparent program that brought together long-term care residents and young elementary school students in meaningful and engaging activities, and the Peer Support Program where trained residents provided a unique peer-level support to new and struggling residents.

Jan eventually moved on to serve as Director of the SOAR 55 program headquartered in Newton, MA, and part of RSVP, a national service organization that helps strengthen local communities through the volunteer service of adults age 55 and over.  During her long tenure there, SOAR 55 was awarded multiple Programs of National Significance grants. Through these grants, Jan was able to initiate several highly lauded volunteer programs, including one which partnered volunteer tutors with students throughout 12 schools in the region. Jan has been described by others as a “builder” and “innovator” and is excited to bring Minding Your Mind programs to Massachusetts. Contact Jan at jan@mindingyourmind.org


Karen Albert
Massachusetts Community Education and Outreach Manager

Karen Albert brings over 20 years of relationship building, community outreach, partnership development and volunteer recruitment experience to Minding Your Mind. She has gained her expertise through her roles as an early childhood special education teacher Child Life Specialist at the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, director of volunteer admission programs and associate director of alumnae Relations at Pine Manor College, and Director of Marketing for Saks Fifth Avenue’s “Key to the Cure”, benefitting cancer research at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. From 2008 through 2016, Karen was the volunteer outreach manager at SOAR 55, a retired and senior volunteer program. In this role, she developed an extensive recruitment and community outreach program to promote the organization while attracting skilled and experienced individuals who wanted to share their experiences at nonprofit and public organizations.

Karen is on the advisory board for Green Newton, an environmental organization and volunteers as a mentor for Jewish Venture Mentoring Service, a nonprofit providing mentoring service to Boston area entrepreneurs. Contact Karen at karen@mindingyourmind.org


Melissa Ann Rice
Director of School Engagement and Community Affairs

Melissa Ann Hopely is a well-accomplished international motivational speaker and mental health and anti-bullying advocate. She is a 2009 honors graduate of Immaculata University and speaks with Minding Your Minds’ speaking program about mental health specifically Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anti-bullying, positive coping and peer support and is on the board of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She mentors a student run peer-to-peer support group called CogWell at the University Of Pennsylvania and has been recognized for her advocacy work with numerous awards including the honorable mention Jerry Greenspan Student Voice of Mental Health Award given by the Jed Foundation of America at a gala in June 2009 in New York City. Contact Melissa at melissa@mindingyourmind.org

Carl Antisell
Director of Marketing and Information Systems

Carl Antisell has taken his experience in business and marketing and now applies it to advocacy and education at a grassroots level, always with a focus on empowering youth to make change. He is one of the founders of the Haven in University City, a collegiate community focused on providing support for college students in recovery from substance use disorder. Carl also started the Philadelphia chapter of Young People in Recovery, a volunteer advocacy organization committed to reducing stigma and educating the community about the mental health aspect of addiction. Carl is one of the facilitators for the Lower Merion Youth Coalition and has been recognized as a community partner by Need In Deed for his work with them in inner city schools.  Contact Carl at carl@mindingyourmind.org


Ali Warren Rothrock
Director of School Programs

Ali Warren Rothrock’s passion for helping people started when she became a firefighter in 2005. Since then she has enjoyed more than eleven years in the emergency services, both as a firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician. Ali earned her Associate’s Degree in Fire Science in 2010 and published her memoir, Where Hope Lives, later that year. In 2012 she began traveling around the country to share her story. She became a domestic violence and sexual assault counselor in 2015 and currently works on the hotline for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center based in State College, PA. Ali speaks about bullying, sexual assault, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, encouraging students to use be aware of their mental health and how to self-advocate and use positive coping mechanisms. In the field of suicide prevention, she is a certified QPR suicide prevention instructor. Contact Ali at ali@mindingyourmind.org