Vice President, Laurel House, Inc. & Editor in Chief, www.rtor.org
Jay Boll, LMSW, is Vice President of Laurel House, Inc., and Editor in Chief of www.rtor.org, a free online service that helps people with mental health concerns connect with expert treatment and services. Jay writes about mental health treatment and recovery in his blog, The Family Side. He is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work and completed more than five years of volunteer service in the US Peace Corps, developing housing, vocational training, and education programs for homeless youth in Honduras. Jay has worked at Laurel House since 1988, with a two-year hiatus from 1994-1996 when he was Program Manager of the Zimbabwe office of the Oak Foundation, a family-led philanthropic organization that supports others to make the world a safer, fairer, and more sustainable place to live.
Jay invites you to connect with him on Twitter @JayWBoll.
Danielle Leblanc, MSW, is a Resource Specialist at www.rtor.org. Danielle received her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. Danielle has worked closely with children, adolescent, and young adults in variety of different settings such as in an outpatient clinic, residential facility, and school setting. Within her experience in the field, she has provided emotional support and guidance to individuals and their families impacted by mental health. Danielle has a passion to help improve the lives and circumstances of individuals and families by connecting them with the necessary resources within their communities.
Denise Vestuti, LCSW, and is Laurel House’s Clinical Director and lead Resource Specialist for www.rtor.org. Denise received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University. With over 14 years of experience, Denise has worked in a variety of clinical and community-based settings, including working as a Clinical Social Worker and Program Coordinator for young adults and their families for the Mental Health Association of Westchester. At WESTMED Medical Group in Yonkers, NY, Denise worked as a Clinical Social Worker, providing therapy to adults as part of an integrative healthcare practice. Denise saw a need for family involvement in her experiences working in mental health and enjoys helping families in her role as a Resource Specialist. She feels families can be a positive influence in their loved ones’ mental health care and is passionate about family psychoeducation, support, and mental health resources.