Vice President, Laurel House, Inc. & Editor in Chief, www.rtor.org
Jay Boll, LMSW, is the Vice President of Laurel House, Inc., and Editor in Chief of www.rtor.org, a gateway website that helps families find resources and support for their loved ones with mental health conditions. Jay writes about mental health and mental illness in his blog The Family Side. He also presents at international conferences and is a columnist for esperanza Magazine and guest blogger on www.bphope.com, which publishes the bipolar-themed bp Magazine.
Jay completed more than five years of volunteer service in the US Peace Corps, developing housing, vocational training, and education programs for homeless youth in the Central American nation of Honduras. In the mid-90s, he took a two-year leave from Laurel House to be the Program Manager of the Zimbabwe office of Oak Foundation, a group of philanthropic organizations around the world that addresses issues of global, social and environmental concern. He attended Purchase College and is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Social Work, where he received his M.S.S.W.
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 RtoR’s Clinical Services Manager and lead Resource Specialist. 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.