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Our Team

Charlie Health Shield

We’re directly addressing the needs of young people in crisis

Our team is composed of passionate, forward-thinking mental health experts who are committed to delivering high-quality, accessible care to teens, young adults, and families.

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Carter Barnhart

CEO and Co-Founder


After struggling with mental health challenges for years following a sexual assault as a young teenager, Carter Barnhart knew she needed help. With the love and support of her family, she was admitted to Newport Academy, a teen residential treatment program, to help her heal from the aftermath of trauma. The personal, attentive, and top-notch care that Carter received while at Newport inspired her to want to provide the same service to others. Two years after her discharge, Carter joined Newport’s team as one of its earlier employees and worked her way into the C-suite, growing Newport and learning along the way how important personalized care is in the journey toward healing.

Carter founded Charlie Health to ensure that young people and families everywhere can experience high-quality, evidence-based mental health treatment. The youth mental health crisis is urgent, and Charlie Health is leading the battle against it, reminding young people and families everywhere that healing is possible.

Co-Founders

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Carter Barnhart

CEO & Co-Founder

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Dr. Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder

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Justin Weiss

Head of Corporate Strategy & Co-Founder

Clinical Leadership

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Ann Matino, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

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Carly Taylor, MA, RYT

Director of Integrative Group Quality

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Chelsi Clark Ph.D., NCSP, LPC

Director of BIPOC Group Quality & DEI Initiatives

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Eli Muhrer, M.D.

Medical Director

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Elizabeth Mason, MM, LPMT, MT-BC

Director of Integrative Group Quality

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Eryn Patchett, LMFT

Clinical Director

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Holli Fiscus-Connon

Director of SUD Group Quality

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Kera Passante, MS, LPC, CCAT

Director of Integrative Group Quality

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Kira Torre MS, LMFT

Director of Family Programming

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Maggie Vitello, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

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Megan Lederman, MA, LPC

Director of Clinical Programming

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NaKeya Ashe, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

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Sam Adams, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director

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Shawnna Punteney, MS, LPC

Clinical Director

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Stephanie Stolzenbach, LCSW

Clinical Director

Admissions & Outreach Leadership

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Alexandria Reyes

Senior Director, Business Operations

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Alicia O’Neill

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southern California

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Allison Walsh

VP of Clinical Outreach

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Allyson Bergman

Senior Director of Admissions

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Amanda Titman-Mitchell

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Midwest

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Amber Buchanan, MBA

Senior Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, West

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Andrea Abbott, MHA

Senior Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southeast

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Andrew Swartz

Senior Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southwest

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Art Estrada

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southwest

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Blair Balsamo

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Texas

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Chelsey Whilding

Regional Territory Manager, Mountain

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Emily Knight

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Pacific Northwest

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Grace Recchia

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Heartland

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Jessie Comfort

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Mountain

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Laura Sebulsky, MBSR

Head of Engagement

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Lindsey Fore

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, North Florida

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Liz Barton

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Smoky Mountains

Clinical Advisory Board

Dr. Bruce Perry

Dr. Perry is the Principal of the Neurosequential Network and a Professor (Adjunct) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago and the School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.

Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician, and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions. His work on the impact of abuse, neglect, and trauma on the developing brain has impacted clinical practice, programs, and policy across the world. Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of “The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog,” a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and “Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered.” Dr. Perry’s most recent book, “What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing” (2021), co-authored with Oprah Winfrey, is a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

Dr. Perry was on the faculty of the Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago School of Medicine from 1988 to 1991. From 1992 to 2001, Dr. Perry served as the Trammell Research Professor of Child Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During this time, Dr. Perry also was Chief of Psychiatry for Texas Children’s Hospital and Vice-Chairman for Research within the Department of Psychiatry. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Perry served as the Medical Director for Provincial Programs in Children’s Mental Health for the Alberta Mental Health Board. He continues to consult with the government of Alberta on children’s issues and serves as a founding member of the Premier’s Council of Alberta’s Promise.

Dr. Sandra L. Bloom

Dr. Sandra L. Bloom is a Temple University School of Medicine graduate and currently Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy at the Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University. For the past 30 years, Dr. Bloom is a pioneer in the field of traumatic stress studies. She previously served as the President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Dr. Bloom originated and has written three books about the Sanctuary Model, and in 2020, introduced a new online organizational approach called Creating Presence.

Dr. Bloom currently chairs The Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP), whose goal is to advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels that incorporate up-to-date scientific findings on the relationship between trauma across the lifespan and many social and health problems. CTIPP was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 2019 from the American Psychiatric Association.

Patty Inacker, DSW, MBA, LCSW

Patty Inacker is a Behavioral Health Service Line Administrator at Pennsylvania Hospital within the University of Pennsylvania Health System.  

Inacker is a collaborative, trauma-informed, organized, results-oriented professional with more than 30+ years of demonstrated commitment and success in non-profit operational and program management, strategic partnership building, collaborative talent management, and crisis intervention.

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Dr. Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder

“Expanding access to high-quality mental health services for young people is not a choice. We are relentlessly tackling systemic barriers to mental healthcare and working tirelessly to provide equitable, sustainable solutions.”