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Our Team

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

Our team is comprised 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 Founder
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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.

But Carter also recognized the critical failures within the broader landscape of mental healthcare: lack of access to full continuum of care services, exorbitant costs, months-long waitlists, and boilerplate treatment options that lacked tailoring based on individual needs. Carter has had the privilege of being a part of over 10,000 patient success stories, but she knew that too many remained without access to the care they deserved.

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.

We’re rebuilding mental healthcare from the ground up and need the best minds to do it

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Founding Members

Carter Barnhart

CEO & Co-Founder

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder

Justin Weiss

Head of Corporate Strategy & Co-Founder

Leadership Team

Ellen Broxmeyer, LCSW, CPHRM

Chief Compliance Officer

Ed Cao

VP of Finance

Eugene Karlik

VP of Legal

Jeffrey Allen

VP of Growth

Kristin Stadler

VP of Partnerships

Maggie Crowley

VP of Product

Sam Reider

VP of Engineering

Tom Austin

VP of Commercial

Clinical Leadership

Ann Matino, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Carly Taylor, MA, RYT

Director of Contemplative Programming

Chelsi Clark Ph.D., NCSP, PLPC

Director of BIPOC Programming

Dakota Carter, M.D.

Medical Director

Eli Muhrer, M.D.

Medical Director

Elizabeth Mason, MM, LPMT, MT-BC

Director of Creative Arts Programming

Eryn Patchett, LMFT

Clinical Director

Kate Gliske Ph.D.

Director of Research & Clinical Outcomes

Kera Passante, MS, LPC, CCAT

Director of Experiential Programming

Kira Torre MS, LMFT

Director of Family Programming

Ley David Elliette Cray, Ph.D.

Director of LGBTQIA+ Programming

Maggie Vitello, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Megan Lederman, MA, LPC

Director of Clinical Programming

NaKeya Ashe, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Sam Adams, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Shawnna Punteney, MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Stephanie Stolzenbach, LCSW

Clinical Director

Admissions

Allyson Bergman

Admissions Director

Outreach

Amber Buchanan, MBA

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Texas

Andrea Abbott, MHA

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southeast

Andrew Swartz

Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southwest

Elizabeth McLister

Regional Director of Outreach, Mid-Atlantic

Laura Sebulsky, MBSR

Regional Director of Outreach, Pacific Northwest

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder
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“Expanding access to high-quality mental health services for young people is not a choice. We must relentlessly tackle systemic barriers to mental healthcare and work tirelessly to provide equitable, sustainable solutions.”

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