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
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW
Chief Clinical Officer & Co-Founder
Head of Corporate Strategy & Co-Founder
Ellen Broxmeyer, LCSW, CPHRM
Chief Compliance Officer
VP of Finance
VP of Legal
VP of Growth
VP of Partnerships
VP of Product
VP of Engineering
VP of Commercial
Ann Matino, MSW, LCSW
Carly Taylor, MA, RYT
Director of Contemplative Programming
Chelsi Clark Ph.D., NCSP, PLPC
Director of BIPOC Programming
Dakota Carter, M.D.
Eli Muhrer, M.D.
Elizabeth Mason, MM, LPMT, MT-BC
Director of Creative Arts Programming
Eryn Patchett, LMFT
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
Megan Lederman, MA, LPC
Director of Clinical Programming
NaKeya Ashe, MSW, LCSW
Sam Adams, LPC, NCC
Shawnna Punteney, MS, LPC
Stephanie Stolzenbach, LCSW
Amber Buchanan, MBA
Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Texas
Andrea Abbott, MHA
Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southeast
Regional Director of Clinical Outreach, Southwest
Regional Director of Outreach, Mid-Atlantic
Laura Sebulsky, MBSR
Regional Director of Outreach, Pacific Northwest
“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.”