Board of Directors

Dr. Tamir Aldad

Mindful Care

Dr. Robert Heller

Interaction Dynamics

Chief Psychologist

Dr. Robert Heller is the President and Chief Psychologist of Interaction Dynamics, responsible for practice development, overseeing consulting assignments, network development for strategic alliances and supervision of assessment staff.

Stella Kalfas

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC)

President & CEO

Stella Kalfas, MHAGC Executive Board Member, was appointed as President and CEO in October, 2009. Stella is an advocate for individuals and families coping with mental illness.

Lauren Kovar

Thomson Reuters

Senior Director, Professional Services

Lauren Kovar is a CPA, CGMA and CITP and an expert in business operations, transformation, technology strategy and finance improvement. Lauren leads the Corporates Professional Services Operations Center of Excellence at Thomson Reuters, a $110M business that provides Tax, Legal and Risk technology services to Corporations. Lauren also advises Fortune 500 companies on leading practices for tax operations and technology. 

Dr. Jesse Maggitt

US Department of Education and Department of Defense

Presidential Management Fellow & Performance Management Analyst

Dr. Jesse Maggitt is an operations improvement expert, executive, business professor and military officer and is a global leader in operations analysis, change management processes and best practice replication (in industries such as asset banking, manufacturing, education and military).

Maria Martinez


Maria Martinez is a retired education professional. Her career spanned several decades in educational roles at AT&T and other organizations. She is instrumental in getting the MHAGC materials translated to Spanish and serves as an interpreter in several of the webinars provided for parents and for corporations.

Bob Oros

Hightower Advisors

Alonso Ramos


VISCOFAN USA Operations, Chief Financial Officer

Alonso has navigated numerous environments to transform and redirect financial procedure and performance towards contributing to the bottom line.  His expertise includes conceiving, implementing and nurturing innovative strategies to revive structure and motivation of financial departments ensuring their ability to achieve their business objectives; profit growth, cost reduction and sustainable development.

Devendra Rao

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Devendra Rao is the Executive Director of the Information Technology area at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association focused on Corporate IT Strategy specifically Cloud Services.

Dr. Angela Tagaris

Concordia University

Professor of Education

Dr. Tagaris facilitates education classes for undergrad students, educational technology to graduate students and doctoral teacher leadership classes for PHD students.  In addition, she supervises student teachers and assists PH.D students with their dissertations. 

Steven Weinberg

Accuity, Inc.


In the past, Director Steve Weinberg managed the sales initiatives at Accuity, a technology company that specializes in providing anti-money laundering and electronic payment solutions to financial institutions and corporations. Steve has over twenty-five years of leadership experience in the high-technology solutions business.

Steve Wolff

CFO Partner

Steve has spent more than 25 years as a CFO, adviser and multi-lingual (Russian and Spanish) executive. Industries include the healthcare, SaaS, construction, professional services, manufacturing, financial services and human services.  

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