With industry-representation across technology, sports, entertainment, finance, and healthcare, the Trailblazers Collective is the philanthropic engine behind Project Healthy Minds, fueling our ability to innovate and change a broken system. The members of this group work collaboratively with the world-class Project Healthy Minds team who are driving change in mental health and are invited to exclusive, VIP events and get first access to early insights and industry research for this community of forward-thinking supporters.
of experts to innovatively confront the
mental health crisis, harnessing advanced technology, strategic communications,
and key partnerships for greater impact.
to advocate for investment in innovative
workplace mental health programs, which
leads to better financial performance for
to speak out about the mental health crisis
and their own mental health experiences,
thus breaking the stigma that leads far too
many people to suffer in silence.
by building the world's first free market
place for discovering the right mental
health services for you.
These multi-year commitments enable us to strategically plan ahead, making our programs scalable and financially sustainable while giving us the agility we need to continually refine our efforts to create novel, high-impact solutions to the mental health crisis.Get Involved
Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar are the Founding Co-Chairs of Project Healthy Minds' Trailblazers Collective. Chris is the Founder & CEO of Tercera, an investment firm, and the Co-Founder & former CEO of Appirio (acquired by Wipro for $500M in 2016). Lori has had a long career in tech, working in senior roles at Salesforce, IMPAQT, and Ariba, and is deeply committed to social causes. Together, they co-founded Sip Tequila, introducing an array of hand-curated, super-premium tequilas to the U.S. market.
The Irsay family, owners of the Indianapolis Colts, are prominent figures in both the NFL and Indianapolis community. Since their acquisition of the team in 1972 and its relocation to Indianapolis, they have been central to the Colts' identity and success. Beyond football, the Irsays are recognized for their philanthropic efforts in health, education, and the arts, leaving a significant mark on the local and national community.
Sheri Sobrato’s life’s mission is to support and empower children and teens facing health challenges. The eldest daughter of John and Sue Sobrato, she is the developer of a teen wellness and self-expression app, Shadow’s Edge, and co-author of “Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges”. Sheri is a donor and impact investor to support innovation in pediatric healthcare, sustainability, and impact media. She holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University.
"Our daughter at the young age of 10, was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder, OCD, and depression, and then our son at the age of 15, who was diagnosed with social anxiety and depression. We recognized a few years ago, when reviewing our charitable giving of both our time and resources, there was a major category and cause that was missing. We've searched for what we believe is a long-term, creative, and technology-driven solution & partnership supported by an entrepreneur and leader we could get behind. We were so excited to bring this idea of a "family giving circle" to Phil – and to be the first family in on it – because we believe giving to the foundation with a 3-5 year commitment for the build of the organization is what will set it up for success."
Chris Barbin and Lori Csaszar
"Our family has a history of mental health challenges and has experienced first-hand the urge to hide these issues for fear of judgment and criticism. In sharing our vulnerabilities, we hope to inspire others suffering in silence to ask for help and know they are not alone. This stigma is a matter of life and death, and that's why our family is committed to bringing this issue out of the shadows and helping normalize the conversation."
The Irsay Family
Owners of the Indianapolis Colts
"This cause became personal after I struggled with my own malignant brain tumor as a young adult. I've made it my life's mission to help young people work through complex emotions when their lives are interrupted by challenges. As a philanthropic donor, it has become clear that those with the resources and interest in youth mental wellness need to unite to support initiatives like Project Healthy Minds. I look forward to collaborating to increase the impact of this vital cause."
Trustee of the Sobrato Family Foundation & Founder of Resonance Philanthropies
"My daughter, Leyla Sandler, has dedicated her life's work to the mental health field and is a steadfast advocate for and supporter of the vulnerable and voiceless, specifically child abuse survivors. Her love for her work and the thousands she serves has inspired me and has propelled my desire to act. Transforming infrastructure to meet the growing needs of our society's mental health crisis requires innovative platforms, better pathways, and equitable access. I support Project Healthy Minds because their efforts will decrease the barriers to mental health services and increase the well-being, fulfillment, and quality of life of those in need."
Curated programming tailored to Trailblazers Collective members, including intimate salon dinners, group field visits, and a VIP private dinner the night before our World Mental Health Day Festival.
Early access to and exclusive VIP treatment at Project Healthy Minds events, such as our World Mental Health Day Festival, annual Gala, and more.
Receive early access to proprietary mental health research and insights on the forefront of the mental health movement.
Special acknowledgement in donor materials, including prominent features on our website and Annual Report.
Access to world-class researchers
and industry thought leaders from the
Project Healthy Minds community,
and regular updates from our Founder
and CEO Phil Schermer.
Have the chance to take on leadership roles for Project Healthy Minds strategic initiatives, advisory groups, special events, and more.
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