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Volunteers

If you have a passion for increasing public awareness of personality disorders, alleviating the impact of personality disorders on families, and preventing the development of personality disorders in children and would like to volunteer with us, please send an email to volunteers@pdan.org

 

Our Volunteers:

Randi Kreger Randi Kreger was instrumental in the formation of the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN) in the 1990s. She has brought the concerns of people who have a family member with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to an international forefront through her best-selling books, informative website, and popular online family support community Welcome to OzStop Walking on Eggshells is her most well-known book. Her others are The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder: New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells, and The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. Randi speaks and gives workshops, presentations, and teleseminars about BPD throughout the United States and in Tokyo.

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Dr. Susan Tomlinson  has worked as a volunteer within social media for over 2 ½ years. Formerly  involved in online crisis support, Susan is pleased to continue her interest in the prevention of suicide through awareness and education. Susan has a PhD from the University of Nottingham, also holds an MS in Health Psychology, a Diploma in Psychology and a BS in Pharmacology. Because she has  a personal  knowledge of depression , she enjoys discussion with the PDAN audience. She hopes our team’s posts encourage, inform, and inspire.

joniceDr. Jonice Webb has a PhD in clinical psychology and has been licensed to practice since 1991. Dr. Webb is the author of the new self-help book Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect. She has been interviewed about the topic of her book on NPR and many other radio shows. She is the Mental Health Editor for Bellaonline.com, the second largest women’s website in the world. Dr. Webb currently has a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where she specializes in the treatment of couples and families. She resides in the Boston area with her husband and two teenage children.
EmotionalNeglect.com – facebook.com/JWebbPhdJonice Webb on YouTube – jwebbphd on Twitter

Demi-Leigh FreemanDemi-Leigh Freeman is a survivor of childhood abuse and a campaigner for mental health in the United Kingdom. She hopes to raise awareness and reduce stigma regarding all mental illnesses, such as BPD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Schizophrenia etc. She has a good knowledge of what depression and anxiety is because of her  personal experiences, and has seen the damaging effects that the lack of knowledge surrounding mental illnesses can do.

feeFelicia Johnson  is a child abuse survivor, writer, speaker, mental health worker, and youth advocate. She loves ice cream, and seeing her little sister, Laura, smile. She is an active youth mentor at Youth Villages Inner Harbour and has been a volunteer with the Personality Disorder Awareness Network (PDAN) since 2013. Johnson’s debut novel called Her is a survivor’s tale of endurance that illustrates the complex illness of Borderline Personality Disorder. Feliciajohnsonauthor.com HerTheBook.com  facebook.com/feliciajohnson

Innocentia MokganyetsiInnocentia Mokganyetsi is 22 years old and lives in South Africa.  Innocentia completed her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg.  She co-founded a mentoring program for high school students called Mentor a Rural Child.  Innocentia’s dream is to be an epidemiologist.  She enjoys working with people and observing behavioral traits so she can learn how to help them better their lives. With her dedication to teens and children, Innocentia’s main focus is on PDAN Teens and Families.

 

Lora Rose

 Lora Morgan is 28 years old and lives in the United Kingdom.  She had a successful career in the Insurance industry before becoming diagnosed with BPD. She is a survivor of childhood abuse. She is now studying for a degree in psychology and is a PDAN volunteer mentor. Lora wants to help break the stigma of personality disorder and mental health in the workplace. Her passions include going to the movies and spending time with friends, her partner and her dog.

 

Aoibhin O'Neill

Aoibhin O’Neill is 17 and lives in Ireland.  Her passion is improving awareness of personality disorders among young people. She is working on a new project for Young Scientist; a program that will enable mental health professionals to make a more accurate diagnosis, helping troubled youths obtain the treatment they need as quickly as possible. Her goal  is to help people who are having a difficult time.

Helen Rainer

Helen Rainer  is 23 years old and has a degree in Health Studies. She has had many mentoring roles; with the most rewarding being a one-on-one youth mentor. She is continuing her love of mentoring with PDAN as a volunteer mentor.  Outside of PDAN, she loves video games, her nephews and her pets. After overcoming personal hurdles with mental illness, she is now pursuing a career in youth and health services. She has a passion for helping people with any form of mental distress.

IMG_0674-2Marina Sbrochi Spriggs is an award winning author of Stop Looking for a Husband: Find the Love of Your Life. Her new book, Nasty Divorce: A Kid’s Eye View, will be out soon. She also writes positive divorce advice for the Huffington Post  Marina helps individuals and families get along after divorce for the sake of the children. She is currently in a Masters Program for Professional Counseling. Marina  has found exercise, meditation and hypnotherapy to be very helpful in dealing with her Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her desire is to help children and parents lead healthier lives, both mentally and physically. She lives in Dallas with the love of her life and three children.

katelynKatelyn Wiltsee lives in Atlanta and has a passion for helping people  better their lives through education, therapy and yoga.  She is currently  training to be a yoga teacher, which she sees as  an alternative path to alleviate the symptoms of mental illness. Katelyn has a young daughter who is the light of her life.  Katelyn has a background in broadcast/digital production management and is currently in the interactive production manager for PDAN.

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