Meet Our Team

Backline’s team is made up of mental health practitioners with experience in the music industry — and have made sure that our foundation is both clinically strong and ethically appropriate. The rest of our team comes from the music industry itself. Our approach is based in experiences and a desire to build a sound clinical outlet for a community that so critically needs these services.


Hilary Gleason, Co-Founder / Executive Director

Kendall Corso, Co-Founder / Chief Operations Officer

Maddy Friedman, Systems Associate

Robert Polay, Business Manager


Zack Borer, LMFT, Co-Founder / Clinical Director

Hallie Lincoln, LSW, Co-Founder / Head of Case Management


Dr. Chayim Newman, PHD

Dr. Stacy Cohen, MD

Dr. Charlie Kautz, The Musician’s Physician

Eric Lamasters

Mimi Page

Peter Shapiro, Dayglo Ventures


Christopher Campbell – Entertainment, Media, & App ConsultantEntertainment, Media & App Consultant

David Niedbalski, Live Nation

Jennifer Glickman, Cannacraft, Co-Founder

Justin Levy, Conscious Alliance

Joshua Knight, Paradigm Agency, Co-Founder

Matthew Wilson, Arnall, Golden, Gregory LLP, Co-Founder

Scott Orvold, Zero Mile / AEG Presents

Stephen Grybowsky, Dayglo Ventures, Co-Founder