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.

 
OPERATIONS

Hilary Gleason, Co-Founder / Executive Director

Jessica Beckhart, Operations Coordinator

Kayla Frimer, Program Coordinator

Terra Lopez, Community Manager & Artist Partnerships

Maddy Friedman, Program & Operations Associate

 

 

CLINICAL

Ari Jacobson LCPC, NCC, Clinical Director 

Hallie Lincoln, LCSW, MFT, Co-Founder / Director of Case Management

Brad Cole, LPCC, Case Manager

Pooja Raj, MSW, Clinical Outreach Representative 

 

 

ADVISORS

Dr. Charlie Kautz, The Musician’s Physician

Dr. Stacy Cohen, MD

Peter Shapiro, Dayglo Ventures

 

 
CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

Christine Willis-Martinez, LPC

Claudia Mussen, LCSW

Dr. Dorian Lamis, PhD, ABPP

Kate Noveau, LICSW

Rich Williams, PSY.D

Shira E. Saville, PSY.D

 

 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Caitlin Stone, Activist Artists Management 

Christopher Campbell – Entertainment, Media, & App Consultant

David Niedbalski, DNied Productions

Jason Weinstock, Red Light Management

Jennifer Glickman, Co-Founder

Jerry Wonda,  The Fugees

Justin Levy, Conscious Alliance

Joshua Knight, Wasserman Music, Co-Founder

Matt Runner, Wasserman Music

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

Shira E. Saville, PSY.D, Clinical Psychologist

Stephen Grybowski, Dayglo Presents, Co-Founder

 

 
 
PRESS

Leigh Greaney, Big Hassle, leigh@bighassle.com 

 

 

WELLNESS ADVISORS

Dr. Charlie Cox

Eric Lemasters

Rynda Laurel, The Creative Catalyst Co

Zack Borer, LMFT, Co-Founder / Clinical Advisor