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ROBIN JOHNSON

PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER
After more than 20 years of military service, Lieutenant Colonel Robin Johnson, USA, Ret., discovered her new mission in improving people, organizations, and communities with humor.
  • Certified Humor Professional (Association for the Applied & Therapeutic Humor)
  • TEDx Speaker
  • HEAL*ARIOUS programs facilitator
  • Nationally touring stand-up comedian
  • Voted Best Charleston Comic 2022
  • CEO, Best Medicine Brigade
  • Executive Producer

Jeffrey A. McNeil, Ph.D.

COL Jeff McNeil is the Chief Operational Psychologist for the US Army Talent Management Task Force. Jeff served in Army and Joint Special Operations from 2001-2022, including the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He also served 5 years in a US Army Special Mission Unit and three years the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Previous to special operations assignments, COL McNeil served as the 82D Airborne Division Psychologist at Fort Bragg, and completed his internship at Dwight Eisenhower Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
 
COL McNeil has conducted, validated, and assisted with the development of numerous assessment and selection courses over the last two decades. He is the former Army Operational Psychology Consultant to Surgeon General. COL McNeil helped design the Operational Psychology in Personnel Selection Course for USASOC. As the Director of Psychological Applications at USASOC, he served on the Health, Performance and Wellness council for the Commanding General. COL McNeil is a certified SERE Psychologist by the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency and has conducted several real world and training reintegration missions. He is Aeromedical Psychologist qualified and has served as a non-rated crewmember with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. COL McNeil has deployed in support of combat operations across CENTCOM.
 
COL McNeil earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University, his M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Navy War College, and his B.A. in Political Science from Michigan State University. He currently serves as a faculty member for the US Army Consulting Psychology Fellowship and an instructor for the USASOC Operational Psychology in Personnel Selection course and the USASOC Introduction to Operational Psychology Course.

Doug Chadwick

Clinical Consultant

Doug Chadwick serves as the Director of Mental Skills Development for
the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club. He designs the curriculum,
facilitates mental skills education, and teaches the Rockies Major League
and Minor League players and staff about the cognitive and emotional
skills necessary for optimal performance under pressure. Chadwick’s
responsibilities cover hundreds of professional athletes and include six
professional teams in the United States and two in Latin America. He is
also the current President of the Professional Baseball Performance
Psychology Group for Major League Baseball.

Chadwick earned his BS in management and systems engineering from
the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he was also a
multi-year letterman and starter on a nationally ranked Army football
team. He served as an Army Officer for over 20 years before retiring as a
faculty member at West Point. While in service, Chadwick was awarded
two Bronze Stars and the Valourous Unit Award during two combat tours
in Iraq. He also earned his MA in applied economics from the University
of Oklahoma as well as an MSc degree in kinesiology and sport
psychology from Cal State Fullerton, where he was named the
department’s Outstanding Graduate Student. He spent several years on
active duty at West Point’s Center for Enhanced Performance, where he
helped to develop an Army-wide program to improve mental skills and
soldier performance in combat. After completing his PhD at the
University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, Doug finished his
career at West Point as the Director of the Center for Enhanced
Performance, a comprehensive student services center, and retired as an
assistant professor.

Chadwick has worked with a spectrum of elite athletic performers from
college, Olympic, and professional sports, in addition to his efforts with
the military and other high-pressure professions. He also maintains a
passion for education and service. Doug regularly lectures on topics
focused on athletics in America and performance psychology. His
research interests are focused on college student and adult learning,
human development, the psychology of elite performance, and military
veteran services.

Prof. Frank Chindamo

Advisor
Frank began his media career in comedy writing and production at SNL, and as an assistant on Ghostbusters. He’s won 30+ awards for writing/producing comedy videos for HBO, Showtime, CBS, PBS, Comedy Central and more. He launched the world’s first mobile comedy channel, featured on the front pages of Forbes, the LA Times, and in the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times. Former Adjunct Professor in Web Video at USC, UCLA and Chapman University. Certified Humor Professional through the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

Board of Directors

Norman Becker, MSG, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Theodore Gerstle, MD, U.S. Army Veteran

Danielle Head, LTC, U.S. Army (Retired)

Vanessa Smallsbryant, Chief Msgt, U.S. Air Force (Retired), Ph.D

Frank Chindamo, Professor
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