INclude has gathered a team and board with extensive experience in mental health, advocacy, law, policy, technology and best practice services around the world. What binds us together is our outrage at the discrimination and poor treatment faced every day by millions of people trying to access the U.S. mental health system. Our commitment is to work toward a world where everyone who needs it has access to an informed, unbiased navigator to help empower their mental health decision making.
Judith E. Klein
Judith E. Klein is a human rights lawyer who founded and directed the Mental Health Initiative (MHI) at the Open Society Foundations for 25 years, from 1995-2019. Under her leadership, the program worked in 27 countries, moving thousands of people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities out of locked institutions and into the community with support. Community-based housing was one of the most successful programs recognized by the WHO as the best practice alternative for mental health challenges.
Judith has extended her mission to the US, focusing on the rapidly growing mental health challenges post-Covid. She is piloting the Mental health GPS program in Western North Carolina with a diverse team of professionals to address a major gap in the system - the absence of informed navigation to connect people in need to appropriate services.
Before working at the Foundations, Klein litigated on behalf of people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities in the United States. She has a BA in Justice from the American University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami.
Benedict Carey is a journalist who covered mental health for 30 years, mostly at the Los Angeles Times 1999-2004) and the New York Times (2004-2021). His work has won multiple reporting awards, including the Association of Mental Health Journalists feature writing (2011) for the "Lives Restored" series profiling the lives of five people living with severe mental distress.
In 2016, he won the Erik Erikson Award, for an expose of abusive mental health treatment in West Africa. He was a co-winner in 2021 of a Gerald Loeb Award for reporting on the Covid-19 pandemic. He has written two science-based novels for young adults, "Island of the Unknowns" and "Poison Most Vial;" and a non-fiction book about the science of learning, "How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why it Happens."
Strategic Communications Consultant
David Nadiradze is an arts manager and digital marketing specialist with significant experience in campaigning and raising awareness about various topics in different communities. He has worked in mental health, disability rights, arts advocacy, advocacy for blood donation, and digital advocacy in public health.
He is an author and the director of many creative activities internationally such as multimedia exhibitions, creative advocacy campaigns, science and innovations festivals, and national awareness-building campaigns.
Having strong marketing and technology skills, David oversees INclude's digital and strategic communications and product development.
David holds an MFA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University.
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Garrett Greenland is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Recovery Coach and Job Coach, supporting people in their recovery journeys to find their strengths and resilience, and meaning in their lives. For the past four years he has worked with the non-profit Turning Point Foundation in Ventura, California in these roles.
Garrett also works independently as a peer mentor, offering emotional support, sharing knowledge and skills, providing practical assistance, and connecting people with resources and opportunities, all with the aim of helping them achieve long-term recovery.
Garrett is certified in WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plans); Crisis Intervention Teams (community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, people with mental health challenges, their families and other advocates); and Mental Health First Aid (a national program to teach skills to respond to signs of mental health challenges and substance use). He is also trained in HIPPA Awareness and Suicide Prevention. For the past ten years Garrett has been successfully working on his own recovery program, and is passionate about using the wisdom of his lived experience to inspire hope that allows people to live their dreams.