Meet Our Team

Ana Radovic, Project Director

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Educational Background: I have a BA in Biology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and also went to medical school there for my MD. Then I did pediatrics residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. I also have a Masters in Clinical Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

If I had a magic wand, I would…

  • Get rid of all tobacco and drugs forever
  • Make healthcare universal and free for everyone
  • Mandatory 3-day weekends for everyone

Kayla Odenthal, Research Assistant

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Educational Background: I am a current part-time graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. I did my undergraduate work at Carlow University, where I received a BSW, with a concentration in crisis intervention, and another concentration in behavioral health.

If I had a magic wand I would:

  • Appear wherever I needed to be on time so that I would never have to spend time commuting.
  • Make all basic needs affordable to every person.
  • Pay off everyone’s student loans to aid our economy.
  • Make sleep unnecessary.
  • Eliminate addiction.
  • Eliminate abuse of all kinds

Sana Karim, Research Assistant, Website Editor








Educational Background: I recently graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with my masters in Applied Developmental Psychology. I received my B.A. in English with a minor in psychology and writing at Drexel University. 

If I had a magic wand, I would…

  • Make all types of education and the resources needed for it free
  • Give everyone access to basic and livable housing and food
  • Stop climate change

    Tyia Wilson, Postdoctoral Researcher





    Educational Background: I am currently a postdoctoral fellow. I received my Ph.D. and master’s degree in lifespan developmental psychology at West Virginia University. I also received my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Penn State University.

    If I had a magic wand, I would…

    • End racism, inequality, and injustice
    • Ensure that everyone in the world experience happiness/satisfaction with life
    • Develop a cure for all illnesses and diseases

    Sophie Wecht, Medical Student Assistant






  • Educational Background: I received a B.A. in Classical Civilizations from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and I am currently in my second year of medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
    If I had a magic want, I would…
    • Establish universal healthcare for all
    • Make medical school affordable
    • Restart production of FP-100C film

Sara Bucholz, MSW Intern







Educational Background: I’m currently in the University of Pittsburgh’s Masters of Social Work Program, focusing in Direct Practice. I attended Pitt for my undergraduate studies, where I received a B.S. in Psychology and Communication.

If I had a magic wand, I would…

  • Make all healthcare and educational resources available to everyone.
  • Eliminate global hunger and poverty
  • Make it possible to talk to my pets!

Alyssa Davidson, Web Developer


Educational Background: I’m an Information Science major at the University of Pittsburgh with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction and minors in Computer Science and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

If I had a magic wand, I would…

  • Eliminate extreme income inequality and make sure that everyone’s basic needs were met through free healthcare, housing, education, etc.!
  • Stop/Reverse climate change #SaveTheEarth!

Morgann Hendrixson, Volunteer Reseracher







Educational Background: I am a senior undergraduate student at Miami University of Ohio studying biology and neuroscience with a co-major in premedical studies. I hope to attend medical school and become a physician.

If I had a magic wand, I would…
  • Eliminate health disparities that exist
  • Find effective treatments/cure for cancer, dementia, and all mental health disorders
  • Make sure that all puppies have homes!

Neiva Teka, Undergraduate Volunteer Researcher







Educational Background: I am a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. I major in psychology with an interest in clinical psychology, and a minor in chemistry.

If I had a magic wand, I would…

  •  Pass a policy mandating adequate mental health education in all schools
  • Give myself the ability to learn anything by reading it once.
  • Ensure that everyone has basic living necessities


Amy Philips-Haller, Parent Advocate

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Educational & Professional Background: A long-time graduate of California University of Pennsylvania, I hold a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media.

I am a student and narrator of the human experience.   Over the years, I have documented stories for television in Atlanta, as well as produced Everyday Science, a show that aired worldwide on public radio.  Now a reporter, I generate headlines for local publications, including the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette.

Recently, I scripted It Pains Me to Discuss, a novel documenting the difficult journey of a child with a chronic health condition.  I share the draft with physicians, in hopes of expanding patient care conversation to include the parent component.  I also serve on two advisory panels for ongoing research projects at Children’s Hospital.

If I had a magic wand, I would… have purchased it at Ollivanders.   Inside the carved mahogany would reside the feather of a phoenix.  Why?   Every day is an opportunity to rise from the ashes and begin again.

Rachel Whitman, Youth Advocate

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Educational Background:  I have my BA in psychology (minor in anthropology) from the University of Virginia, my M.S.Ed. with a focus on Community Mental Health and Special Education Support from Duquesne University, and I am currently working on my EdD in Educational Leadership with a focus on disability studies at Duquesne University.

If I had a magic wand, I would… 

  • Make our world accessible in every way! Our understanding of “disability” is really just a social construct. We give someone a disability label because this person interacts with our world differently. Our default “normal person” is an able-bodied, neurotypical person – but there is so much beautiful diversity out there! We have to reconstruct our physical world and re-conceptualize our definition of humankind to reflect all types of people and thus respect all experiences, provide everyone equitable access to opportunities, and cultivate truly inclusive communities.
  • Provide all individuals with mental illnesses effective treatments that they can customize based on their needs. Some examples: psychiatric medications with no side effects, free health care, a medical system that really listens and truly honors stakeholder experience, and a cure for eating disorders (a category of mental illness that is so devastating and difficult to treat).
  • Body positivity and feminism for everyone!!!
  • Have a pet sloth who I would wear around the office so we could snuggle each other all day. Top three names: Humphrey, Agnes, or KaleChip