Episode: The Jed Foundation
Air Date: July 3, 2014
Did you know that over half of all college students report feeling anxious and lonely? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll talk about how The Jed Foundation is helping young people navigate tough times.
The Jed Foundation is the nation’s leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. We’ll talk with Executive Director John MacPhee about the unique programs The Jed Foundation offers college students and their parents, including Love is Louder and Half of Us.
Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!
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Executive Director, The Jed Foundation
John MacPhee brings 20 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to The Jed Foundation. Prior to The Jed Foundation, he served as president of Strativa Pharmaceuticals, where he oversaw commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management and business development. Previously, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of treatments for depression, anxiety and Alzheimer's disease. Well versed in the challenges faced by college students, John serves as a board member for Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to disadvantaged urban youth to help them get into college and graduate. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.