Judy Smythe

Executive Director

With an impressive track record of leadership in the healthcare industry, Judy brings a wealth of expertise and genuine passion for our cause. Her extensive executive experience spans across leading organizations and early-stage companies, with expertise in areas such as population health management and clinical trials. Judy’s previous roles include CEO at Aural Analytics, CEO and COO of Science 37, President and COO of WebMD Health Services and General Manager/Senior VP of McKesson Care Management. Currently, she also serves as the board chair of Mathematica, Inc. and Ignite QMS.

We have complete confidence in Judy’s ability to lead AIM and drive the expansion of our community programs, as well as advance the implementation of our research to enhance access to evidence-based treatments for youth facing mental health challenges. As we progress, we remain steadfast in our commitment to AIM’s mission and the youth we support.

Sydney Stilwell

Co-Founder/ Director of Marketing

During her junior year in high school, Sydney co-founded AIM Youth Mental Health alongside her mother, driven by a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of young people facing mental health challenges. Her first mission—to bring together over 300 supporters for AIM’s inaugural AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally. This event served as a powerful catalyst, raising awareness about mental health issues among the youth and sparking a sense of collective action. Sydney graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration, where she focused on marketing and entrepreneurship, refining her skills and gaining valuable insights into effectively promoting and elevating brands.

Currently residing in Venice, Los Angeles, Sydney launched AIM’s Los Angeles Speaker Series in 2022 with the AIM Youth Advisory Board, aiming to blend scientific knowledge with real-life experiences to advance the mental health movement and drive meaningful change in the lives of young individuals. Passionate about fostering deep friendships, purposeful partnerships, and social impact, Sydney is deeply committed to leaving a lasting impression in the field of youth mental health.

Outside of work, she enjoys tennis, skiing, hiking, photography, and traveling.

Lisa Dulyea, MCG

Development Director

Lisa Dulyea is an accomplished and forward-thinking nonprofit leader who has a proven track record in fund development, communications, marketing, and external relations. Lisa’s passion for social justice, education, and equity has been the driving force behind her career, marked by a dedicated focus on uplifting vulnerable communities and breaking stigmas that surround those facing barriers. She believes that every individual, regardless of their circumstance, deserves the chance to not only survive but to truly thrive.

Prior to joining AIM Youth Mental Health, Lisa served as Philanthropy Director for Community Action Partnership Orange County (CAP OC), Director of Development at Chrysalis, and as Communications Manager with Inner City Law Center. While with Inner City Law Center, Lisa co-founded the Pet Resource Center on Skid Row, a public-private partnership designed  to help people and pets who are experiencing homelessness stay healthy, safe, and housed. In 2023, Lisa appointed to the Anaheim Housing and Community Development Commission by Mayor Ashleigh Aitken. In addition, Lisa is Co-lead for the Orange County Nonprofit Collaborative, and serves on the Advisory Council of EXP. As an active member of the community, she is often called on to speak on the topics of nonprofit development, leadership and Board governance.

Lisa earned her Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University and holds Master of Business Communication Management from USC. A fourth-generation Californian, Lisa is originally from Pasadena, CA and now lives in Anaheim Hills with her two rescued greyhounds, Hannah and Mason. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hiking, horror movies, and word puzzles.

Olivia Schultheis, MPA

Program Director, Youth Mental Health First Aid

Olivia has experience working in many different non-profit organizations. She’s motivated to work for a mission she believes in. In 2015, Olivia received her B.A. in Environmental Studies with a minor in Education from CU Boulder. Her love for the outdoors led her to Jackson, Wyoming where she immersed herself in the non-profit and public sector.

Her experience working with at-risk youth in a group-home setting spurred her passion for mental health as well as reducing the stigma surrounding it. Since working in the group home she has been a vocational rehabilitation coach for people with physical and mental disabilities. She has experience working with children on the autism spectrum using ABA therapy, and was the Operations Manager for an organization that supported people affected by sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. Since 2018, Olivia has been a volunteer Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line, an international crisis support hotline. She has helped over 300 people experiencing a crisis go from a hot moment to a cool calm via text. In 2021, she received her Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Global Management and Leadership from Portland State University.

She is a life-long advocate for the health of her community and the environment around her. Olivia finds her happiest and most grounding moments out in nature. She loves to garden, tend to her chickens, mountain bike and float the rivers.

Denise Ireland

Grants Manager

Over the past decade, Denise has raised $25 million in grant funding for California-based nonprofits. Her expertise lies in crafting compelling grant proposals and reports, which consistently garner support for critically important programs.

Mental health holds a special place in Denise’s heart, as she believes that everyone deserves access to the resources and support needed to prevent or treat mental illness. She is inspired every day by AIM’s work to solve the youth mental health crisis.

Denise lives in San Francisco, California, where she is often found in local parks, art galleries, or taking a walk with friends. She loves music, books, kindness, and empathy.

Pamela Clemens, MA

Regional Director | Northern California

An award-winning educator with more than twenty-five years of experience teaching and mentoring teenagers at private and public schools throughout California, Pamela is a passionate advocate for youth mental health. Pamela has been a language teacher (German, French, Latin) and ELL instructor, and served as the Director of Service Learning and International Dean at a leading college preparatory high school. She has hosted international students from countries including Australia, China, Germany, Russia, and Turkey and acted as a cross-cultural ambassador through her own studies abroad, international service and travel.

In these roles Pamela has developed deep relationships, inspired and coordinated individual, small group, and school-wide service learning projects reaching local communities and countries around the world, with a focus on instilling values such as respect, equality, inclusion, peace, and social justice. Pamela excels at teaching youth how to brainstorm, organize, and implement projects to have impact, then to reflect upon and share their learning and experiences with others. She is proud of the numerous teens she has mentored who have completed service projects that have won Presidential Volunteer Service Awards and California Outstanding Youth Philanthropy Awards. Having been active in supporting youth mental health for years, Pamela recently became a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor.

Pamela holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters degree in Education from Stanford University and has completed advanced language study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California and the Freie Universtät Berlin in Germany. A native of Carmel, Pamela currently lives in Tiburon, California with her partner, Mark, and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Isabelle.

Erin Langs

Regional Director | Southern California

Erin passionate about youth mental health, having taught K-12 students and raising her own 2 young adult sons. After 26 years in Northern California, she decided to return to San Diego where she holds a degree from UCSD, her studies focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. After seeing the severe impact the pandemic had on students, Erin realized the crisis we had on our hands with youth mental health and she had to get involved and assist in this effort. In addition to her work with AIM, she negotiates contracts in the hotel / hospitality industry for corporate groups.  Erin plays competitive tennis, loves hiking, riding her beach cruiser all over North County San Diego and typically having her trusty co-pilot “April the one eared corgi” with her for adventures! Erin and her husband also enjoy live music and playing pickleball together!

Connie Cumming

Administrative Coordinator

A Monterey County resident for 45 plus years, Connie brings her administrative experience and passion for empowering youth to our Carmel office.  While raising her son and daughter, she volunteered her time to the local Boy Scouts Troop, 4-H Club, Girls Inc., and the Monterey County Dance Foundation.  She was also an art docent in the South County school district for K-8th grades.  Connie received a B.S. in business at U.C. Davis and is certified in Creative Journaling and Expressive Arts aiding with emotional literacy for health and well-being. She is excited to join our AIM Team and bring her skills and energy back to focus on youth and the mental health challenges they face.  She currently resides in Carmel Valley and enjoys hiking, biking, and dancing.

Kimberly Moir, MA

AIM Ideas Lab Facilitator

Kimberly Moir is an educator whose passions include culturally and linguistically responsive teaching, social-emotional learning, supporting school leaders, teachers and substitutes, and research and programs on mindfulness and youth mental health in education. She has 11 years’ experience working with students and staff in settings ranging from kindergarten through high school. The core focus of her career has been using teaching strategies to help dismantle the disruptive forces of inequity and systemic oppression, and Kimberly employs empathy and relationship building as vital tools to support these efforts. She currently works with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District supporting students and their teachers in Career Technical Education.

Kimberly lives in Monterey where she enjoys hiking, dancing, and cooking with her husband, Jeff, and their two wonderful and active young sons.

Linda Prowse Fosler, MS

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Linda built a 45 year career in the computer and related industries. She was a member of the Corporate Engineering Department of Hewlett Packard, Manager of Software Engineering for Tandom Computers, Vice President of Software Quality at Cadence Design Systems, Vice President of Marketing for IKOS Systems and Director of Marketing for the Deep Sub micron Division of Mentor Graphics. During an eight year period of independent consulting Linda worked primarily with high technology startups.

Throughout her career Linda has devoted time to a number of charities and activist causes including Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid and Court Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Children. Upon retirement from high technology in 2014 Linda became Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Monterey County and served in that post until 2016. Today Linda is a member of the Behavioral Health Commission of Monterey County having served as chair of that group for two years, Linda serves as a Mentor to Social Entrepreneurs through Santa Clara University’s GSBI Miller Center. She is a past Board member of Rotary Downtown Salinas, and is a local leader in the community organizing activity COPA.

Linda earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Computer Technology from University of California at Berkeley and Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science Degree in Management and Leadership. Linda is an avid gardener and pilates practitioner. She is married, the mother and step mother of 6 grown children and grandmother of 11. Linda lives in Monterey with her husband, Howard, 2 cats and a few very opinionated chickens.

Jill Suttie, AIM Scientific Journalist

Jill Suttie, PsyD

Science Writer

Jill Suttie is a psychologist and science journalist covering social and psychological research focused on youth mental health. She joined the AIM team to write about cutting-edge research done by AIM-funded researchers whose findings provide evidence-based strategies for preventing and treating mental health disorders in children. Jill’s hope is that by helping uncover the keys to wellness in kids, it will improve their quality of life in school and beyond. In addition to her work at AIM, Jill is a staff writer and contributing editor for Greater Good magazine, a publication of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has written about the science of a meaningful life and a cooperative, compassionate society for over 15 years. Her articles and book reviews have been featured in the Washington Post, Yes! Magazine, Mindful, Shareable, and more. Outside of work, she is an avid hiker and a singer/songwriter/recording artist, with two CD’s of original songs that can be found on her website: jillsuttie.com.