Lori Butterworth

Chief Executive Officer

AIM’s CEO, Lori Butterworth, is an award-winning nonprofit executive and one of the leading child advocates in the State of California. After 13 years as a bilingual educator in the inner-city, Lori discovered a dearth in emotional and practical support for children with cancer when a teaching colleague’s 5-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. In response, she built Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services from her kitchen table and transformed it into a multi-faceted family center, which has won multiple regional and national awards for its model of compassionate, family-centered care.

A life-long learner, Lori recently earned a Master of Liberal Arts, Psychology from Harvard University, and holds a Master of Education from University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lori lives in Soquel, California with her husband, Joe, and their dog, Theo. Her greatest accomplishment in life is raising two amazing children, Matthew and Johanna, into thriving, compassionate adults and becoming the proud grandmother of William and Michael.

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Breanna Wilson

Breanna Wilson

Director of Organizational Development

Breanna Wilson has been working in the field of philanthropy for several years in both fund development and grant-making. As the Program Associate for the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Breanna worked directly with more than 300 local nonprofit organizations and helped facilitate the distribution of more than $10,000,000 in grants annually. Breanna’s experience in grantmaking provides her with a unique perspective and an ability to connect with funders and community members alike.

A native of Monterey County, Breanna is passionate about supporting the community in which she grew up through volunteerism, philanthropy, and leadership. Breanna currently serves as the President of the Board for the Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) for the United Way of Monterey County and serves on the selection committee for the ELS scholarship fund at the Community Foundation for Monterey County. To build her knowledge and skills, Breanna is studying Collaborative Health & Human Services with a concentration in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management at California State University Monterey Bay.

Breanna is dedicated to empowering community members to take pride in combating social issues and improving the quality of life for children, teens, and young adults. In her spare time, Breanna lives in Pebble Beach with her husband, Devon, and their 88-pound lab, Mac.

Tricia Wilkshire, AIM Ideas Lab Project Director

Tricia Wiltshire

Director of Program Development

Tricia Wiltshire is a project manager with experience in developing programs and initiatives for organizations. She has successfully led public-private initiatives including cross-functional collaboration with top county government officials, community business leaders, local school districts, print and broadcast media, global philanthropic entities, and key volunteer organizations. She specializes in long-range visioning, adaptive problem solving, improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and innovation with application.  When she’s not working you can usually find her with a nose in a book, out tending her pet flock of bantam chickens, or hiking in the redwoods.

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Sydney Stilwell

Co-Founder/ Manager, Marketing & Social Media

While a junior in high school, Sydney co-founded AIM Youth Mental Health. Her first mission—to bring together over 300 supporters for AIM’s inaugural AIM for Awareness Walk & Rally. Sydney graduated from the USC Marshall School of Business with a B.S. with an emphasis in entrepreneurship and lives in Los Angeles. She is passionate about people and friendships, and loves AIM mission and the youth mental health movement. Outside of work, she enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, hiking, photography, and traveling.

Jill Suttie, AIM Scientific Journalist

Jill Suttie

Science Journalist

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.

Kimberly Moir

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.

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Karen Davis

Finance & Accountability

Karen Davis, owner of Quickbooks and Bookkeeping Services on the Monterey Peninsula, joined the AIM team to manage all financial needs and daily bookkeeping. As a mother of two sons, the need to drive forward toward finding youth mental health solutions through research resonates deeply with Karen. While not working, she enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and pets.