About Us


NoVetAlone’s LifeAid program, seeks to reduce suicides with a new and different approach.


By creating a bridge between technology and mental healthcare to treat brain injuries vs. mental health symptoms, LifeAid offers veterans, first responders and their families new opportunities for peer support, access to new healthcare technology, and individualized therapy programs to heal the brain, reduce pain, and restore purpose.

Our Team

John Wordin - Founder and Chairman

1981 -1985       College Football Player - CSUN

1986 – 2004     Professional Cyclist

1992 - 2002      Creator Mercury Cycling Professional Team

                           7 straight years VeloNews North American Team of the Year

2005-2007        Creator - Kids Fitness Challenge

                           10,000 participants at the annual Rose Bowl Event

                            California Governor Fitness Council Program of the Year

2008 – Present  Creator Mental and Physical Rehab Program for Military and First Responders                               

                         Design and build custom adapted bicycles for severely injured

                         Creator DoD Warrior Games

                         Creator of No Vet Alone Suicide Prevention Program



Renata Sahagian - Chief Experience Officer

Maria Paone -Emme Solutions/Al Roker Entertainment/ LARRI Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Planning

Erica Rubach - Emme Solutions/Al Roker Entertainment/ LARRI Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Planning

Anne-Marie Principe - 9/11 Survivor and Gov't Relations for Victim Compensation Fund

Sebby Respanti - 9/11 FDNY

Mike Luba – CEO, Madison House Presents – Production, Artist Relations, Venue

Mathew Thomas – CEO,  Concertpass  – Production, Artist Relations, Sponsorship

Robert Keating - Equipment and Cycling Industry Relations


Advisory Board

Al Roker - President of Al Roker Entertainment

Dr. Chris Whitlow - Director, Radiology Informatics and Image Processing Laboratory – Wake Forest University  

Dr. Daniel Amen – CEO Founder – Amen Clinics  - Board-Certified Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist.  

Dr. David Root - Leading expert in infra-red sauna-based human detoxification.  Retired American USAF Pilot

Jim Hart – CEO  Myneurva

Adm. Margaret Kibben (ret) – Chief of Chaplains – Dept. of Navy

Dr. Melissa Quinn - Board Certified Psychiatrist,  Psychopharmacology, Integrative Psychiatry

John Kelly - CEO - CereScan – Data Analytics and A.I. Predictive Modeling

Honorable Patrick J. Murphy -  32nd Undersecretary of the Army, First Iraq War Veteran elected to Congress

Dr. Mark Filidei - Director of Integrative/Functional Medicine

Jurgen Heitmann - Director of Performance - Arena Labs – Over three decades in Special Operations as a Navy SEAL

Dave Edwards – President Founder – Primal Wear

Chuck Steedman – Chief Operating and Development Officer, AEG Facilities  

Travis Dalton – President , Cerner Gov’t Services

Dr. Michael Harrington – Migraine Specialist

Dr. Skip Rizzo – Director, Medical Virtual Reality – USC Institute for Creative Technologies 




    What is Life Aid?

Life Aid is a national awareness campaign to start a much-needed conversation about what we should be doing differently to reduce military, veteran, and first responder suicide and why we need to focus more resources, research and attention on brain health.  The idea for starting the Life Aid campaign came from John Wordin, Founder of No Vet Alone, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing suicide for military, veteran, first responder and their families by improving health and resilience. 


What are the goals of the Life Aid campaign?

  1. Creating a bridge between technology and brain health to treat injuries vs. symptoms
  2. Establish a new platform and protocol of care that will significantly reduce suicides
  3. Restructuring the way that we intervene for mental health by implementation of innovative solutions


What is the care process/guideline you follow? 

Thorough history is first collected, patient and loved ones complete several questionnaires, testing, and imaging is done. A physician then reviews all of this data and puts together a comprehensive treatment plan that takes into account the biological predispositions and psychosocial factors of the patient. This will include dietary, nutrition, peer support, group social fitness, lifestyle interventions, and other functional and technology therapies as indicated.

How do you monitor and understand the impact of that care process on the veteran?

Feedback from the patient, testimonials, surveys (PCL, PHQ, Etc.), and technological evaluations. Each participant will be closely monitored with periodic check ins including a follow up scan at 6-9 months to be sure progress is updated.  


What do you do if the veteran is not doing better?

 Any treatment plan will evolve based upon what is learned in any follow up scan, qEEG, and feedback from the clinicians and participant. The treatment plan will continue to evolve to meet the patient’s needs. If needed, the patient will be guided to seek local psychiatric or emergent care.