The LifeAid initiative 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 therapies to heal the brain, reduce pain, and restore purpose.
1) Drive awareness about the need to reduce suicide in the Veteran and first responder communities by focusing more resources, technologies and research to treat the physical and mental health of the brain.
2) Raise funds to help Veterans and first responders pay for brain and mental health treatments.
3) Connect at-risk Veterans and first responders with Life Aid’s network of resources
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 – 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: Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Planning
Erica Rubach: Marketing, Communications, and Strategic Planning
Krissy McNeil: Communications, PR, Media
Colleen Seiberlich: Marketing and Partnerships
Robert Keating: Equipment and Cycling Industry Relations
Dr. Marty Kohn former IBM Watson and current AI international consultant. Data Analytics
Dr. Metin Nafi Gurcan - Wake Forest - Director for Informatics, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence
Jim Hart: CEO Myneurvar. Umit Topaloglu –Wake Forest - Associate Director for Informatics
Dr. Fred Starr – Founder MyNuerva
Dr. Bear Walker - Founder Earth Medicine Institute
Dave Edwards: President Founder Primal Wear
Chuck Steedman: Chief Operating and Development Officer, AEG Facilities
Life Aid is about suicide prevention by improving whole health and empowering resilience. It is an integrative therapy approach 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 Research Insititute 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 Life Aid?