John brings 25 years of leadership experience to his role as CEO of The Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs and systems, and equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other.
Passionate about supporting young adults, John also advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero.
Earlier in his career, he served in executive positions for Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, where he oversaw functions such as business development, alliance management, clinical development, regulatory affairs, and commercial operations. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics.
John is a recipient of The Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence in the field of public health from Columbia University. He earned a BA and MPH from Columbia University, and an MBA from New York University.