Our Team


Kathryn Goetzke, MBA

CEO & Chief Hope Officer, The Shine Hope Company
Creator of Hopeful Minds, Hopeful Cities, and Hopeful Mindsets

Scott Mandell

Scott Mandell, MBA

Advisor, The Shine Hope Company
Former founder and CEO, Enjoy Life Foods

dr. Myron Belfer

Myron Belfer, MD, MPA

Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Psychiatry, Boston Children’s Hospital

Edward M. Barksdale, Jr., MD, FACS, FAAS

Advisor, The Shine Hope Company
Professor and Surgeon-in-Chief at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine

Steve Shell, MBA

Advisor, The Shine Hope Company
Vice President at Renown Health

Kristy L. Stark, MA, EdM, BCBA

Advisor, The Shine Hope Company
A Behavioral Scientist, licensed K-12 Administrator, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Consultant, and Entrepreneur

Dr. Dan Tomasulo

Dan Tomasulo, PhD

Advisor, The Shine Hope Company
Psychologist, Professor, Speaker, Author of NYT Best Seller Learned Hopefulness
Academic Director at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute (SMBI), Teachers College, Columbia University

Crystal Bryce, PhD

Director of Research, The Shine Hope Company
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and associate professor of medical education for the School of Medicine, University of Texas at Tyler - School of Medicine


Veronica O’Brien, MA, MS

Research Analyst, The Shine Hope Company
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, Georgia Southern University


Mic Fariscal

Creative and Production Team Lead, The Shine Hope Company


Shannon Ehmsen

Technology Lead, The Shine Hope Company
User Experience, Harvard Medical School

Anna Montances

Anna Montances

Marketing Assistant, The Shine Hope Company