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Allie Tillinghast

Alexandra "Allie" Tillinghast is an Analyst at The Bank of New York Mellon in New York City, and a graduate of Connecticut College. Allie is the founder and current president of Thriving Not Surviving. She is a lifelong athlete, an avid sailor, and she competed at the collegiate level.

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Allie is the founder and president of Thriving Not Surviving, Inc. She is a graduate of Connecticut College where her academic focuses were Behavioral Economics, U.S. Foreign Affairs and Forensic Psychology. She was also on the Varsity Sailing team. Allie has been a speaker at Turn 2 Foundation’s Annual Leadership Conference and at a Sports Symposium at Princeton University, as well as a moderator for a panel discussion at the New York City Bar Association. Allie brings her combined passion for helping the survivor and athletic community in her efforts with Thriving Not Surviving.


Kathleen Kirchgassner

Kathleen Kirchgaessner is an Emmy Award winning writer, producer, and director. She graduated from Barnard College with a BA in American History.

Charmaine Carnes

Charmaine Carnes has worked with California and Federal Legislators in multiple arenas to bring justice to victims of violence. She is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from Global Sports Development. Charmaine has also served on the board of the Childhood Development Coalition for the State of Oregon. She is a proud mother of two teenagers Aidan and Ava.

Ed Stier

For 17 years Ed Stier was a Federal and NJ State Prosecutor specializing in complex organized crime and corruption prosecutions. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division of the NJ US Attorney’s office and Director of the NJ Division of Criminal Justice. After leaving public service, Mr. Stier founded a law firm specializing in conducting objective, carefully documented investigations. In addition to his law practice Mr. Stier has spearheaded numerous philanthropic activities aimed primarily at improving the lives of inner city youth.
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Dr. Danielle Moore

Dr. Moore is an Adjunct Professor at The Chicago School. She teaches in the Criminology, Clinical Psychology and Forensic Psychology departments. Professionally and as a survivor of Larry Nassar she knows the importance of mental health, the mental and physical implications of trauma, and going through the judicial process is traumatic. One of her career goals is to train others to become strong advocates for survivors, thus making the judicial process more seamless for victims and their families. Dr. Moore has previous experience working as a Victim and Witness Crisis Counselor with the Department of Prosecuting Attorneys for the city and county of Honolulu. She also has experience working with offenders in various correctional settings, providing individual and group psychotherapy on an inpatient and outpatient bases, trauma therapy, and conducting forensic and psychological assessments. Dr. Moore also has specific training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a specific form of therapy to help alleviate the symptoms that are associated with traumatic memories. Dr. Moore completed her Doctorate in Clinical and Forensic Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology (ISPP), Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at ISPP, Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology at the University of North Dakota, and her undergraduate degree in psychology at Central Michigan University. Dr. Moore has received the 2023 Entreprenista award, The Foundation for Global Sports Development’s 2018 Humanitarian Award, the 2018 Arthur Ashe Award for Courage ESPY, from ESPN, and the 2018 Glamour Women of the Year award. More recently Dr. Moore has been featured on various podcasts and media platforms, including the online magazine ”The Cut,” “Survivor Space,” which is a program funded through the Department of Justice, and the podcast “What Came Next,” which is in the top 100 true crime podcasts and in the top 200 of all downloaded podcasts on Apple. Other philanthropic work includes serving on the board of The Army of Survivors.

Alice Kearney Alwin MDiv

Alice Kearney Alwin MDiv Alice Kearney Alwin, MDiv, serves as Director of Ministry and Mission at the Marymount School of New York. She was a collegiate athlete on the Women’s Varsity Rowing team at the University of Wisconsin. She is doctoral student at Fordham University.
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Ed Tillinghast

Ed Tillinghast is an Army Special Operations Veteran and MBA student at Columbia University. He was an original board member for Thriving Not Surviving as well as a passionate athlete who has completed several ultramarathons in addition to the Boston Marathon.

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Dr. Steven Ungerleider

Dr. Steve Ungerleider is an award winning author of six books. He completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at University of Texas, Austin, where he also competed as a collegiate gymnast under champion coach, Jamile Ashmore.
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