Founder and CEO
As CEO of DoSomething.org, the largest organization for teens and social change in the world, Nancy Lublin is able to name all 5 members of One Direction without a smidge of sarcasm. An expert on youth, social media, and pop culture, brands like Pepsi and Chase and several tech start-ups have sought her advice and Fast Company has named her to their Most Creative People list. In 2013, while still CEO of DoSomething.org, Lublin turned her popular TED talk (http://bit.ly/1elbveM) into her third company, Crisis Text Line (CTL). CTL is the first 24/7, free, nationwide text line for teens. Prior to leading DoSomething.org and CTL, Nancy turned a $5,000 inheritance into Dress for Success, which helps women transition from welfare to work in more than 125 cities in 15 countries. Before leading two of the most popular charity brands in America, she was a bookworm. She studied politics at Brown University, political theory at Oxford University (as a Marshall Scholar), and has a law degree from New York University. She is the author of the best-selling business book Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business and is one of the top 50 Influencers on LinkedIN. Nancy was recently named Fortune’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” alongside the Pope and Dalai Lama (We know, she thinks it’s funny too!). Nancy is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum (attending Davos multiple times), a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. She is married to Jason Diaz and has two children who have never tasted Chicken McNuggets.
Director of Operations
Baylee Greenberg oversees growth strategy, programs, partnership, culture and finance at CTL with the goal of supporting youth in need, 24/7, via text message. She hails from DoSomething.org where she was most recently a Business Development Manager creating national impact-making cause marketing partnerships with companies such as H&M, 3M, American Express, and Johnson and Johnson. Prior to that, she oversaw DoSomething.org grant programs, member experience, and office operations. Baylee graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Linguistics and a BA in Psychology. When she’s not doodling syntax trees, she can be found visiting her hometown of Boston, MA.
Patty Morrissey, MSW
Director of Community
Patty Morrissey oversees crisis counselor recruitment, selection, and training at Crisis Text Line. She has an eclectic background in social work, student affairs, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining Crisis Text Line, Patty served as the founding Head of Social Innovation at Groupon during a period of unprecedented growth establishing award-winning programs including Groupon Grassroots and the Employee Volunteer Program. Patty has a BS in psychology from James Madison University and an MSW from Loyola University Chicago. Patty met her husband, Brian, while volunteering for a biking-advocacy organization in Chicago and together they joyfully co-parent their three-year-old daughter, Vivian.
Chief Data Scientist
Bob Filbin is a data scientist with a keen interest in developing pro-social applications of data. At Crisis Text Line, his goal is to use data science to maximize both the number of teens using the service and the quality of care they receive. Bob has spoken about data science for social change at SXSW Interactive, Strata Conference, and MIT, and has been published in the Harvard Business Review. Bob has his M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University and his B.A. from Colgate University. He enjoys playing Quidditch and will always root for the Chudley Cannons, no matter their record.
Chris Johnson graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Information Assurance. His main focus is on keeping enterprise web infrastructure running at top performance and building products for scale and reuse. Under his project guidance at Do Something, the organization migrated to the cloud and scaled its web presence to support millions of hits per month. His goals for building the Crisis Text Line platform are security, reliability, and availability–industry standard requirements with proven roadmaps to success.
Austin has an academic background in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning. His previous industry experience dealt with data warehousing, helping to support and business and organization leaders across all sectors. He hopes to use his experience in data-driven software development, along with feedback from our awesome specialists and volunteers to help improve the platform and the community around it.
Toshiro “TC” Kida
Junior Software Engineer
Coming from a multi-faceted background in graphic design, web development, and grassroots social change, both domestic and abroad, Toshiro Kida finds it highly amusing that he has worked in “development” across the socio-economic, organizational, and software domains. He is proud to be applying this varied experience to the technical engineering and user experience needs of Crisis Text Line. Toshiro has a BA in Art from Yale University and an MA in Poverty and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, UK.