Norm Gorin - President and Chief Executive Officer 

Mr. Gorin is President and Chief Executive Officer and an accomplished, hands-on executive with more than 30 years of success leading strategic, operational and cultural transformations. Among his notable roles, Mr. Gorin co-founded and served as CEO of Instinct Health Science, Inc., an early-stage company committed to reducing workplace health costs through an effective science-based weight loss intervention. He has been actively engaged in community service through his roles as Chair of the North-South Rail Link Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Deval Patrick committee, supporting the Governor’s successful election campaigns.

Previously, Mr. Gorin held several executive and senior-level positions with Analysis Group, Inc., Avant Immunotherapeutics, Inc., Sotheby’s, Inc., and Citicorp’s FISG and Merchant Banking Groups.

He is an advisory board member of MedScience, a board member of SpiritSeries and a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Science. Prior board appointments include membership on the Board of Directors of Analysis Group, Inc., The Alliance for Business Leaders, Fire Control Instruments, Inc., Becket-Chimney Corners Y, the Board of Advisors of Jewish Family and Children Services, and the New England Committee NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund.

Mr. Gorin holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.


Norm Gorin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Screening for Mental Health

Douglas Jacobs, M.D.
Board Chair, Founder and Medical Director
Screening for Mental Health 

Leonard Freedberg, M.D.
Private Practioner
Newton-Wellesley Psychiatry

Jefferson Bruce Prince, M.D.
Child Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
North Shore Children’s Hospital

Saul Levin, MD, MPA
CEO and Medical Director
American Psychiatric Association

Shari I. Lusskin, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science
Attending in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Daryl DeKarske, MPH
Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs
Shire Pharmaceuticals

Matthew D. Anthes
Founder and Managing Partner
Union Square Strategic

George Kimball
President & Chief Investment Officer
Kimball Capital Management, LLC.


Candice Porter, LICSW – Vice President for Outreach and Partnerships

Candice Porter is Vice President for Outreach & Partnerships, responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships and guiding new program development and innovation. She began her tenure at Screening for Mental Health as Youth Programs Manager. Her expertise in developing strategic relationships led to her promotion to Director of External Relations. In this new role, she worked to expand the organization’s national presence. In 2013, after a transition in leadership, she stepped in to the role of Interim Executive Director and then moved into the position permanently. In 2016, she transitioned to Vice President of Outreach and Partnerships. 

Prior to joining Screening for Mental Health, Candice worked for the Devereux Foundation in both Philadelphia, PA and Rutland, MA as a therapist. She is a licensed independent clinical social worker and has over a decade of experience working in public and private settings.

Yvonne Bayliss – Director of Operations

Yvonne Bayliss is Director of Operations and provides oversight of human resources, finance, and staff development. She has broad expertise in business administration, management, and employee relations. Prior to joining Screening for Mental Health, Yvonne had a successful career as Manager and General Manager at Back Bay Restaurant Group. She is originally from Ireland and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National College of Ireland.

Sue Thorn – Director of Marketing and Communications

Sue Thorn is the Director of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for developing marketing, branding, and communications strategies that generate greater awareness and advance the mission of the organization. She brings twenty years of experience leading marketing communications and public relations programs for the higher education and technology sectors to her role. Sue holds a Master of Science in Organization Communication from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from New England College.

Lakhana Peou - Director of Programs

Lakhana Peou is the Director of Programs and is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of SMH programming. She brings twenty years of experience in program administration, community engagement, staff and organizational development. Prior to joining Screening for Mental Health, Lakhana served as the Director of Health and Wellness at The Notah Begay III Foundation and Senior Program Manager at the Acoma, Canoncito, Laguna Teen Centers/ Division of Prevention and Population Sciences/ Department of Pediatrics/ University of New Mexico.  She is a refugee from Cambodia and holds a Master of Social Work in Social Development from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Mount Holyoke College.