The Team

Jacob Moore, Co-Director

Jacob Moore is a filmmaker and the founder of NoStigmas.org, a social movement for mental health awareness and peer support. Having lived his whole life with a mental illness, Jacob found peer support and adopted an integrative approach to mental health.  Because he experienced the positive impact of sharing lived experiences, Jacob created NoStigmas as a place for people to connect, share their story and learn about mental health without feeling alone or ashamed.  The community grew and in 2011, NoStigmas became recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and pet therapy, Jacob performs stunts, martial arts and acrobatics to support his mental wellness.  He splits his time between Los Angeles and the open road.  

Pooja Mehta, Co-Director

Pooja is a graduate from Duke University, with a B.S. in Global Health and Biology. She was diagnosed with anxiety at age 15 and depression at age 19. Since coming to college, she has been an advocate for changing attitudes towards mental illness since entering college, and has since initiated and sustained programming relate to mental health advocacy at Duke and in the Raleigh area. Additionally, she facilitates change by sharing her story, through webinars, conference presentations and even a TED Talk. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, baking, and playing with her therapy cat, Pepper.

 

Molly White, Operations Director

Molly is a Program Analyst for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security at the U.S. Department of State.  She is a licensed attorney with a history of working in international affairs, a legal background focused on national security and international humanitarian law, and additional skills sets including classical ballet, customer service, and event organization. Molly is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law.  She resides in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.