What We Do
Awareness & Education
Speaking at High Schools, Colleges, Youth Organization's and Corporations.
Host Workshops
In collaboration with the Be Remarkable organization to help students find their voice and tell their story.
Partnership
Partner with social influencers and public figures to be guest speakers on behalf of mental wellness.
Recommendations
Provide recommendations to professional Mental Health, Addiction and LGBTQ professionals.
Support
Offer Peer-to-Peer workshops for individuals with mental illness.
Fitness
Provide fitness programs for sober living facilities and promote Fitness programs to aid recovery.
Mental Heath Education
What We Offer

Ending the stigma around mental illness begins with education and awareness. We’re proud to have provided mental health education at conferences, schools, and symposiums worldwide. Our programming is aimed at providing an understanding of how to identify potential signs of mental illness, addiction, suicidal ideation and gender identity issues. We aim to #endthestigma of mental illness so our youth can go on to live full and productive lives.  

Peer-to-Peer Courses

In collaboration with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), our Executive Director leads free, eight-session educational programs for adults with mental health conditions looking to better understand themselves and their recovery.

Ending the Silence Presentations

In collaboration with NAMI’s Ending the Silence program, we offer presentations that help audiences of students or teachers learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and what steps to take when these signs are identified.

NAMI Ending the Silence presentations include a lead presenter who shares an informative presentation and a young adult with a mental health condition who shares their journey of recovery. Audience members can ask questions and gain understanding of an often-misunderstood topic. Through dialogue, we can help grow the movement to end stigma.

Be Remarkable Workshops

In collaboration with the BE REMARKABLE FOUNDATION, we source influencers and celebrities who suffer from mental illness and lead interactive educational workshops centered around a celebrity or influencer sharing their story of mental illness. With the celebrity or influencer’s lead and the assistance of a licensed therapist, we coach students through the writing and story telling process of their own stories of mental illness. #MIstory

Paired with this workshop, we offer an educational forum and benefit concert several months later, allowing students an opportunity to share their stories and interact further with the influencers and/or celebrities involved in their workshops.
Meet The Team
Who We Are
Meet the members that make all of this possible.
Torri Shack
Torri Shack
Executive Director / Founder

Torri is the founder and Executive Director of Tangible Movement which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that aims to bring awareness to the public about mental health conditions, addiction, suicide and sexual/gender identity issues. She is a National Speaker & currently travels all over the United States giving talks / presentations and leading workshops. The topics covered range from mental health awareness, gender and sexual identity issues, suicide and addiction. Torri gives these talks/ presentations to colleges, high schools, middle schools, conferences and corporations from the viewpoint of her own lived experience on behalf of Tangible Movement. Torri is also a certified mental health educator and presenter for NAMI (national alliance on mental Illness). She speaks and leads seminars for their ETS, IOOV, CIT and Peer to Peer programs and workshops. Torri graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara at the top of her class with a major in History and a minor in International Relations, Magna Cum Laude. She then became a successful entrepreneur, first in the Real Estate and Mortgage Industry then in the Wellness Industry traveling the world working with high profile clientele. She is currently the CEO of Twella, a tech start up that serves as a mindful approach to stop compulsive spending. Torri has struggled with depression and addiction since she was 14 years old. She is a two-time attempted suicide survivor, 1st time when she was adolescent and the 2nd as an adult. Since Torri was a teenager, she spent years battling alcoholism, addiction, depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorder and sexual/gender identity issues. At one point she lost everything and was homeless living out of her car as a result of her severe untreated mental health condition and addiction. Her career in the health and wellness field has given her purpose. Her current goal is to expand the scope of Tangible Movement to effectively end the stigma associated with mental health conditions, suicide, gender identity issues and addiction. She’s been sober from drugs and alcohol and abstinent from her eating disorder since 2010. Torri finally found acceptance of her own mental health condition in 2015 after years of misdiagnosis and denial. It is through her personal road to recovery and acceptance that led her to form Tangible Movement.

Chloe Longfellow
Chloe Longfellow
Vice President

Starting in junior high, Chloe began separating family and social life. She was told to keep quiet about her family’s hardships, so she started suppressing a lot of negative emotions. Throughout the following years her immediate family dealt with drug addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, jail time, coming out, and abuse. Unfortunately she turned to partying as her outlet in college and it wasn’t until a couple years after graduating that she sought help through therapy. She was finally able to confront all of her past traumas, but continues to work through the damage today in order to fully enjoy the positivity around her. In her journey of healing, she wants to help spread awareness so that people will stop ignoring whatever dark clouds are following them and end the stigma around mental health for generations to come.

Sonny Patel
Sonny Patel
Chief Development Officer

Sonny Patel is a founding Board Member and Chief Development Officer at Tangible Movement. His focus is in strategic growth, sustainable development and delivering high impact support and programs. He is also U.S. National Institutes of Health Fogarty Global Health Scholar and Fellow at the Harvard University. He has developed research protocols, programs and training to build capacity and knowledge in communities around the world from subject matters in Public Health and Community Mental Health to specialized topics in Disaster Resilience. Sonny is a frequent lecturer to academic courses on global health, community mental health, disaster management and post-disaster research. He has provided lectures and workshops both domestically and internationally, including Harvard University (USA), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and University of Cape Town (South Africa). Having been interviewed by various media outlets, Sonny has presented his work at leading international conferences and associations, including American Public Health Association (USA), Environmental Health International Conference (Russia) and World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom). He received his Bachelors from the University of California, Berkeley and received his Masters in Public Health from University of Southern California.

Raphael McDonnell
Raphael McDonnell
Chair, Advisory Board

Raphael is a leader in creative and technology direction with his experiences in digital product development ranging from large organizations, such as Netflix, Riot Games and SAP, to early-stage startups, such as his current position at REME. He creates bold and disruptive solutions from idea to execution. His understanding of human behavior and expertise in design and development of digital products allows him to solve problems and better user experiences – ultimately helping to shape and innovate the world we live in. He comes from a multicultural background – born in Brazil, descendant of parents from other regions of the world, and now living in the US for the past 16 years. On his off days, he spends his time surfing, building furniture, and exploring the world. His life experiences and the people he surrounds himself with have shaped the person he is today, so on his work days, he makes sure to implement those experiences by pushing creativity to the next level and further developing himself and his team.

Dr. Shahla Modir
Dr. Shahla Modir
Psychiatry Chair, Advisory Board

Shahla Modir, M.D. completed residency in General Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a 2-year fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Modir is double board certified. This is a rare qualification in the treatment of Addiction and Psychiatry. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Psychiatry AND Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Modir is a licensed buprenorphine provider and a dual diagnosis expert. She received an NIH grant to study the effects of acupuncture and motivational interviewing on methamphetamine withdrawal symptoms. She is trained in all of the evidence-based psycho-social therapies to treat addiction such as motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She also has expertise in pharmacogenetic testing and MTHFR mutations. Furthermore, she has worked as a medical director and chief psychiatrist for dual diagnosis residential facilities over the past 10 years. She worked with the leading experts from UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program to develop inpatient evidence-based treatment programs. This blend of experience allows for a well-trusted evaluation and treatment of very complicated patients

Becca Grischow
Becca Grischow
Marketing and Donor Relations Coordinator

Becca Grischow is a Chicago-based digital marketer and storyteller in the nonprofit sector. She is thrilled to be serving Tangible Movement's marketing and donor relations programs for the next six months. Previously, she has worked with non-profits such as Young Chicago Authors, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Emerald City Theatre. She currently works for a fundraising consulting firm in Chicago, where she is often found buried deep under a pile of projects in the Adobe Suite. When not working in the nonprofit field, Becca is a ghostwriter for a number of best selling novelists.

Crystal Anderson
Crystal Anderson
Grant Writer / Development Director

Crystal Anderson is a health disparities researcher with 10 years of clinical trial experiences. After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Public Health in 2011, she has worked at various universities on projects that served disadvantaged minority communities. Her expertise lies in project management and implementation centered on behavioral health interventions. She has extensive experience in grant writing as well as designing and implementing grant-funded research trials.

Jessica Hutt
Jessica Hutt
Editor in Chief

Jessica Hutt is a sixteen-year-old writer and blogger from New Jersey. She is the assistant editor of her school’s current events magazine, and has a personal blog entitled Jess for Success. Jessica also writes for Pressing the Future, an online publication dedicated to sharing the stories of young reporters across the globe, and founded its first local chapter. In addition, Jessica has been trained as a writer by the School of the New York Times and New York University Pre-college. She enjoys writing for online magazines Balter Monthly and Redefy, a for-teens, by-teens nonprofit fighting stereotypes and promoting positive perspectives. Frustrated by the stigma surrounding mental illness and the lack of available resources for struggling youth, Jessica became involved with Tangible Movement. She is the editor in chief of Tangible Movement, and creates content for the blog. With the help of Tangible Movement, Jessica hopes to be the generation to erase the taboo of mental illness, and to provide aid to young adults struggling with substance abuse, depression, identity issues, and more.

Zach Skow
Zach Skow
Outreach Chair,Advisory Board Member

Zach Skow is the founder of Marley's Mutts, a rescue organization that has saved thousands of dogs and focuses on community outreach. He is a survivor of addiction, disease, and mental illness, and now lives in good health with his wife, daughter, and dogs.

Kate Bunina
Kate Bunina
Technology Chair, Advisory Board Member

Currently Managing Director at U+, a global digital product development company launching corporate & startup innovations. U+Ventures invests in early-stage software startups in US and Europe with offices in NYC, SF, Prague and clients all over the world. Kate built products for companies such as Volkswagen, T-Mobile, E.On, Home Credit, AXA and other Fortune 500. With 8+ years of global and diverse work experience she is skilled in business development within different regions and cultures, product management and development, lean startup methodology, UX/UI and managing the projects and teams. She was leading Founder Institute in San Francisco where she is mentor at the present. Frequently invited to advise startups in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles; judge pitch events and to speak at the tech conferences. Studied graphic design and humanitarian studies. Passionate about psychology, art, travel, and empowering and supporting the people around her.

Cyn Gomez
Cyn Gomez
Ambassador / High School Out Reach Chair

Cyn Gomez is a 17-year-old senior attending Sierra Vista High School. Cyn’s pronouns are they/them/theirs and identifies as nonbinary in addition to being bisexual. In Cyn’s free time, they are involved in clubs and sports on campus. Participating in JV and Varsity Lacrosse, as well as, president for their schools’ GSA (Gender and Sexuality Acceptance) Club, vice-president of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Club, treasure of WE Club, secretary of AP Psychology Club, and an avid member of their schools’ Link Crew. Outside of school, Cyn is a student poll worker, food kitchen volunteer, and ambassador for the non-profit organization for the Tangible Movement. Cyn enjoys reading and public speaking, enjoying discussions on the importance of mental health, human rights, and social justice. Cyn is a very social person and enjoys spending time with family, friends, and learning more about others. This summer, Cyn will be attending Stanford for their Intensive Law & Trial Program, and this fall hopes to study law in college and in the future hopes to be a lawyer and Congressional Official. Impacting the lives of through politics and ensuring the rights of others.

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